Robert More (botanist)

Robert More (1703–1780) was an English politician, academic and botanist.


He was the son of Robert More, the third son of Samuel More.[1] He was admitted to Queens' College, Cambridge in 1721, and matriculated there in 1723. He graduated B.A. in 1725, M.A. in 1728, and became a Fellow.[2]

He travelled widely in Europe; in Spain he became intimate with Benjamin Keene and Spanish ministers, and promoted administrative reform.[1] He was Member of Parliament for Bishop's Castle from 1727 to 1741, and for Shrewsbury from 1754 to 1761; he was mayor of Shrewsbury in 1737.[3] He encountered local opposition in the 1730s from John Walcot, his nephew, who had acquired the manor of Bishop's Castle.[4]

An enthusiastic botanist, More was a friend of Linnæus, and a Fellow of the Royal Society, elected in 1729.[1][3]


  1. 1 2 3  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1894). "More, Samuel". Dictionary of National Biography. 38. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  2. "More, Robert (MR720R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. 1 2 Condren, Conal. "More, Richard". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/19186. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. "More, Robert (1703-80), of Linley Hall, nr. Bishop's Castle, Salop., History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 11 January 2015.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed. (1894). "More, Samuel". Dictionary of National Biography. 38. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Peere Williams
Charles Mason
Member of Parliament for Bishop's Castle
1727 1741
With: John Plumptre 172734
Edward Kynaston 173441
Succeeded by
Marquess of Carnarvon
Andrew Hill
Preceded by
Sir Richard Corbet, Bt
Thomas Hill
Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury
1754 1761
With: Thomas Hill
Succeeded by
Robert Clive
Thomas Hill

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