ABBOTT, EDWARD (1801-1869), politician and 'aristologist', was born on 25 February 1801 in Sydney, eldest son of Edward Abbott, a Canadian-born army officer, and his wife Louisa. Arriving in Hobart Town in February 1815, when Edward senior took up the post of deputy-judge-advocate, in 1818 young Edward became clerk to his father. He continued to work in the Lieutenant Governor's Court until 1824, then became a pastoralist, having received land grants of 1100 acres (445 ha) on the Derwent River in 1823. In 1828 he was made a justice of the peace.
In 1839 Abbott founded the Hobart Town Advertiser and was its editor and publisher until 1842. He was appointed a police magistrate in 1848 at Kangaroo Point. At his residence there, on 25 ...Read more at the source website