John Russell Moore

???? - 1829

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident Jamaican planter.

  1. Half-brother of Thomas Dale Tate; the mother of both men was Rachel Russell (1755-1837), a woman born in Westmoreland, Jamaica. Both John Russell Moore and Thomas Dale Tate were born in Jamaica. John Russell Moore's father was Henry Moore.

Husband of Ann Mary Jane Moore (q.v.), and father of his natural children Alice Moore, Archibald Moore, Henry Hampson Moore, Felicia Moore, Jane Moore, John Moore and Mary Moore (each of whom q.v.).

  1. Under a codicil dated 24/08/1829 to John (Russell) Moore's will, Moore envisaged his executors selling his half of Amity to Archibald Campbell.

  2. When Deborah Heath Moore, the daughter of John Russell and Ann Mary Jane Moore, was married by license in London in 1826 to Robert Briggs, Ann Mary Jane Moore was a witness, as were William Vaughan and Petty Vaughan: although John Russell Moore was shown as giving his consent (his daughter was a minor), it is not as clear that he was present.

  3. John Russell Moore died in 1829. His executors James Grant and Henry [Hampson] Moore (q.v., John Moore's natural son) were awarded the compensation for King's Pen in Westmoreland and one moiety of the compensation for the Amity estate, again in Westmoreland (the other half was awarded to the administrators of Archibald Campbell).

We are grateful to Patricia Jackson and Mark Brooks for her help with this entry.


  1. Baptism Record for Rachel Russell, Family Search Online: Baptism Record for John Russell Moore (NB the names on the digital index is in error to the actual record), Family Search Online:

The suggestion that he was the son of Sir John Moore of Corunna, by Mary Brown later Tate, which appears in a number of genealogical sites, has no support from the ODNB entry on Sir John Moore or the will of Sir John Moore.

  1. Entered 4 September 1830, Liber Old Series Will, Liber 111, Folio 136-137, transcription provided by Patricia Jackson.

  2., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online]. this document gives him as John Russell Moore; his will and other documents describe him simply as John Moore.

  3. T71/871 Westmoreland no. 165; T71/871 Westmoreland no. 447.

Further Information

Ann Mary Jane

Associated Claims (2)

£1,685 6s 8d
Beneficiary deceased (Owner-in-fee)
£1,332 5s 7d
Beneficiary deceased (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (5)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1820 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Joint owner
1815 [EA] - → Other

Bluefields in Westmoreland, Jamaica, was registered to J.C. [= J.G.] Campbell and J. Moore in the Almanac of 1816 - presumably this is John Russell Moore but his relationship to the estate is not clear.

1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Joint owner
1810 [EA] - 1829 [EY] → Owner
1832 [EA] - → Previous owner

Relationships (3)

Husband → Wife
Business associates
Notes →
The two men were joint owners of Amity estate in Westmoreland...
Notes →
See entry for John Russell Moore...