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Moseley, Elizabeth Crowninshield, 1757-1833
Elizabeth Moseley (1757-1833)
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
The Elizabeth Moseley papers
contain bills, invoices, and receipts.
Scope and Content Note
The Elizabeth Moseley papers contain bills, invoices, and receipts. A large part of
these are for fabric, ribbon, thread, and related materials.
Elizabeth Moseley was born in 1757 to John and Mary (Ives)
Crowninshield; her brother, Clifford Crowninshield, became a successful Salem
merchant. Elizabeth married Captain Joseph Moseley (1760-1799), and they had eight
children: Elizabeth (born 1783); Mary (born 1784); Abigail (born 1786); Joseph (born
1787); Emperor (born 1789); Nancy (born 1794); Clifford Crowninshield (born 1797)
and Martha (born 1797).
Joseph was a ship captain. His last voyage was in the ship Enterprise in 1799. On the 16th of July, in the North Sea, he was hailed
by a privateer which showed Dutch colors. While standing upon the deck, a shot from
the privateer struck him in the head and he died in the arms of his men. He was
buried in Norway. Elizabeth died in 1833.
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Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
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