THE FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
ISAIAH MOSS AND
Isaiah Moss was born in about 1600 of Wardington, Oxfordshire. His
name is shown as Esaye, Esay, Esaya, and Esaiah in the parish
register, and Isaiah in his will. He married Elizabeth Hill 9
October 1622 in Wardington.
Marriage record for Isaiah Moss and Elizabeth Hill in
"Esaye Mosse and Elizabeth Halle were married the 0th of
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.
Burial record for Isaiah Moss in Wardington:
"Elizabeth the wife of Esaya Mosse was buryed the 6 day of
Isaiah died and was buried 6 November 1667 in Wardington.
Burial record for Isaiah Moss in Wardington:
"Esaiah Mosse was buried the sixt day of November."
Isaiah left a will proven 9 June 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:
Will of Isaiah Moss, 1668
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
Item, I give unto my sister Anne Randle (if liveinge) five
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
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
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, his marke
Sealed and delivered in the psence of Will Taylor, John
Dichfield, Richard Mosse
An inventory was also created for Isaiah:
Inventory for Isaiah Moss
November ye 12, 1669
A tru inventory of the goods of the late deseased Isaiah
Item, his wairinge aparrell and the money in his purse
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
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.
Baptism record for Margaret Moss in Wardington: "Margeret
Mosse the daughter of Esau Mosse was baptized the 26the day of
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:
- William Moss, named as Isaiah's brother in his will of 1668.
- Ann Moss, married Mr. Randle, named as Isaiah's sister in his
will of 1668.
SOURCES: Wardington parish register; will of Isaiah Watts,