The Deacon John Moore House (1664)

July 7th, 2010 Posted in Colonial, Houses, Windsor

John Moore, ordained a deacon in 1651, was one of the original settlers of Windsor, arriving in 1635 with the Dorchester group, led by the Reverends Maverick and Warham. Moore was a woodworker associated with the “Foliated Vine Group” of seventeenth-century chests. Moore’s house, built around 1664, originally stood on the east side of Broad Street Green. In the late eighteenth century, the large house of William Loomis was built on the west side of the Green and the old Deacon Moore House was moved and attached to the rear of the new house as a kitchen ell. By the end of the nineteenth century, the combined house was owned by Horace Clark, who detached the ell around 1897 and moved it to 37 Elm Street. In its new location, the Moore House originally had its gable end to the street, but was later moved to face the street. The house originally had the large center chimney typical of First Period Colonial houses.

  1. 8 Responses to “The Deacon John Moore House (1664)”

  2. By Julia Baldini on Jul 9, 2010

    My friend now lives in this house. It’s beautiful!!

  3. By Angie Moore on Apr 11, 2011

    My husband is a descendant of Thomas and Deacon John. Moore.

  4. By Nancy & Jamie Moore on Sep 7, 2011

    We just discovered last night that my husband is also directly related to “Deacon John Moore”. Very exciting !!! 🙂

  5. By Toni Raugust on Feb 2, 2012

    hello from canada Iam also a descendant of Deacon John moore.
    Thank you so much for the pictures. I am big into geneology and would love to share on this line. Thank you again

  6. By Deane Moore on Apr 7, 2012

    Haha, he’s in my direct male line. I want to come reclaim that house. Pretty cool stuff. Cheers.

  7. By Lori on Sep 10, 2013

    I’m surprised that a house from 1664 that’s been moved around that much is still in one piece!

  8. By James S. Moore on Jan 6, 2014

    According to what I’ve found, I also am related and I am a deacon as well.

  9. By Lester Phillips on Nov 14, 2015

    I am also a descendant of Deacon John Moore. Our branch fled the aftermath of the American Revolution to Lower Canada in 1789. I am hoping to visit CT and MA some day soon specifically to seek out Moore landmarks.

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