James Marland


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1868 1868
Alderman Alexandria 1868 1869
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)
  • 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 Marland was born on 11 May 1824 in Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England, son of Henry Marland and Anne Schofield. He married Rebecca Taylor Thomas (1823-1889) on 14 June 1846 in Cheshire, England. There were 5 daughters and 1 son. James Marland and his wife and 2 daughters arrived in Melbourne, Victoria in February 1855 by the vessel ’Gipsy Bride’. James Marland died on 12 February 1891 at his residence 59 Wellington Street, Waterloo and he was buried in the Old Church of England Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £347.James Marland lived in Raglan Street, Alexandria (1868).

Occupation & interests

James Marland was the Licensee of the ’Bugle Horn Hotel’ Wyndham Street, Alexandria (1868) and in later years the Rose, Thistle and Shamrock Hotel’ and the ’Commercial Hotel’ both in Botany Road, Waterloo.

Community activity

James Marland was a Freemason and a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters. On Council, Marland was busy moving motions in relation to the building of Waterloo’s infrastructure, especially the formation of Boundary Street.

Local government service

James Marland was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1868. He was also was an alderman on Alexandria Council in 1868-69.


The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 1868 p. 6, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28609237

‘Borough Council Meetings’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 May 1868, p. 2, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13166024


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