Robert Scott Esq.

 

"Scott, Robert ... received a land grant of 2,000 acres ... on the Hunter River near Singleton ... enlarged by later purchases ... bred blood horses ... Appointed a magistrate in 1824, he frequently presided at  local courts, actively supporting and often initiating attempts to reduce the depredations of Aboriginals and bushrangers ... In 1838, however, after his injudicious and somewhat arrogant defence of the Myall Creek murderers, he was removed from the magistracy."

[Source: Shaw A.G.L. and Clark C.M.H (Eds.) Australian Dictionary of Biography MUP 1967; page ??]