Born on 12th of June 1843
Died on 24th of January 1914
Born 1843. Died 1914 - Scottish astronomer.
Was a watch-maker before he took charge of a private observatory at Dunecht, Aberdeenshire. Held the position of HM Astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hoe (1879-1907). Twice awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Knighted in 1900.
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