Where do the Mosley names originate?

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I remember my dad, when I asked about our family as a young boy, explaining that our family name meant ‘village idiot’ in the old English languages. I probably raised my eyebrows, but was content to accept this explanation. The origins of the name are probably much more complex, and there are as many theories as there are branches of …

A Cave Man Ancestor!

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When I began researching my family history some years ago, I wondered whether I’d ever find anyone ‘notable’ in our long list of ancestors.. Maybe a famous scientist, a knight, or even a king or two. I’ve been digging long enough now to know that whatever the statistics say, my family are from more humble stock..


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Fortunately our ancestors have left a trail of documentary evidence behind themselves. We are all too aware that our own lives are marked by a trail of paper, and more recently, electronic records from the moment we are born to the point we die. Although the records we are required to maintain today are perhaps increasingly complete and complex, the principle …

Personal Stories

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Where our ancestors lived

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[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] Our ancestors frequently moved around the country, probably in search of work. Fortunately they left a trail behind themselves, in the form of Parish Records, Wills, sometimes deeds or lease documents.. More recently through census records and civil certificates. We’re going to be looking at some of the key places where our …

A Time Warp

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[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] This fascinating insight into the recent past is to be saved from the developers. We have to hope that the elderly owner of this cottage was happy in his rustic lifestyle. In any event, and no doubt unwittingly, he has left a rare glimpse into the past and a true reminder of …

Our Family Histories

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[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column width=”2/3″] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”] This site includes a large database showing the genealogy of our extended families. Please take the time to search for your own ancestors among these families. We are interested in the lives of our family members, and where we have sufficient information, we have tried to show how they lived and worked. …