Born 07 July 1811
Died 10 August 1896. (St Kilda)
Parents: James, paper miller, and Mary, nee Stewart
Marriage: (1) Louise Busten; 1d.; (2) 22 Sept 1837 Edinburgh, Henrietta Swanston; 2s. 1d.; (3) 17 Jan 1854 Edinburgh, Mary Inglis; 4s. 1d.
Education: Studied medicine at Edinburgh University but did not complete the course
Career: To W. Indies for two years, then to Van Diemen's Land 1838, where he held a government post; arrived Port Phillip 1840; clerkship with J. F. Strachan; opened hotel in Melbourne; partnered Edward Wilson on land near Dandenong and in purchase of Argus 1847-1848; to Scotland Dec 1852, returning 1858; varied interests including part-management Argus; finally established Craiglie vineyard, Sunbury.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLC||Melbourne||November 1851||December 1852|
|MLA||St Kilda||October 1859||August 1864|
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.