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The entries for people & families with the surname Moss are gathered together in this SideTrack.

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Abraham Moss [1859-1917]
Rev Anthony Moss [1749-1836]
Arthur Moss [1869-1927]
Charles Walter Moss [1858-1941]
Detective George Moss [18??-19??]
Edwin Moss [1833-1885]
Ernest Moss [1898-1918]
Frederick Hague Moss [1854-1926]
George Moss [17??-18??]
George Moss [1787-1834]
George Frederick Moss [1853-1931]
George Haigh Moss [1816-1876]
Hague Moss [1824-1870]
Herbert Moss [1894-1988]
J. H. Moss [18??-19??]
James Moss [17??-18??]
James Moss [1804-1868]
James Moss [1850-1906]
Jane Moss [1806-1891]
John Moss [17??-18??]
John H. Moss [18??-18??]
John Haigh Moss [1876-19??]
Joseph Moss [1791-1861]
Joseph Moss [1837-1910]
Matthew Moss [17??-1799]
Ralph Sunderland Moss [1893-1915]
S. Moss [18??-19??]
Sam Smithies Moss [1873-1911]
Samuel Moss [1860-1940]
Tom Moss [1910-1044]
Whitaker Moss [1861-19??] 


Moss, Abraham
[1859-1917] Son of Hague Moss.

He was a fustian manufacturer [1891] / partner in Moss Brothers.

In [Q3] 1881, he married Mary Hannah Thomas [1859-1947] in Todmorden District

Children:

  1. Beatrice Louisa [b 1881]
  2. Edith Martha [b 1883]
  3. Miriam [b 1885]
  4. Walter Edward [b 1888]
  5. Reginald Thomas [b 1893]
  6. Phyllis Margaret [1901-1914]

The family lived at

Abraham died 25th January 1917.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £39,593 2/-.

Administration was granted to his widow Mary Hannah

Moss, Rev Anthony
[1749-1836] He was Assistant Curate at Luddenden [1772] / Curate at Luddenden [1773] / Vicar at Luddenden [1779] / Perpetual curate at Illingworth [1779-1836]

He taught the young Edward Akroyd who had attended the church.

He was a supporter of the Halifax Auxiliary Bible Society.

In 1786, he married Ann, daughter of Thomas Milne.

Children:

  1. George
  2. son
  3. son
  4. son
  5. son
  6. Mary [b 1796]
  7. Elizabeth [b 1801]
  8. Jane

The family lived at

Moss, Arthur
[1869-1927] Son of Joseph Moss.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a doffer in cotton mill [1881] / a fustian cutter [1901] / landlord of the Huntsman, Mytholmroyd [1918-1927].

On 25th February 1893, he married Mary Ann Sutcliffe [1866-1943] at Halifax Paris Church.


Mary Ann was born in Mytholmroyd
 

Children:

  1. Annie
  2. Willie [1897-1976]

Arthur died at the Huntsman [8th April 1927].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £110 0/7d.

Probate was granted to his widow Mary Ann.

After his death, Mary Ann took over at the Huntsman.

She died there [1943] (aged 77) 

The couple were buried at St Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd: Arthur [11th April 1927]; Mary Ann [3rd June 1943]

Moss, Charles Walter
[1858-1941] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was an insurance agent [1887].

On 12th June 1887, he married Elizabeth Ann Sunderland [1861-1939] at Hebden Bridge.


Elizabeth Ann was born in Huddersfield
 

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1889]
  2. Ralph Sunderland
  3. Frank Hodgson [1898-1905]

The family lived in Hebden Bridge.

After 1893, they moved to Dalton

Moss, Detective George
[18??-19??] On 13th January 1899, Joe Smith [24], a boiler maker, shot Moss at Halifax, with intent to murder him. Moss and Detective Crowther had gone to the Railway Hotel, Halifax to make enquiries about a jacket which was missing from the home of Smith's father. Smith produced a pistol from his pocket and fired, just missing Moss. The jury found Smith guilty of shooting with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and he was sentenced to 5 years' penal servitude

Moss, Edwin
[1833-1885] Son of Joseph Moss.

Born in Halifax [15th August 1833].

He was a teacher at brother George's Slater Bank School [1851] / a schoolmaster at his father's Hebden Bridge school [1861] / a schoolmaster at Slater Bank School [1870]

On 30th December 1858, he married (1) Hannah Lord [1832-1867] at St Chad's, Rochdale.

Children:

  1. Mary Jane [1860-1912]
  2. Florence [1864-1883]

In 1868, he married (2) Hannah Platt Bradley [1836-1903] in Bolton.

Children:

  1. John Arthur [1871-1946]
  2. Jane [1873-1950]
  3. Edith [b 1878]

Moss, Ernest
[1898-1918] Son of Emma (née Shaw) [1875-1942] & James Moss [1872-1935].


Emma & James were born in Elland.

They married in Halifax [1898].

They lived at

  • Catherine Street, Elland [1911]
  • Victoria Avenue, Elland [1918]
 

Born in Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He died 27th May 1918.

He is remembered on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France, and on Elland War Memorial

Moss, Frederick Hague
[1854-1926] Son of Hague Moss.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a fustian manufacturer in Todmorden / a fustian dyer & finisher [1911]

He was a director of the Hare Spinning Company Limited and cut the first sod when the Hare Mill was built.

In [Q2] 1876, he married Ada Stansfield in Todmorden District.


Ada was the daughter of James Stansfield
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1878-1959] who married John James Tatham
  2. Rhoda [b 1882]

The family lived at Bridge Royd House, Eastwood [1901, 1911, 1926].

He died 15th October 1926.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £536 13/3d. Probate was granted to daughter Mary, Rhoda Buck (wife of Alfred Buck), and Cresweller Crabtree

Moss, George
[17??-18??] Cotton manufacturer at New House Mill, Ovenden which he built around 1800. He continued in business after the mill was dismantled in 1820.

See Mrs Mary Halliday

Moss, George
[1787-1834] Son of Rev Anthony Moss.

Choirmaster and organist at Illingworth Church.

He was a founder member of the Halifax Quarterly Choral Society.

He promoted a performance of Accepted Widdop's oratorio Joseph to raise funds for a memorial to the composer

Moss, George Frederick
[1853-1931] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was manager (letterpress printing) / letterpress printer [1911].

Of Moss Printeries Company.

On 16th February 1885, he married Elizabeth Hannah Whitaker [1861-1935] at Heptonstall Church.

Children:

  1. child who died in infancy [before 1911]
  2. Betsy [1885-1887]
  3. Mabel Ada [1887-1926] who was a fustian clothing machinist [1901, 1911]
  4. Dora [1888-1966] who was a fustian clothing machinist [1901], a teacher [1911]
  5. Alice Mary [b 1889] who was a fustian clothing machinist [1911]
  6. Winifred [1893-1962] who was a fustian clothing machinist [1911]
  7. Mary [1894-1898]
  8. Emily [1897-1986]
  9. James Eli Whitaker [1900-1986]

The family lived at

  • Albert Street, Hebden Bridge [1901]
  • Royd Villas, Hebden Bridge [1905]
  • 13 Royd Villas, Hebden Bridge [1935]
  • 7 Hangingroyd Lane, Hebden Bridge [1911]

Elizabeth Hannah died at Royd Villas [19th December 1935].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £588 2/9d.

Probate was granted to son James Eli Whitaker and Harry Sutcliffe (textile manager) 

Moss, George Haigh
[1816-1876] Or George Haight.

Born in Mayroyd, Hebden Bridge [28th October 1816].

He never married.

He and his siblings ran a boarding school at Slater Bank, Heptonstall.

He was schoolmaster at Calder House Academy, Hebden Bridge [1861].

He was schoolmaster at Thorn Bank School, Wadsworth [1871]

Moss, Hague
[1824-1870] Son of James Moss.

Born in Wadsworth.

He was founder of the business which became Moss Brothers / a fustian cutter employing 1 man & 2 boys [1861] / a fustian cutter [1870]

On 23rd January 1845, he married Martha Sarah Wheelhouse.


Martha Sarah was the daughter of William Wheelhouse
 

Children:

  1. Mortimer [1846-1899] who was a fustian cutter [1870]
  2. Mary Hannah [b 1848]
  3. James
  4. William Wheelhouse [1852-1916]
  5. Frederick Hague
  6. Abraham

The family lived at 17 Machpelah [1851].

Hague died 15th August 1870.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £300.

His will was proved by Edwin Moss and son Mortimer.

After his death, Martha Sarah married David Smith

Moss, Herbert
[1894-1988] Son of Samuel Moss.

He was artistic and, during World War I, served as a cartographer with the Royal Engineers.

His skills were used by the family firm, S. Moss & Sons.

His son, David, joined the company in 1946 and became a Director

Moss, J. H.
[18??-19??] Painter and decorator. He worked in London before coming to Halifax. In 1885, he established Moss Brothers with his brother, S. Moss

Moss, James
[17??-18??] Of Manchester.

Around 1792, the family moved to Hebden Bridge.

On 25th May 1790, he married Mary Hague at Manchester Cathedral.

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. Thomas [b 1793]
  3. William [b 1795]
  4. Mary [b 1797]
  5. Esther [b 1798]
  6. James [b 1799]
  7. Elizabeth [1800-1880]
  8. Esther [b 1802]
  9. James
  10. Ann [1806-1884]
  11. John [1808-1864]

Moss, James
[1804-1868] Son of James Moss.

He was a fustian cutter [1841, 1861, 1868].

On 20th April 1824, he married Mary Whitaker [1806-1882] at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Hague
  2. Elizabeth [1828-1871]
  3. Esther Ann [b 1831]
  4. John [1834-1876]
  5. Joseph
  6. Mary Jane [1840-1915] who was a fustian cutter [1861]
  7. Sarah [b 1843] who was a fustian cutter [1861]
  8. Helen / Ellen [1846-1876] who was a fustian cutter [1861]

The family lived at Garden Square, Hebden Bridge [1841].

James died 19th April 1868.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £100.

Probate was granted to his widow Mary

Moss, James
[1850-1906] Son of Hague Moss.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a fustian manufacturer (employer) [1891, 1901].

He worked in the family business – Moss Brothers.

In [Q3] 1878, he married Kerenhappuch Wheelwright [1852-1921] in Halifax District.


Kerenhappuch was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Gertrude [1881-1953]
  2. Ethel [b 1883]
  3. Ruth [b 1887]
  4. Mabel [b 1889]
  5. Martha [b 1893]

The family lived at

James died at Ewood Court [26th February 1906].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £23,498 2/5d.

Probate was granted to his widow Kerenhappuch, Abraham Moss and Joseph Smith (wool merchant).

Kerenhappuch died 16 Argyle Road, Southport [8th February 1921].

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £25,481 7/6d.

Probate was granted to Joseph Smith (wool merchant) 

Moss, Jane
[1806-1891] Daughter of Rev Anthony Moss.

Born in Halifax.

She and one of her sisters ran a boarding school at their home, Field Head, Ovenden [1829, 1838].

In 1860, Illingworth National School was enlarged at the sisters' expense, and separate departments for boys and girls were established.

She endowed St George's Church, Ovenden and was a benefactor to Illingworth Church

Moss, John
[17??-18??] Minister at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby [1800-1806]

Moss, John H.
[18??-18??] Established J. H. Moss & Sons and Moss's Academy, Hebden Bridge. In 1862, he published a 248-page collection entitled Miscellaneous Poems

Moss, John Haigh
[1876-19??] Son of Joseph Moss.

He was an iron moulder [1901] / a photographer at 36 Royd Terrace, Hebden Bridge.

On 27th March 1902, he married Edith Hannah Eastwood [1878-19??] at Birchcliffe Baptist Church, Hebden Bridge.


Edith Hannah was born in Erringden
 

They emigrated to the USA [May 1906] and settled in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Moss, Joseph
[1791-1861] Or Joseph Haigh Moss.

Son of James Moss.

Baptised in Manchester [15th March 1791]. His family moved to Hebden Bridge after his birth.

He was a fustian cutter [1813] / a schoolmaster [1841] / a schoolmaster at Hebble End, Heptonstall [1851]

On 25th February 1813, he married Jane Moorhouse [1792-1872] at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane was schoolmistress at Hebble End [1851] and schoolmistress at Calder House [1861]
 

Children:

  1. Moorhouse [b 1814]
  2. Mary [1815-1907] was a teacher at Thorn Bank School, Wadsworth and never married
  3. George Haigh
  4. Ann [1818-1906] who was a teacher at brother George's Slater Bank School [1861], a teacher at Thorn Bank School, Wadsworth and never married
  5. Edward [b 1820]
  6. Lawrence [b 1820]
  7. Eliza [b 1822]
  8. Frederick [b 1825]
  9. Esther [b 1828] who was a teacher at brother George's Slater Bank School [1861]
  10. Alfred [1831-1859] who was a teacher at brother George's Slater Bank School [1861] and never married
  11. Edwin

All the births were registered at Heptonstall Ebenezer Baptist Chapel

Moss, Joseph
[1837-1910] Son of James Moss

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a fustian cutter [1881] / a fustian cutter / tailor [1901].

In [Q2] 1859, he married Alice Greenwood [1841-1899] in Halifax District.

Children:

  1. William [b 1863] who was a fustian cutter [1901]
  2. Fred [b 1864] who was a cotton spinner [1881]
  3. Arthur
  4. Martha H [b 1873]
  5. John Haigh
  6. Wilbert [b 1878] who was an iron turner [1901]

The family lived at Royd Terrace, Heptonstall [1881]

Moss, Matthew
[17??-1799] He was Usher at Heath Grammar School [1782]

Moss, Ralph Sunderland
[1893-1915] Son of Charles Walter Moss.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was an organ builder [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted for service in Huddersfield, and served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [16th August 1915].

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

Moss, S.
[18??-19??] Painter and decorator. He worked in London before coming to Halifax. In 1885, he established Moss Brothers with his brother, J. H. Moss

Moss, Sam Smithies
[1873-1911] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was landlord of the Ivy Beerhouse, Elland.

On 3rd November 1900, he was charged with keeping a bagatelle board without a licence. PC Cook had gone into the pub and saw millhand Herbert Saville and labourer Eddy Dyson playing bagatelle for money.

For not having a licence, Moss was fined 5/-, and for permitting gaming, he was fined 10/- plus costs. Saville and Dyson were each fined 10/- plus costs for aiding and abetting.

He left to run the Yorkshire House pub in Hulme, Lancashire.

He died 27th February 1911

Moss, Samuel
[1860-1940] Halifax master decorator, upholsterer and furnisher. Founded S. Moss & Sons in 1885.

His son, Herbert Moss, also joined for the company

Moss, Tom
[1910-1044] Son of Louis Jane & Richard William Moss of Elland.

Born in Elland [13th February 1910].

He was educated at Elland National School / an overlooker at Riverside Mill, Elland.

In 1938, he married Annie Hartley [1908-1981].

Children:

  1. Michael J. [b 1942]

They lived at 20 Langdale Street, Elland.

During World War II, he enlisted [July 1943], and served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds [15th October 1944].

He was buried at the Faenza War Cemetery, Italy [V A 18].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial

Moss, Whitaker
[1861-19??] Born in Todmorden.

He was a fustian cutter / tailor [1901].

In [Q4] 1879, he married Susy Ann Inham [1862-19??] in Halifax.


Susy a was born in Hebden Bridge
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth A. [b 1883] who was a tailoress (fustian) [1901]
  2. Herbert [b 1887] who was a fustian worker [1901]
  3. Ada [b 1890]
  4. Olive [b 1897]

The family lived at 33 Royd Terrace, Hebden Bridge [1901]

 

The Moss family
Hebden Bridge family involved in the 19th century fustian trade.

James Moss from Manchester was an early member of the local branch of the family.

Moss Brothers was founded by Hague Moss.

They ran several local private schools, including an academy at a house on Moss Lane, Hebden Bridge.

Many local roads and sites bear their name

Moss surname
There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Moss, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Moss:


Death 1899
 




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