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Tristram Moore

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Tristram Moore
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1765
Occupation: Apothecary
Date of Death: 18th May, 1839
Age: 74 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Irish rebel
Convicted at: Ireland, Londonderry
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Atlas
Departure date: 29th November, 1801
Arrival date: 7th July, 1802
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Mayberry, Peter; Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1868. Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales. Gillen, Mollie; The Founders of Australia.
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Community Contributions

Denis Pember on 14th November, 2015 wrote:

In the colony Tristram had a long relationship with Catherine Johnson (First Fleet Convict, Prince of Wales, 1788). Catherine had several children before she met Tristram and they had at least three of their own.

Tristram was a real rebel in many ways. He would have stood out in the crowd, because of his broad accent and his height. He was over 6 foot tall which was very tall for the period.
In 1807 Tristram was one of several ‘Irish’ convicts who made a bid for freedom in an open boat escape. This did not work out and he was returned to the colony.

Tristram was an apothecary at Sydney Hospital in the Rocks.
Catherine became a landowner when the property of Charles Cross was auctioned. She paid £120 for 100 acres (about half a mile above the Ebenezer Church site) the purchase completed in August 1806. A year later, the title to this property was transferred to Tristram Moore. This appears to be the same 100 acres where they lived in 1828.

Denis Pember on 14th November, 2015 wrote:

Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales:
[Ref M2920] Moore, Chrism, 58, CP, Atlas, 1802, Life, Wilberforce, 100 acres, 35 cleared and cultivated, 1 horse 18 cattle.
[Ref J0482] Johnson, Catherine, 57, FS, Prince of Wales, 1788, Housekeeper to T. Moore at Wilberforce.
(That broad Irish Accent must be the reason for ‘Tristram’ becoming ‘Chrism’.

Marilyn Long on 19th August, 2017 wrote:

From North Ireland land records I have discovered this Tristram Moore added to an Indenture/ Lease on 3 Jan 1768 to replace his deceased grandfather, Tristram Moore. The original Indenture of 1700 included the grandfather Tristram and his father James Moore probably born late 1600s. Children could be added to these leases to extend the life of the lease. The land was in the townland of Carrowreagh north of Limavady in Co Derry. Under the terms of a lease the new life had to be added within 3 months of the deceased being replaced. So this places the birth of Tristram Moore likely in late 1767 at Carrowreagh. From PRONI in Belfast - Ref D/1550/55/5 - 2 pagesof a letter from the Colony to Ireland family can be identified as from Tristram Moore about March/ April 1806.

Convict Changes History

Denis Pember on 14th November, 2015 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Mayberry, Peter; Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1868. Sainty & Johnson; 1828 Census of New South Wales. Gillen, Mollie; The Founders of Australia. (prev. ), firstname: Tristram, surname: Moore, alias1: , alias2: ,

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