A Thomas Moores signed this 1708 Carbonear document provided by David Pike:
Jonathan Moores was the start of Blackhead line.
The start of 2 Moores lines in Newfoundland is described here:
Elizabeth Knowel, sister of Thomas, inherited 2 freehold tenements on King St. in Wimborne Minster.
The executor of the will had his own will:
KING; Christopher; Mercer ; Wimborne Minster ; 16 February 1762; PRO 11/873
From the will of Thomas Moores, the Taverners should be family of the Wimborne Moores.
This looks like a reference to John Moors residence on the property of Sarah Verge nee Martin in Trinity in 1737:
This record is held by Lambeth Palace Library
Likely all John Moors of Hampshire, lay preacher
29. Statement signed by inhabitants of Trinity Bay, Aug. 12, 1729, expressing gratitude for lay ministry of John Moors
32. Affadavit of John Moors, Poole, Mar. 5, 1730, that his ship, Agnes and Mary, was operated with one-fifth ‘fresh’ (inexperienced) seamen in accordance with an act of Parliament for encouraging trade to Newfoundland.
48. Robert Kilpatrick to John Moores, undated but speaks of a year and a half as having passed since his appointment, April 10, 1730. Asks Moores to collect his subscription. List of baptisms appended, with names of fathers.
64-65. John Moors to Bishop Gibson. Damaged, date missing. After (first or second?) removal of Kilpatrick. Asks appointment of a clergyman for Trinity. (Cf. xl. 1-10 for a printed sermon by Moors.)
List of Inhabitants
in St. John’s and Petty Harbour
June-Sept. 1721 (taken)
12 April 1722 (received and read)
William Carley, William Dymond, John Fulken, J.Diamond, John Moor, Abraham Fifield,Kidder, Roger Dench, John Borden, Samuel King, and more
17 Bonds for £500 not to take away any men away to New England. “The condition of this obligation is such that if the bonden [name here] shall and do well and truly depart this land with only such men as really and bonafide belongs to the said [name of ship here] and were the complement he brought from [place of origin here] to this place or unless it be such as shall be permitted by Capt. James Stewart Commander of His Majesties Ship Winchester then this obligation to be void or else to remain and abide in full force and virtue.”
14 May 1727
Bowler, Argyle in the Downes
[Enclosed with above] Bonds taken for Roger Dench, J.W. Miller?, Ben. Parsons, Ben. Norton, Hezekiah Egglestone, Richard Mumford, J. Pickman, John Clarke, Jon Ela, John Moore, Nath. Freeman, Jos. Linton
John Moors and Joseph Vallis
Mayor Timothy Spurrier (Poole)
Oath from John Moors and Joseph Vallis with regards to complaints laid against the Justices of the Peace in Newfoundland. Moors complains that after arriving in Newfoundland on the Agnes and Mary Brigantine, several of his men were put in stocks, while Vallis, Master of the Friends Adventure Brigantine, complains that the Justices of the Peace interfered in the operations of the Admirals.
|4 Oct. 1732||Edward Falkingham||Newcastle||[enclosed with above] This is on the same previous document. Legal proceedings. The Governor heard the case of Peter Shank (Poole) vs. Will Keen (St. John’s) who is a justice of the peace. A representation by John Moores and Joseph Vallis to Mr.Tim Spurrier (Mayor of Poole) against Mr. Francis Squibb and Jacob Taverner (2 justices in Trinity) and more complaints against the justices.|
7 Aug 1754
Sarah Verge(mark of) of Trinity
John Moors is given lawful possession of the plantations of Sarah Verge, formerly Martin.
01 Nov 1763
Gov. Thomas Graves (St. John’s)
A certificate from Lazarus Bussell: Admiral, Thomas Main: Vice Admiral, and James Drew: Rear Admiral, which states that Anne Moore, mother of widowed Mariam Scott, possessed a plantation which was never claimed as a Ship’s Room. Scott is given the sole right to the plantation, so long as she improves the land in some way.
Signed in the presence of witnesses.
records of interest:
Bill Garland provides an overview of the Carbonear Moores & Garlands here:
His home page has links to more Garland info:
I added some additional information to show the interlocking of the Moores and Noel families:
From L.W.: The only paper that I know I had but cannot find is a document from the Registry of Deeds where I think it said one of John Moors & Mary Garlands son or grandson was a Francis Moors! It never actually said son or grandson but from the other names on the document he had to fit like that!
1574 Wm More,Wm Moore,Nichas Moior PBA.92 Census Bk.ps.1,2,A
1721 James MOORES (m) apprenticed to Robert Rider.
1764 Wm Moore master of Ann Lloyds Reg (Extract)
1764 Jn Moores master of Rose “ “ “
1775 John Moore v Wm Clapcoat CR.555
1775 Thos Moore v Sarah Barnes CR.622
1784 W Moore master of Trinity Lloyds Reg (extract)
1764 W Moores master of Providence Lloyds Reg (Extract)
1768 Mary Moore QSI.145
1771 Thos Moore QSI.163
Edmund Moores (1765-) Fogo, NF (Cole)
1763 William MOORS (m) of Beaminster(Cole)
St James Parish Registers (not complete)
|7 Oct 1688||William||MORES (MOORS)||Son of Thomas MORES & Elizabeth his wife|
|11? Feb 1710/11||Joseph & William||MOORS||Twins, Sons of Joseph MOORS & Catharine his wife||born the 3rd instant|
|22 Apr 1712||Joseph||MOORS||Son of Joseph MOORS & Catherine his wife|
|1 May 1713||Joseph||MOORS||Son of Joseph MOORS & Catherine his wife||of Hamworthy|
|1 Apr 1718||Joseph||MOORS||Son of Joseph MOORS & Catherine his wife|
|5 May 1719||John||MOORS||Son of Joseph MOORS & Catherine his wife|
|19 Mar 1720/1721||Barbara||MOORES||Dau of Joseph & Catherine MOORES|
|16 Jun 1707||John||MOORS||Christchurch, County of Southton||Elizabeth||WATERMAN||Christchurch, County of Southton|
|5 Nov 1715||Henery||OVER||Fordingbridge, County of Southton||Mary||MOORS||Poole|
|1 Jan 1721/22||Josiah||MOORES||Poole||Mary||HOOPER||Poole|
|24 Feb 1724/25||Richard||WOODROW||Strotten (Stratton), Dorset||Grace||MOORES||Poole|
|22 Dec 1729||John||FREEMAN||of BLANDFORD||Rebecca||MOORS|
|25 Dec 1732||John||MORRES||Elizabeth||ROUSE|
|29 Dec 1683||Richard||MOORES|
|18 Jun 1699||Elizabeth||MOORS|
|14 Mar 1731/32||Nicholas||MOORES|
In Newfoundland there seem to be 2 early John Moors. The son (1712-1793) of Thomas of Wimborne Minster had a plantation in Freshwater. The other, Capt. John Moors, a trader from Christchurch, Hampshire.
4 Oct. 1732 Proceedings of my Officer sent to the no’ward in relation to the complaint against the Justices, (i) Upon the representation of Jno. Moore and Joseph Vallis to Mr. Timothy Spurrier, Mayor of Pool, Feb. 1731, against Mr. Francis Squibb and Jacob Taverner, J.P.s. for the district of Trinity, haveing called the said Justices before me, find that Squibb, as by power of his commission did commit Moore’s servant to the stocks, etc., Jacob Taverner being superceded from being Justice, did not act; and that the Admirals haveing held a Court for the settling the price of fish, did not give publick notice according to ye complaint, but after the Court broke up, for wch. reason Justice Squibb did order the bill from one side of the Church door to be fixt at the whiping post etc. Villes appearing in Court denies that part of the affidavit, that the Admls. held a Court and there agreed to settle the harbour price of fish, and in what manner the debts were to be collected, as not being a custom in Newfoundland, and says the words of the affidavit is changed etc, Signed, C. Steevens. 18th Sept., 1732. (CO 194/24
married Jonathan Moores 27 Dec.1787
Harbour Grace Anglican Church Marriages (insert)
St Pauls between the pages
1719-29: Capt. John Moors (married Elizabeth Waterman 1707?), a trader from Christchurch, Hampshire, acts as a lay minister of the Church of England at Trinity, English Harbour, Hant’s Harbour and Old Perlican. He preached at the Funeral of Mr. Thomas Newell in Newfoundland, Trinity on the 30th Day of June, in 1724.By John Moor’s of Christ-Church a Newfoundland Trader or Merchant.GOSPORT: Printed for F. Moor’s
David Moore of Lytchett Matravers born ca 1745 died 1828; emigrated to Newfoundland then Prince Edward Island about 1805; he is mentioned in a 1788 bastardy case in Wimborne.