William Redman was on 28 October 1822 at Sydney, son of John Redman and Mary nee George. He married Adeline Cecilia Carrington at Melbourne. He died at Canterbury on 15 September 1882, aged 59 years.
Occupation & interests
Educated at Sydney College under W T Cape, he was admitted as a solicitor in 1846, he prospered from town and country property transactions, and speculation in gold prospecting at Sofala and Kiandra. He worked as a solicitor at Forbes but he practised as an attorney practice mainly in Sydney. He left an estate of 46,000 pounds sworn for probate purposes.
William Redman, elected MLA for Queanbeyan 1860 to 1864, presented a petition to the NSW parliament from Queanbeyan and Braidwood residents against the proposed postage on newspapers.
Local government service
William Redman was elected a Forest lodge ward alderman in 1875 when a resident of Old Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge.
In considering ways to restrict Glebe’s burgeoning public house population (26 in 1878) Redman told a public meeting there was a need to organise at the local level, monitoring new licence applications, and for residents to take up a petition where they objected to an application.
Connolly, C N 1983, Biographical Register of the New South Wales Parliament 1856-1901, ANU.
Queanbeyan Age 22 September 1882 p. 2
Sydney Morning Herald 13 February 1875 p. 9
Sydney Morning Herald 24 September 1878 p. 3
Sydney Morning Herald 18 September 1882 p. 1