Person Male Born 1800 Died 22/6/1861
Firefighter. Born Edinburgh where he formed the world's first municipal fire brigade. In 1833 he became the first Superintendent of the London Fire Engine Establishment, the precursor to the London Fire Brigade. The following year he saved Westminster Hall from destruction in the 1834 fire at the old Palace of Westminster as told at the Dustshovellers Gazette. Killed in the Tooley Street fire.