James Ellis (Australian politician)

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James Cole Ellis (16 September 1843 – 7 July 1930) was an Australian politician.

Ellis was born in Jersey and migrated to Victoria in 1854 and moved to New South Wales in 1857. He became a major ship-owner in Newcastle and acquired waterfront property in Pyrmont in Sydney. He married Maria Kramer in 1863 and they had one daughter and six sons.[1]

In 1882, Ellis was elected as a member for Newcastle in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and held the seat until 1889. He was appointed to the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1891, but resigned in 1894 to successfully contest Newcastle West, which he held until 1895.[1]

Ellis married Anne Johnson in 1922. He died in the Sydney suburb of Woollahra.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Mr James Cole Ellis (1843 - 1930)". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
George Lloyd
Member for Newcastle
1882 – 1885
Served alongside: Fletcher
Succeeded by
George Lloyd
Preceded by
George Lloyd
Member for Newcastle
1887 – 1889
Served alongside: Fletcher
Succeeded by
Alexander Brown
William Grahame
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Newcastle West
1894 – 1895
Succeeded by
James Thomson