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William Moore

William Moore, one of 179 convicts transported on the Agamemnon, 22 April 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: William Moore
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 17th October, 1803
Occupation: Stable boy
Date of Death: 5th September, 1863
Age: 59 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 59 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Burglary
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Agamemnon
Departure date: 22nd April, 1820
Arrival date: 22nd September, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 298, New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Gai Royston on 30th April, 2013 wrote:

Married 2.5.1833 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia to Margaret ?

Pamela McRae on 19th January, 2015 wrote:

William met Margaret Young at Wollombi, NSW where they married on 6 March 1833. They had 14 children that I have been able to find.  William received Condition Pardon in 1837.  They were my 4th great grandparents.

Archie Moore on 15th December, 2019 wrote:

Arrival - 1820

02 May 1833 • Christ Church, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

William Moore and John Smith indicted 1st December 1819 for burglarilously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Robert Greory Dendy (a tailor) about 7’oclock on the night of 13th of November 1819, at Hampton, Middlesex with intent to steal and burgulariously stealing therein twenty-three yard of corduroy value 31; eighteen yards of flannel, value 21; twenty yards of wooden cord, vale 7.1; and two waist-coat pieces, value 30 s, his property.

He was pardoned by Major General Sir Richard Bourke on 19th of May 1836.

Heather Stevens on 10th August, 2020 wrote:

Details of the trial are in the Old Bailey website: https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?id=t18191201-3-defend110&div=t18191201-3#highlight 

Convict Indent: William Moore, Aged: 18 years Born: London; Stable Boy, 5 ft 3 1/2 in; Complexion: Fair ruddy; Hair: Light brown; Eyes: Hazel; Court: Gaol Delivery, Tried: 1 Dec 1819, at Middlesex, Sentence: Life. 

1822, 1825 muster and 1828 census: Assigned as a Labourer, to William Williams, Windsor/Pitt Town

1829 Ticket of Leave number 29/275: Allowed to remain in the District of Hawkesbury

1832 Ticket of Leave Number: 32/0996 Year: Allowed to remain in the District of Wollombi

Marriage 2 May 1833 Christ Church, Newcastle, New South Wales: William Moore, age 30, to Margaret Young, age 22, (convict ship Earl of Liverpool 1831) both of Wollombi. They had previously applied to the Governor for permission to marry. William signed, Margaret marked with a cross. Witnesses were John Moore and Charlotte Moore both of Newcastle.

 
They had 12 children, all surviving into adulthood.

1836 Conditional Pardon recommended date 19 May 1836

In January 1863 William wrote his will, leaving his estate to his wife Margaret - this included the real estate 56 acres of land at Walloribi Brook (lot 27), 100 acres at Walloribi Brook (lot 26), and 1 acre, 3 roods and 20 perches in the town of Wollombi (lot 9).

Death 5 September 1863 Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia.

Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Thursday 10 September 1863, page 3:
WOLLOMBI.
I regret to have to report the death of an old and much-respected resident of this district, Mr. William Moore, the father of a large family, whose sudden decease has bereaved them of a kind parent. The unfortunate gentleman had been ailing some time, but was in apparent good health when he retired to rest on Friday night, but early in the morning of Saturday he was a corpse. His funeral took place yesterday (Sunday), and notwithstanding the incessant rain, which descended in torrents, there was a large attendance of friends. The Rev. Canon Greaves performed the funeral service in his usually impressive way.

Death Certificate: William Moore, farmer, age 59 years and 11 months, Cause of death ‘Disease of the heart, 3 hours’, born London, parents unknown, married age 29 Newcastle to Margaret Young, informant daughter Catherine Crothers. Burial 6 Sep 1863 CofE Wollombi. Children listed in death certificate: Catherine 29, William 27, Mary Ann 26, James Thomas 25, Sarah Sophia 24, Isabella 22, John 21, Henry 19, Richard 18, George 13, Joseph 14, Francis 11.

Convict Changes History

Gai Royston on 30th April, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 1803, gender

Pamela McRae on 19th January, 2015 made the following changes:

date of death: 5th September, 1863 (prev. 0000)

Archie Moore on 15th December, 2019 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 298, New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870 (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Ro

Iris Dunne on 15th December, 2019 made the following changes:

occupation

Heather Stevens on 10th August, 2020 made the following changes:

occupation

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