Thomas Moore

15 February 1740–
Whitwick, Leicestershire, England

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Moore was christened on 15 February 1740, in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, his father, John Moore, was 46 and his mother, Mary Grundy, was 44. He married Alice Yarwood on 28 December 1778, in Sheepshed, Leicestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Sheepshed, Leicestershire, England in 1778.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Moore
1740–
Alice Yarwood
1744–1782
Marriage: 28 December 1778
Mary Moore
1779–1816
Elizabeth Moore
1782–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 December 1778
Sheepshed, Leicestershire, England
children

(2)

    Female1779–1816Female

    Elizabeth Moore

    Female1782–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘area of uncultivated land’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.2 English: from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus). The Latin term denoted a native of northwestern Africa, but in medieval England the word came to be used informally as a nickname for any swarthy or dark-skinned person.3 English: from a personal name (Latin Maurus ‘Moor’). This name was borne by various early Christian saints. The personal name was introduced to England by the Normans, but it was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas More, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Thomas Moore, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Thos in entry for Elizabeth Moore, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"

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