Local history lesson (April 10, 1945)

April 10, 1945
The ancient Moore family of Liverpool in their long career produced many members distinguished in literature, also warriors, statesmen, and representatives in local government.

One of the most conspicuous was Sir Thomas de la More, who wrote the “Life and death of Edward II, and III.,” 1329. Sir William was created a Knight Baronet on the battlefield by the Black Prince, 1356.

Sir Peter, in 1376, was elected Speaker of the House of Commons in the reign of Richard II. Thomas de la More was 12 times Mayor of Liverpool (1377 to 1399).

After the dissolution of Parliament by Cromwell, John More was one of those who signed the death warrant of Charles I.

Another signatory was an ancestor of the Rev. R.R.C. Blakiston, present vicar of All Saints’, Newton-le-Willows.
(Evening Express: April 10, 1945)


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