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Descendants of Thomas Moore

Generation 1

1. THOMAS1 MOORE was born about 1694. He married Sarah Gouldring, daughter of James Gouldring, on 04 Feb 1713 in Holnest, Dorset, England. She was born on 27 Mar 1688 in Thornford.

Notes for Sarah Gouldring:

The year Sarah was born King James 11 was forced off of the throne and William of Orange and Mary Stewart were crowned and so Sarah would have grown up under the rule of William and Mary. Queen Mary died in 1694 and William reigned until his death in 1702. Queen Anne daughter of James 11 and sister of Mary11 then came to the throne so Sarah would have lived under several Monarchs in her early years. In 1714 Queen Anne died and she was succeeded by King George 1st

Thomas Moore and Sarah Gouldring had the following child:

Gen2.                 i. THOMAS2 MOORE was born on 03 Oct 1714 in Holnest, Dorset, England. He   married Rebecca Wilmott, daughter of Isaac Wilmott and Mary Clarke, on 26 Apr  1736 in Beer Hacket. She was born on 07 May 1714 in Trent Dorset.


Generation 2

Gen2.               i.THOMAS2 MOORE (Thomas1) was born on 03 Oct 1714 in Holnest, Dorset, England. He married Rebecca Wilmott, daughter of Isaac Wilmott and Mary Clarke, on 26 Apr 1736 in Beer Hacket. She was born on 07 May 1714 in Trent Dorset.

Thomas Moore and Rebecca Wilmott had the following children:

 Gen3.                   i. WILLIAM3 MOORE was born on 03 Aug 1736 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen3                  ii. JAMES MOORE was born on 17 Dec 1740 in Sherbourne Dorset. He died on 20 Jun 1787 in Sherbourne Dorset. He married Betty Eyers, daughter of John Eyers and Susanah, on 17 Sep 1760 in Thornford Dorset. She was born on 07 Oct 1738 in Sherbourne Dorset.England. She died on 23 May 1787 in Sherbourne Dorset.


Generation 3

Gen3.             i. William Moore (Thomas2, Thomas1)was born on 03 Aug 1736 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen3                  ii. JAMES3 MOORE (Thomas2, Thomas1) was born on 17 Dec 1740 in Sherbourne Dorset. He died on 20 Jun 1787 in Sherbourne Dorset. He married Betty Eyers, daughter of John Eyers and Susanah, on 17 Sep 1760 in Thornford Dorset. She was born on 07 Oct 1738 in Sherbourne Dorset.England. She died on 23 May 1787 in Sherbourne Dorset.

James Moore and Betty Eyers had the following children:

Gen4.                   i. ABEL4 MOORE was born about 1770 in Sherbourne Dorset. He died on 24 Apr 1859   in Thornford Parish Dorset. He met (1) MOLLY (MARY) GRAY. She was born on 08 Oct 1786 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 28 Feb 1869 in Thornford Parish  Dorset. He married (2) MARY RYALL on 26 Dec 1792 in Thornford Parish Dorset.   She died on 17 Oct 1798 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He married (3) SARAH HANNAM, daughter of John Hannam and Elizabeth, on 19 Dec 1801 in Thornford  Parish Dorset. She was born on 22 Mar 1765 in Thornford Dorset. She died on 19 Mar 1809 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen4.                             ii. JANE MOORE was born on 13 May 1774 in Sherbourne Dorset.England.


Generation 4

Gen.4.                    i. ABEL4 MOORE (James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born about 1770 in Sherbourne Dorset. He died on 24 Apr 1859 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He married (2) MARY RYALL on 26 Dec 1792 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 17 Oct 1798 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He married (3) SARAH HANNAM, daughter of John Hannam and Elizabeth, on 19 Dec 1801 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She was born on 22 Mar 1765 in Thornford Dorset. She died on 19 Mar 1809 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He met (1) MOLLY (MARY) GRAY. She was born on 08 Oct 1786 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 28 Feb 1869 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

 Notes for Abel Moore:

At his death Able is described as a farm labourer. Died aged 89 in Thornford 1859

Abel Was born about 1770/1 In Thornford or Sherbourne He married Mary Ryall in in Thornford on26th December 1792. He had two sons from this marriage. James Moore brn 13/10/1793 in Thornford and Edmund Moore brn 15/5/1796 Thornford. Mary Then died and was buried in Thornford 17/10/1798. Abel Then Married Sarah Hannam in Thornford 19/10/1801 and had 3 more children Abel Moore Jnr 1/10/1802William Moore 11/12/1808 and Arthur Moore 6/3/1805. Sarah then died and was buried in Thornford 19/3/1809. Abel then lives with Mary Gray who is described in the 1851 census as his niece. Her mother was Betty Hannam sister of Sarah Hannam Abel's 2nd wife. Abel & Mary then have 11 Children all described in the parish records as Baseborn or bastard children of Mary Gray & Abel Moore.

In a census of Thornford in 1821 found in the Dorset record office PE/TFD5/18 Abel gives his age as 52 and is a laborer. He is living with Mary Gray aged 33 his son Abel Moore aged 19 William Moore aged 13 Thomas Gray aged 10 Isaac Gray aged 9 Henry Gray aged 7 and Susanah Gray aged 4. In 1841 the census gives Abels age as 70 he is still described as a labourer he is still living in Thornford with Mary Gray aged 54 Mary Gray Jnr aged 18 Silas Gray aged 16 Eliza Gray aged 14 Elizabeth Gray aged 11 and Edwin Gray 10 Months Grandson and Bastard child of Mary Gray Jnr. In the 1851 census Abel is aged 80 and described as a Pauper He is living with Mary Gray aged 64 who is described as his niece & housekeeper .Also their Grandson Edward Gray aged 10. The Parish Accounts book in the Dorset county Records office PE/TFd 5/4 Shows an entry for March to April 1817 6 shillings was paid for new shoes for Abel's boy & 10 shillings for a pair of stockings and stuff for a smock frock for the same boy

Notes for Molly (Mary) Gray:

on the 14th Feb 1829 Mary gray is admitted to Dorchester Prison for poaching and sentenced to 3 months imprisonment but on the day of her release she went into labour and had to stay untill recovered.

In the 1861 census Mary gives her age as 73 and is Living on her own with her grandson Absolem Gray staying with her. She is described as a pauper and unmarried

Abel Moore and Molly (Mary) Gray had the following children:


Gen5.                 i. THOMAS5 GRAY (son of Abel Moore and Molly (Mary) Gray) was born on 25 Dec 1810 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 24 Oct 1869 in Woodhouselee, Goulburn, N.S.W. Australia. He married Hannah Hunt (daughter of George Hunt and Edith Bishop) on 31 Dec 1832 in Witnesses John Wallcock & Harriet Wallbridge. She was born on 23 Jun 1811 in Thornford Dorset. She died on 11 Apr 1897 in Woodhouselee Australia.

Gen5 .                      ii. ISSAC GEORGE GRAY (son of Abel Moore and Molly (Mary) Gray) was born on 17 Mar 1812 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 16 Jun 1895 in Australia. He married (1) SARAH JANE HUNT (daughter of George Hunt and Edith Bishop) on 31 Oct 1832 in Thornford.  Witnesses John Wallbridge & Susan Gray. Sarah was born on 07 May 1814 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 08 Jan 1875 in Australia. He married (2) HARRIET COOTE on 04 Apr 1878 in Port Elliot. She died on 04 Mar 1880. He married (3) MARY SMITH on 27 Jan 1881 in Adelaide Australia.


Gen5.                  iii. HENRY GRAY (son of Abel Moore and Molly (Mary) Gray) was born on 26 Jun 1814 in Thornford Parish Dorset St Mary Magdelene church. He died on 01 Apr 1888 in Combe Sherbourne Dorset. He married Charlotte Gould (daughter of Richard Gould and Charlotte Giles) on 09 Feb 1835 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She was born on 13 Jan 1811 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 22 Jul 1877 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen5.              iv. SUSANAH GRAY (daughter of Abel Moore and Molly (Mary) Gray) was born on 25 May 1816 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She married Mark Taylor on 20 Mar 1836 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen5.                 v. JOB GRAY (son of Abel Moore and Molly (Mary) Gray) was born on 06 Jun 1819 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 29 Aug 1820 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen5.                  vi. MARY ANNE GRAY (daughter of Abel Moore and Molly (Mary) Gray) was born on 15 Sep 1822 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 09 Sep 1846 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen5.                   vii. SILAS GRAY (son of Abel Moore and Molly (Mary) Gray) was born on 26 Dec 1824 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He died on 21 Mar 1896 in Thornford. He married Charlotte Barrett on 24 Dec 1845 in Thornford. She was born in 1826 in Leigh Dorset.

Gen5.                   viii. ANN GRAY (daughter of Abel Moore and Molly (Mary) Gray) was born on 28 May 1826 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen5.                              ix. ELIZA GRAY (daughter of Abel Moore and Molly (Mary) Gray) was born on 10 Jun 1827 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen5.                     x. JAMES GRAY (son of Abel Moore and Molly (Mary) Gray) was born on 01 Jun 1828 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Gen5.                   xi. ELIZABETH GRAY (daughter of Abel Moore and Molly (Mary) Gray) was born on 08 Nov 1829 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died on 10 Apr 1845 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Notes for Elizabeth Gray:

Elizabeth Died in a House Fire in 1845 aged 16

Abel Moore and Mary Ryall had the following children:

Gen5.                               xii. JAMES MOORE (son of Abel Moore and biological son of Mary Ryall) was born on 13 Oct 1793 in Thornford Sherbourne Dorset. 1881. He married (1) GRACE VINCENT on 11 Apr 1819 in Thornford Dorset. She was born in 1793 in Thornford Sherbourne Dorset. She died before 1881.

Gen5.               xiii. EDMOND MOORE (son of Abel Moore and Mary Ryall) was born on 15 May 1796.

Abel Moore and Sarah Hannam had the following children:


Gen5.                . xiv. ABEL MOORE (son of Abel Moore and Sarah Hannam) was born on 01 Oct 1802 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He married Mary Ricks (daughter of Charles Ricks and Ann Moore) on 12 Jul 1825 in Thornford Parish Dorset. She died before 1861.

Gen5.                  xv. ARTHUR MOORE (son of Abel Moore and Sarah Hannam) was born on 06 May 1805 in Thornford Parish Dorset. He married MARTHA BOND. She was born in 1797 in East Chinnock Somerset.

Gen5.                  xvi. WILLIAM  MOORE (son of Abel Moore and Sarah Hannam) was born on 11 Dec 1808 in Thornford Parish Dorset.

Generation 4,

Gen4.                   ii. JANE MOORE (James3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born on 13 May 1774 in Sherbourne Dorset. England.


The Complete list of Descendants of Thomas Moore Born 1694 in Thornford Dorset

This is a list of the Moore’s and Gray’s of Thornford Dorset, with all their wives and children, that I know of.  Including the many Gray’s who went to Australia complete with letters home and the Gray’s who went to Honiton in Devon and later to Lambeth and Battersea South London. This is a very large list so I have Started at 1694 with Thomas Moore being Generation 1. And worked down to the present. This page has generations 1.,2.,3.,And 4. The further generations are on the following pages.

Generation 5. Is on the next page and  Starts with Thomas Gray born in Thornford in 1810 this is a large file so will take up the whole page other generations will be on following pages

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