Between 1843 and 1856 the New South Wales Legislative Council was a hybrid in which some members of the Council were elected and the balance were appointed by the Governor.[1] A by-election was held for the when an elected member's seat became vacant through resignation, death or some other reason. In 1856 the unicameral Legislative Council was abolished and replaced with an elected Legislative Assembly and an appointed Legislative Council.

1843-1848[edit]

District Incumbent Reason Date Winner
Town of Melbourne Henry Condell Resignation 14 March 1844  Joseph Robinson[2]
Port Phillip Charles Ebden &
Alexander Thomson
Resignations 23 April 1844 Adolphus Young &<
Sir Thomas Mitchell[3]
Port Phillip Sir Thomas Mitchell Resignation.[4] 17 September 1844 [a] Benjamin Boyd[5]
County of Camden Roger Therry Resigned, appointed to the Supreme Court (Port Phillip).[6] 27 February 1845 John Benton Wild[7]
Counties of St Vincent and Auckland John Coghill Resigned to travel to England.[8] 19 April 1845 Robert Lowe[9]
Port Phillip Thomas Walker Resignation 7 August 1845 Maurice O'Connell Jr.[10]
Port Phillip Adolphus Young Resignation 7 August 1845 [a] Thomas Boyd[10]
Northumberland Boroughs D'Arcy Wentworth Resigned 16 September 1845 Patrick Grant[11]
Port Phillip Benjamin Boyd Resignation 26 September 1845 Edward Curr[12]
Northumberland Boroughs Patrick Grant Election void (property qualification) [13] 22 November 1845 [a] Patrick Grant[14]
County of Northumberland William Foster Resigned 27 October 1845 Henry Dangar[15]
Port Phillip Thomas Boyd Resignation 23 January 1846 [a] Edward Brewster[16]
Port Phillip Edward Curr Resignation 29 June 1846 [a] John Foster[17]
County of Argyle William Bradley Resigned 24 July 1846 [a] William Faithfull[18]
Port Phillip John Lang Vacated by absence 22 December 1847 [a] John Airey[19]
County of Durham Richard Windeyer Died in December 1847.[20] 19 February 1848 Stuart Donaldson[21]
Port Phillip Edward Brewster Resignation 15 March 1848 [a] Charles Ebden[22]

1848-1851[edit]

By-election Incumbent Reason Date Winner
Port Phillip James Williamson Resigned 27 February 1849 William Macarthur[23]
County of Cumberland Nelson Lawson Died February 1849.[24] March 1849 Robert Fitzgerald[25]
Counties of St Vincent and Auckland George Hill Resigned 20 June 1849 Daniel Cooper[26]
Counties of Cook and Westmoreland James Martin Election void (property qualification) [27] 20 June 1849 [a] James Martin[28]
Port Phillip Edward Curr Resigned 23 June 1849 [a] John Foster[29]
County of Durham Stuart Donaldson Election void. 25 June 1849 Stuart Donaldson[30]
Port Phillip James Palmer Resigned 17 July 1849 [a] Henry Moor[31]
City of Sydney Robert Lowe Resigned 18 December 1849 William Bland[32]
County of Cumberland Charles Cowper Resigned 13 March 1850 James Byrnes[18]
Port Phillip John Foster &<
Lauchlan Mackinnon
Resigned 11 June 1850 Charles Ebden &<
William Mercer[33]
City of Sydney William Bland Resigned 24 July 1850 John Lang[34]
Counties of Gloucester, Macquarie, and Stanley Kenneth Snodgrass Resigned 25 October 1850 Richard Jones[35]
Town of Melbourne Earl Grey Vacated by absence [b] 7 November 1850 [a] William Westgarth[38]

1851-1856[edit]

By-election Incumbent Reason Date Winner
City of Sydney John Lang Resigned 18 November 1851 Robert Campbell[39]
Stanley Boroughs Richard Jones Died in November 1852.[40] January 1853 Henry Russell[41]
County of Durham Stuart Donaldson Resigned 28 February 1853 [a] Alexander Park[42]
Pastoral Districts of Moreton, Wide Bay, Burnett, and Maranoa Francis Bigge Resigned 3 March 1853 [a] Richard Smith[43]
City of Sydney John Lamb Resigned 10 March 1853 William Thurlow[44]
Cumberland Boroughs John Holden Resigned 22 April 1853 [a] William Bowman[45]
Pastoral Districts of Wellington and Bligh James Bettington Resigned 27 April 1853 [a] Charles Finch[46]
Pastoral District of Maneroo Arthur Jeffreys Resigned 19 April 1854 Daniel Egan[47]
County of Stanley John Richardson Resigned 28 April and 23 May 1854 Arthur Hodgson[48]
City of Sydney William Wentworth Resigned 2 May 1854 Henry Parkes[49]
County of Stanley Arthur Hodgson Election void [50] 10 August 1854 John Lang[51]
Roxburgh and Wellington William Suttor Sr. Resigned 23 October 1854 [a] Saul Samuel[52]
City of Sydney William Thurlow Resigned 24 January 1855 [a] James Wilshire[53]
Sydney Hamlets Thomas Smart Resigned to travel to England 21 February 1855 Stuart Donaldson[54]
Pastoral Districts of Lachlan and Lower Darling William Macarthur Resigned 2 March 1855 William Macleay[55]
Counties of Murray and St Vincent Alick Osborne Resigned 19 March 1855 Daniel Cooper[56]
Clarence and Darling Downs George Leslie Resigned 21 April 1855 Thomas Hood[57]
Pastoral Districts of New England and Macleay Matthew Marsh Resigned to return to England 26 April 1855 Robert Massie[58]
Pastoral Districts of New England and Macleay Robert Massie Election void [55] 27 August 1855 Thomas Rusden[59]
Stanley Boroughs Henry Russell Resigned 10 September 1855 [a] John Richardson[60]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Unopposed
  2. ^ Earl Grey was the Colonial Secretary in London and there was no suggestion he met the property requirement for election. He was nominated and elected as part of the campaign for independence, protesting against government by New South Wales.[36] As Earl Grey had never set foot in the colony, he did not attend the Legislative Council and his seat was vacated by his absence on 31 October 1850.[37]

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