Arthur Moore d.1730
Arthur MOORE d.1730
Probably born in Monaghan, co. Monaghan; the circumstances of his background and early life are obscure. MP for Great Grimsby 1695-1700, lord of Trade 1710-14; a director of the South Sea Company 1711-14, and involved in financial scandal. His later years were taken up with lavish expenditure on his property at Fetcham, Surrey. Married 1. Susanna Browne; 2.Theophila Smythe.
He used an engraved armorial bookplate dated 1707 (Franks *220).
The content and disposition of his library are not established. His will makes no reference to books.
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.
- Thompson, Edward H. "Moore, Arthur (d. 1730), financier and politician." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.