Thomas William MOSELEY

Thomas William MOSELEY 1851 - 1902 Married Sarah Ann HEATH 1857-1888 at Weeford Staffs, 6th April 1876


PETTY SESSIONS. Monday.-Before Lord Waterpark, Mr. W. J. Lyon, and Mr. H. Spurrier. ASSAULT AND THREATS. - Thomas W. Moseley. farmer of Cubley-brook, was charged in custody with having assulted John Armishaw (his brother in-law) on 11th March, under the following circumstances.

-Complainant said that he was in a cow shed giving a cow a drench, being assisted by a maid servant, when the defendant came in, using bad and abusive language. He also accused him of impropriety with the girl without any foundation whatever, Defendant also struck him with a stick and threatened to murder him.

Defendant then went into the house and would not allow complainant to enter, and afterwards he got a knife and threatened to murder him. De- fendant also struck his parents in when they interfered to stop the disturbance, and in consequence of repeated threats he asked that Moseley might be bound over to keep the peace.

- Several witnesses were called, the defendant's father being one of them. - Mr. Clifford, solicitor, appeared for the defendant, who denied the threats, but admitted the assult.-- He was bound over to keep the peace for six months, two sureties being required for £25 each, or one for £50.


II HEREBY GIVE NOTICE, that I will not be responsible for any DEBTS that my son THOMAS WILLIAM MOSELEY, late of Common Farm, Cubley, has now contracted or may hereafter contract. Dated 7th day of February 1889.



PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY.- Before Lord Waterpark, Mr. W. J. Lyon, and Mr H. J. Cumming.
WIFE BEATING.- Thomas W Moseley, a farmer, residing at Cubley, was charged by his wife, Sarah Moseley, with having assulted her on 20th April, and she prayed that an order of separation might be granted.- Complainant said that she was married to the defendant in 1876, and they had lived unhappily together, partly on account of ill usage.

She had left him on previous occasions. Defendant had twice confined to a lunatic asylum. On the 20th ult., as they were returning from Uttoxeter market., he struck her severely, and threatened to cut her head off, and she was obliged to take refuge in a neighbours house.-

For the assult he was find 5s and costs, and an order for seperation was made, by which the defendant must pay her 10s. per week for the support of herself and the youngest child.

By the 1891 Census, MOSELEY was incarcerated in Derby Gaol, Vernon St, Derby.

Sarah Ann Moseley nee Heath seems to have died a few weeks after the birth of daughter Lillian on the 13 February 1888

Thomas William Moseley
Name Thomas William Moseley
Spouse's Name Sarah Anna Heath
Event Date 1876
Event Place Weeford, Staffs, England
Father's Name Thomas William Moseley
Spouse's Father's Name Samuel Heath