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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Henty, Hon. William

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Henty, Hon. William, formerly a Minister of the Crown in Tasmania, and brother of above, was the fifth son of Thomas Henty. He went to Tasmania with his father in 1831, and was admitted to the Bar of that colony in 1837, practising at Launceston. Having been elected to the Legislative Assembly for the Tamar district in 1856, he was Colonial Secretary in the Weston, Smith, and second Weston Ministries from April 1857 to August 1861. He filled the same office in the Chapman Ministry from the latter date till Nov. 1862, when he retired from public life, and returned to England. Mr. Henty married Miss Campfield, sister of the Government resident at Albany, W.A. He died at West Brighton, England, on July 11th, 1881.