William Channing A'Beckett

William Channing A'Beckett (1 January 1846 – 16 June 1929) was an Australian politician.

William A'Beckett
In office
13 February 1889[1] – 25 June 1894
Personal details
Born(1846-01-01)1 January 1846
Died16 June 1929(1929-06-16) (aged 83)
Wellington, New South Wales
Spouse(s)Jessie Gertrude Smith (married 1884)
ParentsArthur Martin A'Beckett
Emma Louise Elwin

He was born in Sydney to Arthur Martin A'Beckett, a doctor who served in the New South Wales Legislative Council, and Emma Louise Elwin. He was sent to England to be educated, returning to Australia to farm in New South Wales in 1865. On 23 February 1884 he married Jessie Gertrude Smith, with whom he had five children. He owned property in the Wellington area, and in 1889 was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the Free Trade member for Bogan. Defeated in 1891, he was re-elected in a by-election in 1892 but did not contest the 1894 election. A'Beckett died at Wellington in 1929.[2]


  1. ^ "Mr W C A'Beckett". Australian Town and Country Journal. 23 March 1889. p. 13. Retrieved 8 May 2016 – via Trove.
  2. ^ "Mr William Channing A'Beckett (1846–1929)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 April 2019.


New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
John Kelly
Joseph Penzer
Member for Bogan
Served alongside: William Alison, George Cass
Succeeded by
Robert Booth
James Morgan
Preceded by
George Cass
Member for Bogan
Served alongside: Robert Booth, James Morgan