Moore

Name origin: From Gaelic, Mor great chief, tall, mighty, proud; moar, a collector of manorial rents in Isle of Man. Moore from Moor--John o' the Moror. Thomas de More was one of survivors of the Battle of Hastings.

______ Moore

b.parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Eleanor Moore b.abt.1508 d.1548 m.at Pyrton, Worcestershire, England m.John Foliott

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Nicholas More

d.1594; parents ukn
m.Willamin _______
d.Oct. 8, 1606

CHILDREN included:

  1. Nicholas Moore
  2. Enoch Moore
  3. Thomas Moore

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Enoch Moore

bapt.Jan. 19, 1560; s/o Nicolas and Willamin More
m.(1)Nov. 23, 1585 Langford, Essex, England; Catherine ______
d.but.Oct. 11, 1593
m.(2)abt.1663 New England; Sarah Jurdaine
b.d/o Ignatius Jordan

CHILDREN included:

  1. Sarah Moore bapt.Sept. 17, 1588 m.Edmund Greenleaf
  2. Samuel Moore bapt.May 8, 1591
  3. Enoch Moore
  4. Merry Moore
  5. Judith Moore
  6. Francis Moore bapt.Oct. 6, 1592

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Robert Moore

b.1562 Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England; parents ukn
m.Nov. 19, 1585 Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England; Ellen Taylor
b.1566 Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England; d/o George Taylor and Elizabeth ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. Margery Moore b.Nov. 3, 1588 Bengeworth, Eversham, Worcester, England d.1662 Bridgewater, Plymouth, Mass. m.Nov. 23, 1618 Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcestershire, England; John Washburn

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Thomas Moore

b.1574 Southwell, Nottinhamshire, England, parents ukn
d.bef.1636 Salem, MA
m.abt.1590 Southwold, Suffolk, England Ann ______
b.1578 of Southwold, Suffolk, England
d.Feb. 28, 1639 Salem, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. Mary Moore b.1600 of Southwold, Suffolk, England d.Nov. 1674 Salem, MA m.1622; Joseph Grafton
  2. Margaret Moore b.abt.1602
  3. Joseph Moore b.abt.1604
  4. Thomas Moore b.1615/16 d.June 27, 1691 Southold, NY
  5. Richard Elvin Moore b.bef.1617 d.1647
  6. John Moore b.bef.1619
  7. Ann Moore b.bef.1621

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William Moore

b.abt.1599 of Exeter, N.H.; parents ukn
d.May 21, 1671 Ipswich, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. William Moore
  2. Mary Moore m.Robert Powell
  3. Ruth Moore m.______ Roby
  4. Elizabeth Moore

From Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, page 141. MOORE, MAWER, MOUER, William, Mr. Fisherman, Boston, had a lot granted him at Mt. Wollaston [Braintree], Feb. 19, 1638, for 9 heads. Probably the resident of Salem in 1638. Rec'd lands at Exeter in 1639; rem'd to Exeter, and a few years later was at York. Took oath of allegiance to Mass. gov't at York 22 Nov. 1652. Proprietor; bought more land of Henry Roby in 1653. Residing at Ipswich, 22 Jan. 1660, he sold land on the east side of Exeter river to his daughter Mary, wife of Robert Powell.

William More of Ipswich made will 14 Aug. 1660 prob. 26 Sept 1671; beq to dau. Mary Powell; dau. Ruth Roby and her eldest son William and son Thomas; dau. Elizabeth More. Inventory showed some land at Exeter. William of York, (who may be supposed to be this son), made will March 31, 1691, prob. 2 June 1691, bequ to wife Dorothy, sons John, Robert, William and Thomas, daus. Elizabeth Trafton, Sarah Welcom, Elianor, Ann and Mary Moore.

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William Moore

b.abt.1633 Exeter, N.H.; s/o William Moore
d.May 2, 1704
m.(1)1651/3 York, ME; Dorothy Dixon d/o William and Joan Dixon
m.(2)Oct. 7, 1673 Mary Wiggin

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Moore b.1654
  2. Robert Moore
  3. William Moore, Jr. m.Mary Elwell. William and Mary were captured by Indians and taken into Canada. In his father's will, he provided for his son should he return. [10 children] His son, David b.1736 settled in Castine in 1762.
  4. Thomas Moore
  5. Elizabeth Moore m.________Trafton
  6. Sarah Moore m.________ Welcom
  7. Eleanor Moore
  8. Ann Moore
  9. Mary Moore
  10. Dorothy Moore m.Daniel Dill [5 children]
  11. and possibly Ebenezer Moore

From The Green Family Genealogy by Louise Prince: William Moore...In 1680 he took the oath of allegiance. William settled in York Plantation in 1651 and signed the submission in 1652. (Town Clerk's records, York.)

History of York by Banks; page 217--WILLIAM MOORE He came to York about 1651 and the next year signed the Submission. Of his English origin nothing definite has been learned, although it is probably that he came from Devonshire and may be either a son of Richard, bapt. Oct. 26, 1629 or a son of John of Ipplepen, bapt. Nov. 16, 1623, as both dates would be applicable for identification. He was a fisherman and ferryman at Stage Neck and lived in Lower Town opposite Varrell Lane. He signed petitions in 1679 against the sale of Maine to Massachusetts and in 1680 to the king. By his will March 31, 1691 he devised property appraised at L159-7-0 to his children. He married about 1653 Dorothy, Daughter of William Dixon of this town.

Page 303: Moore, William He was the son of William and Dorothy (Dixon) Moore who lived below Sentry Hill. Particulars of his captivity are wanting, but provisions for his share of his father's estate in 1694 were made for his benefit, if he should return to demand it. He was still in Canada in 1711 and how much longer is unknown, or what became of him.

Moore, Mary. Sister of the above-named. She was provided for in her father's estate by money for her redemption, but there is no record that she returned.

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John Moore

b.abt.1654 York, ME; s/o William Moore and Dorothy Dixon
d.bef.1688 York County, ME
m.1678 York, ME Martha Walford

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Moore, Jr. m.Sarah [8 children]
  2. Samuel Moore b.1694
  3. Marcy Moore

NOTES: John's will probated 7 July 1713.

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Samuel Moore

b.Jan. 14, 1694 York, ME; s/o John Moore and Martha Walford
m.Dorcas Hilton

CHILDREN included:

  1. Dorcas Moore b.Apr. 2, 1720 York, ME m.Jan. 3, 1719/20 York, ME; William Booker

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