Sandbach Crosses in Sandbach, Cheshire, England circa 1860 (Wikipedia).
Daniel Moseley was born in Sandbach, Cheshire, England on September 19,1840. He was the second of ten children born to James Moseley, a farmer, and Sarah Ellison Farrington (week #9). He was baptised on Oct 25, 1840.
James died in 1855 at the age of 38 when Daniel was still 14 years old. He and his family lived for decades in the same area of Cheshire in England.
On June 4, 1874 Daniel married Harriet Minshall in Wolstanton, Staffordshire and together they had
6 children, at least one of whom did not survive infancy. Their daughter Sarah (week #16) was my paternal great-grandmother, my grandmother Alice's mother.
Daniel is found in every British Census from 1841-1891. He worked at various labouring
jobs including farmer's servant, gardener and coal miner. He was a colliery banksman in 1892, defined on RootsWeb as: "When excavation of a mine shaft is completed, the ground around it is built up in order for water to flow away from the shaft. This
is called the "bank". The mine official who controls entry to and exit from the cages and signals to the hoist driver that the cages and the shaft gates are closed and all is safe is called the "banksman".
Unfortunately, Daniel, like many in his family,
died young at the age of 51 on March 27, 1892 of a ruptured blood vessel.