Luke Leake

Sir Luke Samuel Leake (1828–1886), M.L.C., was a Speaker of the Western Australian Legislative Council.

Luke Leake
Died1 May 1886
Spouse(s)Louisa (Walpole) Leake
ChildrenNo issue
Parent(s)Luke Leake
RelativesThomas Henry Walpole (father-in-law)


Early life

Luke Leake was born in 1828.[1] He was the youngest son of Luke Leake, of Stoke Newington, Middlesex.


He moved to Western Australia in 1833 (then known as the Swan River Colony), where he became a member of the Legislative Council, and was the first Speaker of that body, holding the position from 26 June 1872 until his death.

He was knighted by patent in 1876 and died in 1886.[2]

Personal life

In 1855, he married Louisa, daughter of the late Rev. Thomas Henry Walpole, vicar of Winslow, Buckinghamshire, who married secondly, in 1887, Alfred Waylen, MD, colonial surgeon, Western Australia.

He died childless, and his estate went to his wife, Lady Leake.[3]


He died on 1 May 1886.

See also


  1. Medcalf, M. "Leake, Sir Luke Samuel (1828–1886)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  2. Mennell, Philip (1892). "Leake, Hon. Sir Luke Samuel" . The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co via Wikisource.

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