George Moore (SHK)

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Sir George Moore (1709–1787) was the Speaker of the House of Keys and their leader in the efforts to obtain better terms for Manx commerce after the Act of Revestment. It was largely due to his efforts that the Island was not annexed to Cumberland as previously planned. He was knighted in 1781, in recognition of his services.

He was a major merchant very heavily involved in the running trade and owned various vessels. He was also a partner in a Glasgow bank.