Frederick Molyneux


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1887 1895
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

Frederick William Molyneux was born on 18 October 1857 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England, the son of William George Molyneux and Margaret Jones. He immigrated to Australia on the ship ‘Caroline’ which arrived at Brisbane on 1 May 1882. He married (1) Sarah Palmer (1855-1912) on 18 July 1882 at Brisbane, and they had four sons and one daughter. He married (2) Annie McCabe (1873-1939) on 16 February 1915 at Redfern, NSW. Molyneux died at Waterloo, NSW, on 11 February 1938, aged 80 years, he was buried Rookwood Cemetery in the Church of England section. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £4,032. Frederick Molyneux lived in Victoria Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

After eight years on Alexandria Council, bricklayer Frederick Molyneux received a good measure of social recognition and remained an influential local figure.

Local government service

Frederick Molyneux was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1887-95 representing Beaconsfield Ward.


‘Municipal Elections’, The Daily Telegraph, 2 February 1887, p. 7,


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