John Walcott Fosbery

John Walcott Fosbery

John Walcott Fosbery was born in 1826, a son of Royal Navy Commander Godfrey Fosbery and his wife Catherine Walcott. He was eight years senior to his brother Edmund, and both of them went to Australia as young men.

In 1854 at the age of 22 he was appointed to the Supreme Court department in the Australian state of Victoria - but presumably not as a Supreme Court Justice !!


   This index was created from The Victorian Public Service Board Return for 1884, published in the Argus newspaper on Monday, February 2, 1885. We have prepared the index by listing:- SURNAME, CHRISTIAN NAME(s), AGE (as at 1884), DATE of first appointment, DEPARTMENT of assignment, but have omitted the SALARY, DIVISION and CLASSIFICATION in order to conserve space.

Indexed by and Copyright �, David & Barbara Kolle.


FOSBERY,  John Walcott        58        18 Jan.1854      Law - Supreme Court      


He married Isabel Lightfoot, and they had 6 children, 3 sons, Godfrey Montague, Edmund Walcott (jnr), and John Leslie; and 3 daughters, Muriel, Edith and Lilian.