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Edward Mott

Edward Mott, one of 185 convicts transported on the Countess of Harcourt, 29 April 1828

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Edward Mott
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 25th August, 1807
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1900
Age: 92 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Gloucester City Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date: 8th September, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 184 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 368
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

Maureen Withey on 2nd September, 2019 wrote:

James Hobbs and Edward Mott, for stealing a gun, the property of T. Saunders of Cheltenham. Cheltenham Journal, 21 Jan 1828.

Gloucester, February 9. On Tuesday last the undermentioned convicts were removed from our County Gaol to the Justicia Hulk, at Woolwich, preparatory to their embarkation for New South Wales, under their sentence of transportation for seven years, viz. ... James Hobbs, Ed. Mott, ...
Cheltenham Chronicle, 14 Feb 1828

Maureen Withey on 2nd September, 2019 wrote:

Moreton Bay Records.
Edward Mott- Original Conviction, Gloucester Qr Sess, 8 Jan 1828, 7 yrs for stealing a gun. Trade: Bricklayer. Colonial Sentence at Supreme Court, Sydney, 5 Nov 1831,sentenced to Death, but commuted to Life for stealing from a dwelling-house and putting in fear. To Sydney, 16 March 1839. Description: Native of Gloucestershire, age 24, height 5 ft 2 1/2. Fair comp, light brown hair , light hazle eyes, E. religion.

Sydney Gazette, 8 Nov 1831 reports:
Samuel Reeves, William Collins, and Edward Mott,
were indicted for a robbery in the dwelling-house
of Richard Brookes, and putting the persons therein
in bodily fear, at Mullonga, on the 2nd of July
last. The jury found Collins guilty, and acquitted
the other prisoners.
The same prisoners were again indicted together
with William Wells and George Coppin, for stealing
two sheep, the property of George Williams, at
Mittagong, on the 1st of September last. Guilty.
Mott, Reeves, and Collins, Death; Wells and Coppin,
Death recorded.

Perhaps the oldest colonist in Queensland was Mr. Edward Mott, who passed away quietly in the presence of those he most loved last week. He was a man who was not often seen ; he lived in his bush home at Enoggera, and during recent years at all events came into town very seldom.
The deceased gentleman was born at the beginning of the now dying century—in 1807—and came to New South Wales as far back as 1826. After a residence there of some fourteen years, he travelled over land to what had only a few years before been christened Moreton Bay, (but now the capital of Queensland. Since then he has never left the place. The old gentleman was always interesting, for he had a fund of information and a wealth of incident to impart, which made conversation with him engrossing. He was the only man who has seen Brisbane grow from its inception, and it is fortunate that some of his experiences, his trials, and his troubles — which were typical of other pioneers even later than himself — have been preserved to us by means of Mr. J. J. Knight’s work, “In the Early Days.” His experiences, however, were not confined to the dim and distant past ; only a few years ago an attempt was made on his life, for he was waylaid and almost strangled. The marks he bore with him to hia grave. After this he decided to make a disposition of his property — for be was always a careful man. At the time of his death be was in very comfortable circumstances, but What he prised most was the high esteem in which he was held by a very large circle of friends. The old gentleman was buried on Wednesday in Grovely Cemetery, close to the home in which he had lived for some forty-five years. A large concourse of mourners followed his remains to their last resting place, the fathering including representives of nearly all the families in the district, and numerous busy city men who made the time necessary to pay their respect to the old pioneer. Four daughters survive Mr. Mott —Mrs. A. Clugston, Mrs. T Herraty, Mrs. George Marshall, and Mrs. William Page, all Enoggers. The deceased’s age was 93 years and three days.

The Queenslander, 8 September 1900

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 1st December, 2011 made the following changes:

date of birth 1807-08-25, date of death 1900-00-00, gender m

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