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Convict uniform as punishment

Margaret MOORE1798

Name
Margaret MOORE
Given names
Margaret
Surname
MOORE
Married name
Margaret KNOCK
Also known as
Mary MOORE
Birth 1798
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names
Publication: Typed document possibly 2003.
Text:

In part:

"born in Dublin"

Moore - Margaret - Certificate of Freedom
Moore - Margaret - Certificate of Freedom

Note: Image kindly provided by Christine D'Ath.

Note: Stated to be 22 years old at the time of her arrival in Australia in 1823. This would mean she was born in about 1801. However the record of her Certificate of Freedom states that she was born in 1798.
Birth of a son
#1
William KNOX

Citation details: 13 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"There were 3 children born to John and Margaret - John Anthony 1825, Michael in 1830 and somewhere in the middle a William who appears in the Male Orphans School. There is a letter to the Colonial Secretary in 1837 saying that Margaret has been a widow for almost 2 years and was in service to a Mr dick a licensed Victualler of Clarence and could not supervise Michael. He was then admitted to the Male Orphan School and in the register I found William . Have never found his birth / baptism."

Conviction
Sentenced to transportation for 7 years
October 16, 1821 (Age 23 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names
Publication: Typed document possibly 2003.
Text:

In part:

"She was sentenced to 7 years in Dublin on 16th October 1821."

Moore - Margaret - Certificate of Freedom
Moore - Margaret - Certificate of Freedom

Note: Image kindly provided by Christine D'Ath.

Convict June 25, 1823 (Age 25 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names and The Transports
Publication: Typed document possibly 2003.
Text:

In part:

"MARGARET MOORE (alias Mary) arrived from Ireland on 25th June 1823 as a convict aboard the “Woodman”."

Moore - Margaret - Certificate of Freedom
Moore - Margaret - Certificate of Freedom

Note: Image kindly provided by Christine D'Ath.

Note: Arrived on board the "Woodman" (1). The master was Henry Ford and the Surgeon was George Fairfowl. She was described as as a native of Dublin, house servant, 4 feet 11½ inch tall, brown and freckled complexion, black hair and hazel eyes.
Assignment
To Ellen Jones
July 28, 1824 (Age 26 years)
Address: Prince Street
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Assignment`
Moore - Margaret - Assignment
Moore - Margaret - Assignment

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Permission to Marry
Permitted to marry John Knock
August 3, 1824 (Age 26 years)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages 1810-1851
Knock - John and Moore - Margaret - Permission to Marry
Knock - John and Moore - Margaret - Permission to Marry

Note: Image kindly provided by Christine DÁth.

Religious marriageJohn Anthony KNOCKView this family
November 6, 1824 (Age 26 years)
Address: St. Mary's Cathedral.
Citation details: 14 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"The parents of Michael Knox were John Anthony Knock and Margaret Moore ( both convicts m Nov 6 1824, St Marys)"

Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages 1810 - 1851
Text:

Reel 6064, 4/1789 p.112. Reel 6013, 4/3512 pp.131, 293.

Birth of a son
#2
John Anthony KNOX
before September 18, 1825 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: V1825507 127/1825 KNOX JOHN A JOHN MARGARET
Text:

There is also this reference:

V1825517 128/1825 KNOX JOHN A JOHN MARGARET

Citation details: 13 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"There were 3 children born to John and Margaret - John Anthony 1825, Michael in 1830 and somewhere in the middle a William who appears in the Male Orphans School. There is a letter to the Colonial Secretary in 1837 saying that Margaret has been a widow for almost 2 years and was in service to a Mr dick a licensed Victualler of Clarence and could not supervise Michael. He was then admitted to the Male Orphan School and in the register I found William . Have never found his birth / baptism."

Publication: Typed document possibly 2003.
Text:

In part:

"There is also a baptism entry for M Anthony Knox and John A Knox in 1825 at St Mary’s Cathedral. This shows in NSW BDM as 2 entries for John A. I have viewed the second one of these and it is from a copy of Father Therry’s diary. There are 2 entries for the Baptism of Michael J Anthony in 1830. One of these is also the copy of Father Therry’s diary. I am unsure if there were 2 earlier children or only one. It is possible there were 2 but if so M Anthony must have died. The birth of John A in 1825 is Michael”s brother."

Death Certificate - Knocks - John Anthony
Death Certificate - Knocks - John Anthony

Note: Image of Death Certificate kindly provided by Christine D'Ath.

Baptism of a sonJohn Anthony KNOX
September 18, 1825 (Age 27 years)
Address: St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral
Knox - John Anthony - Baptism Certificate
Knox - John Anthony - Baptism Certificate

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Certificate of Freedom
Granted No. 28/890
October 16, 1828 (Age 30 years)
Citation details: Reel 4/4295 983
Publication: Typed document possibly 2003.
Text:

In part:

"Margaret was granted a Certificate of Freedom No 28/890 in 1828."

Moore - Margaret - Certificate of Freedom
Moore - Margaret - Certificate of Freedom

Note: Image kindly provided by Christine D'Ath.

Birth of a son
#3
Michael James Anthony KNOX
about 1830 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: 12 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"Michael James Anthony Knox - b 1830, Baptised St Marys Cathedral 1607 reel 125."

Publication: Typed document possibly 2003.
Text:

In part:

"The age given on certificates for Michael calculates back to him being born in 1830. On his death certificate his full name is given as Michael James Anthony Knox having been changed from Michael John Anthony. His birth has been transcribed from St Mary’s Cathedral Parrish Register on to NSW BDMs as a Michael J Anthony with parents of John Anthony and Margaret Moore at St Mary’s Cathedral in 1830 No. 1607 Reel 125. On Michael’s Death Cert his father’s name is shown as John and mother’s name as Margaret Moor."

Baptism of a sonMichael James Anthony KNOX
1830 (Age 32 years)
Address: St. Mary's Cathedral
Citation details: 12 January 2010
Text:

In part:

"Michael James Anthony Knox - b 1830, Baptised St Marys Cathedral 1607 reel 125."

Publication: Typed document possibly 2003.
Text:

In part:

"The age given on certificates for Michael calculates back to him being born in 1830. On his death certificate his full name is given as Michael James Anthony Knox having been changed from Michael John Anthony. His birth has been transcribed from St Mary’s Cathedral Parrish Register on to NSW BDMs as a Michael J Anthony with parents of John Anthony and Margaret Moore at St Mary’s Cathedral in 1830 No. 1607 Reel 125. On Michael’s Death Cert his father’s name is shown as John and mother’s name as Margaret Moor."

Marriage of a childJohn Anthony KNOXKatherine ELLISView this family
Type: Religious marriage
August 6, 1851 (Age 53 years)
Address: By banns Parish of Kapitii, Church of England
Knocks - John Anthony and Ellis - Katherine - Marriage Certificate
Knocks - John Anthony and Ellis - Katherine - Marriage Certificate

Note: Image kindly provided by Christine D'Ath.

Death Certificate - Knocks - John Anthony
Death Certificate - Knocks - John Anthony

Note: Image of Death Certificate kindly provided by Christine D'Ath.

Note: Witnesses were:
Birth of a grandson
#1
Alfred John KNOCKS
December 2, 1851 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: 7 June 2011
Text:

In part:

"Have found details from IGI website that, of John & Catherine’s 9 children, the 5 children still living at the time of their deaths were:

Alfred John Knocks – b. 2 Dec 1851, Otaki, NZ Catherine Margaret Knocks - b. 20 Dec 1855, Otaki, NZ William James Knocks – b. 1859, Otaki, NZ Alice Maud Knocks – b. 1870, Otaki, NZ Emily Ellen Knocks – b. 1872 - Napier, Hawkes Bay, NZ."

Marriage of a childMichael James Anthony KNOXEliza MURRYView this family
Type: Religious marriage
May 6, 1852 (Age 54 years)
Address: St. Mary's Cathedral
Citation details: V185288 98/1852 KNOX MICHAEL MURRY ELIZA LD
Citation details: 12 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"He married Eliza Murry, 6/5/1852 at St Marys Cathedral. V185288 98/1852."

Birth of a grandson
#2
John A KNOX
about 1853 (Age 55 years)
Citation details: V1853563 70/1853 KNOX JOHN A MICHAEL ELIZA
Death of a grandsonJohn A KNOX
about 1854 (Age 56 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V18542491 119/1854 KNOX JOHN A
Citation details: 13 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"There is one correction. The possible death you have for John Knock is not correct. This death is that of the son of Michael and Eliza b 1853."

Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Catherine Margaret KNOCKS
December 20, 1855 (Age 57 years)
Publication: Spreadsheet
Citation details: 7 June 2011
Text:

In part:

"Have found details from IGI website that, of John & Catherine’s 9 children, the 5 children still living at the time of their deaths were:

Alfred John Knocks – b. 2 Dec 1851, Otaki, NZ Catherine Margaret Knocks - b. 20 Dec 1855, Otaki, NZ William James Knocks – b. 1859, Otaki, NZ Alice Maud Knocks – b. 1870, Otaki, NZ Emily Ellen Knocks – b. 1872 - Napier, Hawkes Bay, NZ."

Birth of a grandson
#4
William A KNOX
about 1855 (Age 57 years)
Citation details: V1855326 142A/1855 KNOX WILLIAM MICHAEL ELIZA
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Emily KNOX
about 1857 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: 605/1857 KNOX EMILY MICHAEL A ELIZA SYDNEY
Text:

There is also this reference:

V18571707 142A/1857 KNOX EMILY MICHAEL A ELIZA

Birth of a grandson
#6
William James KNOCKS
1859 (Age 61 years)
Citation details: 7 June 2011
Text:

In part:

"Have found details from IGI website that, of John & Catherine’s 9 children, the 5 children still living at the time of their deaths were:

Alfred John Knocks – b. 2 Dec 1851, Otaki, NZ Catherine Margaret Knocks - b. 20 Dec 1855, Otaki, NZ William James Knocks – b. 1859, Otaki, NZ Alice Maud Knocks – b. 1870, Otaki, NZ Emily Ellen Knocks – b. 1872 - Napier, Hawkes Bay, NZ."

Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Margaret KNOX
about 1859 (Age 61 years)
Citation details: 3054/1859 KNOX MARGARET MICHAEL ELIZA CHIPPENDALE
Text:

There is also this reference:

V18594022 142B/1859 KNOX MARGAT MICHAEL A ELIZA

Birth of a grandson
#8
John A KNOX
about 1863 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: 3075/1863 KNOX JOHN A MICHAEL A ELIZA CHIPPENDALE
Birth of a grandson
#9
Francis Anthony KNOX
about 1864 (Age 66 years)
Citation details: 3500/1864 KNOX FRANCIS A MICHAEL A ELIZA REDFERN
Death of a grandsonFrancis Anthony KNOX
about 1865 (Age 67 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1850/1865 KNOX FRANCIS A MICHAEL ELIZA REDFERN
Birth of a grandson
#10
Francis Anthony KNOX
about 1866 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: 3584/1866 KNOX FRANCIS A MICHAEL A ELIZA REDFERN
Note: The headstone of Francis is inscribed that he was 78 years old at the time of his death in 1944.
Birth of a grandson
#11
Walter KNOX
about 1868 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: 3627/1868 KNOX WALTER MICHAEL A ELIZA REDFERN
Birth of a granddaughter
#12
Alice Maud KNOCKS
1870 (Age 72 years)
Citation details: 7 June 2011
Text:

In part:

"Have found details from IGI website that, of John & Catherine’s 9 children, the 5 children still living at the time of their deaths were:

Alfred John Knocks – b. 2 Dec 1851, Otaki, NZ Catherine Margaret Knocks - b. 20 Dec 1855, Otaki, NZ William James Knocks – b. 1859, Otaki, NZ Alice Maud Knocks – b. 1870, Otaki, NZ Emily Ellen Knocks – b. 1872 - Napier, Hawkes Bay, NZ."

Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Minnie KNOX
about 1870 (Age 72 years)
Citation details: 3207/1870 KNOX MINNIE MICHAEL ELIZA NEWTOWN
Citation details: 12 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"I am particularly interested in James Smith m Minnie Knox and have some additional information for you. This is a little different to the web site.

Minnie Knox was born 1870. Birth registered at Newtown 3207/1870."

Note: The headstone of Minnie is inscribed that she was 67 years old at the time of her death in 1939. Thi…
Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Emily Ellen KNOCKS
1872 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: 7 June 2011
Text:

In part:

"Have found details from IGI website that, of John & Catherine’s 9 children, the 5 children still living at the time of their deaths were:

Alfred John Knocks – b. 2 Dec 1851, Otaki, NZ Catherine Margaret Knocks - b. 20 Dec 1855, Otaki, NZ William James Knocks – b. 1859, Otaki, NZ Alice Maud Knocks – b. 1870, Otaki, NZ Emily Ellen Knocks – b. 1872 - Napier, Hawkes Bay, NZ."

Citation details: 27 November 2017
Text:

In part:

"Emily may have been adopted into the knocks family"

Note: I have been unable to find a relevant birth registration and Sheena Vallett raises the possibility that she may have been adopted into the Knocks family.
Birth of a grandson
#15
Michael Joseph KNOX
about 1872 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: 4382/1872 KNOX MICHAEL JOSEPH MICHAEL A ELIZA REDFERN
Birth of a grandson
#16
James KNOX
about 1874 (Age 76 years)
Citation details: 1716/1874 KNOX JAMES MICHAEL ELIZA SYDNEY
Death of a grandsonWilliam A KNOX
about 1874 (Age 76 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1635/1874 KNOX WILLIAM A MICHAEL ELIZA SYDNEY
Death of a grandsonJames KNOX
about 1874 (Age 76 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1000/1874 KNOX JAMES MICHAEL ELIZA SYDNEY
Marriage of a grandchildJames Howard WALLACECatherine Margaret KNOCKSView this family
July 5, 1877 (Age 79 years)
Publication: Spreadsheet
Death of a granddaughterMargaret KNOX
about 1879 (Age 81 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 238/1879 KNOX MARGARET MICHAEL ELIZA SYDNEY
Marriage of a grandchildJames GALVINEmily KNOXView this family
about 1880 (Age 82 years)
Citation details: 144/1880 GALVIN JAMES KNOX EMILY SYDNEY
Marriage of a grandchildJohn A KNOXRose SCOTTView this family
about 1884 (Age 86 years)
Citation details: 1999/1884 KNOX JOHN A SCOTT ROSE SYDNEY
Marriage of a grandchildWilliam George CHANEYEmily Ellen KNOCKSView this family
about 1890 (Age 92 years)
Citation details: 1890/1178 Emily Ellen Knocks William George Chaney
Death of a sonJohn Anthony KNOX
January 4, 1890 (Age 92 years)
Cause: Athophis [?] and Asthenia
Death Certificate - Knocks - John Anthony
Death Certificate - Knocks - John Anthony

Note: Image of Death Certificate kindly provided by Christine D'Ath.

Marriage of a grandchildFrancis Anthony KNOXAdelaide Dinah SMITHView this family
about 1891 (Age 93 years)
Citation details: 7555/1891 KNOX FRANCIS SMITH ADELAIDE D TAREE
Marriage of a grandchildJames SMITHMinnie KNOXView this family
about 1892 (Age 94 years)
Citation details: 4455/1892 SMITH JAMES KNOX MINNIE KOGARAH
Marriage of a grandchildMichael Joseph KNOXEllen McDONALDView this family
about 1903 (Age 105 years)
Citation details: 2737/1903 KNOX MICHAEL J MCDONALD ELLEN SYDNEY
Death of a granddaughterEmily Ellen KNOCKS
February 1903 (Age 105 years)
Citation details: 27 November 2017
Text:

In part:

"Emily Ellen Knocks, b.1872 Napier, d. 1903 Feb, Shannon, Bur, Otaki, Catholic."

Death of a sonMichael James Anthony KNOX
April 10, 1904 (Age 106 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3929/1904 KNOX MICHAEL J A JOHN MARGARET SYDNEY
Citation details: 12 January 2011
Text:

In part:

" D 10/4/1904"

Deathyes

Address: Possibly Bathurst, NSW.
Citation details: 13 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"As a matter of interest Margaret Moore was quite a "lady". I have a copy of her trial from an Irish Paper from the Nat Library in Canberra. I don't have a positive death for her but suspect it may have been the Margaret Knox who died in Bathurst 5/11/1869. There was an inquest which said little and no family on the death cert. From what I have seen in one of the old newspapers she probably died of too much drink."

Publication: Typed document possibly 2003.
Text:

In part:

"I have been unable to find a death for Margaret. A possible is the death of a Margaret Knox ( also known as Snooks) in Bathurst in 1869. There are no details on the certificate to prove either way. The age on the certificate is close to her age but the persons supplying the certificate could not confirm any details."

Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: 15 November 1869, page 2.
Knox - Margaret - Death
Knox - Margaret - Death

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Note: This may be Margaret's death reference. But Trevor Smith informs us that there are no family details…
Family with John Anthony KNOCK - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: November 6, 1824Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
10 months
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son
son
John Anthony KNOCK + - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: before 1817England, United Kingdom

BirthThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names
BirthKnox Family, The
Publication: Typed document possibly 2003.
Text:

In part:

"born in Dublin"

BirthCertificate of Freedom - Moore - Margaret
Moore - Margaret - Certificate of Freedom
Moore - Margaret - Certificate of Freedom

Note: Image kindly provided by Christine D'Ath.

ConvictionThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names
ConvictThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names and The Transports
AssignmentThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Assignment`
Permission to MarryThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages 1810-1851
MarriageEmails - Trevor Smith
Citation details: 14 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"The parents of Michael Knox were John Anthony Knock and Margaret Moore ( both convicts m Nov 6 1824, St Marys)"

MarriageThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages 1810 - 1851
Text:

Reel 6064, 4/1789 p.112. Reel 6013, 4/3512 pp.131, 293.

Certificate of FreedomState Records Authority of New South Wales
Citation details: Reel 4/4295 983
DeathEmails - Trevor Smith
Citation details: 13 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"As a matter of interest Margaret Moore was quite a "lady". I have a copy of her trial from an Irish Paper from the Nat Library in Canberra. I don't have a positive death for her but suspect it may have been the Margaret Knox who died in Bathurst 5/11/1869. There was an inquest which said little and no family on the death cert. From what I have seen in one of the old newspapers she probably died of too much drink."

DeathKnox Family, The
Publication: Typed document possibly 2003.
Text:

In part:

"I have been unable to find a death for Margaret. A possible is the death of a Margaret Knox ( also known as Snooks) in Bathurst in 1869. There are no details on the certificate to prove either way. The age on the certificate is close to her age but the persons supplying the certificate could not confirm any details."

DeathNewspaper - Sydney Morning Herald
Publication: Daily newspaper centred in Sydney
Citation details: 15 November 1869, page 2.
Knox - Margaret - Death
Knox - Margaret - Death

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