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Edward Moseley

Edward Moseley, was the Surveyor General of the Province of North Carolina before 1710 and 1723 to 1733. He was the first colonial Treasurer of North Carolina, starting in 1715, he was responsible, with William Byrd II of Virginia Colony, for surveying the boundary between North Carolina and Virginia in 1728. Edward Moseley was Speaker of the North Carolina House of Burgesses for several terms, as he was re-elected by his party, he acted as Royal Governor of North Carolina while Gov. George Burrington was traveling out of the province. John Moseley married Mary Beaman at All Hallows London Wall on February 5, 1681/2, their son Edward was born February 1682/3 just prior to his father's release from indenture. John Moseley began his own merchant tailor business in Cripplegate, just west of Bishopsgate. School records confirm that Edward Moseley was a pupil at Christ's Hospital, Newgate, in a division called the Royal Mathematical School, founded in 1673 to supply educated navigators to the navy and merchant marine.

Moseley applied to the school at the age of 7 or 8 and was accepted the following year on July 2, 1691. There, he studied the trade of a navigator for more than six years. Discharge records show that Moseley left Christ's Hospital December 24, 1697, aged 14/15, to serve an apprenticeship, to last until December 1703, with Captain Jacob Foreland on the ship Joseph, trading in the port of Bilbao. Curiously and somewhat irregularly, a handwritten postscript to the indenture with Foreland states "friends of the said boy would not suffer him to be bound to the said captain and have otherwise provided for him." Unknown wealthy friends of Moseley purchased his indenture so that he would not have to go to Spain with Foreland. Soon thereafter, Moseley landed in Carolina. Edward Moseley served southern Carolina as an Ordinary Court clerk directly under Governor James Moore. Moseley ceased his role. A possible friend of Moseley’s, John Barnhill, replaced him at that time. Afterward, Moseley worked under Dr. Thomas Bray as a librarian for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts in 1703.

While in Charleston, Edward Moseley demonstrated a fondness for books and administration and, as a good Anglican collected religious texts that he donated to the Anglican Church in Chowan County. Moseley received £5 15s for cataloging the first library in Carolina; this work he performed for Dr. Bray and the Society in May 1703, following the books’ arrival in Charleston. Dr. Bray’s acquaintance provided the connections for Moseley’s future marriage to northern Carolina's, or Albemarle County's, governor Henderson Walker’s widow. Moseley met Henderson Walker and his wife Ann while involved with acquisition of these books. Gov. Walker seemed interested in obtaining a similar Christian library for Albemarle’s capital of “Queen Anne’s Town,” Edenton, in October 1703, he wrote to the Bishop of Thomas Tenison, requesting a similar gift as the Rev. Bray's. By April 1704, Governor Walker had died. Moseley became a resident of the Albemarle Sound region, marrying Mrs. Walker in 1705. Edward Moseley about 23 years old began his career as a surveyor and lawyer.

<--When did he learn surveying or study the law? 21 April 2015. Moseley became a planter, lawyer and politician, with extensive land holdings and numerous slaves for the labor of cultivating tobacco, pine trees and other crops. Known for his generosity to community and church, Moseley may be best remembered for his detailed map of the North Carolina colony, which he published in 1733. A revised version was drawn by the original engraver, John Cowley of London, in 1737. Both were lasting contributions to the settlement of the colony. East Carolina University's Special Collections house the original copy of the map of 1733, owned by Moseley himself in Greenville, it held quite a history of its own. An earlier map of the Albemarle made by Moseley was discovered by Dr. Larry Tise of East Carolina University in a publication of treasures from the Lambeth Palace Collection of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. Though an Anglican, Moseley supported the rights of Dissenters, including Quakers, during Cary's Rebellion, albeit for pecuniary reasons.

He supported the growth of the Anglican Church. Moseley was a motivated, opportunistic man who suffered the vagaries of rival surveyors and colonial justice, he evidently used his authority as surveyor unwisely and was twice accused of not having set foot on the properties that he had surveyed. Virginia authorities, hungry for a favorable boundary between Virginia and North Carolina, ignored Moseley's more accurate determination of that line, described in the Carolina Charter. By 1711, he was removed as the colony's surveyor and fined £500, having to return all the surveying fees that he had collected near the border. Edward Moseley was banned from holding public office for several years because he tried to obtain evidence to link Colonial Governor Charles Eden to the pirate known as Blackbeard. Moseley and his brother-in-law Maurice Moore had forcibly entered the office of the colonial secretary in 1718 in search of incriminating evidence and had been surrounded by the governor's agents. Angry words were exchanged.

When Moseley's case came to trial the following year, he was accused of uttering "seditious words" against th

Alexandre Piton

Alexandre Piton is a French former ice dancer. With his sister, Barbara Piton, he is the 1994 Nebelhorn Trophy champion, the 1995 Karl Schäfer Memorial silver medalist, a three-time French national medalist, having won one silver and two bronze medals, he competed in the final segment at six ISU Championships, skating in partnership with Stéphanie Egéa, Irina Le Bed, his sister. Piton was born on 28 February 1972 in France, he is the brother of French ice dancer Barbara Piton. He studied at the Institut d'études politiques de Lyon from October 1989 to June 1992 and at ESCP Europe from September 1993 to June 1995, he served in the bataillon de Joinville from July 1995 to April 1996. He studied at the École nationale d'administration from January 2009 to April 2011. With Stéphanie Egéa, Piton placed eighth at the 1990 World Junior Championships in Colorado Springs, United States; the following season, he skated in partnership with Natacha Bru. Piton began competing with Irina Le Bed by 1992, they qualified to the free dance at two ISU Championships, finishing 13th at the 1993 Europeans in Helsinki, 16th at the 1993 Worlds in Prague, Czech Republic.

By 1994, Piton had teamed up with Barbara Piton. Catherine Glaise served as their coach; the siblings belonged to Association des Sports de Glace Châlonnais and represented France internationally. They competed in the final segment at three ISU Championships, placing 20th at the 1995 Worlds in Birmingham, England, 12th at the 1996 Europeans in Sofia, 20th at the 1996 Worlds in Edmonton, Canada, they appeared at six Champions Series events. The Piton siblings competed at the 2005 German Championships, taking the bronze medal, but never appeared for Germany internationally, they retired from competition in 2005. From October 1996 to December 2000, Piton worked as a television rights acquisitions administrator for Eurosport International. From January to December 2001, he was an financial manager at Eurosport France. In 2011, he began serving as a public official. GP: Champions Series