MOORE, John III (c.1562-1620), of Lincoln's Inn, London and North Baddesley, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. c.1562, ?s. of William More, recorder of Winchester 1548. educ. Furnival’s Inn; L. Inn 1581, called 1589. m. Dowsabelle, da. of James Pagett, wid. of William Pawlet, at least 1s. 2da.

Offices Held

Under-steward, Portsmouth 1590, freeman 1591, recorder 1600-15; recorder, Winchester 1595; bencher, L. Inn 1603, Autumn reader 1608, keeper of the black bk. 1613-14; serjeant-at-law 1614; j.p.q. Hants by 1601.


Moore was a lawyer who sat in Parliament for the two Hampshire towns where he was recorder. It is not possible to distinguish him with any certainty from other Members of the same name, but he may have been the Mr. Moore who was on the committee of a bill about printers and printing 17 Dec. 1597, and as burgess for Winchester he would have been entitled to attend a committee on bread on 13 Jan. 1598. He had been associated with the city since 1582. Shortly before his death he acquired property in Hampshire, including the manor and rectory of North Baddesley (which he bought from Thomas Fleming I, his predecessor as reader), two manors in Romsey, and the manor and advowson of Chilworth. He died 15 Aug. 1620, and was buried at Baddesley.

C142/382/30, 389/121; Black Bk. of Winchester, 196; PCC 91 Soame; R. East, Portsmouth Recs. 139, 346, 420; OR, i. 434; L. Inn Black Bk. ii. 79, 108, 158, 167; SP13/Case F/11, ff. 29b-30b; D’Ewes, 579, 687; Hants Field Club Procs. iii. 115-26; information from Dr. Adrienne Batchelor Rosen.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: A. M. Mimardière