| || Date: circa 1824|
Place: Bath, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
|Son of Thomas Henry, tradesman, and Margaret Robinson and father-in-law of Sir James Mitchell |
Marriage and Family
|Married (1) 22 March 1855, Registry Office, Bunbury to Hannah Properjohn (born circa December 1838), daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Stennet (Stend?)|
Children: five sons and five daughters
Widow 9 December 1898
Married (2) 30 March 1901, St Mary’s Church of England Church, North Fremantle to Mary Ann Oakley (nee Cornish), (born circa 1846), widow of Tom Oakley (who died 1883 and whom she married in 1867), daughter of Anthony and Rebecca Cooper
|Date: 23 July 1901|
Place: Bunbury, Western Australia
Cemetery: Bunbury Cemetery, WA
|Church of England|
|Police officer, builder, farmer, businessperson and auctioneer|
|Arrived Bunbury December 1842 on Trusty, employed by John Scott at Eelup as a shepherd|
Joined police force as mounted constable, clerk of courts and tidewaiter at Bunbury for three years
Became involved in building and timber trades, erected Bunbury jetty, St Paul’s Church
Farmer and grazier Brooklands, Balingup 1876–1882
Returned to Bunbury and established firm of general merchants, also auctioneer
Owned Wellington Hotel until 1892
Local Government Service
|Bunbury Town Trust and Municipal Council for 15 years, retired 1897, Mayor 1872–1875, 1877–1879, 1881, 1891-1893|
Also chairman Wellington Road Board
|27 July 1896|
|No inaugural speech given|
|Search for speeches by William Spencer|
- MLC South West Province 27 July 1896–23 July 1901
|1883 bought Bury Hill|
Member of the Board of Education
|The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians pre 1829-1888, 4 vols, compiled by Rica Erickson, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press, 1987.|
Black, David Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Volume One. 1890 -1930 revised edition, p. 186.
A.C. Frost, Green Gold.
A History of Donnybrook 1842–1974 (Donnybrook Balingup Shire Council: East Fremantle, 1976), p. 27–28.
Morning Herald, 23 July 1901.
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia. Anon. P.H.W. Thiel: Perth, 1901 29.