William West was born in Middlesex, England on 29 March 1805, son of William West and Ann Ball, and arrived in Sydney with his wife and children in 1852. He was living in Botany Road, Waterloo in 1863 and his occupation was postmaster; at the time of his death on 25 March 1875 he was living in Newtown Road, Newtown. William West married Rachel Natcott (1807-1870) in 1831 in Middlesex, England and they had 4 sons and 4 daughters. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £250.
West was involved with Edward Hawksley in a meeting of Waterloo ratepayers on 15 November 1862 at Council chambers debating the pressing concerns of an embryonic municipality.
Local government service
William West was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1861-63.
‘Municipal and shire nominations’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 February 1861, p. 4, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13052268
‘Municipality of Waterloo’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 November 1862, p.5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13237244