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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Williams, His Honour Hartley

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Williams, His Honour Hartley, Supreme Court Judge, Victoria, is 2nd son of the late Sir E. E. Williams (q.v.), and was born in Collingwood, Vict., on Oct. 15th, 1843. He was educated at Repton School and Trinity College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1866. He entered as a student at the Inner Temple in Jan. 1863, and was called to the Bar in April 1867. In the same year he returned to Victoria and was admitted a barrister of the Supreme Court of that colony in April 1868. He very quickly took a leading position as a common law pleader, and twice unsuccessfully contested St. Kilda for a seat in the Legislative Assembly in 1874. Subsequent to this he took no part in politics, but was raised to the Bench of the Supreme Court in July 1881.


 From Supplement, page 541:

Williams, His Honour Hartley (p. 509). Judge Williams married first, in Dec. 1870, Edith Ellen, daughter of Commissary-General Horne; and secondly, in Jan. 1887, Jessie Bruce, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Acland Lawford, of Kinellan, Wimbledon Common, Surrey.