Williams, Henry Roberts

Born 1848 (Cornwall)
Died 12 November 1935. (Murrumbeena)
Parents: William James Lanyon
Marriage: (1) 1878 Eaglehawk, Kate Gruby; 1s. 4d.; (2) Louisa Cyrena Davidson
Occupation: Mining director
Religion: Methodist
Education: At Bendigo high school and privately

Career: Arrived Melbourne with mother 1860; to Bendigo where his father had opened up the Williams' United Mine; mine manager 1874 and became director of many mining companies. Active temperance worker. Eaglehawk borough councillor 18741877

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAMandurangMay 1877 February 1883 
MLAEaglehawkApril 1889 September 1902 

Other seats contested: Mandurang 1883, Sandhurst May 1883, Mandurang Apr 1885, Eaglehawk 1902, 1908
Appointments: Minister Mines 3 Aug 18809 July 1881; minister Railways and vice-president Board Land & Works 27 Sept 18945 Dec 1899; minister Health 16 Sept 18955 Dec 1899; crown lands commission enquiry 1878; royal commission water supply works 1894
References: Smith, J. (ed.), 'Cyclopedia of Victoria', 3 vols, Melbourne, 1903-05, 1; Kimberley, Bendigo; Mackay, G., 'The History of Bendigo', Melbourne, 1891; Argus, Bendigo Advertiser, 14 Nov 1935
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: 1972 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.