Samuel Sparks was born c1800 in Norfolk, England. He married Ann Porter (1817-94) in c1840 in Nottingham, England. They had five daughters and two sons all born in Sydney (1841-58). Samuel Sparks lived on the Waterloo Estate at the time of his death on 5 June 1873, aged 73 years, and he was buried in the Wesleyan Section of Rookwood Cemetery.
Occupation & interests
In December 1849 Samuel Sparks leased a considerable portion of the waste land belonging to the Waterloo Estate for the purpose of grazing cattle.
Spark’s participated in Waterloo Council’s negotiations to establish a public pound in 1862, and to obtain a lease from the trustees of the Waterloo Estate.
Local government service
Samuel Sparks was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1862-64.
‘Municipal and shire nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 1862, p. 5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13224205
‘Municipality of Waterloo’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 November 1862, p. 8, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13070104