Friday, 5 August 2011

John Moor 1759-1810 and Hannah Wren

John Moor was born in 1759 in Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England.  By 1782 he had moved to Newbrough, a few miles to the east in Northumberland. He married Hannah Wren at St Michael's and All Angels Church in nearby Warden on 26 August 1782.

Hannah was born in 1756 at Dean Raw, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland. Her family had also moved to Newbrough during the 1770s, and both John and the Wren family were living at Allerwash Redhouse in the chapelry of Newbrough.

The couple had several children, the first three born at Newbrough:

George Moor b1783
John Moor b1786
Isabel Moor b1788

and a further three born in Whickham parish, Co Durham, England:

Elizabeth Moor b1792
William Moor b1796
Hannah Moor 1799-1883

Sometime after the birth of Hannah, the family moved again, to Oxclose in the parish of Washington, Co Durham. By this time, John was working as a coal miner - there's no record prior to Oxclose of John's occupation.

John died in Oxclose on 10 March 1810, and was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Washington, on 11 March 1810.

I haven't been able to find out when or where Hannah died, although it seems likely that the family remained in Washington parish as daughter Hannah married there in 1819.

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