Died 30 March 1891. (South Yarra)
Parents: Francis Down and Mary, nee Morris
Marriage: 1840, Agnes Cruikshank Reid; 4s. 6d.
Religion: Church of England
Education: Studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin; Member of the Royal College of Surgeons London 1835
Career: Emigrated Sydney 1836; appointed colonial surgeon 1837; abandoned profession for farming Company Argyll; president magistrates bench, Goulburn; to Port Phillip 1847; purchased Tarawingi station near Beechworth which he sold 1852; with James Henty and others, held several properties in 1860s. Chairman Central Boad Board 1853-1856; director National Bank 1863-1873. KB 1860.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLC||Murray||November 1851||March 1853||Resigned|
|MLC||Murray||August 1853||March 1856|
|MLA||Murray Boroughs||November 1856||December 1865|
|MLA||Grenville||February 1866||January 1871|
|MLC||Eastern||December 1872||November 1876||Resigned|
*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.