SCOTT, ROBERT (1799?-1844)

  ... arrived in Sydney (1821) ... received a land grant of 2000 acres ... on the Hunter River near Singleton, was enlarged by later purchases to about 10,000 acres ... bred blood horses ... had more than 300 ... Appointed a magistrate in 1824, he frequently presided at local courts, actively supporting and often initiating attempts to reduce the depredations of Aboriginals ...he became a director of the Commercial Banking Co. of Sydney ... In 1838, however, after his injudicious and somewhat arrogant defence of the Myall Creek murderers, he was removed from the magistracy ...  [7]  

 

[7] Pike, Douglas (General Editor) (Section Editors, Shaw AGL and Clark CMH) Australian Dictionary of Biography Vol. 2, 1788-1850 (Page 428)