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  • ID: I66
  • Name: John Moore Hon.
  • Surname: Moore
  • Given Name: John
  • Suffix: Hon.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1658 in , , , England
  • Death: 25 Nov 1732 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial: 7 Dec 1732 Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Reference Number: A_66
  • _UID: AE2A643747FD2442AC2006E22B7CD1216A37
  • Note:
    1658 England
    #166 Francis MOORE IV RIN564/Mary CARY RIN566
    MRIN37 to Lady Rebecca AXTELL RIN67 in 1685
    1732 Philadelphia PA
    Dec. 7, 1732 .....and was buried in Christ Church, Phila., (of which he
    was one of the founders and a vestryman), opposite his pew in the main
    aisle in front of the pulpit.
    London, England; Charleston SC; Chester co. PA; Philadelphia PA
    Page 17 - SIX CENTURIES OF MOOR DE FALLEY by David Moore HALL, printed
    1904 by O.E. FLANHART Printing Co., Richmond, VA.
    The following was copied from the above source:
    "'Hon.' John MOORE, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, (1658 Eng.-1732 Philadel-
    phia) of London, of 'Moore's Hall in Charleston SC', of Moore Hall, co.
    Chester, Penn., and of Philadelphia, Penn., known to some as Sir John
    MOORE, and called in Pennsylvania, Hon. John MOORE, on account of being
    designated as 'Hon. John MOORE, Gent..' in his several conveyances of
    realty, recorded in Christ Church deeds in 1695 and 1702; Colonist in
    1680, Secretary of the Province of Carolina, south and west of Cape
    Fear, June 21, 1682; Receiver General and Escheator Gen. of same, Sept.
    29, 1683; Deputy to Lord Proprietor and Count Palatine, Sir Peter
    COLLETON, 2nd Baronet, (son of Sir John COLLETON, 1st Baronet, of His
    Majesty's Foot, one of the original grantees under the charter from
    King Charles II upon his restoration), June 3, 1684, thus constituting
    him a member of the Governor's Grand Council, (Governor Joseph MORE-
    TON's first term), m. in 1685 Lady Rebecca ( -1745), daughter of the
    Landgrave Daniel AXTELL, hereditary Peer of the Dominion of Carolina
    under under the Government of Lords, and Lady Rebecca (HOLLAND), his
    wife, and granddaughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel AXTELL of the
    Parliamentary Army, Governor of Kilkenny in Ireland, and Commander of
    the Guard of the High Court of Justice in Westminster Hall during the
    trial of King Charles I. Between 1687 and 1690, he moved from Charles-
    ton, S.C., to Philadelphia, Penn., (with Col. Robert QUARRY, Judge of
    the Court of Vice Admiralty, (1695-1703)), and held office as follows:
    Crown Advocate and Deputy Judge of the Court of Vice Admiralty, prov.
    of Penn., in 1695; Attorney General for the prov. and territories of
    Penn., (May 19, 1698-1700); Registrar Gen. of Penn., ;(Jan. 1, 1693-
    March 29, 1703); Registrar of Wills, (May 17, 1701-June 27, 1704); also
    Collector of His Majesty's Customs for the Port of Philadelphia, June
    24, 1703 or 04, which office he held under three successive princes,
    (photographic copy of his third original commission as Collector as
    above, dated first year of King George II, Dec. 19, 1727, and signed by
    William MANLEY, T. WALKER, Walter YONGE and John HILL, for his Majes-
    ty's Customs Commissioners, is in possession of his great-great-great-
    great-grandson,. Capt. H. H. BELLAS, U.S.A., Phila), which last office
    he held until Nov. 25, 1732, when he died and was buried in Christ
    Church, Phila., (of which he was one of the founders and a vestryman),
    opposite his pew in the main aisle in front of the pulpit. Dec. 7,
    1732. His wife was buried 'in St. Peter's Church in the Great Valley,'
    co. Chester, Penn.
    Issue. 1-John. 2-Rev. Thomas MOORE I, D.D., (1689 Penn.-1769 Eng.),
    Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and graduate of the University of
    Oxford, (B.A. 1712, M. A. 1716, D. D. 1733), was Chaplain to the Dean
    and Chapter of Rochester Cathedral, during the incumbency of the Rt.
    Rev. Francis ATTERBURY, D. D., Lord Bishop of Rochester, who was ban-
    ished for his attachment to the House of Stuart. Dr. MOORE was taken
    into custody with Bishop ATTERBURY, but his innocence being quickly
    proven, he was promptly released. He was subsequently Rector of Chi-
    selhurst, co. Kent, and Little Britain, London. Some years before his
    death, he declined an offer to promotion to the Bishop's Bench, feeling
    and saying in reply to the proposal that he had been too long and
    unjustly neglected. He is said to have had nine children, among them.
    A-The REv. Thomas MOORE II. D/.D., (1738-1823), who matriculated at
    Worcester College, Oxford. May 26, 1753, age 15, and took his B. A. in
    1757 and M.A. in 1759, and was rector of North Cray, co. Kent in 1765,
    and Foot Cray in 1768 till 1823, when he died, aged 85. B-The Rev.
    Charles MOORE, D.D., (1740- ), rector of Caxton and Vicar of St.
    Nicholas, Rochester, co. Kent. Two volumes of his sermons were pub-
    lished circa 1820 by one of his sons. He was the father of Major
    Charles MOORE, who died at his residence in the castle yard, Windsor,
    in the spring of 1856, aged 96. The press of the day stated that 'he
    had been Governor of the Military Knights of Windsor for 22 years with
    the same high honor and ability by which he was characterized in his
    long military service. He died univerally esteemed and regretted.' T.
    W. C. MOORE of New York called upon him at Windsor Castle on his last
    trip to England. C-John, of Vale Place, Hammersmith. D-William, of
    London. The letters A,B,C,D, refer to four of the sons of Rev. Thomas
    MOORE I, D.D. Nothing more is known to this branch. 3-Rebecca m. in
    1709 to Colonel John EVANS, Lieutenant Governor of Penn. Issue. Two
    daughters.. This family migrated to Denbigh, Wales. Col. and Mrs.
    EVANS were in London at the probate of the will of Thomas MOORE, Esq.,
    registrar of the diocese of Rochester, Jan. 16, 1734. 4-Mary. 5-Wil-
    liam. 6-Daniel. 7-Richard, d.s.p. in Barbadoes.
    References: APPLETON'S ENCY. OF AMER. BIOG., ed 1888. Col. So. Car.
    Hist. Soc., vol 1, pages 109-10. Ibid page 111, Ibid vol and page, also
    mss. copy of Council Journal, pages 60, 69, Ramsey's So. Car., Old
    Mixon's Carolina, Carroll's Hist. Coll. vol. 2, pages 410. The refer-
    ences to 'Coll. So. Car. Hist. Socy.' are from the publication of lists
    of documents relating to South Carolina in the State Paper Office,
    London, Eng.., also upon authority and personal researches of Rev.
    Robert WILSON, D.D., President of the Huguenot Society ot South Caroli-
    na, of Charleston, S.C. Lady Ann BOONE's will (daughter of Landgrave
    Daniel AXTELL), So. Car. Probate Office, W. B. of 1751, Hume's England,
    Pepy's Diary 1660, Penn State Archives, vol 9, 2nd series edition 1880,
    page 627. Penn. Gazette, Nov. 30, 1732, and Christ Church Burial Re-
    cords; also Scharf and Westcott's Hist. of Phila., vol III, pae 1804.
    Logan's, vol I, page 309. Hon. John MOORE's will, dated Nov. 16, 1731,
    proved Dec. 13, 1732, (wife sole executrix). Lady Rebecca MOORE's will
    dated Nov. 23, 1749, proved Jan 15, 1750, (son William sole executor).
    Horace Wemyss SMITH's Life of Rev. William SMITH, D. D., appendix, vol.
    II, page 494, Foster supra, John MOORE, genealogist. Life of AXTELL,
    with portrait, London, 1660, Lee supra.
    Note.--Rebecca is variously written in original wills, as 'Rebekah' and
    'Rebeccah.' The descendants of the above four children of Hon. John
    MOORE are traced separately. Lieut.-Col. Daniel AXTELL, Governor of
    Kilkenny under the Protectorate, an active participant in Pride's Purge
    and preceding events leading to the execution of Charles I, was except-
    ed from the Bill of Amnesty in July 1660, and the pardons granted the
    following August. He was arraigned at the Old Bailey, charged with
    commanding the soldiers at the High Court of Justice, threatening to
    shoot Lady FAIRFAX for interrupting the proceedings, and personal
    insults to the King. To the first, he plead the order of the Command-
    er-in-Chief, to the second, the exigencies of the occasion, the third,
    he utterly denied. The sentence for treason was fully carried out and
    his head was set on the further end of Westminster Hall. (Ludloe's
    Memoirs, State Trials). The Landgrave AXTELL, son of the regicide
    (will proved in London circa 1692), had several children, among them -
    Holland, hereditary Peer, d. unm. Anne. Elizabeth m. to the Landgrave
    BLAKE, Rebecca and Sybil."
    Hon. John MOORE was the first of our line to arrive in the western
    7th generation grandfather of this compiler.
  • Change Date: 31 Jul 2001 at 12:40:06

    Father: Francis Moore IV Esq b: 1625 in Fawley, Berks, , England
    Mother: Mary Cary b: ABT 1625 in Torr Abbey, Devon, , England

    Marriage 1 Rebecca Axtell Lady b: ABT 1660 in
    • Married: 1685 in Charleston, , South Carolina, USA
    1. Has Children John Moore Col. b: 1686 in , , South Carolina, Colony
    2. Has No Children Thomas I Moore Rev. b: ABT 1689 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Colony
    3. Has Children Rebecca Moore b: ABT 1692 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Colony
    4. Has No Children Mary Moore b: ABT 1694 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Colony
    5. Has No Children William Moore b: ABT 1696 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Colony
    6. Has No Children Daniel Moore b: ABT 1698 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Colony
    7. Has No Children Richard Moore b: ABT 1700 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Colony
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