Simon Mould, 17761843 (aged 67 years)

Name
Simon Mould
Given names
Simon
Surname
Mould
Name
Simon Moulds
Given names
Simon
Surname
Moulds
Name
Simon Moles
Given names
Simon
Surname
Moles
Birth about 1776 24

Christening November 10, 1776 25 (aged 0)
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Name Simon Mould Gender Male Christening Date 10 Nov 1776 Christening Place Enfield, Middlesex, England Father's Name Simon Mould Mother's Name Charlotta Mould [also] Name Simon Mould Gender Male Christening Date 10 Nov 1776 Christening Place SAINT ANDREW,ENFIELD,LONDON,ENGLAND Father's Name Simon Mould Mother's Name Charlotta

Christening of a brotherWilliam Moulds
November 22, 1779 (aged 3 years)
Birth of a sisterSusanna Eleanor Moulds
about 1788 (aged 12 years)

Christening of a sisterSusanna Eleanor Moulds
September 7, 1788 (aged 12 years)
Text:

Name Susanna Eleanor Mould Gender Female Christening Date 07 Sep 1788 Christening Place SAINT ANDREW,ENFIELD,LONDON,ENGLAND Father's Name Simon Mould Mother's Name Charlotte

Death of a fatherSimon Mould
about 1791 (aged 15 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Marshall Moulds
June 15, 1792 (aged 16 years)

Christening of a sisterSarah Marshall Moulds
June 15, 1792 (aged 16 years)
Immigration May 18, 1798 (aged 22 years)
Source: unknown
Text:

Simon was a convict. He was tried at Essex, Chelmsford Lent Assizes on the 8th March 1797 and his partner in crime was William Presnell. They were both labourers from the parish of Plaistow, County of Essex. Simon and Presnell were committed and charged on 13th September 1796 for stealing one cow calf and chattels of Elizabeth Hicks and Simon was also charged with stealing one heiffer to the value of seven pounds and chattels belonging to John Bonnett. Simon's punishment was transportation for the term of his natural life. 'on the eight day of February in the Thirty Seventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, King of Great Britain, with force and arms at the parish aforesaid one Mare of the Price of Ten Pounds of the Goods and Chattels of John Que then and there being found feloniously did steal take and lead away against the peace of our said Lord and King his Crown and Dignity.' 'William Presnell...and Simon Moulds, late of the same, Labourer, on the sixteenth day of August, in the thirty sixth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third King of Great Britain with force and arms at the parish aforesaid in the county aforesaid one cow of the price of...pounds and one heiffer the price of ... pounds... good and chattels of Joseph Osborne...' 'Committed 13 September 1796, by Thomas Barnard Esq. charged upon the oaths of John Hicks and others for feloniously stealing one cow calf to the value of thirty shillings the Goods and Chattels of Elizabeth Hicks - Simon charged upon the oath of John Bonnott and others for feloniously sealing one Heiffer of the value of Seven Pounds the Goods and Chattels of the said John Bonnott.' Sentenced to life. Simon Moulds and William Presnell, his partner in crime, left Portsmouth on the ship "Barwell" on 7 Nov 1897 and arrived in Sydney on 18 May 1798.

Text:

The ship Barwell arrived in NSW 18 May 1798

Citation details:

Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 225 (113)

Text:

Simon Moulds, one of 311 convicts transported on the ship Barwell, September 1797. Sentence details: Convicted at Essex Assizes for a term of life on 08 March 1797. Vessel: Barwell. Date of Departure: September 1797. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

Alt. Christening May 18, 1798 (aged 22 years)
Note: Simon was re-baptised on board the ship 'Barwell' as it neared Sydney on 18 May 1798.
Birth of a sonSimon Moulds
March 29, 1805 (aged 29 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 33, 1805

Text:

Simon Modes son of Simon Modes and Ann Davis was born 29 Mar 1805 and christened 19 May 1805 registered 19 May 1805 by me Samuel Marsden

Christening of a sonSimon Moulds
May 19, 1805 (aged 29 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 33, 1805

Text:

Simon Modes son of Simon Modes and Ann Davis was born 29 Mar 1805 and christened 19 May 1805 registered 19 May 1805 by me Samuel Marsden

Census 1806 (aged 30 years)
Citation details:

1806 muster

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Ann was living together with Simon by 1804. He was still under sentence and worked as a government stock keeper in the Parramatta district. Their son Simon was born there in 1805. In 1806 she was recorded as Simon's houskeeper with 2 male and 2 female children. Simon was recorded as a stock keeper.

Birth of a daughterSusannah Moulds
September 10, 1808 (aged 32 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 62, 1811

Text:

Susannah daughter of Simon Mould and Ann Davies was born Sep 10 1808 and christened Jun 30 1811 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

Occupation
Farmer
July 14, 1810 (aged 34 years)
Source: unknown
Text:

Simon owned sheep. He was included in a group of 38 people who were invited to the Commissary's office on 14 Jun 1810. If they 'make application at this office on Monday 16 Jul, inst, they will receive and order for such quantities of cloth as they may be entitled to on account of wool delivered at the factory at Parramatta.' A notation in Hassall's day sales book recorded that on 21 May 1810, Simon received Mrs Marden's order for 5 pounds, 6 shillings.

Birth of a daughterCharlotte Moulds
April 1, 1811 (aged 35 years)
Text:

Charlotte daughter of Simon Mould and Ann Davis was born Apr 1 1811 and christened Jun 30 1811 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

Christening of a daughterSusannah Moulds
June 30, 1811 (aged 35 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 62, 1811

Text:

Susannah daughter of Simon Mould and Ann Davies was born Sep 10 1808 and christened Jun 30 1811 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

Christening of a daughterCharlotte Moulds
June 30, 1811 (aged 35 years)
Text:

Charlotte daughter of Simon Mould and Ann Davis was born Apr 1 1811 and christened Jun 30 1811 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

Petition May 1812 (aged 36 years)
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To His Excellency... The humble petition of Simon Moulds, Toongabbee Most humbly sheweth That your excellency's petitioner came to this colony in the ship Barwell under the dreadful sentence of life p and since his arrival has served government as a stock keeper to this period now thirteen years, in which capacity he has ever strove to perform every part of duty with alacrity and zeal to the full satisfaction of the gentleman under whom he has acted. That Your Excellency's petitioner flatters himself thereby, that his general conduct and unremitting attention to his duty since in this colony, will (being conscious of your Excellency's benign goodness) be instrumental in obtaining the prayer of his petition. Your Excellency's petitioner therefore most humbly implores that in consideration to his general good character and long servitude, he may be considered as object worthy an emancipation for which gracious protection of your Excellency's goodness, himself, wife and five children will consider themselves under the strictest type of gratitude and in duty bound to pray... Reference for Character Mr Jamieson Superintendent of Stock John Jamieson Notation by Governor Macquarie that 'the petitioner will receive emancipation in January 1813, in case he continues to conduct himself properly' dated 25 May 1812. Conditional pardon No. 241 granted 31 January 1813, delivered 22 Feb 1813.

Census 1814 (aged 38 years)
Note: He is shown as a labourer living free and independent of Government stores.
Birth of a sonJohn Mould
March 29, 1814 (aged 38 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 80, 1814

Text:

John son of Simon Mould and Ann Davis of Toongabbie was born 29 Mar 1814 and christened Oct 9 1814 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

Christening of a sonJohn Mould
October 9, 1814 (aged 38 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 80, 1814

Text:

John son of Simon Mould and Ann Davis of Toongabbie was born 29 Mar 1814 and christened Oct 9 1814 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

MarriageAnn DavisView this family
February 21, 1820 (aged 44 years)
Text:

Ann and Simon had been living together for about 16 years prior to their marriage. Richard Hill officiated and the witnesses were Edward and Jane Pembre.

Citation details:

No 703 1820 p. 206

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Simon Mould, P.A of the parish of Parramatta and Ann Davis of the same parish were married in this church by banns this 21 day of February 1820 by me Richard Hill Simon signed the register as "Simon Mould" and Ann made her X mark in the presence of Edward Pembre and Jane Pembre who signed the register

Property April 5, 1821 (aged 45 years)
Note:

Simon petitioned Governor Macquarie on 12 May 1820 for a grant of land . He stated he was a free man with a wife and four children and residing on purchased land at Toongabee. Simon received 50 acres at what was then known as the district of Bathurst. The petition further stated that he was following agricultural pursuits and that he had 'thirteen head of horned cattle and sixty sheep'.

This land was granted on 5 April 1821. It was on the western side of the road now called Old Windsor Road, within the now portion 60, Parish of Gidley, County of Cumberland. It was ultimately re-acquired by the government under the Closer Settlement Promotion Scheme.

The grant was described as 'bounded on the south side by Gray and Bland farms bearing west 41 chains 40 links on the west by Doyles farm bearing north 15 chains 20 links on the north by an east line to the Seven Hills Road and on the north east by that road.'

(The mention of 4 children differs to the number of children mentioned in his petition of 1812. If correct a child must have died between those dates).

Note:

"The following LIST of NAMES of NEW SETTLERS, who are to receive GRANTS of LAND, and of OLD SETTLERS, who are to have additional LANDS located for them in the Year 1821, is published for general information: -...Simon Moulds..." (Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 12 May 1821).

Census 1822 (aged 46 years)
Citation details:

1822 muster

Text:

Moulds, Simeon, conditional Pardon, Barwell, life, landholder, Parramatta Moulds, 13, born in the colony Moulds, born in the colony, child of above Moulds, born in the colony, child of above Moulds, born in the colony, child of above Moulds, 9, born in the colony, child of above Moulds, Simon, 17, born in the colony, son of above, Parramatta

Correspondence
Correspondence
February 1822 (aged 46 years)
Note: In a petition to Governor Thomas Brisbane made in 1822, Simon referred to the previous 50 acre grant, seven acres of which had been felled, cleared and in cultivation with a dwelling house erected thereon, and that he had a wife and four children dependent on him; in this petition, Simon asked that he, his wife and family and a government man be victualled on his majesty's stores.
Property
Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
June 30, 1823 (aged 47 years)

Note: On 30 jun 1823 Simon was granted 60 acres at Castle Hill by Governor Brisbane. This land is portion 104, Parish of South Colah, County of Cumberland. Referred to in the will of Simon the younger, that this land grant had been made to his father on 30 Jun 1823. Other land grants in the Dural/Galston area were also made to Simon.
Census about 1825 (aged 49 years)
Citation details:

1825 muster (1823-1825)

Text:

Moulds, Simon, conditional pardon, Barwell 1790, landholder, Melville and Bathurst Moulds, Susannah, 16, born in the colony Moulds, Charlotte, 13, born in the colony Moulds, John, 11, born in the colony Moulds, Simon, born in the colony

Marriage of a childFrancis SherwoodSusannah MouldsView this family
April 22, 1827 (aged 51 years)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; p. 19, 1827, no. 76

Text:

Francis Sherwood, free of the parish of Prospect and Susannah Molds of the same parish were married in this church by banns with consent of parents this twenty second day of April 1827 by me Samuel Marsden, chaplain Both Francis and Susannah made their X marks in the presence of Thomas Tomkins and Charlotte Williams who both also made their X marks

Text:

She was 18 years of age. She had one child and was expecting another to Francis before marriage. Married at St John's.

Marriage of a childSamuel WoollerCharlotte MouldsView this family
May 26, 1828 (aged 52 years)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; p. 33, 1828, no. 130

Text:

Samuel Wooller age 26 free, Agamemnon Charlotte Moulds, 17, free, native both of the parish of Parramatta were married in this church by banns this 26 day of May 1828 Samuel signed the register and Charlotte made her X mark in the presence of Simon Moulds who made his X mark and Elizabeth Houghes who also made her X mark

Note: Charlotte's name recorded as ''.
Census November 1828 (aged 52 years)
Text:

Moulds, Simon, 54, conditional pardon, Barwell, 1798, life, Protestant, farmer, Seven Hills Moulds, Ann, 54, free by servitude, Lady Juliana, 1790, 7 years, Protestant Moulds, John, 14, born in the colony Moulds, Simon, 23, born in the colony Simon held 170 acres of land of which 54 acres were cleared and 29 acres cultivated. He had 6 horses and 30 cattle.

Marriage of a childSimon MouldsRosetta JamesView this family
January 25, 1830 (aged 54 years)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834

Text:

Simon Mould, free, native, 25, of the parish of Castle Hill and Rosetta James, free, native 16 of the same parish were married in this church by banns with consent of friends this 25th day of Jan 1830 Simon and Rosetta both made their X marks in the register in the presence of Robert Davis and Ann Davis both of Castle Hill who both signed the register

Marriage of a childJohn MouldElizabeth McPeakeView this family
November 7, 1836 (aged 60 years)
Citation details:

Vol 03, Baptisms, 1834-1838; Marriages, 1834-1838; Burials, 1834-1838

Text:

John Moulds, free, native, of the parish of Seven Hills and Elizabeth McPeek, native, of the parish of Baulkham Hills were married in this church by banns this 7th day Nov 1836 John Mould and Elizabeth McPeek both made their X marks in the register in the presence of James Flayde of Parramatta who made his X mark in the register and Mancy Long of Baulkham Hills who made her X mark in the register

Will September 5, 1839 (aged 63 years)

Note:

On 5 September 1839, Simon signed his last will in the presence of Lewis H. Campbell, Joseph Huff and Joseph Leahy.

Simon Moulds Will, 2887 Series, Probate Office: Colony of New South Wales, County of Cumberland to Wit: This is the last will and Testament of me, Simon Moulds of the Parish of Gidley in the County of Cumberland in the Colony of New South Wales, settler, made and published and declared This fifth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousandeight hundred and thirty nine 1839. Being of sound mind and perfect understanding Doth declare and publish this will to be my sole Act and Deed revoking all other Wills.Imprimius) That after all my funeral and testamentary expenses and all just debts and demands are paid, I, Simon aforesaid doth by these present. Will and devise all my personal and real Estates lands Houses Stables Goods Chattels Household furniture plate Lin(n)en Money or other effects in manner following. That is to say to my Lawful wife Ann Davis now Mrs I doth will and devise all my Hereditory Estates such as Land Goods Chattels and all my personal property to have and to hold the same as her rightful Estate with the exception of fifty acres of land my own personal Grant bounded by Tho. Pikes Doyles and Greys and Bryans this farm now described the said Ann to enjoy possess During the natural term of her life with all the profits arising there from and after the death of my wife this farm of fifty acres now recited to revert to my son John the said John to have the Estate or farm only during his life and at the decease of my son John to be then divided between his sons share and share alike-the said land when divided to be held only during the lives of my grandchildren and so in succession from one generation to another for ever: Secondly that my wife Ann have this power and authority over all my personal property with the said disposal of the same as the said Ann may think proper and the said Ann may will and devise the same with the exception of the fifty acres already mentioned which my son John is to possess after her death. Be it further expressly understood I Simon Moulds foresaid doth appoint and declare my wife Ann Moulds to be my sole and only Executrix and Administrator to this my last Will and testament doing away and revoking all other former wills or Testamentary documents with ample power and armed with authority to sue all and every person or persons that may be in any ways indebted to me at my decease and apply the same to her own use and behoof as her own lawful property and be it further understood that the power and authority vested at my demise to the said Ann she may at any time administer to the same. In Testimony to this Will I simon Moulds hath set my hand and seal this fifth day of September in this year 1839 Simon (L.S.?) Witnesses, Lewis H. Campbell Joseph Huff Joseph Leahy. 15th June 1854 This day upon petition administration with the will annexed of Simon , deceased, was granted to John eldest son of Testator. Testator died 17th June 1843. Goods sworn at under 100 pounds. Letters dated the same day.

Death June 17, 1843 (aged 67 years)
Burial June 20, 1843 (3 days after death)
Text:

Sacred to the Memory of Simon Moulds who departed this life 17th of June, 1843, aged 67 yrs. Farewell dear wife dear Children adieu I leave this World and part from you Hope in heaven to meet Around when Christ shall Make the trumpet sound Also of Ann Moulds who died March 11, 1854 aged 80 yrs. Section 3 H 9.

Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1889; p. 51, 1843, no. 759

Text:

Simon Mools [sic] of Castle Hill Died Jun 17 Buried Jun 20 age 67 years, a farmer J. Allan officiating minister

Family with parents
father
17511791
Christening: June 7, 1751Much Haddam, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: about 1791England, United Kingdom
mother
Marriage
Marriage: April 16, 1773Much Haddam, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
19 months
elder sister
1774
Christening: November 13, 1774 23Enfield, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death:
18 years
younger sister
1792
Birth: June 15, 1792 41
Death:
-16 years
himself
17761843
Birth: about 1776 24
Death: June 17, 1843Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
13 years
younger sister
1788
Birth: about 1788 36
Death:
-8 years
younger brother
1779
Christening: November 22, 1779 28St Andrews, Enfield, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death:
Family with Ann Davis
himself
17761843
Birth: about 1776 24
Death: June 17, 1843Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17731854
Birth: 1773St George, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 11, 1854Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 21, 1820Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-15 years
son
18051874
Birth: March 29, 1805 29 32Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 31, 1874Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18081896
Birth: September 10, 1808 32 35New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 3, 1896Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18111852
Birth: April 1, 1811 35 38Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 13, 1852Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18141899
Birth: March 29, 1814 38 41Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 19, 1899Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Samuel Richards + Ann Davis
partner’s partner
wife
17731854
Birth: 1773St George, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 11, 1854Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: between 1791 and 1795
2 years
step-son
Thomas Fowles + Ann Davis
partner’s partner
wife
17731854
Birth: 1773St George, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 11, 1854Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: about 1795
18 months
step-daughter
Thomas Williams + Ann Davis
partner’s partner
1803
Birth:
Death: March 11, 1803Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17731854
Birth: 1773St George, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 11, 1854Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: about 1798
2 years
step-son
17991879
Birth: 1799 26New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1879Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
step-daughter
18021867
Birth: June 10, 1802 29Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 28, 1867New South Wales, Australia
Birthestimated from date of baptism/christening
ChristeningChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Familysearch. England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. [database on-line]: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2008
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Name Simon Mould Gender Male Christening Date 10 Nov 1776 Christening Place Enfield, Middlesex, England Father's Name Simon Mould Mother's Name Charlotta Mould [also] Name Simon Mould Gender Male Christening Date 10 Nov 1776 Christening Place SAINT ANDREW,ENFIELD,LONDON,ENGLAND Father's Name Simon Mould Mother's Name Charlotta

Immigrationunknown
Text:

Simon was a convict. He was tried at Essex, Chelmsford Lent Assizes on the 8th March 1797 and his partner in crime was William Presnell. They were both labourers from the parish of Plaistow, County of Essex. Simon and Presnell were committed and charged on 13th September 1796 for stealing one cow calf and chattels of Elizabeth Hicks and Simon was also charged with stealing one heiffer to the value of seven pounds and chattels belonging to John Bonnett. Simon's punishment was transportation for the term of his natural life. 'on the eight day of February in the Thirty Seventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, King of Great Britain, with force and arms at the parish aforesaid one Mare of the Price of Ten Pounds of the Goods and Chattels of John Que then and there being found feloniously did steal take and lead away against the peace of our said Lord and King his Crown and Dignity.' 'William Presnell...and Simon Moulds, late of the same, Labourer, on the sixteenth day of August, in the thirty sixth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third King of Great Britain with force and arms at the parish aforesaid in the county aforesaid one cow of the price of...pounds and one heiffer the price of ... pounds... good and chattels of Joseph Osborne...' 'Committed 13 September 1796, by Thomas Barnard Esq. charged upon the oaths of John Hicks and others for feloniously stealing one cow calf to the value of thirty shillings the Goods and Chattels of Elizabeth Hicks - Simon charged upon the oath of John Bonnott and others for feloniously sealing one Heiffer of the value of Seven Pounds the Goods and Chattels of the said John Bonnott.' Sentenced to life. Simon Moulds and William Presnell, his partner in crime, left Portsmouth on the ship "Barwell" on 7 Nov 1897 and arrived in Sydney on 18 May 1798.

ImmigrationBateson, Charles. The convict ships 1787-1868. 2nd ed. Glasgow : Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd., 1985 ie 1969
Text:

The ship Barwell arrived in NSW 18 May 1798

ImmigrationState Library of Queensland. Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 [database on-line].
Citation details:

Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 87, Class and Piece Number HO11/1, Page Number 225 (113)

Text:

Simon Moulds, one of 311 convicts transported on the ship Barwell, September 1797. Sentence details: Convicted at Essex Assizes for a term of life on 08 March 1797. Vessel: Barwell. Date of Departure: September 1797. Place of Arrival: New South Wales.

CensusAncestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Citation details:

1806 muster

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Ann was living together with Simon by 1804. He was still under sentence and worked as a government stock keeper in the Parramatta district. Their son Simon was born there in 1805. In 1806 she was recorded as Simon's houskeeper with 2 male and 2 female children. Simon was recorded as a stock keeper.

Occupationunknown
Text:

Simon owned sheep. He was included in a group of 38 people who were invited to the Commissary's office on 14 Jun 1810. If they 'make application at this office on Monday 16 Jul, inst, they will receive and order for such quantities of cloth as they may be entitled to on account of wool delivered at the factory at Parramatta.' A notation in Hassall's day sales book recorded that on 21 May 1810, Simon received Mrs Marden's order for 5 pounds, 6 shillings.

PetitionAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1825 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.
Text:

To His Excellency... The humble petition of Simon Moulds, Toongabbee Most humbly sheweth That your excellency's petitioner came to this colony in the ship Barwell under the dreadful sentence of life p and since his arrival has served government as a stock keeper to this period now thirteen years, in which capacity he has ever strove to perform every part of duty with alacrity and zeal to the full satisfaction of the gentleman under whom he has acted. That Your Excellency's petitioner flatters himself thereby, that his general conduct and unremitting attention to his duty since in this colony, will (being conscious of your Excellency's benign goodness) be instrumental in obtaining the prayer of his petition. Your Excellency's petitioner therefore most humbly implores that in consideration to his general good character and long servitude, he may be considered as object worthy an emancipation for which gracious protection of your Excellency's goodness, himself, wife and five children will consider themselves under the strictest type of gratitude and in duty bound to pray... Reference for Character Mr Jamieson Superintendent of Stock John Jamieson Notation by Governor Macquarie that 'the petitioner will receive emancipation in January 1813, in case he continues to conduct himself properly' dated 25 May 1812. Conditional pardon No. 241 granted 31 January 1813, delivered 22 Feb 1813.

MarriageMote, Robert. Ozigen - Australian Genealogy: family trees of mainly Australian families with UK and Irish ancestry. [database - online]
Text:

Ann and Simon had been living together for about 16 years prior to their marriage. Richard Hill officiated and the witnesses were Edward and Jane Pembre.

MarriageAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Citation details:

No 703 1820 p. 206

Text:

Simon Mould, P.A of the parish of Parramatta and Ann Davis of the same parish were married in this church by banns this 21 day of February 1820 by me Richard Hill Simon signed the register as "Simon Mould" and Ann made her X mark in the presence of Edward Pembre and Jane Pembre who signed the register

CensusAncestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Citation details:

1822 muster

Text:

Moulds, Simeon, conditional Pardon, Barwell, life, landholder, Parramatta Moulds, 13, born in the colony Moulds, born in the colony, child of above Moulds, born in the colony, child of above Moulds, born in the colony, child of above Moulds, 9, born in the colony, child of above Moulds, Simon, 17, born in the colony, son of above, Parramatta

CensusAncestry.com. New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806-1849 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Citation details:

1825 muster (1823-1825)

Text:

Moulds, Simon, conditional pardon, Barwell 1790, landholder, Melville and Bathurst Moulds, Susannah, 16, born in the colony Moulds, Charlotte, 13, born in the colony Moulds, John, 11, born in the colony Moulds, Simon, born in the colony

CensusCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
Text:

Moulds, Simon, 54, conditional pardon, Barwell, 1798, life, Protestant, farmer, Seven Hills Moulds, Ann, 54, free by servitude, Lady Juliana, 1790, 7 years, Protestant Moulds, John, 14, born in the colony Moulds, Simon, 23, born in the colony Simon held 170 acres of land of which 54 acres were cleared and 29 acres cultivated. He had 6 horses and 30 cattle.

DeathDunn, Judith, The Parramatta cemeteries: St John's. Parramatta: Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991
BurialDunn, Judith, The Parramatta cemeteries: St John's. Parramatta: Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991
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Sacred to the Memory of Simon Moulds who departed this life 17th of June, 1843, aged 67 yrs. Farewell dear wife dear Children adieu I leave this World and part from you Hope in heaven to meet Around when Christ shall Make the trumpet sound Also of Ann Moulds who died March 11, 1854 aged 80 yrs. Section 3 H 9.

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Vol 04, 1839-1889; p. 51, 1843, no. 759

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Simon Mools [sic] of Castle Hill Died Jun 17 Buried Jun 20 age 67 years, a farmer J. Allan officiating minister

SourceMote, Robert. Ozigen - Australian Genealogy: family trees of mainly Australian families with UK and Irish ancestry. [database - online]
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Alt. Christening

Simon was re-baptised on board the ship 'Barwell' as it neared Sydney on 18 May 1798.

Census

He is shown as a labourer living free and independent of Government stores.

Property

Simon petitioned Governor Macquarie on 12 May 1820 for a grant of land . He stated he was a free man with a wife and four children and residing on purchased land at Toongabee. Simon received 50 acres at what was then known as the district of Bathurst. The petition further stated that he was following agricultural pursuits and that he had 'thirteen head of horned cattle and sixty sheep'.

This land was granted on 5 April 1821. It was on the western side of the road now called Old Windsor Road, within the now portion 60, Parish of Gidley, County of Cumberland. It was ultimately re-acquired by the government under the Closer Settlement Promotion Scheme.

The grant was described as 'bounded on the south side by Gray and Bland farms bearing west 41 chains 40 links on the west by Doyles farm bearing north 15 chains 20 links on the north by an east line to the Seven Hills Road and on the north east by that road.'

(The mention of 4 children differs to the number of children mentioned in his petition of 1812. If correct a child must have died between those dates).

Correspondence

In a petition to Governor Thomas Brisbane made in 1822, Simon referred to the previous 50 acre grant, seven acres of which had been felled, cleared and in cultivation with a dwelling house erected thereon, and that he had a wife and four children dependent on him; in this petition, Simon asked that he, his wife and family and a government man be victualled on his majesty's stores.

Property

On 30 jun 1823 Simon was granted 60 acres at Castle Hill by Governor Brisbane. This land is portion 104, Parish of South Colah, County of Cumberland. Referred to in the will of Simon the younger, that this land grant had been made to his father on 30 Jun 1823. Other land grants in the Dural/Galston area were also made to Simon.

Will

On 5 September 1839, Simon signed his last will in the presence of Lewis H. Campbell, Joseph Huff and Joseph Leahy.

Simon Moulds Will, 2887 Series, Probate Office: Colony of New South Wales, County of Cumberland to Wit: This is the last will and Testament of me, Simon Moulds of the Parish of Gidley in the County of Cumberland in the Colony of New South Wales, settler, made and published and declared This fifth day of September in the year of our Lord One thousandeight hundred and thirty nine 1839. Being of sound mind and perfect understanding Doth declare and publish this will to be my sole Act and Deed revoking all other Wills.Imprimius) That after all my funeral and testamentary expenses and all just debts and demands are paid, I, Simon aforesaid doth by these present. Will and devise all my personal and real Estates lands Houses Stables Goods Chattels Household furniture plate Lin(n)en Money or other effects in manner following. That is to say to my Lawful wife Ann Davis now Mrs I doth will and devise all my Hereditory Estates such as Land Goods Chattels and all my personal property to have and to hold the same as her rightful Estate with the exception of fifty acres of land my own personal Grant bounded by Tho. Pikes Doyles and Greys and Bryans this farm now described the said Ann to enjoy possess During the natural term of her life with all the profits arising there from and after the death of my wife this farm of fifty acres now recited to revert to my son John the said John to have the Estate or farm only during his life and at the decease of my son John to be then divided between his sons share and share alike-the said land when divided to be held only during the lives of my grandchildren and so in succession from one generation to another for ever: Secondly that my wife Ann have this power and authority over all my personal property with the said disposal of the same as the said Ann may think proper and the said Ann may will and devise the same with the exception of the fifty acres already mentioned which my son John is to possess after her death. Be it further expressly understood I Simon Moulds foresaid doth appoint and declare my wife Ann Moulds to be my sole and only Executrix and Administrator to this my last Will and testament doing away and revoking all other former wills or Testamentary documents with ample power and armed with authority to sue all and every person or persons that may be in any ways indebted to me at my decease and apply the same to her own use and behoof as her own lawful property and be it further understood that the power and authority vested at my demise to the said Ann she may at any time administer to the same. In Testimony to this Will I simon Moulds hath set my hand and seal this fifth day of September in this year 1839 Simon (L.S.?) Witnesses, Lewis H. Campbell Joseph Huff Joseph Leahy. 15th June 1854 This day upon petition administration with the will annexed of Simon , deceased, was granted to John eldest son of Testator. Testator died 17th June 1843. Goods sworn at under 100 pounds. Letters dated the same day.

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