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Moore, Elizabeth (c. 1783–1832)

Elizabeth Moore (1783- ), a servant, was found guilty on 4 August 1817 at Lancaster Quarter Sessions, Lancashire, of larceny. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney in September 1818 aboard the Maria.

Moore began living with John Ramsay, a farmer, not long after arriving in Sydney; they had two children: Elizabeth Harriet (1819) and John Thomas (1823). The relationship did not last and the children were place in the male and female orphan schools in the late 1820s.

Moore obtained her certificate of freedom on 5 August 1824. She was described as being 5 feet 6 ½ inches tall; with a ruddy complexion; grey, brown hair; and inflamed hazel eyes. 

Moore was found guilty on 26 May 1829 of ‘stealing in a dwelling’, and was sentenced to three months imprisonment in Sydney Gaol, and was ‘disposed of’ on 15 July to Parramatta.

Elizabeth Moore was buried on 18 June 1832 at Parramatta; her age was given as 42.

* information from Biographical Database of Australia — https://www.bda-online.org.au

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'Moore, Elizabeth (c. 1783–1832)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/moore-elizabeth-31381/text38829, accessed 21 June 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1783
Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Death

17 June 1832
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

unknown

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Lancashire
Trial Date: 4 August 1817
(1817)

Pre-transportation

Occupation: domestic servant

Post-transportation

Children: Yes (2)