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John Moxham, one of 215 convicts transported on the Royal George, 25 June 1830
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
||23rd August, 1795
|Date of Death:
||10th September, 1870
life span was 60 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
* Arrival date is estimated
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 408
||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 17th January, 2016 wrote:
John Moxham was 37 years old on arrival. His native place was Hosburn, Wiltshire – He was married, wife Sarah and 6 children at Wiltshire. Sarah died in 1870.
John was 5’6” tall, grey eyes, brown hair.
1830: Assigned to Mr. A Dawson
1832: Assigned to Mr. Adam Amos
NB: Founders and Survivors website have John as dying 21/3/1838 at Lake River, however there were other Moxham’s and Maxham’s etc., around at the same time – so this seems to be an error.
10/7/1843: Married Margaret Stevens (Jane 1833) they had 5 children listed, all girls, but could have had up to 7.
John was working as a carrier and he was also a farmer in the 1840’s.
April 1852: COF
27/4/1852: Steerage Passenger – Launceston to Melbourne – first of several trips he made to Melbourne.
13/9/1870 The Mercury, Hobart:
DEATH. Moxham. - On 10th September, Arthur street, New Town Road, John Moxham aged 78 years. Friends are respect-fully invited to attend the funeral which will move from his late residence at 2 o’clock on Wednesday. Melbourne papers please copy. 4996
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 17th January, 2016 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1793 (prev. 0000), date of death: 10th September, 1870 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime
Mary Moxham on 24th July, 2017 made the following changes:
date of birth: 23rd August, 1795 (prev. 1793)