Hugh Moises

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Hugh Moises (9 April 1722 Wymeswold –5 July 1806 Newcstle) was a noted English schoolmaster.

Life[edit]

Education[edit]

Born on 9 April 1722, Moise was the son of Edward Moises, M.A., vicar of Wymeswold, Leicestershire. Educated first at Wrexham School in Denbighshire, Wales, Moises later attended the Chesterfield grammar school in Derbyshire.

In 1741, Moises attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where his older brother Edward Moises was a fellow. Moise graduated B.A. in 1745 with a reputation as a classical scholar. He was then elected a fellow of Peterhouse College at Cambridge. That same year, Moises was appointed as an assistant at Chesterfield grammar school, where he continued till 1749.

In 1749, Moises received his M.A.[1][2]

Career[edit]

In 1749, on the recommendation of Edmund Keene, Moises was appointed headmaster of Newcastle Free School. The school had few pupils when Moises took it over, but he was able to raise its standards, becoming admired for his consistent approach. In 1750 the corporation of Newcastle raised Moises' salary, and on 21 April 1761 appointed him to the morning-lectureship of All Saints' Church.

On 14 June 1779, Moise was appointed as master of St. Mary's Hospital in Newcastle.[1] In 1787, Moises was appointed rector of Greystoke, Cumberland, and resigned as master of the Newcastle Free School after 40 years of service. After living at Greystoke for some years, Moises resigned his position at his patron's request

Moises spent his final years in Newcastle. In 1801, John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, the new Lord Chancellor of England, appointed Moises as one of his chaplains. Scott was a former student.[1] Moises died at his house in Newcastle, on 5 July 1806.[1]

Pupils[edit]

Moises taught the following prominent figures: John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon; William Scott, Lord Stowell; and Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood.[1] Other pupils included:

Memorial[edit]

In 1810 a mural monument, executed by John Flaxman, with a Latin inscription composed by Sir William Scott, was erected to Moises in St Mary's porch, St Nicholas's Church. The cost was raised by a subscription among his pupils.[1]

Family[edit]

Moises married three times. His first wife was Margaret, the sister of Matthew Ridley the Member of Parliament; they were wed in 1754. In 1758 he married Isabel Ellison, and they had a son, Hugh (died 1822). In 1764 he married again Ann Boag, and they had a son William Bell.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Lee, Sidney, ed. (1894). "Moises, Hugh" . Dictionary of National Biography. 38. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  2. ^ "Moises, Hugh (MSS742H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Sweet, R. H. "Brand, John". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/3254.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. ^ Sweet, R. H. "Brewster". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/3373.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  5. ^ Curthoys, M. C. "Darnell, William Nicholas". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/7166.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  6. ^ Kent, Ann. "Marshall, John". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/18141.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  7. ^ Ditchfield, G. M. "Walker, George". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/28481.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  8. ^ Skedd, S. J. "Moises, Hugh". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/18892.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLee, Sidney, ed. (1894). "Moises, Hugh". Dictionary of National Biography. 38. London: Smith, Elder & Co.