Enoch Hooworth

Timber Merchant

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1876 1878
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

Enoch Hooworth was born in 1840 at Newcastle under Lyne, Staffordshire, England, the son of James Howath and Jane Walton. He immigrated to Australia with his parents and siblings on the ship “Beejapore” which arrived at Sydney 11 February 1853. Enoch Hooworth married Caroline Thompson on 2 March 1864 at Sydney, NSW, and they had seven sons and four daughters. Enoch Hooworth died at Bendigo, Victoria, 12 May 1904, aged 64 years. He left no Will. Enoch Hooworth lived at Wyndham Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Enoch Hooworth owned a timber yard in Reynolds Street, Balmain. In August 1887 Enoch Hooworth was declared bankrupt and In September 1887, he was summoned in the Balmain Police Court for having neglected to comply with orders of the court for the support of his wife and family and was ordered to be imprisoned till he did so.

Local government service

Enoch Hooworth was an alderman on the Alexandria Council 1876-1878.


‘Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 February 1876, p. 4, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13363948


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