Richard More of Linley Hall was born circa 1555 in Shropshire, England to Robert More (c1530-) and died 6 December 1643 Shropshire, England of unspecified causes. He married NN Harris (c1555-) 1590 in Shropshire, England.


Richard More was master of Linley, an estate near Bishop’s Castle, close to the Welsh border in Shropshire.

A distant cousin Jasper More (1547-1613) was about to die with no male heir. His estates were held in an entail whereby inheritance was restricted to male heirs but Richard, in the marriage settlement paid 600 pounds to Jasper More, so there must have been clear title. It was arranged that Jasper's youngest daughter, Katherine More (1586-) would marry her 17-year-old 3rd cousin Samuel More (c1593-) which happened indeed, on 4 February 1610, (old date style). She would later be caught in and adulterous affair and her four little children shipped off on the Mayflower in 1620 to the New World.

Additionally, in 1616, Samuel More, under his father Richard's direction, removed all four children from Larden and placed them in the care of some of Richard More's tenants near Linley. The removal was shortly after the youngest child had been baptised which was on 16 April. According to Samuel's statement, the reason he sent the children away was as the apparent likeness & resemblance … to Jacob Blakeway,


Offspring of Richard More of Linley Hall and NN Harris (c1555-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel More (c1585-) 1585 Shropshire, England 1662 England Katherine More (1586-)
Elizabeth Worsley (c1595-)



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