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Panton, John

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Birth Date: 29 October 1815 (North Leith, Midlothian, Scotland)

Death Date: 2 September 1866 (Ipswich, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: George Panton and Maria (nee Kerr)

Family: Isabella Frederica North in Windsor, NSW on 1 October 1842, 7 sons, 5 daughters

Religion: Church of England


Joined brother-in-law and set up mercantile firm of Betts & Panton of Windsor and Sydney in 1840; Moved to Brisbane and established the firm of Panton & Co. in Brisbane Street, Ipswich; Acted as a magistrate on the Windsor bench; Pioneered the cotton industry and was the first to export cotton to UK on 29 January 1854

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Council NONE Legislative Council 22 Feb 1866 2 Sep 1866 Died in Office

Other Seats: Member for the New South Wales Legislative Council, COOK AND WESTMORELAND, 1 June 1843 to 20 June 1848

Additional Information

Notes: Panton was one of the founders of the Jockey Club; Originator of the North Australian Club

Sources: Image courtesy of Parliament of New South Wales website; The Queenslander, 29 April 1876; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 30 August 2017]