The Moores were drapers and clothiers in this city at the time of Queen Elizabeth I.  Their fortunes were laid by “farming out” spinning and weaving with local farmers wives and cottagers, they then died the cloth and sold the finished article. Soon they had business connections in London and with the continent.

This splendid monument does not identify the figures. They are probably those of John Moore and his wife Anne, on the right, their son and daughter, John and Margaret in the centre and their son Thomas in his Aldermanic robes with his wife Mary. Thomas was the last to die in 1633 at the age of 79.*

*From an information board next to the sculpture

4 Comments CherryPie on Jul 6th 2017

4 Responses to “The Moore Monument – Worcester Cathedral”

  1. Hels says:

    What a great idea i.e having your family’s importance memorialised in a beautiful sculpture in a very public place. I presume that spinning, weaving and dyeing the cloth made the family very wealthy, and I also presume they were generous donors to their church and community.

  2. Ginnie says:

    Monuments like this really make me stare, especially with all the added history, Cherry. I never saw something like this in America, of course!!!