School Farm, Hassell, Cheshire, England, occupied by Daniel Moseley
Daniel Moseley was born in Sandbach, Cheshire, England about October 22, 1780, the day of his baptism. He was the fifth of ten children born to Anne Manley and Robert Moseley who were married in 1768.
About August 17, 1804, Daniel
married Ann Thorley, both were approximately 24 years old at the time. They went on to have 9 children; their son, James, was my 3rd great-grandfather on my father's mother's side of the family. Daniel and Ann appeared to have raised at least
two of their grandchildren, the daughters of Fanny Moseley and Thomas Cornes.
The Moseley's were farmers in Sandbach, Cheshire, England and documents list them as occupying property located at the Hassell School Farm for many years. Daniel and
Ann Mosely are found in three decades of England's census records as follows:
1841 Census - Daniel Moseley (50) farmer, wife Ann (50), William (20), Ann (15), Robert (15), John (10), John (2) - likely their grandson. (Daniel and Ann were
likely 60 at this time.)
1851 Census - Daniel Moseley (70), farmer of 132 acres, wife Ann (65), sons Robert (25) and John (20) and grand daughters, Sarah Cornes (11) and Frances Cornes (9). Daniel Cornes (17) is listed as a farm servant. Other servants:
Hannah Watson (31), Ann Arden (16), and John Robinson (17).
1861 Census - Daniel Moseley (80), wife Ann (76), son, Robert, (34), grandaughters: Sarah Comes (20) and Frances Comes (19), grandsons: John Moseley (22) and Levi Moseley (16), and servant
James Boleman (18).
It appears that Ann died around 1863 and Daniel died on April 9, 1865 at the age of 85.