Thomas Mossman[1]

Male 1800 - 1899  (99 years)


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  • Name Thomas Mossman 
    Born 1 Jan 1800  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jun 1899  Hastings, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Obituary 26 Jun 1899  Napier, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _UID 6F3FE5F639C5427A8E19C4010A905801A2EB 
    Buried 27 Jun 1899  Napier, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Napier Hill Cemetery 
    Person ID I6175  Treefive
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2018 

    Father William Mossman,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F4333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor Dilworth,   b. Abt 1818, Dungannan, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1914, Hastings, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1847  Clonfeacle, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 7
    Children 
     1. James Mossman,   b. 1849, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1893, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     2. William John Mossman,   b. 1853, Clonfeacle, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1933, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Thomas Andrew Mossman,   b. 1856, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1883, Napier, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     4. Mary Esther Mossman,   b. Oct 1858, Kingston, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1946, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     5. Isabella Mossman,   b. 10 Mar 1861, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1945, Gisborne, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Henry Albert Mossman,   b. 9 Nov 1866, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1960, Havelock North, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • A summary of Thomas Mossman's life is in his obituary in the Daily Telegraph of 26 June 1899:

      'MR THOMAS MOSSMAN

      Many will read to-day with regret the notice of the death of Mr Thomas Mossman. The deceased gentleman had a large circle of friends, who were often interested in his old time reminiscences. There are very few amongst us now who can remember the return of our troops at the close of the Peninsula war, and who were able to take an intelligent interest in the battle of Waterloo. The old gentleman was born on the first day of 1800, and was therefore at the time of his death within six months of 100 years of age. He was born on Lord Powiscourt’s estate near Dungannan, in Ireland. After completing his education he went to England, and was engaged in lace manufacturing for about twenty-five years. It was during this period that the notorious riots occurred and that Nottingham Castle was fired and destroyed. The Duke of Portland (whose confidence he enjoyed) swore Mr Mossman in as chief of the special constables.
      At the end of this period he inherited the family home and returned to Ireland. Fifty-two years ago he married Miss Eleanor Dilworth, who was also born near Dungannan, on Lord Ranfurly’s estate. After a few years’ residence at the old home, he tired of gentlemanly inactivity and sold out and went to Canada and the States. He remained in America about thirteen years, and then came to Auckland at the repeated request of his brother-in-law, the late James Dilworth, of Auckland. He settled in Waikato for a number of years, finally removing to Hawke’s Bay about twenty years ago. He leaves a wife and four children, Mr W. J. Mossman and Mrs D. B. Watt, of Poverty Bay, Mr H. A. Mossman, of Hastings, and Mrs G. Stubbs, of Clive. The deceased did not attribute his advanced age to any special system, but to habitual care to avoid all kinds of excess, and to simple living. His medical attendant pronounced him sound and free from disease. He died peacefully, perfectly conscious and happy. His childlike faith and Christian life attracted the attention of all who knew him.'

  • Sources 
    1. [S4513] BAC352 Family group sheet - Stubbs and Mossman, BAC352.

    2. [S4276] BAC Personal knowledge - Rowan Mountfort, rowan.mountfort@gmail.com, Personal communication to Rex Sinnott 5 Oct 2014.

    3. [S4296] TRE148 Family tree - Dilworth and Mossman (Rowan Mountfort), TRE148.

    4. [S4466] OBT026 Obituary Mossman, Thomas, obt062., Obituary for Thomas Mossman; 26 June 1899; page 3.

    5. [S4467] DTH Death Mossman, Thomas, Death notice for Thomas Mossman; 26 June 1899; page 2.

    6. [S4517] BUR Cemetery records - Napier City Council, Thomas Mossman; 25 June 1899; 27 June 1899; Napier Hill Cemetery.

    7. [S4697] BOK162 Stone, R. C. J. - "James Dilworth", chart opposite page 11.