Goodson, Lockhart and Allied Families

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William MOSELEY

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microfilm 2000 moseley book 1 of 2 maybe on LDS FHL salt lake #1425243 item 3? unsure: the salt lake cataloging doesnt correspond to our 2 volume book titles; !Virginia Mag. of Hist. and Biog. 52 (#3 Jul 1944): 220: "While there are reasons to believe that William of Lower Norfolk was born in London in 1606, son of Richard and Katherine (Smyth) Moseley, direct evidence in respect to his parentage remains to be established beyond any doubt." The author refers to the 17 Dec 1606 Baptism of a Wm. Moseley in St.Margaret's, Westminster, which lies by Westminster Abbey, on Thames,west of London: technically in county Middlesex. G. Andrews Moriarty's Moseley in Genealogies of Va. Families Vol. 4, Gen. Pub. Co., 1981
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HE WAS NOT THE WM MOSELEY BAPT 10 DEC 1608 IN CARBURTON ENGLAND, WHO DIED 1642: !1944 this wm moseley of carberton england was once (Va mag of hist&biog 35: 218-220 apr 1927) thought to have gone to Virginia. But 1944 in Va Mag of Hist and Biog 52: 220 July 1944, Robt B. Moseley (source of the 1927 note) explained that "a later study of manuscripts at Welbeck Abbey, the home of the Duke of Newcastle, Newcastle, proprietor of Carberton [in Nottinghamshire where that Wm moseley was bapt 1608], disclosed that the William Moseley, grandson of Humphrey and Margaret (Heigham) Moseley, died in 1642 and was buried at Workshop Notts., hence could not be either of the emigrant to Virginia in 1649/50." ;
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[Lower] Norfolk County, Va. Will & Deed Book C: 24: "I WILLIAM MOSELEY late of Rotterdam in Holland in the partes beyond the seaes March't:  And now resident and inhabittinge in the Easterne branch of Elizabeth River in the County of [Lower] Norfolk"  being "Possessed of certaine peeces of Gouldsmyths and Juellers worke to the valewe of Six hundred and twelve Gilders As namely One hatband consising of Nineteene Ses of gould, Nineteene Ies of gould, one buckle and tipp of gould all sett with Dyamonds and in part Enamelled Att five hundred gilders, one Juell of gould Enamelled and sett with Diamonds Att sixty gilders and one gould Ringe enamelled and sett with one Diamon, one Rubie  one sapher and eon Emrall Att Fifty two gilders" have this day sould to Capt Francis Yardley of Linhaven "the said hatband, Juell and Ringe" for 9 head of cattle.  The cattle were "Two draught Oxen two steeres and five Cowes in hand already received".  Dated 1 Aug 1650. Signed William Moseley.  Wit:  Edward Windham, Edward Standley.

  Also same page the following: [Lower] Norfolk Wills and Deed C: 24-25:
"Worthy Sir  My husband havinge some bussiness downe the river was gone from home two horrows before your servant came soe I findinge what the contents of your letter did import, have in my husbands absence made bould to answer it and withall I knowe he referrs the sale of them to me  Sir in regarde you cannot out of your stocke no noer than fower younge cowes and one older and fower exec I will not press you beyond what you are willinge to doe, but will accept your proffer, by reason of my great want of Cattle, and withall I had rayther your wife should weare them than aney gentlewoman I yet know in the Country, but good Sir, have no Sruple Concerninge their rightnes for I went my selfe from Rotterdam to the Haguh, to inquire of the gouldsmiths and found that they ware all Right therfore thats without question, and for the hatband that alone coste five hundred gelders as my husband knows verry well and will tell you soe when he sees you, for the Juell and the ringe they weare made for me at Rotterdam and I paid in good Rex Dollores for them sixtey gelders for the Jewell and fivety and two gelders for the Ringe, Which comes to in English monny Eleaven pounds fower shillings.  I have sent the sute, and Ringe by your servant and I wish Mrs Yeardley health and prosperity to weare them in and give you boeth thanks for your kinde token.  When my husband come home we will see to gett the Cattell home in the meane time I present my love and service to your selfe and wife.  Mr Chandler and his wife and the younge gentlewoman and old Cap't and Committ you all to god  and remaine your freind and servant: Susan Moseley" Elizabeth River this Last July 1650:  Recorded 10th Nov 1652.

  Pictures of William and 2 sons in Richmond, VA painted in Holland in 1640.
     He was Justice of [Lower] Norfolk Co. March 1649 to April 1655. Moseley, a Commissioner of [Lower] Norfolk.([Lower] Norfolk Order Bk.B, folder 140) He was an merchant in Rotterdam settled in VA [or left Holland?] Jul or Aug 1649. 1642 William Moseley transported by Adam Cooke for the Adventurers to Charles City County (VA Head Rights). William Moseley had married the widow Susanna Blackmore before 22 Dec 1634, probably in Delft, Holland.  On that date as the husband of Susanna, he was sued by the widow of Cornelius Michielsz van Ring for the rent of a house in Delft, rented by Susanna's late husband Arthur Blackmore from 1 May 1632 to 30 Apr 1633, and a judgment was entered for the plaintiff. William Moseley was a merchant adventurer, living in Delft, later moving to Rotterdam [7 mi. away] where he was steward (Schafmeister) of the English House on 13 Aug 1643.  Late in July or early August 1649, he emigrated to Virginia and settled at Lower Norfolk where he appears on 30 Nov 1649.

Received Grant in Lynn Haven Parish on Broadcreek in [Lower] Norfolk, VA.
  Arthur Moseley, William's son by Susanna (Burnet) Blackmore Moseley was most certainly born in Holland, as later he was compelled to naturalize himself in Virginia. He ended up with land on Broad Cr. [in Virginia Beach now].
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email sep 2002 r r "bob" curlee  rrcurlee@cox.net
asserts that wm moseley became justice of [lower] norfolk co VA march 1649 If true this could be evidence that he was the wm moseley who came to va in 1642 (on a previous trip) before immigrating with his family nov 1649. However remember that march 1649 came AFTER nov 1649 in the julian calendar. so it would theoretically be possible to become a justice 5 months after arrival-- but as Bob points out, a more likely context might be that he became a justice 5 months after arriving with his family--because apparently he was well known previously apparently to norfolk co. people, amd maybe have arrived in 1642?;
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  For many years it was believed, based primarily on the research of Robert B.  Moseley, that this William Moseley was one in the same as the William Moseley who was baptized 10 Dec 1608(or1606) at Carburton, Nottinghamshire.That Wm Moseley bapt 1606/1608 carberton england was once (Va Mag of Hist & Biog 35: 218-220 apr 1927) thought to have gone to Virginia. But 1944 in Va Mag of Hist and Biog 52: 220 July 1944, Robt B. Moseley (source of the 1927 note) explained that "a later study of manuscripts at Welbeck Abbey, the home of the Duke of Newcastle, Newcastle, proprietor of Carberton [in Nottinghamshire where that Wm moseley was bapt 1608], disclosed that the William Moseley, grandson of Humphrey and Margaret (Heigham) Moseley, died in 1642 and was buried at Workshop Notts., hence could not be either of the emigrant to Virginia in 1649/50."

  See Moriarty, G. Andrews in New England Historic & Gen. Reg. 100: 94-99 of April 1946, and Moriarty "William Moseley of Lower Norfolk" in Genealogies of Va. Families, Va. Magazine (Baltimore: Gen Pub Co, 1981).  THERE ON THE CHART INSERTED BETWEEN PAGES 96-97 OF THAT VOL 100 NEHGS Register: wm moseley's treasurer at Merchant Adventurers Co. in Rotterdam, Holland  1635, also his wife's brother in law, Wm Cockroft "probably brother of Caleb Cockroft citizen and silk man of London and A Merchant Adventurer. He was from Hepton- stall", County Yorkshire. WE SHOULD BE LOOKING NEAR HEPTONSTALL FOR POSSIBLE MOSELEY ORIGINS IN YORKSHIRE, AS THERE WERE YORKSHIRE MOSELEYS WAY BACK THEN. sEE e.g. Franklin Mousley microfilms in the LDS FHL salt lake city ca. #0001042 etc series has one microfilm on English Moseley records.

Merchant, Rotterdam.  Came to Virginia in 1649.  Settled in [Lower] Norfolk County, Va.  Built "Rolleston Hall" in Lynnhaven Parish, thence Princess Anne County (now city of VA Beach).  Justice 1649-1655. Creecy, p. 185: Lynhaven Parish covered the same territory as Princess Anne County.  Richmond Times Dispatch p.C2, 9 Nov 1997: Lynnhaven graveyard of early 1700's POSSIBLY discovered underwater in Western Branch of Lynnhaven River off Church Point in Virginia Beach VA. [some say "Rolleston Hall" name in VA began after 1700].

"Virginia Historical Magazine"  Vol. 35:49:
    "William Moseley, an Englishman living in Rotterdam, came to [Lower] Norfolk county, Virginia, in 1649, with his wife Susanna, and sons William and Arthur.
 Va Patent Bk 1: 846 of 1642 lists a Wm Moseley--transported by Adam Cooke who got Chas City Co land for wm's headright. The next patent listed is Capt Daniel Gookin who IS connected to our Wm Moseley, so maybe our Wm visited Va bef 1642? Va patent bk 3: 186  of 17 feb 1652/3 he got 540 aqc in linhaven parish, lower norfolk co. for transporting his own family and Elizabeth West, Ann Lambert who is probably related to the Lambert's point land that moseley's later owned.

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.
    "The name "Rolleston", of one of the old Moseley homes in Princess Anne county has lead to the tradition that the family descends from the Moseleys of "Rolleston", England, but researches which are now being made in England and Holland show that the Rolleston tradition is incorrect.  A descendant who is thoroughly versed in the American history of the family states that, thought "Rolleston" in Princess Anne is a very old house, but it did not receive its present name until the eighteenth century.  It is believed that the investigations referred to will result in the discovery of the true ancestry of William Moseley.  He brought with him to Virginia, doubtless as a convenient investment, certain jewels which he afterwards sold.  The following deed, letter and will of William Moseley and his wife are from the records of [Lower] Norfolk County:

    "At the Court held for [lower] Norfolk County Nov. 30th 1649, `Upon ye peticon of Mr. Wm. Moseley, It is thought fitt & ordered yt the Sherr bee authorized by vertue of this order, on munday next to put ye sd Moseley in possession of ye houses & poantacon, wch he hird of George Heigham & Mr. Moseley is to enjoy the same according to agreement pucd by Severall testimonies upon Oath & he sd Heigham to pay all Cort Charges'.
    At a Court held March 26, 1650, `A Certificate Is graunted Unto Mr. Wm. Moseley P'ved due by Oath for ffive hundred & ffifty acres of Land for ye transportacon of himselfe & Susanna his Wife, Wm. & Arthur his sonnes, Susan Robinson alias Corker Eliza: West, Ann Lamber, Edw: forman, Hen: lambert - Jost Williams & Tho; Warrington Into ye Collony."

  WILL:  dated 29 Jun 1655, proved 15 Aug 1655 [Lower] Norfolk County, Va.
Wills & Deeds C (1651-1656) pg. 166:
    "The last will and testamt of William Moseley the elder written with his owne hand this 29th day of June 1655.  Imprimis I give and bequeath my soule to God that gave it, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my wyfe and children.  Item I give & bequeath to my cosen Willm. Cockroft a Cow Calfe of a yeare olde And to my grandchilde Corker a Cow Calft of a yeere olde.  Item I give unto my wife Susan Moseley my gray Mare and furniture, and I doe likewise give her one Negro called mary with her Childe
Besse, to be at her disposeing duering her life, Also I doe give to my wife Susan all the sheepe with the Increase thereof, to gether with all her wearing apparell, and her life time upon the plantacon where she now lives.  Item I give to my sonne Willm. Moseley Eight hundred acres of land lyeing and being as expressed in Bartho: Hodgkins pattent.  And also I do give unto my said sonne Willm ony yonge Mare foale of three monethes old to him and his heirs forever. Item I give & bequeath to my sonne Arthur Moseley all that tract ol
land wch I bought of George Kempe, and moreover & above that all that land wch was surveyed by Mr. Emperor when I was in England to him and his heires for ever. And for the residue of my Estate my debts being first paid out To be equally divided between my wife Susan, William and Arthur Moseley.
Teste
 th mke X C of
 John Carrowaye                            Signed p mee
 the mke H of                              Will: Moseley Senior
 Abraham Thomas                              with a Seale
 Jurat in Cur 15th Augusti 1655
 Test Wm. Turner : Cl : Cur"

[Lower] Norfolk Co. VA Wills & Deeds C (1651-1656) pg. 204: The same day, Augusti 15th 1655 William Moseley (the son) was granted a probate of the will of his father, and the same day qualified as administrator on the estate of his dec'd mother "Mrs. Susan Moseley Widd."
    An Inventorie of ye estate of my Mother Susanna Moseley, dec. february: ye 8th 1655/6
Imp -one mare, five Cowes, one heyferr, fower yearling Calves, one steer of 3 yeares old, ten head of hogs young & old, one Ewe Lambe, her wearing Apparell, three paire Sheets, two table Cloths, fifteen napkins, fower towells, 2: Course & 2: others, one paire of pillow Cvrs, one Cheste, one Chaire, one Couche, one Bedde 1 boulster & blancketts, two pictures, one Iron pott one brasse Kettle, one Iron Kettle, one skillet 3 pewter dishes, one sawcer, one frying pan, one pair of tongues, one Candlestick, one Gunn, one brush.

This inventory was sworne unto In Cort. by Mr. Wm Moseley, ye 15th february 1655.[i.e 1655/6]
  The Moseleys of Princess Anne Co. were one of the most prominent families in VA in the 17th century (Wertenbaker, Planters of Colonial VA, p. 109) and "long owned what was, perhaps, the largest and most interesting collection of family portraits in VA". (VA Mag., Vol. 32, p. 58).

THEIR PORTRAITS:
 A Collection of fine oil portraits of early Moseleys survived for 150 years in America, but the locations of most of them are now lost to us--even if the paintings themselves have survived: Va Mag Hist & Biog. 32 (Jan 1924): 58.

 LDS microfilms #0001042 or #1043 has 3 pages detailing what Franklin Mouseley could ascertain, in 1950's, about the portraits and their last known locations. 1860 Burwell Bassett Moseley sent 4 paintings to cousin Saml for safekeeping in case of civil war. Saml's dtr's widower Chas Grrome refused to return paintings to mary Eliza Moseley 1868, hence 1868 suit in philadelphia court of enquiry.

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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HOW TO MAKE PROPER USE OF THIS MOSELEY DESCENDANCY:
Preferred address for purchase of this book (send $20 postpaid), or to send us  ADDITIONS & CORRECTIONS: Warren Forsythe, Box 1299, Ellensburg WA 98926-1299 Line 3087 from GEDCOM File not recognizable or too long:
 NOTE   HOW TO MAKE PROPER USE OF THIS MOSELEY DESCENDANCY: CONT  Email:
forsythe@televar.com -Telephone is not my preferred mode for genealogy.  Additions&Corrections hopefully will be made available: check .
To identify a Moseley family for corrections etc., please include the ID# that  may be in bracket parentheses { ## } following the descendant's name.  CAVEAT: This book is an excellent compilation of the apparent Norfolk Moseley  line family tree, using most of the relevant readily available records written  before 1750--and many post-1750 records. We would be surprised if we made any
fundamental errors in the direct Moseley ancestry of the co-authors ourselves.  But in the entire family tree of over 9000 Moseley kinfolk represented in this  book,you may find errors among our reasonable hypotheses about family linkages. Our book printing program unfortunately may translate a correct locality "of TN" in our data--into text that you read "born to parents who at time resided in TN" which (usually incorrectly) implies that person was "of TN" at time of BIRTH, whereas our designation "of TN" often means at time of
marriage or death etc.
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 Most of the early Moseley research was conducted at the Family History Center,  Ellensburg WA LDS ward house.  We appreciate all the support of that  F.H.C. from the  directors, local bishops and Selah WA LDS stake officials.
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Our book title:LIST THE APPENDIX--AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS
OF IRIS Y. BORG, especially to the Moseleys of Brunswick co. Va, the Carolinas.  She more than anyone except Forsythe, improved the quality of the appendix in 1998-9. APPENDIX possible title: Moseley Appendix of other early families, including Mosley, Mosely, Mozley etc of early America, late medieval Britain.

Important points:
We began from Julia Moseley Combs, Moseley Origins and Insights (Hampstead, N.  C.: Privately Printed, 1990) pages 1-26 [seen at N.C. Archives at Raleigh NC.]   (1) Many other Moseleys besides William & Susana immigrated to early Va., N.C. and other colonies. So most Moseleys of N. America probably DO NOT descend from Wm & Susanna Moseley of the Virginia Beach VA area. Unfortunately, as Iris Borg has observed, nearly all novice Moseley genealogists BELIEVE that they descend from Wm & Susanna--probably because the
public records where that family lived are almost perfectly preserved from 1637 onward, and because they are so prominently featured in U.S. genealogical publications.  On LDS microfilm 0001039 under Wm of Va., Franklin Mousley before 1957 named this Moseley ancestral mistake "hitch their wagons to the wrong horse".  (2) Therefore an APPENDIX on other early Moseley lines is here bound
together with the descendancy on the Wm & Susanna Moseley family.  The Appendix includes readily obtainable data on pre-Revolutionary War Moseley families, with the Moseleys from the southern states often carried down into the 1830's, if such apparent descendancy data was readily available to us. The appendix lists a few Moseley records from the Norfolk VA area that probably will be connected to that Norfolk Moseley line someday: see under " Line 3134 from GEDCOM File not recognizable or too long:
 NOTE   Important points: CONT 'rec@Norfolkarea' Moseley" under "later day Virginia",-- or under counties near Chesterfield Co VA.
 (3) The main and appendix indexes are very useful. But check internet indexes, after we have entered this same data on the internet, maybe at www.gendex.com.
 (4) Although virtually every microfilmed original record was examined for the first century of Moseley kinfolk in the Norfolk Va. area, roughly 1637-1737, and most abstracted (many originals) records examined for ca 1737-1837-- [remember ABSTRACT deed book of Princess Anne Co VA omits many important deeds!] [if you think accessing microfilmed original records is just too much trouble,do remember that much of this work was done by researchers living on Pacific coast] --still this book is a compromise. No comprehensive
handbook to colonial Moseley families, nor even to Wm and Susanna's descendants, was ever published before. By now many pieces of the Moseley puzzle have been well researched, even though those studies have not been accessible to the average Moseley family researcher.  (5) We began from previous compilations various Norfolk Va.& other Moseleys by authors [cited below] e.g. Moriarty, Walter, Mousely, Byrne, T. B. Moseley Jr, Combs, Blankenship, and Stutesman.              

And a belated thank you to Anne Taylor Brown C.G.R.S. of Richmond Va. who helped with NGS Qtrly 84 (3) :182-199.   (6) This book first assembles those previously known pieces of the "puzzles" of the early Moseley lines. The compromise comes when we try to fill in the
gaps between those previous careful studies in order to present a comprehensive handbook to colonial American Moseley families.
20 years would be required to fill in the gaps at the same high quality level of the previous careful studies, but we only had a couple years to devote to it. We publish it now because no-one else wanted to continue the work, and because having this handbook now can prevent beginners from continuing to resort to the presently available materials which are vastly inferior,as comprehensive indexes
 BUT JUST REMEMBER THAT THE QUALITY OF THIS MOSELEY COMPILATION IS UNEVEN. The descendants surnamed Moseley of Wm & Susana of Norfolk are compiled almost as carefully as extant records allow, for 5 or more generations. The first serious inconsistencies that we are aware of are Wm1 Arthur2 Wm3 Francis4 Wm5, but even that line is very well-compiled, compared to the previous best job available. However as this book moves into female lines around Norfolk, or moves on to other Moseley families elsewhere--then the quality declines, sometimes drastically so. But, even though we are experts only for Norfolk VA area people surnamed Moseley-- you, the reader, need to learn about Moseley daughters and mothers,as well as sons and fathers. So we tried to pursue Moseley daughter's children, and we tried to include whatever information about each mother's maiden identify (before she became Mrs. Moseley). We attempt that for family completeness, but we aren't so expert in those non-Moseley surnames.  Our most common error was explicitly entering a marriage (so that bride and groom would be alphabetically indexed here) even though the identities of the parties were too speculative. The compilation technique was to enter apparent information about maiden names etc, when reading a document.  Often a later document helped clarify and correct that initial guess. But some poor initial guesses about maiden names etc remain. Somewhere "eastern shore" was entered as Northampton Co.,even though we later learned more likely it meant eastern side Eliz River Bay in Princess Anne Co VA. SO YOU MUST CHECK THE SOURCES IN THE NOTES FOR YOUR PARTICULAR FAMILY IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF WE MADE SOME ERRORS WITH YOUR FAMILY. Learn to tolerate the frustrating vagueness of Virginia's colonial documents, which typically fail to accurately quantify vital records data and relationships.  Do not
become so desperate (for records which specify exact data) that you fall prey to certain enticingly accurate private records of questionable authenticity.

  No matter how murky the evidence concerning the European origins of Virginia Moseleys, readers are still curious to know about our possible origins.  In the second half of the 20th century, we have greatly advanced the compilation of North American descendants.  Yet we were not able to add much to the general picture of European ancestry developed by G. Andrews Moriarty and others in the first half of this century.  William & Susana came to Virginia from the Netherlands, but they were both previously of the London, England area.  Susana's parentage seems clear enough, but William's remains uncertain.  Moriarty etc. showed that Wm. might possibly be the son William of Richard and Katherine (Smyth) Moseley baptized 17 Dec 1606 in the Parish of St.  Margaret's-Westminster, Middlesex (now western London)--but that our William definitely was NOT the William, son of Wm & Dorothy (Helmes) Moseley, baptized 10 Dec 1606/8 in Carburton, Nottinghamshire, as that son William is buried  (this data on secondary source LDS film #0001043, but the identity of the
1643 burial is not exact there. We're relying on the ca. 1950 era publications, in genealogical journals, of G.A.Moriarty and Robt B.Moseley, who studied that.) there 4 apr 1643 in Worksop Cemetery near Carburton, shortly after his father Wm was buried there 30 Oct 1642 and his mother Dorothy 15 aug 1633. Nevertheless William fo Va.'s father's family may have originated from the English Midlands. By the year 1600 the name Moseley was (independent origins?) widely distributed in Lancashire, Yorkshire etc.  And so probably some of the emigrants to North America named Moseley bore only remote, if any, kinship to each other.

Since this is work in progress, check for updates e.g. by 2000 on the internet under the surname Moseley in the index) at http://www.gendex.com (These identification numbers like 1DJS-DV come from LDS Ancestral File) shown to be the same individual in {LDS FHC microfilm # 1231524 item 2}; METHODS AND FURTHER SOURCES:  The methods were often conservative only in the sense that they conserved other peoples assertions so that they could later be reviewed by Moseley researchers. Sometimes Moseleys were temporarily compiled as children of the wrong parents, and currently that compilation's made obvious at least  with "her ParentsWRONG" in the title field. But in earlier days it wasn't so obvious and more careless. Try to remain skeptical about grafting your lines onto the many good early Moseley records around Norfolk---and thereby remain open to your possible descent from the many less well-known Moseleys, even though those early records are so terribly frustratingly fragmentary compared
to Norfolk.
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We began from the most comprehensive discussion previously available for the Moseleys of the Norfolk Va. area, which focuses on the author's particular line:
Julia Moseley Combs, Moseley  Origins and Insights (Hampstead, N.C.: Privately Printed, 1990) pages 1-26 [seen at N.C. Archives at Raleigh Jan. 1997]. That citation was INCORRECT in my Sept 1996 article: Warren L. Forsythe, Natl Gen.Soc. Quarterly 84 (3): 182-199: "Resolving Conflict Between Records: A Spurious Moseley Bible" where Forsythe INCORRECTLY  cited  Mrs. Combs above book as 'The Moseleys of Dobbs and Lenoir Counties, (N.C.)' .  Mrs. Gart post card: Accession # 27259 at Library of VA concerns Moseley Notes about Lower Norfolk line(s).  "The Moseley Family of Virginia" by Jean Stephenson, 1912: first in issues ca 1900, e.g. 22 March 1914, Richmond VA "The Times Dispatch" which is retyped into DAR Library 06909 Parnell-Moseley family. -READ IT SLOWLY,CAREFULLY: the descendancy jumps from generation to generation!


Susannah BURNET

[moseley1.ged]

From "A Moseley Genealogy", Thomas B. Moseley, Jr. 1985, beginning on page 13:   "Susanna, daughter of Ralph Burnet, citizen and draper [cloth merchant] of London, who lived in the parish of St. Benet Fink, she was baptized there on 7t December, 1605. [St Benet Fink is sort of Northeast of Central London.]

She married first, Arthur Blackmore and had by him an only child, a daughter named Susanna.  Arthur Blackmore died between 01 May 1632 and 30 Apr 1633, and his widow married very soon after, certainly before 22 Dec 1634, William Moseley, also an English Merchant Adventurer, living in Delft. On the latter date, as husband of Susanna, he was sued by the widow of Cornelius Michielsz van Ring for the rent of a house in Delft, rented by her late husband Arthur Blackmore from 01 May 1632 to 30 Apr 1633, and judgment was entered for the
plaintiff.  William Moseley later removed to Rotterdam, where he was Steward (Schftmeister) of the English House on 13 Aug 1643." Another source (probably more reliably) cites her baptismal date as 7 Dec 1595.

SOURCES: NEHGS Register 100 (oct 1946): 292-295 by G. A. Moriarty is Burnett family ancestry. Pages 297-317 of Gayle King Blankenship; Julia Moseley Combs, Moseley Origins And Insights (Hampstead, N.C.: Privately Printed, 1990) pages 1-26 [seen at N.C. archives at Raleigh Jan.1997]. 417 Olde Point Road, Hampstead NC 28443- see below next line: the above is the correct citation form (Cited Wrong in Sept 1996 N.G.S. Quarterly article on a Moseley family); Moseley Family of Lower Norfolk, Princess Anne & Henrico Counties, VA about 1983 by Alice Granbery Walter still alive 1996 in Norfolk area but no longer corresponding with genealogical researchers, about 1994 Clearfield Pub. of Baltimore was selling Mrs. Walter's remaining supply of the charts.  We don't know if they have any left or not. [Note Walter's Charts have some errors microfilm 2000 moseley book 1 of 2 maybe on LDS FHL salt lake #1425243 item] unsure: the salt lake cataloging doesnt correspond to our 2 volume book titles; !Virginia Mag. of Hist. and Biog. 52 (#3 Jul 1944): 220: "While there are reasons to believe that William of Lower Norfolk was born in London in 1606, son of Richard and Katherine (Smyth) Moseley, direct evidence in respect to his parentage remains to be established beyond any doubt." The author refers to the 17 Dec 1606 Baptism of a Wm. Moseley in St.Margaret's, Westminster, which lies by Westminster Abbey, on Thames,west of London: technically in
county Middlesex. G. Andrews Moriarty's Moseley in Genealogies of Va. Families Vol. 4, Gen. Pub. Co., 1981

Marriage 1 Arthur BLACKMORE b: ABT 1595 in London/Eng.,Cheshire,or Delft/Holland,probably
Divorced: N
Married: ABT 1628 in Skeeveling,,Holland
Children
Susannah (alias_Moseley) BLACKMORE b: BEF 1630 in probably,,Holland

Marriage 2 William MOSELEY b: 1605/1606 in ,,England,London probably
Divorced: N
Married: BEF 22 DEC 1634 in Delft,,Holland,probably
Sealing Spouse: CLEARED
Children
William MOSELEY b: ABT 1634 in Delft/Rotterdam,,Holland,probably
Arthur MOSELEY b: ABT 1636 in Rotterdam/ Delft,,Holland probably


Richard HARGRAVE

Norfolk Co VA 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.
Will dated 1686; proved 1686/7. Named his son-in-law Arthur Moseley. Came to
Virginia in Jan 1634. Listed London in the Bon Adventure 1645/6. Pat. 250
acres on Broad Creek, 150 acres Pat. to John Watkins in 1644.
John B Boddie's book on Southside Virginians Vol2 page 133 where he
MISTAKENLY calls ARTHUR'S mother SUSANNA COCKROFT; Source for family: Va Mag
Hist & Biog 40 (1932): 379-383 by Moriarty on HARGRAVE.


Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
Married: in ,,VA prob
Children
Richard HARGRAVE b: ABT 1645 in probably,Lower Norfolk,VA
Benjamin HARGRAVE b: ABT 1648 in probably,Lower Norfolk,VA
Margaret HARGRAVE b: ABT 1650 in probably,Lower Norfolk,VA
Ann HARGRAVE b: ABT 1653 in probably,Lower Norfolk,VA
(one_son?) (possibleFather? HARGRAVE b: ABT 1650 in ,,,of VA


Richard MOSELEY ?greatgrandson?

[moseley1.ged]

Thomas Byrd Moseley, Jr. (Clifton, Texas, privately printed 1993, pages 114,
116, 131, and 198.

Probably not (Appar. diff. death dates?) RICHARD MOSELEY SON of HUMPHREY MOSELEY MARGARET HEIGHAM WHO MARRIED IN 1558, PROBABLY NEAR NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND.

SOURCES: various pages in Thomas Byrd Moseley Jr., A Moseley Genealogy book 2 and SEE THE ORIGINAL SOURCES THAT TOM CITES THERE (privately printed 1993, Tom's in 1996 at Rt 2 Box 47A Clifton TX 76634-9608) especially page 114, but also  page 116, page 131, page 198; the hypothesis of a common ancestor is more for the convenience of software for genealogical computing.  However the Moseley family of Kinver town lies only 10 miles from the Moseley family of Bilston-- Bilston being about 15 miles NW of downtown Birmingham, England, and Kinver being about 20 miles WSW of downtown Birmingham.  The town of Moseley is about 8 miles Southwest of Downtown Birmingham.


Edward MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

Gentleman of Princess Anne County, VA.(to say 'justice' confused with Col
Edward?)
It is 99% certain Edward MOSEBY married Sarah Woodson-so Edward MOSELEY
didn't. This person is easily confused with contemporary Col. Edward Moseley.
 The following four items from Julia Combs' book: 1. 1689 Henrico Co VA Deed
of Gift says Sarah Woodson b.1668 married either Edward Moseby (according to
Valentine papers) or to Edward Moseley (according to Woodson family history);
details: Clayton Torrance ed., The Edward Pleasants Valentine papers vol 3,
pages 1964-1965, Gen Pub Co, Baltimore 1979 and Henry Morton Woodson,
Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and their connections page 27, Memphis
TN, 1915,  LDS microfilm 1697508 item 3 p.27;
2. In Apr 1689 the will of his maternal grandmother, Sarah Piggott charged
Edward to assume care of 3 orphaned Hancock cousins and to oversee the Hancock
plantation in Lower Norfolk Co until Simon Hancock became of age; 3. 2 Jun
1690 Henrico Co Va Court Records --presentment to the grand jury of Edward
Moseley: James More for saying he was most devilishly cold and fuddled; 4. If
our Edward ever left Norfolk area, he was by 1694 back there for 30 Mar 1694
deed of sale from John Moseley to his kinsman Edward Moseley Jr of Linhaven,
Princess Anne, Co VA.
Adventurers of Purse and Person 1607-1625, 3rd ed. 1987 revised and edited by
Virginia M. Meyer and John Frederick Dorman, p. 711: Edward Mosby (not
Moseley) and his wife Sarah Woodson, this should put to rest the frequent
assertion that his wife was Sarah Woodson.
LDS film #0001043 asserts that an early Edward Moseley "crossed the mountains
with Alexander Spottswood. See appendix for Spottswood Moseley in Albemarle Co.
film 1043 also includes (our kids of brother Geo) children Thos, Frances but
Julia Moseley Coombs has studied original records much more, we go with her
line.
 LDS #0001034 under Frances Moseley asserts Frances to be a dtr of Edward
Moseley, but see his wife Mary Emperor's stepdtrs.


Edward MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

Gentleman of Princess Anne County, VA.(to say 'justice' confused with Col
Edward?)
It is 99% certain Edward MOSEBY married Sarah Woodson-so Edward MOSELEY
didn't. This person is easily confused with contemporary Col. Edward Moseley.
 The following four items from Julia Combs' book: 1. 1689 Henrico Co VA Deed
of Gift says Sarah Woodson b.1668 married either Edward Moseby (according to
Valentine papers) or to Edward Moseley (according to Woodson family history);
details: Clayton Torrance ed., The Edward Pleasants Valentine papers vol 3,
pages 1964-1965, Gen Pub Co, Baltimore 1979 and Henry Morton Woodson,
Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and their connections page 27, Memphis
TN, 1915,  LDS microfilm 1697508 item 3 p.27;
2. In Apr 1689 the will of his maternal grandmother, Sarah Piggott charged
Edward to assume care of 3 orphaned Hancock cousins and to oversee the Hancock
plantation in Lower Norfolk Co until Simon Hancock became of age; 3. 2 Jun
1690 Henrico Co Va Court Records --presentment to the grand jury of Edward
Moseley: James More for saying he was most devilishly cold and fuddled; 4. If
our Edward ever left Norfolk area, he was by 1694 back there for 30 Mar 1694
deed of sale from John Moseley to his kinsman Edward Moseley Jr of Linhaven,
Princess Anne, Co VA.
Adventurers of Purse and Person 1607-1625, 3rd ed. 1987 revised and edited by
Virginia M. Meyer and John Frederick Dorman, p. 711: Edward Mosby (not
Moseley) and his wife Sarah Woodson, this should put to rest the frequent
assertion that his wife was Sarah Woodson.
LDS film #0001043 asserts that an early Edward Moseley "crossed the mountains
with Alexander Spottswood. See appendix for Spottswood Moseley in Albemarle Co.
film 1043 also includes (our kids of brother Geo) children Thos, Frances but
Julia Moseley Coombs has studied original records much more, we go with her
line.
 LDS #0001034 under Frances Moseley asserts Frances to be a dtr of Edward
Moseley, but see his wife Mary Emperor's stepdtrs.


Mary EMPEROUR

[moseley1.ged]


George MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]


Mary EMPEROUR

[moseley1.ged]


Thomas MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

Grandson of Tully Emperor. See Pr. Anne deed bk. 6: 22 about Apr 1741 and deed
bk. 7: 327 of May 1752. Tully Emperor's 1722 will left grandson Thomas Moseley
50 acres of Edmonds new survey land. Tully stipulated land was to go to his
sister Frances if Thomas died.  However by April 1741 George Moseley, Jr.,
having acquired that land "by right of heirship" sold that land to Thomas
Quay, implying that both Thomas and Frances were dead by Apr 1741.


Tully MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

Named in his grandfather, Tully Emperour's will. He is the ancestor of the
Moseleys of Lenoir Co. North Carolina, from whom William Moseley, the first
governor of Florida, is descended.
!SOURCES: Julia Moseley Combs, "Moseley Origins and Insights" 1990, pages 1-26;
 Two wives: son Tully might've been from first wife since that son married
1782, but since he was mentioned as grandson by father of 2nd wife, we moved
him to being a child of that marriage. Marriage to Mrs Abia Wiles is after 29
Dec 1762 seen in loose marr. bonds of Princess Anne Co. VA. His Will during
fall 1773 Princess Anne "Bk. 13, p.255", actually Deeds & Wills Book 13, gave
son Thomas negroes and mentioned Thomas's son Tully in NC.
  DAR Library Washington, DC 1936-1938 Report Of The Genealogical Records
Comm., pages 23-27; Gayle Blankenship's book is in error, adds an extra
generation according to Julia Combs, who is a direct descendant we believe.
Princess Anne Co VA court minute book 3: 191: jan 1723/4 Tully apprenticed to
Henry Whitehurst, his guardian, to learn to be a cooper.
Princ. Anne Co VA Deed Bk 6: 507:maybe Willis and Dinah Parson related to
Tully?
In ca 1787 tax list of Pr Anne Co Va Tully had a boy age 16-20 (grandson?).
LDS microfilm #0001033 stepdtr Abia (Wiles) Murden was not really a Moseley.
!1956 LDS microfilm 0001036: says Abia and Tully: son John W. ca 1767 (not
Confirmed)


Tully MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

Named in his grandfather, Tully Emperour's will. He is the ancestor of the
Moseleys of Lenoir Co. North Carolina, from whom William Moseley, the first
governor of Florida, is descended.
!SOURCES: Julia Moseley Combs, "Moseley Origins and Insights" 1990, pages 1-26;
 Two wives: son Tully might've been from first wife since that son married
1782, but since he was mentioned as grandson by father of 2nd wife, we moved
him to being a child of that marriage. Marriage to Mrs Abia Wiles is after 29
Dec 1762 seen in loose marr. bonds of Princess Anne Co. VA. His Will during
fall 1773 Princess Anne "Bk. 13, p.255", actually Deeds & Wills Book 13, gave
son Thomas negroes and mentioned Thomas's son Tully in NC.
  DAR Library Washington, DC 1936-1938 Report Of The Genealogical Records
Comm., pages 23-27; Gayle Blankenship's book is in error, adds an extra
generation according to Julia Combs, who is a direct descendant we believe.
Princess Anne Co VA court minute book 3: 191: jan 1723/4 Tully apprenticed to
Henry Whitehurst, his guardian, to learn to be a cooper.
Princ. Anne Co VA Deed Bk 6: 507:maybe Willis and Dinah Parson related to
Tully?
In ca 1787 tax list of Pr Anne Co Va Tully had a boy age 16-20 (grandson?).
LDS microfilm #0001033 stepdtr Abia (Wiles) Murden was not really a Moseley.
!1956 LDS microfilm 0001036: says Abia and Tully: son John W. ca 1767 (not
Confirmed)


Miriam SHIPP

[moseley1.ged]

LDS fhl salt lake microfilm #0001042 gives 9 nov 1737 as marriage date.


Tully MOSELEY

[moseley1.ged]

Named in his grandfather, Tully Emperour's will. He is the ancestor of the
Moseleys of Lenoir Co. North Carolina, from whom William Moseley, the first
governor of Florida, is descended.
!SOURCES: Julia Moseley Combs, "Moseley Origins and Insights" 1990, pages 1-26;
 Two wives: son Tully might've been from first wife since that son married
1782, but since he was mentioned as grandson by father of 2nd wife, we moved
him to being a child of that marriage. Marriage to Mrs Abia Wiles is after 29
Dec 1762 seen in loose marr. bonds of Princess Anne Co. VA. His Will during
fall 1773 Princess Anne "Bk. 13, p.255", actually Deeds & Wills Book 13, gave
son Thomas negroes and mentioned Thomas's son Tully in NC.
  DAR Library Washington, DC 1936-1938 Report Of The Genealogical Records
Comm., pages 23-27; Gayle Blankenship's book is in error, adds an extra
generation according to Julia Combs, who is a direct descendant we believe.
Princess Anne Co VA court minute book 3: 191: jan 1723/4 Tully apprenticed to
Henry Whitehurst, his guardian, to learn to be a cooper.
Princ. Anne Co VA Deed Bk 6: 507:maybe Willis and Dinah Parson related to
Tully?
In ca 1787 tax list of Pr Anne Co Va Tully had a boy age 16-20 (grandson?).
LDS microfilm #0001033 stepdtr Abia (Wiles) Murden was not really a Moseley.
!1956 LDS microfilm 0001036: says Abia and Tully: son John W. ca 1767 (not
Confirmed)


Abia Mrs Wiles WHITEHURST

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Line 48654 from GEDCOM File not recognizable or too long:
 DEAT PLAC record@,Princess Anne,VA
Widow of Samuel Wiles, who on 28 May 1763, p. 25, Creecy's Loose Papers is
(i.e Saml) called deceased and slaves given to Abiah Moseley, late Abiah Wiles
as her dower, implying she is his widow. Also listed are her late husband's
orphans as Abiah Wiles, Sarah wife of Jonathan Hopkins, Thomas David and
Joshua Wiles. Princess Anne Deed Bk. 14: 295, 28 Oct 1776 will of Abia, widow
of Tully Moseley lists only Wiles children Abia Murden, Sarah Hopkins and
Joshua Wiles, probated 8 Mar 1777, Princess Anne County. Sarah's husband
Jonathan Hopkins' will Princess Anne Deed Bk 17:043, probated 14 Feb 1782
lists wife Sarah and many children, and a witness John Murden, so that may be
dtr Abia's husband.
  LDS film #0001042 says will has joshua as son of her first marriage and
maybe
film asserts an additional son John. however film apparently is incorrect
that her first husband was John Wiles, as Princess Anne Co. loose papers seem
to definitely state Samuel Wiles when his slaves are handed over to Abia's
2nd husband Tully Mosley. So film may have wrong Wiles, therefore wrong
children. Va Patent Bk 10: 404 of Jul 1718 says Luke Moseley had land "on
Wiles line".
 !Will Pr Anne Co Va probated 5 Jan 1795 Enoch Whitehurst names dtr Abi
Mosely who was maybe deceased as he also named grandchildren Tully, Mary,
Miriam.
LDS microfilm #0001033 Abia (Whitehurst) (Wiles) Moseley will probated may
1777 Pr Anne Co VA does not mention any Moseley children so maybe she had none.