William Love (Australian politician)

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William Love
Born 1810
Omagh, Ireland
Died 1885
Nationality Australian
Occupation merchant, magistrate, politician
Title Mr William Love PM
Spouse(s) Ellinor (née Robinson)

William Love (1810-1885) was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for West Sydney from 1860 to 1864. Love served as Chairman of the Sydney Revenues Improvement Bill Committee.[1]


William Love and his wife Ellinor arrived in Sydney in 1841 as bounty immigrants in the Brothers. The family settled on the Coppabella Run at Tumbarumba, New South Wales, owned by Love's father-in-law, James Robinson (d.1868).

After failing on the land, in 1850 Love opened a retail grocery shop at 476 George Street with his son James Robinson Love as a partner. In 1875 William was appointed police magistrate at Gundagai,[2] and he died there in 1885.

He was married to Ellinor Robinson at Fintona, Ireland and had 7 children. His son Milton Love became a well known Sydney stipendiary magistrate.


  1. ^ "Mr William Love,". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Love, James Robinson (1836 - 1914)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 12 June 2009.