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James Moore

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Prob. England
Death: 1694 (39-48)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Unknown and Unknown Moore
Husband of Rose Unknown
Father of John Moore and Mary Pound

Managed by: Sheila Ann Headley, Mrs
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About James Moore

James and Rose Moore came to Philadelphia by 1684 with children John and Mary. This Moore Y-DNA line matches that of Baggily/Baguley/Bagley/Bigelow supposedly of Cheshire, England, down to FTDNA SNP R-BY20023, ca. 1340 (median date). Lineage was in England around 4000 years before present (median). Present terminal SNP for this Moore line is R-BY20018>R-Y152903 (as of 21 Jan 2020). Present terminal SNP for Bigelow is FTDNA SNP R-BY38570>R-BY56803 (as of Jan 2020).

It appears from this DNA lineage that James Moore is a direct male-line descendant of the de Baguley/Bagley familly in England. The Bigelow family of the U.S. is collateral to Moore and Bagley with matching DNA lineage down to and including SNP R-BY20023. Most English Bagley/Bigelow history is suspect due to erroneous "research" and clear invention by 19th century "genealogist" Horatio Gates Somerby.

Note: The genealogy of de Massey makes a strong case for French Norman origin accompanying William the Conqueror to England from 1066, this accounting for their large land acquisitions in Cheshire and surrounding areas soon after 1066, when the first Hamo de Mascy was made Baron of Dunham Massey, Cheshire. Persons knowledgeable about DNA state that the de Baguley/Bagley/Bigelow/Moore DNA does not suggest Norman origin, and thus would not indicate a Baguley descent from de Massey in the male line (although de Baguley undoubtedly had de Massey descent through female lines, given the closeness of the families in 13th and 14th century Cheshire).

The DNA certainty is that John Bigelow of Watertown, Mass.; Orlando Bagley of Boston, Mass.; and James Moore of Philadelphia, all share the same male-line ancestry, sharing an as-yet unidentified ancestor known only as SNP BY20023, who was in Britain long before the de Masseys came in with the Normans from France. The male lineage of Baguleys, Moores, and any other families descended from this line, may have been in England as long as 4,000 years ago.

Every male-line Baguley, or anyone matching Baguley DNA in a direct male line regardless of surname, who is able, should take the FTDNA Big-Y 700 test. Nothing short of advanced testing, and shared information among those tested, will shed any light on the early history of this lineage. (Joseph Moore, 23 Jan 2020)

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James Moore's Timeline

1650
1650
Prob. England
1670
1670
Age 20
Prob. England
1676
1676
Age 26
1694
1694
Age 44
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States