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John Moore

Also Known As: "More", "Moor", "Moore"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Henham, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
Death: January 06, 1674 (71-72)
Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of John Joseph Moore and Dorothy Morse
Husband of Elizabeth, 1st wife of John Moore of Sudbury and Elizabeth Moore
Father of Elizabeth Rice; John Moore; Susan Moore; Anna Moore; John Moore and 8 others
Half brother of Richard Moore

Occupation: yeoman
Managed by: Carol Ann Selis
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About John Moore, of Sudbury

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63420048

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.


Family links:

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

Children:
 Mary Moore Ward Stone (1642 - 1703)*
 Jacob Moore (1645 - 1716)*
 Joseph Moore (1647 - 1726)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial

apparently also:

Some Descendants of John Moore of Sudbury, MASS (NEHGR 57:300+)

John1 Moore bought a house and land of Edmund Rice in 1642, in that part of Sudbury which afterwards became Wayland. He took the oath of fidelity on July 9, 1645.

He married in Sudbury, Elizabeth, daughter of Philemon Whale, who outlived him.

On August 25, 1668, he made his will, in which he refers to his age. He died Jan 6, 1673 (?) and his will was probated April 7, 1674 (Worcester Co Probate)

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 valuation of his estate showed L804.7.0. she died Dec. 14, 1690.

Note confusion in laying out John Moore’s marriages:


  • MOORE: (Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior To 1700)
  • Torrey:516: Moore, John & 1wf ________; b 1636, Sudbury, Lancaster
  • Moore, John & 2wf Elizabeth [Whale] died before 1690,

Torrey 1st Supplement:

  • Moore, John & 2/wf Elizabeth Rice (bp 1612) m. bef. 1639 Sudbury [TG 6:139]

Torrey 2nd Supplement:


  • Moore, John1 (c1602-1673/4) & perhaps 1 wf Elizabeth ____; m. c 1625 perhaps area of Henham, co. Essex [TAG 66:76]

  • Moore, John 1 (c1602-1673) & 2 wf Elizabeth RICH (my emphasis–Rice?) bp 1612-1690) m 27 Nov 1633 Little Gaddesden, co. Hertford/Sudbury, MA ]TAG 66:76]

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Sudbury VR — Deaths (Moore, More, etc)

  • Jo[h]n, Jan 6 [16]73
  • Elisabeth, wid., Dec. 14, 1690.

Sudbury VR — Deaths (Whale, Whaley, Whall)

  • Elizabeth, w. Phelemon, June 20, 1647
  • Sarah, w. Phelimon (Whall) Dec [torn] 165[torn] [w Philemon, Dec 28, 1656]
  • Whaley, Philemon, Feb 24 [16]75
  • Whall, Elizabeth, Nov. 8, [16]88.

References and Sources

By 1642, John Moore was in Sudbury: in September of the same year he bought of Edmund Rice [father of his soon-to-be son-in-law] a house and land situated in the east part of the town, in the southerly part of what is now the town of Wayland. By this time, he was also married to his second wife, Elizabeth-- either daughter or step-daughter of Philemon Whale.

1645: He took the oath of fidelity at Sudbury July 9; the same year bought of John Stone a dwelling house and house lot, and all other lands and meadows belonging to Stone by virtue of his right in the beginning of the plantation of Sudbury.

1653: He subscribed to the covenant of Lancaster "11th first mo. 1653," and forty acres of land were laid out in his name, and the first grant of lots (1653. 30th 9mo")


GEDCOM Note

Puritan Great MigrationCategory: English Immigrants to Massachusetts Bay ColonyCategory:Moore Name Study

Origins and Wives

Seeking proof (if any) that he was the son of Moore-3195|John Moore (or Morse-360|Joseph Morse) and Barber-640|Dorothy Barber (or this Barber-631|Dorothy Barber). Until such proof is found, we are disconnecting John Moore, the immigrant, from these parents. If he was the John Moore of Henham, co. Essex,<ref>Anderson, "The English Origins of Philemon Whale," The Genealogist 6:134, 139-40)</ref> then he married (1) about 1625 Elizabeth _____; he married (2) at Little Gaddesden, do. Hertford, 27 Nov 1633 Elizabeth Rice, daughter ofHenry and Elizabeth (Frost) Rice and stepdaughter of Philemon1 Whale,later of Sudbury. She was baptized at Stanstead, co. Essex, on 18 Nov1612 and died in Sudbury, Mas, on 14 Dec 1690 as "widow Elizabeth Moore."<ref>NEHGR 17:140</ref><ref>VR 2:317</ref>

Life in New England

There is uncertainty about when John Moore arrived in New England. If the baptism of Mary, daughter of John Moore, in Berkhamstead on 9 Jan 1641/2 is that of a daughter of the immigrant, he must have arrived after that time. While the town history claims that John Moore was at the Sudbury settlement soon after it began (1638-1639),<ref>The History of Sudbury,Page 26</ref> the first record of his presence is in September 1642, when he bought of Rice-52|Edmund Rice (father of his soon-to-be Rice-53|son-in-law) a house and land situated in the east part of the town, in the southerly part of what is now the town of Wayland.<ref name=Bolton303>Bolton, page 300.</ref> By this time, he was also married to his second wife, Elizabeth-- step-daughter of Philemon Whale. :There was also a John Moore of Cambridge who owned land there as late as 1643, and there has been an effort thus far fruitless, to prove that they were identical, but it seems doubtful, since the land owned by John Moore of Cambridge has been traced to his descendants. It was finally sold, about the time of the Revolution, by a Cambridge man, who happened at the time to be living in Sudbury, but who was not a descendant of John Moore of Sudbury.citation needed 1645: He took the oath of fidelity at Sudbury July 9 1645;<ref name=Bolton303>Bolton, page 300.</ref> the same year, he bought of John Stonea dwelling house and house lot, and all other lands and meadows belonging to Stone by virtue of his right in the beginning of the plantation of Sudbury.citation needed 1653: He subscribed to the covenant of Lancaster "11th first mo. 1653," and forty acres of land were laid out in his name, and the first grant of lots (1653. 30th 9mo").citation needed

He died 6 January 1673/4.<ref name=Bolton303>Bolton, page 300.</ref>

Last Will & Testament

His will<ref>Worcester Co Probate #10921</ref> was dated the 25th of August 1668, and was probated the 7th of April 1674. In it he mentions:

  • wife Elizabeth,
  • eldest son son John of Lancaster;
  • eldest daughter Elizabeth, wife of Henry Rice;
  • daughter Mary, wife of Daniel Stone; * youngest daughter Lydia, wife of James Cutler, former wife of SamuelWright;
  • sons William, Jacob, Joseph and Benjamin. He appoints Rev. Edmund Brown, Lt. Edmund Goodnow, and Mr. Thomas Stevens, overseers of the will. His signature to the will was John More.

Children

By his first wife ("Bridget" according to the Edmund Rice Association,but above implies her name was Elizabeth):citation needed

  1. Moore-175|Elizabeth Moore, b abt 1626, d Framingham, MA 23 Aug 1705; m. in Sudbury 1 Jan 1643/4 Rice-53|Henry Rice, son of Edmund Rice, her step first cousin, once removed. # Moore-3196|John Moore, b abt 1628, poss. the "John, son of John More and Ellesabeth," bp Henham, co Essex, 11 Nov 1628, d Lancaster, MA bef 23 Sep 1702; m1 in Sudbury 16 Nov 1654 Ann Smith, dau of John. m. Nov 16, 1654, Ann Smith (dau of John), m2 Lancaster 20 Aug 1683 Mary(
    ) Whitcomb, widow of John; signed the Covenant of Lancaster, 13:2 mo. 1654 and d. in 1702, leaving a widow Mary. His wife died March 10, 1670-1. NOTE: Stevens-Miller 2:153, disentangles John2 Moore from an older John Moore of Lancaster who had a wife named Judith.# (poss) Moore-8687|Susan bp "Suzand, daughter of John More," Henham 17 Jul 1630; bur Henham 18 July 1630.

By his second wife, Elizabeth Rice, dau of Henry Rice and step-daughter of Philemon Whale:
4. Moore-8689|Anna, bp Berkhamstead, co Hertford, 12 Oct 1634; prob dy
5. Moore-3186|Richard b abt 1636-7, bur Berkhamstead 7 Nov 1650
6. Moore-8691|William b abt 1639, d Sudbury 25 Mar 1688 prob unm. In 1664 he bought land in Sudbury of Thomas Beesbeech of Marshfield; in 1679 he sold forty-eight acres in four pieces to his brother Benjamin.
7. Moore-174|Mary, bp Berkhamstead 9 Jan 1641/2; m1 Sudbury Sept. 8 1661, Richard Ward (drowned in Sudbury River, March 31, 1666); m. 2d.2 Nov 1667 Dea. David Stone.
8. Moore-7610|Lydia, b Sudbury 24 Jun 1643; d there 23 Nov 1723; m1 Sudbury 31 My 1664 Samuel Wright; m2 15 Jun 1665 James Cutler
9. Moore-7620|Jacob Moore, b. Sudbury 29 April 1645, 23 Mar 1715/6; m. May 29, 1667, Elizabeth Loker, dau of Henry.
10. Moore-4393|Joseph, b. Sudbury 21 Oct 1647, d there 2 Jan 1725/6; m1. Lydia Maynard, dau of John; m2 Ruth.
11. Elizabeth b 10 Jan 1649/50; d.y.
12. Benjamin, b. abt 1652, d Sudbury 29 Oct 1729; m 11 Nov 1686 Dorothy Wright, dau of Edward.

Descendants ===Notable descendants of John Moore include President Coolidge-13|JohnCalvin Coolidge, Jr. (1872-1933) (served as U.S. President 1923-29)who is three times John's 7th great-grandson via his daughter Elizabeth three times.

Sources

<references />

  • Author?, Case records (for place noted): docket 10921. (more info needed)* American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI), Volume: 120, Page Number: 42, citing Frank R. Holmes, Directory of the Anc. heads of New England Fams., NewYork, 1923:166 * Anderson, Robert Charles. "The English Origins of Philemon Whale of Sudbury, Massachusetts," in The Genealogist, 6 (1985):131-141.
  • England births 1536-1975
  • England marriages 1536-1975* Bolton, Ethel Stanwood. Some Descendants of John Moore of Sudbury, Mass. New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 57 (1903), pages 300ff. * Bolton, Ethel Stanwood. "Addenda to "Some Descendants..." NEHGS Register 58(1904):176* DeForest & DeForest, William Henry Moore and his ancestry, 1934,pp. 319-320* Ferris, Mary Walton. "Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines", privately printed 1931.* Filby, P. William, ed., Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, available on Ancestry.com. * Hudson, Alfred Sereno, The History of Sudbury, (1889), Page 26* Marriage in Massachusetts June 10, 1639 - New England marriage priorto 1700 edition 20 page 516
  • Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 * Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Index, 1648-1870 : Moore, John Joseph, Will: 1674; Number: 15362 in Index to the Probate Records of the County of Middlesex, Massachusetts. Cambridge, MA, USA: 1912.
  • Planters Grange FHL 974 w2p page 143 -- public record Office MSS.* *Plummer, John. The English Origin of John Moore of Sudbury, Massachusetts. The American Genealogist, 66 (1991): 2, pp. 75-77.
  • Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts, p. 317
  • Rice, Margaret Skinner. Rice Family - S2/P1, p. 1.
  • Sargent, John S. "Moore Genealogy," NEGHS Register, 52 (1898):72-73* Savage, Genealogical Dictionary, Boston, MA (1861); vol. 3, p. 229
  • Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, p 91, LDS film #0185455
  • Ward, Andrew Henshaw. Rice Family (Ward), pp. 29-31.

Notes

: Occupation: Mass. Artilleryman

: http://www.edmund-rice.org/era5gens/p24.htm#i132: John Moore Sr was born in 1610 at Henham, co Essex, England.3 He married Bridget (?).2 John Moore Sr died on 6 January 1673/74 at Sudbury,MA; (literally 73).4,5 The estate was probated on 7 April 1674.6,7,8: He left a will on 25 August 1668 at Sudbury, MA, mentioning eldest son John of Lancaster, sons William, Jacob, Joseph, and Benjamin, eldest daughter Elizabeth Rice, daughters Mary Stone and Lydia Cutler, and executrix wife Elizabeth.6,9 : Child of John Moore Sr and Bridget (?) : Elizabeth Moore+ : Children of John Moore Sr : Mary Moore+10 : Lydia Moore+ : Jacob Moore+ : Joseph Moore+11 : Benjamin Moore+ : Citations : [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), pp. 29, 31. : [S4] Margaret Skinner Rice, Rice Family - S2/P1, p. 1. : [S55] "TAG, 66: 2", pp. 75-77. : [S55] "TAG, 66: 2", p. 75. : [S2365] Sudbury MA, Sudbury, MA, Vital Records. : [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), p. 30. : [S2625] Case records (for place noted): docket 10921. : [S244] NEHG Register, p. 57:300. : [S244] NEHG Register, pp. 57:300, 58:176. : [S1] Andrew Henshaw Ward, Rice Family (Ward), p. 29. : [S284] Sudbury, MA VR (alphabetical): p. 91; LDS film #0185455.

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John Moore, of Sudbury's Timeline

1602
1602
Henham, Essex, England
1628
January 10, 1628
Henham, Essex, England
November 11, 1628
Henham, Essex, England
November 11, 1628
Henham, Essex, England
1630
July 17, 1630
Henham, Essex, England
1633
December 29, 1633
Salem, Essex, England
1634
February 16, 1634
Berkhamstead, Hertford, England
1636
1636
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England