Johanna Moss

1813–1887 (Age 74)
Friston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Johanna

When Johanna Moss was born on 13 July 1813, in Friston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Moss, was 28 and her mother, Susanna Barber, was 22. She married Samuel Hilling on 27 May 1833, in Friston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Snape, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Aldringham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died from July 1887 to September 1887, in Leiston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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Johanna Moss
Samuel Hilling
Marriage: 27 May 1833
Samuel Hilling
Sarah Hilling
Bathsheba Hilling
John Hilling

Spouse & Children

  • Female1813–1887Female

  • Samuel Hilling


27 May 1833
Friston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom


  • Samuel Hilling


  • Sarah Hilling


  • Bathsheba Hilling


  • Male1849–1894Male

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+6 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 2

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

Age 10

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 20

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Joanna Hilling in household of Samuel Hilling, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Joanna Hilling in household of Samuel Hilling, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Joanna Moss, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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