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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

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

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