I have missed one week on this blog because Tom and I were travelling in
. First we stayed in the Cotswold’s and saw
sights in that area and then 5 days in England . I thought I would not be thinking of
genealogy while there because I don’t have any ancestors from London . England
We were in
learning all about Lord Horatio Nelson when it dawned on me that my 2nd
Great Grandfather’s name was Horatio Nelson Moore and was probably named for
this Lord Nelson.
I wrote about my Horatio Nelson Moore in #8 but in mentioning that he was named after his older brother who died the week my ancestor was born, I wasn’t aware that the first Horatio might have been named for the famous Lord.
Looking at the date line of Lord Horatio Nelson and that of the first Horatio Nelson Moore, I see that Horatio Nelson Moore was born at the height of the Lord’s career as a Royal Naval Admiral and a year before Lord Nelson died at the battle of Trafalgar.
Horatio Nelson Moore was born October 17, 1804 in
to Tristram and Thankful
(Foster) Moore. He died on March 24,
1825 at the age of 21 and was still single.
Moore family in Canada
was probably following Lord Nelson's accomplishments in and very proud of his
victories and felt they would honor him by naming their son Horatio Nelson
Captain Horatio Nelson 1781
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was a British flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was noted for his inspirational leadership and superb grasp of strategy and unconventional tactics, which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories. He was wounded several times in combat, losing one arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the sight in one eye in Corsica. Of his several victories, the best known and most notable was the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, during which he was shot and killed.
Nelson's death at Trafalgar secured his position as one of
most heroic figures. The significance of the victory and his death during the
battle led to his famous signal, "England expects that
every man will do his duty", being regularly quoted, paraphrased and
referenced up to the modern day. Numerous monuments, including Nelson's
Column in Trafalgar Square, Britain London,
have been created in his memory and his legacy remains highly influential.
Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square 2014