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Members’ biographical register

Edward Scott

Date: 5 November 1852
Place: Axmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived Western Australia March 1875
Son of John, gentleman farmer, and Anna Christiana and in later life father-in-law of Robert Edwin Bush
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 25 February 1879, Guildford Church to Annie Ellen Gull (nee Dempster) (born circa 1842), widow of Thomas C Gull (q.v.) [married circa 1861 and died circa 1878], daughter of James McLean and Ann Ellen Pratt
Children: one daughter
Widowed 3 August 1880
Married (2) 26 April 1882, St George’s Cathedral, Perth to Penelope Fanny Sholl (born circa July 1856 and died circa August 1929), daughter of Robert John and Mary Ann Berckleman, sister of Horace William Sholl and Robert Frederick Sholl
Children: two sons and two daughters
Date: 24 May 1920
Place: Chelsfield, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Church of England
Chardstock, Devon
Attended St Thomas’ Hospital London
Licentiate Society of Apothcaries, London 1873, member Royal College of Surgeons 1879
Doctor of Medicine (MD) University of Durham and Diploma of Public Health, Cambridge 1892
Employment History
Practised medicine at Greenough, Guildford and Perth
Practised medicine at Clifton, Bristol until at least 1908
Local Government Service
Mayor of Perth 1889–1891
Date Elected
10 December 1890
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Year Retired/Resigned
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC Perth June 1886–21 October 1890 (by election)
  • MLA Perth 10 December 1890–circa December 1891 (resigned)
  • Contested Perth February 1880, 20 October 1884
Noted athlete, boxer, swimmer
1886 Justice of the Peace
Major investor in Perth Gas Company
Member Aborigines Protection Board 1891–1897

Member Western Australian Turf Club steward, chairman by 1890
By 1899 returned to England
MD, Diploma of Public Health
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2010, p. 177.
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