James Henderson

Merchant And Commission Agent

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1870 1873
Mayor Waterloo 1872 1872
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

James Henderson was born c1815 and he married Jemima Stewart at St Andrew’s Manse, Sydney, on 17 June 1857 and they had a son. He died in Hampstead, London on 7 August 1875, aged 60 years. James Henderson left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £45,000 in England and £110,000 in Australia. He lived in George Street, Waterloo (1870).

Occupation & interests

James Henderson was a [artner in the firm of Scott, Henderson & Co, Merchants and Commission Agents of 322 George Street, Sydney.

Community activity

Henderson was Chairman of the Waterloo Council Finance Committee in 1871-72.

Local government service

James Henderson was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1870-73. He was mayor from October 1872 due to Faulkes’ resignation.


‘Borough Council’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 August 1870 p. 5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13212685


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