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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Stephen, His Honour Matthew Henry

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Stephen, His Honour Matthew Henry, Puisne Judge, New South Wales, eldest son of the Hon. Sir Alfred Stephen, G.C.M.G., ex-Lieut.-Governor of New South Wales (q.v.), was born at Hobart, Van Diemen's Land, in Dec. 1828, called to the New South Wales Bar in 1850, and became Q.C. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly from 1869 to 1871, and has been a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales since 1887. He married on Sept. 30th, 1854, Caroline Sibella, daughter of Henry Tudor Shadforth, formerly of the 57th Regiment, and Usher of the Black Rod, New South Wales. Judge Stephen is Chancellor of the Church of England diocese of Sydney.