James Frederick William Hatfield


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Darlington 1883 1886
  • Darlington Council seal (Civic Collection 2006.032.2)

Family background

James Frederick William Hatfield was born 1853 at Sydney, NSW, the son of William Longden Hatfield and Sarah Ann Bloice. He married Alice Maud Mary Bates (1862-1928) 26 October 1881 at Parramatta, NSW, and they had three sons and two daughters. Hatfield died 19 February 1916, at his residence ‘Salisbury’, Brown’s Road, Kogarah and he was interred in the Anglican Section of Woronora Cemetery. He did not leave a Will. James Hatfield lived at 18 Alma Street, Darlington.

Occupation & interests

James Hatfield was a tailor. In 1891 he successfully tendered to the NSW Government for the manufacture of uniform clothing for general services and a year later he won a tender to supply uniform clothing for officers of NSS ‘Vernon’ and in 1896 he supplied clothing for Sheriff’s Officers and Officers of NSS ‘Sobraon’. Hatfield was a Freemason and was the Honorary Secretary of the Loyal United Brothers Lodge.

Local government service

James Frederick William Hatfield was an alderman on Darlington Council in 1883-1886. He was also elected as an alderman on Kogarah Council in 1888.


‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 August 1883, p. 3, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/111027760


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