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David Moffat

Male 1829 - 1894  (65 years)


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  • Name David Moffat  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Born 1829  Dalkeith, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Died 14 April 1894  Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alternate Death 1903  South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Submitter 455 
    Person ID I75260  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 April 2009 

    Father David Moffat,   b. 1 June 1781, Dalkeith, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 July 1844, Eyreton Farm, Crosby, Marown, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Alison Henderson,   b. 1801, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 June 1854, 4 Upper Grey St, Newington, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Family ID F52593  Family Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse Margaret Cleezy or Clezy,   b. 2 February 1828, Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 June 1911, Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 4 June 1849  Scottish Church, Douglas, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. David Moffat,   b. September 1850, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. December 1851, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     2. David John Moffat,   b. 9 April 1850, Inverbrackie, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. John Cleezy or Clezy Moffat,   b. 30 August 1853, Byethorne, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 March 1908, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     4. David Moffat,   b. 1 July 1855, Woodside, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 July 1926, Gumeracha, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Mary “Molly” Moffat,   b. 22 October 1856, Woodside, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. William Moffat,   b. 22 July 1858, Woodside, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 July 1932, Jamestown, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. Margaret Allison “Maggie” Moffat,   b. 18 July 1860, Byethorne, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. January 1947, Bedford St, Kensington, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Family ID F52594  Family Group Sheet

  • Photos
    David Moffat
    David Moffat
    David Moffat c1840's son of David Moffat of Isle of Man
    Image supplied by Jill Moffat.
    Woodside, South Australia in 1850s
    Woodside, South Australia in 1850s
    Woodside in the 1850s. Loyal Onkaparinga Lodge No. 16. Moffat Street on the left, with store of “D & W Moffat” and house behind banner.
    Image supplied by Jill Moffat.

  • Notes 
    • David and family sailed to South Australia on the "Anna" in 1849. [Source 1]

      David and Margaret were married only days before leaving the Isle of Man forever to start the ir new life adventure in South Australia. Upon disembarking from the "Anna" in 1849, David and his wife moved with the rest of the fami ly up into Adelaide Hills, While the Clezy's moved to Nairne, David and Margaret moved a litt le bit more away and set up house in Woodside where David operated a store. By 1851, the store had acquired the right to operate the Post and Telegraphic facility and wa s well established and doing well. David speculated widely with Real Estate, so that by 1856, David owned four blocks of land a t Woodside, two at Port Elliot and with a partner owned 126 acres just outside Woodside. By t he end of the 1850's and into the 1860's when financial difficultoes began to arise. He was s till buying land, but was selling more trying to trade out of his difficulties. In 1865, he w as officially declared insolvent. By 1871, David and his family were living in Gumeracha when he was appointed Postmaster, he a lso held several other positions including Clerk of the local Court and Registrar of Births . He gave the role of Postmaster to his daughter Margaret, but continued in his other roles u til 1889. From "The Old Partnership" by Peter Steele Clezy, Hornsby, 2002. [Source 1208] [4, 5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2138] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=6898702&pid=-1161476398.

    2. [S2137] GEDCOM file titled “Moffys Mob.ged” downloaded from Ancestry.com, submitted by Jill Moffat.

    3. [S2157] Information submitted to Clan Moffat Society, by Donald W Moffat.

    4. [S1208] GEDCOM file "Moffat.ged", submitted by Alan Jones.

    5. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.


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