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Sir John Moore's birthplace

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Sir John Moore's birthplace

Sir John Moore (1761-1809), son of the physician John Moore (1729-1802), was born in this three-storey tenement, Donald's Land, opposite the Tron Steeple in Trongate. The family moved to Dunlop Street c 1771. Sir John became a national hero following his death fighting against the French at the Battle of Corunna during the Peninsular Wars in 1809.

The building was subsequently occupied by a shoe shop and Donnelly's Tavern and Billiard Rooms. It is depicted in this engraving during its demolition in 1855.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 941.435 GOR

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
billiards, Donald's Land, Donnelly's Tavern and Billiard Rooms, pubs, shoe shops, soldiers, taverns, tenements



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