THE FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ISAIAH MOSS AND
ELIZABETH HILL



Isaiah Moss was christened 22 February 1595 in Boddington, Northamptonshire, the son of Nicholas Mosse and Anna Grannt. Isaiah's name is shown as Esais, Esaye, Esay, Esaya, and Esaiah in the parish register, and Isaiah in his will. He married Elizabeth Hill 9 October 1622 in Wardington, Oxfordshire, a parish about five miles from Boddington.


Isaiah Moss marriage

Marriage record for Isaiah Moss and Elizabeth Hill in Wardington:
"Esaye Mosse and Elizabeth Halle were married the 0th of October"


Elizabeth was born in about 1601 in Wardington, and is most likely the daughter of Clement Hill and Margaret Muddyn. Isaiah was a yeoman farmer of Williamscot in the parish of Wardington. He was a witness to the will of George Calcott of Williamscot in 1638.


Elizabeth died and was buried 6 May 1665 in Wardington.


Elizabeth Moss burial

Burial record for Isaiah Moss in Wardington:
"Elizabeth the wife of Esaya Mosse was buryed the 6 day of May"



Isaiah died and was buried 6 November 1667 in Wardington.


Isaiah Moss burial

Burial record for Isaiah Moss in Wardington:
"Esaiah Mosse was buried the sixt day of November."



Isaiah left a will proven 9 June 1668.


Isaiah Moss

Will of Isaiah Moss, 1668


In the name of God Amen: I Isaiah Moss of Williamscott in the County of Oxon, yeoman, being somewhat weake of bodie, but of sound and perfect memory praised be God doe make, constitute and ordaine revoking and asnounsinge all other wills, this my last will and testament in manner and forme following:  I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creatour that gave it. And my bodie unto the Earth from whence it came to be desently buryed at the discretion of my executors, hopinge through the merits of my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ to receive it a glorious bodie at the Resurrection of the Just. And as concerning my worldy goods which God in mercy hath bestowed upon me, I dispose of and bequeath it as followes:

Imprimus, I give and bequeath unto my sonne Richard Moss, my daughter Anne Yeates, my daughter Margaret Watts, and my daughter Elizabeth Widmell ffive shillings a peece.

Item, I give unto my brother William Moss the summe of ffive shillings.

Item, I give unto my sister Anne Randle (if liveinge) five shillings.

Item, I give unto and amongst Walter Lea, Ffrancis Blaby, Hester Gardner, Dorothy Palham, John Goodman, William Hunt, Thomas Coleman the Elder, & Thomas Coleman the younger ffive shillings to be distributed according as my executors shall judge fit, and expedient, having respect unto the condition of each person.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Watts all those goods that are at her house in Cropredy after my decease to have, and enjoy them, and my will is that it shall be lawfull for her to fetch and require them any where else that it may so fortune that I might in my lifetime use them and from her house have transported any of them.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Richard Moss a posnet & andirons that are in his ffathers house.

Item, My intent, will and desire is that whatever my personall estate, money, and goods shall arise, and amount unto (except before excepted and bequeathed) shall be equally devided amongst my grandchildren that shall be liveinge at my decease by my executours: And further it is my will that the parents of my respective grandchildren shall upon receipt of such legacies & portions that shall become due unto their children shall give their acquittents & discharge unto my executors in behalf of their children:

Lastly I make and ordaine my sonne Richard Moss, my sonne in law Edmund Yeates and my sonne Richard Watts joint executors of this my last will and testament unto whom I give the rest of my goods unbequeathed they performing my will and bequeaths & my ffunerall expenses discharging. In witness whereof I have set hereunto my hand and seale.

Isaiah Moss marke

Isaiah Moss, his marke
Sealed and delivered in the psence of Will Taylor, John Dichfield, Richard Mosse


An inventory was also created for Isaiah:

Isaiah Moss inventory

Inventory for Isaiah Moss

November ye 12, 1669
A tru inventory of the goods of the late deseased Isaiah Mosse
Item, his wairinge aparrell and the money in his purse  5-0-0
Item, his bedding   2-0-0
Item, his bible  0-5-0
Item, his pewter and brass  0-10-0
Item, one stone trofe  0-2-0
Item, a pare of andirons & skillet  0-5-0
Item, all other things left unpraised  0-5-0
Richard Watts
Richard Reade


Isaiah and Elizabeth had the following children:


1. Anne, christened 22 June 1623 in Wardington; married Edmund Yeates; mentioned in father's will of 1668.

*2. Margaret, christened 26 December 1624 in Wardington; married Richard Watts 27 May 1647 in Cropredy; mentioned in father's will of 1668.

Margaret Moss baptism

 Baptism record for Margaret Moss in Wardington: "Margeret Mosse the daughter of Esau Mosse was baptized the 26the day of December"


3. Edward, christened 22 December 1625 in Wardington.

4. Richard, born about 1627 of Wardington; married Margaret; mentioned in father's will of 1668; buried 19 April 1695.

5. Elizabeth, christened 2 August 1628 in Wardington; mentioned in father's will of 1668; married Mr. Widmill.


Other Moss family members in Wardington include:


SOURCES: Wardington parish register; will of Isaiah Watts, 1668.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
NICHOLAS MOSSE AND
ANNA GRANNT


Nicholas Mosse was born in about 1570 of Boddington, Northamptonshire. He married Anna Grannt 10 October 1591 in Boddington.

Nicholas Mosse marriage

Marriage record for Nicholas Mosse and Anna Grannt in Boddington:
"Nuptie celebrant int Nichus Mosse et Anna Grannt x die Oct: Ano pls"


Anna died and was buried 26 August 1604 in Boddington. She is listed as Agnes in the burial entry.

Anna Mosse burial

Burial record for Anna Mosse in Boddington:
"Agnes Mosse sepulta fuit - 26 die Augusti"


Nicholas then married Emlin Lambert 12 October 1607 in Boddington.



Nicholas and his family were mentioned in the will of John Gardner of Boddington in 1619. No relationship is specified, but he mentions many of the Mosse children.

John Gardner of Nether Boddington, 1619
In the name of God amen, the twenty fourth day of August Anno Dom. 1619,  I John Gardner of Nether Bodington in the County of Northampton, husbandman, weak and sick in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following;
Item I give unto Nicholas Mosse of Bodington ten shillings and my apparel
Item I give unto Eme Mosse wife to the said Nicholas Mosse forty shillings
Item I give unto William Mosse son to the said Nicholas Mosse ten shillings
Item I give unto Robert Mosse and Alice Mosse son and daughter to the said Nicholas Mosse three pounds ten shillings apiece.
Item I give unto John Mosse my godson forty six shillings eight pence, my Psalm book, my bed and furniture thereto belonging which I lie upon, my cupboard, my coffer, my sheep brand and pitch pan.
Item I give to William Lambert of Burford my kinsman fifty shillings which is in his own hands
Item I give unto Henry Lambert of Roxton two shillings
Item I give unto Esau Mosse son to the said Nicholas Mosse twenty shillings
Item I give unto William Muddin of Wardington my godson twenty shillings
Item I do appoint and allow forty shillings to be laid out and spent at the house of Nicholas Mosse in Bodington at my decease
Item I give unto five ringers at my burial two shillings apiece.
Item I give more unto Margery my wife at my decease, forty shillings
Probate granted 8th Sept 1619



Nicholas died and was buried 26 October 1635 in Boddington.


Nicholas Mosse burial

Burial record for Nicholas Mosse in Boddington:
"Nicholas Moss sepultus fuit - xvi die Oct"


Nicholas left a will dated 3 July 1631 and probated1635.


Nicholas Mosse will

Will of Nicholas Mosse of Boddington, 1631


In the name of God Amen, the third daie of Julie in the yeare of our gracious redemption 1631, and of the raigne of our Sovereigne Lord King Charles the seventh: I Nicholas Mosse of Nether Boddington in ye countie of Northampton husbandman being thourough age and infirmities somewhat weake in bodie but of pfect mind & memorie (thankes be to God) doo make & ordaine this my last will & testament in manner following. Ffirst & thoslie I commend my soule into ye hands of Almightie God our Heavenlie Father trusting thorough his infinite mercies and the precious meritts of our gracious Saviour to obtaine remission of all my sinnes & to be made a partaker of eternall happinesse: and my bodie I commit to the earth to be buried in the churchyard of the pish church of Over Boddington. Item I give & bequeath towards the repaier of the said church twelve pence. Item I give & bequeath to my sonne William Mosse ten shillings to be payd unto him within three moneths after my decease. Item I give and bequeath to my sonne John Mosse ten shillings. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Alice Mosse ten shillings. Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Margett Mosse ten shillings. Item I will and ordaine that my wife shall leave all the boards belonging to the floare and partition within my howse unto my sonne Esais Mosse to whom I give & bequeath the same. The rest of all my goods, cattells & chatailes as well moveable and immoveable I freelie give & bequeath to Emme my loving wife whom I make & appoint sole executrix of this my last will & testament intreating her to see my bodie christianlie buried and this my last will duelie performed. And I doo hereby revoke all former wills. In witnesse whereof I have hereunto put and subscribed my marke the daie & yeare above written.

Memorand that the testator having omitted in this will above written his eldest daughter Annie did by expresse words give & bequeath unto her ten shillings in the psence of John: Shulburgh.



Nicholas and Anna had the following children:


1. Anna, christened 21 September 1592 in Boddington; married Mr. Randle; mentioned in father's will of 1631; mentioned in brother Isaiah's will of 1668.


*2. Isaiah (Esais), christened 22 February 1595 in Boddington; married Elizabeth Hill 9 October 1622 in Wardington, Oxfordshire; mentioned in father's will of 1631; buried 6 November 1667 in Wardington.


3. Susanna, christened 20 May 1599 in Boddington; buried 28 May 1602 in Boddington.



4. William, christened 9 January 1602 in Boddington; mentioned in father's will of 1631; mentioned in brother Isaiah's will of 1668.



Nicholas and Emlin had the following children:


5. Robert, christened 19 October 1609 in Boddington.


6. Henry, christened 3 November 1610 in Boddington; buried 31 October 1612 in Boddington.


7. Alice, christened 31 October 1613 in Boddington; mentioned in father's will of 1631.


8. John, christened 21 January 1615 in Boddington; mentioned in father's will of 1631.


9. Richard, christened 9 July 1620 in Boddington.


10. Margaret, christened 1 February 1623 in Boddington; mentioned in father's will of 1631.



SOURCES: Boddington parish register; will of Nicholas Mosse of Boddington, 1631.