|George Moore of Appleby Hall |
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.
|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]
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. Since the Moores had evolved into one of the leading gentry families in Leicestershire, Drummond was assured they would provide his daughter a lifestyle similar in rank and grander in scale than what he had been able to give her. 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.
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.
|Ruvigny's account of George Moore & his children in his 1903 Tudor volume pp. 485-86|
|Isabel (née Holden) Moore|
Issue of George and Isabel Clara (Holden) Moore:
1) CLARA ELIZABETH MOORE, b. 21 Feb. 1841 Aston Hall, Aston-Upon-Trent, bap. 4 May 1841 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna; d. 11 Jan. 1911 Dillington House, Whitelackington, Somersetshire; m. 7 Aug. 1861 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna, VAUGHAN HANNING VAUGHAN-LEE of Dillington House, M.P. West Somerset 1874-1882, b. 25 Feb. 1836 Westminster, London; d. 7 July 1882 Dillington House, bur. 12 July 1882 St Mary Church, Whitelackington, 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, four sons and four daughters.
|George John Moore|
3) SUSAN MOORE, b. Appleby Hall, bap. 30 Apr. 1845 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna; d. 8 Apr. 1906 Hyde Park, London; m. 26 Nov. 1863 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna, WALTER MAINWARING COYNEY of Weston Coyney Hall, Caverswall, Staffordshire, Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant Staffordshire, b. 18 Sept. 1839 Weston Coyney Hall, bap. 19 Sept. 1839 St Peter Church, Caverswall; d. 6 Jan. 1884 Weston Coyney Hall, 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, two sons and six daughters.
|Appleby Hall, Leicestershire in 1916. It was demolished in the 1920s.|
4) Rev. CHARLES THOMAS MOORE, Rector of Appleby 1877-1922, b. 3 Feb. 1847 Appleby Hall, bap. 15 Apr. 1847 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna; d. 21 July 1924 Hill House, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire; m. 7 Jan. 1880 All Saints Church, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, MABEL CHARLOTTE BYRON, b. 20 Apr. 1853 Marylebone, London; d. 19 Dec. 1926 Lavender Cottage, Appleby Magna, est. 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, four sons and two daughters.
6) KATHARINE MOORE, b. 24 Oct. 1851 Appleby Hall, bap. 27 Jan. 1852 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna; d.s.p. 18 Aug. 1920 Earl's Court, London; m. 21 Aug. 1879 St John's Church, Paddington, London, WILLIAM WRIOTHESLEY MILLS WINGFIELD of Uxbridge, Middlesex, b. 17 Jan. 1841 Gulval, Cornwall, bap. 14 Feb. 1841 St Wolvela Church, Gulval; d.s.p. 18 Mar. 1903 Tower House, Uxbridge, bur. 23 Mar. 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.
|Princess Mary Tudor -|
see Generation 1
Henry VII had a dau:
2) Lady ELEANOR BRANDON, b. 1519; d. 27 Sept. 1547 Brougham Castle, Westmorland, bur. Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, Yorkshire; m. 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
|Margaret (née Clifford), Countess|
of Derby - see Generation 3
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; m. 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, est. 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; m. 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
|Amelia (née Stanley), Marchioness|
of Atholl - see Generation 6
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; m. 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, 2nd 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; m. 25 Apr. 1716, as his 2nd wife, 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
|Katharine, Duchess of Gordon -|
see Generation 9
|Lady Susan (née Fane) Drummond|
- see Generation 11
12) SUSAN DRUMMOND, b. Mar. 1793; d. 7 Apr. 1813 Snarestone Lodge, Leicestershire; m. 1810, GEORGE MOORE of Appleby Hall, High Sheriff Leicestershire 1821, b. 31 Dec. 1778 White House, Appleby Magna, Leicestershire, bap. 2 Jan. 1779 St Michael & All Angels Church, Appleby Magna; d. 23 June 1827, 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
|Staats Long Morris (1728-1800)|
[*3] Susan, Countess of Westmorland, m. 2nd 28 Dec. 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; m. 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.