Amelia Moss (neé Moss)1836 - 1918

Sentence - 7 Days with Hard Labour

Born - 1836 in Ascott under Wychwood

Age 36

Occupation - Gloveress

Religion - Baptist

Frances Amelia Moss (maiden name Moss) who was sentenced to seven days in prison, was born in 1836 in Ascott.

Her parents were James and Charlotte (maiden name Hancock) Moss. James was born in Ascott in 1806 and Charlotte in Ramsden in 1804. They were married in Ascott on 24 October 1825.

Amelia was the last surviving child of this couple, her mother died giving birth two years later.

Amelia had four brothers, George, William, Reuben and Alfred, and one sister Charlotte.

Amelia’s father married Mary Ann Bayliss in 1840 and Amelia had seven step brothers and sisters, Jason, Jesse, James, Thirza Ann, Reuben, Thomas and Mary Ann.

Amelia married George Moss in 1856 in Ascott. He was a farm labourer born in Ascott and she worked as a Gloveress. They had two daughters, Emily born 1860 in Middlesex and Julia born 1870 in Ascott. The family emigrated to New Zealand in 1874 on the Michael Angelo.

Amelia died in 1918 in Wanganui, a year after her husband.