Reverend Moses Porter

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Reverend Moses Porter

Birthdate: (56)
Death: September 5, 1791 (56)
Atherstone, Warwickshire
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Porter and Rachael Porter
Husband of Katherine Porter
Father of William Warren Porter; Eliza Wray; Mary Ann Street; John Fitzroy Porter and Richard Cornewall Porter
Brother of Peter Porter; Richard Porter; John Porter; Gilbert Porter; Elizabeth Porter and 1 other

Occupation: Parish Clerk; curate
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About Reverend Moses Porter

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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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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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Reverend Moses Porter's Timeline

July 21, 1735
St. Andrew Undershaft, London
Age 41
August 18, 1779
Age 44
Age 46
September 5, 1791
Age 56
Holy Trinity Church, Clapham, London