William Channing a’Beckett

 BORN 16 March 1846 in Sydney, NSW.
 DIED 16 June 1929 in Wellington, NSW.
 BURIED in Wellington General Cemetery, NSW.
 FATHER Dr Arthur Martin a’Beckett (1812-1871)
 MOTHER Emma Louise Elwin
 MARRIED Jessie Gertrude Smith (1862-1945) in 1884
 CHILDREN   Arthur Martin a’Beckett (1885-1977)
 Emma Mary a’Beckett (1886-1973)
 Hastings Elwin a’Beckett (1890-1969)
 John Gilbert a’Beckett (1893-1980) (served AIF)
 Marsham Whitwell a’Beckett (1895-1896)

Pastoralist. Educated in England and returned to New South Wales in 1865. In 1884 he described himself as a squatter of Coonamble. Owner of Maryvale and Sarsfield Pass, stations in the Wellington district.

He was a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly in the seat of The Bogan from February 1889 to June 1891 and from May 1892 to June 1894.

Had 1 daughter and 4 sons. Church of England.

Probable offspring: Robert Marsham A'Beckett (11 Feb 1930-19 April 2018)

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