Series - Agent for J. Powell

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Agent for J. Powell


  • 1892-1898 (Creation)

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51 documents, 1 page and 2 pressed copies

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Thomas Sheehy (1840-1913) was a solicitor, barrister and proctor of Collins Street, Hobart. He was a younger son of John and Ellen Sheehy of Hobart and in 1860 was articled to his brother Stephen (d. 1879), a solicitor, and was admitted in 1865.
As a member of a leading Catholic family and brother of a priest, Thomas Sheehy had many Catholics among his clients. His business records include a letter book, diaries noting consultations and actions taken, drafts of documents, notes and apprenticeship indentures.

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Mr Josiah Powell (1844-1906) well-known barrister and solicitor of Launceston died suddenly of a heart attack on the 27 August 1906.. He arrived in Tasmania with his family in 1854 from Bristol, U.K. and settled at Hadspen. He was educated at Church Grammer school and was later articled to the solicitor Mr R Byron Miller with whom he entered a partnership. He practiced for some time in Hobart but returned to Launceston and had a branch office in Beaconsfield. He married Margaret Annie Hepburn, eldest daughter of Robert Hepburn, Esq., of Bellbrook, Great Swanport on 26th October 1871. They had no children.

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Sheehy acting as agent for Josiah Powell, solicitor, of Launceston.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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CE September 2018




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