Saturday, July 5, 2014

George Moore - 1778

George Moore was a politician in Dublin. Father to both James Moore and the Very Reverend William Ogle Moore. He was a protestant and spoke out against Catholic relief and other policies relating to Catholics.
(I wonder how he would feel about the number of Catholic ancestors he has today?)

Described by Richard Shiel

a man distinguished at the Irish bar for the urbanity of his manners, set off by a sweet smile, a look of ruddy juvenility at 48, a formidable flow of tautology and a great charm and gentleness of demeanour, which rendered him an agreeable companion and endeared him to all those who mixed with him in the intercourse of private life. He was known to be a strong politician, but his aspect, intonations and his address made those who differed from him pay little regard to any acerbity in his opinions.9"
9R.L. Sheil, Sketches of Irish Bar (1854), ii. 357-8; New Monthly Mag. (1831), ii. 1-2.

Click on the link below to read more about George Moore's political life.
George Moore Political life

The Very Reverend William Ogle Moore and Anna Casey

The story told on the link below is of the demise of this family at Kilbride. The Moore's friend Mrs Smith tells of  The Very Reverend William Ogle Moore's generosity and charity but she also speaks of his weakness towards his wife and children. It is reported that the family lived beyond their means and had to sell off goods and land. The Very Reverend William Ogle Moore then takes up writing to make ends meet.
Mrs Smith kept a series of diaries where she frequently mentions the Very Reverend William Ogle Moore. She says he lavishes much affection on his children and spoils his wife with new dresses. Mrs Smith does not report on this in a positive manner, but I love that he was a generous and affectionate man.