Lieutenant Charles Wray
Back To . . . 17th
Foot Leicestershire Regiment
Where Born : Great HennyEssex
Occupation : Soldier
Date Arrived : 1st
Ship Arrived on : "
Hercules II "
Rank on Discharge :
Regimental # :L.18
Date of Enlistment : Commissioned
into the 17th Regiment c1830
Where Enlisted :
Date of Discharge :
31st May 1836
Where Discharged : Sydney
Died : 1873
Where Died /
Buried : Sydney
Parents Names : Henry
Spouse's Name :Elizabeth Wilson
Date Married : 04 June 1837
Where Married :
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Where Born :
Date Arrived :
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- Area Settled
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Member of Parliament of New South Wales (Formerly the New
South Wales Legislative Council) 01/04/1853 to 29/02/1856.
An Elective Member of the first Legislative Council 1843-1856 for the
Pastoral Districts of Wellington and Bligh.
Founding member of the Australian Club
Police Magistrate at Patrick's Plains 22/05/1831 to 08/08/1838
Held a pastoral property near Wellington NSW.
Settled in Parramatta in 1852
Sergeant-at-Arms of the Legislative Assembly 28/06/1860 to 06/05/1873
Commissioned into HM 17th Regiment of Foot (1830).
The declaration of qualifications attached to his Oath of Allegiance
(tabled in the Legislative Council on 10/05/1853) stated that "he owned
estates of several thousand acres in extent in the County of Wellington
and houses cottages and town allotments in Parramatta."
Of additional interest is that his Grandson Professor George Ingle Finch
reached 27300 feet on Everest in 1922 (accompanied by Geoffrey Bruce) and
was instrumental in the development of the use of oxygen at altitude
The information is intended for
short Historical value only,
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Last revised: Friday, 01 May 2009 03:38:49
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