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Captain Robert Gerald Moffatt (.1800....1848.)

Back To . . 17th Foot Leicestershire Regiment

  • Born : 24 January 1800
  • Where Born : Bally Mahon. Longford , Ireland
  • Occupation : Magistrate / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 12 May 1830
  • Ship Arrived on : " Nithsdale "
  • Rank on Discharge : Captain
  • Regimental Number : # C.03
  • Date of Enlistment : 30 September 1830
  • Where Enlisted :
  • Date of Discharge : 19 December 1834 Sold commision
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 17 March 1848
  • Where Died / Buried : Canning Creek / Darling Downs New SouthWales
  • Parents Names : Reverand James Mofatt (b......d.) & Margaret Little
  • Spouse's Name : Helen Sarah Church
  • Born : c . 1809
  • Where Born : England
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 12 May 1830
  • Ship Arrived on : " Nithsdale "
  • Date Married : 16 January 1828
  • Where Married : Lisburn Ireland
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • Died : 7. December . 1839
  • Where Died / Buried : Field of Mars / Adderton/ St John's Cemetery Parramatta
  • Information kindly supplied by David Murphy, E-mail address ..........davamurph@hotmail.com
    Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Canning Creek / Darling Downs
     
    Children :
    1 . James William Moffat (b. 1829 Ireland ....d.1896)
    2 . Julia Adderton Moffat (b. 1833 Port Stephens....d.1903)
    3 . Thomas Helenus Moffat (b. 1829 Parramatta ....d.1896)

    History & Achievements :

    Very little is known about Captain Robert Gerald Moffatt except for the following.
    1 . Served in Bengal 30 September 1820 until 29 August 1823
    2 . Magistrate Australian Agricultural Co 1831 until 1834
    3 . Magistrate at Parramatta 1834 till 1843
     

    Helen Sarah Moffat's Headstone reads as follows

    Departed this life
    at Adderton
    Dec 17th
    1830
    HELEN SARAH wife of
    ROBERT GERALD MOFFAT
    late Captain
    of Her Majesty's
    17th Regiment

    Sarah's grave is located at St John's Church Cemetery, Parramatta Section 1, Row D , Line 11

    e- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au

    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: March 12, 2002.