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First Reading

David Quidnunc  •  Link

Montagu's "man of business"
and a lawyer at Gray's Inn.

Moore is a friend that Pepys sees often, both on business for Montagu and for Pepys, and socially at coffee houses and taverns, and at Pepys's home.

Source: Robert Latham's index volume (11) to the Latham & Matthews edition of Pepys's Diary.

Hhomeboy  •  Link


Did we ever figure out who Moore's love interest (See Jan. 17 ) was: ie. Jem vs. Jane?? If Jane, who she?

Pauline  •  Link

Lawyer; Sandwich's man of business.
He is said to have been a connection of Sandwich and was in his service from at least 1657. After the Restoration he virtually took over Pepys's responsibilities in the Sandwich household. He lived mainly at the Wardrobe and seems to have had responsibilities there as well as in Sandwich's household affiar. He was reputed 'very honest' but too slow. Sandwich when in Spain conducted a close correspondence with him. Although he once had chambers at Gray's Inn he does not appear to have been a member of that or any other inn. That he was intelligent and welll-informed is clear from Pepys's love of his conversation and trust in his legal judgement. He does not appear in Pepy's correspondence after the diary ends.

L&M Companion

mark francis  •  Link

Henry More was also the name of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey's secretary, who gave evidence at his inquest in 1678. Not the same I suppose ?

Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Seems unlikely, mark francis -- but not impossible. A son or nephew more likely, if a family member.

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