Respected Portsmouth surgeon and proprietor of the Hilsea Asylum, served as Mayor of Portsmouth between 1848 and 1849. Elected to the Council in December 1835, he became an Alderman in January 1836 and held other civic roles including magistrate. His mayoral term involved managing financial difficulties in the council, overseeing public health during a cholera outbreak, and ensuring justice in local legal matters. He remained in council for 25 years until his death in December 1874. He left behind a son, also a surgeon. He was buried in Highland Road Cemetery. For further details, visit History in Portsmouth.