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The earliest known descendent of the MOORE family is William  Moore, whose son Robert Moore married Ann Reid on 24th September 1824 in the Presbyterian Church, Dromara, County Down Ireland.
Robert and Ann had at least 3 children, namely
Jane Burgess Moore, born 3rd March 1826,Townland of Burren, christened 7th march 1826,  Dromara Presbyterian Church.
Henry Moore, born 21 August 1828,Townland of Finnis, christened 7th September 1828,Dromara, Presbyterian Church
William Moore born 12th September 1830,Townland of Finnis, christened 19th October 1830, Dromara Presbyterian Church.
In 1852, Henry married Mary Ann McClurg at Alfred Place Church,Belfast . Mary Ann, born C 1832 in Ireland, was the daughter of Ruthven McClurg and Ann Murphy. Until I obtained the copy of Mary Ann and Henry's marriage certificate, there was always a query as to whether Mary Ann's surname was McClurg or McLeod.. The certificate definitely proves it was McClurg. After their son William was born in Ireland, they moved across to Scotland, where they settled and raised their family in Coatbridge,Old Monkland Lanarkshire..

Following are some of  the known Australian and New Zealand connections to William Moore:

1. Robert Moore and Ann Reid  (Born Ireland)
1.1 Henry Moore (1828-1892) & Mary Ann McClurg (1832-1891) (Born Ireland)
     1.1.1 William Moore  (Born Ireland)(1853-1928) & Elizabeth Jane Coradine (1857-1952)
       1.1.1.1 Edith Moore (1876-) & William Henry Whittaker
        Had Issue
       1.1.1.2 William Moore (1879-) & Emma Felicia Mason
       Had Issue
       1.1.1.3 Henry Moore (1882-1964) & Georgina Allardice (1878-1969)
       Had Issue
       1.1.1.4 Martha Corradine Moore (1884-1972) & Arthur Cheslett
       Had Issue
       1.1.1.5 Elizabeth Jane Moore (1886-1968) & Albert Punshon
       Had Issue
       1.1.1.6 Floramel Moore (1889-1983) & Leslie Farrell
       Had Issue
       1.1.1.7 Maria Unity Moore (1891-1892)
       1.1.1.8 Hersey Melba Moore (1893-1981) & Alexander McKenzie     (1889-)
       Had Issue
       1.1.1.9 Alexander Gillespie Moore (1894-1957) & Doris Greed
       Had Issue
   1.1.2 Mary Ann Moore (1857-)
   1.1.3 Robert Moore (1859-)
   1.1.4 Maria Jane Moore (1861-)
   1.1.5 UNNAMED Moore (1863-)
   1.1.6 Maria Jane Moore (1864-)
   1.1.7 Moore (1867-)
   1.1.8 Eliza Moore (1868-)
   1.1.9 Martha Moore (1870-)

Family of William Moore and Elizabeth Jane Coradine, possibly taken C 1910
Cr.William Moore,who later became Mayor of Hamilton,Victoria,Australia
Dedicated to my Father
HENRY JAMES MOORE
1910 - 2003
If you are researching these names, I would love to hear from you.
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