About This Site

This site was developed and is maintained by Martin Mosley. Martin is interested in genealogy and in the history surrounding his ancestors and their communities. Contributions have been made by many others, some, but not all of whom are connected to the families mentioned in the site database.

The objective of the site is simply to provide a resource for anyone connected to the families or the histories I have been able to discover. For the protection of privacy, access to the genealogy pages is limited to registered members. Registration is free, and there are not endless contacts from me once you have registered. I do like to know what your interests are, so please complete the registration form as completely as possible.

I’d also like your help in extending this site, so if you have any information or documents which would help complete the picture of an individual or a family, an occupation, or a locality, please let me know. Your help will be acknowledged and will be treated with the same respect as the information you can already see in these pages.

The site is a record of many years research and will eventually be handed to a secure archive in order to protect the work and to ensure it remains accessible to future generations of researchers. In the meantime my work continues and there are almost daily additions to the information contained here.

Please do not hesitate to register your interest, enjoy the content, and where possible contribute your own knowledge.


My name is Martin Mosley, I am a historian and genealogist. I have assembled various bits of information about my family, and the areas our ancestors lived, into 3 sister websites.

This particular site is about my dad’s family – The Mosley’s. The other two cover the Hill family, my maternal ancestors, and the third is a community study of the ancient parish of Brampton in Derbyshire, an area my family lived for many centuries.

I hope you enjoy browsing the sites. Please do contact me if you have any queries or suggestions.

What You Can Expect to Find

It is sometimes surprising how much documentary evidence can be found, even for our humblest ancestors.

Wills, legal records, school attendance records, even maps…

Where I’ve found them, copies or transcripts are included on these sites.

For those of us researching from a distance, parish records can sometimes be difficult to verify. They are, however, vital to learning more about our families before civil registration began in 1837.

You will find either images or transcription references to these records for many individuals on my sites.

The memorials placed by family or friends on the death of a loved one can give an insight into the lives of those who lived before us.

Memorials in stone are also frequently more durable than other family documents. As such the inscriptions on headstones or memorial plaques are both a valuable and sometimes touching source of information.

Here I record the headstones, tombs and memorials with their inscriptions as they survive today. As time permits I plan to add further memorials.

The information on this site relates to my extended paternal family tree. Since you are here, it is probable that you share at least some relations with me.

You are free to browse and to learn from all I have published here. All I ask is that if you do find links, you let me know, so that we can add to what we already learned.

Please use the contact link below.

Do You Have Information About These Families?

I am always on the the lookout for more details relating to these families, including jobs, friends and interesting information about the places they’ve lived.