William Moses


Brief Life History of William

When William Moses was born in 1847, in Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Moses, was 38 and his mother, Mary Headlam, was 36. He married Elizabeth Abbott in 1865, in Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Chester le Street, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and North Bedburn, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died in 1885, in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 38, and was buried in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

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William Moses
Elizabeth Abbott
Marriage: 1865
Mary Moses
Emma Moses
Annie Moses
Elizabeth Moses
Rachel Moses
William Moses
Mary Ann Moses

Sources (5)

  • William Moses in household of William Moses, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Moses in household of William Moses, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • William Moses in entry for Mary Ann Moses, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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  • Marriage
    1865Victoria, Australia
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (7)


    Age 0

    Gold found in Port Phillip.

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 7

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.


    Age 20

    End of transportation to Western Australia.

    Name Meaning

    Jewish, Welsh, African American, and African (mainly Nigeria): from the Biblical personal name borne by the Israelite leader who led the Israelites out of Egypt, as related in the Book of Exodus. The Hebrew form of the name is Moshe . It is probably of Egyptian origin, from a short form of an ancient Egyptian personal name such as Rameses or Tutmosis, meaning ‘conceived (by a god)’. However, very early in its history the name acquired a folk etymology, being taken as a derivative of the Hebrew root verb mshh ‘extract or draw (something), e.g. from water’ and was associated with a story of the infant Moses being discovered among the bullrushes by Pharaoh's daughter (Exodus 2: 1-10). As a Welsh surname, it was adopted among Dissenter families in the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, for example Italian Moise , Hungarian Mózes (see Mozes ), Assyrian/Chaldean Moshe , Arabic Musa .

    English: variant of Moss , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    English: variant of Moyses, a Cornish personal name derived from Middle English Moises, a vernacular form of Moses (see 1 above).

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

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