Born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 2 June 1793, died at King George Sound, Western Australia, on 8 November 1835.
Naturalist with Captain Beechey on his voyage to the west coast of North America (1825-1828); naturalist with Lieutenant Preston on an expedition from Cockburn Sound to Geographe Bay, Western Australia (1829). He was Government Resident at King George Sound in 1831 and explored around Albany and French River, 1829-1832. Colonial Surgeon at Swan River 1833-1835. His main collection is in K, with duplicates at MO.
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]