The Mysterious John Thomas Moon

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I'm stuck with this chap and with the Surname Moon I'd have thought there would have been good chance of making a connection - perhaps to the Kent branch of the Moons, but I'm having to declare myself stuck on this one and hope someone else might have a clue for me.

I have the name John Thomas Moon from the marriage certificate of this daughter, Sarah.  It just gives his name and I don't even have an occupation to go on.  Marriage is in 1844 and he is not listed as deceased, so I presume he's still in the land of the living at that point, although his wife is listed as a widow in 1851.  His wife is originally from Sheffield.  A cousin thinks her original name might be Cartwright and she certainly has some Cartwright children with her in 1841 and another Cartwright visitor in 1851, but I haven't had much luck with them either.  I assumed they were related somehow - possibly children from a previous marriage?  1851 did list Ann as a widow of a Tool Maker (Annuitant), so a tiny clue there.

I found a death for a John Thomas Moon in the period I've narrowed it down to, but it's in Plymouth and the wife is in Nottinghamshire.  Would that have been a very itinerant profession?

I've not been able to satisfactorily identify him in the 1841 census, but since I don't know where he might be, as he's not with the rest of the family, that's not a total surprise!

Any help on this one gratefully received!  I am expecting the results of an Ancestry DNA test in a couple of months, so that might help if there are any English potential Moon descended cousins out there!
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in Genealogy Help by Deborah Smith G2G6 Mach 1 (10.6k points)

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Two interesting records suggests John Thomas was born around 1791 and that his wife was called Ann Aldam, born c1795, Upperthorpe, Yorkshire.

Yorkshire, Archbishop of York Marriage licences index, 1613-1839 Transcription

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First name(s) John Thomas
Last name Moon
Age 28
Birth year 1791
Residence parish London
Residence county London
Licence year 1819
Licence date 24 Jun 1819
Intended marriage place Sheffield PC
Spouse's first name(s) Ann
Spouse's last name Aldam
Spouse's age 24
Spouse's parish Upperthorpe
Spouse's county Yorkshire
Notes -
Document ordering http://www.york.ac.uk/borthwick/remote-services/copying/order-form
Record sequence number 35
Page number 190
Record set Yorkshire, Archbishop Of York Marriage Licences Index, 1613-1839
Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers)
Subcategory Marriages & divorces
Collections from England, United Kingdom

And the marriage:

 

First name(s) John Thomas
Last name Moon
Residence Saint Martin London
Marriage year 1819
Marriage date 13 Jul 1819
Marriage place Sheffield, Cathedral Church of St Peter & St Paul
Spouse's first name(s) Ann
Spouse's last name Aldam
Spouse's residence Sheffield
Father's first name(s) -
Spouse's father's first name(s) -
County Yorkshire (West Riding)
Country England
Archive Sheffield Archives & Local Studies
Archive reference PR-138-3-17
Page 114
Record set Yorkshire Marriages
Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers)
Subcategory Marriages & divorces
Collections from England, United Kingdom
by R W G2G6 Pilot (259k points)
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This is John Thomas Moon:

Christened 16 March 1791, Westminster, St. Martin in the Fields, Middlesex the son of Thomas Moon & Martha. ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NY55-5XX)

His death occurred in 1829, with burial 16 September, Westminster, Middlesex. ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4HG-FP5)
by R W G2G6 Pilot (259k points)

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