Towns, Robert

Merchant and ship owner who became wealthy on the Pacific Island trade, extending his business into Europe and Asia, and allowing his purchase of an extensive property portfolio. After regular voyages to Sydney between 1827 and 1842, he settled in Sydney in 1843.

Milestone
Born
Long Horsley, Northumberland, England
10 Nov 1794
Arrived Sydney
09 Mar 1843
Died
Cranbrook, Bellevue Hill
11 Apr 1873
Buried
15 Apr 1873
Occupation
Position
1850 - 1855
1856 - 1857
1861 - 1867
1863
1865
1866 - 1867
Property
Owner of
1865 - 1873
Relationship
Relative of