FAUCETT, PETER (1813-1894), judge, was born in Dublin, son of Peter Faucett, blacksmith, and his wife Catherine, née Cook. He was educated at a private church school and at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A., 1840). He then studied law and in 1845 was called to the Irish Bar. After some seven years' practice in Ireland, he migrated to Sydney, arriving in 1852. On 29 December he was called to the colonial Bar of New South Wales. He appeared regularly in criminal proceedings on the Maitland circuit, and his advocacy took him as far as Brisbane, then within the jurisdiction of New South Wales.
On 7 April 1856 Faucett was elected under the new Constitution Act to the first Legislative Assembly of New South Wales for the electorate of King and Georgiana, and again at the general election on 1 February 1858. He surrendered this seat on 11 April 1859 on ...Read more at the source website