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  • Title
    Heydon family - papers, 1848-1851, together with certificates of appointment of Louis Francis Heydon, 1885
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLDOC 1402
  • Level of description
  • Date

    1848-1851, 1885
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    1 folder - 0.01 Meters
    Textual Records - (manuscript)

    Jabez King Heydon (1815-1855), printer and publisher, was born at Plymouth, England. Heydon married Sophia Hayes in 1834 and in 1838 he migrated to Sydney with his wife and two children. A futher eight children were born in Sydney. By 1843 Heydon was established as an auctioneer and agent at 78 King Street, Sydney. Two daughters and three sons of Jabez and Sophia Heydon survived infancy. Emily Eliza Heydon joined the Sisters of Charity; Catherine Heydon married Nathaniel Connolly; George R. Heydon (1845-1866) was the first Australian to enter the Marist Order; Charles Gilbert Heydon (1845-1932) was a barrister, judge, parliamentarian and attorney general; Louis Francis Heydon (1848-1918) was a solicitor and parliamentarian. Louis Francis Heydon was elected a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly for the seat of Yass Plains (1882-1886) and appointed to the NSW Legislative Council (1889-1918). He was Minister for Justice from December 1885 to February 1886.[ref:ADB 1]
  • Scope and Content
    10 Apr. 1848; Letter sent by Emily Eliza Heydon from Madame Dudemaine's school to her parents, Jabez and Sophia Heydon, at King St. Sydney (Call No.: MLDOC 1402)
    25 Sept. 1851; Letter sent by George R. Heydon to his parents, Jabez and Sophia Heydon, at King St. Sydney (Call No.: MLDOC 1402)
    1885; Certificates, being letters patent appointing Louis Francis Heydon to the Executive Council of NSW, signed by Lord Carrington with seal affixed; letters patent appointing Louis Francis Heydon as Minister of Justice for NSW, signed by Lord Carrington with seal affixed (Call No.: MLDOC 1402)
  • Description source

    Information upgraded from Manuscripts MLDOCs (6-450C) as part of the eRecords Project, 2010-2011
  • General note

    This collection was listed in 2004 as part of the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW 1856-2006 Project.
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