Charles E. Chubb

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The Hon
Charles Chubb
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Honorable Justice Charles E. Chubb in 1889.
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Bowen
In office
18 January 1883 – 19 May 1888
Preceded by Pope Alexander Cooper
Succeeded by Robert Smith
Personal details
Born Charles Edward Chubb
(1845-05-17)17 May 1845
London, England
Died 27 February 1930(1930-02-27) (aged 84)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting place South Brisbane Cemetery
Nationality English
Spouse(s) Christian Westgarth Macarthur (m.1870 d.1916)
Occupation Barrister, Prosecutor, Judge
Religion Church of England

Charles Edward Chubb (1845–1930) was a judge in the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia. He was also a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly and an Attorney-General of Queensland.

Early life[edit]

Chubb was born on 17 May 1845 in London, England. His father was Charles Frederick Chubb, a solicitor, and his mother was Sarah, née Bennett.[1] He had four siblings. When he was 16 he moved to Ipswich, Queensland, and became a solicitor in 1867.

In 1870 Chubb married Christian Westgarth Macarthur, with whom he had five children. Three survived to adulthood.


On 5 January 1883, Pope Alexander Cooper, the Attorney-General of Queensland and member for Bowen in the Queensland Legislative Assembly, resigned. Chubb, who had been appointed Attorney-General on 6 January 1883, won the resulting by-election on 18 January 1883. He held the seat until the 1888 election.[2]


He became a member of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 2 December 1889, serving first at Townsville until 1908, and then at Brisbane. He retired from the court in 1922.

Later life[edit]

Chubb died in Brisbane on 27 February 1930 and his funeral proceeded from St. Malo, his former residence in South Brisbane to the South Brisbane Cemetery.[3][4]


  1. ^ J.A. Douglas. "Chubb, Charles Edward". Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Alphabetical Register of Members of the Legislative Assembly 1860-2012 and the Legislative Council 1860-1922" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Family Notices". The Brisbane Courier (22,492). Queensland, Australia. 28 February 1930. p. 14. Retrieved 31 July 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ Chubb Charles E Archived 13 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine. — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Pope Alexander Cooper
Member for Bowen
Succeeded by
Robert Smith