Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Rev. Thomas Moore, Vicar of Chislehurst, Kent, England

Editor's note:  Rev. Thomas Moore was the son of Hon. John Moore of Charles Town/Philadelphia and the brother of Col. John Moore of New York.  Therefore, he would have been Stephen's uncle.  Thomas chose to return to England for his education at Cambridge, and remained in England for the rest of his life.  Thanks to Terri O'Neill and Mike Andrus for tracking down the information that follows.  A special note of thanks to Martin Tomlinson, Mike's friend in Kent, England, who spent time doing the investigative work in England for us.
Initially, Terri provided this information that she had on Thomas Moore, along with his family sheet:
He is buried at Chiselhurst. Here is the entry for Thomas Moore in the Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part 1:
Moore, Thomas Adm. pens. (age 18) at TRINITY, June 24, 1702. S. of John, lawyer, of Philadelphia, America. B. Sept. 9, 1689. School, Westminster. Matric. 1709; Scholar, 1710; B.A. 1712-13; M.A. 1716; D.D. 1733. Fellow, 1715. Incorp. at Oxford, 1753. Ord. deacon (Rochester) July 19; priest, July 25, 1719. V. of Chiselhurst, Kent, 1719-69. P.C. of St. Botolph, Aldersgate, 1722-69. Chaplain to Bishop Atterbury. President of Sion College 1743-4. He edited Bishop Atterbury's works. Died 19 July 1769. Buried at Chiselhurst. M.I. Will, P.C.C. (Al. Westmon., 252) [This last part means he has a will filed in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. I have a copy of it.]
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Name Thomas MOORE
Birth 9 Sep 1689 SC
Death 19 Jul 1769 Eng
Burial 1769 Chislehurst, Kent, Eng
Burial Memo St Nicholas Church, M I

Occupation Doctor of Divinity
Education Westminster School, London; Trinity College, Cambridge
Religion Church of England

Father John MOORE (1659-1732)
Mother Rebecca AXTELL (ca1665-1749)

Marriage 4 Dec 1735 St. Alban's, Wood St., London, Eng
Spouse Elizabeth MAUD
Birth 1711
Birth Memo M I
Death 23 Nov 1776 Chislehurst, Kent, Eng
Death Memo Monumental inscription
Burial St Nicholas Ch, Chilselhurst, Kent, Eng
Burial Memo M I

1 F Elizabeth MOORE
Birth 1736 London, Eng
Birth Memo IGI
Death 22 Sep 1776 Chislehurst, Kent, Eng
Death Memo M I

2 M Thomas MOORE
Birth 1737 London, Eng
Death 1823
Death Memo Oxford Alumni list
Spouse Mary MARTIN
Marriage 16 Nov 1773 North Cray, Kent, England
Marr Memo IGI

3 F Rebecca MOORE
Birth 1738 London, Eng

4 M Charles MOORE
Birth 1743 London, Eng1
Death 1811
Spouse Latitia LAMBRECHT
Marriage 15 Sep 1772 North Cray, Kent, England
Marr Memo IGI
Children Charles (1776-1865)

5 M William MOORE
Birth 1744 London, Eng

6 F Anna Maria MOORE
Birth 1746 London, Eng

7 M John MOORE
Birth 1749 London, Eng
Spouse Catherine GARDNER
Marriage 25 Nov 1784 London, England
Marr Memo IGI-St Botolph w/o Aldersgate

8 M Daniel MOORE
Birth 1753 London, Eng

Notes for Thomas MOORE
Little Britain; St Botolph Aldersgate; Vicar of Chislehurst, Kent
1. Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part II from 1752 to 1900, p450

Mike Andrus then sent the above information to his friend in Kent, England, Martin Tomlinson, who made a trip to Chislehurst.  Martin responded:
"Somewhat to my surprise I found the correct church. http://www.stnicholas-chislehurst.org.uk/history.htm  with a plaque to Thomas More on the wall just to the right of the alter. The plaque also mentions his wife and daughter and gives their dates. The plaque reads that there is a vault on the south side of the church, that is the view of the church yard that I took, unfortunately there is no pattern to the graves, ie. 1970 is next to 1800 also half the stones are unreadable. If you like I could ask the church directly if they know the position of the grave.

I attach photos of the church and plaques."