James Henderson

Merchant And Commission Agent

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1870 1873
Mayor Waterloo 1872 1872

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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