MOORE, Arthur (c.1666-1730), of Fetcham Park, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1695 - 1700
1701 - 1715
11 Feb. 1721 - 1722

Family and Education

b. c.1666. m. (1) 17 Mar. 1692, Susannah (d. 23 Feb. 1695), da. of Dr. Edward Browne of Crane Court, London, 2da.; (2) 4 Nov. 1696, Theophila, da. and h. of William Smythe of the I. Temple, London, paymaster of the gent. pensioners, 3s. 3da.

Offices Held

Comptroller of army accounts 1704-7; director, E.I. Co. 1706-9; ld. of Trade 1710-14; director, R. African Co. 1710, S. Sea Co. 1711-14; high steward, Great Grimsby 1715-d.


An Irish adventurer, Moore was said to have begun life as a footman, which gave rise to the story that the elder Craggs,

who had worn livery too and who was getting into a coach with him, turned about and said ‘God! Arthur, I am always going to get up behind; are not you?’1

Speaker Onslow describes him as

of very extraordinary parts, with great experien