Sir Oswald Mosley, 2nd Baronet, of Ancoats

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Sir Oswald Mosley, 2nd Baronet, of Ancoats (27 March 1785 – 24 May 1871) was a British politician and writer.


Oswald Mosley (17 March 1761 – 27 July 1789), son of Sir John Parker Mosley, 1st Baronet, of Ancoats (1732 - 29 September 1798), created 1st Baronet Mosley, of Ancoats, in the Baronetage of Great Britain, on 8 June 1781, and wife (married 7 April 1760) Elizabeth Bayley (died 15 October 1797), daughter of James Bayley of Withington (1705–1769) and Anne Peploe (1702–1769), daughter of Samuel Peploe. John Parker Mosley was the son of Nicholas Mosley (died 1734) and Elizabeth Parker.

He had four aunts:

Mosley's family were Anglo-Irish. His branch were prosperous landowners in Staffordshire. The family seat was at Rolleston Hall, near Burton upon Trent and he succeeded to the title of 2nd Baronet Mosley, of Ancoats, on 29 September 1798. His uncle Ashton Nicholas Mosley married his mother-in-law Mary Morley and had issue, who succeeded in the House.


He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Portarlington 1806-1807, Winchelsea 1807-1812, Midhurst 1817-1818 and Staffordshire North 1832–1837. He was High Sheriff of Staffordshire 1814.

He wrote a number of local and natural history books, including History of the Castle, Priory and Town of Tutbury (1832), Gleanings in Horticulture (1851) and Natural History of Tutbury (1863).[1]

Marriage and children[edit]

He married on 31 January 1804 Sophia Annie Every (died 8 June 1859), daughter of Sir Edward Every, 8th Baronet, of Eggington, and Mary Morley (who married for a fourth time to Ashton Nicholas Mosley), Sophia was the sister of Henry Every who married his aunt Penelope Mosley. They had 13 children:

  • Oswald Mosley, born 2 December 1804, died 25 September 1856, married Maria Bradshaw, but died without surviving issue
  • Sophia Anne Mosley, born 15 October 1806, died unmarried 29 April 1880
  • Emily Mosley, born 8 February 1808, died unmarried 25 December 1880
  • Sarah Elizabeth Mosley, born 8 February 1808, died January 1826
  • Frances Mosley, born 24 August 1810, died 20 May 1881, married on 9 October 1827 James Heath Leigh of Belmont Hall, Great Budworth, Cheshire (died 5 August 1848), and had 2 daughters and six sons
  • Sir Tonman Mosley, 3rd Baronet, of Ancoats (9 July 1813 – 28 April 1890), who succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Mosley, of Ancoats, on 24 May 1871, and wife Catherine Wood (died 22 April 1891), daughter of The Reverend John Wood of Swanwick, Derbyshire, and had three sons:
  • John Mosley, born 15 December 1814, died 14 March 1815
  • Mary Anne Mosley, born circa 1816, died 20 December 1890, married on 25 April 1843 Major William Fawkener Chetwynd of Brockton Hall, Staffordshire (15 October 1788 – 25 April 1873), son of Sir George Chetwynd, 1st Baronet, of Brockton Hall, and Jane Bantin, and had two daughters and three sons
  • Penelope Mosley, born 9 November 1816, died 28 August 1833
  • Caroline Mosley, born 27 July 1818, died 6 May 1862, married on 27 June 1843 Henry Master Feilden (c1818-5 September 1875) and had 4 daughters and one son
  • Octavia Mosley, born 14 February 1820, died 1883, married 9 June 1857 Edward Spooner (c1821-c1889)
  • Ernald Mosley, born 13 August 1821, died 23 January 1837
  • Letitia Mosley, born 27 May 1826, married 1864 John Feild Wright


  1. ^ Mosley, Oswald; Brown, Edwin (1863). The Natural History of Tutbury. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Langston
Member of Parliament for Portarlington
Succeeded by
William Lamb
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Fletcher-Vane and
Calverley Bewicke
Member of Parliament for Winchelsea
With: Calverley Bewicke
Succeeded by
William Vane and
Calverley Bewicke
Preceded by
Thomas Thompson
Viscount Mahon
Member of Parliament for Midhurst
With: Thomas Thompson
Succeeded by
Samuel Smith
John Smith
New constituency Member of Parliament for North Staffordshire
With: Edward Manningham-Buller
Succeeded by
William Baring
Edward Manningham-Buller
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Walter Sneyd
High Sheriff of Staffordshire
Succeeded by
John Smith
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Parker Mosley
(of Ancoats)
Succeeded by
Tonman Mosley