Edmund Barton

Edmund Barton (1849 - 1920)

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Sir Edmund "Toby" Barton
Born in Glebe, New South Wales, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Watt Street Presbyterian manse, Newcastle, NSWmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hydro Majestic Hotel, Medlow Bath, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Office Created
First Prime Minister of Australia
1 January 1901 to 24 September 1903
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Biography

Edmund Barton is Notable.

Sir Edmund (Toby) Barton (1849–1920), federationist, first prime minister and judge, was born on 18 January 1849 at Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, the third son and youngest child of William Giles Barton and his wife Mary Louisa Whydah; his eldest brother was George Burnett Barton.

He was baptised on 4 July 1849 at Parish of St James, County Cumberland, New South Wales, Australia.

He married Jane Mason Ross on 28 December 1877 at Watt Street Presbyterian manse, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Children of Edmund Barton and Jane Mason Ross were:

  1. Edmund Alfred Barton (1879–1949; he served as a District and Supreme Court Judge)[1]
  2. Wilfred Alexander Barton (1880–1953)[2]
  3. Jean Alice Barton (1882–1957)[3]
  4. Arnold Hubert Barton (1884–1948)[4]
  5. Oswald Barton (1888–1956)[5]
  6. Leila Stephanie Barton (1892–1976)[6]

Edmund Barton died on 7 January 1920 at age 70 at Medlow Bath, New South Wales, Australia, NSW BDM index no. 7298/1920 and was buried at South Head General Cemetery, Old South Head Road, Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Anglican section.

Career

Edmund Barton was educated Fort Street Model School and Sydney Grammar School where he was dux and school captain. He earned B.A (1868) and M.A (1870) from University of Sydney and became a barrister. He was elected to NSW State Parliament in 1879, as Speaker of the House (1883-87) and as Attorney General in 1889 amd 1891-93, when he emerged as the leader o fthe Federation movement. He was appointed the frist Prime Minister as the head of a Liberal-Protectionist Govenment on 1 January 1901, serving until he was appointed one of the first justices of the High court (1903-20).

Genealogy of Edmund Barton

Edmund Barton's father, William, arrived in Sydney from London in 1827 as accountant to the Australian Agricultural Co, later working as a financial agent and sharebroker. His father was a London perfumer, whose father had come to London from Exeter in Devon. Other surnames in the tree are Whyday, Synett, Gray and Ellis, about which little is known.

Sources

  1. 'Barton, Edmund Alfred (1879–1949)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/barton-edmund-alfred-18429/text30076, accessed 4 July 2017 by Clare Spring.
  2. 'Barton, Wilfred Alexander (1880–1953)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/barton-wilfred-alexander-18430/text30077, accessed 4 July 2017 by Clare Spring.
  3. 'Maughan, Jean Alice (1882–1957)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/maughan-jean-alice-18431/text, accessed 4 July 2017 by Clare Spring.
  4. 'Barton, Arnold Hubert (1884–1948)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/barton-arnold-hubert-18432/text, accessed 4 July 2017 by Clare Spring.
  5. 'Barton, Oswald (1888–1956)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/barton-oswald-18433/text, accessed 4 July 2017 by Clare Spring.
  6. 'Scot-Skirving, Leila Stephanie (1892–1976)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/scot-skirving-leila-stephanie-18434/text, accessed 4 July 2017 by Clare Spring.


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