Moore, John (1), Dd

Moore, John (1), D.D.

a noted prelate of the Anglican communion, was born at Market Harborough, Leicestershire, near the middle of the 17th century. He was educated at Clare Hall, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1665, and became a fellow of the college. Afterwards he was appointed chaplain to the earl of Nottingham, whose interest secured Moore the first prebendal stall in the cathedral church of Ely. His next preferment was the rectory of St. Austin's, London, to which he was admitted in 1687. Two years later he was presented by William and Mary (to whom he was then chaplain in ordinary) to the rectory of St. Andrew's, Holborn, vacated by Dr. Stillingfleet's promotion to the episcopate; and in 1691, on the deposition of the bishop of Norwich, Dr. Moore was appointed to that see, from which he was in 1707 transferred to the see of Ely. He died in 1714. Debary (Hist. of Ch. of Engl. from the Accession of James II [Lond. 1860, 8vo], page 235) speaks of Dr. Moore as "a man of considerable celebrity in his day, but now better remembered for his connection with the fortunes of Dr. Samuel Clarke and Bentley than for his once famous discourses from the pulpit." His Sermons, which were published after his death by his chaplain, Dr. Samuel Clarke (Lond. 1715-16, 2 volumes, 8vo; 2d ed. 1724), were translated into the Dutch. His library, which was a very valuable collection, was purchased by king George I and presented to the University of Cambridge. See Burnet, Reformation; id. His Own Times; Bentham, Ely; Birch, Life of Tillotson; Blackwood's Mag. 28:455; Hook, Eccles. Biog. s.v. (J.H.W.)

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