Peter Moss

18 December 1810–
Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Peter

When Peter Moss was born on 18 December 1810, in Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Moss, was 34 and his mother, Alice Richardson, was 36. He married Elizabeth Bennett on 11 December 1832, in Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Peter Moss
1810–
Elizabeth Bennett
1811–
Marriage: 11 December 1832
William Moss
1828–
Harriet Moss
1835–
Sarah Moss
1836–
Edward Moss
1837–
Mary Anne Moss
1840–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 December 1832
Leigh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (8)

1815

Age 5

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 15

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 32

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh: from the personal name Moss, a Middle English vernacular form of the Biblical name Moses .2 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a peat bog, Middle English, Old English mos, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. (It was not until later that the vocabulary word came to denote the class of plants characteristic of a peat-bog habitat, under the influence of the related Old Norse word mosi.)3 Americanized form of Moses or some other like-sounding Jewish surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Peter Moss, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Peter Moss, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Peter Moss in entry for William Moss, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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