MORE, John I (d.1583), of Worcester.
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Member of the 48, Worcester 1553, auditor 1554-5, 1570-1, 1572-3, clerk to auditor 1558-9, member of the 24, 1559, chamberlain 1565-6, bailiff 1566-7, 1568-9.
As well as serving in the usual city offices, More was sent on special missions for the city, visiting London in 1555-6 to present a supplication to the Privy Council concerning the weight of cloths. In 1564-5 he was the city’s agent in its suit against Tewkesbury before the council in the marches. More was probably a clothier, for in his will he left ‘ten sticks of coarse cloth of my own making for the clothing of my brother’s children’. Though a reasonably prosperous man, who confidently expected burial in the cathedral church where his wife already lay, More was not rich. He left his youngest son Thomas £100, and his son-in-law, Richard Dawkes, £40. His second son, Edward, received leases of houses in the city and half the residue of the property, while his heir, John, received plate, ‘all my books’, and the other half of the residue.
Nash, Worcs. ii. p. cxii; Worcester Guildhall, chamber order bk. 1540-1601, f. 100 d; audit bk. 1540-1600; PCC 39 Rowe.