Posted By:Kris Elliott
Subject:Edwin Mossman / John Mossman
Post Date:May 25, 2009 at 23:15:37
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I am trying to track down family info on my 2nd Great Grand Father, Edwin Mossman.

I know that he was born in 1846 in London. He immgrated to New Zealand around 1866, possibly via USA. He married Leila Elizabeth Roe in Christchurch, New Zealand on 17 April 1878.

He died in Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand on 24 August 1924 and is interred at Purewa Cemetery in Auckland, NZ.

I have copies of his marriage and death certificates which list his father as John Mossman and his mother as Clara Williams.

It is unclear whether or not this is John Mossman the well known scupltor. That particular John Mossman is the correct age to be the father of Edwin, and he is also documented to have sent time in London training during the mid-1840s.

Is anyone able to provide any information on either Edwin Mossman, John Mossman (the father of Edwin who may or may not be the sculptor), or Clara Williams.

If so, please feel free to email directly on

Kind Regards