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Thomas Moore

Birthplace: Moore Place, Benenden, Kent, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Southold, Suffolk County (Long Island), Province of New York, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Moore, of Southwell & Salem and Ann Moore
Husband of Katharine Moore (Westcott); Margaret Moore (Forth) and Martha Moore
Father of Thomas Moore, III; Thomas Moore Jr.; Sarah Moore; Anne Moore; Martha Peck and 10 others
Brother of John Moore; Margaret Moore; Joseph Moore; Mary Grafton; Richard Elvin Moore and 8 others

Occupation: Of Croghan
Managed by: Sally Gene Cole
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About Thomas Moore, of Southold

Christening: 20 May 1616 Oulton, Suffolk, England

Residence: Southwold, Suffolk, England

The Immigrant

Thomas Moore and his family were in Salem, Mass in the 1630's. Thomas Moore, Sr. died there in 1636. Thomas Moore, Jr. married, Martha, the sister of Reverend John Youngs of Southold, Long Island. He was in Southold, Long Island, New York by 1650 and died there in 1691.

Born: Possibly abt 1580, in, or near, possibly Southwold, England

Spouse of Thomas, Sr.: Ann (____). She survived him.

Spouses of Thomas, Jr.:

1) 1635-1638 Margaret Youngs, sister of Rev John Youngs of Southold, Long Island; as well as Joseph and Christopher Youngs, also immigrants. Probably mother to all of his children and probably married in England. She died June 27, 1671, in Southold, Long Island, New York

2) Aft 1671. (Death of first wife) Catherine Westcott, Per Suffolk Co Register, Vol 1, No. 1, Jun 1975, fr Ned E-mail: Possibly married 1st Thomas Doxy, 2nd Daniel Lane. She survived him.

Migration: At least by 1636. It is likely that most of the children of Thomas Moore, Sr were adults or close to it. If he was born in 1580, he would have been 56. His kids would have been from teenagers up to 40 years in age. I don't know if all of the family came at once, or if all of the children came to America. It is most likely that Thomas, Jr. and Margaret Youngs were married in England and came together.

Residences: It appears that Thomas, Sr. lived and died in Salem, Mass. It appears that Thomas, Jr. was in Salem until at least 1650, then to Southold, Long Island, where Rev John Youngs was located. It appears that most of his children married Southold sons and daughters.

Died: Thomas, Sr. Before 1636 in prob Salem. Suffolk County Historical Society Register, Vol 1, No. 1, Jun 1975, reports that wife Ann joined the church as a widow in 1636. Thomas Moore, Jr. died June 27, 1691, in Southold, Long Island, New York

Savage on Thomas Moore:

"THOMAS, Salem 1636, prob. s. of Thomas, to whose wid. Ann, a midwife, was next yr. gr. of ld. made, by w. Martha had Thomas, and Martha, both apt. 21 Oct. 1639, soon aft. the parents were rec. of the ch.; Benjamin, 2 Aug. 1640; Nathaniel, 3 July 1642; Hannah, 9 Dec. 1644; Eliz. 31. Jan. 1647; Jonathan, 3 June 1649; and Mary, 15 Dec. 1650; was freem. 27 Dec. 1642, and in few yrs. rem."

Long Island Genealogies, Pg 250


         "Thomas1 Moore b. in England before 1600, d. at Salem, Mass., 1636, wife Ann, dau Mary2 m. Joseph Grafton of Salem.
        "Thomas2 Moore, shipbuilder, at Salem in 1676, m. Martha Youngs b. 1613, dau. of Rev. Christopher Youngs (Vicar of Reyden, Suffolk Co. Eng. he d. 1640) and Margaret Elvin, dau. of Richard who d. in Boston 1647," 17 Feb. 1636-7, XX for Yong was received for inhabitant of Salem."
        "THOMAS2 MOORE came to Southold, L. I. in 1650, wife Martha and 8 children followed in 1651, he d. June 27, 1691, 2d wife Catharine survived him, no children by her.
        "Baptized in Salem 1739, Martha3 m. Capt. John Seaman, her father's Will says Symonds. Hannah3 m. a Symon, Elisabeth3 m. a Grover. Sarah3 m. Samuel Glover, son of Charles. Thomas3 b. 1649, m. 1662 a Mott, of Mamaroneck. Nathaniel3 m. Sarah Vail, dau. of Jeremiah. Benjamin3 m., Jonathan.3
          "THOMAS3 MOORE and wife had Thomas4 b. 1663, Nathaniel,4 Elisa4 and Martha4 m. John Peck."

1st generation

Rev. Christopher YOUNGS b. ca 1545 in England married Margaret ELWIN.

2nd generation

-Martha YOUNGS or YONGS [1613-1671 my ancestor]

m. Thomas MOORE [1616-1691] of Southwold, Suffolk, England and Southhold, Long Island, NY,

[Please see more data below.]

-Rev. John YOUNGS [1598-1671 England to New York, your ancestor] married Joan HERRINGTON.

3rd generation

Children of Martha YOUNGS and Thomas MOORE:

-Hannah MOORE [b. 1644] m. 1667 Rev. John STORRS. [my ancestors].

-Martha MOORE [twin]

-Thomas MOORE, Jr. [twin]

-Capt. Benjamin MOORE

-Nathaniel MOORE

-Elizabeth MOORE

-Jonathan MOORE


-Sarah MOORE.

Source is page 374 GENEALOGICAL GUIDE TO THE EARLY SETTLERS OF AMERICA by Henry Whittemore, 1967.

More About Thomas MOORE:

Emigration: English Colonial Immigrant

Immigration: Abt. 1630, From England to Salem, MA'


Children of Thomas MOORE and Ann Carte are:

             i.       Mary Moore, born 1600 in Of Southwold, Suffolk, England; died Nov 1674 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; married Joseph Grafton; born 1596 in Of Southwold, Suffolk, England; died 24 Jun 1682 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.
             ii.       Margaret Moore, born 1602 in Southwell, Nottingham, England.
             iii.       Joseph Moore, born 1604 in Southwell, Nottingham, England.
             iv.       Thomas(1) Moore, born 1605; died 1615.
             v.       Thomas(2) MOORE1, born 20 May 1616 in Oultown, Suffolk, England; died 27 Jun 1691 in Southold, Long Island, NY; married Martha Sarah Yonges 11 Jul 1636 in Salem, Essex, MA; born 01 Jul 1613 in Reyden, Southwold, Suffolk, England; died 27 Jun 1671 in Southold, Suffolk, Long Island, NY.

Notes for Thomas(2) MOORE:

This second (rjm - actually THIRD Thomas - number 2 born 1605, died 1616 - age 11) Thomas Moore was born in Southwold, Suffolk, England in about the years 1610 to 1615. He came to Salem with his parents in 1630 or 1631 and there married Martha Youngs (rjm - Yonges), the daughter of the Reverend Christopher Youngs of Southwold, England. There is a brief story on the YOUNGS FAMILY HISTORY following this section. Thomas and Martha were married about 1635 and were referred to as being married when they were accepted as inhabitants of Salem in 1636. Right after they were married they were allocated one fishing lot on the neck' and in 1636 received a grant of some 20 acres. Thomas Moore was made a Freeman on December 27, 1642 in Salem. He obviously began planning shortly to move to Long Island, as by 1644 he received dismissal papers from the Salem Church. He had a son baptized in Salem in 1650 so he may have gone and returned or simply delayed his move until about 1651 when many others from Salem moved to Southold, Long Island under the leadership of Martha's brother, the Reverend John Youngs. At Southold, Thomas worked as a shipwright and house carpenter. He was held in great esteem by his neighbors. On May 26, 1658, he was appointed a Deputy from Southold to the General Court of the New Haven Colony under whose jurisdiction Southold fell. He was also chosen Constable in 1658. He was a magistrate under the later Dutch rule in 1673. Sometime during the 1670s, Martha died and about 1680 Thomas remarried. His second wife was Katherine Wescott who had been twice widowed, first by the death of Thomas Doxy of New London and then by the death of Daniel Lane also of New London. Thomas Moore remained in Southold until his death on June 27, 1691. His will was writen on June 23rd, and he died four days later. It would appear his second wife was still alive (a three time widow), at that time.

Source: Michael Cooley's Genealogy Pages,

""Thomas Moore and wife came from Southwold, England, to Salem, Mass., and

from thence, about 1651, to Southold, L.I., where he became a large ship and

land owner, deputy to New Haven and constable at Southold. From him was

descended the late Mr. Charles B. Moore, of New York, author of the Indexes

of 1698 published in 1868. (N.Y. Gen. and Biog. Rec. XV, p.59)"

Children of Thomas MOORE and Ann Carte are:

v. Thomas(2) MOORE1, born 20 May 1616 in Oultown, Suffolk, England; died 27 Jun 1691 in Southold, Long Island, NY; married Martha Sarah Yonges 11 Jul 1636 in Salem, Essex, MA; born 01 Jul 1613 in Reyden, Southwold, Suffolk, England; died 27 Jun 1671 in Southold, Suffolk, Long Island, NY.


Thomas Moore II was a ship builder and became wealthy plying his trade. The family stays on Long Island until decendant David Moore I, his family and a number of other families from Long Island moved to Orange and Ulster Counties in Upper New York Colony. Most of the migrations of families can be traced to the political and ecomonic conditions of the time. From Orange or Ulster County James Butler Moore moved

West to New Albany IN.

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Thomas Moore, of Southold's Timeline

May 20, 1616
Moore Place, Benenden, Kent, England, (Present UK)
May 20, 1616
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, (Present UK)
May 20, 1616
Oulton, Suffolk, England
May 20, 1616
Oulton, Suffolk, England
May 20, 1616
., Oulton, Suffolk, England
October 21, 1639
Age 23
Salem, (Present Essex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 21, 1639
Age 23
Salem, MA Bay Colony, Massachusetts, United States
October 21, 1639
Age 23
Salem Massachusetts
August 2, 1640
Age 24
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)