John Moore (Lord Mayor)
He was born in Snarestone Lodge near Snarestone, Leicestershire, on 11 June 1620, the son of Charles Moore Esq., a local landowner and owner of Appleby Hall, Appleby Magna. Snarestone Lodge was the Lodge house to his mother's family estate: Snarestone Hall (now Demolished)
As his elder brother, also called Charles, was expected to inherit the family estates, as second son, Sir John, was expected to make his own way in the world. Sir John, and all subsequent generations of younger sons, went to London to make a living as merchants. He became a merchant in London, was active in the lead business, then in trade with East India, and became Master of the Grocer's Company. Originally a non-conformist, he entered the Church of England, and was consequently able to take a seat as alderman for Walbrook. He was knighted in 1672, and elected Sheriff that same year. He was a representative of the Court party in the reign of Charles II, and active in supporting its influence in the City of London. He was elected one of the representative from the city to the 1685 Parliament 
He contributed large sums to the erection of schools at Christ's Hospital, and founded a free grammar school in Appleby Magna, now called Sir John Moore Church of England Primary School. He died aged 81, on 2 June 1702, leaving his estates, worth £80,000 (£6,247,200 today), to his two nephews.
|“||May Moore ne'er cease to stand up for the Crown
'Gainst the Presumptous Rabble of the Town
- Lee, Sidney, ed. (1894). "Moore, John (1620-1702)". Dictionary of National Biography. 38. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 358–9.
- Stephen Glover (1829), The History of the County of Derby, Henry Mozley And Son
- Tim Harris (1990), London Crowds in the Reign of Charles II, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521398459
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