Thomas James Williams was born on 29 May 1853 in Richmond, Victoria, son of Thomas James Williams and Frances Wittick. He married Martha Jones (1852-1929) on 12 January 1880 in Sydney, and they had 3 daughters. Thomas James Williams died on 6 November 1926 in Redfern, NSW and he was buried in the Church of England Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £455. He lived at 99 Regent Street, Redfern.
Williams urged a conference with inner city councils to determine the financial contribution each should make towards the upkeep of the Fire Brigades Board.
Local government service
Thomas James Williams was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1906-07 representing North Ward.
‘Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 February 1906, p. 10, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14750104
‘Waterloo Aldermen’, Evening News, 19 February 1906, p.8, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/114225113