Family details are unknown. A death for William Aitken is registered at Glebe in 1868, giving his parents as David and Jane.
Occupation & interests
In 1839, William and Thomas Aitken purchased town allotments in Dungog. William Aitken is on the Citizens List for Bourke Ward 9 September 1842. His address from 1844 to at least 1851 was 3811/2 Pitt Street, Bourke Ward. Aitken was a plumber supplying sheet lead and patent pipes of all sizes. His address in 1863 was149 Pitt Street. He was probably a Presbyterian. On 23 November 1842, he gave a donation towards the erection of a Scots Church and in 1843, he signed a petition from Sydney’s Presbyterians that the stipends of Reverends J Allan and J Gregor be continued.
Local government service
William Aitken was Alderman for Bourke Ward from 2 December 1861 to 30 November 1863.
City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files
State Records of NSW: Colonial Secretary re land
Empire, 6 November 1868, p.6