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Convict uniform as punishment

Simon MOULDSAge: 6717761843

Name
Simon MOULDS
Given names
Simon
Surname
MOULDS
Also known as
Simon MOULD
Birth about 1776
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott3_8
Note: If he was aged 19 years at the time of his conviction, this would make his year of birth about 1778.
Convicted
Sentenced to Life
1797 (Age 21)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names
Note: Aged 19 years.
Transported
To Australia
November 7, 1797 (Age 21)
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott3_8
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: The Transports
Convict
Arrived on board the "Barwell"
May 18, 1798 (Age 22)
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott3_8
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names
Note: The "Barwell" displaced 796 tons. The Master was John Cameron and the Surgeon was J. Sharpe.
Birth of a son
#1
Simon DAVIS
March 29, 1805 (Age 29)
Citation details: V18051426 1A/1805 DAVIS SIMON ANN --
Text:

and also this reference:

V1805427 148/1805 DAVIS SIMON UNKNOWN ANN

Citation details: 23 October 2016
Text:

In part:

"Simon Mould(s) born 29th March 1805 Parramatta Bpt. 19 May 1805 at St. Johns C. of E. Parramatta."

Christening of a sonSimon DAVIS
May 19, 1805 (Age 29)
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 23 October 2016
Text:

In part:

"Simon Mould(s) born 29th March 1805 Parramatta Bpt. 19 May 1805 at St. Johns C. of E. Parramatta."

Note: St. John's
Birth of a daughter
#2
Susannah DAVIS
September 10, 1808 (Age 32)
Citation details: V18082441 1A/1808 DAVIS SUSANNAH ANN
Text:

and also this reference:

V1808716 148/1808 DAVIS SUSANNAH UNKNOWN ANN

Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: 26 October 2016
Text:

In part:

"Susannah Mould(s) born 10th September 1808 at Parramatta Bpt. 30 June 1811 at St. Johns C. of E. Parramatta."

Birth of a daughter
#3
Charlotte DAVIS
April 1, 1811 (Age 35)
Citation details: V18112442 1A/1811 DAVIS CHARLOTTE -- ANN --
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: 26 October 2016
Text:

In part:

"Charlotte Mould(s) born 1st April 1811 at Parramatta Bpt. 30th June 1811 at St. Johns C. of E. Parramatta."

Christening of a daughterSusannah DAVIS
June 30, 1811 (Age 35)
Address: St. John's
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 26 October 2016
Text:

In part:

"Susannah Mould(s) born 10th September 1808 at Parramatta Bpt. 30 June 1811 at St. Johns C. of E. Parramatta."

Christening of a daughterCharlotte DAVIS
June 30, 1811 (Age 35)
Address: St. John's
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 26 October 2016
Text:

In part:

"Charlotte Mould(s) born 1st April 1811 at Parramatta Bpt. 30th June 1811 at St. Johns C. of E. Parramatta."

Pardoned
Conditional pardon
January 13, 1813 (Age 37)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Conditional Pardons
Birth of a son
#4
John DAVIS
March 29, 1814 (Age 38)
Citation details: V1814901 148/1814 DAVIES JOHN UNKNOWN ANN
Text:

and also this reference:

V18143419 1A/1814 DAVIES JOHN -- ANN

Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott3_8
Citation details: 26 October 2016
Text:

In part:

"John Mould(s) born 29th March 1814 at Parramatta Bpt. 9th October 1814 at St. Johns C. of E. Parramatta"

Christening of a sonJohn DAVIS
October 9, 1814 (Age 38)
Address: St. John's
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 26 October 2016
Text:

In part:

"John Mould(s) born 29th March 1814 at Parramatta Bpt. 9th October 1814 at St. Johns C. of E. Parramatta"

Religious marriageAnn DAVISView this family
February 21, 1820 (Age 44)
Address: St. Johns'
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott3_8
Citation details: V1820947 147B/1820 MOULD SIMON DAVIS ANN CB
Text:

and also this reference:

V18202492 3A/1820 MOULD SIMON DAVIS ANN CB

Property
Received 80 acres as a grant
after 1820 (Age 44)
Note: Simon received his grant of 50 acres in the Bathurst District of Parramatta. He had sown 14 acres of wheat, maize and barley and now owned 2 horses, 15 cattle, 80 sheep and 10 pigs. The farm was situated in what is now Kellyville on the Old Windsor Road, near the Soccer Academy and Meurants Lane.
Marriage of a childFrancis SHERWOODSusannah DAVISView this family
April 22, 1827 (Age 51)
Citation details: V18274033 3B/1827 SHERWOOD FRANCIS MOULDS SUSANNAH CB
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
ResidenceAnn DAVISView this family
about 1828 (Age 52)
Note: 170 acres of farmland.
Marriage of a childSamuel WOOLLERCharlotte DAVISView this family
May 26, 1828 (Age 52)
Citation details: V18284301 3B/1828 WOOLLER SAMUEL MOULDS CHARLOTTE CB
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott3_8
Marriage of a childSimon DAVISRosetta JAMESView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 25, 1830 (Age 54)
Address: St. John's
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: V18304 14/1830 MOULD SIMON JAMES ROSETTA CB
Note: Married by Rev. Samuel Marsden.
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Ann MOULDS
September 11, 1831 (Age 55)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Rosetta MOULDS
September 27, 1833 (Age 57)
Citation details: V1833128 17/1833 MOLES ROSETTA SIMON ROSETTA --
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Elizabeth MOULDS
November 15, 1836 (Age 60)
Marriage of a childJohn DAVISElizabeth McPECKView this family
Type: Religious marriage
about 1836 (Age 60)
Address: St. John's
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: V1836204 20/1836 MOULD JOHN MCPECK ELIZABETH CB
Death of a granddaughterElizabeth MOULDS
March 18, 1837 (Age 61)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V18372434 21/1837 MOULDS ELIZABETH INFANT -- --
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Mary MOULDS
November 24, 1837 (Age 61)
Citation details: V1837678 21/1837 MOULDS MARY SIMON ROSETTA --
Birth of a grandson
#5
Joseph MOULDS
October 23, 1839 (Age 63)
Citation details: V1839738 23A/1839 MOULDS JOSEPH SIMON ROSETTA --
Death of a grandsonJoseph MOULDS
October 24, 1840 (Age 64)
Birth of a grandson
#6
Simon MOULDS
October 14, 1841 (Age 65)
Citation details: V18411068 25A/1841 MOULDS SIMON SIMON ROSETTA --
Death June 17, 1843 (Age 67)

Citation details: Miscellaneous transcriptions
Burial
Cemetery: St. John's Church of England
Shared note:

St. John's Cemetery, Parramatta, NSW

Extracts from “The Parramatta Cemeteries - St John's" by Judith Dunn of the Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991)

St John’s Cemetery, the oldest existing European burial ground in Australia, was established on the southern outskirts of the Rose Hill settlement in 1790. There were ten burials in the cemetery by the end of 1790 and a further 67 in 1791.

The death of Henry Edward Dodd, 28.1.1791, approximately one year after the first burial in the cemetery, has given Parramatta two important firsts. Dodd was Superintendent of convicts employed in cultivation at Rose Hill and his was the first public funeral in the colony. His headstone is the earliest in situ in Australia. It was an indication of the esteem in which Henry Dodd was held that when the colony was facing famine, a headstone was provided. It simply inscribed, H. E. Dodd 1791.

A Government Order dated Saturday 11 May 1811 stated:

". . . It being a sacred Duty incumbent on All, to guard and protect the Remains of their deceased Friends from every unnecessary Exposure, it hence becomes necessary that the several Consecrated Burial Grounds should be speedily inclosed in a decent manner."

The inhabitants of Parramatta began an Enclosure Fund in accordance with the government order. The resulting ditch and fence cost £82-4-7, a large sum of money in 1811, and indicating that it must have been a very substantial barrier as convict labour was fairly readily available. However, by the early 1820's the bank and ditch enclosure had fallen into decay and Governor Brisbane gave instructions for the brick wall, which still stands, to be built around the site.

Unfortunately, no records survive that detail any aspect of the construction of the wall; tile brickmaker, builder, and cost are all unknown. The bricks are, however, the typical apricot colour and similar in texture to other bricks known to have been made in Parramatta. Many of the bricks in the wall have impressed arrowhead marks. John Clew's bricks, distinguished by his elongated heart frog mark and by their speckled markings due to impurities in the clay, were subsequently used to repair the walls. He had a particular affinity for the cemetery and its wall and when dying, requested he be buried "as close to his beloved brick wall as possible", His grave is alongside the northern boundary.

From the earliest years to late Victorian times the cemetery has seen a huge variety of funerals from the poorest to the most showy and elaborate. Both local and Sydney papers prove a valuable source of information for funeral services and customs of the times. The funeral of D'Arcy Wentworth Esquire took from one o'clock until four o'clock to wend its way from Homebush to the graveside. The Reverend Samuel Marsden was buried "in his own churchyard at Parramatta and upwards of sixty carriages formed the mourning procession.”

In the 1930's the cemetery records were destroyed by fire. Many early Australian church records no longer exist due to flood, fire, vermin or human neglect such as illustrated by the well known entry in a clergyman's wife's diary:

"The following day being wet, I put the girls to the task of cutting up the old church records as I have found the paper more suitable for the use of curling paper for the girls hair. "

Moulds - Simon
Moulds - Simon

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Family with Ann DAVIS - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 21, 1820Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
-15 years
son
3 years
daughter
Susannah DAVIS
Birth: September 10, 1808Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 5, 1896Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Charlotte DAVIS
Birth: April 1, 1811Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 13, 1852New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
John DAVIS
Birth: March 29, 1814Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 19, 1899Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Samuel RICHARDS + Ann DAVIS - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: before 1792Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
6 months
step-son
Samuel RICHARDS
Birth: before July 1, 1792 19Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 1795Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Thomas FOWLES + Ann DAVIS - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: before 1796Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
1 year
step-daughter
Thomas WILLIAMS + Ann DAVIS - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: about 1798Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
1 year
step-son
Thomas WILLIAMS
Birth: about 1798 25Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1879Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
step-daughter
Mary WILLIAMS
Birth: about 1802 29Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1867Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
… … + Ann DAVIS - View this family
wife
son
3 years
daughter
Susannah DAVIS
Birth: September 10, 1808Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 5, 1896Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Charlotte DAVIS
Birth: April 1, 1811Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 13, 1852New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
John DAVIS
Birth: March 29, 1814Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 19, 1899Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthScott - Paul - Family History
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott3_8
ConvictedThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names
TransportedScott - Paul - Family History
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott3_8
ConvictScott - Paul - Family History
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott3_8
PardonedThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Conditional Pardons
MarriageScott - Paul - Family History
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott3_8
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V1820947 147B/1820 MOULD SIMON DAVIS ANN CB
Text:

and also this reference:

V18202492 3A/1820 MOULD SIMON DAVIS ANN CB

PropertyWeb Site - Harrison - Tony
ResidenceWeb Site - Harrison - Tony
DeathAustralian Cemeteries Index
Citation details: Miscellaneous transcriptions
BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index