James Horne


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1891 1897
Alderman Alexandria 1901 1902
Mayor Alexandria 1895 1895
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

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.

Community activity

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


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