Frederick Williams


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Darlington 1864 1867
  • Darlington Council seal (Civic Collection 2006.032.2)

Family background

Frederick Williams was born 15 November 1813 at Reading, Berkshire, England, the son of Benjamin Williams and Sarah Edgington. On 7 March 1835 Frederick Williams was convicted of burglary at the Wiltshire County Court, and he was sentenced to transportation for life to Sydney, NSW. He arrived at Sydney on board the convict ship ‘Royal Sovereign’ in December 1835. After receiving his Ticket of Leave, Williams was granted permission to marry Margaret Connors 18 December 1844 at Sydney, NSW, and they had four sons. Frederick Williams died suddenly 28 March 1882 at Sydney, and he was interred at Rookwood Cemetery. He left no Will. Williams lived at 31 Rose Street, Darlington.

Occupation & interests

Frederick Williams was a counter clerk at The Sydney Morning Herald office for 30 years.

Local government service

In 1864 Frederick Williams with others, headed a petition for the incorporation of Darlington as a municipality. The petition was granted and he was elected one of the alderman. Frederick Williams was an alderman on Darlington Council in 1864-67.


‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September 1864, p. 4,


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