James Spicer


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1885 1890
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

James William Spicer was born on 4 August 1845 in Sydney, son of Thomas William Spicer and Ann Maria Cox. He was living in Reeve Street, Waterloo in the mid 1880s before moving to Simmons Street, Enmore in the 1890s and at the time of his death on 31 July 1917 he lived at Drummoyne. He was buried in the Presbyterian Section of Rookwood Cemetery. James William Spicer was married to Sarah Duncan Larter (1848-1906) in 1870 in Sydney and there were 4 sons and 5 daughters. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £1,338.

Occupation & interests

James W Spicer was a printer. He was a member of NSW Typographical Association and The Land Trustees of the Trades Hall Grant.

Community activity

James Spicer was a justice of the peace (JP).

Local government service

James William Spicer was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1885-90. Spicer told Waterloo Council it must visit and inspect lanes before accepting dedications of them. Too many blind lanes, he said in 1885 have already been accepted.


‘Municipal and shire nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 February 1885, p. 4, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13573875

‘Brevities’, Evening News, 3 July 1885, p.5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/111013280


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