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Jacob Moses

Jacob Moses, one of 190 convicts transported on the Asia, 03 September 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jacob Moses
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Confectioner
Date of Death: 24th November, 1883
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 53 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Larceny from a person
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Asia 1
Departure date: 3rd September, 1820
Arrival date: 28th December, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 191 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 378
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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D Wong on 4th October, 2012 wrote:

Jacob John Moses was 17 years old when transported for steal 1 watch value £4, 1 chain value 2d., 2 seals value 30s., 1 ring value 5s., and 1 key value 3s., the goods of Charles Newton Mills.

1821: Servant to William Thompson, baker of Sydney.  Petition for permission to go to the Derwent per ‘Caledonia’

28/2/1822: On list of prisoners assigned.
1822: Servant to William Thompson, baker.  Petition for mitigation of sentence to join a brother (Moses Moses) in Hobart Town.
17/1/1823: Re passage to VDL for assignment to his brother.
1/1/1824: Arrived in Hobart Town per Caledonia.
1824: TOL

1826: Married Mary Connolly, the daughter of Henry Connolly (Caledonia 1820).

1827: Jacob had a Confectioner’s shop in Hobart.
Left to return to Sydney.

In March 1828 Jacob and Mary embarked on the brig ‘Woodlark’ bound for the Cape of Good Hope, presumably to London, however, the ship was wrecked in the Torres Straits, and they luckily escaped the ordeal and got themselves back to Moreton Bay after many weeks at sea.

18/8/1829: Jacob has now become John and Mary has become Rebecca, after taking the Jewish faith.  JOHN opens a pastry and confectioner’s shop in George St, Sydney.
1830: Sold the shop and took over the license of the Kings Head Tavern in Penrith.

John became a respected businessman and started the Penrith Races in November 1830.

9/8/1831: Left for Hobart with Rebecca and 3 children per Duckenfield then on 2910/1831 left on the same ship for London.

8/1/1833: Arrived back in Sydney along with his brother Abraham and his wife. Abraham live areound the Monaro area, buying and accumulating much land and businesses along the way.

25/10/1835: John returned to Hobart, purhases land, theatre business and hired horses & buggies and also owned the vessel ‘Maria’.
1842: John became insolvent, this was not to be the last time, because of the depression of the 1840’s.

1844-45: Back in Sydney and opened the St. John’s Tavern at Bowning.

He was living at Yass - 2 daughters Hannah 12, and Sarah 14 were drowned when crossing Barber’s Creek in a gig driven by their father John.

8/1/1854: Rebecca/Mary Connolly died and was buried at Goulburn Jewish Cemetery.

1863: John was living at 625 George St, West, Sydney.
1867: Living at 631 George St.
1882: Living at 365 Sussex Street.

24/11/1883: John died in Sydney.

Son Henry’s surname changed to Moss along the way.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 4th October, 2012 made the following changes:

date of death 24th November, 1883, gender, occupation, crime

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