Came to Australia from Belize, British Honduras. From about 1838 connected with the Government Gardens at Port Essington, collecting for Kew, and travelling to Timor at least twice, His Australian collections date from 1838 until at least August 1846, those from Timor from 1840 to 1845. His main collection is in Kew, with duplicates in BM and CU.
Source: 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]
Gardener in Surrey & Honduras. Employed at govt gardens, Port Essington, [N.T.], 1838-40, & collected plant specimens in area, incl. a syntype of Acacia polystachya. Then to Timor (Oct. 1840), but visited Raffles Bay, [NT.], Aug. 1846. Specimens at BRI, K, MANCH, NSW (1); some attrib. to Australia were probably collected elsewhere. Commemorated in Cyperus, Eugenia, Euphorbia, Goodenia, Syzygium.
Source: Extracted from: George, A.S. (2009) Australian Botanist's Companion, Four Gables Press, WA