Person:Alice Moss (5)

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Alice Maud Mary Moss
m. 30 Jan 1865
  1. Susannah Priscilla Moss1865 - 1950
  2. Victoria Alberta Moss1867 - 1948
  3. Alice Maud Mary Moss1869 - 1959
  4. Ellen Sarah Moss1870 - 1959
  5. Walter Abimelech Moss1872 - 1962
  6. Prince Leopold Moss1875 - 1957
  7. William Arthur Moss1876 - 1963
  8. Bethia Jane Moss1878 - 1971
  9. Ada Lavinia Moss1882 - 1960
  • HRichard Smith1867 - 1924
  • WAlice Maud Mary Moss1869 - 1959
m. 14 Dec 1891
Facts and Events
Name Alice Maud Mary Moss
Gender Female
Birth[1][8] 24 Apr 1869 Caddington, Hertfordshire, EnglandAley Green
Christening[2] 4 Sep 1870 Caddington, Bedfordshire, England
Census[3] 2 Apr 1871 Caddington, Hertfordshire, EnglandAley Green
Census[4] 3 Apr 1881 Caddington, Hertfordshire, EnglandAley Green
Census[5] 5 Apr 1891 Luton, Bedfordshire, England146 Chapel Street
Marriage 14 Dec 1891 Luton, Bedfordshire, Englandto Richard Smith
Census[6] 31 Mar 1901 Luton, Bedfordshire, England48 New Town Street
Census[7] 2 Apr 1911 Luton, Bedfordshire, England48 New Town Street
Census[8] 29 Sep 1939 Luton, Bedfordshire, England48 New Town Street
Death[9] 1959 Luton, Bedfordshire, England

Alice Maud Mary Moss was born on 24th April 1869 at Aley Green in the part of the parish of Caddington which at that time was in Hertfordshire. She was the daughter of a bonnet sewer called Bethia Moss, formerly King, and her husband William Moss, an agricultural labourer. Alice appears in both the 1871 and 1881 censuses living with her parents and siblings at Aley Green.

By the time of the 1891 census the family had moved to the nearby town of Luton, where they lived at 146 Chapel Street, and Alice worked as a hat sewer. Later that year, Alice had a son, Sidney Arthur Moss. On 14th December 1891, aged 22, Alice married Richard Smith in Luton. Alice's son Sidney adopted Richard's surname for his childhood, appearing in the censuses as Smith, but as an adult he reverted to using the name Moss, which may indicate that Sidney did not believe Richard to be his actual father. Alice and Richard went on to have another five children in Luton between 1894 and 1913, although at least two died as infants. Alice's mother died in 1906 and her father died in 1911.

Alice and Richard settled at 48 New Town Street in Luton. They appear there in both the 1901 and 1911 censuses. Alice continued to work as a hat manufacturer. By 1911 Richard was working as a decorator. Their daughter May died in 1917 aged 16.

Richard died in 1924, aged 57. Alice survived him by about 35 years. At the outbreak of the Second World War she was living with her daughter Lily and Lily's husband, Albert Phillips. They were still at 48 New Town Street.

Alice died in 1959, aged 90.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    b. Alice Maud Mary MOSS, June Quarter 1869, Luton Registration District, Volume 3b, page 410, mother's maiden name King

  2. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Caddington Parish Registers. (Bedford: Bedfordshire Record Office).
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Caddington in the County of Bedford in the Year 1870
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParent's NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    1303Sept[ember] 4Alice Maud MaryWilliam and BethiaMossAley GreenLab[oure]rTho[ma]s Prescott, Vicar

    Baptised same day as sister Ellen Sarah.

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1871 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG10; Piece 1568; Folio 28; Page 15, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: Aley Green (listed immediately after "The Boot"), Caddington, Hertfordshire
    William Moss, head, married, male, 33 [1837/8], Lab[ourer], b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    Bethia Moss, wife, married, female, 34 [1836/7], Sewer, b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    James Moss, son, male, 8 [1862/3], Scholar, b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    Susan Moss, daughter, female, 5 [1865/6], Scholar, b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    Alberta Moss, daughter, female, 3 [1867/8], Scholar, b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    Maude Moss, daughter, female, 1 [1869/70], b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    Ellen Moss, daughter, female, 8mo [1870], b. Caddington, Hertfordshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1881 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands: . (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG11; Piece 1653; Folio 136; Page 4, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: Aley Green, Caddington, Hertfordshire
    William Moss, head, married, male, 42 [1838/9], Ag[ricultural] Lab[ourer], b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    Bethia Moss, wife, married, female, 44 [1836/7], Bonnet Sewer, b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    Victoria A. Moss, daughter, female, 13 [1867/8], Bonnet Sewer, b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    Alice M.M. Moss, daughter, female, 11 [1869/70], Scholar, b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    Walter A. Moss, son, male, 9 [1891/2], Scholar, b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    Prince L. Moss, son, male, 6 [1894/5], Scholar, b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    William A. Moss, son, male, 4 [1896/7], b. Caddington, Hertfordshire
    Bethia Moss, daughter, female, 2 [1898/9], b. Caddington, Hertfordshire

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1891 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG12; Piece 1274; Folio 59; Page 38, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: 146 Chapel Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Five or more rooms occupied
    William Moss, head, married, male, 53 [1837/8], Agricultural Laborer, employed, b. Caddington, Bedfordshire
    Bertha Moss, wife, married, female, 55 [1835/6], employed, b. Caddington, Bedfordshire
    Susanah Moss, daughter, single, female, 25 [1865/6], Hat Sewer, employed, b. Caddington, Bedfordshire
    Alice M. Moss, daughter, single, female, 21 [1869/70], Hat Sewer, employed, b. Caddington, Bedfordshire
    Ellen S. Moss, daughter, single, female, 20 [1870/1], Hat Sewer, employed, b. Caddington, Bedfordshire
    Walter B. Moss, son, male, 18 [1872/3], General Laborer, employed, b. Caddington, Bedfordshire
    Prince L. Moss, son, male, 16 [1874/5], Agricultural Laborer, employed, b. Caddington, Bedfordshire
    William A. Moss, son, male, 14 [1876/7], Errand Boy, employed, b. Caddington, Bedfordshire
    Bethia Moss, daughter, female, 12 [1878/9], Scholar, employed, b. Caddington, Bedfordshire
    Thomas Lewis, stepson, married, male, 34 [1856/7], Rag & Bone Collector, employed, b. Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire
    Thomas Lewis, grandson, male, 5 [1885/6], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Arthur Lewis, grandson, male, 4 [1886/7], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Ethel Bert Lewis, grandson [sic], female, 3 [1887/8], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Harry Lewis, grandson, male, 1 [1889/90], b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1901 Census Schedules: also for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG13; Piece 1516; Folio 112; Page 37, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: 48 New Town Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    Richard Smith, head, married, male, 31 [1869/70], [illegible] Manufacturer, worker, at home, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Alice Smith, wife, married, female, 30 [1870/1], Hat Manufacturer, worker, at home, b. Aley Green, Bedfordshire
    Sidney Smith, son, single, male, 9 [1891/2], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Lily Smith, daughter, single, female, 2 [1898/9], b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  7. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1911 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG14; Piece 8997; Schedule 71, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: 48 New Town Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    Richard Smith, head, male, 41 [1869/70], married, General Labourer - Decorator, worker, working at home, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Alice Maud Mary Smith, wife, female, 41 [1869/70], married 19 years, 5 children born to marriage, 3 children still living, home work, own account, working at home, b. Aley Green, Bedfordshire
    Sidney Arthur Smith, son, male, 19 [1891/2], Single, Engineer - Iron Foundry, worker, working at home, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Lily Smith, daughter, female, 11 [1899/1900], School, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    May Smith, daughter, female, 9 [1901/2], School, b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  8. 8.0 8.1 General Register Office. 1939 Register
    Luton Municipal Borough, 29 Sep 1939.

    Address: 48 New Town Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Smith, Alice M.M. / female / b. 24 Apr 1869 / widow / Unpaid domestic duties
    Phillips, Albert H.W. / male / b. 7 Dec 1899 / married / Letterpress machine minder
    Phillips, Lily / female / b. 17 Apr 1899 / married / Unpaid domestic duties
    [one record closed]

  9. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. Alice M.M. SMITH, December Quarter 1959, Luton Registration District, Volume 4a, page 109, aged 90 [1868/9]