William Clark was born in 1834, son of William Clark and Mary. In 1854 he married Annie Murray. He died at Forest Lodge on 23 November 1889, aged 55 years. Annie Clark died 10 August 1896, aged 58 years.
Occupation & interests
On election to Glebe Council, William Clark gave his occupation as stock and station agent. He left an estate valued at 1,674 pounds for probate purpurposes.
Local government service
William Clark was an alderman on Glebe Council 1872-75. He was part of a deputation to the Colonial Secretary urging removal n 1874 of Glebe Island abattoir. Not only was the abattoir a nuisance, it served as a magnet for he most offensive and unwholesome industries to concentrate around it – boiling down works, piggeries and soap and candle manufactories – all detrimental to the health of the neighbourhood.
Sydney Morning Herald, 12 February 1872, p. 9
Sydney Morning Herald, 6 February 1873, p. 8
Sydney Morning Herald, 3 June 1874, p. 3