Moore was born on 23 December 1811, in Dublin and died on 6 August 1864 as the result of an angina attack, whilst visiting Bath. He was buried at Mount Jerome cemetery in Dublin. He was the eldest son of William Moore, an Ulsterman, and his wife Anne Rowan of Mullaghmore. Moore was educated at the Luxemburg School near Dublin, founded by Gregor Von Feinagle and based on his mnemonic ideas. This education provided Moore with an excellent memory, which he put to good use during his public career as a free trade speaker. In 1831 Moore entered Trinity College, Dublin, graduating in 1835 with a BA. While at Trinity, Moore was an active member of the debating society, supporting the union of Britain and Ireland.
From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.