The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Norton, Hon. James
Norton, Hon. James, M.L.C., was nominated to the Legislative Council of New South Wales in Oct. 1879, and was Postmaster-General in the Stuart Ministry from May 1883 to May 1884. Mr. Norton is the eldest son of the late Hon. James Norton, M.L.C., formerly a solicitor in large practice in Sydney, by his first wife, Jane, daughter of Alexander Kenneth Mackenzie. He was born in Dec. 1824, and practises as a solicitor in Sydney, being a Fellow of St. Paul's College within the university of Sydney and a trustee of the Free Public Library and Australian Museum in that city. He married first, at Longford, Tasmania, in June 1854, Harriott Mary, eldest daughter of Thomas Walker, Deputy Assistant Commissary-General of New South Wales (who died in 1860); and, secondly, at Sydney, in Dec. 1862, Isabella, eldest daughter of Rev. William Stephens, of Levens, Westmoreland.