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Query by VickiVictoria

Hi, does anyone have any research on Edward Mott, transported to NSW on Countess of Harcourt on 8 September 1828.
Died in Brisbane, Australia 1900

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by Morgan2409 on 2014-06-10 05:56:28

Is this him?
Edward Mott died Brisbane Qld 28th August 1900 reg#001680/p. 18488
Parents Charles Mott & Ann Cook

The Queenslander 8th September 1900
Perhaps the oldest colonist in Queensland was Mr. Edward Mott, who passed away quietly in the presence of those he most loved last week. He was a man who
was not often seen ; he lived in his bush home at Enoggera, and during recent years at all events came into town very seldom. The deceased gentleman was born at the beginning of the now dying century?in 1807?and came to New South Wales as far back as 1826. After a residence there of some fourteen years, he travelled over land to what had only a few years before been christened Moreton Bay, (but now the capital of Queensland. Since then he has never left the place. The old gentleman was always interesting, for he had a fund of information and a wealth of incident to impart, which made conversation with him engrossing. He was the only man who has seen Brisbane grow from its inception, and it is fortunate that some of his experi- ences, his trials, and his troubles?which
were typical of other pioneers even later than himself?have been preserved to us by means of Mr. J. J. Knight's work, "In the Early Days." His experiences, how- ever, were not confined to the dim and dis- tant past ; only a few years ago an attempt was made on his life, for he was waylaid and almost strangled. The marks he bore with him to hia grave. After this he de- cided to make a disposition of his property for be was always a careful man. At the time of his death be was in vary comfort- able circumstances, but What he prised most was the (high etfteem in which he was held by a very large circle of friends. The old gentleman was buried on Wednesday in Grovely Cemetery, close to the home In which he had lived for some forty-five years. A large concourse of mourners fol- lowed his remains to their last resting place, the fathering including represen-
tives of nearly all the families in the trict, and numerous busy city men who made the time necessary to pay their re- spect to the old pioneer. Four daughters survive Mr. Mott?Mrs. A. Clugston, Mrs. T Herraty, Mrs. George Marshall, and Mrs. William Page, all of Enoggers. The deceased's age was 93 years and three days

by Morgan2409 on 2014-06-10 06:17:51

Edward Mott married Johanna Burns/Byrne 2nd August 1847. Registration year 1854 Reg#Ma0326/ p.10563
Jane Mott born 17th July 1848. p.10563 Bp 1476
Ellen Mott born 21st February 1854,p.10563/ reg Bp1599
Margaret Mott born 27th June 1851, reg 1854, p.10563 bp1682
Charles Mott born 17th February 1853 reg year 1854 p.10563 bp 1879

by VickiVictoria on 2014-06-10 19:37:43

Thanks for that Morgan. I do have the obituary. It's interesting because they don't mention at all that he was a convict, rather referring to an old colonist. His great granddaughter didn't even know he was one apparently. I am interested in finding about his life in Chesterton, Gloustershire, before he came to Australia - as well as in Australia. He had 2 prior convictions before he was sentenced, but don't know what for.


by Morgan2409 on 2014-06-10 22:05:01

Possible Baptism for Edward Mott & Siblings
Parents Charles & Ann Mott
Ann Mott, Baptism 19th August 1804, Winchcomb, Gloucester England
Edward mott, Baptism 16th September 1808, Winchcomb, Gloucester, England
Charles Mott, Baptism 1st September 1811, Winchcomb, Gloucester, England

by noggin on 2014-06-25 15:10:57

Name: Edward Mott
Gender: m

Date of Birth: 25th August, 1807
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 1900
Age: 92 years

Conviction & Transportation

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Gloucester City Assizes
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Countess of Harcourt
Departure date: 29th April, 1828
Arrival date*: 29th December, 1828
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 184 other convicts
* Arrival date is estimated

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/6, Page Number 368
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

by VickiVictoria on 2014-06-26 19:31:02

Thank you so much for this information. It is very much appreciated.
Morgan 2409 where did you get the marriage info? WDoes it say where they were married? Was it Winchomb?

Any ideas where I can find trial info on 28 January 1828?

by noggin on 2014-06-27 04:04:39

this site as a photo of Charles Mott


by noggin on 2014-06-27 04:30:10

above should read Edward Mott

You might find court records here if you can work through it:


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