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Thomas Mosely (1786 - 1868), Foot Guards
« on: Saturday 24 April 21 16:48 BST (UK) »
I'm researching an ancestor, Thomas Mosley of Denby, Yorkshire (1786-1868), who was apparently in the foot guards. I've based this on the vague text "foot guards - formally soldier" under the occupation column of the 1851 census.

This is speculation but he married quite late in his 30s so presumably he was in the army in his 20s. That would place him during the Napoleonic Wars.

The problem I have is though I've found multiple Thomas Mosely military records, I can't link any of them to my ancestor as none mention a DOB, abode, etc.

I know it's not a lot to go on, but if anybody can point me towards more detailed records or know of ways to narrow down my search it would be much appreciated.

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Re: Thomas Mosely (1786 - 1868), Foot Guards
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 24 April 21 17:41 BST (UK) »
I'm assuming that you have him in Denby in 1841, with wife Sarah and children - James (15), William (13), Hannah (11), Emma (8), Mary (4) and Elihua (2).  HO107/1324/1 folio 41, page 29.  All born in county.  No mention of military in this census, just Fancy Weaver.

Not sure why Emma's age of 8 turns into a smiley!!
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Re: Thomas Mosely (1786 - 1868), Foot Guards
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 24 April 21 17:57 BST (UK) »
No mention at all of occupations on the marriage entry - 18 April 1822 - Charles and Amelia Mosley are the witnesses.

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Re: Thomas Mosely (1786 - 1868), Foot Guards
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 24 April 21 18:03 BST (UK) »
In 1861 he appears to be a widower, aged 75, a labourer  living in Denby. Head of household, (living alone?), name recored as Mosley.His place of birth is shown Penistone

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Re: Thomas Mosely (1786 - 1868), Foot Guards
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 24 April 21 19:12 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the replies. I wonder if there is any significance in the fact his military service was only mentioned in the 1851 census (or why it was even noted at all).

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Re: Thomas Mosely (1786 - 1868), Foot Guards
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 24 April 21 19:17 BST (UK) »
Whatever - what was noted on the census returns was what was reported to the Enumerator  :-\   But very intriguing.  I'd be looking for confirmation  :)
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