|Robert Andrew Agnew Balfour-Melville
Robert Andrew Agnew Balfour-Melville 58,266,351
- Born: 4 November 1849, Edinburgh
- Marriage: Frances Janetta Campbell in 1891
- Died: 1942 aged 93
Twinned with John. After being educated at Edinburgh Academy he moved to London in 1866 where he was employed by Hough Balfour. In 1875 he went to Liverpool to learn the cotton trade and the following year was sent to
Galveston, Texas, but due to a recession the business was wound up.
From there he went to Australia whre he pioneered growing sugar cane
in northern New South Wales. When the Colonial Sugar Company failed
to take the cane that he had produced as originally arranged, he moved
to Geelong and until the early 1890's was employed by an Estate Agent.
Moving to Melbourne in 1893 he practiced as a Public Accountant.
He was a keen sportsman and played at Wimbledon.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He emigrated in 1876 to Australia.
Robert married Frances Janetta Campbell in 1891. (Frances Janetta Campbell died in 1947.)