Joshua John Moore

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Joshua John Moore (1790-1864), a grazier and large owner of land by occupation, was born to John Moore, yeoman farmer, at Horningsea, Cambridgeshire, England.

Not much is known about Moore's early life, until, in 1813, he was drafted into the Royal South Lincoln Militia. By August he was promoted lieutenant, and in September he was transferred to the 14th Regiment of the Militia. It was this regiment which accompanied him in battle at Waterloo. Soon after, however, when he was placed on half-pay, Moore decided to accompany his brother in law, John Wylde, who had recently been appointed deputy judge advocate of New South Wales, to Sydney, on a ship called the Elizabeth.

They arrived in October 1816. He was thereby appointed clerk to Wylde, at a salary of £80. In 1824 the Supreme Court of New South Wales was formally established, and Moore spent some time acting as a prothonotary, until the following year, when his post was abolished. Among other later occupations, Moore became a pastoralist, and a great owner of land.

Moore died on 27 July 1864, at Baw Baw.

Land ownership

In 1819, Moore was granted (by Macquarie) 500 acres (2 km²) of land at Cabramatta, near Liverpool. He called this piece of land Horningsea Park. He lived at Horningsea until 1839, the year his first wife died. In August 1821, Moore took ownership on land in Baw Baw, where he was given of land and lived for the most part of his life. Among other things, Moore also took out, in October 1824, a...
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