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Doctor John Moore

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Birthplace: Kilraghts, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Reverend Charles Moore, Minister of Culcross Episcopal Church; Marion Hay Moore and Marion Hay Anderson
Husband of Jean Simson
Father of Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, KB; Doctor James Carrick-Moore of Corswall; Admiral Sir Graham Moore, GCB, GCMG; Francis Moore; Gen. John Moore, K.B of Corunna and 4 others
Brother of Letitia Nettie Densmore; Jean Moore; Anne Moore; Charles Moore; Marion Moore and 2 others

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About Doctor John Moore

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moore_(Scottish_physician)


John Moore (1729 – 21 January 1802) was a Scottish physician and writer.

He was born at Stirling, the son of a minister. After taking his medical degree at Glasgow, he served with the army in Flanders during the Seven Years' War, then proceeded to London to continue his studies, and eventually to Paris, where he was attached to the household of the British ambassador. In 1792 he accompanied Lord Lauderdale to Paris, and witnessed some of the principal scenes of the Revolution. His Journal during a Residence in France (1793) is the careful record of an eye-witness, and is frequently referred to by Carlyle. He died in London on 21 January 1802.

Literary works

John Moore His novel Zeluco (1789), a close analysis of the motives of a selfish profligate, produced a great impression at the time, and indirectly, through the poetry of Byron, has left an abiding mark on literature. Byron said that he intended Childe Harold to be a poetical Zeluco, and the most striking features of the portrait were undoubtedly taken from that character. Moore's other works have a less marked individuality, but his sketches of society and manners in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and England ("A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland and Germany") were also very popular during his lifetime[1] and furnish valuable materials for the social historian. "Mordaunt. Character Sketches of Life, Characters, and Manners, in Various Countries; including the Memoirs of A French Lady of Quality" was a powerfully written anti-French Revolution novel in three volumes in the form of 34 character sketches of famous politicians, royalty, generals, the wealthy, and the celebrity of the day. It also offers detailed eyewitness accounts of John Moore's observations as he travelled throughout Europe in the last years of the 18th century. There are gripping accounts of the heroic feats of a dashing British Officer included, which were actually accounts of John Moore's son, General Moore. This novel is very difficult to find on the world market today, all three volumes in private collections nearly impossible.

Family He had five sons, by a daughter of John Simson,[2] of whom the eldest was General Sir John Moore. His other sons included Dr. James Carrick Moore (1763–1834), who wrote The Life of Lieutenant General Sir John Moore, and some important medical works, and Sir Graham Moore (1764–1843), who saw much active naval service and became an admiral. [Comment : Dr James Carrick Moore appears in the DNB, with dates 1762–1860]

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Doctor John Moore's Timeline

1729
1729
Kilraghts, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1761
November 13, 1761
Age 32
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
November 13, 1761
Age 32
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1762
December 20, 1762
Age 33
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1764
1764
Age 35
Glasgow, Scotland
1764
Age 35
Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
1802
1802
Age 73
Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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