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William Moore (1699-1783) of Charlestown, Chester Co. PA
Posted by: Leslie Potter (ID *****0159) Date: August 05, 2010 at 08:09:09
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According to Futhey and Cope's "History of Chester County, Pennsylvania", published in 1881, the William Moore (1699-1783), who is buried in front of the door of St. David's Church, was a judge of the Chester County Quarter Sessions Court and Orphans’ Court. He was appointed to the bench in 1741.

John Moore, William Moore's father, had transferred title to a parcel of land in Charlestown Township, Chester County, PA in 1729. However, William Moore had been living on that land prior to 1725. Judge Moore called the stone mansion that he built on this land "Moore Hall". Judge Moore was a staunch Loyalist during the American Revolution.

He was married to a woman whose given name was Wilhelmina. Her dates are (1705-1784) and she is buried next to him at St. David's Church, Radnor.

Their Children were baptized at Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1729, Oct 22 William Lock s/o William and Wilhelmina: aged 3 yrs & 2 wks

1729, Oct 29 John s/o William and Wilhelmina: aged 3 yrs & 2 wks

1729, Oct 29 Wilhelmina d/o William and Wilhelmina: aged 2 yrs & 5 months

1731, June 1 John Moore s/o William and Wilhelmina: aged 4 months

1733, Feb 28 Rebecca d/o William and Wilhelmina: aged 7 days

A man named Phineas Bond, who claimed to be a descendant of Judge Moore's, wrote the inscription for Judge Moore's grave marker. Please note that this Phineas Bond, who wrote the inscription, is NOT the Dr. Phineas Bond (1717-1773), who (along with his brother Dr. Thomas Bond) helped found the Pennsylvania Hospital and signed the petition of Christ Church members requesting a grant of land from the Proprietary upon which to build a second Anglican church building within the then limits of the city of Philadelphia in 1754. (This church is now known as St. Peter's Church at 3rd & Pine Streets in Philadelphia.)

The Phineas Bond, who wrote Judge Moore's inscription, was such a staunch Loyalist during the Rev. War that the British government made him a counsel for the mid-Atlantic Region in 1786. In 1790 Phineas Bond was made counsel to Philadelphia by the British government. This Phineas Bond remained in the United States until the War of 1812, when he fled to England where he later died.

Phineas Bond claimed to have been a descendant of Judge William Moore. Does anyone know how William Moore and Phineas Bond are related?

According to Futhey and Cope, William Moore's descendants include members of the Cadwalader and Rawle families of Philadelphia and the Goldborough and DuPont families of Delaware. Any help that you can give me in documenting Judge Moore's descendants will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your help.


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