Alexander Mossman

12 July 1792–26 March 1870 (Age 77)
Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Mossman was born on 12 July 1792, in Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Mosman, was 48 and his mother, Hanna Henry, was 36. He married Elizabeth Stevenson on 15 April 1814, in Edrom, Berwickshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Berwickshire, Scotland in 1851 and Hume, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 26 March 1870, in Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Mossman
Elizabeth Stevenson
Marriage: 15 April 1814
Alexander Mossman
Margaret Mossman
Alexander Mossman
Hannah Mossman
Jean Mossman
William Mossman
James Mossman

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Stevenson


15 April 1814
Edrom, Berwickshire, Scotland


    Alexander Mossman


    Margaret Mossman


    Alexander Mossman


    Hannah Mossman


    Jean Mossman


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 10

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 19

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

Age 21

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: topographic name for a man who lived by a peat bog.2 German (Mossmann): occupational name for a producer or seller of must, i.e. unfermented grape juice, from an agent noun based on a dialect variant of German Most ( see Most ).3 probably also a spelling variant of Massman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Mossman in entry for James Mossman and Rebecca Denniston, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Alexander Mossman, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • Alexander Mossman, "Scotland Census, 1851"

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