Freotopia > people >

Samuel Moore

MOORE, Samuel, b. 1803 (Ireland), d. 4.7.1849 (Mid Swan), brother of George Fletcher Moore, arr. 19.4.1834 per Quebec Trader with family, m. (Ireland) Dora DALGETY b. 1808 d. 1.11.1877. Chd. William Dalgety b. 1834 d. 1910, Mary Elizabeth b. 1837 d. 1907, Frederick b. 1839, Annie F1etcher b. 1841 d. 1929, Samuel b. 1842 d. 1846 of an accident with a horse, Samuel Joseph b. 1846 d. 1921. Settled at "Oakover" Middle Swan, on land bt from W. Dixon & selected 560 acres at Leschenault. Owned several town lots at Perth & Frem. A progressive agriculturist, as well as business man. Held importing agencies & owned stores at Frem. He had his own river barges to bring goods up the river to Perth & Guildford. Chairman of WA Bank 1841 & Director of Agric. Soc. Leased Garden Island 1841 & the Guildford Steam Flour Mill in 1844. Committee member of WA Mining Co. & a Steamship Co. JP. MLC. The recession in trade left his family poor. His widow probably visited SA with chd 12.10.1856, returning 1857.

One of Samuel Moore's sons, Samuel Joseph Fortescue:
MOORE, Samuel Joseph Fortescue, b. 2.3.1846 (WA), d. 9.5.1921, son of Samuel & Dora, m. 9.2.1870 (Frem Congr) Eliza Mary JOHNSTON b. 12.7.1844 d. 24.11.1933, dtr. of Rev. Joseph. Chd. John Fortescue b. 1870 d. 1883, Dora May b. 1872 d. 1947, George Joseph b. 1873/4 d. 1877 (Dongara), Irwin Samuel b. 1875, Georgina, Reginald Johnstone b. 1878 d. W.W.I. at Gallipoli, Elizabeth (Bessie) Harriet b. 1883, Ivy b. 1885. Douglas Glynn, Marjorie. Entered Civil Service - to Qld. with F.T.Gregory, returned 1867 to WA. Greenough, Merchant. Postmaster 1872 - Chairman of Rd Bd 1873, Board of Educ. 1870: 1876 JP: Owner of "Cadgy-Cadgy Stn." Dongara. MLA for Irwin. Liberal. President of Pastoralists' Assoc. Director of WA Bank. Retired to Claremont 1901. Employed 6 T/L men at Dongara 1868-1870. Educ. Bishop's College, Perth.

References and Links

Battye, James Sykes 1924, Western Australia: A History from its Discovery to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth, OUP.

Erickson, Rica 1987, Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, UWAP.

Hitchcock, JK 1929, The History of Fremantle, The Front Gate of Australia 1829-1929, Fremantle City Council.

Moore, George Fletcher 1884, Diary of Ten Years Eventful Life of an Early Settler in Western Australia, and also a Descriptive Vocabulary of the Language of the Aborigines, M. Walbrook, London; facsimile edition UWA 1978; introduction by Tom Stannage.

Moore, George Fletcher 2006, The Millendon Memoirs: George Fletcher Moore's Western Australian Diaries and Letters, 1830-1841, ed. J.M.R. Cameron, Hesperion Press.

Wikipedia page

Garry Gillard | New: 17 January, 2015 | Now: 14 March, 2024