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Moulton, William (c. 1754–1810)

William Moulton (c.1754-1810) was a marine in the 18th (Plymouth) Company when he arrived at Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Sirius as part of the First Fleet. He served at Port Jackson in Watkin Tench's Company.

After being sent to Norfolk Island in 1792, Moulton decided to remain as a settler and was granted 60 acres. By the end of the year he was selling grain to the government. Nine acres were cultivated by October 1793. At mid-June 1794 he was living with Jane Meech; they had one child.

Moulton left Norfolk Island with his wife (Meech — presumably they had married, the date is not known) and child for Norfolk Island (Tasmania) on the Porpoise in December 1808, settling on a 53 acre farm at New Town.

William Moulton's burial was registered at St David's Hobart on 14 January 1810; his age was given as 55.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), pp 255-56

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'Moulton, William (c. 1754–1810)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/moulton-william-30993/text38362, accessed 4 December 2020.

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