Sir Henry Moore 1st Bart.

7th Feb 1713 - 1769


Acting Governor of Jamaica (1756 and 1759-1762) and Governor of the Province of New York (1765-1769). He has an entry in the ODNB as 'colonial governor.'

Son of Samuel Moore, planter in Jamaica, and his wife Elizabeth nee Lowe. His paternal grandfather John Moore was an early settler in Barbados who moved to Jamaica. His maternal grandfather was Henry Lowe (q.v.). Matriculated at Leyden University 23/03/1731 aged 20. Married Catharine Maria Long, eldest daughter of Samuel Long and sister of Edward Long, in 1751.

Henry Moore was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 774 acres of land in St Mary and 904 acres of land in Vere, total 1678 acres.


Joseph S. Tiedemann, ‘Moore, Sir Henry, first baronet (1713–1769)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2005 [, accessed 25 Oct 2017]. This gives Elizabeth Lowe's father as Samuel Lowe of Goadby Leicersershire. In fact Samuel was her brother and her father was Henry Lowe.

Email from Stanley R. Criens, 11/06/2018 sourced to: Album Studiosorum Academiae Lugduno Batavae MDLXXV-MDCCCLXXV, kol. 932; Edward Peacock, Index to English speaking students who have graduated at Leyden university (London, 1883) pp. 70, 923.

'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at

We are grateful to Stanley R. Criens for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Catherine Long
John Henry (1756-1780), Susanah Jane (?-1821)
Eton [1725-1728 ]
Leyden [1731 ]
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1762 [EA] - 1768 [LA] → Owner
1783 [EA] - 1789 [LA] → Previous owner

Moore Hall was registered to 'the heirs of Sir Henry Moore' between 1783-1789: this might refer either to Sir Henry Moore or to his son Sir John Henry Moore (who died in 1780).

1741 [EA] - 1744 [LA] → Joint owner
1741 [EA] - 1741 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (10)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Grandson → Grandfather
Grandson → Grandmother
Nephew → Uncle
Father → Daughter
Father → Son
Son → Father
Nephew → Aunt
Notes →
The two were co-owners in...

Addresses (1)

New York, New York, USA - United States of America