J. T. Marryat Hornsby

J. T. Marryat Hornsby
John Thomas Marryat Hornsby.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Wairarapa
In office
1899 – 1902
Preceded by Walter Buchanan
Succeeded by Walter Buchanan
In office
1905 – 1908
Preceded by Walter Buchanan
Succeeded by Walter Buchanan
In office
1914 – 1919
Preceded by Walter Buchanan
Succeeded by Alexander McLeod
Personal details
Born (1857-03-13)13 March 1857
Hobart, Tasmania
Died 23 February 1921(1921-02-23) (aged 63)
Carterton, New Zealand
Political party Liberal

John Thomas Marryat Hornsby (13 March 1857 – 23 February 1921), generally known as J. T. Marryat Hornsby,[1] was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party from the Wairarapa. He was a newspaper editor and proprietor.


Early life

Hornsby was born at Hobart, Tasmania in 1857. His family moved to Nelson in 1874 and when the other family members returned to Hobart, he remained in New Zealand.[1]

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1899–1902 14th Wairarapa Liberal
1905–1908 16th Wairarapa Liberal
1914–1919 19th Wairarapa Liberal

He was a Member of Parliament for the Wairarapa electorate in the 14th (1899–1902), 16th (1905–1908), and 19th (1914–1919) Parliaments.[2]

He defeated Walter Clarke Buchanan (the Conservative sitting member from 1887) in 1899, but lost to him in 1902 and 1908. Buchanan was later the Reform Party candidate.[3]

Hornsby was defeated in 1919 by Alexander Donald McLeod.[4]

Hornsby died at Carterton in 1921.[1]

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