Goodson, Lockhart and Allied Families

Notes


Robert Ligon MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

He died in that part of Henrico County which became part of Chesterfield Co.
He was from Bristol Parish. Called "Robert of Chesterfield". Robert owned land
at the head of Proctor's Creek, and also on Crooked Branch, and he inherited
275 acres on Spring Run.  He lived on the James River on the north side at the
mouth of Cornelius'  Two Mile Creek.
!Henrico Co Va MOSELEY notebooks: John Hale Stutesman,"Arthur Moseley (--1736)"
etc mss. Acc. No. 1150-1162, Chesterfield Historical Soc., Chesterfield, Va.
Will: 12 Apr 1734, Jun 1734 Henrico County, Va.  Henrico County Records Vol.
1725-1737 page 443. Deeds: Henrico County, Virginia,  Books 4:427, 5:226,
8:190, and ---:293. !SOURCES: Mss. notes of W. G. Stanard, Archives, VA State
Library; Stutesman; Blankenship, pages 297-317; The Moseley/Taylor families of.
....1990 LDS FHC film 1697520 item 18  by Judith Holden Dixon 124 Valley View,
Joplin, MO 64804.


Sarah Rachael TAYLOR "Sary"

[moseley1.ged]

The tradition that her surname was Tayloe has been put to rest.  She was a
Taylor as evidenced by:
1)  A letter written 22 May 1836 from William Moseley, son of Robert Moseley
and Magdalen Guerrant, a grandson of the above Sarah, to his brother John
Moseley of Jessamine County, KY......"I can inform you what our grandmother's
name was.  Her name was Sarah Taylor.  so says our sister Judy.  She remembers
our parents saying so."  Judy is sister Judith. 2)  Dr. Daniel Willis Moseley
a great grandson wrote on 24 JAN 1899 "I know Robert Moseley's mother was a
Miss Taylor." 3)  The will of John Taylor, proved 4 DEC 1727 Henrico county,
contained a bequest of corn and wheat to Robert Moseley.
4)  The will of Mary Taylor, proved 3 APR 1727 Henrico county, mentions "my
sister Sarah Moseley".  It was witnessed by John Hancock who also witnessed
the will of Robert Moseley, husband of Sarah Taylor.
The family legend says her parents were Richard Taylor and Rebecca Cocke of
Moseley's Junction in Bristol Parish, Henrico County, VA.  The Taylor family
was from Norfolk County.
Sarah (Taylor) Moseley Bondurant and her second husband John Bondurant moved
to Buckingham County, VA in 1762, having married him in 1736.
From Eleanor Coleman-Duran, November 1992 (Prodigy #HRKM61A):
 Sarah's middle name was Rachel.  She gives her father as Francis Taylor.
 John Stutesman's Moseley files, San Francisco: her parentage is shown by two
Henrico wills: one by her father and the other by her sister: Henrico Will
Book 2:454 1722/4 re-recorded 3 Sep 1797 the original having been destroyed by
the enemy: will of Thomas Taylor Planter of Henrico PARISH named heirs
daughters Elizabeth Perkins, Sarah Taylor, Mary Taylor, executrixes daughters
Mary and Sarah; The second will certainly matches perfectly to be the above
Mary: Henrico Co Wills and Deeds 1725-1737: 95 1726/7 will of Mary Taylor:
heirs are four: the child I now go with, sisters Eliz: Perkins and Sarah
Moseley, brother in law William Perkins, sister Sarah's bequest was 1000
pounds of tobacco.


Francis MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

Birth date supposed from his father's death.  No guardian was chosen nor
appointed.  however if you really want to pursue that, consult
LDS fhl salt lake microfilm#0001042 says something about first cousin joseph
moseley's probate 1749 in chesterfield co. va and may confuse this francis.
va pat bk 22: 546 in 1745 francis moseley [the other francis was not yet 21 yr
but this francis also asserted same age] 396 ac Henrico Co E side Tomahawk
Branch,adj his own land, Giles, Pollard, Roberts, Tullets.
va pat bk 26: 679 1748 francis moseley 400 ac in albemarle co (now in
buckingham co) on s side of james r on br of willis's cr crossing hodnetts br.


Arthur MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

WHY ARTHUR COMPILED AS SON OF HIS FATHER'S WIFE SARAH:
Although George and Arthur were NOT mentioned along with the other 4
Moseley grandchildren of the Hancock grandmother (Sarah Pigott's will 1688
Lower Norfolk Co.); Arthur was married by 1689 to a Hancock cousin and so he
wouldn't have been old enough then if he'd been born to the Ann Hargrave ca.
1678 marriage.
***
Arthur4's (Arthur2,Wm1) will written 22 Feb 1728, proved July 1730 Henrico
County, Virginia. He bought Redwater mill in 1712, Henrico Land Book #10.
At his death he owned about 2000 acres, and his home was called "Redwater
Lake" about 2 miles west of the great bend in the James River, on the south
side. Will: Henrico Co., Va.  p. 272:
To son ARTHUR, all of slaves and part I have of Redwater Mill, and plantation
where he lives, 300 acres and items.
To son WILLIAM plantation where he lives, 150 acres, etc.
To daughter MARY GILES, a negro girl.
To grandson ARTHUR GILES, items.
To son ROBERT, land at Spring Run I bought of Richard Grills (?Gills?), 275
acres, and a negro after death of my wife.
To wife ELIZABETH, a negro and items.
"Compendium of American Genealogy":
Arthur Moseley - large landowner; leather sealer, Henrico county 1691-95;
grand juror 1699; surveyor of highways Henrico County 1712.
1715 Arthur granted Va Pat bk 10: 247 on Butterwood Swamp, now in SE corner
of Powhatan Co. when this land was regranted 1725 in Pat bk 12: 175 to Arthur
Jr. the language pretty clearly indicates that 10: 247 was Arthur SENIOR b. ca.
1666.
1723 Pat bk 11:305 Flournoy's Swift Cr. pat adj Tribue, Arthur Moseley. In
1724 Arthur Moseley and his first cousin Samuel Hancock bought 500 ac in
Henrico Co. 1724 Pat bk 12: 14 Arthur Moseley got 4000 ac N side Swift Cr adj
Anthony Trabue on E. side Tomahawk Branch [surely in Chesterfield Co today].
1725 named adj landowner in pat 12: 333 by J.J. Flournoy, who's called OF YORK
CO!
 It is only 99% certain that this Arthur Moseley of Henrico Co. is the same
man who was born in Lower Norfolk Co. ca. 1665. Since there is no direct
evidence. We form our Moseley conclusion from better evidence about the
Hancock family relationships to the Moseleys found in documents in both the
Norfolk area and also in the Henrico Co. area.  It is 100% certain that the
"brother Hancock" in  his will, i.e. his brother-in-law (Robert?) Hancock, is
the same Hancock man of Henrico Co. who was born in Lower Norfolk Co. VA, or
at least whose parents were formerly "of" Lower Norfolk Co.
HENRICO LINES: (?almost exclusively descendants of Arthur the 2nd?) We used
the careful work of John Stutesman of San Francisco. He sent the original
copies of his files to the Chesterfield, VA Historical Society, so we doubt
that he's still interested in any work on Moseleys ---as he's not too closely
related.
 Citations: John Hale Stutesman, "Arthur Moseley (--1736)", ms. Acc. No.
1155, Chesterfield Historical Society, Chesterfield, Va.
Acc. No. 1150 A Moseley family of Colonial Va Unpub MS. 1989. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1151 Moseley Miscellaneous References. No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1152 Moseley Misc papers. No date. unpaged.
Acc. No. 1153 Moseley letters. No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1154 Arthur Moseley (--1729/30). No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1155 Arthur Moseley (--1736). No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1156 Arthur Moseley (--1770). No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1157 Children of A/1/1, Arthur Moseley, Part I. No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1158 Children of A/1/1, Arthur Moseley, Part II. No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1159 John Moseley (--1801-02). No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1160 Richard Moseley (--1781). No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1161 Arthur Moseley (1724-1807/08). No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1162 Robert Moseley (1732-1804). No Date. Unpaged.
   John Hale Stutesman, Some Watkins Families of Virginia and Their Kin
(Baltimore: Gateway Pub, 1989) also on LDS microfilm #1421997: VERY good
Moseley evidence! See also Stutesman in Va Genealogist vol.29 (1985): 243-251,
33 (1989): 65-70.
  Henrico Deeds and Wills 1688-1697 p. 97 gives account by Capt Wm Randolph
of the marriages between Oct 1688 and Oct 1689 registered in Henrico Co. Court
record, included "Arthur Moseley- Sarah Hancock"; Note that this marriage is
the only marriage of Moseley people recorded in the compiled book of early
Henrico marriages.  Presumably all the pre-1749 marriage records have been
lost and this one came from deed book--not lost.
But the evidence is indirect. Early Henrico County deeds clearly show that
the Arthur Moseley who came to Henrico before 1690 was son-in-law of Hancocks.
 The evidence is much stronger that the Hancocks moved from Norfolk, VA area
to Henrico Co., VA, ca. 1680's (the only Henrico Co. area Moseley probate
record we've found that specifically  refers back to the Norfolk VA area is
the 1749 Chesterfield Co probate for Joseph Moseley born ca. 1711 listed in
Chesterfield Co. Va Will Book 1 page 14; However further Norfolk, Va area
connections may be discovered. For instance (Henrico Co Order Book, 1757-1759,
page 457 in the estate of a Thomas Moseley) some Hillary Moseley is an estate
appraiser. At that time the only living Hillary Moseley we know was born 1739
in Princess Anne Co VA; On 1 Feb 1690 an Arthur Moseley, very likely this one,
purchased land on the south side of the James River. page 176 Henrico Co Deeds
1688-1697 for 1692, page 326 of same deed book shows apparently intimate
relationship to Robert Hancock and his wife Johan, consistent with the belief
that Arthur was husband of their daughter, Sarah; Goochland Co Wills and Deeds
1728-1736 show a Richard and John Moseley in 1731 and 1734 respectively
participating in land transactions so that they seem too old to be
grandchildren of this Arthur Moseley.  They probably are Middlesex Co. line.
Will in Henrico Wills and Deeds 1725-1737 p.272-273 written 22 Feb 1728 or
1729 probated 6 Jul 1730: abstract of John Stutesman's Moseley files: (Actual
order Arthur, Wm, Mary, Robt, Sara, wife Eliz, Judith Parrish, Thos, Francis)
wife Eliz, sons: Wm Robert Arthur Thos Francis (last 2 youngest sons)
daughters Mary Giles and Sarah Walker: no relationship stated Judith Parrish
executors Arthur and Thomas  witnesses Michael Turpin John Allday and Phebe
Giles whom Stutesman says is Phebe Hancock Bailes Giles, sister of Arthur's
first wife; His will mentions a brother Hancock. But John Stutesman "Some
Watkins Families of Virginia 1989, p. 142, and A Moseley Genealogy Vol 2, page
326 say to interpret that as his brother-in-law, Robert Hancock because of the
total lack of confirmation of the existence of any such brother Hancock
Moseley, especially not in Henrico County: where he'd have to be to provide
help with Arthur Moseley's Estate as suggested by the wording of his 1729 will.
 PLACE NAMES: Bermuda Hundred where he owned land is in Chesterfield Co. on
the James River downstream from Curles--it is the Eastern most point in
Chesterfield VA, except for the Turkey Island peninsula.
 COMPLETE TEXT OF GOOD EVIDENCE that the Arthur who married in Henrico County
1688/9 is necessarily the same Arthur who may have been in the records and
disappeared then from the Lower Norfolk County (which a few years later called
Princess Anne Co.) record about that time.
Princess Anne Deed Book 1: 293 recorded "6th of 9ber [November] 1701",
"Hancock Deed to Moseley" LDS microfilm #0033188 a 20th century recopying of
Deed Book 1.  The following microfilmed recopying of the deed has naive
mis-transcriptions such as mistakenly writing "ye" instead of understanding
that the document was stating "the" , as written with the then-standard
handwriting system 'thorn' character for the 'th' .
SUMMARY:  This deed indicates a close relationship between the Hancocks of
Henrico Co. VA had in 1687, before they left Princess Anne Co., a fairly close
relationship with Arthur Moseley and Edward Moseley:  Wm Hancock, thought to
be a brother of Sarah b. 1643, later Mrs. Arthur Moseley, of  Henrico Co., as
Wm. was making his will, had Arthur Moseley and Edward Moseley and two others
lay out some land for Wm's son Samuel---and they noted that layout on the back
of that will.
 "Hancock Deed to Moseley. TO ALL WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME & C: KNOW YE
THAT I, Samuel Handcock of ye county of Henrico in Virga carpenter for I in
consideration for a young negro man named Ben Toolge already received the 16th
of Octobr ano 1700 of Edward Moseley of Princess Anne County Gent. As also
from ye sd Edw Moseley ye sum of twenty five pounds current money to be in
hand paid at & before y ensealing & delivery of these presents ye receipt of
which I acknowledge myself to be fully satisfied & paid have bargained
alienated sold enfeoffed & confirmed & and by these pesent do bargaine
alienate sell enfeoffe and confirmed unto ye sd Edw. Moseley a parcel or tract
of land by estimacion two hundred acres be it more or less scituate and being
in ye aforesd County of Princess Anne on ye Northward side of ye Eastern
Branch of Eliza River whereupon ye Chapell for ye sd Eastrant Branch pecinct
now stands according to it antient bounds as it was layd out by Arthur
Moseley, Bartho. Wmson, Jno Carroway & ye sd Edw. Moseley appointed for that
purpose by my father [next word maybe omits "and" or is just
misinterpreted---as doesn't make sense, and contradicts the two next "my
father" instances which are both followed by "Wm Handcock"] Mary Handcocke of
ye same county decd., as ye same may appear under their hands endorsed on ye
back side of my sd father will dated ye last of Aprill 1687 & since surveyed
beginning at a cedar on ye eastern branch side [unreadable or omitted word?] &
running on ye meked [i.e. "marked"?] trees of Jno Carroway North No [previous
"o" is a superscript] East 189 [or 180 or 18) ] po [previous "o" is a
superscript] No [previous "o" is a superscript] E. 1/4 better Ely 138 po
[previous "o" is a superscript] on ye sd Carroways land to a meked maple on ye
deep branch
thence along that branch to a meked gum on ye sd deep branch side next to ye
land of Simon Handcocke soe along a line of mekt trees according to ye several
meanders of them in the marking this land & ye sd Simon Handcocks land near ye
head of a branch parting this land from ye new town land so bounding on that
branch according to ye meanders thereof to ye mouth of it & on ye eastern
branch to ye first mentioned cedar including ye said quantity of land be it
more or less wch sd land according to my sd father Wm Handcocks last will &
testament bearing date as aforesd descended to me ye sd Saml Handcock by ye
death of my brother Wm Handcock   also the sd Samll Handcocke doe transferr
and make over all my right title and interest of all timber & woods coming to
me by ye death my father Wm handcocke comprised in ye aforesd will under  ye
sd Edw Moseley acknowledging to have received of him full satisfaction for ye
same & ye sd one hundred acres of land be it more or less is part of a patent
of one hundred eighty or ninety acres of land escheated by George Fowler decd
bearing date ye 26th of 9ber [almost certainly November] 1663 and by him sold
to the aforesd Wm  Hancocke decd....." down below at the end  of the deed it
refers to aforesd Samll wife Joan dower release "as pr pwr Attoy in this
record folio 116" [perhaps the book was later recopied, but 116 appears to be
a mistake on someones part, and probably years later someone discovered that
dower release was missing or not on p. 116 because 3 years later was recorded
on 30 sept 1704 the dower release which refers to this land and date. It is on
page 419 of Princess Anne Co Deed Bk One].
*********************
SECOND MARRIAGE:
pages 212-214 & 358 of Adventurers of Purse and Person 3rd ed 1987 which
cites, among other documents, HenricoCoVA Wills&deeds 1725-1737 p. 58 & 272,
& surely cites Elizabeth father's will in HenricoCoVA W&D 1710-1714 p. 131;
 In John Hale Stutesman, "Arthur Moseley (--1729/30)", ms. Acc. No. 1154
Chesterfield Historical Society, Chesterfield, Va. cites Henrico Co VA Deed of
7 Feb 1747/1748 by "Elizabeth Moseley widow of Arthur Moseley" sells land of
[her late husband John] Jameston whose will on p.55 HenricoCoVA w&D 1725-37
THE ABSTRACT OF THAT 7 FEB 1747/8 DOCUMENT, OR THE 27 FEB 1746/7 HENRICO DEED,
MAY HAVE BEEN MIS-ABSTRACTED AS "WM MOSELEY", RATHER THAN ARTHUR MOSELEY?;


Sarah HANCOCK

[moseley1.ged]


Arthur MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]


Martha FLOYD

[moseley1.ged]


Arthur MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

Arthur Moseley, the 4th, is in his father's will written 1735, probated 1736.
He is under age, and receives the plantation where his father lived, 500 acres
of land after the death of his mother, 400 acres on Butterwood Creek
near Skinquarter Creek, and his father's portion of Red Water Mill.
!Henrico Co Va MOSELEY notebooks: John Hale Stutesman,"Arthur Moseley (--1736)"
etc mss. Acc. No. 1150-1162, Chesterfield Historical Soc., Chesterfield, Va.
!SOURCES: Blankenship,  pages 297-317; Combs, pages 1-26; Forsythe; Walter.
   Will proved 3 Jul 1770 (written 1769) Cumberland Co VA;
We put in the children of the Arthur who died 1770 with will probated in
Henrico    Co. 1770. There may be confusion between that Arthur and an Arthur
who died Apr 1757 in Norfolk Co VA; the articles by John Hale Stutesman in
Virginia Genealogist vol.29 p.243-251, 1985 and his book on Watkins Family;
Also VA Genealogist vol 33 p.65-70 1989; Bedford Co Moseleys remain
unconnected in May 1994 to the main VA family but the only references to
Bedford Co., VA that we remember are in some descendants of Arthur the 4th and
in June 1769  probate of a Thomas Moseley on page 457 of Henrico Co Order Book
1757-1759;
Jeannette Browning, Box 88, Bruno WV 25611 says 1793 Powhatan will
mentions exactly these children and sons-in-law so I am not sure about died
1770, but I believe John Stutesman said that, so it must be correct.
VA PATENT bk 18: 246 of 1739/40 arthur, richard, wm moseley 100 ac in Gooch co
butterwood swamp [nr SE corner of powhatan co] from arthur decd pat 12: 175.
va pat bk 22: 233 [maybe p.133] in 1744/5 a Moseley adj Aaron Haskins patent
and benj cheatham etc on Beaver pond br in Hnerico Co.
va pat bk 25: 253 of 1746/7 moseley an adj owner to john carmell patent on
skinquarter rd in henrico co also adj peter ligon.
va pat bk 27: 516 of 1749 aq Mosley adjacent to Samuel butlers 270 ac Henrico
Co adj JJ Flournoy and Roberts on br of Horsepen Branch.


Mary LOCKETT

[moseley1.ged]

Mary Gibson or Lockett taken from Goochland Co Deed of 15 Oct 1734 with
Moseleys.


Edward MOSELEY Major

[moseley1.ged]

The articles by John Hale Stutesman in the Virginia Genealogist vol.29, p.
243-251 1985 and his book on Watkins Family; Also VA Genealogist vol 33 p.
65-70 1989.


Miss MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

The articles by John Hale Stutesman in Virginia Genealogist vol. 29 p.243-251
1985 and his book on Watkins Family; Also VA Genealogist vol 33 p.65-70 1989;
1989 letter to Stutesman from John Frederick Dorman, VA Gen., editor
previewing an article then to appear in VA Gen. concerning the inheritance of
an Arthur Branch 1793 who was married bef 1780 a number of technical
considerations and documents lead him to tentatively decide Arthur Branch was
a grandson of Arthur Moseley the 4th and apparently not by any of the known
children, therefore he posits another unknown daughter who married Samuel
Branch. Prudence cannot be the unknown daughter because she was single in 1769
will but the son Arthur Branch  married by 1779 so his mother had to be
married before 1769.


Mary MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]


Charles MOSELEY Capt.

[moseley1.ged]

Capt. in the Rev. War. The articles by John Hale Stutesman in Virginia
Genealogist vol. 29 p. 243-251, 1985 and his book on Watkins Family; Also VA
Genealogist vol 33 p. 65-70 1989.


John (Va.Legislator) MOSELEY Capt.

[moseley1.ged]

Capt. in the Rev. War. The articles by John Hale Stutesman in Virginia
Genealogist vol. 29 p. 243-251, 1985 and his book on Watkins Family; Also VA
Genealogist vol 33 p.65-70 1989; this family in Stutesman's files says mostly
Johns pension file, SAR# 75127. LDS microfilm 0001036 under john of va.


William Rev.War MOSELEY Major

[moseley1.ged]

A Major in the Rev. War (W5385). He was the State Treasurer. The articles by
John Hale Stutesman in Virginia Genealogist vol. 29 p.243-251, 1985 and his
book on Watkins Family;  Also VA Genealogist vol 33 p.65-70 1989; Gen.
Abstracts of Rev War Pension Files Abstracted by Virgil D. White (Waynesboro,
Tenn: Natl Hist Pub Co, 1992), page 2437.
!1914 Va Mag of Hist and Biog 22(#1 Jan 1914): 7 enl. as Lt 29 feb 1776 in 7th
Va Reg. capt 13 dec 1776, wounded at Trenton NJ, transferred to 5th Va Reg,
captured at Charleston 12 may 1780, exhanged Nov 1780, Major 3rd Va,ret Feb1781
!1956 LDS microfilm 0001039: under wm of bedford co va, lists eliz as 1st child


Arthur MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

WHY ARTHUR COMPILED AS SON OF HIS FATHER'S WIFE SARAH:
Although George and Arthur were NOT mentioned along with the other 4
Moseley grandchildren of the Hancock grandmother (Sarah Pigott's will 1688
Lower Norfolk Co.); Arthur was married by 1689 to a Hancock cousin and so he
wouldn't have been old enough then if he'd been born to the Ann Hargrave ca.
1678 marriage.
***
Arthur4's (Arthur2,Wm1) will written 22 Feb 1728, proved July 1730 Henrico
County, Virginia. He bought Redwater mill in 1712, Henrico Land Book #10.
At his death he owned about 2000 acres, and his home was called "Redwater
Lake" about 2 miles west of the great bend in the James River, on the south
side. Will: Henrico Co., Va.  p. 272:
To son ARTHUR, all of slaves and part I have of Redwater Mill, and plantation
where he lives, 300 acres and items.
To son WILLIAM plantation where he lives, 150 acres, etc.
To daughter MARY GILES, a negro girl.
To grandson ARTHUR GILES, items.
To son ROBERT, land at Spring Run I bought of Richard Grills (?Gills?), 275
acres, and a negro after death of my wife.
To wife ELIZABETH, a negro and items.
"Compendium of American Genealogy":
Arthur Moseley - large landowner; leather sealer, Henrico county 1691-95;
grand juror 1699; surveyor of highways Henrico County 1712.
1715 Arthur granted Va Pat bk 10: 247 on Butterwood Swamp, now in SE corner
of Powhatan Co. when this land was regranted 1725 in Pat bk 12: 175 to Arthur
Jr. the language pretty clearly indicates that 10: 247 was Arthur SENIOR b. ca.
1666.
1723 Pat bk 11:305 Flournoy's Swift Cr. pat adj Tribue, Arthur Moseley. In
1724 Arthur Moseley and his first cousin Samuel Hancock bought 500 ac in
Henrico Co. 1724 Pat bk 12: 14 Arthur Moseley got 4000 ac N side Swift Cr adj
Anthony Trabue on E. side Tomahawk Branch [surely in Chesterfield Co today].
1725 named adj landowner in pat 12: 333 by J.J. Flournoy, who's called OF YORK
CO!
 It is only 99% certain that this Arthur Moseley of Henrico Co. is the same
man who was born in Lower Norfolk Co. ca. 1665. Since there is no direct
evidence. We form our Moseley conclusion from better evidence about the
Hancock family relationships to the Moseleys found in documents in both the
Norfolk area and also in the Henrico Co. area.  It is 100% certain that the
"brother Hancock" in  his will, i.e. his brother-in-law (Robert?) Hancock, is
the same Hancock man of Henrico Co. who was born in Lower Norfolk Co. VA, or
at least whose parents were formerly "of" Lower Norfolk Co.
HENRICO LINES: (?almost exclusively descendants of Arthur the 2nd?) We used
the careful work of John Stutesman of San Francisco. He sent the original
copies of his files to the Chesterfield, VA Historical Society, so we doubt
that he's still interested in any work on Moseleys ---as he's not too closely
related.
 Citations: John Hale Stutesman, "Arthur Moseley (--1736)", ms. Acc. No.
1155, Chesterfield Historical Society, Chesterfield, Va.
Acc. No. 1150 A Moseley family of Colonial Va Unpub MS. 1989. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1151 Moseley Miscellaneous References. No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1152 Moseley Misc papers. No date. unpaged.
Acc. No. 1153 Moseley letters. No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1154 Arthur Moseley (--1729/30). No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1155 Arthur Moseley (--1736). No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1156 Arthur Moseley (--1770). No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1157 Children of A/1/1, Arthur Moseley, Part I. No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1158 Children of A/1/1, Arthur Moseley, Part II. No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1159 John Moseley (--1801-02). No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1160 Richard Moseley (--1781). No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1161 Arthur Moseley (1724-1807/08). No Date. Unpaged.
Acc. No. 1162 Robert Moseley (1732-1804). No Date. Unpaged.
   John Hale Stutesman, Some Watkins Families of Virginia and Their Kin
(Baltimore: Gateway Pub, 1989) also on LDS microfilm #1421997: VERY good
Moseley evidence! See also Stutesman in Va Genealogist vol.29 (1985): 243-251,
33 (1989): 65-70.
  Henrico Deeds and Wills 1688-1697 p. 97 gives account by Capt Wm Randolph
of the marriages between Oct 1688 and Oct 1689 registered in Henrico Co. Court
record, included "Arthur Moseley- Sarah Hancock"; Note that this marriage is
the only marriage of Moseley people recorded in the compiled book of early
Henrico marriages.  Presumably all the pre-1749 marriage records have been
lost and this one came from deed book--not lost.
But the evidence is indirect. Early Henrico County deeds clearly show that
the Arthur Moseley who came to Henrico before 1690 was son-in-law of Hancocks.
 The evidence is much stronger that the Hancocks moved from Norfolk, VA area
to Henrico Co., VA, ca. 1680's (the only Henrico Co. area Moseley probate
record we've found that specifically  refers back to the Norfolk VA area is
the 1749 Chesterfield Co probate for Joseph Moseley born ca. 1711 listed in
Chesterfield Co. Va Will Book 1 page 14; However further Norfolk, Va area
connections may be discovered. For instance (Henrico Co Order Book, 1757-1759,
page 457 in the estate of a Thomas Moseley) some Hillary Moseley is an estate
appraiser. At that time the only living Hillary Moseley we know was born 1739
in Princess Anne Co VA; On 1 Feb 1690 an Arthur Moseley, very likely this one,
purchased land on the south side of the James River. page 176 Henrico Co Deeds
1688-1697 for 1692, page 326 of same deed book shows apparently intimate
relationship to Robert Hancock and his wife Johan, consistent with the belief
that Arthur was husband of their daughter, Sarah; Goochland Co Wills and Deeds
1728-1736 show a Richard and John Moseley in 1731 and 1734 respectively
participating in land transactions so that they seem too old to be
grandchildren of this Arthur Moseley.  They probably are Middlesex Co. line.
Will in Henrico Wills and Deeds 1725-1737 p.272-273 written 22 Feb 1728 or
1729 probated 6 Jul 1730: abstract of John Stutesman's Moseley files: (Actual
order Arthur, Wm, Mary, Robt, Sara, wife Eliz, Judith Parrish, Thos, Francis)
wife Eliz, sons: Wm Robert Arthur Thos Francis (last 2 youngest sons)
daughters Mary Giles and Sarah Walker: no relationship stated Judith Parrish
executors Arthur and Thomas  witnesses Michael Turpin John Allday and Phebe
Giles whom Stutesman says is Phebe Hancock Bailes Giles, sister of Arthur's
first wife; His will mentions a brother Hancock. But John Stutesman "Some
Watkins Families of Virginia 1989, p. 142, and A Moseley Genealogy Vol 2, page
326 say to interpret that as his brother-in-law, Robert Hancock because of the
total lack of confirmation of the existence of any such brother Hancock
Moseley, especially not in Henrico County: where he'd have to be to provide
help with Arthur Moseley's Estate as suggested by the wording of his 1729 will.
 PLACE NAMES: Bermuda Hundred where he owned land is in Chesterfield Co. on
the James River downstream from Curles--it is the Eastern most point in
Chesterfield VA, except for the Turkey Island peninsula.
 COMPLETE TEXT OF GOOD EVIDENCE that the Arthur who married in Henrico County
1688/9 is necessarily the same Arthur who may have been in the records and
disappeared then from the Lower Norfolk County (which a few years later called
Princess Anne Co.) record about that time.
Princess Anne Deed Book 1: 293 recorded "6th of 9ber [November] 1701",
"Hancock Deed to Moseley" LDS microfilm #0033188 a 20th century recopying of
Deed Book 1.  The following microfilmed recopying of the deed has naive
mis-transcriptions such as mistakenly writing "ye" instead of understanding
that the document was stating "the" , as written with the then-standard
handwriting system 'thorn' character for the 'th' .
SUMMARY:  This deed indicates a close relationship between the Hancocks of
Henrico Co. VA had in 1687, before they left Princess Anne Co., a fairly close
relationship with Arthur Moseley and Edward Moseley:  Wm Hancock, thought to
be a brother of Sarah b. 1643, later Mrs. Arthur Moseley, of  Henrico Co., as
Wm. was making his will, had Arthur Moseley and Edward Moseley and two others
lay out some land for Wm's son Samuel---and they noted that layout on the back
of that will.
 "Hancock Deed to Moseley. TO ALL WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME & C: KNOW YE
THAT I, Samuel Handcock of ye county of Henrico in Virga carpenter for I in
consideration for a young negro man named Ben Toolge already received the 16th
of Octobr ano 1700 of Edward Moseley of Princess Anne County Gent. As also
from ye sd Edw Moseley ye sum of twenty five pounds current money to be in
hand paid at & before y ensealing & delivery of these presents ye receipt of
which I acknowledge myself to be fully satisfied & paid have bargained
alienated sold enfeoffed & confirmed & and by these pesent do bargaine
alienate sell enfeoffe and confirmed unto ye sd Edw. Moseley a parcel or tract
of land by estimacion two hundred acres be it more or less scituate and being
in ye aforesd County of Princess Anne on ye Northward side of ye Eastern
Branch of Eliza River whereupon ye Chapell for ye sd Eastrant Branch pecinct
now stands according to it antient bounds as it was layd out by Arthur
Moseley, Bartho. Wmson, Jno Carroway & ye sd Edw. Moseley appointed for that
purpose by my father [next word maybe omits "and" or is just
misinterpreted---as doesn't make sense, and contradicts the two next "my
father" instances which are both followed by "Wm Handcock"] Mary Handcocke of
ye same county decd., as ye same may appear under their hands endorsed on ye
back side of my sd father will dated ye last of Aprill 1687 & since surveyed
beginning at a cedar on ye eastern branch side [unreadable or omitted word?] &
running on ye meked [i.e. "marked"?] trees of Jno Carroway North No [previous
"o" is a superscript] East 189 [or 180 or 18) ] po [previous "o" is a
superscript] No [previous "o" is a superscript] E. 1/4 better Ely 138 po
[previous "o" is a superscript] on ye sd Carroways land to a meked maple on ye
deep branch
thence along that branch to a meked gum on ye sd deep branch side next to ye
land of Simon Handcocke soe along a line of mekt trees according to ye several
meanders of them in the marking this land & ye sd Simon Handcocks land near ye
head of a branch parting this land from ye new town land so bounding on that
branch according to ye meanders thereof to ye mouth of it & on ye eastern
branch to ye first mentioned cedar including ye said quantity of land be it
more or less wch sd land according to my sd father Wm Handcocks last will &
testament bearing date as aforesd descended to me ye sd Saml Handcock by ye
death of my brother Wm Handcock   also the sd Samll Handcocke doe transferr
and make over all my right title and interest of all timber & woods coming to
me by ye death my father Wm handcocke comprised in ye aforesd will under  ye
sd Edw Moseley acknowledging to have received of him full satisfaction for ye
same & ye sd one hundred acres of land be it more or less is part of a patent
of one hundred eighty or ninety acres of land escheated by George Fowler decd
bearing date ye 26th of 9ber [almost certainly November] 1663 and by him sold
to the aforesd Wm  Hancocke decd....." down below at the end  of the deed it
refers to aforesd Samll wife Joan dower release "as pr pwr Attoy in this
record folio 116" [perhaps the book was later recopied, but 116 appears to be
a mistake on someones part, and probably years later someone discovered that
dower release was missing or not on p. 116 because 3 years later was recorded
on 30 sept 1704 the dower release which refers to this land and date. It is on
page 419 of Princess Anne Co Deed Bk One].
*********************
SECOND MARRIAGE:
pages 212-214 & 358 of Adventurers of Purse and Person 3rd ed 1987 which
cites, among other documents, HenricoCoVA Wills&deeds 1725-1737 p. 58 & 272,
& surely cites Elizabeth father's will in HenricoCoVA W&D 1710-1714 p. 131;
 In John Hale Stutesman, "Arthur Moseley (--1729/30)", ms. Acc. No. 1154
Chesterfield Historical Society, Chesterfield, Va. cites Henrico Co VA Deed of
7 Feb 1747/1748 by "Elizabeth Moseley widow of Arthur Moseley" sells land of
[her late husband John] Jameston whose will on p.55 HenricoCoVA w&D 1725-37
THE ABSTRACT OF THAT 7 FEB 1747/8 DOCUMENT, OR THE 27 FEB 1746/7 HENRICO DEED,
MAY HAVE BEEN MIS-ABSTRACTED AS "WM MOSELEY", RATHER THAN ARTHUR MOSELEY?;


Elizabeth (widow Jameson) COX

[moseley1.ged]


Arthur MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

 NOTE Came to Virginia in his teens with his parents in 1649. A portrait
brought CONT Anne Moseley May Miller from "Mrs Tunstall of Norfolk"@ LDS
0001038 under Susannah.
  He married (1) daughter of Simon and Sarah Hancock of Lower Norfolk. This
was perhaps as early as Nov-Dec 1663 when in Norfolk Co. D.Bk. D: 393 Arthur
Moseley and William Hancock were the two witnesses to a Wm Moseley Deed.
Left a large family from all three wives. Among his descendants was Capt.
Joseph Moseley of Salem, MA (d.1799), and the Hon. William D. Moseley, first
governor of the state of FL.
The younger grandchildren of Wm & Susanna Moseley by 1932 were published by G.
A. Moriarty in his Hargrave article in the VA Mag. of Hist. and Biog. XL (Oct.
1932) p. 382, based upon Wm1Arthur2's will: it leaves Arthur3Arthur2Wm1 as
child of his father's wife Sarah Hancock, in spite of that Arthur3 and his
brother George both not being mentioned as a grandchild in Sarah's mother's,
[Sarah __ (Guy) (Hancock) Piggott's] 1689 will originally in Norfolk Co 5: 99
(Norfolk Wills, McIntosh, Vol. I, p. 126). That ancestry for above Arthur3
b.ca.1665, is nevertheless HIGHLY appropriate for Arthur3 because after that
1689 will, Arthur apparently lived in closer association (in Henrico Co. )
with Sarah Piggott's Hancock children than did any of her Moseley grandkids
listed in that 1689 will.
2nd MARR BEF 1678?: Va Pat bk 6: 636 Wm Cockroft got land in 1678 for
transport of "Arthur Moseley, An. Moseley". Arthur Moseley of Lower Norfolk
had a first cousin on his mother's side named Wm Cockroft, so explanation is
possible that Arthur took a trip back to Europe where he was born, accompanied
by 3rd wife Ann (Hargrave) Moseley. This conclusion somewhat confirmed by same
day 5 Jun 1678 Patent 6: 635 was issued, to Richard Hargrave Jr., no doubt
Ann's brother, for land adjacent to William Cockroft, i.e. the same man in the
first patent above.
VA Patent bk 5: 341(348) of 18 Mar 1662 mentions a Mr. Moselies land adj to
Wm Handcock patent. it could be Arthur's brother Wm Moseley, of course. but
other adjacent landowners were John Carrowaies land, and Tho. Moult. this
refers back to pat bk 4: 127(188) of 23 Nov 1657 which says Moseley adj. 1st
pat 1637 by Thos Holt. which pat 1: 423 mentions Thos Randall as adj landowner
in 1637. long assoc. of Hancock and Moseley land means any earlier wife may be
a Hancock?
  ALSO Va Patent bk 5: 248(176), Arthur Mosely's 200 ac patent of 18 Mar
1662, beginning at a pt in the creek in Lower Norfolk Co.  But no adjacent
land owners are directly listed, the only note is that the patent was granted
Edward Wilder 6 Mar 1662 [?a mistake for 9 mar 1652, when Wilder's only
indexed patent 3: 174 was issued & since an intervening decade makes more
sense than just 12 days, for all the transactions listed], sold to Nich.
Freeman who assigned to sd. Mosely. The only other nich. Freeman note indexed
in patent books is 3: 154 of 12 feb 1652 for a nich Freeman in Lancaster Co.
VA (which then included Essex Co etc). Va Pat bk 6:334 of 1670 Arthur
re-registered his father's 1652 Broad Creek Patent.
Va Pat 7: 145 1682 Anne Harding alias Emperour adj Arthur Mosely & Rich
Hargrave  Norfolk Co Va. Deed Bk 4: 25 of 1675 appears to be Arthur's first
sale of land. Names of these early deed witnesses, principals : Carter
Malbone, Jas Wallace, Wm Hancock, Plomer Bray?, Adam Keeling, but no dower
releases on any sales.
  After living in VA for 40 years he was naturalized before 16 Sep 1692. He
was somewhat forced to, as he had bought lots in what was to become Norfolk
Town, and as an alien his titles were defective, (Norfolk Deed Bk 06:124,
Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Chesapeake, VA). In Norfolk Town he was
licensed to keep an ordinary (i.e. an ordinary tavern restaurant) on 16 May
1694.
Will written 01 Feb 1700, proved 1702/3 Norfolk Deed Book 6: 270.
 Executrix is his wife Ann (his last wife).  Fortunately, this will was
copied in earlier times and so the names of the latter children are known. The
will has deteriorated to the extent that the latter children's names are
missing today.
 Probate dated 15 May 1703 (DB 07:036 and 07:058, Norfolk Co. Va.--now
Chesapeake [City) stated that he named his wife Anne as his executrix.
Sources to pursue RE: was earlier wife? are Va Pat Bk 5: 248(176), 3: 321 on
pp. 302 and 474 of Vol 1 of Cavaliers & Pio. Look for names of adj. landowners
etc.
  Land on the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River in Lynnhaven Parish
(Norfolk Deeds, Bk.V, fo. 123) 1689/90 and land at Lambert's Point Norfolk Co.
Deed Bk. 5:162). A [different?] Moseley family was from "Rolleston Hall",
Staffordshire, England (Lambert's Point also arises ca 1714 Blandina to
Richard Norfolk Deed Bk 10:306-7 and may be same land since she may have
gotten it from her husband who was  eldest son of #116 Arthur original
purchaser above.) (Lower Norfolk Antiquary, Vol. 2, p. 122) Ref: Moriarty's
Oct 1932 Hargrave/Moseley article in Va. Mag. of Hist. and Biog. XL: 379-383;
Lower Norfolk Co VA records cited in Chart in Fam. Hist. Library oversize
section "Moseleys of Lower Norfolks etc..." by Alice G. Walter. His will:
Norfolk Co Bk 6: 270 in 1701/3 or probably same probate cited above as DB 7:
36 and 58. In any case the original is hopelessly shredded now compared to
1914 when Chas F McIntosh Brief Abstract Of Lower Norfolk Co. Wills...
On page p. 182-3 of that book it lists children Jos Benj [these 2 maybe
preliminary provisions? as they are relisted later in list] Wm Arthur Edwd
Geo, Mary who is married (surname torn off), Susan Pierce, Jos, Benj, Amos,
Anthony, (torn) [Luke]. --The actual will on microfilm is too hard for us to
make out for sure whether the initial listing of Jos and Benj is definitely
preliminary as we suspect.
Moriarty's above cited Hargrave article is among best guides to Arthur's will.
Joseph was only child with a will in Norfolk Co., rather than Princess Anne
Co. where father Arthur2Wm1 lived until the last decade of his life. So Joseph
seems to follow trend of the end of father's life, rather than the bulk of his
life. Benjamine only son not previously listed [Joseph maybe listed once ca
1700?] in Deed Books previous to father's will, and his marriage is after 1700.
Joseph also is not known to have married until after 1700, may have had a
preliminary provision because the older boys had long since been helped to
establish their married life, and to do so now for Joseph was the father's
first thought. If the will did not exist, apparently oldest boys are Wm,
Arthur Jr, and Edward.
 MORE children?: If Simon and Sarah ever existed, almost certainly they had
died by 1 Apr 1689 when their maternal grandmother made her will. Arthur
probably had additional children who did not survive the 40 years between the
birth of his first child and the writing of his will, but we had not seen
evidence that the names of any of those were Simon or Sarah.
 Ancestral File 1992 mistakenly skipped this generation; Sources: Julia
Moseley Combs "Moseley Origins and Insights" 1990 pages 1-26. Julia says she
assigns the children to the 3 wives on the basis of the order in the will and
the order given by G. Andrews Moriarty in 1946 New Eng Hist Gen Soc article
and some other supporting sources which may be listed in her 1990 book above
such as the will of Sarah Piggott formerly  wife of deceased Simon Hancock and
grandmother of Arthur's children by his second wife Sarah Hancock. Piggott
will is in Norfolk Co Va ca 1688 names Moseley surname grandkids Wm Ed Mary
Susana, we're not sure why Arthur and Geo omitted. The assertion of a Molly
Corker for his first wife came from the VA State Library chart 26960 by Ann
Moseley Mays Miller, 1944 it says, although the chart itself says 1950: she
cites (but it relates more to half-sister Susanna): Bk B, F.141, Lower Norfolk
Rec. Bk & Bk. E Folio 50 [20].  Mistake of Joan Hancock for his 2nd wife (e.g.
on LDS film 0001043) is a confusion with her brother Robert Hancock's wife.
some research on 1800's added by
!1999Monica Moseley 304 W75 St #11D NY NY 10023-1609,(employee,NY Pub Library);
MOSELEY PORTRAITS:
!LDS microfilm #0001042 (about 60% way through) by Franklin Mousley in 1950's;
clara jessup, mrs. bloomfield F. Moore , lived at 1718 walnut st in
(Clara jessup was daughter of lydia moseley b. 3 march 1800 westfield MA)
philadelphia PA about 1860's and neighbor was also  a moseley descendant
at 1715 walnut St Dr. Samuel Moseley of the Norfolk VA moseley family.
Dr. moseley brought the famous pre-1649 wm and susanna moseley portraits
to phildelphia right before the 1861 war. apparently clara bought the portraits
wrongly thinking they wer eher moseley ancestors. AND THAT'S THE LAST FRANKLIN
MOUSELEY, THE 1956 COMPILER, KNEW OF WHAT BECAME OF THE FAMOUS PORTRAITS. ALSO
LAST FORSYTHE, YOUR 2003 COMPILER KNOWS OF THEM;
!Moseley portraits description in "Colonial American Portraiture" book by
Wayne Craven, Cambridge University Press 1986. this reference thanks to
Julia Bristow JAtwaterB@webtv.net  3 march 2003;
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Marriage 1 Sarah (not_Susana?) HANCOCK b: ABT 1643 in Lynnhaven Par?,Lower Norfolk,VA
Married: in probably,Norfolk area,VA
Children
William MOSELEY b: ABT 1664 in probably,Norfolk,VA
Arthur MOSELEY b: ABT 1665/1666 in ,Lower Norfolk,VA
Edward MOSELEY b: ABT 1665/1668 in Lynnhaven Parish,Lower Norfolk,VA
George MOSELEY b: BEF JUL 1677 in Lynnhaven Parish,Lower Norfolk,VA
Susana "Susan" MOSELEY b: ABT 1673 in Lynnhaven Parish,Lower Norfolk,VA,or 1663/4
Mary Ann MOSELEY b: ABT 1674 in probably,Norfolk,VA

Marriage 2 Ann HARGRAVE b: ABT 1653 in probably,Lower Norfolk,VA
Divorced: N
Married: BEF 5 JUN 1678 in probably,Lower Norfolk,VA,?bef 21 nov 1686
Children
Joseph MOSELEY b: ABT 1680 in ,of Lower Norfolk,VA
Benjamine MOSELEY b: ABT 1682 in Greenwich Hall?,of Lower Norfolk,VA
Amos MOSELEY b: BEF 1685/1690 in ,Lower Norfolk,VA
Anthony MOSELEY b: ABT 1689 in probably,Princess Anne,VA
Luke MOSELEY b: ABT 1690 in probably,Norfolk,VA

Marriage 3 Mary Molly (NO_SUCH_WIFE?) CORKER?WRONGNAME b: ABT 1640 in of,,VA
Married: NOT MARRIED in probably,Norfolk area,VA,no such wife?


Sarah HANCOCK

[moseley1.ged]

may be not Susana

The daughter of Simon and Sarah Hancock of Lower Norfolk.
Sarah Hancock Piggott, her mother in law's will (Norfolk co Deed Bk 5: 99 of
1689 names her grandchildren Mary, Susannah/Susan, William and Edward (NO
George or Arthur Moseley); but Moriarty uses the order of the other children
in the will of Arthur2Wm1 to conclude that if that indicated the birth order,
then surely (because they were born in between children listed in Sarah
Piggott will Norfolk Co. deed bk 5: 99) Arthur and George must have also been
children of Sarah Hancock #117.
Her name occasionally "Susan",& rarely "Susannah".("Ann" confusion w 3rd
wife?) Alice Granbery Walter's 1984 study of the Moseley of Tidewater VA--most
submitters don't realize there were 2 Sarah Hancocks, one the daughter-in-law
of the other, so submissions are running in circles with the 2 Sarahs run
together! Princess Anne Co Deed Book 5: 165 1735/7 William Hancock Will
mentions cousin, Arthur Moseley, Richard, Wm, Blandina.
VA History & Genealogy Vol 33 p.212. Hancock descendancy from VA Mag. Hist. &
Biog. 33 (1925): 107-112, 212-215 even though it has significant errors.
Va Patent bk 3: 321  of 1654 Mr Moseley's land near Faram Cr in Linhaven
Parish adj Wm Piggett, Sarah Hancock, and land sold twice by Mr. Emperor.
Death date: We DON'T KNOW WHY Ancestral File lists 1671, we'd guess about 1674.


Thomas MOSELEY Capt

[moseley1.ged]

He served as Captain in the Henrico Militia in 1758 and inherited his father's
estate. he was apparently a vestryman in Richmond in 1760: LDS #0001043.
To some extent the compilation of (Ensign Thos as his son and in turn grandson
Thos of Rev War who went to ohio Co KY) is based upon their military tendency.
Thos b. ca 1707 appointed tobacco inspector warwick VA Dec 1737 by colony govt.
!Henrico Co Va MOSELEY notebooks: John Hale Stutesman,"Arthur Moseley (--1736)"
etc mss. Acc. No. 1150-1162, Chesterfield Historical Soc., Chesterfield, Va.
!SOURCES: John Stutesman's Moseley files, San Francisco states: the Mays family
says Phoebe was WIFE of This Thomas Moseley and unknown source said Phoebes
last name was Giles; page 457 of 1767-1769 Henrico Co VA Court order book:
June Court 1769 will of Thomas Moseley presented by Thomas Branch one of the
executors; Hillary MOSELEY and Wm Randolph, 5 appraisers named and a separate
appraiser appointed for estate in Bedford Co;
   Patent book 31 page 721 says a Thomas Moseley got a patent of 900 ac in
Lunenburg Co on branches of Elk and Buffalo creeks adjoining his own and
Randolph's line--would seem to apply to this Thomas because Wm Randolph was
mentioned in his probate and he owned Bedford Co land, which could have been
in Lunenburg Co in 1755; found a Hillery Moseley in Henrico area: Henrico Co
VA Court Order Book 1767-1769 page 457 June Court 1769 Will of Thomas Moseley
presented by Thomas Branch one of the executors; Hillary Moseley [and others
named] to appraise. We know no living Hillary, except one b. 1739 Pr. Anne Co.


Phoebe GILES

[moseley1.ged]

DAR library washington DC catalog # 09609 parnell-moseley families, which
includes another item #, maybe different library, 51992,
on p. 78 and 85 of that mentions mary or phoebe moseley, supposedly dtr of
a col wm moseley b.1734/5 VA maybe d. 1795 wilkes Co GA (moved there 1783),
and that mary/phoebe married a john talbot and had 5 kids, 2 of whom married
rev. war men ( assertions vague and grandiose, the soldiers all Colonels etc)
MOST SPECIFIC cites  Wm and Mary Qtrly 10: 62 on John Talbot, calls her Phoebe
Moseley of Henrico co VA. see also LDS 0001037 under MARY moseley of VA.
!1956 LDS microfilm 0001037: under phoebe moseley.


William MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

SOURCES: Mss. notes of W. G. Stanard, Archives, VA State Library;
 Notes for William Moseley b. in VA ca. 1692:
John Hale Stutesman, his 13 notebooks , ms. Acc. No. 1150-1162, Chesterfield
Historical Society, Chesterfield, Va.; also some Moseleys in John Hale
Stutesman's "Some Watkins Families of Virginia and Their Kin (Baltimore:
Gateway Pub, 1989)" is available on LDS microfilm-- it has good Henrico
Moseleys LDS FHC #1421997 item 8. Wm was apparently tobacco inspector at
Bermuda Hundred at the eastern port on the James River, but had origins a few
miles westward about halfway from Richmond to Petersburg just west of I-95.
 22 May 1739 page 244 deed book 3 Goochland Co has a different Elizabeth and W
Moseley who are of Essex Co. VA: see Appendix Moseleys. a Goochland Co. VA will
Ligon book on LDS FHC microfilm 1016922 items 3 and 4 page 567-578;
  FHL salt lake film #0001043 says"ofPetersburgVA" 0001043 lists additional
kids  but they are likely the children of his deceased son wm jr (in wm sr will
so we omit compiling them since no further evidence here nor elsewhere.
LAND PATENTS:
va pat bk 15: 172 in 1733, partly reissue of 1727 one, Wm Moseley Henrico co
[very close to SE corner of present powhatan co] adj own land aqnd Fra Eppes
onAppomattox River at mouth of skinquarter creek.
va pat bk 15: 356 in 1734, partly re-issue of 1731, wm moseley Appomattox Cr
adj fra Eppes and robt hancock.
WARNING: FOLLOWING PATENTS MAY APPLY TO HIS BROTHER arthur's son WILLIAM MOSELY
va pat bk 22: 233 [maybe p.133] in 1744/5 a Moseley adj Aaron Haskins patent
and benj cheatham etc on Beaver pond br in Henrico Co.
va pat bk 25: 253 of 1746 wm moseley adj to Thois moore patent on middle cr
in henrico co.
va pat bk 25: 253 of 1746/7 moseley an adj owner to john carmell patent on
skinquarter rd in henrico co also adj peter ligon.
va pat bk 27: 516 of 1749 aq Mosley adjacent to Samuel butlers 270 ac Henrico
Co adj JJ Flournoy and Roberts on br of Horsepen Branch.
va pat bk 28: 6 1746/7 a Mosley adj Perrin Giles patent and wm Giles and
Flournoy in Henrico co [maybe nr tomahawk creek?].


Frances MAYO

[moseley1.ged]

Will of Joseph Mayo lists daughter, Frances Moseley and named Wm Moseley as
Exec. Chesterfield Co Deed Bk. B p. 170 and Henrico Order Bk 1725-1737: 381.
!1956 LDS microfilm 0001034 frances (mayo) moseley card cites nearly same
Henrico vol 1725-1737: 381 but CONCLUDES she was dtr of john and Frances MAYO
rather than Joseph! also cites chesterfield co va will bk B: 170-178 and
Chesterfield Deed 4:P 136.


Tully Emperor MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

Line 52442 from GEDCOM File not recognizable or too long:
 DEAT PLAC probate@,Princess Anne,VA
!1773 in Princess Anne Co Va Deed bk 13: 255 written 1773 Tully is named
co-executor of his father, so he must have been approx age 21 in 1773.  So he
probably was not child of 2nd wife married 1762. yet Tully reportedly was
listed as a grandchild by (father 2nd wife) Enoch Whitehurst in Jan 1795
probate.
 Will written 6 Feb 1813, Princess Anne Will Bk 02:105-106, died NC?.
"Prin Anne Co Wills,2:109, 2 May 1814 probates his will.
He inherited from his father, a plantation of the upper Precinct of the
Eastern Shore of the Elizabeth River in Princess Anne Co, VA. He never moved
from Virginia.
Princess Anne Will Bk 04:151-154, 26 Jun 1833 - 7 Oct 1833 will of Frances
Moseley #1337 her husband predeceased her, her son Dennis (and his daughter
Elizabeth H., his son Dennis), her daughter Frances B. Buxton wife of A. G.
Buxton, her son Charles (deceased, his children John, Charles, Tully), her
daughter Sarah D. Saunders, wife of Robert H. Saunders.


Frances DAWLEY

[moseley1.ged]

Line 19447 from GEDCOM File not recognizable or too long:
 DEAT PLAC probate@,Princess Anne,VA
!1779 prin anne Deed abs DB 15: 136 1778/1779 Dennis Dawley names sons james an
dennis, wife elizs, dtrs frances, amey simmons, eliz whitehurst, sarah callis.
LDS FHL salt lake microfilm #0001043 says dtr of dennis dawley and Eliz.Bonney.
Princess Anne Will Bk 04:151-154, 26 Jun 1833 - 7 Oct 1833 will of Frances
#1337 her husband predeceased her, her son Dennis (and his daughter Elizabeth
H., his son Dennis), her daughter Frances B. Buxton wife of A. G. Buxton, her
son Charles (deceased, his children John, Charles, Tully), her daughter Sarah
D. Saunders, wife of Robert H. Saunders.


Dennis MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

LDS FHL salt lake Archive Family Group records, Joseph smith center apr 1998
using an 1850 us census of norfolk VA.
Cyrus is listed in our notes just before cyrus and catherine and we made a
line back and around them together with "1850 census", so must be son.


Mary MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]


Elizabeth MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]


James Dawley MOSELEY M.D.

[moseley1.ged]

Hubbard shows Dr. J D Mosley's (son of this?) death as 14 Aug. 1847, Norfolk, V
LDS FHL salt lake microfilm #0001043 confirms forsythe assertion of son tully.
but in another place it does not include a son tully.
!1999 Guardianships on CD-ROM by Heritage Books: Bowie, MD: Princess Anne Co,
Virginia Deeds, Wills, Guardianships by Anne E. Maling copyright 1999


Charles Rev. MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

Princess Anne Will Bk 04:113, 12 May 1831 - 1 Aug 1831 will of Charles #2622
mentions no children, just wife Amey G. #1944, settling estate "unsettled part
of James D. Moseley's estate" #1143. Executors Dennis Moseley #1818 and Allen
G. Buxton #2164.
a reverend charles moseley married possibly 11 apr 1820 probably norfolk va
area to mrs. Elizabeth van holt. this is only similar charles moseley.


Arthur MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

 NOTE Came to Virginia in his teens with his parents in 1649. A portrait
brought CONT Anne Moseley May Miller from "Mrs Tunstall of Norfolk"@ LDS
0001038 under Susannah.
  He married (1) daughter of Simon and Sarah Hancock of Lower Norfolk. This
was perhaps as early as Nov-Dec 1663 when in Norfolk Co. D.Bk. D: 393 Arthur
Moseley and William Hancock were the two witnesses to a Wm Moseley Deed.
Left a large family from all three wives. Among his descendants was Capt.
Joseph Moseley of Salem, MA (d.1799), and the Hon. William D. Moseley, first
governor of the state of FL.
The younger grandchildren of Wm & Susanna Moseley by 1932 were published by G.
A. Moriarty in his Hargrave article in the VA Mag. of Hist. and Biog. XL (Oct.
1932) p. 382, based upon Wm1Arthur2's will: it leaves Arthur3Arthur2Wm1 as
child of his father's wife Sarah Hancock, in spite of that Arthur3 and his
brother George both not being mentioned as a grandchild in Sarah's mother's,
[Sarah __ (Guy) (Hancock) Piggott's] 1689 will originally in Norfolk Co 5: 99
(Norfolk Wills, McIntosh, Vol. I, p. 126). That ancestry for above Arthur3
b.ca.1665, is nevertheless HIGHLY appropriate for Arthur3 because after that
1689 will, Arthur apparently lived in closer association (in Henrico Co. )
with Sarah Piggott's Hancock children than did any of her Moseley grandkids
listed in that 1689 will.
2nd MARR BEF 1678?: Va Pat bk 6: 636 Wm Cockroft got land in 1678 for
transport of "Arthur Moseley, An. Moseley". Arthur Moseley of Lower Norfolk
had a first cousin on his mother's side named Wm Cockroft, so explanation is
possible that Arthur took a trip back to Europe where he was born, accompanied
by 3rd wife Ann (Hargrave) Moseley. This conclusion somewhat confirmed by same
day 5 Jun 1678 Patent 6: 635 was issued, to Richard Hargrave Jr., no doubt
Ann's brother, for land adjacent to William Cockroft, i.e. the same man in the
first patent above.
VA Patent bk 5: 341(348) of 18 Mar 1662 mentions a Mr. Moselies land adj to
Wm Handcock patent. it could be Arthur's brother Wm Moseley, of course. but
other adjacent landowners were John Carrowaies land, and Tho. Moult. this
refers back to pat bk 4: 127(188) of 23 Nov 1657 which says Moseley adj. 1st
pat 1637 by Thos Holt. which pat 1: 423 mentions Thos Randall as adj landowner
in 1637. long assoc. of Hancock and Moseley land means any earlier wife may be
a Hancock?
  ALSO Va Patent bk 5: 248(176), Arthur Mosely's 200 ac patent of 18 Mar
1662, beginning at a pt in the creek in Lower Norfolk Co.  But no adjacent
land owners are directly listed, the only note is that the patent was granted
Edward Wilder 6 Mar 1662 [?a mistake for 9 mar 1652, when Wilder's only
indexed patent 3: 174 was issued & since an intervening decade makes more
sense than just 12 days, for all the transactions listed], sold to Nich.
Freeman who assigned to sd. Mosely. The only other nich. Freeman note indexed
in patent books is 3: 154 of 12 feb 1652 for a nich Freeman in Lancaster Co.
VA (which then included Essex Co etc). Va Pat bk 6:334 of 1670 Arthur
re-registered his father's 1652 Broad Creek Patent.
Va Pat 7: 145 1682 Anne Harding alias Emperour adj Arthur Mosely & Rich
Hargrave  Norfolk Co Va. Deed Bk 4: 25 of 1675 appears to be Arthur's first
sale of land. Names of these early deed witnesses, principals : Carter
Malbone, Jas Wallace, Wm Hancock, Plomer Bray?, Adam Keeling, but no dower
releases on any sales.
  After living in VA for 40 years he was naturalized before 16 Sep 1692. He
was somewhat forced to, as he had bought lots in what was to become Norfolk
Town, and as an alien his titles were defective, (Norfolk Deed Bk 06:124,
Office of Clerk of Circuit Court, Chesapeake, VA). In Norfolk Town he was
licensed to keep an ordinary (i.e. an ordinary tavern restaurant) on 16 May
1694.
Will written 01 Feb 1700, proved 1702/3 Norfolk Deed Book 6: 270.
 Executrix is his wife Ann (his last wife).  Fortunately, this will was
copied in earlier times and so the names of the latter children are known. The
will has deteriorated to the extent that the latter children's names are
missing today.
 Probate dated 15 May 1703 (DB 07:036 and 07:058, Norfolk Co. Va.--now
Chesapeake [City) stated that he named his wife Anne as his executrix.
Sources to pursue RE: was earlier wife? are Va Pat Bk 5: 248(176), 3: 321 on
pp. 302 and 474 of Vol 1 of Cavaliers & Pio. Look for names of adj. landowners
etc.
  Land on the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River in Lynnhaven Parish
(Norfolk Deeds, Bk.V, fo. 123) 1689/90 and land at Lambert's Point Norfolk Co.
Deed Bk. 5:162). A [different?] Moseley family was from "Rolleston Hall",
Staffordshire, England (Lambert's Point also arises ca 1714 Blandina to
Richard Norfolk Deed Bk 10:306-7 and may be same land since she may have
gotten it from her husband who was  eldest son of #116 Arthur original
purchaser above.) (Lower Norfolk Antiquary, Vol. 2, p. 122) Ref: Moriarty's
Oct 1932 Hargrave/Moseley article in Va. Mag. of Hist. and Biog. XL: 379-383;
Lower Norfolk Co VA records cited in Chart in Fam. Hist. Library oversize
section "Moseleys of Lower Norfolks etc..." by Alice G. Walter. His will:
Norfolk Co Bk 6: 270 in 1701/3 or probably same probate cited above as DB 7:
36 and 58. In any case the original is hopelessly shredded now compared to
1914 when Chas F McIntosh Brief Abstract Of Lower Norfolk Co. Wills...
On page p. 182-3 of that book it lists children Jos Benj [these 2 maybe
preliminary provisions? as they are relisted later in list] Wm Arthur Edwd
Geo, Mary who is married (surname torn off), Susan Pierce, Jos, Benj, Amos,
Anthony, (torn) [Luke]. --The actual will on microfilm is too hard for us to
make out for sure whether the initial listing of Jos and Benj is definitely
preliminary as we suspect.
Moriarty's above cited Hargrave article is among best guides to Arthur's will.
Joseph was only child with a will in Norfolk Co., rather than Princess Anne
Co. where father Arthur2Wm1 lived until the last decade of his life. So Joseph
seems to follow trend of the end of father's life, rather than the bulk of his
life. Benjamine only son not previously listed [Joseph maybe listed once ca
1700?] in Deed Books previous to father's will, and his marriage is after 1700.
Joseph also is not known to have married until after 1700, may have had a
preliminary provision because the older boys had long since been helped to
establish their married life, and to do so now for Joseph was the father's
first thought. If the will did not exist, apparently oldest boys are Wm,
Arthur Jr, and Edward.
 MORE children?: If Simon and Sarah ever existed, almost certainly they had
died by 1 Apr 1689 when their maternal grandmother made her will. Arthur
probably had additional children who did not survive the 40 years between the
birth of his first child and the writing of his will, but we had not seen
evidence that the names of any of those were Simon or Sarah.
 Ancestral File 1992 mistakenly skipped this generation; Sources: Julia
Moseley Combs "Moseley Origins and Insights" 1990 pages 1-26. Julia says she
assigns the children to the 3 wives on the basis of the order in the will and
the order given by G. Andrews Moriarty in 1946 New Eng Hist Gen Soc article
and some other supporting sources which may be listed in her 1990 book above
such as the will of Sarah Piggott formerly  wife of deceased Simon Hancock and
grandmother of Arthur's children by his second wife Sarah Hancock. Piggott
will is in Norfolk Co Va ca 1688 names Moseley surname grandkids Wm Ed Mary
Susana, we're not sure why Arthur and Geo omitted. The assertion of a Molly
Corker for his first wife came from the VA State Library chart 26960 by Ann
Moseley Mays Miller, 1944 it says, although the chart itself says 1950: she
cites (but it relates more to half-sister Susanna): Bk B, F.141, Lower Norfolk
Rec. Bk & Bk. E Folio 50 [20].  Mistake of Joan Hancock for his 2nd wife (e.g.
on LDS film 0001043) is a confusion with her brother Robert Hancock's wife.
some research on 1800's added by
!1999Monica Moseley 304 W75 St #11D NY NY 10023-1609,(employee,NY Pub Library);
MOSELEY PORTRAITS:
!LDS microfilm #0001042 (about 60% way through) by Franklin Mousley in 1950's;
clara jessup, mrs. bloomfield F. Moore , lived at 1718 walnut st in
(Clara jessup was daughter of lydia moseley b. 3 march 1800 westfield MA)
philadelphia PA about 1860's and neighbor was also  a moseley descendant
at 1715 walnut St Dr. Samuel Moseley of the Norfolk VA moseley family.
Dr. moseley brought the famous pre-1649 wm and susanna moseley portraits
to phildelphia right before the 1861 war. apparently clara bought the portraits
wrongly thinking they wer eher moseley ancestors. AND THAT'S THE LAST FRANKLIN
MOUSELEY, THE 1956 COMPILER, KNEW OF WHAT BECAME OF THE FAMOUS PORTRAITS. ALSO
LAST FORSYTHE, YOUR 2003 COMPILER KNOWS OF THEM;
!Moseley portraits description in "Colonial American Portraiture" book by
Wayne Craven, Cambridge University Press 1986. this reference thanks to
Julia Bristow JAtwaterB@webtv.net  3 march 2003;
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Marriage 1 Sarah (not_Susana?) HANCOCK b: ABT 1643 in Lynnhaven Par?,Lower Norfolk,VA
Married: in probably,Norfolk area,VA
Children
William MOSELEY b: ABT 1664 in probably,Norfolk,VA
Arthur MOSELEY b: ABT 1665/1666 in ,Lower Norfolk,VA
Edward MOSELEY b: ABT 1665/1668 in Lynnhaven Parish,Lower Norfolk,VA
George MOSELEY b: BEF JUL 1677 in Lynnhaven Parish,Lower Norfolk,VA
Susana "Susan" MOSELEY b: ABT 1673 in Lynnhaven Parish,Lower Norfolk,VA,or 1663/4
Mary Ann MOSELEY b: ABT 1674 in probably,Norfolk,VA

Marriage 2 Ann HARGRAVE b: ABT 1653 in probably,Lower Norfolk,VA
Divorced: N
Married: BEF 5 JUN 1678 in probably,Lower Norfolk,VA,?bef 21 nov 1686
Children
Joseph MOSELEY b: ABT 1680 in ,of Lower Norfolk,VA
Benjamine MOSELEY b: ABT 1682 in Greenwich Hall?,of Lower Norfolk,VA
Amos MOSELEY b: BEF 1685/1690 in ,Lower Norfolk,VA
Anthony MOSELEY b: ABT 1689 in probably,Princess Anne,VA
Luke MOSELEY b: ABT 1690 in probably,Norfolk,VA

Marriage 3 Mary Molly (NO_SUCH_WIFE?) CORKER?WRONGNAME b: ABT 1640 in of,,VA
Married: NOT MARRIED in probably,Norfolk area,VA,no such wife?


Ann HARGRAVE

[moseley1.ged]

Moriarty's 1932 Hargrave/Moseley article in Va. Mag. of Hist. and Biog. XL:
379-383 spells her name "Ann". Her father's 21 Nov 1686 - 17 Jan 1686/7 will
but Moriarty's citation for that is just page 100 of Norfolk Will abstract
book by Chas F. McIntosh
  Arthur Moseley b. ca 1636 probate dated 15 May 1703 (DB 7 p. 36, and 6: 270
Norfolk Co.  Va.) stated that he named his wife Anne as his executrix.
See her HUSBAND'S NOTES for SUSPICIONS that she MIGHT have been the MOTHER of
JOSEPH and BENJAMINE, AS WELL AS OF THE CHILDREN USUALLY COMPILED FOR HER.
Marriage BEF 1678?: Va Pat bk 6: 636 Wm Cockroft got land in 1678 for
transport of "Arthur Moseley, An. Moseley". Arthur Moseley of Lower Norfolk
had a first cousin on his mother's side named Wm Cockroft, so explanation is
possible that Arthur took a trip to Europe where he was born, accompanied by
last wife Ann (Hargrave) Moseley. This conclusion somewhat confirmed by same
day 5 Jun 1678 Patent 6: 635 was issued,to Richard Hargrave Jr., no doubt
Ann's brother, for land adjacent to William Cockroft, i.e. the same man in the
first patent above.   John B Boddie's book on Southside Virginians Vol 2 page
133 where he MISTAKENLY calls Arthur's mother Susanna Cockroft. Her father
Richd Hargrove: Norfolk Co d bk 5: 1 written 21 Nov 1686 proved 17 Jan 1686/7:
sons Richd, Benjamin, dtr Margret Roberts, as well as son in law Arthur
Moseley.