Thomas Knowles Honnor was born in 1831 at Preston by Wingham, Kent, England, the son of George Honnor and Tamzon Knowles. He married Harriet Curtis on 5 December 1852 at Ramsgate, Kent, England, and they had three sons and two daughters. Honnor and his family immigrated to Australia on the ship ‘Asiatic’ which arrived at Sydney on 23 May 1855. His 11 year old son George died in an accident in 1874. Thomas Honnor died at Redfern, NSW, on 19 January 1885, aged 54 years; he was buried Rookwood Cemetery in the Old Church of England section. He left no Will. Thomas Honnor lived at Gerrard Street, Alexandria.
Occupation & interests
Thomas Honnor was representative of early Alexandria alderman – male, middle class, self employed and conservative in outlook and a guardian of the status quo.
Local government service
Thomas Honnor was an alderman on the Alexandria Council 1870-73.
‘Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 February 1870, p. 5, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13200264
‘Sad Occurrence’, Evening News, 4 November 1874, p. 2, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107142663
‘Two boys smothered in a sand pit’, Freeman’s Journal, 7 November 1874, p. 2, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115477556