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Caroline (Catto) Moulder (c. 1817–1908)

Caroline Clements (1817-1908), a needlewoman and housemaid, was found guilty on 17 May 1832 at the Old Bailey, London, of robbing her master. Sentenced to 7 years transportation she arrived at Sydney aboard the Fanny in February 1833. She was described as being 4 feet 9¼ inches tall, with a ruddy complexion (that was a little freckled), and had light hazel eyes and brown hair. She could read and was a Roman Catholic. She had no previous convictions.

Clements married Joseph Moulder on 6 July 1833 at Bathurst; they had at least eight children.

Caroline Moulder died on 2 January 1908 at Orange, New South Wales. Her cause of death was given as bronchitis (five days) and heart failure (8 hours). She was buried in the Church of England cemetery, Orange. According to her death certificate her mother was Dorothy Clemmens and her father, William Robert Ross Brennan, was a hatter. She had been born in Minola, County Mayo, Ireland.

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'Moulder, Caroline (Catto) (c. 1817–1908)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Clements, Caroline
  • Clemmens, Caroline

c. 1817
Minola, Mayo, Ireland


2 January, 1908 (aged ~ 91)
Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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Convict Record

Crime: theft (house)
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Old Bailey, London
Trial Date: 17 May 1832


Occupation: needlewoman


Children: Yes (8)