Rev Moses Porter (1735 - 1791)

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Death: Died in Warwickshire
Occupation: Parish Clerk; curate
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About Rev Moses Porter

According to: http://www.henrycort.net/gramhpor.htm -


Son of naval surgeon Richard Porter. The family moved to Hampshire after Moses was baptised (London, St Andrew Undershaft, 21 July 1735) and before his brother Gilbert was baptised (Titchfield, 9 February 1741/2).

Moses’s career takes him into the church. His will names three sons and two daughters. Second son William Warren Porter follows his father into the priesthood; becomes a fellow of his father’s college, St John’s Oxford; but dies in 1804. Eldest son John Fitzroy Porter goes into the Navy, reaching the rank of lieutenant. Youngest son Richard Cornewall also enters the Navy.

Moses Porter serves as lecturer, then curate, at Holy Trinity Clapham from 1768 until his death in 1791. ---------------------

In the obituaries of The Gentleman's Magazine of September 1791 it is stated: "At Atherstone, Co. Warwick, on his return from Buxton, after having been many years a most excruciating sufferer by the gout, Rev. Moses Porter, curate and lecturer of Clapham, Surrey."

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In http://www.outlines.org.uk/claphamsociety/Articles/article6.html -

She has a distinct recollection of Mr. Moses Porter, the curate in Dr. Stonehouse's time, being carried up into the pulpit because he was paralytic and unable to ascend the staircase.

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Rev Moses Porter's Timeline

1735
July 21, 1735
St. Andrew Undershaft, London
1735
1771
December 26, 1771
Age 36
London
1776
1776
Age 41
1779
August 18, 1779
Age 44
1781
1781
Age 46
1791
September 5, 1791
Age 56
Warwickshire
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- present
Holy Trinity Church, Clapham, London