Christ Church, Alsager, Cheshire, England
Harriet Minshall was born on December 12, 1853 in Audlem, Cheshire, England. She was the fourth of six children born to William Minshall (week #8) and Mary Halfpenny. Unfortunately, Mary died in 1863 when Harriet was only nine years old
and her two younger brothers were six and four years of age. Harriet's father William married again at the end of 1863 to Sarah Farrington Moseley (week #9).
Harriet can be found in the British Census every 10 years from 1861-1911 residing
in close proximity to her birthplace. In 1861, she was seven years old living with her parents and siblings; in 1871 she was 18 years old, working and living nearby as a servant.
On June 2, 1874, at the age of 20, Harriet married Daniel Moseley
(week #30), the 33 year old son of her step-mother, Sarah. Between 1874 and 1890, Harriet and Daniel had six children; the youngest died before his first birthday. Their daughter Sarah Moseley (week # 16) became my great-grandmother, mother of
my paternal grandmother, Alice Clarke (week #2).
After almost 18 years of marriage, Harriet was widowed at age 38 in 1892 when Daniel died of a ruptured blood vessel. In subsequent census records she is noted as living with her older children
in Alsager, Cheshire. On March 27, 1915, Harriet died at the age of 61 from influenza, acute bronchitis and cardiac failure. She is buried at Christ Church in Alsager.