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Moses Carroll

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Moses Carroll
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 56 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Ireland. Dublin
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Regalia
Departure date: 14th March, 1826
Arrival date: 5th August, 1826
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 127 other convicts


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Keith South on 26th February, 2015 wrote:

Native of Wexford, age 36, married with three children.

Lorraine Mason on 11th September, 2020 wrote:

Moses Carroll is my husbands 4 times great grand father who was married to Sarah Brown just before he was transported for life to Australia. His daughter Mary Ann Carroll married Richard Gorman (2 times great grandfather) and their daughter married Edwin Coulter(husbands great grandfather)son of convict Samuel Coulter and Rachel Wilson.

D Wong on 11th September, 2020 wrote:

30 Aug 1825:  Saunders’s News-Letter Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

Moses Carroll stood indicted for stopping Charles Reilly the highway, on the 17th August, at Island-bridge, and robbing him of certain articles of wearing apparel.

Moses was listed as 36 years old on arrival.

Native Place: Wexford.

Moses was illiterate, 5’6ΒΌ” tall, dark ruddy complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, very good, two scars on top of nose, scar over right eyebrow, a quantity of hair grows on the right should and down the right side of the back.

25 August 1831
Place: Ireland
Source: National Archives of Ireland Document FS1831 1
Details: List of wives and families of convicts in New South Wales who are recommended by the Governor of that colony to be provided with a free passage for the purpose of joining such convicts. Wife, Sarah Brown, residing at Brabazan Row adjoining Newmarket Liberty, Dublin.

1833:  Free passengers on the ‘Surry’ from Ireland in 1833 - Sarah Carroll, Mary Carroll aged 17; James Carroll aged 13; Peter Carroll aged 8.

Served as constable in district of Brisbane Water from 1834 to 1840.

Brisbane Water:
Recommended for reward for risking his life in the apprehension of thre natives wanted for robbery.

Surname: Carroll
First Name: Moses
Ship: -
Date: 18 January 1835
Place: Brisbane Water
Source: Gosford (Brisbane Water) Court of Petty Sessions 1826 - 1874 (Ancestry)
Details: No. 35/2…Sir, I have the honor to state for the information of His Excellency the Governor that Constable Moses Carroll, Henry Anderson, George Mason and Adam Rainey were gathered at Duralong near Wyong for the purpose of apprehending some of the black natives concerned in the late robberies, who were continually lurking about the brushes near the hut and occasionally calling and asking for milk and on Friday the 2nd Inst. Six black natives entered the hut, five of whom were entered in the Gazette. Immediately after they entered the hut the door was closed and the four white men attempted to secure them, but the blacks being so resolute and seizing hold of their fire arms they were obliged in self-defence to fire at Jack Jones who is a very powerful man, and wounded him severely in the neck before any of them would surrender. During the scuffle three of them made their escape through a small hole that was cut in the slabs and those named in the margin (Jack Jones, Nimbo and Jago) were apprehended and conveyed safe to the lockup at this place and given over by Carroll and his party on the 4th inst. and made their escape the same day under the following circumstances. (Jack Jones has since been taken and forwarded to Sydney gaol). Constable William Smith who had charge of the lock up opened the door on the afternoon of the 4th inst. to give the blacks some water and immediately he had drawn the bolt they pushed the door suddenly open against him. Nimbo and Jago who were handcuffed together seized hold of the constable with their leisure hands while the third (Jack Jones) who was sitting on the floor and was so severely wounded in his neck by the party who took him, was considered as unable to move but as soon as one of the blacks spoke to him in his own language he struck the constable a blow which nearly stunned him, the other two then dragged him from the lockup tore off his jacket and kept fast hold of him shaking him and occasionally striking him with the handcuffs that were fastened to their hands and after about twenty minutes struggling with the blacks and as possibility of forcing them back to the lockup the constable with much difficulty disengaged himself during this time Jack Jones had made his escape and before Smith could reach his fire arms the other two made their escape also. The other Constable was at this time on board a vessel in charge of three other blacks for Sydney gaol. Constable Smith should in my opinion have used more precaution by handcuffing the three blacks together, knowing what a set he had to deal with ( as the leg irons were in use on the blacks on board the vessel) as they are very determined and require more caution to be looked after than the white prisoners. Constable Carroll and his party after risking their lives in apprehending the three blacks are entitled to the reward offered for their apprehension and I beg leave to be informed in what manner those are to be rewarded who apprehended the blacks thus escaped.

25/11/1835: CP

2/10/1838: Maitland - Burial date of Sarah Carroll, wife of Constable Carroll.

1839: Newcastle - Application to marry Margaret Hegarty per Diamond.

1838: Married at Newcastle/Raymond Terrace.

1841 Census: At Coorumbung.

Convict Changes History

Keith South on 26th February, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi?requestType=Search&ship=Regalia+(1826 (prev. ), firstname: Moses, surname: Carroll, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1790, date of

Keith South on 26th February, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, occupation, crime

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