Born 15 June 1815
Died 28 October 1889. (London)
Parents: John, surveyor-general of Customs, and Christian, nee Thomson
Marriage: 1854 United Kingdom, Ellison Macfie; 3d.
Education: Various schools Leith, Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne
Career: Was a clerk in Leith; arrived Port Phillip Dec 1840 and established an importing business; was joined by Alfred Ross c1845 in firm of Westgarth, Ross & Co., and later by James Spowers in firm of Westgarth, Ross & Spowers; returned to England 1857 and retired from partnership c1863. Formed finance house of Wm Westgarth & Company and became expert adviser on colonial loans. Founder and first president Melbourne Chamber of Commerce 1851-1852.
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