John Linsley (politician)

John Richard Linsley (30 May 1826 – 4 June 1889) was an Australian politician.

He was born at Windsor to tinman John Richard Linsley and Elizabeth Clarke. He was a successful merchant and butcher, and served as mayor of Ryde and on Sydney Municipal Council. In 1846 he married Mary Anne Ackerman, and on 24 May 1860 married Agnes Orr, with whom he had a son. In 1889 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as a Free Trade member for Central Cumberland, but he died less than six months later at Parramatta.[1]


  1. ^ "Mr John Richard Linsley (1826-1889)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 June 2019.


New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
David Buchanan
Member for Central Cumberland
Served alongside: Frank Farnell, John Nobbs, Robert Ritchie
Succeeded by
David Dale