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John Moore

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Henham, Essex, England
Death: Died in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: (non-cemetery burial), Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth Moore
Father of Mary Moore; Elizabeth Rice; Richard Moore; Anna Moore; John Moore and 7 others

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About John Moore

From "Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines", compiled by Mary Walton Ferris, privately printed 1931.

John Moore was a resident of Sudbury (MA) by or before 1642 for on Sept. 1 of that year he bought from Edmund Rice his dwelling house and land on the old north street between Hugh Griffin and Henry Rice in the section that is now Wayland. In 1645-6 he bought of John Stone "his house-lot, with all other land belonging to the said John Stone that shall hereafter be due to the said John Stone by virtue of his first right in the beginning of the plantation of Sudbury; and also all the fences that is now standing about any part of the said land, and also all the board and shelves that are now about the house, whether fast or loose and now belonging to said house."

John is said to have been a town officer. He very evidently was married 1st to a wife who died, probably in England, leaving a daughter, Elizabeth, and a son, John, whom John in his will designated as his eldest daughter and eldest son. He had married 2nd before his arrival in Sudbury and perhaps even before his emigration, Elizabeth Whale, who survived him.

No special trade or occupation is recorded relative to John though he is called "yeoman". Items showing the annoyances endured by the early residents of Sudbury include a law passed in 1651 that any resident who "shall take pains by nets, guns, line or otherwise, to destroy common offensive blackbirds, whether old or young, that for encouragement therein, they shall be paid for every dozen of heads of those birds that are brought to the public town meeting 6 pence in the next town rate." The order was to continue for the next 5 years, and the birds were to be killed in town and by people of the town. In 1654, a person who killed a woodpecker or a jay might receive 1 penny, and that year the killing of a fox within the town brought a reward of 1 shilling 6 pence.

John Moore made his will on 8/26/1668, referring to his "age". It provided for his wife, Elizabeth, gave 5 shillings each to his "eldest son" John of Lancaster; "eldest daughter" Elizabeth, wife of Henry Rice; daughter Mary, wife of Daniel Stone; and "youngest daughter" Lydia, wife of James Cutler - "for that I have already paid them their portions" and of Lydia he added, "when I gave her in marriage unto Sam Wright, her former husband." It made bequests to his sons William, Jacob, Joseph and Benjamin. He made wife Elizabeth his executrix and died on 1/6/1673-4. The will was proved on 4/7/1674, showing an estate of over 804 pounds.

Evidence that Elizabeth Whale Moore was not the mother of the 2 older children of John Moore is further evidenced by the will of her father, Philemon Whale, dated 1/19/1675-6, for therein he made bequests to the "four sonnes of my loving daughter Elizabeth Moore, viz William, Jacob, Joseph and Benjamin." Widow Elizabeth survived John Moore 16 years, dying at Sudbury on 12/14/1690.

The children of John Moore, doubtless by an unknown 1st wife and quite surely born in England were:

  • Elizabeth, d. 8/23/1705 at Framingham (MA); m. at Sudbury 1/1/1643, Henry Rice
  • John, d. at Lancaster (MA) before 9/23/1702 (when his inventory was taken); m. 1st 11/16/1654 Ann Smith (dau. of John & Alice) who died at Lancaster 3/10/1670-1; m. 2nd Judith

The children of John and Elizabeth Whale of whom a part were recorded at Sudbury (and all may have been born there) were:

  • William, d. at Sudbury 3/25/1688, apparently unmarried
  • Mary, b. c.1641; died 1/10/1702-3; m. 1st Richard Ward of Sudbury, who was drowned in the Sudbury River 3/31/1666; m. Sudbury 11/22/1667 Daniel Stone
  • Lydia, b. 6/24/1643 at Sudbury; d. at Sudbury 11/23/1723; m. 1st at Sudbury 5/31/1664, Samuel Wright, who died 8/21/1664; m. 2nd 6/15/1665 James Cutler
  • Jacob, b. 4/28/1645; d. at Sudbury 3/23/1715-16; m. at Sudbury 5/29/1667, Elizabeth Loker
  • Joseph, b. 10/21/1647 at Sudbury; d. at 1/2/1725-6 at Sudbury; m. 1st by 1668 Lydian Maynard, who died at Sudbury 11/23/1717; m. 2nd after 1717-8 when Joseph made his will, Ruth (?), who was not provided for by that document, but by a later agreement of his sons Benjamin and John
  • Benjamin, d. 10/29/1729 (see his profile)
  • Elizabeth, b. 1/10/1649 at Sudbury
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From “Some Descendants of John Moore of Sudbury, Mass.”, by Ethel Stanwood Bolton, B.A., of Shirley, Mass.

Many Moores from England, Scotland and Ireland came to New England, and among the earlier of these settlers was John Moore of Sudbury, the father of numerous descendants. These have settled, as a rule, in middle and western Massachusetts, though two branches have left the state, one to go to Maine and one to Connecticut.

The name was spelled in various ways by various members: Moore, Moor, More, and Moors, never Mooar, but for the sake of uniformity, the spelling Moore will be retained throughout this article.

John Moore bought a house and land of Edmund Rice in 1642, in that part of Sudbury (MA) which afterwards became Wayland. He took the oath of fidelity on 7/9/1645. He married, in Sudbury, Elizabeth, daughter of Philemon Whale, who outlived him.

On 8/25/1668, he made his will, in which he refers to his “age”. He died 1/6/1673-4, and his will was probated April 1674 (Worcester County Probate, 10921). He mentions his sons John, of Lancaster, William, Jacob, Joseph, to whom he leaves his house, and Benjamin; also his daughters, Elizabeth, wife of Henry Rice, Mary, wife of Daniel Stone, and Lydia, wife of James Cutler. His widow, Elizabeth was named as Executrix. The inventory of his estate showed a valuation of 804:7:0 (pounds). She died 122/15/1690.

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Died 1673/4.

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From “Some Descendants of John Moore of Sudbury, Mass.”, by Ethel Stanwood Bolton, B.A., of Shirley, Mass.

Many Moores from England, Scotland and Ireland came to New England, and among the earlier of these settlers was John Moore of Sudbury, the father of numerous descendants. These have settled, as a rule, in middle and western Massachusetts, though two branches have left the state, one to go to Maine and one to Connecticut.

The name was spelled in various ways by various members: Moore, Moor, More, and Moors, never Mooar, but for the sake of uniformity, the spelling Moore will be retained throughout this article.

John Moore bought a house and land of Edmund Rice in 1642, in that part of Sudbury (MA) which afterwards became Wayland. He took the oath of fidelity on 7/9/1645. He married, in Sudbury, Elizabeth, daughter of Philemon Whale, who outlived him.

On 8/25/1668, he made his will, in which he refers to his “age”. He died 1/6/1673-4, and his will was probated April 1674 (Worcester County Probate, 10921). He mentions his sons John, of Lancaster, William, Jacob, Joseph, to whom he leaves his house, and Benjamin; also his daughters, Elizabeth, wife of Henry Rice, Mary, wife of Daniel Stone, and Lydia, wife of James Cutler. His widow, Elizabeth was named as Executrix. The inventory of his estate showed a valuation of 804:7:0 (pounds). She died 122/15/1690.

------------------------------------------------------------------- John MOORE married (1st) Elizabeth --- about 1625 at Henham, Essexshire, England and had three children. Elizabeth died between 1630/33 and he married (2nd)Elizabeth RICE-WHALE 27d 11m 1633 at Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England. They had four children born and/or baptised at Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England and then about 1642/43 they emmigrated to Massachusetts and settled in Sudbury where their youngest five children were born.

Notable descendants of John MOORE include President John Calvin Jr. COOLIDGE (1872-1933) [served as POTUS 1923-29] who is three times John's 7th great-grandson via his daughter Elizabeth three times.

The following is a biography of John MOORE added in 7m 2013 by Ken Smith (#46985536):

John Moore was born between 1602 and 1609, probably in Henham, Essex, England. His parents are not known. About 1625, probably in the area of Henham, John married a woman named Elizabeth, whose last name is unknown. They had three children and Elizabeth died before 1633. On November 27, 1633 John married Elizabeth Rice at Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire. She was the daughter of Henry Rice and Elizabeth Frost and step-daughter of Philemon Whale. Henry had died in 1621 and his wife then married Philemon Whale, which has caused some genealogists to claim that Elizabeth Rice was Whale's daughter. John and his second wife, Elizabeth had four children born at Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire. The last in January of 1641. That the family emigrated to New England about that time is proved by the fact that John Moore bought a home and land in Sudbury from Edmund Rice in September 1642.

Five more children were born to John and Elizabeth in Sudbury. John was a farmer, he called himself "Yeoman" in his will, written on August 25, 1668. In that will, he named his "loving and tender wife" Elizabeth, to be executrix. He also mentions son John, of Lancaster, sons William, Jacob and Benjamin, as well as son Joseph, to whom he leaves his dwelling. He mentions daughters Elizabeth, wife of Henry Rice; Mary, wife of Daniel Stone and Lydia, wife of James Cutler. John had amassed quite a bit of land and the family was obviously prosperous. When John died in 1674, his estate was valued at over 800 Pounds, a large amount for that time. The place of his burial is unknown.

Information for this biography was gathered from the vital records of Sudbury; the research of John Threlfall; The American Genealogist, vol. 60, "Lydia Maynard, wife of Joseph Moore of Sudbury"; NEHGR, vol. 57, "Some Descendants of John Moore of Sudbury" and New England Families by William R. Cutter.


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Spouse:
 Elizabeth Rice-Whale Moore (1612 - 1690)

Children:
 Mary Moore Ward Stone (1642 - 1703)*
 Jacob Moore (1645 - 1716)*
 Joseph Moore (1647 - 1726)*
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Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial

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John Moore's Timeline

1609
1609
Henham, Essex, England
1628
January 10, 1628
Age 19
Henham, Essex, England
November 11, 1628
Age 19
Henham, Essex, England
1630
July 17, 1630
Age 21
Henham, Essex, England
1633
November 27, 1633
Age 24
Little Gadsden, Hertfordshire, England
1634
February 16, 1634
Age 25
Berkhamstead, Hertford, England
1636
1636
Age 27
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1639
1639
Age 30
Berkhamstead, Hertford, England
1640
April 1640
Age 31
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1641
September 8, 1641
Age 32
Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Colonial America