Free Settler or Felon
Convict and Colonial History

George Todd Moxey R. N.,

Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent

Date of Seniority Royal Navy 20 August 1829

George Todd Moxey was born on 5 September 1801, son of Benjamin Solomon Moxey and Jane Todd. He was Christened on 14 Oct 1801 at Athelstaneford, East Lothian Scotland.

Naval Appointments

In November 1822 George Todd Moxey was promoted from Surgeon's Mate to Assistant surgeon 52. The Morning Post 3 January 1823

He was appointed Surgeon on 20 August 1829.

He was appointed to the Samarang in 1831. United Services Magazine.
The Samarang was ordered home in 1834. Navy List

Surgeon Superintendent

He was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on four convict ship voyages to Australia:

Margaret to NSW in 1839.

Woodbridge to NSW in 1840.

Susan to VDL in 1842.

Mount Stewart Elphinstone to Moreton Bay in 1849


He was on the list of Surgeons of the Royal Navy, retired in 1864.


He is listed in the Medical Register 1865.
Residence: 11 Mansion House Road, Grange Edinburgh.
Qualifications Lic. Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh 1819.
M.D. University Edinburgh 1821.

1881 Census

In 1881 George Todd Moxey age 79 and his wife Isabella age 74 resided at 11 S. Mansionhouse Edinburgh with 1 servant. His occupation is given as retired Staff Surgeon R.N.

He died soon afterwards.

Photograph of Gravestone of George Todd Moxey - Billion Graves