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Sexton family of Moggill

Robert Sexton together with his wife, Mary Bacon and two children John and Thomas arrived on the Lima in 1849Note 1 . After living at West End for a short time they travelled to Moggill on “The Hawk”. Robert bought a property known as “Woodbine Hill” from the New South Wales Government. This property remained in the family for three generations.

Robert and Mary had another three children born in Moggill. Robert and his son Thomas were foundation members of the Moggill Methodist church built in 1868.

George Sexton was nine years of age when the first Moggill school was opened on 12 February 1866, so George could have been one of the fifty three on the first roll. Unfortunately, records of early attendances have been lost.

George’s’ children and grandchildren certainly attended the Moggill School. George married Emily Waller and had two children, Norman, and Roy. Roy married Ruby Sugars. They purchased land at Ugly Creek, Moggill whey they raised four children before leaving Moggill in 1938.


1.     The Sydney Morning Herald of 28 July 1900 lists the Ellerby, Twine and Sexton families all aboard the Lima.

This information was compiled by Neville Marsh, from the following sources:
Goeldner Family Tree:; URL:; viewed 22 February 2014
Moggill Historical Society; A Time to Remember Descendants of Moggill Pioneers Souvenir Booklet; URL viewed 30 January 2014
National Library of Australia: Trove digitized newspaper collection. URL:
Sugars, Bruce; 16 January 1997. URL viewed 1 February 2014