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Mobbs
« on: Thursday 04 September 08 12:01 BST (UK) »
I am looking for any information regarding the Mobbs family in & around the Gainsborough Area.
My Grandfather was Righteous b 1861. his father was Moses b1843 hawker & general dealer. I have Moses children. any inf on off shoots of them would be greatfully received

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Re: Mobbs
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 04 September 08 16:11 BST (UK) »
hello im jonathan mobbs of scunthorpe north lincolnshire grandad sydney and great grandad james and father john i have a family tree here available with your grandad righteous on so we must be distant cousins  my contact number is 01724336157 if you need any info

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Re: Mobbs
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 04 September 08 20:55 BST (UK) »
Wrote screeds on this a while back hang on and Ill see if I can find it for you. .... Make yourself comfy theres a lot to go through  ;D


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Re: Mobbs
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 04 September 08 21:15 BST (UK) »
Cant find it - never mind here we go Ill write it again.....


Story starts at the top with Wisdom Smith c.1763 Steeple Claydon Bucks who married Hannah Smith in 1782 at Bletchington Ox.

They had several children of whom 2 are important here as they both married Grays. The first is Tabitha Smith c.1803 Cropwell Bishop Nthants who married William Gray b.cir 1800 (tentatively believed to be William Gray c.1794 Ashwell Hrts s/o Charles & Equally).

The second daughter is Bertha/Bethania/Bethany Smith c.1800 Seaton Rutland  and she married James Gray aka Mobbs who was b.cir 1795 and quite likely a close relative of William Gray.

Why the family took the Mobbs surname is unknown to me at the current time.

Anyway James Gray aka Mobbs and Bertha/Bethania/Bethany  had:

Elderi/Eldria/Eldri Gray b.cir 1821 Winsley Nthants d.1862 interred Lincoln Newport Cem, married Moses Smith c.1816 Harby Leic s/o Thomas & Sylvia.

Joshua Gray/Mobbs b.cir 1821-30 Ingham Lincs married Harriet b.cir 1841 Blyborough Lincs.

Righteous Gray c.1827 Elkesley Notts married Sage or Sagey Heron/Hearn d/o Edward and his first wife Christiana Smith.

Cornelius Gray c.1827 Elkesley Notts.

Francis Gray or Mobbs b.cir 1835 Boston Lincs married Selina

Johina Gray or Mobbs b.cir 1837 (no other info)

Moses Gray or Mobbs c.1840 Corringham Lincs married Sylvia Smith c.1841 Corringham Lin d/o Robert & Tabitha.



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Re: Mobbs
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 04 September 08 21:34 BST (UK) »
Next Generation:

Moses Smith and Elderi Gray had:

Thomas Smith b.cir 1840 Harby Leic who married Sophia.

Sophia Smith b.cir 1841 Harby Leic married Joseph Gray b.cir 1844 Thorpe Yks.

Emma/Emily Smith b.cir 1846 Normanby Lincs married  Philistia/Plisti Smith b.cir 1843 Keadby Lin. Its believed Philistia is a son of Elijah Boswell by one of his wives, Alice Smith (Most of her children went by the Smith name). Interestingly enough there is another link here back to the Grays as Alice was a daughter of William Smith and Jemima Gray who married in 1802 at Yelling Hunts.

John Smith b.cir 1850 Bishops Norton

Rabbi Smith b.cir 1857 Nettleham Lincs m.Deloraine/Delorany

Sarah Smith b.cir 1851 Willowson.

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Joshua Gray/Mobbs and Harriet had:

William b.cir 1853 Barrow Lincs
Elijah 'Lasher' b.cir 1856 Stockton or Rand, Lincs
Moses b.cir 1862 Barkwith Lincs
Reajiel?? b.cir 1864 Market Rasen Lincs
Raney aka Emily b.cir 1866 Lissington or Rasen Lincs
Uriah b.cir 1869 Market Rasen married Mary Ann Wain 1900.
Charles b.cir 1872 Market Rasen
Mary Ann b.cir 1875 Market Rasen

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Righteous Gray and Sage Heron settled at Kingsthorpe Nthants and had:

Alfred
Samuel
Nathan who married Sarah
Edward
Emily

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Francis Gray/Mobbs and Selina had:

Cornelius b.cir 1860 Belton Lincs married Sevesta (silvesta?)
b.cir 1870 Dewsbury Yks
Avelin/Evelyn b.cir 1864 Astoft (Altofts?) Yks
Elisha b.cir 1867 Gainsborough Lincs
Bethany b.cir 1868 Sheffield
Delarina b.cir 1869 Yorkshire

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Moses Mobbs and Sylvia Smith had:

Righteous Mobbs b.cir 1860 Gainsborough married Lucy Rogers 1882 she b.cir 1865 Margate Kent
Cornelius Mobbs b.cir 1863 Springthorpe Lin married Elizabeth Ellmore 1881 she b.cir 1862 Sleaford
Levi Mobbs b.cir 1865 Lincoln married Mary Ellen Gabbitas 1886 she b.cir 1865 Gringley Notts
Mary J Mobbs b.cir 1867 Tresswell Notts
James Mobbs b.cir 1870 Gainsborough d.1963 Scunthorpe married Sophia b.cir 1875 Market Rasen
John Mobbs b.cir 1871 Gainsborough
Elizabeth Mobbs b.cir 1873 Gainsborough
Florence Mobbs b.cir 1875 Gainsborough

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Re: Mobbs
« Reply #5 on: Friday 05 September 08 13:31 BST (UK) »
Firstly thanks to both of you for your promt reply. Iam a bit green at this so please be patient.
    AN65 I will have to take some time to sort through the stuff you posted. is it right the travellers somtimes took the female surname?

 

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Re: Mobbs
« Reply #6 on: Friday 05 September 08 13:33 BST (UK) »
Firstly thanks to both of you for your prompt reply. Iam a bit green at this so please be patient.
    AN65 I will have to take some time to sort through the stuff you posted. is it right the travelers sometimes took the female surname?
   
 josephmobbs I have your number I will ring you tonight if I get chance, once again many thanks to both of you

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« Reply #7 on: Friday 05 September 08 15:50 BST (UK) »
Absolutely yes. If it was considered that the brides family were more 'black blooded' (Romany) it was preferable to use her name. Often the names were interchangeable. Often they adopted other names to avoid the law, or if someone in the family had been caught by the law, or detection by the general masses. Ambrose Smith adopted his wifes fathers first name of Reynolds, as a surname later in life. All sorts of reasons.

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Re: Mobbs
« Reply #8 on: Friday 05 September 08 16:14 BST (UK) »
looking at my list of children of Moses & Silvia, I have one name extra. Viches b.cir1858 in Corringham Lincs.