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John Moore
Archbishop of Canterbury
Enthroned 1783
Reign ended 18 January 1805
Predecessor Frederick Cornwallis
Successor Charles Manners-Sutton
Personal details
Born 26 April 1730
Died 18 January 1805

John Moore (26 April 1730 – 18 January 1805) was a bishop in the Church of England.


Moore was the son of George Moore, butcher, and his wife Jane. He was born in Gloucester and was educated at the Crypt School there. He was a student at Pembroke College, Oxford (1745, BA 1748, MA 1751).

Patronage from the third duke of Marlborough gained him the fifth prebendal stall at Durham Cathedral (1761) and a canonry of the first prebend at Christ Church, Oxford (1763). [1] He next became Dean of Canterbury (1771-1775). He was appointed bishop of Bangor (1774–1783) and subsequently Archbishop of Canterbury from 1783 until his death in 1805.[2]


  1. ^ Nigel Aston, ‘Moore, John (bap. 1730, d. 1805)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [1], accessed 26 Oct 2009
  2. ^ Fasti ecclesiae Anglicanae, III, viii. 89; III, iii. 14; III, iii. 11. [2]
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Brownlow North
Dean of Canterbury
Succeeded by
James Cornwallis
Preceded by
John Ewer
Bishop of Bangor
Succeeded by
John Warren
Preceded by
Frederick Cornwallis
Archbishop of Canterbury
Succeeded by
Charles Manners-Sutton


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