Mary Ann Tingey

Mary Ann Tingey (later Mary Ann Moss) was the oldest of the three children of William Tingey and his wife Eliza Marshall of Brigg and Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England.

Mary Ann is noted as a 16 year old Dressmaker by the time of the 1871 census.

She married Thomas Campbell Moss, who was a major contributor to the fishing industry in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England. He was appointed Mayor of Grimsby in 1915 (and therefore she became the Lady Mayoress), and he had amassed a fortune by the time of his death.

The couple had seven children, most of whom would go on to work within their family business of Steam Trawlers and fishing.

Mary pre-deceased her husband by ten years in 1921.

Life Events


  • 1854 in Brigg, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 26th July 1854 at St. John the Evangelist's Church in Brigg, Lincolnshire, England.


  • Thomas Campbell Moss (1854-1931) on 24th August 1876 at St. James' Church, Grimsby in Lincolnshire, England.


  • Elizabeth Moss (1877-1943)
  • William Thomas Moss (1878-?)
  • Harold Moss (1881-?)
  • Elsie Moss (1884-1931)
  • Fred Moss (1887-?)
  • Lily Moss (1892-?)
  • Edna May Moss (1894-?)

Census and Residence

  • 1861: 6yrs, Railway Station, Bigby, Lincolnshire, England.
  • 1871: 16yrs, Hayes' Gardens, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.
  • 1881: 26yrs, 45 Orwell Street, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.
  • 1891: Not yet found.
  • 1901: 46yrs, Epping House, Eleanor Street, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.
  • 1911: 56yrs, Epping House, Eleanor Street, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.
  • 1921: 67yrs, Epping House, Eleanor Street, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.


  • 1871: Dressmaker
  • 1916: Lady Mayoress


  • 17th October 1921 at Epping House, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, aged 67 years.


  • October 1921 with husband Thomas, and daughters Elsie and Elizabeth, at Scartho Road Cemetery in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.



  • Samuel Marshall (17??-?)
  • Not known.

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