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Moore, Catherine (1770–1838)

Catherine Johnson was sentenced to seven years transportation for stealing 15 yards of printed calico from a shop. She arrived in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Prince of Wales as part of the First Fleet. She was sent to Norfolk Island in 1789. By 1794 she was supporting herself and three children. It was not known who the father/s was. She left the island for New South Wales with two children that year.

By 1806 she was living with Tristam Moore. In October 1809 she leased a town lot at The Rocks and received a beer licence in the following year. She bought 100 acres of land in 1806 which she transferred to Moore in 1807.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), pp 193-94

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  • Johnson, Catherine

London, Middlesex, England


18 May 1838
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia

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