Born in Carlisle, England, on 4 June 1800, died in Kelvedon, near Swansea, Tasmania, on 7 June 1887.
Appointed District Assistant Surgeon for Great Swanport, Tasmania, in April 1829, living at Kelvedon for most of his life. In charge of the Royal Society's Gardens in Hobart (1843-1847). Collected on the east coast of Tasmania for Mueller, and most of his collections are now to be found in MEL, with some in HO and M.
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic
Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed.,
ABRS. [consult for source references]