John William Elliott Snr


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Erskineville 1885 1887
  • Council of the Municipality of Erskineville Sign, no date (City of Sydney Archives Collection)

Family background

John William Elliott Snr was born about 1844. In 1862, he married Clara Booth in Sydney and the couple went on to have a total of 15 children. They lived at 13 Macdonald Street Macdonaldtown. He died in June 1914 and was buried in the Anglican cemetery, Rookwood. One of his sons, also named John William Elliott, was also an alderman and mayor of Erskineville.

Occupation & interests

John William Elliott was a woolsorter.

Community activity

John William Elliott Snr was a member of the Court Royal Standard No 461, Forresters friendly society.

Local government service

John William Elliott senior was an alderman on Macdonaldtown (Erskineville) Council in 1885-87.


‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 June 1914, p. 7,


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