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John Moffatt

John Moffatt

Born
18 March 1817 (Dunbarton)
Died
05 September 1871 (At sea)
Parents
John and Mary, nee Ferrie
Marriage
Unmarried
Occupation
Pastoralist
Religion
Presbyterian?
Career
Emigrated Van Diemen's Land 1839; arrived Port Phillip 1839-1840; employed by Clyde Company on Hopkins Hill station till 1843; at Breakfast Creek with brother Robert 1846; overseer of the Grange station for Captain Lonsdale 1848-1851; purchased Hopkins Hill estate from Clyde Company where he built Chatsworth House 1859-1860 at a cost of £20,000 and was host to Prince Alfred 1867. Owned other property and imported stud horses. Died on return journey from England. Buried at Galle, Ceylon (Sri Lanka). His estate was valued at £350,000.;
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Villiers and Heytesbury
1st Nov 1864
 
1st Dec 1865
 

*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.

References
Billis, R. V. and Kenyon, A. S., 'Pastoral Pioneers of Port Phillip', Melbourne, 1932; Brown, P. L. (ed.), 'Clyde Company papers', vol.2, London, 1941; Osburne, R., 'The History of Warrnambool...', Prahran, 1887; Hamilton Spectator, 27 Sept 1871.
Initial Data Source
Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last Update
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