John More, Il (1509 - 1547) MP

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Birthplace: "Old Barge" in Buckersbury, London, England
Death: Died in England
Managed by: Mercedes Gutierrez Smith
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About John More, Il

For the following, and further information, see "The Family and Descendants of St. Thomas More". By Martin Wood. Published in the UK by 'Gracewing. April 2008.

John was born at the "Old Barge‟ in Bucklersbury, London, in 1509. He married Anne Cresacre in December 1529. Anne was the only child of Edward Cresacre of Barnborough, Yorkshire, and his wife Jane, daughter of Sir Richard Basset of Fledborough, Nottinghamshire. Anne was born at Barnborough between 2nd December 1511 and 21st April 1512. When her father died in 1512, age twenty-seven, Anne, his sole heiress, became a Ward of the Crown, a wardship which was eventually bought by Sir Thomas More c.1523. John More and Anne had eight children: 1. Thomas More II (1531-1606): Eldest son and heir. See below. 2. Augustine More: Born at Chelsea on Tuesday 5th August 1533. Recorded as having died while young. 3. Edward More: Born at Chelsea on Saturday 13th August 1535. Edward may have married, and had a daughter Anne. However, there is no record of his marriage or the baptism of any children in the parish register of Barnborough, Yorkshire, where he lived most of his adult life. Edward conformed to the Church of England in later life. He was buried at St. Peter's Church, Barnborough on 2nd May 1620. 4. Gerome More: Named as fourth son in the family's "Book of Hours‟ where only his death (with no date) is recorded. Probably born stillborn or died soon after his birth in 1537. 5. Thomas More III: Born on Tuesday 2nd July 1538. Usually known as Thomas More the younger. Became a Minister (Priest) in the Church of England, but no record of his ordination or place of ministry survives. It is known from his older brother‟s will (1606) that he married and had three children: Cyprian, Thomas and Constantine, and that he died before 1606. However, family researchers have never discovered the name of his wife, the birth years of his children or any other details of the family. His uncle, Cresacre More, writing c.1616-1620 said that he was very poor and that he had brought his children up in no commendable profession. There is claim made on modern internet genealogy sites that Thomas married a Martha Brooks/Brooke, daughter of Sir Robert Brooke of Madeley, Shropshire. This is inaccurate in it's details and is a fiction. 6. Bartholomew More: Born on Tuesday 10th February 1530. Said to have conformed to the Church of England, to have been unmarried, and to have died young of the plague. 7. Anne More: Born on Tuesday 12th April 1541. Married John West, son of George West of Aughton and Aston, Yorkshire, at St. Peter‟s, Barnborough, on 6th September 1559. 8. Francis More: Born 29th December 1546. Recorded as having died when still a child.

John More died in 1547, and Anne devoted herself to brining up her young children at Barnborough. On 13 June 1559 she married George West of Aughton and Aston, near Rotherham, Yorkshire. George was the son of John West of Aughton, and Anne, daughter of Ralph Eyre of Offerton-in-the-Peak, Derbyshire. Anne was George's second husband. His first wife (by whom he had two children, John and Elizabeth) was Jayne Trygot of Kirkby, Yorkshire. After their marriage George and Anne lived at Barnburgh Hall. They did not have any children. George West was buried at St. Peter‟s Church, Barnborough on 12th June 1572. Anne was buried in the church on 2 December 1577.

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London, England
Age 20
August 8, 1531
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August 5, 1535
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August 13, 1535
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London, England
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July 2, 1538
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February 10, 1540
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London, London, , England
April 12, 1541
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December 29, 1546
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City of London, Greater London, England