Lochhead, John (1820-1891)

Mr. John Lochhead (Lockhead or Lockheard) born 1820, met his wife Agnes Walker and married at the age of 23 years in Glasgow in 1843.

They chose to emigrate to Melbourne sometime during the “Gold Rush”

According to the Melbourne Leader news, 14th July 1877 page 21, John Lockhead, had erected some houses in Adderley street West Melbourne claimed to have been damaged by a steam hammer operating at the Glasgow Iron Works in Ireland Street West Melbourne on the site where J Gadsden P/L later operated.

The Lochhead family lived at 52 Abbotsford street West Melbourne from 1859 till 1882 then moved to Evelyn Terrace, 142 Rosslyn Street West Melbourne in the 1890’s

Significant building work carried out by John Lockhead is shown below.

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Building IDLocationOwnerSuburbBuilding StateBuilding TypeBuilderBuild Date (YYYY MM DD)Registration no
77353Ireland St near cnr Ireland & AbbotsfordLockheard, J – Nth MelbourneWest MelbourneVICHousesLockheard, J1859 09 21621

Table source: https://www.mileslewis.net/australian-architectural/

Main source: Public Records Office of Victoria, BDM Victoria and the Melbourne edition of the Sands & McDougall directoy.