Claud Farie

Claud Farie, sometimes spelled Claude Farie (5 December 1816 – 22 August 1870)[1] was sheriff and politician in colonial Victoria, a member of the Victorian Legislative Council.[1]
Early life[edit]
Farie was born in Farme, near Glasgow, Scotland, the son of James Farie and his wife Jane, née Scott.[1]
Colonial Australia[edit]
Farie arrived in the Port Phillip District in January 1840.[1] He was made Sheriff of Victoria on 2 November 1852.[2]
In April 1854 Farie was elected to the unicameral Victorian Legislative Council for Villiers and Heytesbury. Farie held this position until resigning in October 1855.[1]
Farie was inspector-general of penal establishments in 1869; captain commanding the Southern Rifles (formerly Prahran and South Yarra Rifle Corps) 1863–1869 and Pentridge Rifle Corps in 1869. He was also president of the Melbourne Club in 1854.[1]
Farie died at his residence in Coburg, Victoria on 22 August 1870;[2] he had married Jane Cox on 18 December 1845 in Launceston, Tasmania.[1]
References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g “Farie, Claud”. re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. 
^ a b “Death of Mr Claud Farie”. Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser. Vic.: Nat. Lib. of Aust. 25 August 1870. p. 2, Evenings. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 

Victorian Legislative Council

Preceded by
William Rutledge
Member for Villiers and Heytesbury
April 1854 – October 1855
With: George Winter 1854
William Forlonge 1854–55
Succeeded by
James Mylne Knight

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