(Sydney, New South Wales)
Died 30 January 1879. (Flemington)
Parents: John and Eliza, nee Biggs
Marriage: Ellen Pender; 7s. 4d.
Religion: Church of England
Education: Cape's school, Sydney
Career: Briefly clerk Bank of A'sia and employed in Colonial Stores Department; to Melbourne 1837 and appointed schoolmaster Aboriginal Mission Station; clerk or manager for J. Hodgson; worked in grocery and timber trades; hotel-keeping from 1841; obtained licence for the Adelphi in Flinders Lane; built another 1843, licensed as St John's Tavern, and adjoining it, the Queen's Theatre, and became a large land-owner. Prominent Freemason. City councillor from 1842 and mayor of Melbourne seven times between 1851 and 1864.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLC||North Bourke||November 1851||May? 1853||Resigned|
|MLC||Melbourne||May 1853||(b/e)||March 1856|
|MLA||Melbourne||November 1856||August 1859|
|MLA||Creswick||October 1859||July 1861|
|MLA||West Bourke||August 1861||January 1879|
*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.