The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Singleton, Francis Corbet
Singleton, Francis Corbet, was clerk of the Legislative Council and Government Resident of the Murray district, Western Australia, from 1840 to 1847; a member of the Legislative Council of that colony nominated by the Crown, from 1844 to 1847; Auditor-General of South Australia from May 8th, 1847, to Jan. 1851; clerk of the Executive Council of South Australia from Dec. 1850 to Dec. 1851; clerk of the wholly nominated Legislative Council of South Australia from Dec. 1850 to August 1851; clerk of the partly elected Council from August 1851 to Feb. 1857; and clerk of the wholly elected Legislative Council, under the Constitution Act, from Feb. 1857 till his death on May 10th, 1887. Mr. Singleton was the third son of Francis Corbet, of Aclare, co. Meath, who assumed the additional name of Singleton in compliance with the will of his great grand-uncle, the Right Hon. Henry Singleton, sometime Master of the Rolls and Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Ireland. Mr. Singleton, who was born on Dec 17th, 1812, was in the royal navy in early life. He married Louisa, daughter of Rev. Thomas Gore, of Mulranken, co. Wexford.