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Edward David Williams

Born
24 September 1842 (Montgomeryshire)
Died
17 October 1909
Parents
A flour miller
Marriage
Jane Jones 1872 ; 2s. 4d.
Occupation
Businessman
Religion
Congregationalist
Education
Private school Wales
Career
Worked in local woollen mills, aged 10, and later in grocery store London; arrived Melbourne 1864; variously employed Melbourne and elsewhere; to Castlemaine 1871 where he opened a grocery store and eventually owned a block of shops. Chairman Castlemaine mining board. and of Ajax and other gold-mining companies; chairman Castlemaine Woollen Mills. Mayor of Castlemaine borough three times
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative AssemblyCastlemaineOctober 1894 May 1904 

*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.
Inaugural Speech
References
Table Talk, 21 Dec 1894; Mt Alexander Mail, 18 Oct 1909; Argus, 19 Oct 1909
Initial Data Source
Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972

Last updated: 16th March 2016