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William Mould (c. 1758–?)

William Mould (c.1758- ), a brazier, was found guilty on 11 August 1784 at Guildford, Surrey, of stealing a clock, copper saucepans, two brass candlesticks, eight flat irons, a mahogany chair, and other goods from a house. Sentenced to 7 years transportation, he was sent to the Censor hulk on 8 April 1785 and was discharged to the Scarborough in February 1787. He arrived at Sydney in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet.

By August 1791 Mould was working a farm at the Northern Boundary Farms in partnership with John Thomas Brown and William Bradbury. Bradbury absconded in December 1791 and Brown was buried in January 1792. A grant of 30 acres to Mould, dated 22 February 1792, was marked 'cancelled'. He had also left the Northern Boundary farm by October 1792. No later colonial records have been found for him.

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

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Alternative Names
  • Mold, William
  • Moulds, William

c. 1758

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Convict Record

Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Surrey
Trial Date: 11 August 1784


Occupation: brazier