James Heighington was born in 1843 or possibly 1845 based on different information given at his death. He married Mary Sheehan in 1868 and they had two children. In 1872, he lived in Macdonald Street. He was a cousin of James Bryan, also an alderman on Erskineville Council. Heighington died in May 1880 and was buried at Rookwood on 19 May 1880.
Occupation & interests
James Heighington’s dairy was in Macdonald Street, Macdonaldtown.
Local government service
James Heighington was a member of first council elected for Macdonaldtown in July 1872. He was alderman on Macdonaldtown (Erskineville) Council in 1872-73.
‘Mrs. Mary Heighington’, The Catholic Press, 7 January 1932, p. 13 http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/106383773