Kyte, Ambrose Henry Spencer

Born 1822 (Nenagh, Tipperary)
Died 16 November 1868. (Carlton)
Parents: Stephen Kyte and Margaret Mitchell
Marriage: 20 November 1842 Sarah Ann Finnan; 1s. 3d.
Occupation: Merchant
Religion: Church of England

Career: Arrived Port Phillip 1840; worked in brewery; became hay and corn merchant, then general merchant Bourke St.; large urban property owner; anonymous donor of 1000 to Burke and Wills expedition. Failure of speculative ventures led to involvement with the Victorian Association, Hugh Glass and parliamentary corruption.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAEast MelbourneAugust 1861 December 1865 
MLARichmondJanuary 1867(b/e)December 1867 

Other seats contested: Collingwood 1859, E. Melbourne 1866
References: Kiddle, M., 'Men of Yesterday: A Social History of the Western District of Victoria 1834-1890', Melbourne, 1961; Sayers, C. E., 'David Syme: A Life', Melbourne, 1965; Australasian, 21 Nov 1868; Truth, 30 June 1917; Australian Dictionary of Biography supp.v.
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: 1972 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*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.