|George Moore of Appleby Hall (1811-1871)|
By the mid-18th-century, the Moores were well established in the upper levels of Leicestershire society, and began serving terms as High Sheriff of the county. But it wasn't until the early 19th-century that a member of the family married into the Edward I bloodline: and, rather unusually, the first marriage of the Moores into that bloodline was to a descendant of Henry VII. How, in 1810, old George Moore, squire of Appleby Hall, was able to secure the granddaughter of an earl as a bride for his 31-year-old son and heir, requires a bit of explanation. The key to such a noteworthy marriage was the bride's father, John Drummond, the fifth of his family to be Laird of Megginch Castle in Perthshire. His family had strong ties to Quebec, the province of Lower Canada that Drummond's father lived in from 1764 till his death in 1776. Drummond himself succeeded his father as a member of the Quebec council and deputy commissary and paymaster to the British forces in Canada until 1782, when he seems to have returned to Britain. Four years later in 1786, he succeeded his uncle Adam Drummond to Megginch Castle and the Lennoch estate in Perthshire, as well as to his uncle's Shaftesbury seat in Parliament. Being the new head of the family brought Drummond some social cachet, but he was in constant financial difficulties. He sold the Lennoch estate shortly after inheriting it, and so probably had sufficient cash on hand when he married Lady Susan Fane, the half-sister of the 10th Earl of Westmorland. It was a prestigious match for Drummond, not so much for the Fanes. Lady Susan's father had died some years before, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather Col. John Woodford, which helps to explain why she and her two younger sisters married outside of the peerage. John Drummond only enjoyed four-and-a-half years of marriage to his well-connected wife before she died as a result of giving birth to their second child and only daughter in 1793. Two years later, Drummond made over Megginch Castle to his younger brother Robert, and by 1802 had purchased Snarestone Lodge in Leicestershire from Col. Samuel Madden, an Irish officer prone to heavy gambling, the widower of one of the two co-heiresses to the property.
Once settled into Snarestone Lodge, it wasn't long before Drummond and his daughter came to the notice of the Moores at Appleby Hall, a mere two miles away. As one of the leading gentry families in Leicestershire, Drummond was assured the Moores would provide his daughter a lifestyle similar in rank and grander in scale. And so in 1810, Drummond's 17-year-old daughter Susan was married to George Moore, the 31-year-old heir to the Appleby Hall estate. History tragically repeated itself when the young Mrs. Moore, whose own birth had resulted in the early death of her mother, herself died at age 20 as a result of giving birth to her second child, a daughter who survived and was named Susan Drummond in honour of her just-departed mother.
|Moore of Appleby Coat of Arms|
[Ermine, three greyhounds courant, in pale,
sa., collared, gu., and on a canton of the third,
a lion, passant, guardant, or]
Burke's Landed Gentry stopped tracking the pedigree of the Moores of Appleby Hall at the end of the 19th century. The family's last appearance in that series was in the 9th Edition of 1898. The most comprehensive pedigree of the Moores remains the 1909 Moore of Appleby Hall pedigree in Volume 16 of the Visitation of England and Wales series. Thankfully, historian Richard Dunmore, with the aid of George Moore descendant Peter Moore, have provided a detailed account of the family on the Appleby Magna website, linked to above, which allows us to trace the family down to the present day. My goal is to elaborate on and continue the descent of the family begun by Ruvigny in his 1903 Tudor volume, p. 485.
GEORGE MOORE of Appleby Hall, born 17 September 1811 Snarestone Lodge, Leicestershire, baptized 9 January 1812 St Bartholomew Church, Snarestone, died 26 August 1871 Camisky House, Invernesshire, Scotland, buried 2 September 1871 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna, Leicestershire; married 1st 10 June 1833 St Marylebone Parish Church, London, SUSAN INGE, born 15 September 1804 Thorpe Hall, Thorpe Constantine, Staffordshire, baptized 1 November 1804 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine, died s.p. 12 March 1836 Thorpe Hall, buried 18 March 1836 St Constantine Church, Thorpe Constantine, 2nd dau of William Phillips Inge of Thorpe Hall (1773-1838, descended from Henry VII) and Lady Elizabeth Euphemia Stewart (1771-1855, descended from Henry VII); married 2nd 8 January 1839 All Saints Church, Aston-upon-Trent, Derbyshire, ISABEL CLARA HOLDEN, born Aston Hall, Aston-upon-Trent, baptized 28 October 1810 All Saints Church, Aston-upon-Trent, died 17 January 1867 Appleby Hall, buried 23 January 1867 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna, dau of Rev. Charles Shuttleworth [later Holden] of Aston Hall (1749-1821, descended from Edward III) and his 3rd wife Rosamund Amelia Deane (1772-1820, descended from Henry IV).
|Isabel Clara (née Holden) Moore|
Issue of George and Isabel Clara (Holden) Moore:
1) CLARA ELIZABETH MOORE, born 21 February 1841 Aston Hall, Aston-Upon-Trent, baptized 4 May 1841 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna, died 11 January 1911 Dillington House, Whitelackington, Somersetshire; married 7 August 1861 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna, VAUGHAN HANNING VAUGHAN-LEE of Dillington House, born 25 February 1836 Westminster, London, died 7 July 1882 Dillington House, buried 12 July 1882 St Mary Church, Whitelackington, M.P. West Somerset 1874-1882, son and heir of John Lee Hanning [later Lee] of Orleigh Court, Devon (1802-1874) and his 1st wife Jessie Vaughan (d. 1836) [*1], and had issue.
2) GEORGE JOHN MOORE of Appleby Hall, born 19 December 1842 Aston Hall, baptized 7 February 1843 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna, died 1 October 1916 Appleby Hall, Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant Leicestershire; married 6 October 1874 St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London, LOUISA KEKEWICH, born 3 March 1846 Peamore House, Exminster, Devon, died 12 October 1921 Seaton Burn, Sidmouth, Devon, dau of Samuel Trehawke Kekewich of Peamore House (1796-1873, descended from Edward I) and his 2nd wife Louisa Buck (1811-1880, descended from Edward IV), and had issue.
3) SUSAN MOORE, born Appleby Hall, baptized 30 April 1845 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna, died 8 April 1906 Hyde Park, London; married 26 November 1863 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna, WALTER MAINWARING COYNEY of Weston Coyney Hall, Caverswall, Staffordshire, born 18 September 1839 Weston Coyney Hall, baptized 19 September 1839 St Peter Church, Caverswall, died 6 January 1884 Weston Coyney Hall, Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant Staffordshire, son and heir of Charles Coyney of Weston Coyney Hall (1801-1883) and his 1st wife Sophia Henrietta Mainwaring (1813-1871, descended from Edward III), and had issue.
4) Rev. CHARLES THOMAS MOORE of Appleby Magna, born 3 February 1847 Appleby Hall, baptized 15 April 1847 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna, died 21 July 1924 Hill House, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, Rector of Appleby 1877-1922; married 7 January 1880 All Saints Church, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, MABEL CHARLOTTE BYRON, born 20 April 1853 Marylebone, London, died 19 December 1926 Lavender Cottage, Appleby Magna, dau of Hon. and Rev. Augustus Byron of Kirkby Mallory (1828-1907, descended from Edward III) and Frederica McMahon (1829-1903, descended from Edward III), and had issue.
|Appleby Hall in 1912. It was demolished in the 1920s.|
6) KATHARINE MOORE, born 24 October 1851 Appleby Hall, baptized 27 January 1852 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna, died s.p. 18 August 1920 Earl's Court, London; married 21 August 1879 St John's Church, Paddington, London, WILLIAM WRIOTHESLEY MILLS WINGFIELD of Uxbridge, Middlesex, born 17 January 1841 Gulval, Cornwall, baptized 14 February 1841 St Wolvela Church, Gulval, died s.p. 18 March 1903 Tower House, Uxbridge, buried 23 March 1903 St Lawrence Church, Cowley, Middlesex, only son of Rev. William Wriothesley Wingfield of Gulval (1814-1912, descended from Edward IV) and Elizabeth Frances Anne Fortescue (1816-1899, descended from Edward I).
[*1] Vaughan Hanning Lee [later Vaughan-Lee] is an example of an Englishman of the gentry class in the Victorian era whose four grandparents - William Hanning of Dillington House, Harriet Lee of Pinhoe, Devon, John Edwards Vaughan of Rheola, Glamorganshire, and Sarah Barwis of London - do not appear to have any traceable lines back to Edward I.
George Moore of Appleby Hall has a 13-generation descent from Henry VII, as follows.
Henry VII had a dau:
|Princess Mary Tudor -|
see Generation 1
2) Lady ELEANOR BRANDON, b. 1519; d. 27 Sept. 1547 Brougham Castle, Westmorland, bur. Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, Yorkshire; married June 1535 Suffolk House, Southwark, HENRY CLIFFORD, 2nd Earl of Cumberland, b. c.1517; d. 2 Jan. 1570 Brougham Castle, bur. Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, elder son of Henry Clifford, 1st Earl of Cumberland (1493-1542, descended from Edward III) & Lady Margaret Percy (c.1495-1540, descended from Edward III), and had
3) Lady MARGARET CLIFFORD, b. 1540; d. 29 Sept. 1596 Cleveland Row, Westminster, bur. 22 Oct. 1596 Westminster Abbey; married 7 Feb. 1555 Whitehall Palace, Westminster, HENRY STANLEY, 4th Earl of Derby, b. Sept. 1531 Lathom Castle, Lancashire, bap. there 4 Oct. 1531; d. there 25 Sept. 1593, bur. 4 Dec. 1593 St Peter & St Paul Church, Ormskirk, Lancashire, son of Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby (1509-1572, descended from Edward III) & his 2nd wife Lady Dorothy Howard (c.1514-c.1547, descended from Edward I), and had
4) WILLIAM STANLEY, 6th Earl of Derby, b. Derby House, Cannon Row, Westminster, bap. 20 July 1561 St Martin Ludgate, London; d. 29 Sept. 1642 Chester, Cheshire, bur. there 1 Oct. 1642; married 26 Jan. 1595 Greenwich Palace, Kent, Lady ELIZABETH DE VERE, b. 2 July 1575 Theobalds House, Hertfordshire, bap. there 10 July 1575; d. 10 Mar. 1627 Richmond Palace, Surrey, bur. 11 Mar. 1627 Westminster Abbey, dau of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604, descended from Edward I) & his 1st wife Anne Cecil (1556-1588), and had
5) JAMES STANLEY, 7th Earl of Derby, b. 31 Jan. 1606 Knowsley Hall, Lancashire; d. 15 Oct. 1651 Bolton, Lancashire, bur. St Peter & St Paul Church, Ormskirk; married 26 June 1626 The Hague, Holland, CHARLOTTE DE LA TREMOILLE, b. Dec. 1599 Thouars Castle, Poitou, France; d. 22 Mar. 1664 Knowsley Hall, bur. 6 Apr. 1644 St Peter & St Paul Church, Ormskirk, dau of Claude de La Trémoille, 2nd Duke of Thouars (1566-1604, descended from Frederick IV of Naples) & Countess Charlotte Brabatine of Nassau (1580-1631), and had
|1st Duke of Atholl -|
see Generation 7
7) JOHN MURRAY, 1st Duke of Atholl, b. 24 Feb. 1660 Knowsley Hall; d. 14 Nov. 1724 Huntingtower, Perthshire, bur. 26 Nov. 1724 Dunkeld Cathedral; married 1st 26 May 1683, Lady KATHERINE HAMILTON, b. Hamilton Palace, Lanarkshire, bap. 24 Oct. 1662 Collegiate Church, Hamilton; d. 11 Dec. 1707, bur. 17 Jan. 1708 Collegiate Church, Hamilton, dau of William Douglas [later Hamilton], 3rd Duke of Hamilton (1634-1694, descended from James IV) & Anne, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton (1632-1716, descended from James IV), and had
8) Lady ANNA SUSAN MURRAY, b. 15 Apr. 1699; d. 22 June 1725; married 25 Apr. 1716, WILLIAM GORDON, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen, bap. 22 Dec. 1679; d. 30 Mar. 1745 Edinburgh, son of George Gordon, 1st Earl of Aberdeen (1637-1720, descended from James I of Scotland) & Anne Lockhart (d. 1707), and had
9) Lady KATHARINE GORDON, b. 20 Oct. 1718; d. 10 Dec. 1779 London, bur. Elgin Cathedral, Moray, Scotland; married 1st [*2] 3 Sept. 1741 Dunkeld Cathedral, COSMO GEORGE GORDON, 3rd Duke of Gordon, b. 27 Apr. 1720; d. 5 Aug. 1752, son of Alexander Gordon, 2nd Duke of Gordon (c.1678-1728, descended from James IV) & Lady Henrietta Mordaunt (1682-1760, descended from Edward III), and had
|9th Earl of Westmorland -|
see Generation 10
11) Lady SUSAN FANE, b. 3 Oct. 1768 Charminster, Dorset, bap. 24 Oct. 1768 St Mary Church, Charminster; d. 8 Mar. 1793; married 4 Aug. 1788 St Marylebone Parish Church, London, JOHN DRUMMOND, 5th Laird of Megginch Castle, Perthshire, b. 1754; d. 13 May 1835 Boyce Court, Dymock, Gloucestershire, bur. 20 May 1835 St Mary Church, Dymock, eldest son of Colin Drummond of Quebec (1722-1776, descended from James II of Scotland) & Katherine Oliphant (d. 1810), and had
12) SUSAN DRUMMOND, b. Mar. 1793; d. 7 Apr. 1813 Snarestone Lodge, Leicestershire; married 1810, GEORGE MOORE of Appleby Hall, b. 31 Dec. 1778 White House, Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, bap. 2 Jan. 1779 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna; d. 23 June 1827, High Sheriff Leicestershire 1821, son of George Moore of Appleby Hall (1743-1813) & Elizabeth Darker (1754-1834), and had [*4]
13) GEORGE MOORE of Appleby Hall (1811-1871) - see details above
|Katharine, Duchess of Gordon -|
see Generation 9
[*3] Susan, Countess of Westmorland, married 2nd 28 December 1778, Col. JOHN WOODFORD, bap. 1 June 1741 St Mary Church, Southampton; d. Edinburgh, bur. 17 Apr. 1800 Chapel Royal, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, yr son of Matthew Woodford of Southampton & Mary Brideoake, and further issue, two sons, Sir Alexander George Woodford (1782-1870) and Sir John George Woodford (1785-1879).
[*4] The only other child of Susan (née Drummond) Moore was a daughter, Susan Drummond Moore, b. 7 Apr. 1813 Snarestone Lodge, bap. same day St Bartholomew Church, Snarestone; d. 10 Sept. 1882 Bayswater, London, bur. 14 Sept. 1882 All Saints Church, Aston-upon-Trent; married 22 Nov. 1832 St Bartholomew Church, Snarestone, EDWARD ANTHONY HOLDEN of Aston Hall, b. 2 Aug. 1805 Aston Hall, bap. 3 Aug. 1805 All Saints Church, Aston-upon-Trent; d. 28 Aug. 1877 Aston Hall, bur. 1 Sept. 1877 All Saints Church, Aston-upon-Trent, elder brother of Isabel Clara Holden, the 2nd wife of her brother George Moore of Appleby Hall, and had issue.