Transcripts from the Diary of John Moore MP, 1641

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 451
  • Dates of Creation
      n.d. [late 19th century]
  • Physical Description
      213 x 161 mm. 1 volume (449 folios);

Scope and Content

Transcript by W.A. Shaw of part of a journal kept by the MP John Moore during the Long Parliament. The transcript covers the period 23 February to 21 April 1641, and comprises the second volume of the journal with parts of the first and fourth volumes.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Moore (c 1599-1650), of Lancashire, was a parliamentarian army officer and regicide. Moore was elected to the Long Parliament in 1640 as MP for Liverpool. He served on parliamentary committees concerning trade and business issues, reflecting the considerable commercial interests he held. His parliamentary diaries date from this period. Moore was a strong supporter of Parliament in 1642 and in March he was made deputy lieutenant for Lancashire. Moore later signed the warrant for the execution of Charles I.

Source: Malcolm Gratton, 'Moore, John (c.1599-1650)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. By permission of Oxford University Press -

Location of Originals

The British Library, Manuscript Collections, holds the original manuscript of the journal of John Moore (ref.: GB 0058 Harleian MS 476, vol. 2 ).