Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Charles Henry Layman
Birth
Date 4 June 1865 Place Wonnerup, Vasse, Western Australia
Parents
Son of George, grazier, and Amelia Harriet Curtis and cousin of Ernest Charles Bavage Locke
Marriage and Family
Married 2 April 1893, St Mary’s Church, Busselton, Florence Edith Reynolds (born circa 1868 and died circa September 1956), daughter of Joseph Gardiner and Mary Ellen Morgan
Children: five sons and three daughters
Death
Date 23 March 1926Place Bridgetown, Western Australia
Cemetery Bridgetown Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated Wonnerup and High School, Perth
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
At age 17 years worked for WA Timber Company for two years and then went farming
Had store on Greenbushes tin fields 1888–1900
Then grazier and pastoralist at Wonnerup
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Greenbushes Road Board 1898–1904, sometime chairman
Party
Liberal
Independent 1904–1905
Date Elected
28 June 1904
Inaugural Speech
-Layman, Charles Henry, Address-in-Reply, 1906.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1914
Electorate
Nelson
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Nelson 28 June 1904–21 October 1914

Office
  • Opposition Whip 1911–1914
Background/Membership
Member Nelson, Balingup and Southern Districts Agricultural Society
Keen horseman and judge of stock
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2001, p. 120.
Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia : an historical and commercial review, vol 1, p. 346.
Blackwood Times, 26 March 1926.
R Erickson, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III
Henn PU. Genealogical Notes, MSS in Battye Library, Perth.
West Australian, 24 March 1926.
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