Irish-Australian journalist. Né Joseph Michael David Forde. Born 9 May 1840, Dublin, Ireland. Married (1) Ellen Daly Creeden, 1862, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (2) Amy Anne Beasley Rigney, 1918, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Died 3 May 1929, Hazelbrook, NSW, Australia.
As 'Hayseed' and 'Old Chum' wrote numerous columns for the Sydney Sportsman and Truth, such as Sportsmen of the Past, Old Theatricals and Mummer Memoirs (1904-1914), Early Melbourne and Early Sydney. Also wrote as 'The Oldest Inhabitant' and 'The Rambler'.