James Christie Horne was born c1854 at Lancashire, Scotland. He immigrated to Australia on the ship ‘Samuel Plimsoll’ which arrived at Sydney on 21 October 1875. His occupation was listed as joiner. Horne married Mary Ann Marshall (1861-1935) at Sydney, NSW, on 1 January 1880, and they had six sons and a daughter. Horne died at Erskineville, NSW, aged 86 years; he was buried at Rookwood Cemetery in the Independent section. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £301. James Horne lived at 210 Henderson Road, Alexandria.
Occupation & interests
Horne was declared bankrupt in 1898, however, he was granted a certificate of discharge the following year.
James Horne was commissioned as a Justice of the Peace (JP) in 1902.
Local government service
James Horne was an alderman on the Alexandria Council 1891-1897, representing the West Ward and 1901-1902 representing the East Ward. He served as mayor and Returning Officer in 1895.
Advertising’, The Daily Telegraph, 4 February 1891, p. 3, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/235887754