Moore, Charles, 1st Marquess of Drogheda (1730 -1822)

Charles Moore, Earl of Drogheda was born 29 June 1730, the second, but eldest surviving son of Edward, 5th Earl, and Sarah, eldest daughter of Brabazon Ponsonby, 1st Earl of Bessborough. He entered the Army in 1744, and was Member of Parliament (Ireland) for St Canice, alias Irishtown 1756 1758. In 1758 he succeeded his father as 6th Earl of Drogheda. He was appointed Governor of County Meath, 12 January 1759, and Lieutenant Colonel of the 19th, afterwards 18th Light Dragoons 1762-1821, and was active in putting down the Whiteboy outrages. He married, 15 February 1766, Anne Seymour, daughter of the 1st Marquess of Hertford. He was Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant 1763, Governor of Queen's County 1769, Major General 1770, Lieutenant General 1777, General 1793, and Field Marshal 1821, but never saw active service. He represented Horsham in the United Kingdom Parliament 1776 1780. He was created a Knight of St Patrick 17 March 1783, being one of the original creation of knights, and was made Marquess of Drogheda 5 July 1791, and a Baron of the United Kingdom 17 Jan 1801 as Baron Moore. He died 22 December 1822 and was succeeded by his eldest son and heir Charles.

Seat / Residence(s): Monasterevin, Kildare
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Moore, Charles, 1st Marquess of Drogheda  (1730 - 1822) (Stamp 1) Motto: Fortis cadere cedere non potest
Arms: Azure on a chief indented or three mullets pierced
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: chief indented, on a, Heraldic Charges: mullets (3)
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a moor's head couped at the shoulder wreathed
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: head, moor's, Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a