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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]

Mr. William Henry Wynn Williams

Mr. William Henry Wynn Williams, who was Member of the House of Representatives for Heathcote in the years 1882–4, is a son of the late Rev. P. L. Williams, Vicar of Liansannan, Denbigh, North Wales, where the subject of this notice was born in August, 1828. He was educated with a view first to the Indian Army and subsequently for the law, and was admitted a solicitor in England in the Hilary term in 1853. Two years later he landed in Wellington, worked on sheep stations in various parts of the Colony, but settled in Christchurch in 1860 and commenced the practice of his profession. Mr. Williams was a member of the Provincial Council of Canterbury for many sessions, and at one time filled the office of Provincial Solicitor. He is a brother of the late Sir Watkins Williams, formerly one of Her Majesty's Judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature.