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The Late Mr. George Moore 

The death of this benevolent and public-spirited citizen of London is much regretted. It took place at Carlisle, on Tuesday week, as mentioned in the last obituary, from the hurts caused by a runaway horse knocking him down in the street. Mr Moore had a country house near Carlisle, being a native of Cumberland. He had been fifty years in London, employed in the business of that great firm, now styled Copestake, Moore & Crampton, manufacturers of lace and sewn muslin, in Bow ChurchYard. He never sought, or would accept, the honours of municipal or parliamentary election; but he was a most active and liberal supporter of all good works in religion, charity, and popular instruction. Among the many good institutions which owe their existence or success to Mr Moore may be named the Commercial Travellers' Orphan School, the Royal Hospital for Incurables, the British Home for Incurables, a special branch of the Female Mission Among Fallen Women, the Little Boys' Home, and the Field Lane Ragged Schools. He had also for many years shared in conducting a truly Christian experiment for the private reformation of thieves. Finding the neighbourhood of Somers Town in a very neglected and forlorn condition, six or seven years ago, he built a church and schools there. While carrying on these good works in the great city where he had made his fortune and his home, he constantly worked for the benefit of his native county, rebuilding schools, finding proper masters for them, and adding liberally to the scanty livings of the churches.

 

While carrying on these good works in the great city where he had made his fortune and his home, he constantly worked for the benefit of his native county, rebuilding schools, finding proper masters for them, and adding liberally to the scanty livings of the churches. He was one of the leading members of the private committee appointed by Dr Tait, when Bishop of London, for the bill for the union of city benefices; and he was a commissioner from the same bishop, in 1861, to inquire into the fund raised by a clergyman at the East-End for the relief of "Londoners over the Border." With Colonel Stuart Wortley, Mr George Moore laboured in distributing the Paris Relief Fund subscribed by the City of London, and, by his ability and firmness of purpose, did much to relieve the terrible distress. His funeral on Saturday, at Allhallows Church, Wigton, near his own mansion of Whitehall, was attended by a large number of the Cumberland gentry, headed by Lord Muncaster, Lord Lieutenant of the County, and Mr Johnson , of Castlesteads, the High Sheriff. The Archbishop of York was one of the pall bearers, with Sir Wilfred Lawson, M.P., Colonel Henderson, Mr S. Copestake, Mr. F. S. Reed, and Mr S. P. Foster. The Bishop of Carlisle, with the Rev. Canon Reeve, took part in the service. The Bishop, in preaching a funeral sermon at Carlisle Cathedral, on Sunday forenoon, spoke very fully and fervently of Mr Moore's Christian life; and the Dean of Carlisle, on Sunday afternoon, referred again to the subject. At St. John's Church, Keswick, the Rev. Canon Battersby, and the Vicar of Wigton, the Rev. Mr. Schnibben, in his parish church, likewise spoke of the excellent man departed. The committees and secretaries of many London charitable institutions have presented to Mrs. Moore their addresses of condolence. The portrait of Mr. Moore is from a photograph by Messrs. Maull ands Co. of Cheapside.

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