Sir Walter Synnot Manifold

Male 1849 - 1928  (78 years)


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  • Name Walter Synnot Manifold 
    Prefix Sir 
    Born 30 Mar 1849  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    _UID 7CDCCBFF17D24ABDA189E913E0E4DBAD847F 
    Died 1928  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Toorak 
    Person ID I9208  Treefive
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2014 

    Father Thomas Manifold, Esq.,   b. 29 Mar 1809, Bromborough, Chester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1875, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Jane Elizabeth Synnot,   b. 1822, Clanwilliam, Cape Colony, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1912, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1838  Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Address:
    Invermay 
    Family ID F2594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fanny Maria Smith,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 25 Apr 1885  [1, 2
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F2626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Manifold accessed 28 Jul 2014:

      Sir Walter Synnot Manifold (30 March 1849–15 November 1928)[1] was an Australian grazier and politician.

      Born in Melbourne, Manifold was the son of Thomas Manifold, the pioneer grazier in the Western District, and a descendant of Sir Walter Synnot.

      He was educated at Melbourne Church of England Grammar School and the University of Melbourne and in France and Germany, and qualified as a solicitor in 1875, but never practised. Instead he became a grazier, owning first Sesbania station in northern Queensland from 1876 to 1884 and then Wollaston station near Warrnambool from 1886 until it was sold for soldier settlement in 1914.

      In 1885 he married Fanny Maria Smith.

      He was elected to the Legislative Council of Victoria for the Western Province in 1901, and held the seat until 1924,[1] as a non-Labor, later Nationalist, member. From 1910 until 1919 he was the unofficial leader of the Legislative Council, and in 1919 was elected President. He was knighted in the 1920 New Year Honours.[2] He retired as President in 1923 due to ill health and in early 1924 resigned his seat. He died four years later at Toorak.

      Footnotes
      [1] "Manifold, Sir Walter Synnot". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
      [2] "Colonial Office List", The Times, 1 January 1920

      References
      P. H. de Serville, Manifold, Sir Walter Synnot (1849 - 1928), Australian Dictionary of Biography - Online Edition
      Obituary, The Times, 16 November 1928
      Who Was Who

  • Sources 
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    3. [S2225] TRE Family tree - FamilyTreeAndrewBaldwin (owner besthorus1) on ancestry.com accessed 30 Jun, 3, 7, 12 and 19 Jul 2014, Jane Elizabeth Synnot.

    4. [S2352] TRE Family tree - Spry family (owner Robin_Spry) on ancestry.com accessed 22 Jul 2014, Thomas Manifold.

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    6. [S3381] linc Tasmania https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/, 4 Jul 1838 Marriage Jane Elizabeth Synnot and Thomas Manifold.