William Thomas Bartram was born c1831 in London, England. He married (1) Martha Emons (1828-77) in 1856 in London, (2) Eliza Brown (nee Sharp) in Burwood NSW on 30 March 1878. He died on 26 October 1880 at ’Longbottom’, Wharf Road, Burwood and he was buried in Rookwood in the Old Church of England Section. Bartram left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at less than £312. In 1870 William Bartram, Newsagent, lived at Buckland Street, Waterloo.
Bartram was on the Improvement Committee and had a motion carried at a Council meeting in June 1871 ’that tenders be called for kerbing, guttering, forming, ballasting, and blinding Pitt Street from Buckland Street to John Street, and Bullanaming Lane from Buckland Street to John Street.’
Local government service
William Thomas Bartram was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1871-73.
‘Suburban Municipal Nominations and Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 February 1871, p. 5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13219623
‘Borough Councils’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 June 1871, p. 3, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13240154