Mary Mosdell

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 02/11/2021

Mary Mosdell


Mary Langton was baptised on the 2nd April 1826 at St Nicolas Church Newbury the daughter of William and Jane Langton (nee Showell) who were married on the 1st February 1816 at St Nicolas Church Newbury

Her father William was born c1791 the son of William and Ann Langton. He died aged 52 in 1844 and was buried 30th August at St Nicolas Newbury

Her mother Jane was born c1792 in Newbury she died aged 74 in 1863 and was buried in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 28th August.

The 1841 census records Mary (15) living with her grandparents William Langton (80), a Tailor, and Ann (75), her Aunt, Maria (50) and her Uncle Joseph ((40), in Bradley Yard Newbury. Also recorded on the same census page (in a different household) were her father William (45), a Corn Porter, her mother,  Jane (45) and her sister Eliza (14).

Mary gave birth to a son George in 1843 he was baptised on the 29th October at St Nicolas Church Newbury.

She married Robert Paice (also known as Robert Lynch) in 1845 in Newbury. They had at least one child, Fanny born in 1851 (Birth registered as Fanny Pace).

The 1851 census records Mary Lynch (25) Robert Lynch (29), their children George Langton (7) and Henry Lynch (5) (no birth found) and Mary’s widowed mother Jane Langton (58) living  in St Mary Hill Newbury

Robert died in 1853 (death recorded as Robert Lynch) and Mary remarried in 1856.

Marriage Details:

Place: St Nicolas Church Newbury

Date: 13th April 1856

Groom: Charles Mosdell, widower, occupation: Corn Porter, abode, Newbury

Bride: Mary Pace, widow, abode, Newbury

Fathers: Richard Mosdell and William Langton, both Corn Porters

Witnesses: George Stillman and George Edward Stillman

Bride and Groom made their mark

The 1861 census records Mary (38), Charles (46), a Corn Porter’s Labourer, Fanny (8) and Samuel (2) (no birth registration found), living in Back Lane Newbury (surname recorded as Mordell on ancestry)

Mary died aged 42 in 1867 she as laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 15th August.




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