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John Moore (archbishop of Canterbury) : biography

26 April 1730 - 18 January 1805

John Moore (26 April 1730 – 18 January 1805) was Archbishop of Canterbury in the Church of England.


Moore was the son of George Moore, butcher, and his wife Jane. He was born in Gloucester and was educated at the Crypt School there. He was a student at Pembroke College, Oxford (matriculated 1745; BA 1748; MA 1751).

Patronage from the third Duke of Marlborough gained him the fifth prebendal stall at Durham Cathedral (1761) and a canonry of the first prebend at Christ Church, Oxford (1763).Nigel Aston, ‘Moore, John (bap. 1730, d. 1805)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 , accessed 26 Oct 2009 He next became Dean of Canterbury (1771–1775).

He was appointed bishop of Bangor (1774–1783) and subsequently Archbishop of Canterbury from 1783 until his death in 1805.Fasti ecclesiae Anglicanae, III, viii. 89; III, iii. 14; III, iii. 11. He was buried at Lambeth parish church.

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