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HISTORY 



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MOLYNEUX FAMILIES 



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NELLIE ZADA RICE MOLYNEUX 



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C. W. BARDEEN, PUBLISHER 

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COPYBIGHT, 1904 
BY 

Nellie Zada Rice Molyneux 



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'We aim to know, 
If long ago, 

Our forefathers honors carried; 
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TO 

MY HUSBAND 

ROBERT A. MOLYNEUX 

A DESCENDANT 

OF THE 
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PREFACE 

For many years I have been collecting material relating 
to the Molyneux Family. 

Omissions there are many, for it has been difficult to 
get response to letters; but many thanks are due to the 
kindly help and encouragement of Major General Edward 
L. Molyneux of Greater New York; Rear Admiral Sir 
Robert Molyneux, K.C.B. ; Hon. William More Moly- 
neux, Guildford, Sussex, England; Captain Joseph B. 
Molyneux of Cleveland, Ohio, U. S. A. ; and Mr. Charles 
E. Molyneux, President of the Molyneux Historical Soci- 
ety, Dushore, Pa. 

N. Z. R. M. 
Syracuse, N. Y., December, 1904. 



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AUTHORITIES FOR MOLYNEUX GENEALOGY 

Anderson, Royal Genealogy. 
Baines, History of Lancashire. 
Burke, Landed Gentry. « 

Burke, Extinct Baronage. 
Burke, Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies. 
Burke, Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage. 
Burke, Peerage. 
Camden. 

Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. 
Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica. 
Collins, Peerage. 
Complete Baronetage, Vol. I. 
Dictionary of National Biography. 
Dictionary of the Landed Gentry, Burke. 
Debrett, Peerage, Baronetage, and Elnightage. 
Dod, Peerage, Baronetage, and Elnightage, &c. 
Doomsday Book. 

History of the Commoners, Burke. 
History of Boston. 
Hayden, Book of Dignities. 

Irish Landed Gentry, When Cromwell came to Ireland, O'Bart. 
Lodge, Peerage, Baronetage, and Ejiightage. 
Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica. 
Memoir of the Molyneux Family, Gisbome Molyneux. 
Nobility and Gentry, A. D., 1678. 
New England Hist. Gen. Register. 
Plairfair, British Family Antiquity. 

Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of the British Empire. 
Paget, Records of Harvey, 1846, page 80. 

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Patronymica Britannica, Lower. 

The Genealogist. 

The Peerage of Visitation of Seats and Arms, Burke. 

The Topographer Genealogist. 

The Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland. 

Whi taker, Peerage. 

Wottcn, Baronetage. 

Genealogy of William Molyneux and Descendants, Geo. Molyneux Pardoe. 

Reconls of both English and Irish Branches, Miss M. Fisher, a descendant 
<on her mother's side) of the Molyneux Family, Irish Branch. 

Sutton, Lancashire Authors. 

Visitation of Nottinghamshire. 

Visitation of Huntingdonshire. 

Visitation of Lancashire. 

Family Traditions, Notes, and Lineage, with old letters furnished by Mrs. 
Samuel Darker (Rebecca Molyneux), of Dublin, Ireland. 

Records from the late Admiral Sir Robert More Molyneux, K.C.B. 

Illustrations from Mrs. Samuel Crittendon, New York. 

Illustrations from Hon. William Molyneux, Guildford, Sussex, England. 

Letters and Record from Capt. Joseph B. Molyneux. 

Old letters, correspondence with descendants of both English and Irish 
branches, with in many cases Bible records. In some cases these have been 
hard to decipher, and the spelling, especially of proper names and armorial 
bearings, has varied greatly. It has been thought best to follow the copy, 
even where it seemed erroneous, which will account for many seeming incon- 
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LINEAGE OF THE ENGLISH BRANCH, MOLYNEUX 

In 1066, among the noble attendants of the Conqueror 
was William de Molins, a person of noble extraction, as 
appears from the roll of Battle Abbey in which list his 
name stands 18th, in order; and to the said William, 
Eoger de Poictiers (by consent of the Conqueror) gave the 
manor of Sefton, Thorndon and Kemdon, in the County 
of Lancaster of which Sefton became his chief seat. To 
him succeeded Vivian, his heir, who bore a cross Moline 
for his arms, and was father to Adam de Molines; who 
married Annota dau. of Benedict Garnet, Lord of Speke 
in Lancastershire, and had three sons of which Robert s. 
and m. Beatrix de Villers, heir to Pagan de ViUers, Lord 
of Little Crosby in the Co. of Lancaster, with whom he 
had the Lordship, and by her had a son Eichard, who m. 
Edith, sister to Alenerice de Botiller of Wernington, and 
was father of Adam de Molins who s. at Sefton, and in 
the reign of Henry III, was made Forrester, in the Co. 
Lane. ; he m. Lettice de Brenley, by whom he had a son 
Sir William who m. Margret, dau. to Alan de Thornton, 
of the Co. Leicester and had Richard his successor, who by 
Emma Donne his wife had Sir William, his heir; who m. 
Isabella Scarsbrick of Scarsbrick. He was made Banneret 
in Gascoigne by Edmund Couchback, Earl of Lancaster, 
second son of King Henry III. and dying in 1289, left Sir 
Richard his heir; who by Agatha dau. and heir to Sir 
Roger Kyralon of Lardbrook, Knt. had six sons and two 

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daughters. Ellen the eldest m. Eichard Bold, of Bold 
Lancashire, Esq.; Sir William the eldest succeeded his 
father in 1363. He distinguished himself at the battle of 
Navaret, in Spain under Edward the Black Prince, where 
he was made a Bannoret in 1367, and continued to serve 
under that General in all his Spanish and French wars. 
He died at Canterbury in 1372. He m. first Johannah, 
dau. and heir to Jordan Ellall, Forrester of Wersdale, by 
Alice, his wife, one of the daus. and co-heirs to Thomas 
de Twenge; secondly, Margret, dau. and heir to Sir Alan 
Hetton, of Buthel, widow of Sir Robert Holland of En- 
kerston, brother to Sir Thomas Holland, Knt. of the Qar- 
ter ; by the former he had seven sons, of whom Sir Thomas 
the second was slain at Redcot- Bridge, between Berkshire 
and Oxfordshire in 1388; and Sir William the eldest s. his 
father. He m. Jane, dau. to Sir Bob't Holland, and had 
Sir Richard Molins, or Molyneux, who m. Ellen, dau. of 
Sir Thomas Urswick, and deceasing 1397, by her (who 
afterwards m. Sir Thos. Savage) had three sons, Richard, 
Adam and Robert. Adam was Bishop of Chester and 
keeper of the Privy-Seal in the reign of King Henry VI. 
and was murdered at Portsmouth in 1449. Robert m. 
Margret dau. to Sir Baldwin LeStrange, and left an only 
child, Edith, m. Adam Troutback, Esq., whose dau. 
Margret m. Sir John Talbot of Grafton, ancestor by her 
of the Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford. Richard s. at 
Sefton, and eminently distinguished himself at the battle 
of Aguencourt, where he was knighted. He m. Ist, Joan, 
dau. of Sir Gilbert Haydock, of Bradley, widow of Sir 
Peter Leigh of Lyme, and had eight sons and three 
daughters; Catherine m. 1st, to John Stanhope, Esq., 
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UNBAGE OF THE ENGLISH BRANCH 11 

Vis. Oormanston ; Elizabeth to Sir Rbt. Southworth. His 
second wife was Helen, dau. to Sir William Harrington 

of Hornby and widow of EatclifE of the Tower, in 

Lane, Esq. ; by whom he had two daus. Anna m. Sir 
Richard Nevil of Tevefedge, in Yorkshire; and Margret 
Sir Peter Leigh of Lyme, Knt. The sons were Sir Rich- 
ard, Sir Thomas, from whom descended Sir John Moly- 
neux of Teversale, in Nottinghamshire, created a Baronet 
in 1611 — John, Rector of Sefton, Henry, Gilbert, who m. 
Lady Cheneys, of the Co. of Bucks, Edmund, Robert, 
William. Sir Richard, the eldest, was in such favor with 
his Prince, and had so much honor done him by his coun- 
try, that in the Act of petition of resumption (the 36th. 
of Henry VI.) there was this provisional clause in his be- 
half. *' Viz. Provided always, that this act extend not, 
nor in any wise be prejudicial unto Richard Molineux of 
Sefton, Esq. ; one of the Ushers of our Privy-Chamber, 
in, of, or to the constableship of our Castle of Liverpool, 
the Stewardship of West Derbyshire and Staffordshire, 
the Forestship of our Forest of Symonds Wood, and our 
Parks of Croxteth, &c." He was afterwards knighted, 
and was slain at the battle of Bloreheath in Staffordshire, 
Sept. 23, 1459, fighting for the house of Lancaster. He 
m. Elizabeth, 2nd dau. of Sir Thos. Stanley, 6th Earl of 
Derby and by her had Sir Thomas his heir, James, Arch- 
deacon of Richmond, and rector of Sefton. Margaret m. 
1st, John Dutton, of Dutton, Esq. ; and 2nd, Sir William 
Bulkeley, ancestor of the Viscounts Buckeley. Eleanor 
m. 1st, Sir Geo. Leyland of Morley, and 2nd, Roger Ash- 
ton, Esq. Joan m. Christopher Barton of Smithells, Esq. 
Sir Thomas, the oldest, was in arms for King Edw. IV., 
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town of Berwick from the Scots, and was there made a 
Bannoret; but d. in the 6th of Henry VII, having issue 
by Anne dau. to Thos. Dutton of Dutton, in Co. Chester, 
by Anne dau. of James, Lord Audley, two sons and three 
daughters, Sir William his heir, Edward, rector of Sefton, 
Salton and Houghton. Jane m. Sir Eobt. Foulshurst, of 
Crew, in Chester, Elizabeth m. James Batcliffe, of the Co. 
Lane, Esq. Ellen m. Robert Nevil, Esq. Sir William, in 
the reign of King Henry VIII was a great commander in 
the Co. of Lancaster and brought a considerable strength 
to the seasonable succor of the Duke of Norfolk, with 
whom he performed signal service at the battle of Flod- 
den Field 1713, taking there with his own hand two 
streamers, which are still in the family. He m. 1st, Jane, 
dau. of Sir Richd. Rugg, in Co. Stafford, by whom he had 
Sir Richard, his heir. Jane m. Richard Bold, Lane, Esq. 
Annie m. Alexander Standish of Standish Hall, Esq; m. 
2nd, Elizabeth dau. of Cuthbert Clifton in Lane; by 
whom he had William and Thomas, who died without 
issue, and Annie m. Henry Halsal, of Halsal, Esq. Sir 
Richard who s. his father in 1548, was knighted at the 
coronation of Queen Mary, and in the 8th of Elizabeth 
made Sheriff of the Co. of Lane, 1556 but died 1568. 
He m. Elanor, dau. to Sir Alexander Radcliff of Orsdal, 
in Co. Lane; Knt., and had issue. William the elder m. 
Bridget, dau. to John Caryll, of Warnham, Co. Sussex, 
Esq., but dying before his father, left son Richard who s. 
his grandfather and by Queen Elizabeth was made Knt., 
1586, and by King James, a Baronet, 1611. He m. 
Francis, dau. to Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Master of the Rolls 
(from whom the Earls of Macclesfield, and Lord Gerrard 
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daughters, of whom Annie m. Sir John Byron, Knt. of 
the Bath, by whom she had John, the 6th Lord Byron. 
Alice m. Wm. son of Ebt. Lord Dormer, and was mother 
of Chas. Earl of Caernarvon. Frances m. Sir Thos. Gar- 
rard of Byrn, and was mother of Sr. Wm., 3rd Baronet. 
Bridget m. Ealph Standish of Standish Hall, in the Co. of 
Lane, Esq. ; Elizabeth m. Richard Sherburne, of Stone- 
hurst, in same Co., Esq; Juliana m. Sir Thos. Walmesley, 
of Dunkelhaugh, Knt. Margret m. Sir Gteo. Simon, of 
Brittwel, in Co. Oxford, by whom he had Sir James 
Simeon, created a Baronet in 1677. Of the sons (I. Vis.) 
Sir Richard, 3rd son s. ; he was created a Viscount 1628, 
m. Mary, dau. to Thomas Caryll, of Benstone in Co. Sus- 
sex, and had Richard, Caryll, Philip, Francis, Charlotte, 
who m. Sir Wm. Stanley of Hooton in Cheshire Bart. 
Mary m. 1st, Geo. Selby of Whitehouse, in the Bishopric 
of Durham and 2nd, Sir Edward Mostyn of Talacre in 
Flintshire Baronet, to whom she was 3rd wife; and his 
eldest son and heir. Sir Pierce Mostyn, Bart, by his Ist 
wife, m. Frances, dau. of said Geo. Selby and Mary, his 
wife, afterwards Lady Mostyn. Richard (6th Vis.) Moly- 
neux dying in 1632, was s. by eldest son Richard, the 
2d, Vis., who with his brother Caryll, took up arms for 
King Chas. I at the breaking out of the rebellion, and for 
his service raised a regiment of horse and another of foot, 
with which they served all the time of that war, and were 
in Oxford when it surrendered to the rebels. They after- 
wards attended King Chas. II, when he marched out of 
Scotland, and were with him in the battle of Worcester; 
after which they lived in retirement for some time. He 
m. Frances, eldest dau. of Wm. the 2nd Duke of Somer- 
set; but by her (who m. 2nd Thomas Wrothelley — the 



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last Earl of SouthamptoD, aod 3rd, m. Couyers the 2nd 
Earl of Holdemesse) left no issue. (3 Vis.) Caryll, his 
brother s. (who was outlawed, and excepted from com- 
pounding; but at last, having made some friends, he got 
leave to compound for the estate, and paying an excessive 
fine, was put into the possession of it). When King James 
II came to the crown he was constituted Lord Lieutenant 
and Custos Eotulorum of the Co. Lane, as also made 
Admiral of the narrow Seas. His Lordehip d. 1697, leav- 
ing issue by Mary, dau. Alaxander Barlow of Barlow, in 
said Co., Eichard who m. Mary, eldest dau. of WilUam 
Marquis of Powis, who was by Jam^s II, after his abdica- 
tion, created Duke of Powis, by whom he had no issue; 
and his Lady remarried with Francis, Vise. Montague. 
Caryll died in infancy, William his successor. Maiy m. 
Thomas Preston of Fumess in Co. Lane. Frances in 1683 
m. Sir Neil O'Neil of the Co. Antrim, Bart. Margret m. 
1st, 1683 Jenico the 7th Vise, Gormanston; 2nd Robt. 
Casey, Esq., counsellor at law; and 3rd, 1692, James 
Butler of Kelveloigher Co., Tipperary, Esq., and died 
1711. Elizabeth m. Edward Widdington of Hoirley, Esq. 
Anne m. William Widdrington of Cheesebume Grange, 
Esq., both in Co. of Northumberland, (4 Vis.). Wil- 
liam 8., m. Bridget, dau. to Robert Lucy of Charlecote 
Co., Warwick, and d. Mar. 8, 1717, having had seven sons 
and five daus : Richard, Caryll, William, Thomas — Wil- 
liam and Vivian d. infants— Edward, Mary, Frances, Eliza- 
beth, Anne, Bridget. Of the dau. Mary m. 1st, Clif- 
ton Esq. ; 2nd 1737, Nicholas, son of Sir Geo. Temp- 
est of Tong, in Yorkshire, Bart. ; and Frances, 1738, m. 
John Caryll of Lady-Holt Sussex, Esq. (6 Vis.). Rich- 
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of Cardigan (who after his death remarried Peter, eldest 
son of Sir John Osborne, of Checksands, Bart.) and had 
issue one son, William, d. young, and two daus. Mary and 
Dorothy, of whom the eldest m. 1st, Thomas Clifton of 
Tytham Co. Lane. ; 2nd, William Auderton, of Euxton 
Hall in same Co., by both of whom she had issue, but his 
Lordship dying in Dec, 1733 without male issue (6 Vis.) 
Caryll his brother became heir; and he d. Nov., 1745, left 
three sons, Eichard who s. him, William, and Thomas, 
who marriad July 20, 1746, Maria, dau. of Wm. Leverley, 

and widow of Griffeth (or Griff en) Esq., and also m. 

John Errington, Esq.^ by whom he had Richard (Earl, 7 
Vis.) entered in Holy Orders of the Church of Rome and d. 
unm. s. by brother (8 Vis.) William, who d. also with- 
out issue in 1758, but Thomas, the youngest brother, who 
died Dec, 1756, having married July 20, 1740, Maria, dau. 

Leverly, Esq., widow of 1st of Griff eth, Esq., 

and 2nd of John Errington, of Northumberland, Esq., by 
whom he had Charles William, on whom the honors de- 
volved on the death of his uncle William, who d. in 1795. 
He died 1796 s. by son William Phillip, who died 1838, 
s. by Charles William, who d. 1866 s. by son William who 
d. 1897 s., by son Charles WilUam Huyton, who d. 1901 s. 
by brother Hon. Osbert Cecil Molyneux, who married July 
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Arms. — Azure, a cross Moline Or. 

Crest. — On a cap of dignity, a peacock's tail. Proper 
supporters — Two lions azure. 

Motto 

"VivereSatVincere." 
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• * Honi 8oit Qui Mai y Pense. " 
"Evil to them who think evil." 

Lords of Sefton. — Muling, Mulinus, Molinex, 
Molino, Molyneux, Molineux, Molyneaux. 
Tradition of thb Family: — 

1. Robert Molyneux,* was the son of a Spanish 
Priest of noble family and a French Nun, who 
left the Cloister, going to Moulin, where he 
(Eobert) was born, his mother giving him the 
name of Eobert de MouUn, after the place 
where he was born. She then returned to the 
Cloister, where by her penance and piety she 
became the Abbess of the Cloister. She is spok- 
en of by many as Heloise, with whom Peter 
Abelard fell in love to the scandal of the 
church, and after the birth of the son Robert 
they were privately married. The union did not 
appease the wrath of the canon, and Abelard 
was expelled from the priesthood and became 
one of the founders of the Oblates, a society 

*Aberlard and Heloise as the parents of Robert de Moulin (Molyneux) are 
not to be vouched for,~but the story as tradition was told to me in the above 
paragraph. But there is to be found, among the Bishops of Hereford, the 
name of Robert de Meulin, Priory of Llanthony, who was so consecrated 22 
Dec., 1168, Ob. 27, Feb., 1166-7, therefore it would not be surprising if the 
Robert de Meulin here named were not the son mentioned and the ancestor of 
the House of Molyneux. , 

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still existing in the Caucasian Mountains. (Tra- 
dition also tells us that from this order of 
Priests often comes the call to the House of 
Molyneux, and when this call comes, the one 
called leaves all to obey.) Robert Molyneux, 
bom in Mouline, known as '^ The Comte de 

MeuUn," married 

Issue : 
2 — I. Captain William Molyneux (Molins) appears to 
have been one of the most distinguished, as 
well from the Battle Abbey roll, wherein his 
name stands 18th in order as from the old 
Chronicles of the duchy, wherein he is set 
down and placed aa a most especial and chief 
man in nearness and singular credit with his 
royal master. Captain William Molyneux and 
his brother Vivian were in the 1st expedition 
of the Army sent by William the Conqueror 
1050. under the conduct of Roger de Poy tiers, and the 

io«8. said Roger de Poytiers* who was then possessed 

of all the tract of land in Lane, between the 
river Ribbie and Mersy by gift of the crown, 
gave among other lands and manors of Septon, 
Thorndon, Kerdon, and half of land as services 

♦William Roger de Poytieres (so called because his wife was a Poitaime, or 
native of the province of Poitiers). Of Roger de Poytiers Camden says, 
''The name is not to be met with in writings; but only that of Roger de 
Poictiers (also given as Picktaviensis), who was lord of the honour of Lancas- 
ter, built a Castle there, the government whereof was enjoyed for a long 
time by the noble family of Molyneux, — knights (and now Lords Molyneux) 
whose chief seat is hard by, at Sephton which the said Roger de Poictiers be- 
stowed upon Vivian de Molyneux, a little after the coming of the Normans, 
for all the land between the Ribbie and Mersey, belonged to the said Roger, 
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of half Knts. fee. Whereof he WiUiam Moly- 
neux made Septon his chief seat and was s. 
by his brother Vivian de Molyneux. 
2 
2 — II. Vivian de Molyneux married Sy warda. 
2 — III. Eoger de Molyneux. (His name found on the 

'^ Roll from the Nobiliere de Normandie ".) 
3— IV. John of Teversal (1073) m. 
2 — II. Vivian de Molyneux married Swyrd. 
Issue : 

3 — 4. Adam Molyneux, Lord of Speke, m. 
Annota de Garnet. 
5. Richard. 
2 — IV. John Molyneux of Teversalle (1073) m. 
Issue : 
3 — 6. Francis Molyneux. 

4. Adam de Molyneux, * eldest son of Vivian 
de Molyneux and Swyrd... gave a grant 
of land in Mulling to the church of the 
Virgin Mary at Corksands, sealed with 
his seal of the Cross Molins,t and bearing 
the Legend " S. Adam's de MoUneux". 
He married Annota, only dau. and heiress 
of Benedict de Garnett, Lord of Speke, 
Co. Lane. 
Issue: 
4—7. Robert de Molyneux. 

8. Gilbert of Pemberton m. Jane. 

9. Swyrd married during reign of 

King John (surnamed The Lackland). 

*Adam de Molyneux, eldest sod, was styled Dominus Adam de Molyneux. 
f The Cross Molins, Arms of the Molyneux family, are allusive to the name, 
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4 

4 — 7. Bobert de Molyneux (Adam, Vivian, 
Robert), married temp. King John, ^' The 
Lackland ", Beatrix de Villers, dau. and 
heiress of Sir Robert de Villers, sou of 
Richard de Villers, a crusader under E^w. 
I of Little, acquired the estate of Uttle 
Crosby, Co. Lancaster. 



Pagan de Villers. 

Richard de Villers, m 

Issue: 3rd son, Robert de Villers, Earl of Jersey, 
m 

Issue: 

Beatrix de Villers, noted for her beauty. Tradition 
says she was the morganatic wife of King John, *' The 
Lackland." 

Genealogy. — That Robert Molyneux, son of Adam 
de Molyneux and Annota de Garnett married temp. King 
John, " The. Lackland ". Beatrix de Villers ambitious to 
be a Queen, in love with King John, loath to leave him, 
but by him (King John) given in marriage to one of his 
Barons (temp.) Sir Robert Molyneux. She did bitterly 
curse the House of Molyneux and all that bear the name, 
caUing down maledictions of misery, blasting their loves 
with tragedy. Issue of this marriage (from whom de- 
scended Earls of Sefton, Ireland, Teversall and Notting- 
hamshire) : 

6 — 10. Richard Molyneux of Crosby m. 1st 
Edith ; m. 2nd, Emma Davis. 

11. Simon. 

12. Vincent m. Isabella. 



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» 

13. John. 

4 — 9. Swyrd Molyneux m 

Issue: 

6 — 14. Henry Molyneux. 

1272. ^ — 1^- Richard Molyneux of Sefton, Little 

Edw. m, Crosby and Espeke — eldest son of Rob- 

^^'^^ ert de Molyneux and Beatrix de Villers. 

(This baronial family of De Mohns, 
who became resident under Edw. Ill are 
stated to derive their surname from the 
town so called in Bourbonnais, but there 
may have been an earher settlement 
from one of the numerous places in Nor- 
mandy called Moulines or Mouhns, from 
the Molendina or water wells there ex- 
isting), m. 1st Edith, sister of Alinerice ^ 
de Botiller of Wemington. 
Issue by 1st wife : 
6 — 16. Adam de Molyneux, m. Lettice Brenley. 

16. Robert. 

Richard Molyneux m. 2nd, Emma 
Davis. 
Issue by 2nd wife: 

17. William Molyneux Knt. of Sefton. 

18. Thomas Molyneux of Oglough, m 

19. Peter. 

20. John (a monk in Chester). 

21. Agnes m. Hugo Banaster de Tormerly. 

22. AUce, m. (her cousin) Robert Molyneux, 
son of Simon Molyneux; m. 2nd, son 
of Ralph Standish and Margret Rad- 



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cliff, dau. of John and Eatherine Moly- 
neux. 

23. Julian, m. William Clere of Sefton 
(1275). 
6 — 11. Simon Molyneux, second son of Robert 
Molyneux and Beatrix de Villers m. — . 
Issue: 
6 — 24. Robert Molyneux m. Alice Molyneux, 
dau. of Richard Molyneux of Thornton. 
25. William Molyneux. 
6 — 12. Vincent Molyneux, third son of Robert 
Molyneux and Beatrix de Villers m. Isa- 
bella Dugale (Vincent de Molyneux was 
returned to parliament as Enight of the 
Shire for S. Hampton in 1301). 
Issue : 
6—26, John Molyneux m. Egida dau. of 

Henry Charnock. 
■5 — 13. John Molyneux of Teversall Notts m. 
Issue : 
6 — 27. Francis Molyneux. 
6 
Reign of ^ — 1^- Adam de Molyneux, Esq. ; of Sefton had 
Henry III. a Forestship in Co. Lancaster, in 1228. 
Was in commission for the perambula- 
tion of Forest. M. Lettice (Letita) 
Brenley. 
Issue : 
7 — 28. William Molyneux m. Margaret de 
Thornton. (He was known as William 
More Molyneux.) 
29. Roger de Molyneux fought in Welsh 
wars of Edw. I. He married 



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6 — 24. Robert Molyneux (son of Simon) m. 
Alice Molyneux dau. of Richard Moly- 
neux of Thornton. 



Issue : 




7—30. Richard Molyneux. 




31. William. 




32. Margaret. . 




PEDIGREE FROM THE PLEA ROLLS 




De Banco. 


464. 


Tjanc, Mich. 4 I- 


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Robert, son of Simon Molyneux of Thornton, sued 
Agnes, formerly wife of Robert Alcockson of Thornton, 
for laijds in Thornton which Richard, son of Robert Moly- 
neux, had given Robert to the heirs of his body. 

The pleadings gave this •pedigree: — 

Robert de Molyneux. Living temp. E. W. I. 

Robert. 

I. Simon. 

I. Robert the plaintiff: — . 

Robert Molyneux stated to have held Sefton and other 
lands in County Lancaster, but the Molyneux pedigree 
takes no notice of him. 

Chancery Proceedings. 
Bundle 6, No. 18. Clerk. 
Molyneux. 



6 — 25. William Molyneux (son of Simon) m. 
Issue : 

7 — 33. Simon Molyneux. 

34. William. 

35. Richard m. Alice de Aintree. 



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6 — 26. John Molyneux, son of Vincent Moly- 
neux and Isabell Dugale, a soldier (son 
of Vincent Molyneux who was returned 
to Parliament as Enight of the Shire 
1301), who descended from Robert de 
Molyneux of Molens in Bourbonnais, 
who came to England with Henry I. — 
Sir John Molyneux of Crosby who bore 
the cross mouline crowned, married 1st 
Agnes Blundell dau. of David Blundell, 
Esq.; of Crosby Hall; m. 2d Isabella 
dau. of Robert Erney of Chester; m. 3d 
Egida dau. of Henry Chamock (d. 1362). 
Sir John was in the service of the 
Chancellor, in 1325-29. Was sent 
abroad on sojne mission with WilUam 
de Montauch (first Earl of Salisbury, in 
whose service he was). Molyneux re- 
ceived numerous grants from Edward 
III., chiefly of manors and Seignorial 
rights, in 1386. He received pardon for 
entertaining John Mautravers, lately 
banished, Thomas de Berkley and others. 
In the same year he is spoken of as 
'^ Valletus " to the King,^and received 
lands and Manors of Dalchet and Pull- 
ner, Buckinghamshire, under Mounta- 
cule in Scottish wars, for which in 1338 
he received £220 10 s. 1 d. as wages 
and compensation for the horses he had 
lost; in 1338 he received the custody of 
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created a Knight Baronet, and em- 
ployed in negotiating alliance with the 
Duke of Brabant. In 1340 was one 
that undertook to raise wools for the 
King's aid but the supplies which 
reached Edward were quite insufficient. 
The King was compelled to raise the 
seige of Tourney. He returned sud- 
denly to London on the 30th of Nov., 
arrested Molyneux and imprisoned him 
in the Tower, but he escaped and ap- 
parently refused to appear before the 
King^s Justices. For this rebellion his 
lands were forfeited. In 1346 he was 
pardoned and his lands were gradually 
restored to him with additional grants. 
On the 18th Sept., 1346 he was directed 
with all the men-at-arms and archers he 
could muster to the defence of Sand- 
wich. In 1347 he was summoned as 
Baron to attend a Council of Parlia- 
ment. (But this summons did not en- 
title him to a hereditary rite, and neither 
his son nor his grandson received it.) 
In 1352 he became Steward to Queen 
Philippa and overseer of her castle. 
In 1362 he was accused of falsely indi- 
cating Eobert Lombard for breaking 
into the Queen's park, and his death 
took place this year in Cambridge cas- 
tle, and he was buried in Stoke Poges 
church, where a monument without 



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any subscription near the altar, is said 
to be his. He was a benefactor to re- 
ligious foundations. His wife Egidia 
died in 1367. 
Issue: 

7 — 36. William Molyneux, Enight, of the Shire 
of Bucks, in 1879 m. Magory, dau. of 
Edward Baccoreul (Bacon), d. 1381. 

36. Richard (d. 1384). 

37. Alice. 

38. Isabella. 

7 

7 — 23. William Molyneux (known as William 
More Molyneux), most noble order of 
the Garter, 1349, K. B., Ribbon Garter 
blue, m. Margaret de Thornton, dau. of 
Sir Allen de Thornton of the Co. Leices- 
ter. Buried in Canterbury Cathedral. 
Issue: 

3 — 39. Richard Molyneux; m. Emma Donne. 

7 — 29. Roger de Molyneux (sometimes De 
Moels) fought in Welsh wars of Edward 

I; m , d. 1285. 

Issue: 

8 — 40. John Molyneux, 1338. 

41. Nicholas Molyneux (made baron by 
Writ of Summons, dated 6th Feb., 1299. 

42. Roger Molyneux. 

7_36. William Molyneux; m. Margorydau. of 
Edward Baccoreul. 



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Issue: 
8 — 43. William Molyneux killed at Orleans, in 
1429; m 

8 — 39. Richard Molyneux ; m. Emma Donne. 
Issue: 

9—44. Sir William Molyneux, Knt., of Sef- 
ton, was made bannoret in Qascony in 
1286, by Edmund (Couchback), Earl of 
Lancaster, 2nd son of Henry III; m. 
Isabella Scarsbrick of Scarbrick (d. 
1289.) 
46. Alice Molyneux; m. Robert Molyneux. 

8 — 41. Nicholas Molyneux (De Moels), 2nd son 
of Roger Molyneux, seneschal of Gas- 
cony, in royal service 1215-17. In 1224 
sent as royal messenger to Cologne, in 
connection with the mission of Walter 
Mauclerk. In August 1228, was des- 
patched as messenger to the King's 
brother E3arl Richard, in Poitou. From 
1228-32, he was sheriff of Hampshire 
and Gustos of Winchester Castle. In 
May, 1230, he was with the King in 
Brittany and sent by him on a mission 
to Hugh, count of Marche, and his wife, 
Queen Isabella, the King's mother. 
1241 was guardian of the bishopric of 
Durham during a vacancy. In 1254, 
when warden of Oxford Castle, gave to 
Henry de Hannah, the provincial of the 



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Carmelites, a house in Oxford, which 
was the first establishment of that order 
in the University. Matthew Paris calls 
him '^ miles strenuissimus et circum- 
spectus ". In 126 J in charge of Sher- 
boune Castle and in 1263 of Corfe Cas- 
tle. He married Hawse, dau. of James 
Newmarch, in whose right he held Cad- 
bury in Somerset, in Gloucestershire. 
He was a person so highly regarded by 
the King that James, son and heir, was 
by special command admitted to have 
his education with Prince Edward, the 
Prince's tutors, Hugh de Gaffard and 
Bernard de Savory, having directions to 
receive him, with one servant, and pro- 
vide him with all necessaries. 

While in the capacity of seneschal of Gascony, he was 
employed at the seige of Gramont, near Bidache. Trouble 
was already impending with Thibaut^ king of Navarre, 
who in the following year threatened Bayonne. Eventu- 
ally, in the autumn of 1244, he defeated the king (Matt. 
Paris, IV. 396). The only other known incident of his 
senschalship is a conflict with Amigot de Garro, a Gascon 
robber-lord, who had captured certain messengers which 
had been sent to Thibaut. 

Arms. — Azure, two bars qu. in chief. 
Three torteaux 
Issue: 
9 — 46. James Molyneux (educated with the 
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47. Roger Molyneux, m. Alice de Preux. 
(Served in Welsh wars and died 1294.) 

8 — 43. William Molyneux (killed at Orleans 

in 1429) ; married 

Issue: 
9—48. Aleanor, m. Robert Hungerford, Lord 
Molyneux, who suffered decapitation 
after the battle of Hexam, May, 1464. 
9 
9 — 44. Sir William Molyneux (see above). 
Issue : 

10^ — 49. Richard Molyneux; m. Agatha Kyralon 
(Kyerton) of Lardbrook. 

9 — 47. Roger Molyneux, served in Welsh wars 
and d. 1294; m. Alice de Preaux. 
Issue: 
10 — 60. John Molyneux; m. adau. of the noble 
family of Grey in 1311. 
10 
10 — 49. Richard Molyneux; m. Agatha Kyerton 
dau. of Sir Roger Kyralon. 
Issue: 
11 — 61. Sir WiUiam Molyneux (distinguished 
himself at the battle of Navaret, in 
Spain under the Black Prince, where 
he was made a banneret in 1367). 
62. Roger Molyneux. 

53. Richard. 

54. John. 

55. Robert. 



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56. Peter. 

57. Ellen; m. Bichard Bold, of Lancashire 
Esq. 

58. Agatha. 

10 — 50. John Molyneux s. his father in 1295. 
(In 1294, John Molyneux, who, doing 
his homage, had livery of his lands.) 
This feudal lord having distinguished 
himself in the Scottish wars of Edward 
I was summoned to parliament as a 
baron, from 6th Feb., 1299 to June 16, 
1311. Married a daughter of the noble 
family of Grey in 1311. 
Issue: 

(2d Baron.) 11 — 69. Nicholas Molyneux. He 
also engaged in Scottish wars; m. Mar- 
garet, dau. to Sir Hugh Courtenay, 
Knt., and sister of Hugh E3arl of Devon. 
He d. 1316, s. by his brother. 

(3rd Baron.) 60. Boger Molyneux, who, pay- 
ing 100 marks fine and doing homage, 
had livery of his lands through the 
King's especial favor, being at that 
time, in the 19th of Edw, II not of full 
age ; s. by brother. 

(4th Baron.) 61. John Molyneux, created Knt. 
of the Bath; m. Joane, dau. of Sir 
Bichard Luvel, Knt. 

11 
11 — 51. Sir William Molyneux s. his father in 
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Battle of Navaret, in Spain, under Ed- 
ward, the Black Prince, where he was 
made banneret in 1367, and continued 
to serve under that general in all his 
Spanish and French wars. On his re- 
turn he died at Canterbury in 1372. 
He m. 1st, Johannah, dau. and heir to 
Jordan EUall, Forester of Wersdale, by 
Alice his wife, one of three daus. and 
co-heirs to Thomas de Twenge; m. 2d, 
Margaret, dau. and heir to Sir Allen 
Hetton, of Buthel, widow of Sir Robert 
Holland of Enkerston, brother to Sir 
Thomas Holland, Knt. of the Garter. 
Issue: 
12—62. WiUiam Molyneux Knt. ; m. Jane Hol- 
land. 
68. Thomas; slaih at Redcot-Bridge, be- 
tween Berkshire and Oxfordshire in 1388. 

64. Richard (Parson of Sefton, one of the 
Pilgrims from England to Rome in 1471). 

65. Edward. 

66. John. 

67. Robert. 

68. Christopher. 

(4th Baron.) 11 — 61. John Molyneux, created 

Knight of the Bath, 20th Edward I; m. 

Joane, dau. Sir Richard Luvel, Knt. of 

Castle Cary. (d. 1371.) 
Issue: 
12 — 69. Mureel Molyneux; m. Sir Thomas Cour- 

tenay. 



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Issue: 

Hugh Courtenay. 

Mai^et; m. Sir Thomas Perverel. 
Issue: 

Eatherine; m. Sir Walter Hungerford 

Alianore (died). 

liurel; m. John Dinham. 

Isabel; m. William de Botreaux, Lord Bo- 
treaux, and her great great grand dau. 
Margaret m. Sir Robert Hungerford 
Ent., and carried the Barony of Bo- 
treaux with the moiety of that of Moels 
(Molyneux) to Robert 2d, Lord Hunger- 
ford. His mother was Lady Eatherine 
Hungerford, dau. and heir of Sir 
Thomas Peveral, and Margret, dau. and 
co-heir of Sir Thomas Courtenay by 
Mureel de Molyneux His moiety of the 
Barony is now vested in the present 
Marquess of Hastings, Baron Hunger- 
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The Molyneux family, Earls of Sef ton, usually bore the 
charge Or and often square or even quarter pierced. 



Crest. — Qu. red. 
Stone, Ruby. 
Planet, Mars. 
Az. blue. 
Stone, Sapphire. 
Planet, Jupiter. 




^lyttettx. 



A chapeau, qu. turned up erm, adorned with a plume 
of peacock feathers ppr. Supporters, two lions. Az. 

Motto 

•'VivereSatVincere." 
•' To conquer is to live enough." 

12—61. Sir Wiliam Molyneux of Sef ton Knt. 

m. Jane dan. Sir Robert Holland. 
Issue: 
13 — 70. Richard Molyneux (Molines); m. Ellen 

dau. of Thomas Urswick (d. at Sefton 

1397). 

12 — 71. Thomas Molyneux, a celebrated warrior 
under the Black Prince, who added to 
his arms as a distinction the Fleur de 

(83) 



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Lis (in the Dexter chief). Sir Thomas 
Molyneux commanded the force of Rob- 
ert de Vere of Ireland. This branch of 
the Molyneux family (descendants) re- 
sided in Calais in 1531, ancestors of the 
Molyneux, of Castle Dillon, Co. Ar- 
• magh, Ireland. Thomas Molyneux 

m 

Issue: 
Sons supposed to have been Thomas, William, 

John, Robert 

(The genealogy and records of this 
branch of the family fell into the hands 
of the Duke of Guise, and were de- 
stroyed. Of necessity a chasm occurs 
in the pedigree of this branch, which 
resided at Calais in 1581.) 

13 

13 — 70. Richard Molines, or Molyneux (son of 
William Molyneux and Jane Holland), 
who, constituted high sheriff of Lan- 
caster for life, was M. P. for the shire. 
He m. Ellen, dau. of Sir Thomas Urs- 
wick, and died 1397. (She afterwards 
m. Sir Thomas Savage.) 
Issue: 

14 — 72. Richard Molyneux (knighted at Agin- 
court). 
. 73. Adam (LL.D., died Jan. 9th, 1449; 
keeper of the Privy Seal, Henry VI). 
In 1447, sealed the warrant for the ar- 
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of Qlouster, who died a few days after. 
Sir Ad^im Molyneux was accused by 
sailors at Portsmouth '^ about the 
Epiphany of our Lord " of docking 
wages. He is said to have spoken 
haughtily. The sailors cried that he 
was a traitor and had sold Normandy to 
the French, fell upon him, and ill-used 
him so severely that he died on the 9th 
of Jan., 1450. When attacked he is re- 
ported to have said something that was 
held to reflect seriously on Suflfolk, who 
when on trial laid the blame of the ac- 
tual delivery of Le Mans on the mur- 
dered bishop. Some declared that Mol- 
eyns (Molyneux) owed his death to his 
covetousness. Adam Molyneux was 
Bishop of • Chichester. He bequeathed 
some handsome church ornaments to' 
his cathedral (Stephens). He was a 
capable politician. The charge that he 
in any way betrayed the interest of 
England is untrue. He was a man of 
learning and culture; a friend of Vin- 
cent Clement, and corresponded and 
was esteemed by JEtneas Sylvius. An 
epitaph for him commemorates his pru- 
dence in affairs and his desire for peace. 
" This family traced its descent from William de Molines 
of the Norman invaders, whose name is derived from a 
town in the Bourbonnais and stands eighteenth on the 
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Roger of Poitiera the grant of Sef ton, where the family 
have since been seated, its present representative being 
Osbert Cecil, sixth earl of Sefton. 

''Adam Molines (Moleyns, Molyneux) was appointed 
keeper of the privy seal 11 Feb., 1444, in succession to 
Thomas Beckington, Bishop of Bath and Wells, and on 
the same day was commissioned with Suffolk and Sir 
Robert Roos, as ambassador to conclude a peace or truce 
with Prance (Faeder, XI. 63, 68, 60). In May the am- 
bassadors succeeded in arranging a truce, and obtained 
the betrothal of Margret of Anjou to King Henry VI. 
Adam Moleyns (Molyneux) also received a patent from the 
King for the exportation of wool, for which Henry bought 
back from him for l,000f. (Ramsay, Lancaster and Rork, 
ii.79), and also had hcense to ' impark ' twelve thousand 
acres, and to fortify twelve manor-houses (Stephens). On 
9 Dec. he resigned the privy seal, and received the King's 
permission to travel on either side of the channel (Fae- 

dera, XL 226)." 

74. Robert Molyneux; m. Margret L'Es- 

trange. (Robert inherited property of 

brother Adam.) 
76. Annie. 
76. Katherine; m. John Howard, Duke of 

Norfolk. (Slain at Bosworth Field in 

1485.) 

14 
Reign of Cross moliue — azure. 

HenryVand Blu^-gold. CrOSS 1446—60. 

The Molyneux of Teversall were a branch of 
the family seated at Sefton, in Lancashire, 
founded in England by William de Moulins, one 



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of the Norman nobles in the train of the Con- 
queror, whose name stands in 18 th order upon 
the Roll of Battle Abbey. 



Sir Richard Molyneux, ancestor of the noble 
House of Sefton, and Sir Thomas Molyneux, 
Knt., banneret progenitor of the Molyneux of 
Teversall, a family which maintained for a 
lengthened series of years the first rank among 
the landed proprietors of Nottinghamshire and 
alhed with the most distinguished houses in 
England. 



14 — 70. Richard Molyneux, who signalized him- 
self in the French wars of King Henry 
V at Agincourt, in consideration of 
which services King Henry granted to 
him and son Richard by patent dated 
July 26th, 1446, the chief forestship of 
Royal Forest and parks in the Wapen- 
take by West Derby shire, with oflBces 
of sergeant and steward of that and the 
Wapentake of Salford, and also the 
office of constable of Liverpool. He m. 
Ist, Helen, dau. of Sir William Harring- 
ton of Hombie, Lancaster; m. 2d, Joan, 
dau. of Gilbert Haydocke, of Bradley, 
Lane., widow of Sir Peter Leigh, Knt., 
of Lyme; d. 1439. 

Issue by 1st wife: 
15 — 77. Anne; m. Sir Richard Nevil, of Teve- 
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78. Margret; m. Sir Peter Leigh, son of 
Sir Peter Leigh, Bjit., of Lyme. 

Issue by 2d wife : 

79. Sir Richard Molyneux (ancestor of the 
Viscounts Molyneux). In favor with 
Henry VI, who by letters patent con- 
ferred upon him and sons and their 
heirs the chief f orestships of the Royal 
Forest and parks of West Derby shire 
and the stewardship office of constable 
of Liverpool. He was slain at Blore- 
heath with Lord Audly, in the war of 
the Roses in 1469-60. 

80. Thomas Molyneux, of Haughton Priory, 
in Nottinghamshire, Councillor to Hen- 
ry IV ; m. Elizabeth Markham. 

81. John Rector of Sefton. 

82. Robert, taken prisoner by the Turks, 
in 1448. 

83. Henry ; fought under Edward IV against 
the Scots. Knighted by Gloucester at 
the siege of Berwick, July 26th, 1482, 
and one of the pall bearers at Edward 
IV's funeral. 

84. Gilbert ; m. Lady Cheneys, of Co. Bucks. 
86. Edmund. 

86. William; m 

87. Catherine; m. 1st, John Stanhope, Esq. ; 
2d, Sir Radcliflf, of Swithells. 

88. Genett; m. Robert, Viscount Gorman- 
ston. 

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14 — 74. Robert Molyneux; inherited property of 
brother Adam ; m. Margret L'Estrange, 
dau. of Sir Baldwin L^Estrange. 
Issue: 

15 — 90. Margret Molyneux; abbess of Munnan- 
unster. 1349 — 64. 
90. Edith ; m. Adam Troutbeck, Esq. 

16 

15 — 79. Sir Eichard Molyneux was in such high 
favor at court that in the act of re- 
sumption passed in the 36 Henry VI, 
we find this provisional clause, '* Pro- 
vided always that this act extend not, 
nor in ways be prejudicially unto Rich- 
ard Molyneux, Esq.; of Sefton, one of 
the ushers of our privy chamber, in the 
Constableship of our Castle of Liver- 
pool, '' &c. He fell fighting under Lan- 
casteral banner at Bloore Heath (1459). 
He m. Elizabeth, 2d dau. of Sir Thomas 
Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby. Sir Rich- 
ard had also the stewardship of West 
Deryshire, the forrestship of our forest 
of Symonds Wood, and our parks of 
Croxteth, &c. He was afterwards 
knighted, and was slain at the battle of 
Bloore Heath, war of Roses, Sept. 28, 
1459. He m. 2d, Jane Molyneux. 
Issue. 

16 — ^92. Sir Thomas Molyneux; m. Anne Dutton. 
93. James (Archdeacon of Richmond, and 
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94. Margret; m. Ist John Button of Button; m. 

2d, Sir William Buckely (ancestor of 
the Viscounts Buckely); d. 1528. 

95. Eleanor; m. 1st, Sir George Leyland of 

Morley ; m. 2d, Eoger Ashton, Esq. 

96. Joan; m. Christopher Barton, of Smithells, 

Esq. 

15 — 80. Thomas Molyneux, of Haughton Priory, 
in Nottinghamshire, Councillor to Henry 
IV ; m. Elizabeth Markham, dau. of Lord 
of East Markham; m. 2d, Catherine 
Cotton, relict of Thomas Poutrell. 
Issue by 1st wife: 

16 — 97. Eobert Molyneux of Hawton; m. Boro- 
thy Poutrell. 

98. Ehzabeth; m. Stephen Whalley. 

99. Anna; m. John Byron. 
Issue by 2d wife: 

100. Edmund Molyneux. On the Corona- 
tion of Edward VI was made Knight 
of the Bath. In 1660 was justice of 
common pleas. Was lord of the manor 
of Thorp near Newark. He m. Jane 
Cheney (d. 1692). 

16 — 81. John Molyneux, Rector of Sefton, m. 

(d. May 22, 1697). 

Issue : 
16 — 101. Isabel; m. William Laurence, of Te- 
land Hall, who purchased landed prop- 
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15 — 84. GUbert Molyneux; m. Lady Cheneys, 
of Co. Bucks. 
Issue: 

16 — 102. Robert Molyneux, of ye Wood, Lane. 
(1609). 

103. William. 

104. Francis. 

16 — 86. William Molyneux m 

Issue: 

16—105. William Molyneux. 

106. Thomas Molyneux; m. Margret More. 

107. Robert; Butcher; bur. 1667. 

108. John Molyneux; tailor; bur. Dec. 1584. 

16 
16 — 92. Sir Thomas Molyneux; fought under 
Edward IV; was under the Duke of 
Gloucester for the recovery of the town 
of Berwick from the Scots, and was 
there made a banneret (knighted) by 
Gloucester, at the siege of Berwick, 24th 
July, 1483. He was one of the pall 
bearers at the funeral of Edward IV. 
Thomas Molyneux also built a church and Pair 
House at Hawton. He m. Anna, dau. of Thomas Dutton 
(sometimes Dalton), in Co. Chester, by Anne, dau. of 
James Lord Audley (d. 6th of Henry VII, 1491). She m. 
2d, John Westby. 
Issue: 
17 — 109. Sir William Molyneux, a great com- 
mander in Co. Lane; reign of Henry 
VIII, m. Jane Rugge. 



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110. Edward (Rector of Sefton and Haugh- 
ton); m 

111. Elizabeth; m. James Ratcliff of Lane. 

112. Ellen; m. Robert Nevil, Esq. 

16 — 96. Robert Molyneuxof Hawton; m. Doro- 
thy PoutrelL 

Capt. Robert Molyneux was Dep. while 
at prayers 1697-99. 
Issue: 
17 — 118. Richard Molyneux; m. Margret Bussy. 

Manor of Thorp 

16 — 100. Edmund Molyneux, graduated B.A., 
July 10, 1610. Nov. 20, 1642, called to 
the degree sergent at law and on the 
coronation of Edward VI made Knight 
of Bath, Oct. 22d, 1660. Created jus- 
tice of common pleas; he seems to have 
been a sound lawyer. Was lord of the 
manor of Thorp, near Newark, and 
lands adjoining, which belonged to the 
Knights Hospitallers of the Preceptory 
Eagle. He m. Jane Cheney of Ches- 
ham Bois, Buckinghamshire; d. 1662. 
Issue: 

17 — 114. Francis Molyneux. 

116. John Molyneux of Mullenwoods (d. 
1691); m 

116. Edmund (secretary to Sir Henry Sidney, 
1609-73); d. 1681. . 

117. Thomas (admitted to the bar in 1674) of 
Derby, Co. Lane; gent.; d. 1698. 



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118. Robert Molyneux; settled in France and 
became ancestor of a junior branch of 
the House of Molyneux. 

16—103. Robert Molyneux of ye Wood; m. Ellyn 

Westby. 
Issue: 

17 — 119. Bridget Molyneux; m. Thomas Nelson 
of Fayrehurst. 

120. Ann; m. Robert Blundell. 

121. Elizabeth; bur.1644, bp. yr. Xiiij, Sept. 



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Reign of HAUGHTON 

Henry VIH. NOTTINGHAMSHIRB 

Crest. — A hand issuing from flames, grasping an eagle's 
leg au, ppr. 

Motto 

"Engdrt devant" 
Right and forward. 

17 — 109. Sir William Molyneux, a great com- 
mander in the Co. Lancaster; b. 1433, 
d. 1548. William Molyneux led a con- 
siderable force to serve in 1513, under 
his cousin Sir Eichard Stanley at Flod- 
den Field, where he took with his own 
hand two Scottish banners and the Earl 
of Huntley's arms. For this service he 
was personally thanked in a letter by 
Henry VHI. Sir William brought a 
considerable strength to the seasonable 
succor of the Duke of Norfolk, with 
whom he performed signal service at 
the battle of Flodden Field. He married 
Jane, dau. to Sir Richard Rugge (some- 
times Rugg, — Riggs) of Rugg, in Co. 
Stafford; m. 2d, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Cuthbert Clifton, in Lane; widow of 
Sir Richard Heskeith, Knight of Ruf- 

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ford, in Co. Lane, and became in con- 
sequence Lord of Clifton. Sir William 
was a gallant Knight in the reign of 
Henry III, and displayed great bravery. 
On his death-bed he gave this advice to 
his son, *' Let the underwood grow; the 
tenants are the support of the family, 
and the commonality are the strength 
of a kingdom. Improve this fairly; 
but force not violently either your 
bounds or your rents above your fathers. 
He died 1548 and was buried at Sefton 
Church, where there is a monument and 
a eulogistic Latin inscription to his 
memory. Knighted at Modden Field 
in 1513 and given a tiger passant proper 
on a crown or, for his crest. 

Letter to Sir William Molyneux, Junior Knight, from 
King Henry VIII: 

'' Trusty and well-beloved, we greet you well, and un- 
derstand, as well by the report of our trusty cousin and 
counsellor, the Duke of Norfolk, as otherwise, what ac- 
ceptable service you, amongst others, lately did unto us, 
by your vaUant towardnesse in the assisting of our said 
cousin, against our common enemy, the late King of 
Scots, and hpw courageously you, as a very hearty loving 
servant, acquitted yourself for the overthrow of the said 
late King, and distressing of his malice and power, to 
our great honour, and the advancing of your no Uttle 
fame and praise ; for which we have good cause to favor 
and thank you, and so we full heartily do; and assured 
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your said service in any your reasonable pursuits, as you 
shall have cause to think the same right well employed to 
your comfort and weal hereafter. Given under our Sig- 
net, at our castle at Windsor, the 27th of November." 



Issue by Ist wife: 

18 — 122. Sir Richard Molyneux, knighted at the 
accession of Mary, 1553; m. 1st, Elenor, 
dau. of Alexander Badcliff; m. 2d, 
Elinor, dau. of Eobert Maghill ; d. 1569. 

128. Jane; m. Eichard Bold, Lane, Esq. ; m. 
2d, Richard Molyneux, who d. 1578. 

124. Anne; m. Alexander Standish, of Stand- 

ish Hall, Knt., 1518. 

Issue by 2d wife: 
126. William Molyneux. 

126. Thomas. 

127. Anne, m. Henry Halsall, Esq. of Halsall. 

17 — 113. Richard Molyneux; m. Margaret Bussy. 
Issue: 
18 — 128. Richard Molyneux (advanced to the bar, 
1613). 

129. Francis Molyneux; m. Elizabeth Green- 
laugh, grand-daughter and co-heiress of 
Roger Greenlaugh, of Teversalle. 

130. Nathaniel, of West Haughton, Co. Lane. 

17 — 114. Francis Molyneux, of Mansfield Notts; 
m. Grace, 6th dau. of Conyers, Lord 
Darcy; m. 2d, Diana Howe, of Langue 
Castle, sister of Scroop, Lord Viscount 
Howe. 



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Issue by 1st wife: 
18 — 131. Darcy Molyneux, sheriff of Nothingham- 
shire in 1687 ; m. Elizabeth Bassett, 1674. 
Issue: 

132. Francis Molyneux, a woolen draper in 
St. Paul's church-yard, London; m. 
Mary Tancred. He d. Oct., 1733. 

Issue by 2d wife: 

133. Diana, d. May 19, 1782. 

134. John Molyneux. 
136. Charles. 

136. Scroop died before his father. 
Polydore, b. Nov. 1714; d. 1777. 
Eobert Henry, b. 1708; d. 1718. 

17 — 115. John Molyneux, of MuUenwoods; m. 
Annie, widow of Sir Thomas Flanni- 
gan; d. 1591. 
Issue: 
18 — 136. John Molyneux; m. Joone. She died 
1535; bed. 1572. 

137. Anne Molyneux; m. Richard Molyneux, 
a cousin of her father's, made knight by 
Elizabeth in 1586, and banerett by James 
in 1617. 

Manor of ^^ — H^. Edmund Molyneux became secretary 
Thorp. to Sir Henry Sidney, and accompanied 

him to Ireland, where he acted as clerk 
of the council. In Sept., 1578, sent by 
Sir Sidney to London to report upon the 
state of Ireland. Dec. 31, 1579, peti- 



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tioned the pri^y council for his despatch 
and payment after long suit. He m. 
1st, Anne, dau. of John Healy, Esq. ; 
m. 2d, Bridget, dau. of Robert Sapcoat. 

Issue by 2d wife : 

18 — 138. John Molyneux, of Thorp; m. Las- 

cellers. 
189. Edmund Molyneux, of the Wood, in 
Melling; m. Elyn Heskeith. 

140. Bichard Molyneux; m. Alice 

141. Buthland Molyneux, of Woodcotes; m. 
Mary, dau. of Cuthbert Bevercotes 1580. 

142. Christopher; m 

148. Peter; m 

144. Sapcoat being hanged over against the 
King's Head Tavern in Fleet St., was 
buried April 1619. 

146. Bridget Molyneux ; m. William D'Isney, 
of Norton, May 1st, 1612. 

146. Agnes; m. David Blundell. 



James Blundell, Esq., of Crosby, living 81 Henry VIII, 
who held the manor of Little Crosby of Sir William Moly- 
neux, knight's service, rent, etc., 4d. messuages, lands, 
and tenants in great Crosby of the King, as Duke of Lan- 
caster, in soccage by fealty, rents 10 shilling sixpence, and 
red rose on St. John the Baptist day; lands and tenants in 
Ince Blundell in soccage; lands and tenants by Bold of Sir 
BichardBold, Bjit., in soccage by fealty, rent 8 shillings, 
with divers other possessions under Langton, Molyneux, 
Butler etc 



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17 — 118. Eobert Molyneux, ancestor of a junior 
branch of the House of Molyneux (Earls 

of Sef ton) bom in France; m 

Issue: 

18 — 14:7. Eobert Molyneux, fled with his family 
from France to Ireland in 1685. 

148. Guillium De Moulins (William Molyneux) 
fled to England at the beginning of the 
French Eevolution and settled near 
Manchester. 

149. Joachim du MuUn (John Molyneux); 
settled in London, 1685. 

150. Pierre (Peter). 

18 
18 — 122. Sir Eichard Molyneux; knighted at the 
accession of Mary, 1653; m. 1st, Elinor, 
dau. of Alexander Eadcliff of Orsdale, 
Knt. in Co. Lane. ; m. 2d, Elinor, dau. 
of Eobert Maghill. Eichard Molyneux 
was sheriff of Lancaster, 8th of EUza- 
beth. He d. 1569. 
Issue by 1st wife: 
19 — 152. John Molyneux; m. Ann, dau. of Eich- 
ard Eadcliflf. 
19 — 153. William Molyneux; m. Bridget, dau. of 
John Gary 11, of Wamham, Co. Sussex; 
• d. 1567. 
164. Thomas Molyneux, knight of Sefton, 
according to a manuscript note in Staf- 
ford Smith's handwriting, ^* Master of 
St. Paul's School," that is the school for 
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He made a valuable collection of pieces for the Virgin- 
als, which is now preserved in the British Museum, Addit, 
M. S., 30613. The Volume bears an inscription " Sum 
liber Thomas Mulliner's, Johanne Hay woods teste ^\ 

The manuscript was probably written during the reign 
of Mary or Elizabeth. He waa a scholar of Corpus 
Christi college, Oxford, before 1564. 

19 — 155. Robert Molyneux, gent., of Lancashire 

and Cheshire ; m. Cecily He died 

April 9th, 1607. 

156. Anthony Molyneux; built the Church of 
Sefton ''St. Helens". 

157. Elinor; m. John Moor of Bank Hall. 

158. Elizabeth. 
Issue by 2d wife : 

159. Richard Molyneux; m. Annie, dau. of 
John Molyneux, of MuUenwoods, a 
cousin of her father. 

160. Alexander; m (descendants set- 
tled in the North of Ireland and Prince 
Edwards Island). 

161. Ellen; m. Francis Sulton, Co. Chester. 
,162. Alice; m. James Prescott, Co. Leicester. 

163. Maria; m. Thomas Wolfall. 

164. Annie; m.lst, John Westly; m. 2d, 
Thomas Dalton. 

165. Margaret; m. John Mune of Poynton 
E. Chester. 

18 — 129. Francis Molyneux; m. Elizabeth Green- 
laugh, grand-daughter of and heir to 
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Issue: 
19 — 166. Thomas Molyneux; m. Alice Cramer of 
AUiston (great ueice of the Archbishop) ; 
d. 1507. 

18 — 131. Darcy Molyneux; m. EUzabeth Bassett. 
Issue: 
19 — 167. William Molyneux; m. Margaret Cotes, 
dau. of Robert Cotes. 
168. John Molyneux. 
168 a. Mathew; m. Ann Stuart. 
Darcy. 

Martha; m. April 11, 1806 James Dyer. 
Note. — Mathew Molyneux, younger son of Darcy Moly- 
neux and Elizabeth Basset, was a clergyman, bom in 1791 ; 
and married 1st, when eighteen years of age Ann Stuart 
of Whitby; m. 2d, Mary Staniforth; and 3d Mary Haver- 
lock. 

Issue by 1st wife: 
20 — 786. William Molyneux; died young. 

787. John Molineux; died aged 82. 

788. Ann (dead). 

789. Joseph (dead). 
Issue by 2d wife : 

790. Martha Ann ; married young and died. 

791. Staniforth Molineux; drowned at sea (in 
the Bay of Fundy). He was in the navy. 

792. George Molineux; b. in Hull, England, 
May 12, 1823. 

793. Mary MoUneux; b. 1826; married 

Thompson (she died in Leeds, England, 
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20 — 792. Geoi^e Molineux, son of George 
Molineux and Mary Staniforth; bom in 
Hull, England, May 12, 1823; came to 
America in or about 1840; married Ag- 
nes Girvan May 2, 1849. She was bom 
in New York, September 17, 1825. 
Issue: 
21—794. George Molineux; b. March 9, 1850. 

795. Agnes; b. Aug. 11, 1853; married 
Henry Teall. 

796. Mary Staniforth Molineux; b. 1856; d. 
1857. 

797. Staniforth Molineux; b. Aug. 9^ 1858, 
d. Jan. 17, 1895. 

798. Charles Peck Molineux; b. April 21, 
1860. 

799. LeVan Molineux; b. April 21, 1862. 

New York, 21 — 794. G^eorge Molineux, son of George Moli- 
^- Y. neux and Agnes Girvan ; b. March 9, 

1850; m. Jessie Miller, Oct. 19, 1887. 
Issue: 
22— 800. George Rockfellow Molineux; b. August 
13, 1887. 

21 — 795. Agnes Molineux; m. Henry TeaJl May 
4th, 1881. 

Issue: 

George Molineux Teall; b. Feb. 20, 1887; 
d. April, 1887. 

Anna Peck Teall; b. Nov. 28, 1888; d. 
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Hazel Georgia TeaJl; b. Oct. 10, 1891. 

Boston, 21 — 799. LeVan Molineux,san of George Moli- 

^'^'^^ neux and Agnes Girvan; b. April 17, 

1862; married June 6, 1888, Mary Lizzie 

Edna Mallinson. 

Issue: 

22—801. Alice Louise Molineux; b. Oct. 27, 1889. 

18 — 132. Francis Molyneux, a woolen draper in 
St. Paul's church-yard; m. Mary Tan- 
cred, dau. of Charles Tancred (some- 
times Tanckred), of Whixley, in York- 
shire, Esq. ; and had four daughters. 

19 — 169. Mary Molyneux. 

170. Dorothy Molyneux; m. Viscount Falk- 
land (Lucius Henry 6th, Viscount Falk- 
land son of Anthony 4:th Viscount in 
1694). The aristocratic descent of the 
London woolen draper is clear and un- 
doubted. He was the younger son of 
Francis Molyneux of Mansfield Notts 
(17—132) by Grace, 6th dau. of Con- 
yers, Lord Darcy. These were days 
when the junior members of the aristoc- 
racy did not entirely disdain the honor- 
able pursuit of merchandise Macau- 
lay in his History of England tells us 
that ** The knight of the shire was the 
connecting Unk between the baron and 
the shopkeeper. On the same benches 
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and grocers, who had been returned from 
parliament by the commercial towns, 
sat also members who, in any other 
country, would have been called noble- 
men, hereditary lords of manors, enti- 
tled to hold courts and bear coats of 
armor, and able to trace back an honor- 
able descent through many generations. 
Some of them were younger sons and 
brothers of lords. Others could boast 
of even royal blood.'' 
Elizabeth; m. Hugh Bunny of Newland, 
in Yorkshire, Esq. 

18 — 184. JohnMolyneux;m. Joone (shed. 

1666). 
Issue: 
19—171. John Molyneux (a weaver) ; m. Sara 

172. WilUam Molins (Molyneux); m. Alice 
; settled in America 1620. 

173. Jone Molyneux; m. William Nouyes of 
Sutton, and by her acquired the estate 
of Speake. 

19 — 139. Edmund Molyneux, of ye Wood in Mel- 
Ung; m. Elyn Heskeith. 

Issue: 
19 — 174. Edmund Molyneux (ancestor of the Moly- 
neux of Bower Hall, Haverhill, Essex). 
176. WilUam. 
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177. Ellen Molyneux; m. Thomas Heskeith 
3d wife). 

18 — 147. Robert Molyneux, who fled with his 
family to the northern part of Irelnd in 

1685; married 

Issue: 
19—183. Eobert Molyneux (settled in Prince Ed- 
wards Island); b. 1670. 
184. Michael. 
186. William. 

186. James; m. 1757 Eliza Pattershall. 

187. Edward. 

188. John. 

189. Thomas. 

190. Jannette. 

191. Sara. 

18 — 148. Quillium De Moulins (Lord Molyneux) 
fled to England in the beginning of the 
French Revolution, and settled in Lon- 
don 1663. 
Issue: 

19 — 192. William Molyneux. 

193. Jesse. 

194. Henry; b. at Lyduate Ormskirk Lanca- 
shire ; was in 1684 imprisoned in Lancas- 
ter Castle for attending Quaker's meet- 
ings. 

While in gaol he met Mary Southworth of Warrington, 
who was imprisoned on the same ground. He married 
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Molineuz was sent to Lancaster Castle again in Dec, 
1690, on this occasion for non-payment of tithes, and 
after being detained several months was liberated through 
his wife's personal appeal to Bishop Stratford. He died 
at Lydgate Nov. 16, 1719. He wrote several books in 
defence of Quaker principles; 1. "Antichrist Unvailed by 
the Finger of God's Power," 1696, 8vo. 2. " An Invita- 
tion from the Spirit of Christ to all that are athirst to 
come and drink of the Waters of Life." 3. "Popery 
exposed by its own Authors, and two Romish Champions 
checked... being an Answer... to James Wetmough and 
Matthew Hall," 1718. His wife died in Liverpool Nov. 
3, 1695, aged 44, leaving children. She was a facile writer 
of pious verse, a collection of which was published in 1702, 
under the title of '* Fruits of Retirement, or Miscellaneous 
Poems, Moral and Divine, etc." It passed through six 
editions, the last of which was printed in 1772. 
195. Ester. 
Note.' — Joachim could not have been a brother of Guil- 
lium (William) Molyneux as his son Pierre was bom in 
1568, a date given before the birth of the father; he 
must have been an uncle of Guillium (William) Molyneux, 
and brother to Robert Molyneux founder of the junior 
branch of the House of Molyneux. 

18 — 149. Joachim du Mulin (Molyneux John 

Molyneux an eminent pastor at Orleans), 

m. Francois Gabet, widow of Jacques 

du Plessis. 
Issue: 
19—196. Pierre Molyneux^ b. 1568 at Buhy Vixen 

Francais. 
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and was acting as chaplain to Perre de Buhy, brother of 
the so-called Huguenot Pope, Phillippe de Mornay. When 
he was four years old his parents, compeUed to flee to 
avoid the St. Bartholomew massacres, left their four 
children in charge of an old nurse, a Catholic, at Coevres, 
near Soissons*. Pierre was concealed under a mattress. 
On the murderers' approach his cries would have attracted 
their attention had not the nurse rattled her pots and 
pans, pretending to be cleaning them, and had not his 
sister aged seven put her hand over his mouth. 

Pierre was educated at Sedan. In 1533 his father, har- 
ressed by persecutions, dismissed him with twelve crowns, 
bidding him seek his fortune in England, where he was 
befriended by Menillet, ^vho afterwards married his sister. 
The Countess of EuUand sent him as tutor to her son at 
Cambridge, where he continued his own studies under 
Whitaker. September, 1592 he embarked for Holland on 
a visit to Professor Jumes of Leyden, but was shipwrecked 
off Walcheren, loosing all his books and other possessions, 
a disaster which inspired his Latin poem '* Votiva Tabel- 
la ''. Grotius was one of his pupils. 

In 1698 he went to see his father at Jargeau, and was 
induced to enter the ministry March, 1599, was appointed 
to Charenton, the suburb where Paris Protestants wor- 
shipped. He accompanied, as chaplain Catherine de Bour- 
bon, Henry IV's sister, on her periodical visits to her hus- 
band, the Duke of Bourborn, at his palace in Lorraine, 
preaching before her during the journey in Meaux Cathe- 
dral and other Catholic churches. While standing by her 
death-bed in 1604 Cardinal du Perron, sent by Henry IV to 
convert her to Catholicism, tried to push him from the 
room, but he clung to the bedpost. Du Mulins's (Moly- 



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eux) house in Paris was the resort of the French and for- 
eign Protestants, Andrew Melville staying there in 1611. 
In 1622 he married 2d, Sarah de Giesley, and settled in 
England in 1635 near London Bridge. 

197. Esther; m Mentilet. 

19 — 152. JohnMolyneux; m. Annie, dau. of Rich- 
ard Radcliffe, of Langly. 
Issue: 
20—200. John Molydeux; m. Elizabeth Booth. 
He was advanced to the dignity of Sec- 
ond Seal, dated 29th of June 1611-37; of 
Teversall, Nottinghamshire, Knt. 
201. Daniel Molyneux. 

19 — 158. William Molyneux; m. Brigitta (Bridg- 
et), dau. of John Caryll of Warnham, 
Co. Sussex; d. 1567. 
Issue : 

20—202. Bridget Molyneux. 

203. Elinor. 

204. Sir Richard Molyneux (succeeded his 
grandfather). He was among the first 
to be elevated to the dignity of Baronet 
in 1611. He married Frances, dau. of 
his guardian. Sir Gilbert Gerard of Sud- 
bury. Richard Molyneux was knighted 
by Queen Elizabeth June 24rth, 1586, and 
by King James made a baronet, 1611. 

19 — 155. Robert Molyneux, gent., of Lancashire 

and Cheshire; m. Cecily (He 

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Issue: 
20—206. Sara Molyneux; d. 1641. 

19 — 169. Eichard Molyneux; m. Annie, dau. of 
John Molyneux, of Mullenwoods, a 
cousin of her father. 
Issue: 

20 — 206. Eichard Molyneux; m. Jane Ireland. 

207. Thomas Molyneux. 

208. Francis. 

19 — 160. Alexander Molyneux; settled in North 

of Ireland; m 

Issue: 
Alexander Mullens. 
Allen Molines (often spelt MuUins and Molyneux) M. D. ; 
educated in Dublin University; graduated B. A. and M. 
B. in 1676, and M. D. in 1684. Elected fellow of the Col- 
lege of Physicians in Ireland 1686. Attempted original 
research in anatomy, and became a prominent member of 
the Dublin Philosophical society, to which he contributed 
valuable papers on human and comparative anatomy. 
The most important was that in which he described the 
vascularity of the lens of the eye to the dissection of an 
elephant. A discreditable love affair obliged him to re- 
move to London in 1686, and thence he went with Wil- 
liam O'Brien, 2d Earl Inchenquin, in 1690 to the West 
Indies. He died soon after landing at Barbadoes from the 
effect of intoxication (1690). 

Dr. Alexander MuUins (Molyneux) of Galway, Ire- 
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Issue : 
Allen Mullens, Chinirgeon; m. Abigail, dau. of 
John Butler, April 8th, 1725. 

19 — 166. Thomas Molyneux; m. Alice Cramer 
of Aliston, great niece to the Arch- 
bishop. 
Issue : 

20 — 209. John Molyneux, of Teversall, knighted 
3d of June, 1612; m. 1st, Isabel, dau. 
of John Markham of Sedgebrook; m. 
2d, Anne, widow of Thomas Foljambe, 
dau. of Sir James Harrington of Red- 
lington, Co. Eutland. John Molyneux 
lived in great splendor, but beyond his 
income, which compelled him to mort- 
gage the Manor of Hawton, and it after- 
wards became the inheritance of the 
Earls of Scarsdale. He d. before 1618. 

210. Thomas Molyneux of Woodhouse; d. 
1612. 

211. Elizabeth; m. Edmund Jordall of 
Yeardsley, Trevenlon. 

19—171. John Molyneux, a weaver; married 

Sara 

Issue : 
20 — 212. John Molyneux, weaver; married 

213. WiUye; d. 1613. 

214. Sara; d. 1612. 

19 — 172. William Mullens (Molyneux, Molins); 
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died in the first sickness at Plymouth 
21, Feb. 3d. March, 1620-1621. 
Issue: 
20 — 215. WiUiam Mullens (Molins) did not come 
to America until after the death of his 
father. 

216. Joseph; d. of the first sickness, 1621. 

217. Sarah Molyneux; m. Robert Blundel 
(sometimes Blunden); she d. in Dorkin 
Co., Surrey. 

218. Priscilla; m. John Alden (b. in Eng- 
land, 1599) of Plymouth, for 50 years 
magistrate. 

Priscilla Molins was a sweet-faced girl, young and fair. 
Captain Miles Standish, also a descendant of the Moly- 
neux family, his mother being Bridget Molyneux, his 
father grandson of Annie Molyneux, a dau. of Sir Eich- 
ard Molyneux, made knight under the Black Prince, would 
make her Mrs. Standish, for he had laid his beautiful wife 
Rose to sleep on Burial Hill. Why should he Uve alone ? 
He thought it better to get bashful John Alden, about her 
own age, to open the question. But to-day comes back 
her girlish utterance '' Why don't you speak for yourself, 
John?" Priscilla married John Alden in 1628, and had 
eleven children. 
Issue: 

William. 

John. 

Joseph. 

David. 

Jonathan. 

Sarah ; m. Alexander Standish. 



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Ruth; m. Feb. 13, 1657, John Bass. 
Mary; m. Thomas Delano. 

WILL OF WILLIAM MOLINS 

...2 April, 1621... 
In the name of God, Amen. I comit my Soule to God 
that gave it and my bodie to the earth from whence it 
came. Also I give my goodes as foUoweth that fforty 
pounds in the hand of goodman Woodes, I give my wife 
tenn poundes, and my eldest sonne tenn poundes. Also 
I give to my eldest sonne all my debts, bonds, bills (onelye 
yt fforty poundes except in the handes of goodman Wood), 
given as aforesaid with all the stock in his owne handes. 
To my eldest daughter I give tenne shellings to be paid 
out of my sonne stock. Furthermore that goodes I have 
in Virginnia as foUoweth: To my wife Alice halfe my 
goodes and to Joseph and Priscilla the other halfe equallie 
to be devided between them. Also I have XXJ doz. of 
shoes and thirteen paire of bootes which I give into the 
companies handes for fforty poundes at seaven years and 
if they like at that rate. If it be thought to deare as my 
Overseeres shall thinck good and if they like them at that 
rate. At the divident I shall have nyne shares where of 
I give as foUoweth, twoe to my wife, twoe to my sonne 
William, twoe to my sonne Joseph, twoe to my daughter 
PrisciUa and one to the Companies, AUsoe if my sonne 
William wiU come to Virginia I give him my share of 
land f urdermore I give my twoe Oerseers Mr. John Car- 
ver and Mr. Williamson twentye shiUinges apeece to see 
this my wiU performed desiring them that he would have 
an eye over my wife and children to be as fathers and 
friends to them allsoe to have a speciaU eye to my man 
Robert which hathe not so approved himself as I would he 



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sould have done. This is a coppye of Mr. Mullens his 
will of all particulars he hath given. In Virtue whereof 
1 have sett my hande. John Carver, Giles Heal, Christo- 
pher Joanes. 



Visesimo tertio ; die mensis Julie Anno Domini. Milles- 
imo sexcentesimo vicesimo primo Emanavait Commesio 
Sara Blunden als Mullins flUe naturall et legitime dicti 
defuncti Administrand bona ura et credit eiusdem defuncti 
iuxtatenorem et effectus testamenti : suprascripti evquod 
muUum in eodem testament nominavlt executora de bene 
etc., Jurat. 

68 Dale 



Vicesimo tertio die emanavit comissio Sara Blundels als 
Molins filie nrali Itime Willni Mullens nup de Dorking in 
Con Surry sed in partibus ultra Marims def hentis etc. ad 
administrand bona uira et credita ejusden def iusta teno- 
rem it affcum testamente epauis defunct eo quon nullum 
in sodem nominavit ex rem de bene etc Jurat. 

Probate Act Book 16^1 and 1623 

(Translation of 2d.) In the month of July, Anno 
Domini 1621, on the 23 day issued a commission to Sarah 
Blunden formerly Molins late of Dorking in Co. Surry but 
deceased. 

In parts beyond the seas, seized, &c., for administering 
the goodes rights and credits of the said deceased accord- 
ing to the tenor and effect of the Will of the said deceased 
because in that Will he named no executor in due form, 
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19—174. MOLYNEUX OP BOWER HALL 
Haverhill, Essex. 
Lineage. — Edmund Molyneux of ye Wood in Melling 
(grandson of Richard Molyneux who distinguished himself 
at Flodden Field.) 



Edmund Molyneux, Esq., of Melling, Lane, and Bower 
Hall; m. Louise, dau. of the late James Southern of the 
Priory near Liverpool (he d. 1878). 
Issue: 
Henry Blaydes of Molyneux of Newhaven House, Co. 
Lane; b. 1855; m. 1883, Olive Adelaide Sylva, only dau. 
of the late Rev. Charles Root, Chaplain to the Forces and 
Private Chaplain to the Duke of Cambridge (Capt. Royal 
Warwicskhire Militia). 
Issue: 
Robert Cecil Arthur Fenton Molyneux, b. 1886. 

19 — 182. William Molyneux; m. Mary Denniston. 
Issue: 

20—770. Elizabeth Molyneux; m. Charles Clin- 
ton, 2d son of Gen. James CUnton, b. 
in Little Britain, Feb. 13, 1767; d. in 
New York, April 20, 1820, age 62; m. in 
1790. She died at the residence of her 
only son August 15, 1865, age 96; is 
buried in Greenwood cemetery. Her 
father was the younger son of a family 
of good standing. His elder brother in- 
heriting the paternal soil by English law, 
he came to America in 1710 attached to 
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latter returned to England or went to 
Jamacia, he remained and settled in 
Ulster Co. The family by repute was 
originally Norman French, and the 
name Molineux was then pronounced 
Mulliner. 
Issue: 

Maria, b. March 26, 1791; m. Robert Gourlay, Jr. 

Alexander, b. April 7, 1793, M. D. ; m. Adeline 
Arden, dau. of Alexander James Ham- 
ilton. Issue : Seven children. He d. in 
New York Feb. 16, 1878, age 84. 

Ann Eliza, b. 1796 ; m. James Foster, Jr. 



MOLYNEUX-MOLINEUX 
He beareth Assue a cross Moline, quarter pierced Or. 



19—183. Robert Molyneux; b. 1670, son of Robert 
Molyneux, who fled with his family to 
Ireland in 1685, settled in Prince Ed- 
wards Island; married 

Issue : 

183. (a) Robert Molyneux; b. in Prince Ed- 
wards Island, afterwards removed to 

Londonderry, N. H., U. S. A. ; m 

His wife said to have kept at one time a 
fashionable school for girls. 
Issue : 

Fifteen children scattered in various parts of the 
United States. 

20 — 219. Michael Molyneux, Col. Lieut, (a a) 
957 ...' 1798; m. Elizabeth Colby. 



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220. Robert Molyneux; b. 1760; d. 1806; m. 
Margret East. 

221. William, d. 1819. 

222. James. 

223. Jane Molyneux; b. Dec. 23, 1766; m. 
John Ripley; d. 1848. 

224. Sarah' Molyneux. 

Of the other nine I find no record. A daughter of the 
same Robert Molyneux or a niece, by some her father 
thought to have been a clergyman, Mrs. Major Grotty, 
died in the south, thought to be in Virginia, under dis- 
tressing circumstances about 1805. Tradition says she 
became infatuated with the ship's captain, a Scotchman, 
and after visiting her relatives in and near Boston, Mass., 
left with the captain, saying that she was to sail home at 
her husband's bidding. She was young and fair. After 
taking her departure, her husband. Major Grotty, came 
for her, and followed her south, only to find that she had 
been deserted, and left to die alone, the means of her 
identification being a locket with her husband's picture. 

19—193. Jesse MoUineux* (Molyneux) came to 
America from France and settled in New 
Rochelle, N. Y. He died at the age of 
90 years. 
Issue: 

19 — 193. a. Jesse MoUineux. 

802. Horseman MoUineux (Molyneux); m. 
Sarah Blackman. 

803. John MoUineux. 

*NoTE. — Jesse Molyneux changed tlie spelling of his name on coming to 
America that it might sound more English. 



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804r. William MoUineux (Molyneux), marine 
frigate " Boston '', commanded by 
Samuel Tucker; engaged April 8th, 
1779. Roll call made for advanced pay 
1 month. 

805. Moses MoDineux (Molyneux). 

19 — 802. Horseman Mollineaux* (Molyneux), of 
Rye; m. Sarah Blackman of North 
Castle Oct. 19th, 1769. 
Issue : 
Hempstead, 20 — 806. Jesse MoUineaux (Molyneux) ; b. Jan. 
^•I- 28th, 1776; m. Phebe Acker; b. May, 

1773. He d. March 9th, 1842. . 
Issue : 
20—807. Henry MoDineaux; b. Oct. 16th, 1799; 
m. Miss Morton. 

808. Royal Mollineaux; b. April 27th, 1801; 
m. Nov. 14th, 1822, Elizabeth Place. 

809. Elizabeth. 

810. Benjamin MoUineaux; b. Nov. 29th, 
1818; m. Mary Rhodes. 

811. Martha Mollineaux; b. May 19th, 1805; 
m. John Livingston. 

812. Ann Mollineaux; b. May 19th, 1805; 
m. Esty White. 



Jesse Molyneux (Moluneaux) (20-806) 
It is due to the character of the late Jesse Mollineaux 
and his surviving friends and relatives to give a brief ac- 

*NoTK. — Found among the Marriage Records of the Society of Friends 
in the town of Harrison, N. Y. 



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count of his life and the distinguishing qualities of his 
mind exhibited through a large course of industry and 
usefulness. 

He was a native of Westchester county, N. Y., where 
he was born in 1776. His progenitor was among the ex- 
iles from France on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes 
in 1684, during the reign of Louis XIV, who with other 
Huguenot exiles reached America and settled as circum- 
stances dictated. 

The town of New Rochelle and neighboring towns on 
Long Island were settled by them, among whom were the 
ancestor of Jesse Mollineaux. We find him at 17 an ap- 
prentice to the tanning business at Jericho with the late 
Elias Hicks and son-in-law Royal Aldrich, having faith- 
fully performed engagements with them. He came to 
Hempstead and was employed by persons in the same 
business. He proved himself equally faithful and dili- 
gent. Indeed it seems to have been early adopted by him 
as a principle which governed his subsequent conduct, to 
do equal and exact justice to all with whom he had any 
concern. His reputation for honesty, fidelity, and truth 
was proverbial in the community where he lived, and no 
man enjoyed to a greater degree than he the confidence 
and good opinion of those who knew him best. Prom 
early life he evinced an extraordinary genius for inven- 
tion, and his propensity for mechanical art was a predomi- 
nant trait in his character. Although he had little advan- 
tage from books or instruction yet he appeared to have 
such knowledge of the principles of varied kinds of ma- 
chinery as surprised those who witnessed his performances 
and at the same time were capable of appreciating the 
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observation was acate, his mode of reasoning correct, and 
his power of combining mechanical forces such as is rarely 
met with. 

One of the most valuable contrivances was an improve- 
ment on shearing cloth, an invention not only well re- 
ceived by the public but generally adopted. In England 
it met with fatal opposition from the employes in the 
woolen manufactories, as had been the case with many 
other valuable improvements. 

His next most valuable improvement or discovery was 
that of a mill for grinding grain, sawing timber and other 
purposes, to be propelled by the wind, in which wings 
moving horizontally should be so subdivided into sections 
as not only to economize power but at the same, time be 
less liable to injury from gales and tempests. This inven- 
tion has been a good many years in successful operation. 
But as the genius of the inventor never rests satisfied, Mr. 
Mollineaux determined to improve upon the manner in 
which the motive power was applied to the parts exposed 
to the wind, and also increase the subdivision of the sur- 
face exposed to the current of air as not only to econo- 
mize power, allowing the machinery to be operated by 
lighter wind thereby, adding to the proportion of time 
which the mill could be employed and at the same time 
lessening the damage to be apprehended from the more 
violent commotions of the atmosphere. A mill of this 
description executed with great neatness, was erected for 
his own use some years ago on the open plains between 
the villages of Hempstead and Jericho near Westbury. 
In the dwelling connected therewith the inventor made 
his future residence. 

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which he died, his father caught the disease, which termi- 
nated his life March 9th, 1842, in his 66th year. Having 
thus lived a moral life and in the conscientious discharge 
of all his obligations he departed with the utmost compos- 
ure, bidding those around his dying bed bear him witness 
that he had no apprehension of suffering beyond the grave, 
saying that his confidence in the benefinence of the Crea- 
tor would not permit him to ^believe that any of his de- 
pendent creatures would be otherwise than happy in a 
future state of existence. 

20—808. Royal MoDineaux; b. 1801; m. 1822 
Elizabeth Place. He died Feb. 26th, 1 842. 
Issue: 
21—813. Sarah MoUineaux; b. Dec. 17th, 1823. 
814. Mary J. Mollineaux; b. Oct., 1826. 
816. John J. Mollineaux; b. Jan. 3d 1831; 
m. Alida Fowler. 

816. Franklin H. MolUneaux; b. Feb. 18th 
1836; m. Elizabeth Smith. 

817. Phoebe Mollineaux; b. June 6th, 1840. 

818. Elizabeth MoUineaux; b. Sept., 1843. 

21—816. FrankUn H. Mollineaux; b. Feb. 18th, 
1835; m. Sept. 30th, 1856, Elizabeth 
Smith. 
Issue: 

22—819. William R. MoUineaux; b. Aug. 16th, 
1856. 

820. Royal H. Mollineaux; b. April 22d, 1868. 

821. Benjamin F. Mollineaux; b. Nov. 11th, 
1862. 

822. AUen R. MoUineaux; b. Jan. 27, 1862. 



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22—819. William MoUneaux; b. Aug, 185«; m. 
Elzabeth Smth. 
Issue :- 
23—823. Frankln MoUneaux. 
824. WUiam. 
826. Calvin. 
826. Grover. 

22—820. Eoyal H. MoUineaux; b. 1853; m. Mary 
Carman. 
Issue : 
23—827. Freddie MoUineaux. 
22—828. Jesse. 

22—821. Benjamin F. MoUineaux; b. 1859; m. 
Sarah Eousseau. 
Issue: 
23—829. Solemna MoUineaux 

830. John MoUineaux. 

831. Vital E. 

832. EUzabeth. 

22—822. Allen E. MolUneaux; b. 1862; m. Sarah 
Firman. 
Issue: 

23—833. George MoUineaux. 

834. Charles. 

835. Walter. 

836. Franklin. 

837. Eoyal. 

21 — 815. John J. MoUineaux; b. Jan. 3d, 1831; 
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Issue : 
Oygter Bay, 22_838. Jesse Molyneux; m. 
Brooklyn, 22—889. Wright Mollineaux. 
Hempstead, g^^ Eugene MolUneaux. 

19 — 803. John Mollineaux (Mullineaux, Molyneux) ; 

son of Jesse Mollineaux (19 — 193); m 

Issue: 
20 — 841. Jesse Mollineaux. 

842. John MoUineaux (Mullineaux, Molyneux). 

843. Martha Mollineaux; m. Feb. 10th, 1809, 
William Middleton. 

19—193. (a) Jesse Mollineaux; m 

Issue: 
20 — 225. Richard Mollineaux; m. Hettie Flan- 
dream. 

226. John Mollineaux (Mullineaux, Moly- 
neux); m. Mary Golden. 

227. Mary Esther; m. Hiram Secord. 
Issue: 

Hiram Secord. 

19 — 196. Pierre Molyneux; m. 1st Marie de Col- 

gneon (she d. 1622); m. 2d, Sarah de 

Gieslay in 1623. 
Issue : 
20 — 228. Peter Molyneux (sometimes Moulin) ; b. 

at Paris 24 April, 1601; d. 1634; was in 

Ireland as tutor to the Boyle family. 
229. Lewis; b. in Paris 26 Oct., 1606, studied 



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medicine at Leyden, taking degree M.D. ; 
a fiery, violent, hot-headed independent, 
a cross and ill-natured man. 
• 230. Thomas Molyneux; d. 1618. 
231. John; d. 1626. 
Issue by 2d wife: 
Pierre A. (Peter) b. 1628. 
Steven Molyneux; b. 1624. 
Esther; b. 1626. 
William; b. 1628. 

Steven Molyneux; b. 1624; m 

Issue: 
19—198. (a) Steven. 

199. William, captain of a frigate. 

19 — 198. (a) Steven (Stephen) Molyneux; m 

(He came to America with his brother 
Captain William Molyneux in 1760.) 
William Molyneux was captain of a fri- 
gate; settled at Throggs Neck, Long 
Island. 
Issue: 
,20 — 232. Levi Molyneux; bom in Putnam Co. 

1784; m. 1st ; m. 2d ; died 

in 1841. 

20 ' 
20 — 201. Daniel Molyneux ; m. 
Issue: 
21 — 233. Daniel Molyneux ; a merchant in DubUn. 
234. William Molyneux; an iron merchant 
in Dublin. 



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235. Hannah Molyneux; m. 1719 Thomas 
Maiston. 
Issue: 
Bichard Maiston; b. 1721. An iron merchant; 
owned large property at Leiplipe, and 
built the best house in the parish; m. 
and d., in Dublin. 
Issue : ^ 
Colonel Moleyneux Maiston of 40th Foot. Eld- 
ward, Thomas, Charles, Lieut. E. N., 
1837. Anne, Sarah; m. Mark Smith of 
Dublin. Pheobe, Priscilla. 

20 — 204. Sir Bichard Molyneux, s. his grand- 
father; by Queen EUzabeth was made 
knight in 1586, and by King James a 
baronet in 1611 ; m. Francis, dau. of Sir 
Gilbert Gerard, Master of Rolls, from 
whom descended the Earls of Maccles- 
field and Lord Bromley. 

Issue : 
21 — 236. Anne Molyneux; m. Sir John John By- 
ron, Knight of Bath, by whom she had 
John, 6th, Lord Byron. 

237. Alice Molyneux; m. William, son of 
Robert, Lord Dormer and was mother of 
Charles, Earl of Caernarvon. 

238. Fran^ces Molyneux ; m. Sir Thomas Ger- 
ard of Bym, baronet, and was mother 
of Sir William, 2d baronet. 

^23. Bridget; m. Ralph Standish of Standish 
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240. Julian; m. Sir Thomas Wamesley, of 
Dunkelaugh, knt 

241. Margaret; m. Sir George Siemon, of 
Brittwell, in Co. Oxford, Nov. 27, 1624. 
Mother of Sir James Siemon, created 
baronet in 1677. 

242. Sir Vivian Molyneux, knight. 

Vivian Molyneux, son of Sir Richard Molyneux and 
Frances Gerrard, educated in Brazen Nose college, Oxford, 
and admitted A.B. July 1, 1612; travelled in foreign coun- 
tries; changed his reUgion at Rome, having been puritani- 
cally educated; returned a well-bred gentleman; was 
knighted, and in the civil wars suffered for royal cause. 

243. Gilbert Molyneux, admitted to the bar 
in 1617. 

244. Sir Richard Molyneux, I. Vis.; b. 1594; 
created a viscount in 1628; m. Mary, 
dau. of Thomas Caryll of Beneston, in 
Co. Sussex. 

245. William Molyneux. 

'^246. Thomas Molyneux, dubbed at Greenwich, 
midsummer day, being 24 June, 1580. 
Ancestor of Teversal and Mansfield. 

247. Adam Molyneux. 

MOLYNEUX OF HUYTON 

20 — 206. Richard Molyneux; m. Jane Ireland of 
The Hutt; m. 2d, EUzabeth dau. of 
Richard Molyneux of Hawkley, widow 
of Lawrence Byron of Breres, of Wal- 
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Issue: 
21 — 248. Jane Molyneux; m. John Johnson of 
Crosby. 
249. Ann; d. 1638. 

260. Mary; m. Robert Breres of Walton. 
251. John Molyneux; b. 1642 at Sefton ; m. 
Margaret Whalley, dau. of John Whal- 
ley. 
21—252. Edward Molyneux; d. 1704; m. Alice 



253. Waiiam Molyneux. 

254. Richard. 
Issue by 2d wife : 

266. Frances Molyneux; m. Thomas Walsh 

of Aughton. 
266. Catherine Molyneux; m. John Bolton of 

West Derby. 

20—209. John Molyneux of Terversall. Knighted 
3d of June, 1612; m. 1st, Isabel, dau. of 
John Markham of Sedgebrook; m. 2d, 
Anna, widow of Thomas Foljambe, dau. 
of Sir James Harrington, Co. Rutlan^. 
John Molyneux originally had a grant from Queen Eliza- 
beth of the lordship of Carleton, Kingston and Carleton- 
baron, before the possessions of Thomas Lord Darce, and 
was sheriff of Nottinghamshire in the 7th and 9th years 
of King James I, by whom also he was knighted and then 
advanced to the dignity of baronage, June 29, 1611. He 
lived with so much hospitality and splendor that even his 
large estates could not support them, in consequence of 
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ton and it afterwards became the inheritance of the Earls 
of Scarsdale. He d. before 1628. 
Issue by 1st wife: 
21—257. Sir Francis Molyneux; b. 1602; m. 
Theodosia Heron. 
268. John, 1647. 

Thomas Molynenx; died without issue. 
Mary; m. Michael Fawkes, of Farnley. 
Elizabeth; m. Gilbert Gregory of Bamby 
Deen, in Yorkshire. 
Annie. 
Issue by 2d wife : 

259. Boger Molyneux, colonel in the army; 
m. Jane Munson. 

20—212. John Molyneux, a weaver; m 

Issue: 
21 — 260. WiUiam Molyneux, a weaver by trade; 

b. Feb. 17, 1761; m. Margret Atherton. 

She d. in England. He d. in U. S. A., 

April 13, 1848. 



* * He beareth Assure a cross Moline, quarter pierced. Or. ' ' 




20 — 215. William Molyneux (sometimes Mulle- 
nys); m. Feb. 7th, 1666, Anne, widow 



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of Thomas Bell, married by Richard 
Billingham, Dept. Govr; d. 1659. 

William Mullens on the death of his father came to 
America and received the grant of land in 1633,' from 
Plymouth to ** the first bom of the servants ". He was 
a freeman in 1642. He was, it is conjectured, the son of 
the tenth signer of the celebrated compact. ''A man 
pious and well deserving, endowed also with a consider- 
able outward estate. The tenth purchaser of Watuspe- 
quin, or Tespacan, the ^ Black Sachem ', the distinguished 
Chieftain of Assowampsett. " William Mullins's 23 Lot 
is bound with two white oaks marked. Found among 
** The Several Lotts laid forth and bounded lying and be- 
ing upon Pochade neck near unto Nanasket." He mar- 
ried Ann, widow of Thomas Bell of Boston, and died at 
Braintree, 12 mo., 12 d., 1672. 

(William Molyneux was the oldest son of William 

and Alice and brother of Priscilla.) 

Issue : 

769. William Molyneux. 

760. Joseph Molineux, who emigrated for St. 
Christopher aboard the Jolm of London, 
James Waymouth Master, and died 
aboard ship. 

761. Isaac Molyne (part owner of a sloop with 
Capt. John Alden). 

762. Moses MoUineux; m. Hannah 

763. Sarah Molynes ; m. 1st, Thomas .Gannet 
of Bridgewater; m. 2d, William Saevelle 
of Braintree; m. 3d, Thomas Faxton. 

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1806. Eobert Molineux had auction 
rooms near the Golden Ball, Merchants 
Row, in 1789. Mention is also made of 
Eobert Molineux (Molleneux) selUng his 
tomb in Boston Common; m. Peg- 
gy (Margret), dau. of Dr. Phillip God- 
fred Kast, and Sarah McHard of Eotten- 
dam, Holland, later of Hoptkenton, N. 
H., and widow of Mr. Duncan of Salem 
and Hopkenton. 
Issue : 
21—261. Sarah Molineux; b. Dec. 27, 1739; m. 
Lieut. Eobt. Gibson. 

262. Eobert Molineux; b. Nov. 12, 1790; d. 
1792. 

263. Margaret; b. 1793; d. 1794. 

264. James; b. 1794; m. Mary Ann Kimball. 

265. Mary; b. 1800; m. Elisha Woodbury, 
captain in Col. Statrk's reg't with Wind- 
ham men at Bunker Hill. 

266. EUza; b. 1803; m. Mr. Tyler. 

267. Eobert Molineux; b. 1806; m. Pauline 
Clark. He d. suddenly in 1898. 

These records are in a Bible belonging to Miss Eay- 
mond, on Kast Hill, whose grandfather John bought it at 
the auction after his death. Bible dated Edinburg, 
Adrain Watkins, 1758. . 



Egbert Molinbux, 

Died Nov. 10, 1806, 

Age 45. 

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Here too lies small particles of human nature in ruins, 

having performed the journey of life in 45 years 

he is now incorporated with the elements. 

Thus contented lived and contented died. 



Mrs. Margart McHard^ 

wife of 

Robert Molikeux, 

Died Sept. 17, A.D., 1814, 

Age 44 years. 



Gk) home children, do not mourn, 
I shall lie here till Christ shaU come 
And at his coming, hope to have 
A joyful rising from the grave. 
(Tombstone at Stanfleld, copied by Marie Ada Molineux.) 
Virtue & Silence 
Mrs. Sarah, 
Belie of 
Dr. Phillip G. Kast, 
died May 17, 1836 
In the 98 year of her age. 
(Plain square edge, white marble headstone at Hopkin- 
ton, N. H., copied by her great-great-grand-daughter, 
Marie Ada Molineux.) 



Boston Capt. William McHard (father of Margaret Mc- 
Hard, wife of Eobert Molineux). We have heard 
our father speak of him as ^^ a fine old Irish gentleman " ; 
d. 1807, age 85. "An old school shipmaster. He lived at 
the head of Market St. in the Moree House — known as the 
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Memento Mort. 

Here is interred the body of 

Mr. Joseph McHard, 

who departed this life Dec. 17, 1779, 

In the 24th year of his age. 
This youthful bloom was took away 
To ye cold grave, there to stay 
Till Jesus comes to summon all 
That ever died since Adams fall. 



Omnem Crede Diem Tiber Deluresse Supremum, 
Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Mary McHard, the ami- 
able consort of Captain Wm. McHard of Newburyport, 
who amidst the laudable exertions of every useful and 
desirable life in which her Christian Profession was 
adorned and a fair copy of every social Virtue displayed, 
was in a state of embraces of her friends, and the throb- 
ing hearts of. her disconsolate family confessed their 
fairest prospects of Sublunary bliss were in one moment 
dashed by swallowing a Pea at her Own table whence in 
a few hours she sweetly breathed her Soul away in her 
Saviours arms on the 8th day of March, A. D., 1780, 
age 47. 

This mournful Stone, as a faithful 

Monument of Virtue fled to realms 

above Sc a solemn monitor to all below the stars 

is erected by her 

Husband. 



" Not so very quietly either did she breath out her soul, 
for she died in the greatest distress, when all means that 
occurred to the family had been resorted to. They stood 



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her on her head, put snuff and pepper in her nose to cause 
her to sneeze, and made Various efforts; but no surgeon, 
it appears, thought to apply his knife and open her throat. " 



20 — 223. Jane Molyneux, bom Prince Edward Is- 
land, Dec. 22, 1766, died at Chelsea, 
Mass., April 30, 1848. She came to 
Boston in 1785 with her brother Robert 
Molyneux. She was baptized into the 
Second Baptist church of Boston by 
Rev. Isaac S. Eillman, in Dec, 1785. 
She married, July 31, 1791, John Ripley 
(bom Dec. 9, 1762 in Hingham, Mass. ; 
died July 16, 1842, at Chelsea, Mass.; 
eon of Nehemiah and Lydia (Hobart) 
Ripley). John and Jane (Molineux) Rip- 
ley had the following children : 

3. Maria Costes Ripley; b. June 2, 1792; m. 
Rev. Benjamin F. Farnsworth, Aug. 
22, 1821. 

4. John Ripley; b. Nov. 26, 1793; d. March 
19, 1809. 

5. Rev. Thomas Baldwin Ripley; b. Nov. 
19, 1795; m. 1st, Oct, 13, 1816, DoUy 
Smith (she died 1823); m. 2d, 1827, 
Martha Mayo. 

6. Rev. Henry Jones Ripley; b. Jan. 28, 
1798; m. April 24, 1823, Ann Winn of 
Georgia. 

7. Caroline Ann Ripley; b. March 20, 1800; 
m. Asa Wilbur, July 5, 18 — . 



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8. David Ripley; b. Aug. 12, 1801; d. May 
28, 1802. 

9. Rachel Ripley; b. Oct. 25, 1802; d. Oct. 
13, 1804. 

10. William Ripley; b. Feb. 2, 1805; d. 
Aug. 23, 1805. 

11. Amelia Jane Ripley; b. July 29, 1806; 
m. Hon. Charles Hubbard, Jan. 19, 1826. 

12. Rachel Hobart Ripley; b. Dec. 3, 1809; 
m. Mr. D. Newton Sheldon, D.D. (form- 
erly president of Waterville college), 
Oct. 15, 1835. 

From Vol. I, Lowell, Mass., Jeudi, 29 Dec, 1887. No. 39. 
Le Semeur Franco- American. 



The Jane Molyneux Room 

Rev. Smith Baker, one of the members of the execu- 
tive committee of the Fre*nch Protestant coDeges, sug- 
gested the idea that an invitation be given to individuals, 
Sabbath schools, and societies to subscribe $100.00 towards 
the erection of Owen St. Hall for the use of the college, 
and thus have the privilege of naming one room in the 
projected building. Several rooms have already been 
named. Rev. C. F. Amaron, after an address at the 
Winchester Congregational church received from Mrs. 
Moss Herrick the offer of 1100.00 for this purpose. Mrs. 
Herrick in sending the check, gives us the following inter- 
esting facts, which we take pleasure in pubhshing. 

In 1685 the celebrated revocation of the Edict of Nantes 
occurred, which caused the exile of 500,000 Huguenots. 
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note were invited to Paris on the eve of St. Bartholomews' 
day, when a great massacre ensued. The Molinier or 
Molyneuz family with others escaped, and reached the 
North of Ireland, occupied by Protestants. Robert Moly- 
neux afterwards settled in Prince Edward's Inland, where 
his daughter, Jane Molyneux (Mrs. Herrick's honored 
mother), was bom Dec. 22d, 1766. Her father afterwards 
removed to Londonderry, N. H. It is said there were 
fifteen children in the family. After the death of her 
father and mother Jane Uved with her brother in Boston, 
Mass. In 1735 she was converted and joined the 
2d Baptist church in Boston. In 1791 she married 
Mr. John Ripley of Boston, who was a worthy descend- 
ant of the Puritans. He died July 16, 1843, aged 79 
years, 7 months. Mrs. Ripley died April 30, 1848, aged 
79 years, 4 months. Mrs. Jane Ripley was a noble scion 
of the Huguenots. She inherited the vivacity and intel- 
ligence of her French ancestors, united with deep reUgious 
fervor and the sterling integrity which made the Hugue- 
nots so respected. The husband truly said of her to his 
children, *^ Tour mother is a wonderful woman." She 
was the mother of ten children. John, the eldest, died 
in his youth. Three children died in infancy. 

Rev. Henry J. Ripley was professor at the Newton Theo- 
logical Seminary for many years, and author of many val- 
uable religious works. Rev. Thomas Ripley, Maria C. 
Ripley, Caroline A. Ripley, Amelia J. Ripley, and Rachel 
H. Ripley. Amelia J. Ripley married Mr. Chas. Hubbard 
of Boston, passing nearly fifty years together of loving 
companionship. (They were Mrs. Herrick's beloved par- 
ents.) On her the many Christian graces of her Hugue- 
not ancestors have fallen, being deeply and sincerely de- 



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Yout, inteUigent kind and affectionate, and giving freely 
to all good causes. 



(II) Amelia Jane Ripley, bom in Boston, Mass., July 29, 
1806. Baptized into the Baptist church of Boston by Rev. 
Mr. Stow, in 1883; died at Winchester, Mass., Jan. 21, 1888. 
Married, Boston, Mass., Jan. 19, 1826, by Rev. James D. 
Ejiowles, to Hon. Charles Hubbard, bom at Brighton, Mass., 
March 18, 1801; died at Chelsea, Mass., Dec. 27, 1876, son 
of William and Eli2sabeth (Copen) Hubbard (or Hobard). 
Charles Hubbard was an artist by profession (Gterry and 
Champney being at one time among his apprentices) and 
earned a modest fortune by his painting. He was for 
many years a director in the Winnesinimet Ferry Co., and 
for thirty years a director on the New England Life In- 
surance Co. of Boston and at his death was chairman of 
the finance committee. Mr. Hubbard when a boy helped 
work on the Boston fortifications, in the war of 1812. 
On Aug. 26, 1822 he was commissioned ensign in the 2d 
Regiment, 8d Brigade, Militia of Massachusetts, was pro- 
moted June 16, 1826, to be lieutenant, and on May 5, 1829, 
was made captain, resigning March 19, 1831. He re- 
moved to Chelsea in 1886, serving the city as selectman 
and chairman of school committee. In 1861 and again in 
1862 he represented his district (of Suffolk) in the senate 
of the (General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts. 

Charles and Amelia Jane (Ripley) Hubbard had the 
following children : 

13. Jane Ripley Hubbard; b. in Boston, 
Jan. 23, 1827; m. Moss Augustus Her- 
rick Dec. 28, 1848. 



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14. Ellen Maria Hubbard; b. in Boston, 
Aug. 18, 1825; m. Hon. Rufus Smith 
Frost Aug. 4, 1847. 

15. Abigail James Hubbard; b. in Boston, 
Nov. 27, 1831; m. Simeon Dickinson 
Haskell, May 21, 1855. 

16. Charles Hubbard, Jr.; b. in Boston, 
Jan. 31, 1835; m. Martha Jane Pock, 
Nov. 7, 1866. 

17. Ehzabeth Capen Hubbard; b. in Chel- 
sea, Dec. 17, 1838; m. Col. Geo. Carlos 
Winslow, Dec. 7, 1866. 

18. Florence Amelia Hubbard; b. in Chelsea,* 
Aug. 3, 1841; m. Courtland E warts 
Hastings, Sept. 10, 1868. 

Winchester, (13) Jane Ripley Hubbard, b. Jan. 23, 1827; 

Mass. m.Dec. 20, 1848, by Rev. Mr. Syker, as- 

sisted by Rev. H. J. Ripley at Chelsea, 
Mass., to Mr. Moss Augustus Herrick of 
Winchester, Mass.; b. June 1, 1822; d. 
June 10, 1891. 



Issue : 



19. James Amory Herrick ; b. Jan. 17,1850; 
m. Mary Ada Davis, July 19, 1877. 

20. Amelia Ripley Herrick; b. Sept. 2, 1853; 
m. Oct. 30, 1877, Handel Pond. 

21. William Henry Herrick ; b. Oct., 1858; 
m. Anneta Crosby. 

22. Rufus Frost Herrick; b. June 7, 1860^ 
m. Caroline Burley. 

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1866; m. 1st, Ida Sprague Snow, Jan. 
20, 1890; m. 2d Gertrude Hall. 

(14) Ellen Maria Hubbard; b. Aug. 18, 
1828; d. Feb. 28, 1818; m. Aug. 4, 
1847, by Kev. H. J. Ripley to Hon. Ru- 
fus Smith Frost (b. July 18, 1826; d. 
March 6, 1894), a prominent citizen of 
Chelsea, Mass. Massachusetts state sen- 
ator and representative to congress. 
Their children are as follows : 

24. Charles Hubbard Frost; b. April 13, 
1848; m. June 14, 1871, Emma H. 
Tripp. 

25. Ellen Amelia Frost; b. Dec. 15, 1849; 
m. June 16, 1869, Rufus Frost Greeley. 

26. John Osgood Frost; b. Oct. 9, 1852; d.* 
unm. 

27. Emma Wheeler Frost; b. April 18, 1856; 
m. Oct. 10, 1883, William S. Hale, son 
of Gov. Hale of New Hampshire. 

28. Rufus Haskell Frost; b. May 12 1867; 
m. Annie Josephine Green. 

29. Albert Plumb Frost; b. June 27, 1859; 
m. Adelaide Waldron. 

Chicago, ni. (16) Abigail James Hubbard; b. in Boston, 
Nov., 1831; m. Dec. 29, 1829, by Rev. 
H. J. Ripley to Mr. Simeon Dickinson 
Haskell; b. in Cornwall, Vt., Dec. 29, 
1829. 
Their children are as follows : 



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30. Alice Bipley Haskell; b. June 23, 1858; 
m. Feb. 8, 1888, Robert Maxwell of New 
Orleans. 

New York, (16) Charles Hubbard, Jr.; b. Jan. 3, 1836; 

^- Y- served apprenticeship with Otis Tufts, 

proprietor of Boston Steam Engine 
works ; when 21 went with Harlan and 
HoUingsworth, Wilmington, Del., as a 
draughtsman. In 1856 went with Nep- 
tune Iron works, New York city, soon 
becoming superintendent of the plant. 
In 1861 he superintended the fitting out 
of the '' Uncle Ben " and " Yankee ", 
the two gunboats which conveyed the 
" Star of the West " on her relief ex- 
pedition to Fort Sumter. Mr. Hubbard 
designed the engines for many govern- 
ment boats as well as merchant vessels 
and steamers during his connection with 
Neptune Iron works and later while 
with John Road and son. In 1871 went 
in business for himself as an iron and 
steel merchant, in New York city. He 
was married Nov. 7, 1866, in New York 
city, by Rev. J. Ryland Kendrick, to 
Martha Jane, daughter of Joseph Sayre 
and Ehza Ann (White) Peck of New 
York city. 
Their children are as follows : 

Wyncote, 31. Charles Dunlap Hubbard; b. in New 

Pa. York city, May 3, 1868; m. Jan. 6, 1891, 



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Larchmont, 
N.J. 



Montclair, 
N.J. 



Issue: 



Gtertrude Bobbins, dau. of William 
Bolinsou and Gtertrude (Ruckel) Pitcher 
of Brooklyn, N. T. 
32. Florence Hastings Hubbard; b. New 
York city July 27, 1871; m. April 10, 
1891, Lieut. George Sibell Towle. 

(18) Florence Amelia Hubbard; b. Aug. 3, 
1841; m. Sept. 10, 1868 to Mr. Court- 
land Ewarts Hastings of New York city; 
b. March 21, 1843; for many years an 
active member of the firm of Carter, 
Hastings and Howe, m'f 'g jewelers. 

83. Lillie Hastings; b. Jan. 16, 1873. 
34. Alice Galbraith; b. March 30, 1874. 
36. Clifford Livingston Hastings; b. Jan. 17, 
1876; d. Sept. 6, 1876. 



20—224. Sarah (Sally) Molyneux; m. Dec. 27,. 
1790, Lieutenant Robert Gibson. 
Issue : 

1. George Robert LaFayette Gibson; m. 
his cousin, Henrietta Molineux. 

2. James Molyneux Gibson. 

3. Sarah Gibson. 

New York, 20 — 225. Richard MuUeneaux (Molyneux); m. 
^- ^- ^- Hettie Flandream. 

Issue : 
21 — 268. Steven Mulleneaux (Molyneux) ; m, 
Susan LeF. Hudson. 



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20—226. John Mulleneaux (Molyneux); m. Mary 

Golden. 
Issue: 
21—269. Mary Easter Mulleneaux; b. April 3, 

1826; m. Mr. Asay; d 

270. Charlotte; b. 1827; m. Mr. Shaw; d. 
1863. 

271. Jesse Mulleneaux (Molyneux); b. 1829; 
m. Mary Smith; d. March 21st, 1891. 

272. Andrew C. Mulleneaux (Molyneux); b. 
April 22, 1832; d. July 30, 1852. 

273. Caroline; b. Dec. 5, 1834; m. Mr. Albro; 
d. Feb. 10, 1868. 

274. Sarah B.; b. Jan. 3, 1838; m. Mr. Nes- 
bett; d. Dec. 12, 1858. 

21 — 268. Stephen Mollineaux; m. Susan LeF. 
Hudson, a direct descendant of the 
Huguenots who landed at Bonnefoi 
Point, Wew Rochelle, N. Y. 
Issue : 

22—844. Eichard MuUineaux; b. July, 1854; m. 
Mary Carnighap, Feb. 2d, 1876; d. 
March, 1895. 

845. EUa J. ; b. Nov,, 1856 ;d. Dec, 1902unm. 

846. Edgar S. MuUineaux; b. June 1859; m. 
Margaret Savage. 

21 — 271. Jesse Mulleneaux (Mollineaux, Moly- 
neux); b. 1829; m. Mary Smith of 
Smithtown,.L. I.; d. March 21st, 1891. 
Issue (11 children), those living: 



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22—312 ; m. Ist, Albert Lake. 

Issue : 

Susie Lake; m Bower; d. 1902; m. 2d» 

Gteorge Teager. 
Issue: 

Hazel Yeager; b. 1894. 
28—213. Harry R. MuUineux; b. June 29th, 1863; 

m Myer. 

314. Edward Howard Mullineaux; b. Sept. 
9th, 1861. 

NewRo- 22 — 844. Bichard H. MuUineaux; m. Mary Oar- 
cheiie, N. Y. nighan. 

Issue: 
Chicago, 23 — 847. Mary H. Mullineaux; b. July, 1877; m. 
I". DeWitt T. Van Allen Feb. 20, 1901. 

Issue: 
DeWitt T. Van Allen; b. Feb. 27, 1902. 
23—848. Richard H. Mullineaux; b. Jan., 1879. 

849. Susan E.; b. Aug., 1881; d. Jan., 1886. 

850. Rachel P. ; b. July 16, 1886. 

851. Walter E.: b. Aug. 26th, 1886, 

852. John R. ; b. June 12th, 1892. 

858. William C. ; b. June, 1895; d. Oct., 1897. 

Port 22 — 846. Edgar Moilineaux; m. Margaret Sav- 

Je£Fer8on, L. I. age. 

Issue: 
23 — 854. Susan Mullineaux. 
855. Ella J. 
866. Edgar S. Moilineaux. 



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20—282. Levi Molyneux; b. in Putman Co.; 
Property of 1764; m. Ist ; m. 2d, , and died 

thte branch j^ ^g*!. 
of family in 

court of Issue 20 children. 

thTb^'V^ 21—275 Molyneux; b. 1817 in Del. Co. 

ni^g o? Vic- (^ Methodist minister). 

toria'8 r«ign. 276. Amos Newton Molyneux. 

Citation re- 277. Jackson. 

^^rSied 278. Thomas. 

to. 279. Abram. 

280. Obed. 

281. Sophia 

282. Paulina. 

21 

21 — 233. Daniel Molyneux, iron merchant of 

Dubhn; m 

Issue : 

22 — 283. James Molyneux, gent. 

(1. Vis.) 21—244. Sir Richard Molyneux; b. 1594; cre- 
ated a Viscount in his 13th year (1628); 
ra. Mary, dau. of Thomas Caryll of 
Bentons in Shipley Co.,Sussex; d. 1663. 
Issue : 
(2. Vis.) 22—284. Richard Molyneux; b. 1617; d. 1654. 
On the outbreak of the civil war he raised two regi- 
ments, one of horse and the other of foot, composed 
chiefly of Roman Catholics, for the service of the King, 
forming part of the Lancashire forces under the Earl of 
Derby. He was defeated on 30 Aug., 1644 at Ormskirk, 
and escaped capture by hiding in a field of corn; m. Lady 
Prances Seymour, eldest dau. of William, Marquis of 



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Hetford, 1662 ; s. by brother in 1654 (Vis. of Maryborough). 

(3. Vis.) 286. CaryU; b. 1621; d. Feb. 2d, 1699; buried 
in Sefton. 

He was outlawed by parliament for his exertion in 
royal cause; his estate was sequestrated by the Common- 
wealth, but after the Restoration he lived in great splen- 
dor at Croxteth Hall near Liverpool. He was arrested in 
1694 for treason and acquitted; m. Mary, dau. of Alex- 
ander Barlow. 

Edward Moore, son of the Governor of Liverpool, men- 
tions that at the siege and taking Liverpool in June, 1644, 
by Prince Bupert, ''Carill, who is now Lord Mullinex, 
killed 7 or 8 pore men with his owne hands," adding, 
** Gk)od Lord deliver us from ye cruelty of ye blud-thirsty 
Papests. Amen." 

Caryll Molyneux died at Croxteth in 1698. 

286. PhiUip. 

287. Francis, died young. 

288. Charlotte; m. Sir William Stanley of 
Hooton in Cheshire. 

289. Mary; m. 1st George Selby of White- 
house, in the North of the bishoprick of 
Durham; m. 2d, Edward Mostyn of 
Talacre in Flintshire, Bart., to whom 
she was 8d wife. 

(4. Vis.) 290. William Molyneux; b. 1636 ;d. 1717 (Vis- 
count of Germouston) ; m. Bridget, dau. 
of Robert Lucy. 

21 — 245. William Molyneux ; m. 
Issue: 
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21 — 246. Thomas Molyneux (dubbed at Green- 
wich, midsmnmer day June 24, 1580); 

m Ancestor of Teversal and 

Mansfield. Crest, Az. a cross Molin 
quarter pierced of the field in dexter 
chief — A Fleur de Lis of the second. 
Crest an Heraldic tiger holding in dexter 
paw a crown Molin. 

Motto 

"Stat Fortuna Domus Virtute." 
The Honor of our house depends on its Virtue. 




Issue : 

Irish Branch 22 — 292. Sir Thomas Molyneux, who was bom 

at Calais in 1531, was an only child; his 

parents died while he was very young, 

and he was brought up by John Brishin, 

as Alderman of Calais. 

When the town was taken from the English by the 

Duke of Guise in 1558, Molyneux was made prisoner and 

ransomed himself for 500 crowns. He moved to Burges, 

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On account of Alva's persecutions he moved to London, 
England, in 1586, and was sent to Dublin, Ireland, in 1576, 
by Queen Elizabeth as Chancellor of the Exchequer, 
where he obtained with extensive grants of land from 
her majesty a lease for twenty years of the exports and 
imports of the city of Dublin (wines excepted) for the 
annual rental of £183. He died in Dublin January 24, 
1599, and was buried in the Cathedral of Christ church. 
In consequence of an impurgement of the legaUty of 
Molyneux's ofiBcial employment under the Queen on an 
allegation that he was an alien, an inquiry was instituted 
in the court of the exchequer, at Dublin, 1594. Wit- 
nesses before the attorney-general deposed that Molyneux 
was an Englishman bom at Calais, while the town was 
under the Crown of England. 

21 — 251. John Molyneux; b. at Sefton; m. Mar- 
gret Whalley of Alt Grange (her will 
proved at Chester Aug. 5th, 1693). 
Issue: 

22 — 293. Richard Molyneux; b. at Sefton, May 7, 
1642; m. Elizabeth Harrington. 

(Bart. 1.) 21 — 257. Sir Francis Molyneux; m. (he, aged 
18 and a baronet, and she 17); Theo- 
dosia Heron of Cressy Hall, Co. Lincoln. 
He d. 1674, aged 72, at Kneverton 
Manor; buried at Teversall. 
Issue: 
22 — 294. Theodosia Molyneux; m. Edward Bun- 
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295. Elizabeth; m. Hugh Cartwright, of Hex- 
grave, Co, Notts. 

296. Anne. 

297. Isabel. 

(Bart. 2) 298. JohnMolyneux; b. 1626; m. LucyRigby, 
widow of Robert Heskeith of Ruflford, 
Co. Lane. She d. 1688. He d. 1691, 
aged 66. 

From En ^^ — ^^^* William Molyneux, a weaver by trade; 
landtoPenn. b. Feb. 17, 1761; m. Margret Atherton. 

syivania, u. She d. in England. 

s. A.. ITU, jgg^^ (children bom in England). 

22—299. John Molyneux; b. April 30, 1786; d. 

Oct., 1861. 
300. Elizabeth (Betsy); b. Nov. 28, 1787; m. 
March, 1816, William Snell; d. at Lock- 
port, N. T., in 1829. 

301. Edward Molyneux; b. April 16, 1789; 
m. Rebecca Bird; d. 1872. 

302. Thomas Molyneux; b. Feb., 1791; m. 
Hannah Rogers; died in Wisconsin, Feb. 
28, 1861. 

'* There is a pathetic page in the hfe of William Moly- 
neux. Soon after the birth of his last son, Thomas, early 
in the year 1792, he being then about 31 years of age liv- 
ing with his wife and children near the city of Manches- 
ter, he went to the city to purchase material for his busi- 
ness, that of a weaver. After he had started home he 
was seized by what is known as the press gang and forci- 
bly carried on board a man-of-war then in the harbor. 
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waters. SmartiDg under the cruel injustice which had 
been done him (for he was not allowed to see or bid his 
family farewell) he sought a chance to escape. One night, 
the ship at anchor in Chesapeake Bay, he sprang over- 
board and swam ashore. He made good his escape, and 
reached the English settlement of Northumberland. 
Here he obtained employment with a surveying party. 
While on the trip he was pleased with the bottom land 
just below the forks of the Little Loyalsock, which he 
afterwards purchased. He erected a log house and went 
back to England for his family, shipping as a sailor from 
Philadelphia. On landing in Liverpool the authonties 
attempted to arrest him, but with good luck and shrewd- 
ness he eluded them and went on to Manchester. 

Here he learned that his wife and infant daughter, bom 
after his seizure had died. Taking his sons John and 
Thomas, and his daughter Elizabeth (his son Edward hav- 
ing gone to live on a farm), he put them on board ship and 
again shipped as a sailor. The authorities again received 
information of him, and the officers even came on board 
to arrest him. It is said that Molyneux feigned lunacy. 
He thought it useless to hide or escape, so crammed his 
mouth full of bread and went among the officers who were 
looking for him laughing and jabbering and acting his part 
80 well that they failed to lecognize him and went ashore. 

'* His was the first log house built in Northumberland, 
Sullivan Co., Pennsylvania. Once in his old age he vis- 
ited his native country (England), hunted up the merchant, 
and paid him for the bill of goods he purchased on the day 
of his seizure by the press gang 

'* The Molyneux's are frugal and industrious, strictly 
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They are usually of small etatue, light complexion, flaxen 
hair, blue eyes, and capable of great endurance. The chil- 
dren are mostly tow heads, but the hair becomes quite 
dark as they grow older " 



Boston, 
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U. 8. A. 



21 — 264. James McHard Kast Molyneux (Moli- 
neux); b. 1794; m. Mary Ann Kimball, 
dau. of Capt. Henry Kimball of Gardi- 
ner, Maine, and Ann Duganne his wife^ 




James McHard Kast Molyneux 

Copy of ivory miniature. The artist has exaggerated thejength^of^the 
nose from nostril to tip. 



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late of Dublin, Ireland, a month after 
her 16th birthday (1813). He d. Nov. 
1st, 1878. She d. Feb., 1894. This 
notice appeared in the Boston papers. 



• Mary Ann Kimball Molinbux 
Saturday morning passed away a lady who, although 
she has not always lived among ue, nevertheless had dur- 
ing her residence here gained many loving friends. Mrs. 
MoUneux had lived nearly 87 years of a well-rounded and 
noble Ufe. Her hands were always open to the poor and 
needy and many a ''forlorn and shipwrecked brother" 
was heartened and cared for both by her and her husband, 
Mr. James McHard Kast Mohneux, who died several years 
ago, Mrs. Molineux was esteemed not only for her prac- 
tical goodness but for her great and intellectual integrity. 
She was a great reader and for over sixty years was a sub- 
scriber of the Boston Transcript, and from its inception of 
Littlell's Living Age. 

She did much to direct the reading of her grand-daugh- 
ter who has so much literary reputation. Both she and 
her husband were free soilers, and among the earliest sup- 
porters of Theodore Parker when his friends were few. 

Among her many gifts, perhaps the greatest were those 
of a retiring modesty and a noble self-abnegation. 



The children of James McHard Kast Molineux and Mary 
Ann Kimball Molineux were : 

22—303. Henry Molineux; b. June 8th, 1831, at 
Merideth Bridge (now Laconia, N. H.) m. 
in 1879 Mrs. Kate A. Flint Noyes of 
Brooklyn, and died March 20, 1900. 



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Henry Molineux 
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Henry Molineux was laid in Mount Hope on March 21st, 
passing away after confinement to his bed for nearly a 

year and a half As a very young man he left his home 

in Boston for San Francisco, early in the fifties, and in 
the State of California he lived until on account of his 
health in 1896 he retired from active business and re- 
turned to his mother, since deceased, in West Roxbury. 
He held many positions of honor and trust in his adopted 
city and State. 

When Leland Stanford was governor in 1861 Mr. Moli- 
neux was a clerk and recorder of Sierra Co., where he was 
largely interested in mines and later served for more than 
a term as county treasurer. Not being acceptable to the 
government as soldier during the Civil War, he paid a sub- 
stitute. In San Francisco, when there was a short-lived 
attempt at reform government in 1881, he was elected as 
supervisor of the fifth ward and as chairman of the 
finance committee, took rank directly after the Mayor, 
presiding in his absence. It was interesting to know that, 
one corporation considered his vote worth $40,000, which 
sum it is needless to say was offered in vain and not 
mentioned by him. The offering coming to the ears of 
his friends by other sources, after holding various desir- 
able and responsible offices in the Mercantile Library As- 
sociation, he was chosen president in 1882 and made an 
honorary member in 1883. About this time he held the 
position for a short time of president of four San Fran- 
cisco banks, and was for many years an importer by ship- 
loads of sulpher from Japan. For 30 years he was head 
of the Pacific coast department of the Seth Thomas Clock 
Company of Thomaston, Ct., as agent, stockholder and 
employer, he was esteemed and beloved by all from the 



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highest members of the corporation, of which his friend 
Seth Edward Thomas is treasurer, down to the hmnblest 
porter in the great wholesale store. Few have been able 
to win so much devoted affection. He never used alcohol 
nor tobacco. In 1869 Mr. Molineux joined the Odd Pel- 
lows, and he early identified himself with the Masons, 
becoming a life member of the Marysville Council, No. 3 
R. and S. M. in 1866; a Knight Templar in 1867; Royal 
Arch Mason in 1868; and was a member of Oriental 
Lodge in San Francisco as a master Mason until 1876. In 
1878 he made an extensive tour in Europe in company 
with Mr. Thomas, visiting Italy and traveUing over a 
thousand miles in Russia. In 1879 he married Mrs, Kate 
A. Flint Noyes of Brooklyn, who survives him. 



22 — 304r. Henrietta Molineux; m. her cousin, 
George LaFayette Gibson. 
Issue : 
Marie Ada Molineux (she assumed the name of MoU- 
neux as her grandfather's heiress); b. in Centerville, Al- 
vardo, Gal., granddaughter of James McHard Kaet MoU- 
neux of Boston, and descendant of Robert Molineaux of 
Boston; b. 1760. She was graduated from Boston Uni- 
versity, A. B., 1879, A. M., 1880, Ph.D., 1882, and stud- 
ied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She 
devoted herself to the study of bacteriology; taught 
psychology, was secretary of the Boston Browning So- 
ciety; and gained recognition as a lecturer on literary 
artistic and scientific topics; best known as a leMer'in 
the study of Browning. She is the author 6t "A Phrase 
Book from the Poetic *and Dramatic Works of Robert 
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21—265. Mary Molineux; b. 1800; m. Elisha 
Woodbury, captain in Col. Stark's Reg't 
with Windham men at Bunker Hill. 
Issue: 
I. Henry (Dr.) Woodbury; m. Anne Lowell. 
II. Edward (Dr.) Woodbury; d. unm. 

Margret; m. Dr. Turner. 
Issue : 
Molyneux Turner. 

21—266. Eliza Molineux; m. Mr. Tyler. 
Issue : 
I. Greenville Tyler. 
Maria. 

21—267. Eobert Webb ^Molineux; b. 1806; m 
Pauline Clark of Roxbury^ Mass. 
Issue : 
22—805. Elizabeth Cleves Molineux; b. 1836; d 
1885. 

306. Henry Clark Molineux; d. 1839. 

307. Mary Gllman; d. 1839, aged 13 years. 

308. Anna Molineux. 

309. Robert Molyneux; m. Cora Edmunds. 

310. Ella Molineux; m. Rev. Mr. Starr of 
New Jersey. 

311. Henry Mohneux. 



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. 21 — 769. William Molyaeux; m. 
Issue : 
22—764. William Molyneux. 
766. John. 

766. Elizabeth Mulener; m. Moses Sherwood, 
Dec. 26, 1768. 

21 — 762. Moses Molyneux; m. Hannah 

(Moses Mullens wrote a poem on Miles 
Standish and John Alden in 1762). 
Issue : 
22—767. Mary Molyneux; b. ye. 26 d. I mo., 1723. 

768. Joseph Mullinex; b. ye. 6 d. 7 mo., 
1724. From the records of the Society 
of Friends of the City of New York. 

769. Hannah; m. James Lewis, Aug. 17, 
1758. 

770. Moses Molyneux. 

771. John. 

22 

(3d. Vis.) 22 — 285. Gary 11 Molyneux was constituted 
England Lord Lieutenant and Custus Rotulorum 

of the Co. Lane. ; also made Admiral of 
the narrow seas ; m. Mary, dau. of Alex- 
ander Barlow of Barlow in said Co. 
His Lordship d. 1697; bur. at Sef- 
ton. 
Issue : 
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of William, Marquis of Powis, who was 
by James II. after his abdication created 
Duke of Powis. 

317. Caryll; d. infant. 

318. Mary; m. Thomas Preston of Furniss, 
Co. Lane. 

319. Frances; m. 1677, Sir Neil O'Neil of Co. 
Antrim, Bart. 

320. Margaret; m. let, Jenico the 7th Vis. of 
Gormanston; m. 2d, Eobert Cassey, 
Esq.; counsellor at law; m. 3d, Colonel 
James Butler of Kelveloigher, Co. Tip- 
perary, Jisq., page of honor to King 
Charles II; d. 1711. 

(4. Vis.) 22—290. William Molyneux; b. 1628 (Vis- 
count of Gemouston) ; m. Bridget, dau. 
of Robert Lucy, of Charlpcote, Co. War- 
wick. 
Issue : 

(5. Vis.) 23 — 321. Richard Molyneux; m. Mary, dau. 
of Francis, Lord Blundell, Earl of Car- 
digand. 

322. Cary ell Molyneux; d. Nov., 1745. 

323. William Molyneux; d. infant. 

324. Vivian; d. infant. 

325. Thomas Molyneux. 

326. Edward. 

327. William. 

328. Mary Molyneux; m Clifton, Esq. ; 

m. 2d, 1737, Nicholas, son of Sir George 
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329. Frances; m. John Caryellof Lady-Holt 
Sussex, Esq. 
22 — 391. James Molyneux (a surgeon). He ap- 
pears as early as 1607 a member of the 
Barbers Surgeon Co., of which he be- 
came a warden and master in 1632. He 
was elected as surgeon for cutting the 
stone to St. Bartholomew's and St. 
Thomas hospitals, and held office until 
his death in 1639; m 

Issue : 
23 — 330. James Molyneux; b. 1628. 

331. Edward Molyneux (sometimes spelled 
Molines and Molineux), was appointed 
surgeon to St. Thomas's hospital in his 
father's lifetime, and surgeon for cut- 
ting the stone to St. Bartholomew's. 
He was a man of violent temper, as on one occasion he 
defied the authority of the Barber Surgeons Company, to 
which he belonged, and was fined in consequence, never 
holding any office in the company. On the breaking out 
of the war between Charles I and parliament he joined 
the royal army, and was taken in arms at Arundel Castle 
when it surrendered to parliamentary forces in 1643. In 
consequence the House of Commons ordered the gover- 
nors of St. Thomas's hospital to dismiss Molines from his 
office, which was done Jan. 25, 1643-4. He was men- 
tioned as having compounded for his estate, the matter 
being finlly settled in 1653. He ws replaced in his hospi- 
tal office after the Restoration, July 20, 1660, in compli- 
ance with a letter from Charles II; d. 1663; m 



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Founder of 22 — 292. Sir Thomas Molyneux; b. at Calais, 
the Irish 1531; m. Katheiine, dau. of Ludoc 

^"^^*^* Stabcourt, Governor of Surges; d. in 

Dublin, Ireland, Jan. 24, 1696. He 
moved to London, England, in 1586, and 
was sent to Dublin, by Queen Elizabeth 
in 1576. 

Note. — He resided in Thomas Court, near St. Cather- 
ines Church, Dublin. 

Issue : 
23—332. Samuel Molyneux, M. P. for Mallow; d. 
unm. 

333. Daniel; b. 1568; m. Jane Usher; d. 1623. 

334. Michael Molyneux; b. 1569. i 

335. William Molyneux. 

336. Katherine Molyneux; m. Sir Robert 
Newcome Bart. (Issue, 21 children.) 

337. Margaret Molyneux ; m. Gayton Egbert 
D. S. P. 

22—293. Richard Molyneux of New Hall; m. 
Elizabeth Harrington, who became heir 
to her brother John, thus uniting the 
New Hall and Huyton properties; d. 
1686, as will proved at Chester, July 18, 
1686 bears date. 
Issue: 

23—338. John Molyneux; a. 1660 baptized by 
Mr. Farr, a secular priest. He was com- 
monly known by his mother's name of 
Harrington. 
339. Richard Molyneux of Alt Grange, with- 



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in Ince-Blundell; m, Margery Tickell 
(the marriage settlement bearing date 
Aug. 16, 1696); d. 1712. His will must 
have been made when he was in extre- 
mis as it bears date Jan. 26, 1712 — 13, 
the day before his decease. His widow 
d. Dec. 23, 1714. 
340. Ann Molyneux. 

(Bart. 3)22—298. Sir John Molyneux; b. 1625; m. Lucy, 
dau. to Alexander Rigby of Middleton 
in Lancashire (one of the barons of the 
exchecquer), and widow of Robert Hes- 

* keith, of Ruflford in Co. Lane. She d. 

1688. He d. Oct., 1691, aged 69. 
Issue : 
23 — 341. John Molyneux, died before his father. 
342. Rigby Molyneux, High Sheriflf of Lane. ; 
m. Mary, dau. of Oliver Marton, of 
Lancaster, Esq. 

(Bart. 4) 343. Sir Francis; b. 1656; represented the 
county of Nottingham, in the reign of 
Queen Anne. He m. Diana, dau. of John 
Howe, of Langer Castle, in the same 
county, and sister to Scroop, Lord Vis- 
count Howe. She d. Jan. 8, 1718, aged 
61. He d. 1742, aged 86. 

22—299. John Molyneux; b. in England, April 30, 
1786 ; m. Martha Sadler. He d. Oct 23, 

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Issue: 
Moi eux 23—344. Mary Molyneux; b. July 14, 1824; m. 
of Pennsyl- March 24, 1844, Reuben Rogers, 

vania, 345. William Molyneux; b. Jan. 4, 1826; 

^ ^- ^' m. 1838 Sarah Little. 

346. Thomas; b. July 29, 1827; m. 1866 
Elizabeth Huckell. 

347. Samuel; b. March 27, 1829. 

348. Helen Molyneux; b. Feb. 11, 1831; m. 
Samuel Birdswell. 

349. Jane; b. June 12, 1833; m George Luke. 

350. Eliza Ann; b. Sept. 23, 1838; m. Joseph 
Pardoe. 

351. Martha; b. Nov. 5, 1843. 

22 — 300. Ehzabeth Molyneux; b. in England, Nov. 
13, 1787; m. March 2, 1816 William 
Snell of England. She d. in Lockport, 
N. Y., 1829; he d. 1887. 
Issue: 

Thomas Snell; b. 1816. 

Margaret; b. 1818. 

William; b. 1820; d. 1846. 

John; b. 1822; d. 1849. 

Elizabeth; b. 1824; d. 1864. 

Joseph Willis Snell; b. June 2, 1826, 

Bay Port, Mich. 

•22—301. Edward Molyneux; b. in England; m. 
Rebecca Bird. 
She was the first white person born in what is now Sul- 
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life of more than 85 years as a woman of many virtues. 
Edward Molyneux did not come to this coutry (America) 
until he had attained his majority, and was considered 
quite a dude by the other boys for the reason that he wore 
*' store clothes " on Sunday. The story is told ^' that on 
Sunday, soon after Edward came to this country, a num- 
ber of boys were lounging around the mill dam and that 
Edward was dressed in his knee breeches, silver buckled 
shoes, biled shirt, etc. ; that his brother Thomas induced 
him to walk out on a saw log that lay with one end 
against the bank, and then rolled the log and gave him a 
ducking, fine clothes and 411." 

''The Edward Molyneux branch of the family is subject 
to a peculiar desease, known in medical science as Hae- 
mophilea or hereditary hemorrhage. The patient is usu- 
ally called a bleeder. This disease is inherited through the 
marriage into the Bird family from the Hannant family 
of Norfolk, England, where the bleeder is always a male 
and the son of a female of the bleeder family; when a 
bleeder has brothers it has never reappeared in their de- 
scendants. 

''The bleeding results from cuts, bruises, and the puUing 
of teeth and other wounds, and is capillary oozing of the 
blood. 

"The vessels not being seen after the wound is received, 
instead of healing a core of dark color composed of coagu- 
lated blood forms in the wound, which in about 9 days 
opens and the blood begins to flow as if from a-freshly 
severed artery. It usually continues to bleed about two 
weeks, until the patient is exhausted when the core falls 
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death is apt to result from binding too tight. Various 
remedies are used. 

''The following receipt is vouched for as producing excel- 
lent results : 1 pint alcohol, 2 oz. camphor gum, 2 oz. harts- 
horn, J pint sweet oil, J pint spirits of turpentine (all well 
shaken together). By keeping the wound wet with the 
liniment so as to keep it clean and prevent the forming of 
the core the wound is said to commence healing at once 
and danger is avoided." 
Issue of Edward Molyneux and his wife Eebecca Bird : 
23—352. John Molyneux; b. 1815; m. Hannah 
Haverly. 
358. James Molyneux; b. Sept. 22, 1816; m. 
Esther Tomlison of Oldham, England. 
364. Mary; b. Oct. 5, 1818; d. July 14, 1850. 

355. Lydia; b. Sept. 1, 1820; m. 1843 to 
Jonas Bedford. 

356. Margaret Molyneux; b. 1822; m. June 
11, 1848, Thomas Pardee. She d. April, 
1870. 

357. George Molyneux; b. July 16, 1824; m. 
1854 Pamilla Travis. He d. Feb. 6, 
1866; she d. Oct. 13, 1865. 

358. David Molyneux; b. Feb. 26, 1820; m. 
1st, Hannah Norton ;m. 2d, Feb. 3, 1879, 
Elizabeth Webster. 

369. Jesse Molyneux; b. 1829; m. 1852 Phil- 
ena Roberts. 

360. Easter EDen; b. 1831; m. 1854 Vinson 
Woodhead; d. 1881. 

361. Ann; b. 181832; m. 1853 Abram Vough. 

362. Joel Molyneux; b. 1835. Served in the 



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wax of the rebellion as private in Co. K, 
14l8t Pa. reg't; m. Dec, 1865, Elvira 
McCarty. 

363. Sara Molyneux; b. 1837; m. Ist, John 
Pardoe McCarty; m. 2d, Dec. 25, 1868, 
Daniel Walters. 

364. Nelson Molyneux; b. July, 1841; d. 
July, 1860. 

22—302. Thomas Molyneux; b. 1791; m. 
Hannah Rogers and died 1861. 
Issue 
23—365. Joseph Molyneux; b. 1812; m. 1837 
Eliza Smith. 

366. Henry Molyneux; b. 1814; m. 1st, 
^ Mary Hart ; m. 2d, Ella Worburton ; she 

was killed near Cheerokee, Iowa, by the 
whirlwind which swept northern Iowa, 
July 6, 1893. He d. 1892. 

367. Maria; b. 1847; m. 1860 Jacob Louer. 

368. Margaret Molyneux; b. 1817; m. 1839. 
Charles Snell. She d. 1885. 

369. Sarah Molyneux; b. 1820; m. 1839 
Powell Bird. 

370. Rachel Molyneux; b. 1823; m. 1854 
Stephen Goff. She d. 1856. 

371. Harriet Molyneux; b. 1825; m. 1846 
Charles Bird. 

372. Enoch Molyneux; b. 1827; m. 1858 Me- 
lissa Pierce. He d. 1882. 

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374. Lucinda ; m. Stephen Goflf (the 

husband of her deceased sister Rachel). 

22 — 309. Robert Molyneux of Roxbury ; m. Cora 
Edmunds. 
Issue : 
23—876. Robert Molyneux. 
376. Alice Molyneux. 
22 — 314. Edward Howard MuUeneaux (Molyneux); 
m. Ella Tice Sept. 9, 1884. Author of 
''God's Nearness to the Sinner," and 
other hymns. See page 114. 
Issue: 
23 — 377. Edward Howard MuUeneaux, Jr.; b. 
Oct. 16, 1885. 

378. Charles E. ; b. July 12, 1887. 

379. Lillian E.; b. March 30, 1892. 

Oyster Bay, 22 — 838. Jesse MolUneaux; m 

L. L, Issue: 

U.S.A. 23—380. Edyth May Mollineaux; m. Jan. 3d, 
1903, Edmund 0. Cheshire. 

381. Josephine. 

382. Evelyn. 

383. Irwin Mollineaux; d 

384. Ida May. 

23 
(6. Vis.) 23 — 316. Sir Richard Molyneux; m. Mary, eldest 
England dau. of Francis, Lord Blundell, Earl of 

Cardigand. 
Issue: 
(7. Vis.) 24 — 335. Richard Molyneux, 7th Viscount in 
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Hymn by E. Mxjllinbaux (22 — 314; p. 113) 

IS HE SATISFIED 
Tune — i'm Satisfied mth Jesus Erery Bay 

Is my blessed Saviour satisfied with me ? 

Is my daily life what He is pleased to see ? 
Am I trying every day, to lead sinners in the way ? 
Am I telling them of Jesus every day ? 
Chorus — Is He satisfied, is He satisfied, 

Is my blessed Jesus satisfied with me ? 
Is He satisfied. Is he satisfied, 
Is my blessed Saviour satisfied with me? 

Do I redeem the time that He has given, 
Knowing soon that I must meet Him up in Heaven ? 

Am I telling far and wide every sinner to decide. 
To accept salvation through the Crucified ? 

Have I learnt to love my neighbor as myself ? 

Am I sacrificing much in their behalf ? 
Have I died to self and sin, so that Jesus lives within ? 

Has my Saviour full control of everything ? 
Do I trust Him every day and every hour ? 

Do I realize my weakness and His power ? 
How He wants to live in me,so that sinners they, can see 

How my blessed Saviour came to set them free ? 
When I see the crooked path that I have walked, 

When I see the idle words that I have talked. 
Oh it's hard to realize, that through Jesus' sacrifice 
Every sin's forgiven and He is satisfied. 
Chorus — Yes, He's satisfied, yes, He's satisfied. 

Yes, my blessed Saviour's satisfied with me, 
Yes, He's satisfied, yes. He's satisfied. 

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in London, England, March 26, 1696; d. 
in Burnham May 18. 
He was sent to Maryland as superior of the Jesuits in 
1736 and was reappointed in 1748. The Pennsylvania 
authorities availed themselves of his influence with the 
Indians on the western frontier when savages under French 
influence threatened the exjposed settlements. He was 
with the Indians at Lancaster just before the treaty that 
was made in June and July, 1744. As the purpose of his 
visit was kept secret by the Pennsylvnaia government, it 
was suspected in Maryland ''that his business was no 
other than to dissuade the Indians from making peace." 
He returned to England in 1749. 

(8. Vis.) 24—386. William Molyneux; a priest of the So- 
ciety of Jesus, having no intentions to 
marry, released all his estate to his 
brother Thomas, who died in his life- time. 
387. Thomas Molyneux of Croxteth; m. 
Maria, widow of John Harrington, July 
20, 1746, and d. Sept., 1756. 

23—300. James Molyneux; b. 1628. Was elected 
Nov. 8, 1668, in compliance with a rec- 
ommendation, equivalent to a command, 
from Charles II surgeon to St. Thomas's 
Hospital as ordinary avocation and joint 
surgeon with Mr. HoUyer for cutting of 
stone. He was afterwards appointed 
surgeon in ordinary to Charles II and 
James II, and received the degree of 
M. D. from the University of Oxford, 
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8, 1686, and was buried in St. Bride's 
church, Fleet street, where his memo- 
rial tablet still exists. He contributed 
to the literature of the profession. 
Issue: 
24 — 388. William Molyneux was author or editor 
of a modest little work on anatomy, en- 
titled '' Myotonia, or the Anatomical 
Administration of all the Muscles of an 
Human body " (1630) 8vo., intended as 
a manual of dissection. Married 

23 — 381. Edward Molyneux, surgeon, m 

Issue : 
24 — 389. James Molyneux, author of a manu- 
script volume in the British Museum Li- 
brary containing, among other things, 
interesting notes of the surgical practice 
at St. Thomas hospital in 1676. He was 
a student when he wrote these notes. 

Irish branch. 23 — 333. Daniel Molyneux, Ulster King of Arms 
by Edward VI; b. 1563; m. Jane Usher; 
d. 1632. His celebrated collections of 
Irish family history now among the 
manuscripts of Trinity College, Dublin, as 
well as those in Ulster oflBce, proved him 
to have been an accurate and very learned 
genealogist. 

Issue : 
24 — 390. Thomas Molyneux, Governor of Wick- 
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391. William Molyneux, of Lincoln's Inn, 
Barrister at Law. 

392. Samuel Molyneux; b. 1616; m. Annie 
Dowdale. He d. 1693. 

393. Arthur; d. unm. 

394. Adam Molyneux, anscestor of Ballymul- 
vey, or Moig House and M. P. for Co. 
Longford, in 1660. Ancestor of the 
Shouldhams of Ballymulvey. 

395. Alice. 

396. Francis Molyneux; m. Sir Neil, 1671. 

23—334. Michael Molyneux; b. 1569; m 

Issue : 
24 — 397 Michael Molyneux 
398. William Molyneux. 
Michael Molyneux's letter to a friend, — small foolscap, 
size folded across the length in three folds, then doubled 
so as to make a shape a little smaller, — more the present 
postage envelope. 
Addressed outside, '* To my loving friend, 

Mr. Rowland Russell; at WoUenton d d '' 
'* After my heartie comendacores my man Thomas 
Leavie is to buy Cattell in ye Country and to avoyde dan- 
ger of Carriage of monney he desireth to be burnished 
there wch I praie ye do, and whatsoever ye dely 'him ' 
taking his bill for yt I will upon the sight of it pat at Lon- 
don. And so disy ye my harties comendiscons may be 
dely v'd to you Sr. Francis, to both the ladies to yourself & 
to all yr friends there I end I comytt you all to gods good 
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Clapcuts this XXIth of Aprill 1596 Your most assued 

Michael Molyneux 
P. S. to 

Letter written 

by Michaell Molyns. 



'* I have Rec. XXI: of leaver and whatsoever 'he will 
more you shall have at london, 

'' I praie ye advise Sr. ffrancis directly from me to suflfer 
none of his daughters to be in the company, of my lady: 
for in the case shee gs yt nott Jt for her to have contyn- 
uall warrs wt them, wch shee shalbe sure of if they con- 
tynew with her. And lett him Remember wthall That 
all his daughters be mortall enemyes to an heir male and 
therefore how unfit their company is for her his wisedome 
can discern, I have talked with my L. Kep. of all Sr. ffra: 
causes from top to toe at great lay sure and I hope I have 
don moche good in yt. 

'' I have written manny lies, but how they be d. d. god 
knowth." 

(Sir Michael Molyns, the writer, was of Clapcott, Read- 
ing. He d. in 1615, and in the old St. Peter's Reading, 
his monument was to be seen.) 



(Monument of Sir Michael Molyns — mentioned by the 
brothers Lysons, in their Berkshire.) 

Rowland Russell, to whom the letter was addressed, 
was son of Henry Russell and Milburga Brocton his wife. 



23 — 335. William Molyneux (a silk merchant in 

Paris, France; m 

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24 — 399. William Molyneux; m. Annie 
settled in Ireland. 

400. James Molyneux. 

401. John Molyneux. 



23 — 339. Richard Molyneux of Alt Grange, with 
Ince-Blundell ; m. Margaret, dau. of 
Richard Tickell of Ince-Blundell. Found 
among the *' Extracts from the oldest 
Register in Sephton church, 1693." 
Mrs. Margaret Mollineux de Ince-Blun- 
dell, June, '05. Buried in linen and for- 
feiture paid. 
Issue : 
24 — 402. Richard Molyneux; m. Margaret Haw- 
deen, of Lee Green, Co. Lane. 

(Bart. 4.) 23 — 343. Francis Molyneux ; m. Dina Scrope. 

Issue: 
(Bart. 5.) 24 — 403. Charles Molyneux (served as sheriff of 

Co. Nottingham; d. unm. July 28, 1764.) 
(Bart. 6). 404. William Molyneux, one of the Verdues 

of Sherwood Forest; m. Anne, dau. of 

William Challend, Esq.; of Willow 

Notts. He d. 1781. 

23 — 344. Mary Molyneux; m. March, 1844, Reu- 
ben Rogei-s; d. Sept. 2, 1872. 



Issue : 



Ezra Rogers; b. 1846; d. 1889. 
Benson; b. 1848; m. Mary Warburton. 



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Sarah; b. 1851; d. 1880; m. Miles H. 
Miller. 

Martha; b. 1852; m. Samuel White- 
house. 
Rachel; b. 1858; m. John W. Porter. 

Pennsyi- 23—346. Thomas Molyueux; b. 1827; m. Eliza- 
vania.' beth Huckell. He d. Oct. 12, 1880. 

Issue: 
•24 — 105. Harry Molyneux; b. Sept. 23, 1868; d. 
1894. 

406. Mary Molyneux; b. 1870. 

407. Martha; b. 1872. 

408. John Molyneux; b. 1879. 

23—347. Samuel Molyneux; b. March 29, 1829; 
killed July 2, 1863. Served as private, 
in the war of the rebellion in Co. K of 
the 141st Pennsylvania regment, and is 
supposed to have been killed in the bat- 
tle at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. He was 
seen to faU by his comrades and has 
never been seen or heard of since. His 
remains are supposed to be buried in the 
National Cemetery with the '' Un- 
known ". His regiment is distinguished 
as having suffered two very heavy losses 
in battle. 

23—348. Helen Molyneux; m. Sept. 2, 1853 Sam- 
uel Birdswall of New York. 



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Cora Ida; b. 18G0; m. Chas. Eyland. 
Ira, b. 1864; d. 1868. 

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23 — 352. John Molyneux; b. 1815; m. Hannah 

Haverly, May 11, 1843. 
Issue : 
24—409. Albert Molyneux; b. March 31, 1844; 
m. 1st, Caroline Sherman; m. 2d, Han- 
nah S. Baker. 

410. Wesley; b. Oct. 18, 1845; m: Carrie 
Wilson. 

411. Charles Molyeux; b. Jan. 22, 1848; d. 
Aug. 31, 1876. 

412. Lydia Molyneux; b. 1850; m. Daniel 
Peckham July 26, 1871. 

413. Theodosia Molyneux; b. 1852; m. Wil- 
liam V. WarlDurton. 

414. Emily; m. William Sherman. 

415. Ellen; m. Frank Streby. 

416. Cyrus Molyneux; b. 1859. 

417. Oscar; b. Aug., 1862; d. 1863. 

418. Fanny; b. 1864; d. 1883. 

419. Tinny; b. April 30, 1870; d. 30, 1870. 

23 — 353. James Molyneux; m. Esther Tomlison 
of Oldham, England. 
Issue : 
24—420. Watson Molyneux; b. July 13, 1848; m. 
Nov. 20, 1869 Mary Dagney . 

421. Edward Molyneux; m. Mary Frear. 

422. Mary Rebecca; b. 1850; d. 1865. 

423. Georgianna Molyneux ; m. Job McCarty. 



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424. Margaret Ann ; m. Ezra Ro we. 

425. Jabez Moss Molyneux; b. 1856; m. 1880 
Jessie Layley. 

426. Clara Adelaide Molyneux; m. David 
Warburton. 

427. Joseph Soloman Molyneux; b. 1862; m. 
1888 Cora Matthews. 

428. Charles E. Molyneux; b. July 24, 1865; 
m. Annie Bleiler. 

429. George Fred Molyneux; b. 1867. 

Rushmore, 23 — 355. Lydia Molyneux; m. May, 1843, Jo- 
Minn., nas Bedford. 
^•^•^- Issue: 

I. Edmund Bedford; b. April 21, 1844 (Redlands, 

Cal.) ; m. Anna Merrick. 
II. Daniel; b. July 2, 1845 (Hudson, la.); m. Mar- 
tha Whiteley. 

III. Alfred ; b. Nov. 16, 1 848 (San Bernadino, Cal.) ; 

m. Jennie Baker. 

IV. Edward; b. Nov., 1846 (Jackson, Minn.); m. 

Josephine Newton. 
V. Lyman Nelson; b. May 14, 1851; m. Henrieta 

Smith. 
VI. Wilson; b. July 6, 1855; drowned while skat- 
ing across the lake near Worthington, 
Minn., Dec. 5, 1874. 

Margaret; b. Feb. 28, 1853; m. Asbury 
B. McChord. 

Salathrel Boyd; b. Oct. 10, 1857; m. 
Alida Dettmering. " 
Ermina; b. May 4, 1860; m. Daniel 
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Rebecca; b. Aug. 13, 1862 (Sioux Falls, 
S. D.); m. Ransom F. Merrick. 

23 — 356. Margaret Molyneux; m. June 11, 1846, 
Thomas Pardoe; she d. April 15, 1870. 
Issue : 

I. David Jesse Pardoe; b. 1847; d. Sept. 22, 1870. 
Ellen Ehzabeth; m. Watson Wright in 
1871; d. 1886. 
11. Nelson; b. 1849; m. 1872 Anna Rogers; d, 

1879. 
III. Walter; b. 1852; m. Clara Gansell; d. 1861. 
VI. Clayton Thomas; b. 1853; d. 1857. 

Mai-tha Elsann; b. 1857; d. 1861. 
V. JohnSumniers; b. 1859; d. 1876. 
VI. Charles Maynard; b. 1861; m. Florence At- 
wood 1886, Minneapolis, Minn. 

23 — 357. George Molyneux; m. Permilla Travis. 
Issue : 
24—430. Clinton Molyneux; b. Oct. 1864; m. 
Joanna Little. 

431. Barton S. Molyneux; b. 1856; m. Melvil 

Fleming. 

432. Ada May Molyneux ; m. Joseph Slusher. 

Miiiviiie, 23 — 358. David Molyneux ; m. 1st, Hannah Nor- 
Pa..u.s.A. ton; m. 2d, Elizabeth Webster. 

Issue by 1st wife: 
24—433. William Manley Molyneux; b. 1864; m. 
Effie Northrup. 
434. Oscar Norton Molyneux; b. Aug. 9, 1867. 



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436. Franklin Nelson; b. May 25, 1873. 

436. Herbert; b. Aug. 15, 1873. 

437. Carl; b. Feb., 1877. 
Issue by 2d wife : 

Hattie Molyneux; b. July 8, 1881. 

439. Hartley. 

440. Dean Webster; b. April 11, 1883. 

Bass River ^^ — ^^^' J^^^e Molyneux; m. Philena Roberts. 

orBarr ISSUO: 

River,Mich. 24— 441. Lloyd Anson Molyneux ; b. 1834. 

u. s. A. ^^2 Laura Jenette ; b. 1865 ; m. John Plews. 

Miiiviiie, 23—360. Easter Ellen Molyneux; m. 1854 Vin- 
Pa.,u.8.A. son Woodhead. 

Issue: 

Cecelia Woodhead; b. Jan. 21, 1855; m. 

Hudson Bahr. 
George; b. 1866; m. Marie Little. 
Fred Jones; b. 1858. 
Charles; b. 1866. 
John; b. 1868; m. Belle Charlotte Black. 

East Forks, 23 — 361. AnnMolyneux; m. 1853 Adam Vough. 
Pa, U.S. A. Issue: 

Lottie Eosalie; b. 1865; d. 1874. 
Ernest Vough; b. 1857; m. Clemme 

Little; m. 2d, Annie Norton. 
Llewellan ; b. 1859, killed at school while 

playing ball Feb. 17, 1876. 
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Lyle Nelson; b. 1869. Elmer Edward; b. 

1869. 
Estella Mildred; b. 1873. 

Miiiview, 23 — 362. Joel Molyneux, private in Co. K, 14l8t 
Pa.,u. s.A. Pennsylvania regiment, war of the re- 

bellion; m. 1865 Elvira McCarthy. 
Issue : 
24—443. Martha Arloa Molyneux; b.l867; d.l872. 

444. Mary Alice Molyneux; d. 1869. 

445. Eosa Adelaid Molyneux; b. 1871. 

446. John Robert Molyneux; b. June 29, 1873. 

447. Charles Ross Molyneux; b. May, 1876; 

d. 1886. 

448. David Silas Molyneux; b. Oct. 11, 1878. 

449. Warden K. Molyneux; b. 1881. 

450. Winifred; b. 1883. 

23 — 366. Henry Molyneux; m. Mary Hart; m. 
2d, Ella Worburton. 
Issue : 
24 — 451. Maria Molyneux; b. 1847. 

452. Jackson Molyneux; b. 1850; d. 1857. 

453. Frank; b. 1852; m. Sarah Ann K. Van 

Horn. 

454. Robert Molyneux; b. 1856. 

455. Murray Molyneux; b. 1858; m. Jennie 
Sanborn. 

Cherokee, 23 — 367. Maria Molyneux; m. 1860 JacobLouer. 
la., u. s.A. Issue: 

Ella; m. Isaac Clark. 
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FredLouer; b. 1874; d, 1877. 

Charles; b. 1876. 

Robert; b, 1878. 

Dora; b. 1880. 

Henry; b. 1881. 

Jacob; b. 1884. 

Rex; b. 1886. 

Cora; b. 1889. 

23—368. Margaret Molyneux; m. 1839 Charles 
Snell. She d. 1885 in New York. He 
d. 1887. 
Issue: 

Edmund Snell; b. 1840; m. Melvina 

Norton; m. 2d, Mary Whiteley. 
Franklin; b. 1841; d. 1864. 
Eliza Jane; b. 1843; m. James A. Clark. 
William Rogers; b. 1845; m. 2d Louise 

Warrell. 
Luther Charles; b. 1847; m. M. A. Eline. 
Rachel Hoe; b. 1866. 
Coleman Lucius; b. 1852. 

23—369. Sarah P. Molyneux; m. July, 1839 
Powell Bird. 
Issue: 

Hannah; b. 1840; d. 1860. 
Manoah Bird; b. 1842; m. Alice May. 
Lucy; b. 1846. 

Mary; b. 1854; m. 1870 Wm. Gibbs; d. 
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Tunnel City, 2'^ — ^^0. Rachel Moljneux; m. 1854 Stephen 
Wis., ' Goff; she d. 1858. 

U-»-A' Issue: 

Sireno Morel Goff; b. 1850; m. Jenett 
E. Neir 1891. 

Miiiview, 23 — 370. Harriet Molyneux; m. 1845 Charles 

Pa., U.S. A. Bird. 

Issue : 

Oliver; m. Catherine Hunsinger. 
Ruth ; m. George Rinebold. 
William ; m. Mary Robins. 
Adeline; m. James Farrell. 
AngeUne ; m. Lewis McCarty . 

Lindinnian, -^ — '^74. Lucinda Molyneux; m. 1858 Stephen 
Mo.,u.y.A. D. Goff. 

Issue : 

William Howard Goff; m. AmeUa 

Stevens. 
Lawrence EUesworth; m. Esther May 

Hillicker. 
Persis Abbie ; m. Franklyn M. Wolworth. 
Milton Lincoln. 
Ezra Whitten. 
Rosalie L. V. Goff. 
Stephen Thomas. 

Ariiiicrton *^^ — '^^'^- Enoch Molyneux; m. Melissa Pierce, 
s. D.'' Issue: 

U.S.A. 24—456. Atha Molyneux; b. 1859; m. David 
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457. Frank Molyneux; b. 1861; Lilly Heath. 

458. Jennie Molyneux; b. 1863; m. Duglas 
Palmer. 

459. Nellie Z. Molyneux; b. 1867; d. 1887. 

460. Perry; b. 1866. 

461. Fred Molyneux; b. 1869; d. 1869. 

462. Elmer Molyneux; b. 1870. 

463. Charles Molineux; b. 1874. 

464. Flora; b. 1876. 

Croxteth Hall 

Croxteth Hall (anciently called Crosstoffe) the present 
residence of the Earls of Sefton, is pleasantly situated in 
a park of about 840 acres, abounding in game,* about 
four miles from Liverpool. The principal or west front of 
the mansion was built in 1702 by William, fourth Viscount 
Molyneux, whose arms are over the entrance, supported 
by two lions, with the motto, '' Vivere sat vincere." 
Above is a sculptured trophy of banners, with the family 
crest on the keystone. In front of the house is a fine 
terrace, ascended by a double flight of steps. The rooms 
in this front are spacious and lofty, with the walls pan- 
elled in wainscot, the ceilings of stucco enriched in high 
relief. The south side of the house is more ancient, and 
was probably erected by Sir Eichard Molyneux in the time 
of Elizabeth. On the east, at the back of the present 
mansion, was most likely the ancient front, the buildings 
occupying three sides of a quadrangle, from whence is an 
entrance leading to a large staircase, the windows of which 

* In December 1880, in four day's shooting over the preserves at Croxton, 
six guns killed the unprecedented number of 5,344 head of game, of which 
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stained glass in eight compartments— the first containing 
the royal badge of the Red Bose, within the Garter, 
crowned ; the second, the arms of Queen Elizabeth ; the 
fourth, the armorial coat of Sir Thomas Gerard, Bart. ; 
the fifth, eight quarterings of the Molyneux family, and 
beneath a badge of the Cross Moline in a circle, supported 
by two conies, argent; the sixth, the arms of Henry VIII; 
the seventh, twelve quarterings of the Howard family, 
surmounted by an earl's cornet; the eight, the coat of 
Henry Stanley, fourth Earl of Derby, with an escutcheon 
of pretence for Clifford. 

Queen Victoria honored Croxteth Park with a visit in 
the summer of 1851. 

24 

England. 24—387. Thomas Molyneux of Croxteth; m. 

Maria, dau. of Leverly, Esq., widow 

1st, of Griffeth, 2d, of John Har- 
rington, Esq., of Northumberland, July 
20, 1746, and d. Sept., 1756. 
Issue : 

(9th Vis. )25— 465. Charles William Molyneux— IX Vis- 
count, confirmed to the established 
church in 1768, b. Sept. 2, 1748 and was 
created First Earl of Sefton in the Peer- 
age of Ireland, Nov. 30, 1717. Married 
Isabella, second daughter of William, 
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LINEAGE OF THE IRISH BRANCH OF MOLYNEUX 

This ancient and truly honourable family settled in Cal- 
ais in the time of Edward III, when that town was taken 
by the English, where its members held very considerable 
employment while it continued under the crown of 
England. 

When Calais was taken by the French, in the reign of 
Queen Mary, Thomas Molyneux, then head of the house 
of the family of Molyneux, retired to Flanders; and at 
Burges married Katherine Slobert, daughter of the gover- 
nor of that city, and ancestor to the noble family of that 
name. He afterwards retired to England. In 1667, 
Queen Elizabeth sent him to Ireland as Chancellor of the 
Exchequer, which office he held till his death. He had 
many grants of land from the Queen and a lease of twenty 
years of the exports and imports of the city of Dublin 
(wines excepted) for which he paid £183 per annum, a 
sum now scarcely adequate to the lowest clerk. He sub- 
scribed forty pounds towards the foundation of Trinity 
college in 1591, a liberal donation considering the value 
of money in those days. 

By his wife, whose portrait, with that of her father 
and mother, excellent old Flemish pieces, are still pre- 
served in the family, he had two sons and two daugh- 
ters: first Samuel; second Daniel, heir to his brother. 

Thomas Molyneux died in 1596, his lady the year fol- 
lowing. Samuel Molyneux his eldest son represented the 

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town of Mallow; in 1613 was marshal of the Court of 
Castle-Chamber, and succeded Sir Jeffrey Fenton as clerk 
of the Queens works in 1598. 

Dying unm. he was s. by his brother Daniel Molyneux, 
Esq., appointed in 1587 Ulster King of arms, whose col- 
lection of Irish family history among the manuscript of 
Trinity College prove him to have been a very learned and 
accurate antiquarian and scholar. He was an intimate 
friend of the great Camden, as may be seen in his letters 
from the great primate Usher; that learned divine 
preached Mr. Molyneux's funeral sermon, and emphatic- 
ally observed, that ''for piety, virtues, and learning, he 
was a Daniel indeed." Sir James Ware likewise, in his 
History de Crsesulious Hibernea, styles him his great 
friend while living. He represented the town of Strabane 
in the parliament in 1613. 

He married Jane, dau. of Sir William Usher of the 
privy council. Issue : 

^ Thomas Molyneux, governor of Wicklow, killed by 
rebels near Wexford, valiantly defending a fort, in 1642. 

William Molyneux of Lincoln's Inn, barrister at law 
died unm. 

Colonel Adam Molyneux of Ballymulvey in Co. Longford, 
of which he was knight of the shire in 1660, a gallant 
officer of the horse, whose portrait in armour is still ex- 
tant in the family, in which the scars of many wounds 
are visible in his face. His branch ended in a female, 
mother of the late Admiral Lord Molyneux Shouldham, 
who left no issue by his lady, widow of Mr. Hercourt, 
cousin of Earl Harcourt. 

The dau. of Daniel Molyneux m. William Boyer, of 
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The King of arms d. in 1632, s. by his son Samuel Moly- 
neux, Esq.; of Castle Dillon, near Armagh, to which 
estate he s. through the Dillon family, now extinct. He 
was chief engineer of Ireland, and a most ingenious 
writer on the subject of gunnery ; he distinguished him- 
self particularly in the battle of Roses, in 1642, fought by 
the Marquis of Ormond, where Carte, in his life of the 
Duke, mentions the judicious disposition of two guns by 
Mr. Molyneux in a defile, by which eighty men's horses 
were killed at the first fire. He had a large piece of 
ground walled in near Francis St. for making experiments 
with bombs and great guns, to this day called Molyneux 
Yard and Engine Alley. He married Anne, dau. and 
heiress of William Dowdale, Esq., of Moun-Towne, in 
Co. Meath, an ancient English Protestant family in those 
days, by whom he had five sons and four daughters. 

Daniel d. unm. 
Samuel d. unm. 
William heir to his father. 
Adam d. unm. 
Thomas Molyneux. 

William Molyneux of Castle Dillon, heir to his father, 
was a man. of great abilities and patriotism. In 1683 he 
founded a learned society in Dublin of which the great 
Sir William Petty was first president. He was author of 
the ''Celebrated Case of Ireland". When travelling 
through Wales, at the time of the revolution he was mis- 
taken for William Molyneux, eldest son of Viscount Moly- 
neux, for whom a reward of £500 was offered by the gov- 
ernment. He was brought before the commanding officer 
at Denbrigh. He asserted in his defence that he was of 
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Colonel Adam Molyneux mentioned before. He replied 
he was his uncle, and much disfigured by sabre wounds 
in the face, during the rebellion of 1642, on which he was 
ordered to be instantly liberated by the commander, who 
observed he had served long under his gallant uncle in the 
wars of Ireland. It is singular that this Catholic Jacobite 
family never resident in Ireland should number peers of 
that realm, while the whiggish Protestant line, always 
distinguished for the loyal support of the church and con- 
stitutional governments, have never risen above the rank 
of baronets; but the honorable principles of the family 
have induced them, more than once to decline the offer of 
peerage on conditions degrading to patriotism. 



Sir Capel errected in 1760, perhaps at that time, the 
most costly park gates and offices of hewn stone in the 
three Kingdoms. He d. aged 80 in 1797. 



Ireland 



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24 — 392. Samuel Molyneux, Esq. ; of Castle Dil- 
lon Co. Armagh (3d son of Daniel Moly- 
neux and Katherine Stabcourt), chief 



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engineer of Ireland; b. 1616; m. Annie 
Dowdale, dau. of William Dowdale, 
Esq., of Mount Town, Co. Meatb. He 
acauired fame as a master gunner during 
tbe Rebellion at the battle of the Roses, 
1643. He acquired property in several 
countries ; d. of kidney trouble ; his wife 
d. 1691. 
Issue : 

25—466. Daniel Molyneux; b. 1647. 

25—467. Samuel Molyneux; b. 1654. 

468. William Molyneux; b. 1656; became a 
distinguished philosopher whose life was 
devoted to scientific pursuits; m. 1672 
Lucy Domville. 

469. Adam Molyneux; b. 1657; d. unm. 

470. Thomas Molyneux; b. in Dublin in 
1661; m. Katherine Howard, dau. of 
Ralph Howard, Esq., of Shelton, grand- 
father of the 1 st Lord Wicklow. 

471. Jane; m. March 10, 1648 Anthony Dop- 
ping. Bishop of Meath; d. 1670. 

473. Mary; m. John Madden, Esq., of Manor 
Waterhouse, Co. Ferman. 

24 — 394. Adam Molyneux, ancestor of BaUymul- 

vey, or Moig House; m 

Issue : 
25 — 473. Daniel Molyneux, Esq., of Ballymulvey, 
Co. Longford. 

24 — 397. Michael Molyneux; m , settled 

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Issue (8 sons) : 
25—474. Michael Molyneux; m. Catherine In- 
wright. 

475. John Molyneux; m. Mary Moriarty. 

476. Jane. 

477. Margaret. 

477. (a) Patrick Molyneux. 



LouaHMoacjE House, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow, Ireland 

24 — 399. William Molyneux; m. Annie 

He d. 1836; she d. Sept. 12, 1840, at 
three o'clock in the afternoon, of con- 
sumption. 
Issue: 

25 — 478. William Molyneux; m. Jane Fisher. 

479. Richard; d. unm. 

480. Robert Molyneux; m. 1st, Met- 

calf; m. 2d Catherine Pepper. 

481. Thomas Molyneux ; m. Margret Twam- 
ley. 

482. John Molyneux; m (lived in 

Liverpool, England). 

483. Joseph Molyneux; m (lived in 

Shewsbury, England). 

484. Edward. 

485. James. 

486. Henry. 

487. Samuel. 

488. Eleanor; m. John Tramley (left for 
America in 1832). 

489. Annie; m. William Murray (settled in 
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490. Elizabeth (Betty); m. 1st, Joseph Bar- 
ker; m. 2(1, Thomas Twamley. 

England. 24-— 401. John Molyneux, settled in Manchester, 

England; m 

Issue (a large family) : 
25—491. William Molyneux, a publisher from 
London, England, called to the Dublin 
branch of the family; m. Marie Leslie; 
came to New York about 1835. 

24 — 402. Eichard Molyneux; m. Margaret Haw- 
deen of Lee Green Co., Lane. 
Issue: 

25 — 492. Richard Molyneux; b. at Sefton, Jan. 
27, 1731; d. March 31, 1734. 
493. Francis Molyneux, sole heir; m. Oct. 
26, 1751, at the age of 18; conveyed the 
estates in marriage to Thomas Seel of 
Liverpool, who d. Jan. 21, 1802-b. at 
Huyton, where they passed by his eldest 
dau. and co-heir to her husband, the 
Urs worth of Maghill, whom she m. at 
Liverpool, Aug. 25, 1791. He d. 1815; 
she d. Sept. 30, 1841, at the age of 86. 
The property descended to Thomas Moly- 
neux Seel, b. July 1, 1792, by royal li- 
cense dated Jan. 2, 1818* He and his 
issue were authorized to take the sur- 
name Molyneux Seel and bear arms of 
these two families, in accordance with the 
will of Thomas Seel who died in 1881. 
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Richard Redingfield, 5th Bart, of Oxbury 
Hall, Norfolk. He was J. P. for Co. 
Lancaster and Norfolk, L.L., for the 
province, late major of the 2d Lancashire 
militia. She d. 1870. He d. at Huyton 
Hey, Jan. 16, 1881. 
Issue : Molyneux-Seel of Huyton Hey. 

(Bart. 6.) 24 — 404 William Molyneux; m. Anne, dau. of 
William Challerd. 

(Bart 7) 25—494. Francis Molyneux; b. 1727; Usher of 
the Black Rod; d. June 9, 1812; s. by 
nephews — sons of his sister Julianna 
and her husband Henry Howard, Esq., 
of Glossop, Co. Derby. Bernard How- 
ard, s. 12th Duke of Norfolk, in 1815. 
Henry Thomas Howard who assumed 
the additional name of Molyneux in 1812. 

24 — 409. Albert Molyneux; m. 1st, Caroline Sher- 
man; m. 2d, Hannah Baker. 
Issue by 1st wife: 
25—495. Jennie Molyneux; b. Dec. 20, 1872. 

496. Francis Molyneux; b. Nov. 4, 1881. 

497. Ada C. Sherman; b. Jan. 1, 1885. She 
was adopted on the death of her mother 
Caroline Sherman, who d. Jan. 4th, 1885, 
by her father's sister Emily Molyneux 
Sherman. 

Issue by 2d wife : 

498. Addie E. Molyneux; b. Sept. 23, 1887. 
Albert Molyneux served in the war of the rebellion as 

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committed suicide in 1892 by drowning himself in a small 
fish pond on account of family difficulties. 

Piedmont, ^^ — ^^^' Wesley Molyneux; m. Carrie Wilson. 

s. D., Issue: 

U.S.A. 26 — 499. Wesley H. Molyneux; b. March 9th, 

1890. 
Overton, 24 — 412. Lydia E. Molyneux; m. July 26, 1871, 
Pa. , u. 8. A. Daniel Peckham. 

Issue: 

Mary Peckham; b. July 5, 1872. 

John Peckham; b. Dec. 17, 1873. 

Leonard; b. Jan. 27, 1818. 

Clara; Oct. 29, 1887. 

Casse; b. Oct. 29, 1887. 

Myrtle; b. Dec. 19, 1890; d. 22, 1890. 

East Forks. 24 — 413. Theodosia Molyneux; m. 1873 William 
Pa.. U.S. A. w. Warburton. 

Issue: 

Otis Charles Warburton; b. April 19, 1874. 

Lloyd Delos; b. March 12, 1876. 

John Roscoe; b. Dec. 23, 1877. 

Edgar William; b. Aug. 10, 1885. 

Overton. 24 — 415. Ellen Molyneux; m. April 1, 1884, 
Pa., u. 8. A. Frank Streby. 

Issue : 

Herman Charles Streby; b. May 14, 1885. 

Thomas Raymond; b. Aug. 25, 1888. 

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Hawarden, 24 — 420. Watsori Molyneux; served in the war 
la., u. 8. A. of the rebellion as private in Co. I of the 

18th Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was 
taken prisoner at Cold Harbor June 10, 
1864, and confined in Libby prison, An- 
dei-sonville and Macon until parolled on 
Nov. 16, 1864. He married Mary Daga- 
ney. 
Issue: 
25—600. Florence Molyneux; b. 1870; m. Fred 
Warren Harris. 

501. Jennie; b. July 11, 1874. 

502. Earl Hamlin Molyneux; b. Sept. 28, 1876. 

24 — 421. Edward Molyneux; m. Mary Frear. 
Issue: 
Overton, 25 — 503. Minnie Molyneux; b. May, 1871; May 
Pa., U.S. A. 20, 1888. 

504. Orville J. Molyneux; b. Jan. 16, 1873. 

505. Frank; b. 1874; d. 1882. 

506. Raymond; b. Sept. 12, 1877. 

507. Essie; b. 1879; d. 1881. 

508. Walter Molyneux; b. Sept. 24, 1881. 

509. Jacob Molyneux; b. March 5, 1884. 

510. Bruce; b. Dec. 11, 1887. 

Eiderviiie, 24 — 423. Georgeanna Eveline Molyneux; m. 
Pa., U.S. A. Nov. X3, 1872, Job McCarty. 

Issue : 

James McCarty; b. Nov. 16, 1873; d. 25, 1873. 

Carlton Donald; b. March, 1875. 

Gordon Lyman; b. Sept. 6, 1877, 

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JohD Leslie; b. Nov. 23, 1882. 
Ralph Parker; b. Feb. 4, 1886. 
Rush Roberts; b. Aug. 6, 1888. 

Campbell- ^^ — ^^^- Margaret A. Molyneux; m. Jan. 1, 
viiie. Pa., 1871, Ezra Rowe. 

U.S.A. Issue: 

Ira Nelson; b. April 13^ 1872. 

Fred Eujene; b. Jan. 16, 1874. 

George Watson ; b. Feb. 11, 1876. 

James Harlan; b. May 11, 1878. 

Bessie Alice; b. Feb. 1, 1889. 

Overton, 24 — 425. Jabez Moss Molyneux ; m. Jessie Lay ley . 
Pa.,u.s.A. Issue: 

26—611. Sumyra G. Molyneux; b. Feb. 1, 1881. 
612. Olive; b. May 18, 1890. 

Cherokee, 24 — 426. Clara Adelaide Molyneux ; ra. Nov. 14, 
la., U. S.A. 1878, David Warburton. 

Issue : 

Emma Beatrice Warburton; b. May 10, 1880. 

Maggie Esther; b. Sept. 21, 1884. 

Overton, 24 — 427. Joseph Soloman Molyneux; m. Cora 
Pa. Mathews. 

Issue : 
26—513. Earl Molyneux; b. May 30, 1889. 

Duaiiore, 24 — 428. Charles Molyneux; m. Annie Bleiler; 
Pa- she d. July 7th, 1902. 

Issue: 
25—514. Mildred Molyneux; b. 1889. 
516. Adolph Molyneux. 



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516. Myrtle. 

617. Harold Molyneux. 

Picture 24 — 430. Clinton Molyneux; m. Joanna Little. 
Rocks. Issue: 

25—618. Mabel Molyneux; b. June, 1881. 

519. George Molyneux; b. March 17, 1884. 

Buffalo. 24 — 431. Barton S. Molyneux; m. Melvil Mem- 
N. Y. ing. 

Issue : 
26—620. Lee Bryant Molyneux; b. Oct. 16, 1884. 
621. Myrtle Molyneux; b. 1888. 
Hudson, la. 24 — 432, Alaida May Molyneux; m. Sept., 1886, 
Joseph Slusher. 
Issue : 

Roy Leo Slusher; b. Nov. 9, 1888. 
Lillian; b. Feb. 20, 1890. 

Forksviiie, 24 — 433. William Manley Molyneux; m. EflBe 
Pa- Northup. 

Issue: 
25—522. Anna Mabel Molyneux; b. Sept., 1888. 

24 — 442. Laura Janette Molyneux; m. March, 
1871, John Plews. 
Issue : 

Mertie Bell Plews. 
Mary Aria; b. Sept. 19, 1888. 
Arthur J. Plews; b. 1886. 
Kate; b. 1888. 

24 — 453. Francis Molyneux; m. Sarah Ann Van 
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Issue : 
25—523. Maud Molyneux; b 1882. 
524. Lora; b. July 6, 1886. 

Correction- 24 — 455. Murray Molyueux ; m. Jennie Sanborn. 

ville, la. Issue: 

25—525. Guy Molyneux; b. April, 1888. 
526. Ray; b. 1890. 

24—456. Atha L. Molyneux; m. 1885 David D. 
GriflEeth. 
Issue: 

Nellie Griff eth; b. 1886. 
William Griffeth; b. 1887. 
Harrison Enoch; b. 1888. 
Jennie; b. June 24, 1890. 



Hetland, 24 — 458 Jennie Molyneux; m. June 29, 1881, 
s. D., Duglas S. Palmer. 

^•^•^- Issue: 

Clark Palmer; b. June 12, 1882. 

Earl; b. June 9, 1885. 

Lucy; b. Sept., 1887. 

England 9th Vis., 1st Earl. 25—465. Sir Charles Wil- 
liam Molyneux; m. Isabel, 2d dau. of 
William, 2d Earl of Harrington. 
Sir Charles William Molyneux, 9th Vis. and 1st Earl ; 
b. Sept. 30th, 1748; in 1768 conformed to the Protestant 
religion, and on March 5, 1769, received the sacrament 
in St. Martin's church, London, when by Privy Seal at 
St. James, Oct. 18, and patent at Dublin, Nov. 30, 1771, 
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Earl of Sefton, in Ireland, with remainder to his issue 

male. He d. December 30, 1794. 
Issue : 

2dEarl. 26— 527. William PhiUip Molyneux; b. Sept. 1, 
1772 ; created a peer of the United King- 
dom as Baron of Sefton of Croxteth 
June 10, 1831; m. Jan. 1, 1792, Maria 
Margret, dau. of William, 6th Lord 
Craven; d. Nov. 20, 1838. 

Ireland 25—468. William Molyneux, Esq., called '' The 
Ingenious Molyneux " was born at his 
father's house in New Row, Dublin, 
April 17, 1656. 

The heir to an easy fortune, having no particular pre- 
diction for the law, he devoted himself chiefly to philoso- 
phy and mathematics. June 19, 1678 he mairied with his 
father's consent Lucy, youngest dau. of Sir William 
Domville, Attorney-General of Ireland. 

Mrs. Moyneux was a lady of remarkable beauty and 
amiable disposition ; but unfortunately three months after 
marriage she was attacked by an illness which not only 
deprived her of sight but until her death 1 3 years after 
(1691), caused her intolerable pain. Mr. Molyneux him- 
self suffered hereditary affection of the kidneys which 
seriously interfered with his enjoyment of life, and caused 
his premature death Jan. 31, 1698. He returned with his 
wife to Chester where he resided in a little house outside 
the north gate for nearly two years. 

After the battle of Boyne, Jan. 31, 1689, Mr. Molyneux 
paid a hurried visit to his old father, Samuel Molyneux, 
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through Wales he was taken by the Deuburgshire militia 
for William Molyneux, eldest son of Lord Molyneux, for 
whose apprehension £500 reward was offered, but having 
proved his identity he was allowed to proceed on his 
journey. 

Mr. Molyneux was a friend of John Locke, and by his 
will, a clause in his own hand, bequeathed the sum of £5 
to buy a ring in memory of the esteem he held him. 
Molyneux died of gall stone Oct. 2, 1698. Mrs. Molyneux 
died May 9, 1691. He was buried in the north aisle of St. 
Audocus church, Dublin. A portrait of Molyneux hangs 
in Examination Hall, Trinity college, beside that of Arch- 
bishop King. Molyneux was author of '' A Celebrated 
Case of Ireland ". 
Issue: 
26 — 528. Samuel Molyneux, astronomer and poli- 
tician. Lord of the Admirality; b. at 
Chester July 18, 1689; graduated B. A. 
in 1708, and M.A. in 1710. 
He devoted two years to the improvement of his estate 
in Armagh Co. He was sent by the Duke of Marlborough 
in 1714 on a political mission to the court of Hanover, 
where he witnessed, in the Herrenhausen Garden, the sud- 
den death of the Electress Sophia on June 8, 1714. He 
accompanied the royal family to England after the death 
of Queen Anne, and was made secretary to the Prince of 
Wales (George II). He married in 1717 Lady Elizabeth 
Diana Capel, eldest daughter of the 2d Earl of Essex. Her 
fortune was £10,000, and she inherited £18,000 with Kew 
House, on the death in 1721 of Lady Capel of Tewkes- 
bury, her great uncle's widow. Mr. Molyneux formed 
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colleagues actively opposed, and these contrarieties per- 
haps hastened his death through the development of brain 
disease inherited from his mother. He was seized with a 
fit in the House of Commons and after hngering a few 
days in a stupor died April 13, 1728, aged 38. He was a 
man of winning manners and obliging temper, and united 
Irish wit to social accomplishments. His inflexible integ- 
rity seemed to stand in the way of high advancement. 
On the death oE his widow, 1780, Kew House was leased 
by Frederick, Prince of Wales. It was demolished in 
1804, and a sun-dial erected by William IV in 1834 now 
commemorates the observations made there. Samuel 
Molyneux presented one of his telescopes to King John V 
of Portugal. 

Note.— Mrs. Delany in her Autobiography, under date 
16th April, 1728, thus alludes to his death:— "Mr. Muli- 
nex is dead, the rabbit merchant; he married a sister of 
my Lord Essex's." 

522. William Molyneux, 

Lawless in his History of Ireland says : — 
The early half of the eighteenth century is such a very 
dreary period of Irish history that there is little tempta- 
tion to linger over it. 

Two men, however, stand conspiciously against the 
melancholy background. The first of them was William 
Molyneux, *' The Ingenious Molyneux ", as he was called 
by his contemporaries, a distinguished philosopher whose 
life was almost exclusively devoted to scientific pursuits. 
He was one of the chief founders of the Assos. Royal So- 
ciety, and a friend of John Locke, with whom he con- 
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brother, Dr. Thomas Molyneux, show everything con- 
nected with the natural history of Ireland. Now it is 
moving bog which has scared the natives in its neighbor- 
hood out of their senses; now again some great find of 
Irish elks, or some tooth of a mammoth which has been 
unearthed, and it is gravely discussed how such a large 
^* bodied beast " could have been transported overseas, 
especially to a country where the Greeks and Romans 
never had a footing, " and where therefore the learned 
Mr. Camddius theory that the elephants bones found in 
England were the remaining ones of those brought over 
by the Emperor Claudius, necessarily falls to the ground. " 
Both the Molyneux's belonged to a band of Irish Natur- 
alists whose members are unfortunately limited. 

William Molyneux's chief claim to remembrance rests 
upon a work published by him in favor of the rights of 
the Irish Parliament in the last year but one of the sev- 
enteenth century, only seven years therefore after the 
treaty of Limerick. As one of the members of the Dub- 
lin University he had e\>ery opportunity of judging how 
the grasp which the English Parliament maintained by 
means of the absolute machinery of Poynings act was 
steadily throttUng and benumbing all Irish enterprise. 

In 1698 his remonstrance known as the "Case of Ireland", 
famous from being burned by Act of Parliament made in 
England, appeared with a dedication to King William. It 
at once created an immense sensation, and was condemned 
as seditious and libellous by the English ParUament, by 
which the work in token of its utter abhorrence was con- 
demned as seditious, and to be burned by the common 
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Few things will give a clearer idea of the extraordinarily 
exasperated state of politics at that time than to read the 
remonstrance which produced so tremendous a storm. 
Take for example the words with which the earlier por- 
tion of it closes, and which are worth studying if only 
for the impressive dignity of their style, which not a Uttle 
foreshadows Burke's majestic prose. 

'' To conclude, I think it highly inconvenient for Eng- 
land to assume the authority over the Kingdom of Ire- 
land. I believe there will be no greater arguments to con- 
vince this wise assembly of English Senators how incon- 
venient it may be to England to do that which may make 
the Lords and the people of Ireland think discontent. 
The laws and liberties of England were granted about 
500 years ago to the people of Ireland upon their submis- 
sion to the Crown of England. How consistent it may 
be with true policy to do that which the people of Ireland 
may think an invasion of the, rights and liberties, I do 
most humbly submit to the Parliament of England 
— consider. They are men of great wisdom, honor and 
justice, and know how to prevent all future inconven- 
iences. We have heard great outcries and deservedly, on 
breaking the edict of Nantes and other stipulations. How 
far the breaking of constitutions which has been 500 years 
standing exceeded these I leave the world to judge." 

In another place Molyneux again vindicates the dignity 
of Parliament, etc. His father, Samuel Molyneux, was a 
master gunner and oflScer of the Irish Exchequer. He 
had distinguished himself in the war of 1641-52, and al- 
though offered the Recordership of Dublin clung with fond- 
ness to his own profession, making experiments in gunnery 
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William Molyneux entered Trinity College, April, 1676, 
and having taken out his bachelor's degree, proceeded to 
London, and entered at the middle temple in 1675. 

While diligently studying law, his attention was also 
toward the scientific pursuits. He returned to Dublin in 
1678, and soon afterwards married Lucy Domville, daugh- 
ter of the Irish Attorney-Gteneral. In 1683 was formed in 
Dublin the Philosophical association and Royal Irish Acade- 
my. Sir William Petty was president, and Molyneux acted 
as secretary. Its first meetings were held in a house on 
Cork Hill. He now became acquainted with some of the 
leading personages of the times, and through the Diike 
of Ormand's influence, was in 1684 appointed engineer 
and surveyor of the King's buildings and works. 

Next year he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, 
and sent by the government to survey fortresses on the 
coast of Flanders. He passed on to Holland and France, 
and in Paris became acquainted with Boreilli the famous 
mathematician. In 1686, soon after his return, he pub- 
lished an account of the telescope dial invented by him- 
self. The following year he had the pleasure of reading 
advanced sheets of Newton's Principia sent him by Hal- 
ley During the war of 1689-91 he resided at Ches- 
ter, where he lost his wife. He then occupied himself in 
the composition of a work on Droptrice. On his return he 
waj3 appointed one of the commissioners of Fortified Es- 
tates with a salary of £600. But the task was suited 
neither to his taste nor his feelings. He was indifferent 
about money, and soon resigned. 
Molyneux. 

A friend of Locke An ordinance passed by the 

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III). ^^ That there shall be one and the same law for the 
Irish and English " is frequently referred to in the once 
interesting controversy with which Molyneux, as the 
friend of Locke connected his name. 

Note. — It is stated that '' The Case of Ireland " writ- 
ten by William Molyneux which was burned by the Pub- 
lic Executioner in 1812 by order of the British govern- 
ment was read by Thomas Jefferson, and that he drew 
from it many of the principles which he embodied in 
'* The Declaration of Independence ". 



25 — 470. Thomas Molyneux, Esq. ; b. in Dublin, 
April 14, 1661, physician-general of the 
army in Ireland ; created a baronet of 
the Kingdom July 30, 1730; m. Cather- 
ine, dau. of Ralph Howard, Esq., of 
Shelton. 
Sir Thomas Molyneux bought himself a house in Peter 
street, Dublin. He was elected President of the College 
of Physicians of Ireland, Oct. 19, 1702, and held the 
office 1709-15-20, also Physician-General to the army. 
He occupied a position in Ireland the same as that of 
Richard Mead in England ; but in mental activity as well 
as highest qualities included in the term good breeding, he 
excelled Mead. Sir Thomas d. in 1733 and was buried 
at Armagh Cathedral, where there is a statue of him by 
RoubiUac. 

Issue 16 children.. 
26—629. Daniel Molyneux; d. unm., 1738. 

530. Capel Molyneux; m. 1st, Elizabeth East ; 
m. 2d, Elizabeth Adlecorn. 

531. Adam Molyneux. 



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632. Samuel. 

633. Thomas. 

634. William; b. 1718; d. in Boston, U. S. 
A., 1774; m. Ann Guionneaux. 

835. Robert. 

636. John; m 

537. Richard. 

538. Matthew; m. Sarah Fagan. 
639. Michael. 

840. George. 

541 m. Sir Richard Wolsey, Bart. 

542 m. Arthur St. George, Dean of 

Ross. 

643 m. John Gay, of Gaybrook. 

644 John Garret, Bishop of Glogher. 

Note. — Thomas Molyneux was educated at Dr. Henry 
Ryder's school in Dublin, and entered Trinity College in 
1676. He was graduated M.A. and M.B. He sailed from 
Dublin in May, 1683, rested at Chester, and was intro- 
duced to Bishop Peirson, whom he recognized from the 
frontispiece of his *' Treatise on the Creed ". May 12, 
he arrived in London and took lodgings at the Flower de 
Luce, near St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet street. He 
called upon Nehemiah Graw, and there met Thomas Bur- 
net, author of *^ Theoria Telluris ", and Robert Boyle, at 
whose house he was introduced to Sir William Petty, 
and Dr. Edward Browne, and on May 23 attended a meet- 
ing of the Royal Society in Gresham College and saw Sir 
Isaac Newton, John Evelyn, and Dr. Edward Tyson. He 
enjoyed the conversation of these famous men as well as 
that of John Flamstead, the astronomer. Early in June 
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at supper at Windsor. He saw " that extraordinary 
platonick philosopher ", Dr. Henry More, and was sur- 
prised at the purple gowns of the Trinity undergraduates. 
He also visited Amsterdam, Haarlem, and Utrecht, and 
finally entered the university of Leyden. Here he met 
Locke, who afterwards wrote a letter to him from Utrecht 
on Dec. 22, 1684, thanking him for his kindness. In 1711 
he built himself a large town house in Peter street, Dub- 
lin, and in 1715 was appointed state physician. In 1715 
he published an account of an elephant's jaw found in 
Cavan, and in 1725 '' A Discourse on Danish Forts ". In 
1727 he wrote but did not print '' Some Observations on 
the Taxes paid by Ireland to support the Government ". 
— (Dublin University Magazine, Vol. xviii, where many of 
his letters are printed in full.) 

25 — 473. Daniel Molyneux, Esq., of Ballymulvey, 
Co. Longford; m. Catherine, dau. of 
Thomas Pooley. 
Issue : 

26 — 545. Elizabeth Molyneux; m. 1st Kel- 
ly; m. 2d Hon. Moyneux Shouldham, 
Baron (created a peer July 24, 1776; 
youngest son of Lemuel), a clergyman 
of the church of England living in the 
diocese of Ossery, in Ireland, until his 
death in 1728 ; and of his wife, who was 
possessed of an estate of £1600 per an- 
num, which he left to his only son, Poo- 
ley Molyneux, Esq.; who d. in 1772, 
leaving property to his nephew Lemuel 
Shouldham, who d. 1774, leaving his 



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Larlaugh, 
Co. Kerry, 
Ireland, to 
Cleveland, 
Ohio, 
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property to his brother Molyneux (his 
heir). Molyneux Shouldham entered the 
British Navy at 10 years of age, and be- 
came Vice- Admiral of the blue squadron 
of 'His Majesty's fleet ; d. unm. 
25 — 474. Michael Molyneux; m. Catherine In- 

wright. 

Michael Molyneux. 



26—546 
Issue : 
547 

25—475. 



Issue : 
26—548. 



Jerome. 

John Molyneux of Larlaugh, Co. Kerry, 
Ireland, settled in America (Cleveland, 
Ohio,); m. Mary Moriarty. 

John Molyneux; m. Mary Furlong. 



Molyneux op Dunlavin, County Wicklow, Irei^and 
25 — 477 a. Patrick Molyneux, a cattle trader; 
m 



Issue: 

26—883. 

884. 

885. 
26—883. 



Patrick Peter Molyneux; b. 1814; d. 
1900. 

John Molyneux, for many years em- 
ployed in Dublin Packet company. 

Mary Molyneux; m Hickey. 

Patrick Peter Molyneux ; b. in Dunlavin, 
County Wicklow, Ireland, in 1814; d. in 
America in 1900, aged 86 years. He 
was a cattle trader, having learned the 
trade from his father, who followed that 
line of business between Dublin and 
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of 30 he came to America to follow the 

same line of business. He livecl in New 

Orleans for fifty years and was highly 

respected by both church and state; m. 

Bridget Quinn of Castle Pollard, Ireland. 
Issue : 

27 — 88(). Joseph Molyneux; m. Katherine , 

of Thules, Canada. 

887. James Molyneux; m. Rose McCormick 
of New Orleans, La. 

888. John P. Molyneux, a priest, at present is 
a member of the faculty of St. John's 
College, Brooklyn, N. Y., besides being 
a member of the trustees and treasurer 
of the institution. 

He was one of the band of American pilgrims, 250 in 
number, who marched through the streets of Rome, and 
assisted at the mass celebrated by Bishop Shanley of Sioux 
Falls, South Dakota, and afterwards admitted to the Papal 
Gardens, after having visited which they were admitted to 
the Sistine Chapel, where a reception was held for the Holy 
Father, Leo XIII. 

It is stated that one of the privileged among the audi- 
ence was the Rev. Father John P. Molyneux, C. M., a 
special delegate to the Holy Father to make a presenta- 
tion in honor of the Silver Jubilee of the pontificate of 
Leo XIII. It consisted of a seal of the Pecci family. 
The seal was mounted on a small gold Tiara. The donor 
of this beautiful gift was Sir George P. Pope, commander 
of the Knights of St. Gregory. The Rev. Father Moly- 
neux was instrumental in obtaining a high ecclesiastical 
honor for Mr. George Pope. After the Rev. Father Moly- 
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Besletti remarked to the Holy Father that Father Moly- 
neuz had a personal offering to make his Holiness, and 
the Holy Father immediately inquired what it was, and 
said he would gladly accept any token of respect from the 
young priest. A box was opened which contained a new 
white callotte (a cap constantly worn by the Pope). This 
cap was placed on the head of the Holy Father and the 
one which was taken from the Saintly Father was given 
as an exchange to Father Molyneux. Besides, the Holy 
Father placed his hand on the head of Father Molyneux 
and blessed him and told him to convey the same benedic- 
tion to his friends and relations at home. 

When the Americans saw one of their party in posses- 
sion of such a rich treasure they kissed it and placed their 
rosaries in it at the same time, enthusiastic with joy at 
the gift awarded their American pilgrim. The cap is now 
in the possession of the Rev. Father John P. Molyneux of 
Saint John's College, Brooklyn, N. T., and will be vener- 
ated as a relic of one of the most saintly, learned and be- 
loved of pontiffs. 

Ireland 26 — 4:78. William Molyneux; m. 1827 against her 
wishes, for she was very much younger, 
Jane Fisher. She died in 1882. 
Issue : 
26 — 549. Thomas Fisher Molyneux; m. Emily 
Ashe; d. 1894. 

650. Richard William Molyneux, killed by 
the kick of a horse in 1877; d. unm. 

651. Robert Molyneux; b. 1832; d. 1889. 
552. Jane Molyneux; b. 1829; m. John 

Boothman of Liffy cottage, Blessington, 
County Wicklow. 
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Issue: 



Darker, of Dublin, Ireland, a land com- 
missioner; shed. May 11, 1901. 

Thomas Darker. 

Samuel Molyneux Darker; b. 1884. 
Richard John; b. 886. 
Ruby Jane. 
554. Hannah Ellen Molyneux, died of fever. 



25 — 480. Robert Molyneux; m. 1st, 

Metcalf; m. 2d, Catherine Pepper of 
Athy County. She d. May 2d, 1859; he 
died in the faith of the Roman Catholic 
church May 31, 1874. 




Robert Molyneux became a convert to the Roman Catho- 
lic church at the time of his first marriage, about the age 
of 19. This caused an estrangement with his family. 
He carried on a chandler business in Dunlavin, but went 
to Kingston; then to Ballymor Eustace, in County Kuddy ; 
then to Dublin, where he retired from all business and be- 
came a gentleman. He was a man much respected and 
very proud of his family name. A holy water spout in 
the Roman Catholic church of Dunlavin records the name 
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He also left by will the sum of twenty- five pounds to be 
expended on a square tablet to be erected with a white 
marble cross in the Roman Catholic cathedral, Marlborough 
street, as it was his desire to have his remains placed in 
one of the vaults of the cathedral. Bequests were also left 
to Saint Mary's Roman Catholic asylum for industrious 
female blind of Merrion Castle, Merrion, County Dubhn ; 
also for the asylum for industrious male blind, at Pros- 
pect Glassmevin, to the Sisters of Charity and Saint Vin- 
cent's hospital; also to the Roman Catholic institution for 
the deaf and dumb, to the Night refuge. Brickfield Lane, 
Cork street, Dublin, founded by the Very Reverend Doc- 
tor Spratt. 

Issue by 1st marriage: 
26 — 566. Anthony Molyneux; m. Margaret Far- 
rell (or O'Farrell), dau. of a wealthy 
merchant in Thomas street, Dublin, Ire- 
land; she d, in U. S. A., Feb. 7, 1853. 

26 — 4:81. Thomas Molyneux; m. Margaret 
Twamley. Left for America in 1832; 
purchased a farm in Washington Coun- 
ty, Mich., near Ann Arbor; at the death 
of his wife sold his farm and went to 
Elmira, N. Y. ; from here he moved to 
Bath, N. Y. In 1848 he started for Ire- 
land to settle property pertaining to the 
estate of his mother. This was the last 
ever heard of him. 
Issue : 
26 — 556. Robert Molyneux; m. Catherine Lovett 
(called Kate). 

557. Henry; m Case of Pennsylva- 



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nia; she d. 1875. Served in the war of 

the rebellion. 
558. Thomas Molyneux; killed at Harper's 

Ferry, Va., in war of the rebellion. 
659. Captain Joseph Molyneux; b. 1840; m. 

Henrietta Adela Lyon. 

25 — 482. John Molyneux; m Lived in 

Liverpool, England. 
Issue (a large family). 

25 — 488. Elianor Molyneux; m. John Tramley, 
left for America in or about 1832; set- 
tled in Michigan. 
Issue: 

Henry Tramley. 
Ella. 

Sarah Tramley; m Parshall of 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 

England to 26 — 491. William Molyneux, a publisher from 
Ireland London, England; called to the Dublin 

branch of the family ; m. Marie Leslie ; 
settled in New York about 1835. 
Issue (born in England) : 
26—562. Harriet Molyneux. 

563. Marie Elizabeth; d. July, 1901. 

564. Emma; m. Lyman Satterlee Bumham, 
a merchant in Brooklyn, L. I. He d. 
in 1886. 

565. Ellen; m. 

566. Annie. 

567. Margret. 



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568. Alfred; d. aged 4 years. 

569. Edward Leslie Molyneux; b. Oct. 12, 
1833; m. Hattie Clark. 

670. Arthur; d. aged 1 year. 
26 
25—492. MOLYNEUX 

Seel* of Huyton Hey 



Thomas Molyneux Seel, Esq. ; of Huyton Hey, Co. Lan- 
caster; J. P. for Co. Lancaster and Norfolk; D. L. for the 
province; late major of the 2d Lancashire militia; b. July 
1792; m. Oct. 31, 1823, Agnes, dau. Sir Richard Redding- 
field, 6th Bart, of Oxbury Hall, Norfolk. She d. Sept., 
1870; he d. at Huyton Hey, Jan. 16, 1881. 
Issue : 
26 — 752. Edmund Richard Thomas Molyneux Seel ; 
b. Aug. 6, 1824; m. Nov. 18, 1847 Coun- 
tess Anna Maria de Lousade of Lousade. 
753. Henry Harrington Richmond Howard 
Molyneux; b. May 10, 1839; m. June, 
1870, Louise, w^idow of Alexander Spear- 
man, Esq., dau., of Edward Mannering, 
Esq., of Whit more, Co., Stafford. 
Issue: One son and one daughter, unable to find 
names. 

26 — 752. Edmund Richard Thomas Molyneux 

♦This gentleman by royal license, dated July 12, 1815, in accordance with 
the will of his maternal grandfather, Thomas Seel, Esq., of New Hall and 
Lut. Grange, County Lancaster, took the surname and arms of Molyneux Seel 
in lieu of his patrimony. He represented through his mother families Hough- 
ton, Huyton, Molyneux of New Hall, Howanl of Lee, Green and Seel of Lan- 
caster. Mr. Molyneux Seel was captain 2d Lan. Militia and a chamberlain to 
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Seel; b. Aug. 6, 1824; m. Nov. 18, 1847 
Countess Anna Maria de Lousade of 
Lousade. 
Issue: 
27 — 766. Edmund Harrington; Capt. 8th Foot. 

766. Edward Hanore; b. 1862; m. 1892 
Margret Bullock of Prince Gate W. D. 
S. 0., 1900. Record of Maj. Edward 
Honore Molyneux D. S. O., son of Ed- 
mund Molyneux Seel, Esq.; entered R. 
Scots Lothean Reg't 1863, major 1891. 
Served in South Africa 1899-1901, men- 
tioned in dispatches D. S. C. in 1892. 

757. Agnes Mary Matilda; m. Feb., 1870, to 
Sir John Larson. 

768. Charlotte Amelia; m. Feb. 16, 1876 
Charles Williams. 

England (2d Earl.) 26—627. Sir William Phillip Molyneux; 
b. Sept., 1787, created a peer June 16, 
1831; m. Margaret, dau. of William, 
6th Lord Craven June 1, 1832; d. Nov. 
20, 1838. 
Issue: 
27—671. Son; d. infant. 
(3Eari.)27— 672. Charles William Molyneux, third Earl, 
Lord Lieutenant and Custor Robulormen 
of Lancashire; b. July 10, 1796; m. 
June, 1834, Mary Agustus, dau. of Rob- 
ert Gregg Hop wood, Esq., of Hopwood 
Hall, Co. Lane; d. Aug., 1866. 
673. George Berkley Molyneux, Lieut. Col. 



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in the army; b. July 16, 1789; m. Mrs. 
Stuart; d. Aug., 1841. 

574. Henry Richard Molyneux, Lieut. Col.; 
b. Aug. 27, 1800; d. 1841. 

575. Francis George Molyneux, late Secre- 
tary of the Legation to Gtermanica Con- 
federation; b. March 6, 1805; m. Lady 
Georgianna Jemima Ashburnham; d. 
May 24, 1868 ; she d. May, 1882, aged 72. 

Ireland 26—530. Capel Molyneux (Sir); prisoner in the 
Tower in 1696; m. 1st, Elizabeth East, 
dau. of William East, of Hall Place, 
Co. Berks (sister of Sir Edward East); 
d. in Dublin, Aug., 1797, aged 80. Sir 
Capel was M. P. for the University of 
Dublin. He erected a fine obelisk near 
his park at Castle Dillon' to commemo- 
rate the revival of the constitution of 
Ireland; m. 2d, Elizabeth, only dau. of 
Lieut. Gen. Adlecorn (sometime com- 
mander-in-chief in the East Indes). 
Issue by 1st wife: 
27—576. Capel Molyneux; b. 1750; d. 1832; m. 
Margret O'Donnell, dau. to Sir Neal, 
Bt., Newport, Co. Mayo, in Gloucester 
St., July, 1785. The bride was a lineal 
descendant from the O'Dones, anciently 
Earls of Tircounel, formerly sovereigns 
in Co. Donegal. 
577. Gteorge Molyneux; m. Catherine, dau. 
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Issue by 2d wife: 

578 Thomas Molyneux; m. Elizabeth Perrin; 

d. 1841. 
679. John Molyneux; m Ella Young. 

580. Sarah Molyneux; m. Lord Tynte. 

581. Annie; m. Sir Anthony Brabazon. 

26 — 533. Thomas Molyneux; m 

Issue: 
27 — 582. William Molyneux. 

583. Thomas. 

584. John. 

585. Joseph. 

586. James Molyneux, gent. 

587. Samuel Molyneux; b. 1759; m. Sa- 
rah 

588. Jane ; b. 1759. 

589. George Molyneux; b. 1760; d. 1775. 
He was a painter, studied under James Manners. He 

was employed for some time in a manufactory of Mr. 
Wise at Waterford, where he painted trays and snuflf 
boxes hke those made in Birmingham. Obtained some 
success as a landscape painter and exhibited in London 
Royal Academy from 1770-75. Married a young woman 
who kept an ale house near Temple Bar, called the 
** Horseshoe and Magpie ", a place of popular resort. 

26—534. William Molyneux; b. 1718; d. in Bos- 
ton, Mass., 1774; m. Ann Guionneaux. 
Issue : 
Boston, 27 — 590. Major William Molyneux, jr. Served 
Mass., first, as private to Gen. John Hancock's 

U.S.A. (Boston Independent) Co., commanded 



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by Lieut. Col. Henry Jackson; arrived 
at Camp April 17, 1777 ; discharged May 
5, 1777, service 21 J days. Company 
marched from Boston to Rhode Island. 
William Molyneux subscribed to regula- 
tions for formation of an independent 
company to be raised in Boston; officers 
of said Boston independent company 
commissioned in council Dec. 7, 1776, 
Maj. John Hancock to serve as colonel, 
Henry Jackson to serve as lieutenant- 
colonel. 

591. Michael Molyneux; private Capt. EJlias 
Parkman's detachment; engaged July 
2, 1778; discharged July 17, 1778, ser- 
vice 15 days. Detachment drafted to 
serve as guards; also pay roll for same 
service dated Boston. Capt. Michael 
Molyneux d. 1798. 

692. John Molyneux; d. 1826. Brass foun- 
der, celebrated for his superior work. 

He was probably the first maker of the circular bar 
andirons, 75 years ago at least. He was then an elderly 
man. Brass andirons were made by John Mollineux, a 
brass founder located on Marshall's Lane, corner of Creek 
square, at '' the Boston store " from 1808 till 1843 or 44. 
He was a man of mark and superior workman, a man of 
public spirit, and a member of a Republican Institution 
and Mechanic association. In his day the brass andirons 
of his make were among the first selections for parlor 
adoraments. They were fashionable as late as 1850, when 
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founders into manufacturing brass-mounted open grates 
instead of andirons. Subsequently to this the andirons 
were made in New Briton and of cheaper material, and 
are now sold only in the far west. But Molyneux in his 
day was first and best on andiroris in Boston. 

593. Edward Molyneux. Took in Suffolk 
Co., Feb. 24, 1777, the oath required by 
congress on entering into the army. 



William Molyneux 

Boston. 26 — 534. William Molyneux, a distinguished and 
Mass-. patriotic merchant of Boston; died there 

U. 8. A. Oct. 22, 1774, aged 58. 

Like Revere he was of Huguenot ancestry. About the 
year 1760 he with William Phillips and others estabhshed 
the manufactory on the east side of what is now Hamilton 
Place. Here the people were taught spinning and weav- 
ing free of cost. This building was put up in 1768, Moly- 
neux from the beginning of the dispute with the Mother 
country was an active and influential Whig, member of 
the " Long Eoom Club " formed in 1762, and of the Sons 
of Liberty in 1765 ; was one of the Boston committee of 
correspondence from its origin in 1772 and spokesman ap- 
pointed by the Liberty Tree meeting Nov. 4 to request the 
consigners to resign. He took active part in all public 
meetings that followed. Molyneux and Dr. Young were 
the only prominent leaders of the people who were known 
to have been actively present at the destruction of the tea. 

Molyneux was a member of a committee of which 
Samuel Adams was chairman to demand the removal of 
the British troops from Boston. John Adams relates that 
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to protect them from the indignation of the people. 

With the exception of Samuel Adams no name is of- 
tener found in connection with public acts of the day than 
that of William Molyneux, and his death a few months 
before the war broke out was a great loss to the patriot 
cause. While the Boston Port bill was under discussion 
in the British cabinet, Governor Hutchinson was told by 
Lord Mansfield that the Lords of the Council had their 
pens ready to sign irhe warrant for the transportation to 
England and trial of Adams, Molyneux, and others, for 
high treason, but were prevented by the doubts of the 
attorney and solicitor-general as to the sufficiency of the 
evidence to convict them. 

A committee consisting of WiUiam Molyneux, Dr. Jo- 
seph Warren and Benjamin Church, and others waited on 
them at Clark's warehouse at the foot of King (now State) 
street, where with a number of friends they had assem- 
bled. Molyneux was spokesman. 

" Prom whom are you a committee ? " 

** I am one," said Molyneux, and he named the rest. 

^* What is your request ? " 

'' That you give us your word to sell none of the teas 
in your charge, but return them to London in the same 
bottoms in which they were shipped. Will you comply ? " 

'* I shall have nothing to do with you," was the rough 
and peremptory reply, in which the other consignors who 
were present concurred. 

Molyneux then read the resolve passed at Liberty Tree, 
declaring that those who should refuse to comply with 
the request of the people, were '' enemies to their coun- 
try " and should be dealt with accordingly. On the fol- 
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neux were then desired to acquaint Messrs. Clark and 
Faneuil that the town expected immediate answer from 
them. 

Samuel Adams, Hancock, Warren, and Molyneux were 
the most prominent of the popular leaders; they appre- 
hended fully the responsibilities. They had a great princi- 
ple to maintain, and the courage to uphold it. 

William Molyneux was a prominent merchant who 
gave his sympathy to the cause of the people. He was 
one of the committee who demanded the removal of the 
troops after the massacre of March 5th, 1770. He was 
one of the Indians comprising the " Tea Party ". He 
was also one of the promoters of the Spinning School in 
Longacre. He died before the outbreak of hostilities. 

Decbbiber 19, 1760. 

Origin of the Revolution of the United States of 

America 



*' Petition in memorial was presented to the General 
Court on the 19th of December, 1760. As the signers 
were the principal business men of the town, their names 
here given as a necessary to show to the head and feet of 
the opposition to the Crown Officials, then resident of 
among them. These names are found — ^John Avery, Wil- 
liam Molyneux, etc. This circumstance was the origin of 
the Revolution. 

"Oct. 27, 1768, large and commodious stores on Wheel- 
right's Wharf were hired by William Molyneux, attorney 
of Mr. Apthrop, at 300 lbs. sterling per annum for the re- 
ception of the regiments from Ireland when they should 
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the representatives were Hichard Dana, John Adams, 
John Ruddock, Drs. Church and Warren, Joseph Hen- 
shaw, and William Molyneux (often spelled Molineux), 
July 28, 1769." 

'^ A meeting of the merchants of Boston to take into 
consideration the late movements in England relative to 
the reduction of duties, etc., etc. 

'' The merchants saw through this and declared that 
such reduction would by no means relieve them from the 
difficulties under which they labored. At the same meet- 
ing a committee was appointed to prepare a statement of 
the embarrassments and difficulties. 

^' The Trade Labors under by means of the late Regu- 
lations and Revenue Acts, and also of a true representa- 
tion of the conduct of the Commissioners and other Offi- 
cers of the Custom by the same, before the merchants of 
the next meeting. The gentlemen who had this in charge 
were Arnold Wells, Esq., Mr. William Dennis, and Mr. 
William Molyneux, and others, — 6th of March, 1770." 

'' March 6, 1770, after the so-called Boston Massacre 
in King or State street, a meeting of the citizens ad- 
journed from Faneuil Hall to the old South Meeting House 
appointed a committee of fifteen to wait upon the Gover- 
nor and Council and request the removal of the troops 
from town. The committee returned and reported that the 
troops which had fired would be withdrawn. This was 
voted not satisfactory and a committee of seven from the 
larger committee, was sent to the Governor, among the 
seven William Molyneux." 

The Boston Massacre, March 6th, 1770 

Frederick Kidder says: '' A town meeting was held at 
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o'clock, but in consequence of the great concourse of 
people was adjourned to Rev. Dr. SewalPs meeting house. 
The committee consisted of John Hancock, Samuel 
Adams, William Molyneux and others, as a ' committee ' 
of the town of Boston. 

'' Boston, March 12th, 1770. Jeremiah Allen of lawful 
age testified that on the eve of the 5th day of March, be- 
ing about 9 o'clock, in the front chamber of the house 
occupied by Col. Ingersol, in King street, he heard some 
guns fired which occasioned his going to the balcony of 
said house where he was in company with Mr. William 
Molyneux, jr., and John Simpson being near them, say- 
ing to them at the same time pointing his hand towards the 
Custom House ' There they are out of the Custom 
House.' " 



Article 63. Gleaner 

^' On that portion of the lot east of the passage to the 
present Beacon street, William Molyneux built in the next 
county a splendid mansion, having acquired the land in 
1760, which had come down from Turner, through his 
sons-in-law John Fayerweather, Benj. Alvord, and John 
Alvord." 

After William Molyneux died (1774), the estate passed 
to Charles Apthrope, and was confiscated when in 1782, 
the Commonwealth sold Daniel Dennison Rogers, who 
acquired other lands hereabout as is shown in the Gleaner, 
article No. 42, while in No. 37 the same investigation has 
traced the title to lots in Beacon street from Mt. Vernon to 
Somerset street, taking in the Governor Bowdoin estate, 
just east of the Molyneux House. After some vicissitudes 
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Bowdoin, and its subsequent history is given in article 
No. 39. 



English good steriing — Madeira and Malaga Wines- 
Currents, etc., are openly advertised in the papers as for 
sale by W. and J. Molyneux, in State street, with the 
announcement that hard or paper money, French, Span- 
ish, or Dutch bills of exchange would be received in pay- 
ment of the above goods. ' 

26 — 536. John Molyneux; m. 
Issue: 
27 — 594. John Molyneux. 

595. Samuel Molyneux. 

596. James. 

Duniavin, 26—538. Mathew Molyneux; m. Sarah Fagan. 

Co. Wick. Issue: 

low,lreiand 27—597. Thomas Moly neux ; m. Elizabeth 

598. William Molyneux; b. Feb. 22, 1764. 

599. George Molyneux; b. 1761; d. 1776. 

26 — 548. John Molyneux ; m. Mary Furlong. 
Issue : 
27—600. Mary Molyneux; b. June 27, 1871; d. 
1875. 
6.01. John P. Molyneux; b. June 1, 1872; m. 
Helen Michael. 

602. Elizabeth; b. Feb. 18, 1876. 

603. Margret; b. 1878. 

604. Jane; b. Jan. 29, 1880. 

605. May; b. May 9, 1882. 



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606. William; b. Sept. 8, 1889; d Dec. 8, 
1896. 
26 — 549. Thomas Fisher Molyneux; m. Emily 
Ashe. She d. 1879; he d. 1894. 
Issue : 
27 — 607. William Molyneux of Loughmogue. 

608. Ellen (Nellie) Molyneux; m. Frederick 
Byrne, lives at the old home Loughmo- 
gue House, having paid her brother for 
the privilege. 
20 — 565. Anthony Molyneux, only child of Eob- 

ert Molyneux and his first wife 

Metcalf, was educated for a Roman 
Catholic priest but did not care for the 
profession, and married very young, 
against the wishes of his father, Mar- 
garet Farrell (or O'Farrell), the dau. of 
a wealthy merchant in Thomas street, 
Dublin. 
His father, Robert Molyneux, set him up in business, 
but he did not succeed and had some words with his 
father in regard to money matters, and left Ireland with 
his young wife and infant daughter, Mary Monica, for 
America, in or about the year 1847. He first lived in 
Brooklyn, L. I., then went to Michigan, afterwards moved 
to the village of Penn Tan. In 1850 he moved to Seneca 
Falls. Here on June 22 a son was born and chirstened in 
the Roman Cathohc church, Robert Anthony Molyneux, 
Michael Dowling, godfather; Mary Dowling, godmother. 
With money gone, Anthony Molyneux worked with 
Thomas J. Paine in the chandler business in 1849-51. 
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which required no snuffing, put in an ordinary candle " 
(signed John L. Paine). 

In 1851 Anthony Molyneux left his young wife and 
two children, saying he was going south to Virginia in 
order to enter a college as teacher of languages (of which 
he spoke seven). He left Seneca Falls in 1851, saying he 
would soon send for his wife and children, but this was 
the last ever heard from him. Sometime after '' In a 
dream his wife saw him murdered ". This dream so im- 
pressed her that she gave her daughter Mary Monica to 
the care of a family by name of Gifford, her infant son 
Robert Anthony Molyneux (then 10 months) to Mrs. C. 
M. S. Jackson, and started to find her husband. Reaching 
Geneva, N. Y., but a few miles from her late home, she 
was stricken with fever, from which effects she died Feb. 
7, 1853. On her death bed she spoke of a brother in Dub- 
lin, Ireland. On her death her daughter, who had been 
taken by the family of Gifford, was re-christened Alice 
Molyneux Gifford. 

27 — 609. Alice Molyneux Gifford (Mary Monica 
Molyneux); b. in Ireland in 1845; m. 
Morgan Nichols of Seneca Falls, Dec. 7, 
1866; d. suddenly, Dec. 24, 1866. 
Oh Alice, thou hast left many friends in deep sadness. 
Fond hearts that once cherished thee here ; 
We often have shared in thy mirth and thy gladness, 
United in soul by a tie very dear. 

Thou art gone from this world and its changes forever 
Thou wilt gladen no more thy dear friends' fond sight ; 
Those pleasant blue eyes we shall meet again never, 
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Thou has finished thy work, yet we ever shall cherish 

A remembrance of thee and thy life's early close; 

Thy treasure are laid where they never will perish, 

And in safety with them will thy spirit repose. 

610. Eobert Anthony Molyneux; b. June 22, 
1850; m. Aug. 30, 1876 (Ellen) Nellie 
Zada Rice, eldest dau. of Edward Flint 
Rice and Ellen Amy Eaton, and grand- 
daughter of Hon. Hiram Eaton and 
Zada Avery. 

Eimira, 26 — 556. Robert Molyneux; m. Catherine (Kate) 

N. Y., Lovett. 

U.S.A. Issue: 

27 — 611. Joseph B. Molyneux, killed on the rail- 
road. 

612. Frank Molyneux. 

613. Robert Molyneux. 

Cleveland, 26 — 569. Joseph B. Molyneux (often spelled Moly- 
o^^o, neaux); b. Jan. 1, 1840; m. Henrietta 

U. 8. A. (Nettie) Lyon, May 26, 1863, while home 

on leave of absence from the army. 
Issue: 
27—614. William Molyneux; b. Oct. 2, 1868; m. 
Rena Gill. 

615. Robert; b. Feb. 8, 1873, lieutenant in 
the 10th Ohio infantry during the Span- 
ish war. 

616. Raymond L. ; b. Aug. 27, 1876. 
Military Record op Uapt. Joseph B. Molyneaux 

(Molyneux) 
Enlisted as private Co. B, 7th Ohio Vol. Infantry for 3 
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April 30, 1861 ; to Camp Dennison, 0. ; on duty there until 
June, 1861; reorganized for three years service June 16, 
1861. Elected 1st lieutenant Co. B., mustered in June 18, 
ordered to West Virginia June 28. At Clarksburg June 
29. Expedition to Weston and capture of $65,000 in gold 
June 29-30. Relief of Glenville July 5, Gauley River, 
July 28, second Brigade Army of Occupation E. Va. Bat- 
tle of Cross Lanes, Aug. 25-27. Cox's Brigade, Depart- 
ment W. Va. Detached to command Co. E, Sept. 1 to 
Oct. 1, Camifax Ferry Sept. 10, Cheap Mt. Sept. 13, Fay- 
etteville Sept. 25. Temporarily detached to command a 
company in the 1st Kentucky infantry, Oct; in command 
of a raid in the mountains from Maiden, Oct. Relieved 
and returned to Co E, 7 0. V. S. till Feb., 1862; Ben- 
ham's expedition to Loop Creek, Nov. 13-17, 1861; 
McCay's Mills, Nov. 15 at Charleston, W. Va. Till Dec. 
at camp Keys Romney. Dec. 3d Brigade Dist. of Graf- 
ton, Jan., 1862. Expedition to Blue Gap. Jan. 6-7, ap- 
pointed Adjutant of Regiment Feb. 1. Third Brigade, 
Landers Div., Feb. Reconnaisance to Bloomery Gap, Feb. 
13-14. Acting A. D. C. to G^n. Landers during the ex- 
pedition. 

Bloomery Furnace Feb. 14. Commanding escort to 
Gen. Landers's body enroute to train March 3; 3d Bri- 
gade, Shield Div. March. Advanced toward Winchester 
March 7-15. Recon. to Strausburg March 18. Kernstown 
March 22-28. Winchester March 23-24 Cedar Creek 
March 27. 3d Brigade, 1st Div. Opt. Rappahannock. 
Woodstock, April 1. Edenburg April 2. Monterey April 
12. McDonnell May 8. March to Fredericksburg May 
12-21. White Plains May 29. Front Royal May 29-30. 
Gains Roads May 31. Strausburg and Stanton Road June 



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Capt. Joseph B. Molyneux (36—559) 
Son of Thomas Molyneux and Margret Twamley 



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1-2, Port Republic June 8-9. 1st Brigade 2d Div., 2d 
Corps Army of Va. to Alexandria, Va., and duty there 
until August. Cedar Mountain Aug. 9. Wounded in 
head, right shoulder and left leg. Two horses shot. Re- 
mained on duty, treated in quarters. 

Groverton Aug. 29. Bull Run (2) Aug. 30. Chantilly 
Sept. 1, (Reserve). Promoted to captain Co. A Sept. 1, 
1862. 1st Brigade, 2d Div., 12 Army Corps, Army of the 
Potomac, Sept. South Mountain, Md., Sept. 14. Antie- 
tam Sept. '6-18. Recon. to Lovittsville, Oct. 21. Detailed 
to inspect Gten. Crawford's division on Maryland Heights. 
Recon. to Ripson, Nov. 9. Recon. to Charleston Dec. 27. 
Burnside's second campaign (mud march) Jan. 20-24, 1863. 

Honorably discharged Feb. 11, 1863, for disability aris- 
ing from wounds received in action and sun stroke. Re- 
entered service as Captain Co. E, 150 0. V. S., May, 1864. 
Ordered to Washington, D. C, and assigned to command 
of Fort Thayer. Defences of Washington July 11-12. 
Ordered to Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered out Aug. 6, 
1864. 



Captain Joseph B. Molyneux (Molyneaux) was appointed 
to succeed Mayor John B. Farley on the State Board of 
Reviews. Mr. Molyneux is a well-known citizen. In 
1883 he was deputy sheriff and from 1892-99 he was a 
member of the Board of Equation. 

He had considerable experience in tax matters. '^ The 
captain was also assistant postmaster under Postmaster 
Jones, and was retained in the same capacity by Postmas- 
ter Armstrong. He is a prominent member of the Grand 
Army of the Republic." (June, 1902.) 



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Cleveland, 26 — 660. James Molyneux; b. io England; m. 

Ohio, Issue : 

u. s. A. 27—616. Edward Molyneux. 

617. Elizabeth. 

618. Catherine. 

619. (Polly.) 

Greater 26 — 669. Edward Leslie Molineux (Molyneux) b. 

New York in London, England, Oct. 12, 1833 edu- 

u. s. A. cated at the Mechanic's Society School in 

New York; m. Hattie Clark, dau. of 

Geoi^e T. Clark of Middletown, N. T. 

Issue : 

27 — 620. Leslie Edward Molineux; m. Susan 

Bailey. 

621. Eoland Burnham; b. Aug. 12, 1867; m. 
Blanch Chesebrough ; marriage annulled 
Oct., 1903. 

622. Cecil Sefton; b. April 7, 1876. 



Brevet Majok-General Edward Leslie Molineux, U.S.A. 

War Record of Maj. Oen. Edward L. Molineux {Moly- 

neux\ Col, 159th New York Infantry. Battles of 

Opeqvxin^ Fishers Hillj Middletown 

Brevet Maj. Gen. Edward Leslie Molineux (Molyneux) 
was born Oct. 12, 1833. He first became identified with 
the National Guard of New York in 1854; subsequently 
joined the Brooklyn City Guard (13th regiment) and passed 
through several grades of non commissioned rai^, his 
membership being terminated by his acceptance of an im- 
portant mission to S. America. 

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first to volunteer in defence of the Union, enrolling him- 
self as a member of the 7 th regiment. He was one of 
the foremost promoters of the 23d of Brooklyn, when 
brigade inspector of the 11th Brigade; subsequently un- 
animously elected lieutenant-colonel of the 23d regiment. 

In August, 1862, as lieutenant-colonel he raised the 
159th regiment of New York volunteers; was mustered 
into the United Service the following November as full 
colonel, and assigned to the Banks expedition with his 
regiment. He commanded a detachment of Gten. Banks's 
army, protecting the right wing of the main body during 
the feint against Port Hudson. 

On August 14, 1863, during the battle of Irish Bend, 
Col. Molineux was severely wounded in the jaw while 
leading a charge. 

As soon as his wounds permitted he returned to active 
service, and participated in the various fights of the Red 
River campaign, was appointed assistant inspector-general 
of the department of the Mississippi ; afterwards provost 
marshal-general and commissioner for the exchange of 
prisoners. 

He was made military commander of the Lafourche 
District, Louisiana, and assigned to the duty of organiz- 
ing state troops or independent companies of Louisiana 
Scouts. 

Upon the construction of the celebrated dam at Alex- 
andria Col. Molineux was given command of all the United 
States forces on the north side of the Red River. After 
the campaign he was ordered north with his regiment, 
joining General Grant in the operations against Peters- 
burg and Richmond. He organized a provisional division 
of the 19th Army Corps, re-enforced Gen. Sheridan in the 



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valley, and participated in all the engagements and battles 
of that campaign. 

He was promoted Brigadier-GteneraJ by brevet for con- 
spicuous gallantry and zeal at Fisher's Hill, Winchester, 
and Cedar Creek. 

At the close of their campaign, his brigade was sent by 
sea to reinforce Gen. Sherman, and Gren. Molineux was 
placed in charge of the works at Savannah of Port Pu- 
laski and Tybee. He was instrumental in saving the 
ship '' Lawrence '*, in recognition of ^jrhich the New York 
Board of Underwriters voted him a service of plate. 

He was made military commander of the district of 
northern Georgia, with headquarters at Augusta. He 
seized and secured to the United State government coun- 
terfeit and bullion to a very large amount, over 70,000 
bales of cotton, quartermaster and commissionary stores, 
aggregating in value $10,000,000, and government build- 
ings and factories of great value. His administration of 
affairs was marked by wisdom, uniform courtesy and 
kindness, combined with a bold execution of the military 
law. Gen. Molineux won the esteem of the entire com- 
munity, receiving the thanks of the city and council and 
merchants of that city for his honest and fair treatment 
of the people of the town. 

He returned to civil hfe with the rank of Major-General 
by brevet *' for gallant and meritorious services during 
the war". He was subsequently made Major-General of 
the 2d Division National Guard, State of New York. 

He has a for a number of years been connected with 
the firm of F. W. Devoe and C. T. Reynolds, New York 
City. He has contributed valuable articles to periodicals 
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the suppression of riots on railroads and in cities, and on 
various military subjects. 

Although he has been frequently nominated for office 
he has persistently declined political preferment. He is 
an active member of the military order Loyal Legion, 
Grand Army of the Republic and of various public and 
charitable associations. 

General E. L. Molineux is to give his three swords, all 




of which were presented to him, to his three sons, Leslie, 
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The third is highly valuable because of personal associa- 
tions. The sabre which is to be presented to Leslie is the 
one he carried through the Civil War. It was presented 
to the General in 1862. It bears this inscription: "To 
Lieutenant-Colonel E. L. Molyneux, 159th N. Y. Vols., 
from the Citizens of Brooklyn.'' At Morganza, La., a 
confederate took deliberate aim at General Molineux and 
fired, but the bullet struck the scabbard and glanced aside, 
killing the horse. At Irish Bend, La., he was wounded 
and carried off the field unconscious. The scabbard and 
belt were cut from him, and left on the field, but the 
saber was tied to his hand. General Dick Taylor, C. S. A., 
a son of President Taylor, sent the scabbard from the 
rebel lines under a flag of truce. All through the Red 
River Expedtion, the siege of Port Hudson, Deep Bottom, 
Petersburg, and Savannah, General Molineux wore his 
prized blade. It is an extremely light Austrian Cavalry 
sabre. 

The second sabre« which Roland is to have, has a gold 
plate, bearing the words '^ Presented to E. L. Molineux, 
Colonel commanding 159th N. Y. V., by the officers and 
members of the 23d Regt. N. G. S. N. Y., May 7th,1866.'' 
Its history abounds with romance. It was sent to him at 
Augusta when he was in command of the district of 
Georgia. Ten years ago he sent it in care of the captain 
of a vessel which was carrying arms to the Cuban insur- 
gents — to an officer of Garcia's band whom he knew. 
The officer was killed and the sabre lost until a few days 
ago, when the general received a letter from A. C. Grabo 
of 1 1 1 Fifth Avenue, saying that a few years ago a sabre 
with his name upon it had been found in an old store- 
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last week, and its dented edge was an eloquent witness 
of the bravery of the Cuban who wore it. The third blade 
was presented to him by friends after the war, when he 
was appointed by Governor Grover Cleveland Major-Gen- 
eral of the Second Division of the state troops. It was 
made at Tiffany's. The straight blade is of steel richly 
inlaid, and the scabbard is heavily decorated with the 
arms of the United States. 

General Edward L. Molineux in relating his experience 
when in charge of the exchange of prisoners in Georgia 
in the Civil War after Sherman's '' March to the Sea " 
tells this anecdote: In one instance there was a non-com- 
missioned officer of the Union Army whom General Moli- 
neux was anxious to have exchanged, but he had no Con- 
federate prisoner to give back in return. He told his pre- 
dicament to the Confederate officer detailed to negotiate 
exchanges, and after an extended conference the Confeder- 
ate officer made this proposition, that General Molineux 
should give him a bottie of whiskey like that he had 
drank in Genral Molineux's quarters, also a quire of letter 
paper and a package of envelopes. The negotations were 
mutually satisfactory ; General Molineux got his man and 
the Confederate officer secured what was of most value to 
himself. 

27 

(3d, Earl.) 27—572. Sir Charles William Molyneux; m. 
England Mary Agusta, dau. of Robert Gregg 

Hopwood, Esq., of Hopwood Hall, Co. 
Lancaster; d. 1856. 
Issue: 
28—623. William Phillip Molyeux; b. 1836; d. 
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624r. Caryll Craven Molyneux; b. Oct. 4, 
1836; m. Caroline Wenlock. 

625. Henry Hervey Molyneux; b. 1842 (San- 
born House). 

626. Roger Gordon Molyneux ; b. 1849. 

627. Cecila Maria Charlotte; b. 1838 V. A. 
(sometime Hon. Lady in waiting to H. 
R. H. the Dutchess of Connaught; and 
a Lady of the Bedchamber to H. M. 
Queen Victoria. Was m. July, 1869, to 
the Viscount Dowe. 

628. Constance Molyneux; b. 1848; m. 1890 
William Melvill, Esq. 

27 — 573. Hon. George Berkeley Molyneux, 
Ueutenant in the army; m. Mrs. Eliza 
St. Stuart. He d. Aug., 1841. 
Issue: 
28—889. Charles Berkeley Molyneux, Capt. 4th 
light dragoons and adjutant Duke of 
Lancashire's own yeoman Cv. ; b. Aug. 
2, 1816; m. Emily, dau. of Rev. John 
Meara,of Headford, Co. Kilkinny, Sept. 
9, 1851. 
Issue, 5 sons and 2 daughters: 
29—890. William Berkeley Molynex; b. June 10, 
1852. 
981. George Philip Berkeley Molyneux; b. 
Dec. 3, 1857. 

892. Arthur John Berkeley Molyneux; b. 
June 2, 1862. 

893. Charles Henry Berkeley Molyneux; b. 
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894. Walter Lionel Berkley ; 1. Aug. 27, 1863. 

895. Helen Cecilia Berkley Molyneux. 

896. Emily Adelaide Berkeley Molyneux. 

27 — 575. Francis George Molyneux; m. Lady 
Georgianna Jemima Ashburnham. 
Issue: 

28—629. Georgia Isabella Francis Molyneux ; m. 
Charles Pasco Greenfield, Esq. 

630. Maria Molyneux; d. May 3, 1872. 

631. Louise Anne Marie. 

632. Francis. 

633. Caroline Harriette; m. Nov. 19, 1836, 
Charles Townley; d. Feb. 8, 1866. He 
d. Nov. 6, 1876. 

634. Katherine; d. March 25, 1855. 



Countess Louise Molyneux married against the wishes 

and unbeknown to her father Symonds, head gard- 

ner of the estate, and hence was disowned. Her husband 
met with a tragic death, falling from a ladder. He was 
brought before her dying, a rib having penetrated the 
bladder. She became insane, giving birth to a seven 
months child, a daughter Mabel, and died (in France) two 
weeks after. 

Mabel Molyneux Symond; m 

Wyille. Settled in America, marriage 

annulled 



Issue: 



Douglas Wyllie. 
Edith Wyllie. 



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Ireland 27—576. Sir Thomas Molyneux, 6th Baronet; m. 
Elizabeth Perrin; d. Nov. 26, 1841. 
Issue (only legitimate child): 

28 — 635. George King Adiecorn Molyneux; b. 
1813; m. Julia Green, July 6, 1837. He 
d. Jan. 25, 1848; she m. 2d, in 1849 Wil- 
liam Eklward Fox of London and d. Nov. 
11, 1874. 

25 — 578. Sir Thomas Molyneux, 5th Baronet, had 
issue other sons and daughters. 

28—779. William Molyneux. 

780. Capel. 

781. Thomas. 

782. John. 

783. Harriet; m. 1819 Sir Thomas Phillips; 
d. 1832. 

Issue of this marriage: 

1. Harriet Elizabeth Molyneux in 1842 
married unbeknown to her father, whose 
stolen marriage he never forgave, James 
Orchard Halliwell, Esq., P. R. S., editor 
of Shakespeare and a long list of Uter- 
ary works — who since his father-in-law's 
decease has taken the name of Phillips 
in conformity with the will of his wife's 
grandfather. 

2. Katherine; m. Rev. John Eklward Addi- 
son Fenwick. 

3. Mary; m. Rev. John Walcott. 

28 — 781. Thomas Molyneux, yoimger son of Sir 
Thomas Molyneux, 5th Baron, was a 
sailor. 



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He first served five years as midshipman in H. M. S. 
Platagence, was engaged in the attack on the French fleet 
by Admiral Cornwallis on August 21, 1850; assisted in the 
landing of the army in Portugal in Aug., 1808 and at its re- 
embarkation during and after the battle of Corunna on 
January 17 and 18, 1809. He was then transferred to 
H. M. S. Sabrina, and accompanied the expedition to Wal- 
cheren in July, 1809; served in the squadron of gun- boats 
in the Scheldt covering the disembarkation of the army, 
and at the bombardment and capture of the fortress of 
Ter Vere, Ramakins, and Flushing. He landed with a di- 
vision of sailors on the island of South Beveland; was 
present at the taking of Fort Batz, and on duty there dur- 
ing the repulse of several attacks made by the French and 
Dutch flotilla on it; was in frequent gun-boat actions 
covering the retreat of the army on its evacuation of the 
islands in December, 1809, and in consequence of fever 
contracted on this occasion, was invalided and discharged 
by an order from the admirality soon after landing in 
England in 1810. 

He next obtained a commission in the army and joined 
the 4th Foot in the Peninsula in 1811 ; was promoted Ueu- 
tenant in the 77th Foot in 1812, was engaged at Ciudad 
Rodrigo and Badajos, at the operations on the Bidassoa 
and Adour, the affairs at St. Jean de Luz and the Mayor's 
House at Bidart, and at the investment and surrender of 
Bayonne; and finally was sent home in charge of the 
wounded and invaids of the fifth division in August, 1814. 
He was author of the '* Explanation of the XIX Maneu- 
vres '' (1819), issued prior to Dunda's Drill-Book of 1825. 
He received the decoration of the Royal Hanoverian Quel- 
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1848, thirty-four years after the work was done, thanks 
to the exertions of Charles, fifth Duke of Richmond, but 
for whom he and his comrades would never have had a 
medal at all. He died a heutenant-general. 



Stat fortuna domus Virtus." 



28 — 782. John Molyneux, younger son of Sir 

Thomas Molyneux, 6th Baronet, m. Mary 

widow of Captain William Bowen. 

Sir John Molyneux was a soldier, of whom Sir John 

Eean (afterwards Lord Kean of Ghuznee), commanding 

in the West Indies, wrote to Lord Worcester on September 

6, 1824: '* His regiment best shows his qualifications as 

an officer, for in my life I never saw a corps so near per- 

*fection." 

Issue of this marriage: 
29—784. William Charles Francis Molyneux, Es- 
quire, Major-General, Fourth Class 
Knight of Imperial Turkish Order, of 
the Osmanich, Fellow of the Royal Geo- 
graphical Society; b. July 1, 1845; m. 
Sept. 12, 1888, Violet Jessie, younger 
daughter of the late George Canning 
Clairmonte. 
Major-General Molyneux died in July, 1898, after many 
years of suffering from an injury received in active ser- 
vice in Belchanaland in 1885. He was author of '' Cam- 
paigning in South Africa and Egypt ". 
Livery — Black with silver buttons. 
Arms Quarterly and 4, azure, a cross Moline pierced Or, 
in dexter chief a fleur de lis, of the last a crescent for 



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difference, — 2 and 3 quarterly ermine and azure, on a 
bendquiles, 3 stags heads caboshed argent. 

Extracts from Camping in South Africa and Egypt by 
Major-General W. C. F. Molyneux 

Major- General "W. C. F. Molyneux in his Introduction 
of Campaigning in South Africa and Egypt speaks of the 
life of a soldier as a hereditary profession in his family. 
His father was a soldier of whom Sir John Keane (after- 
wards Lord Keane of Ghuznee), commanding in the West 
Indies, wrote to Lord Worcester Sept. 6, 1824: *' His regi- 
ment best shows his qualifications as an oflBcer, for in my 
life I never saw a corps so near perfection." "This corps 
was the old 77th Foot and my father was its adjutant." 

He then gives handed down traditions of a famous 
soldier high in the confidence of William, Duke of Nor- 
mandy, of one kinghted for services in 1286 in Gascony; 
a third who with Edward the Third at the taking of Ca- 
lais in 1347 got a fleur-de-lis added to his shield; a fourth 
who was knighted by the Black Prince on the field of 
Navaret in 1367, and afterwards buried in Canterbury 
cathedral; a fifth who distinguished himself at Agincourt 
in 1416; a sixth slain at the battle of Bloreheeath in 1459; 
a seventh knighted on Flooden Field in 1513 and given a 
tiger passant proper on a crown or for his crest; and adds, 
*' All these records then made us two boys mad to go to 
the- wars; and it seems that others of our line were 
aflfected in the same way, for about twenty relations fol- 
lowed the drum or went to sea." 

He then gives account of his appointments and a record 
of his campaigns until he entered the retired list on the 
last day of 1887. On page 158 I take this note: 

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were walking our horses a little behind the rest, talking 
over all sorts of things, while half a mile away in all 
directions were scouting parties of irregulars. Some days 
before when out with Colonel Harrison and Bettington's 
men the Prince had gone straight for some Zulus on a hill, 
who luckily had bolted. Eeverting to this I asked him 
why he had risked his life, when the death of one, or even 
of a dozen Zulus would not affect the success of the cam- 
paign. 

'* You are right I suppose," he said; " but I could not 
help it, I feel I must do something." 

Just at this moment a shot was fired on our left. I 
looked across and saw the man who had fired riding on 
quietly reloading. If he had fired at a Zulu, he had killed 
him; if he had fired at a buck he had missed it; he was 
neither hurrying nor dismounting; the conclusions were 
plain enough. Yet there was the Prince, going sword 
drawn, at full gallop for the man ; I could have no chance 
of catching him, and in the dusk he might break his neck 
in the wild ride. 

^* Prince I must order you to come back! " I shouted. 

He pulled up at once, saluted, returned his sword and 
said nothing for a minute; then he broke out: ^^ It seems 
I am never to be without a nurse;" and a moment after, 
'' Oh, forgive me; but don't you think you are a little 
phlegmatic? " 

I reminded him what he had just owned about the 
affair with Bettington's men, and he laughed, saying that 
I had answered him rather neatly. '' Some day " he add- 
ed " in Parisj I hope, I will be your guide, philosopher and 
friend." 

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daring to rashness and determined to make a name for 
himself to add to the records of his race ? 

It was on the 28th. I was assisting at the laager-making 
this day, and did not think of much beyond it, except that 
I had seen the cavalry doing some very pretty parade drill 
about two miles off over the neck, and had wondered why 
on earth they were not ten miles to the front. That eve- 
ning as I was in my tent, working out the distances for 
the next day's laager, Ernest Buller came in. 

''The Prince is killed," he said. ''A colonel has 
brought in his horse; the near wallet is torn half-way 
down. Carey, who was with him, has gone to tell the 
general." 

It was so; the torn wallet on the near side was the aw- 
ful proof that the horse had got away from him when 
trying to mount ; and we knew that if dismounted, dis- 
abled, and abandoned, there was no chance of mercy from 
the Zulus. 

There was not much to say; there was too much to 
think about — of the terrible luck that pursued our dear 
chief — of the Empress, whose love and ambition were 
centered in her only son, — of what they would say in 
England to Englishmen leaving a Napoleon to his fate, — 
of what they might think of English oflficers in France 
after such a proof of our chivalry, — of the loss we all had 
sustained in our bright young comrade. 

It was useless to attempt anything then ; the night was 
too dark for any chance of finding the body, and that the 
Prince might still be alive no man dared to hope after 
hearing Carey's report. But it was decided that the cav- 
alry, with the mounted irregulars, should start the first 
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Scott and myself were to go with them to represent the 
General, with Prere to represent his father, the high com- 
missioner. 

On the next morning accordingly, so soon as it was 
light enough to see, the party moved out of camp on its 
melancholy errand. Lieutenant Carey rode with us to 
show us the way; and with Scott, Frere, and me came 
the Prince's two English servants, Uhlmann, his French 
valet, having been left behind at Durban. 

The march was very slow with much trumpeting. * 

* * The bodies of the two men of the Natal Horse 
were soon found; and then Captain Cochrame, 3 2d Light 
Infantry (at that time commanding the troop of Natal 
Basutos) called the attention of Scott and myself to an- 
other body at the bottom of a donga, which on being 
reached was discovered to be that we were in search of. 

It lay about two hundred yards north-east of the kraal, 
and about half a mile south -south-west of the junction of 
the streams. It .was stripped with the exception of a 
gold chain with medallions attached, which was still 
around the neck ; the sword, revolver, helmet and clothes 
were gone, but in the grass we discovered his spurs with 
straps attached, and one sock marked N. His sword and 
boots were recovered later. The body had seventeen 
wounds all of them in front, and the marks on the ground 
and on the spurs we found indicated a desperate resistance. 

As soon as the cavalry arrived, a stretcher was made 
with lances and horse-blankets, and the body carried from 
the donga up the hill homewards by Major-General Mar- 
shall, Captain Stewart, Colonel Drury Lowe, and three 
oflficers of the 17th Lancers, Scott, Bartle, Frere, and my- 
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expressed a wish to assist which was immediately granted. 

It was not long before we met the ambulance, in which 
the body was then laid and escorted back to camp by offi- 
cers, parties of the Dragoon Guards, and Lancers. 

Early next morning the body was laid in a tin-lined 
coffin *and with all the Prince's effects. At Martizburg 
and Durban the remains were received with all possible 
honor. H. M. S. Boadicea, the new flag-ship, carried them 
down to Simon's Bay, whence they sailed for England in 
H. M. S. Orontes. On July 12 they reached Camden 
Place, Chislehurst, in the charge of Lieutenant-Colonel 
Pemberton, 60th Rifles. 

In England the young Prince was given a soldier's 
funeral amid every token of love and regret, with our 
Sovereign's four sons as supporters for ^' him who lived 
the most spotless of lives, and died a solder's death, fight- 
ing for our cause." He now rests at Farnborough. 

The spot where he fell in Zululand is marked by a cross 
bearing the following inscription : 

*' This Cross is erected by Queen Victoria, in affection- 
ate remembrance of Napoleon Eugene Louise Jean Joseph, 
Prince Imperial, to mark the spot where, while assisting 
in a reconnaissance with British troops on the Ist of June 
1879, he was attacked by a party of Zulus, and fell with 
his face to the foe." 



In another place, page 213, General Molyneux speaks of 
the Transvaal. He says: ^' It was left to the Prime Min- 
ister of England in 1881 to applaude these Boers under the 
description of a ' people rightly struggling to be free ', to 
surrender the Transvaal without reaserting our rights, and 
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I do not profess to understand the ways of statesmen ; I 
will merely give two maxims by great soldiers. When 
the Transvaal was annexed in X877 the treasury was prac- 
tically empty, the Boers did not pay their taxes, their 
commanders had been beaten by Sekukimi ; it may be said 
in short that as one speaking in the Reichstag had' said: 
* A weak government is a misfortune for any country, and 
a source of danger to its neighbors. ' When Napoleon 
heard of the capitulation of Baylen in 1808 he exclaimed: 
' That an army should make a shameful surrender is a 
blot on the French name and a stain upon its glory. It 
would have been better that they had all perished. We 
can find more soldiers, but national honor, once lost is 
never recovered. ' Comment on these two maxims must 
be suiierfluous. " 



27—579. John Molyneux, B. A., Vicar of St. 
Pauls, Onslon Square; m. Ella Young. 
Tssue: 

28—636, Capel Molyneux (in Holy Orders); b. 
Dec. 2, 1804; m. ist, 1831 Mara Car- 
penter; m. 2d, 1870 Eugene Grace Mur- 
ray and d. 

637. John William Henry Molyneux; b. 
1805; d. March 5, 1879. 

638. Thomas Molyneux; lieut. R. N. ; killed 
Sept., 1847 at Bay rout. 

639. William Molyneux (Rev. M. A., rector 
of Trentham Sussex); m. Jessie Hogath 
Oct. 25, 1859; d. 1895. 

640. Annie Molyneux; b. 1805; m. Jan. 31, 
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ton cemetery); was author of " Naomi " 
(1841); ''ATaleof the Vaudois "(1842); 
*' The Beloved Disciple " (1859); '' Blind 
Ursula " (1860); '' The Pilgrims of New 
England " (1874); she died in 1880. 

641. EUza; m. Col. Henry Cooper Stare, R. 
N. ; d. March 1, 1883. 

642. Marianna; m. Lieut. Col. Bunker, R. 
N., commanded forces in China. 

643. Ella; m. 1843 Major General Benn of 
Beerin, Pa. ; d. 1876. 

644. Henrietta Jane ; m. 1855 Rev. Cuthbert 
Flood. 

27 — 586. James Molyneux, gent. ; 

Issue: 
28 — 645. Echline Molyneux (only son); m. Han- 
nah Moore, dau. of Frederick Moore. He 
was advanced to the law in 1823. 

Belfast, Ire- 27 — 587. Samuel Molyneux; b. 1759; m. Sarah 

land to Ox- 

ford, Ohio. Issue: 

U.S.A. 23 — 646. Margret Molyneux; b. 1790. 

647. John Molyneux; b. 1794; m. Margret 
Kennedy (after coming to America). 

648. William Molyneux; b. 1797. 

649. James Molyneux; b. 1802. 
660. Sarah Anne; b. 1805. 

651. Samuel Robert Molyneux; b. 1808. 

27—590. William Molyneux, Jr. 
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the window panes which formerly did service in the Red 
House Tavern at Sudbury, Mass., there is within these 
words : 

** What do you think. 
Here is good drink, 
Perhaps you may not know it. 

If not in haste 

Do stop and taste 

You merry folks will shew it. 



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Underneath this is written the name of the author, and 
date, ** William Molyneux, Jr., Esq., 24 June, 1774, Bos- 
ton." This window glass was removed from its setting 
and placed in a frame for safe keeping. 



''And, flashing on the window-pane. 
Emblazoned with its light and shade, 
The Jovial rhymes, that still remain, 
Writ near a century ago, 
By the great Major Molineaux, 
Whom Hawthorne has immortal made. " 

27 — 590. William Molyneux, Jr. ; m. Jane (Jan- 
nette); d. Jan. 16, 1819. (*' My wife 
Jane Moleneaux Departed this life 7th 
Sept., 1811." This record taken from 
the family Bible.) 
Issue: 

28—652. John Molyneux; b. October 18, 1733. 

653. James Molyneux; b. August, 1794; d. 
Oct. 16, 1827. 

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655. William Molyneux; b. January 8, 1800; 
m. Mary Halliday. 

656. Mary; b. March 16, 1802. 

657. Hugh Molyneux; b. Aug. 18, 1804. 

658. Alexander 

659. Thomas Molyneux; b. April 14, 1806. 

660. Elizabeth Jane (called Betty Jane); b. 
Jan., 1806. 

661. Eleanor; b. March 23, 1818. 

Ireland 27—597. Thomas Molyneux; b. 1760; m. Ehza- 

beth 

Issue 14 children : 
28—662. Joseph Molyneux; b. 1810; m. Mary 
Fieher; d. 1888. 
668. George Molyneux; b. 1812; d. 1834. 

664. Anne Molyneux. 

665. Alicia. 

666. Rosy. 

667. Margret. 

668. Sarah. 

669. Susan. 

670. Mary. 

671. Elizabeth. 

27—598. William Molyneux; b. Feb. 22, 1764; 
left for America in 1783; m. July 1, 

1790 of Edinburgh, Scotland. 

They settled in Cambridge, Niagara Co. 
in 1814, and both are buried in that 
town. He d. Nov., 1830, aged 66. 



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Issue, a large family. 
28—672 Molyneux; b. June 25, 1800; m. 



Issue : 

(Dau.) Molyneux; m. S. M. Brown. 

Syracuse, 27 — 610. Robert Anthony Molyneux; b. at Sen- 
N. v., eca Falls June 22, 1850. Placed with 

u. 8. A. Mrs. C. M. S. Jackson when 10 months 

old. Elizabeth Dowling dau. of Michael 

and Mary Dowling X witness. 
Mrs. Jackson afterwards removed with him to James- 
ville, N. Y. Here he finished his schooling and went to 
work for Mrs. Jackson's half brother, A. A. Wright, J. 
P., afterwards going to Syracuse, N. Y., with D. Mc- 
Carthy and Sons. In 1885 he formed a partnership with 
Charles Deming in the boot and shoe business. Mr. Dem- 
ing died in 1892. He then formed a partnership with C. 
M. Brand and J. L. Bauer but retired Feb. 1, 1895. He 
married August 30, 1876 (Ellen) Nellie Zada Rice, eldest 
dau. of Edward Flint Rice, and Ellen Amy Eaton, daugh- 
ter of Hon. Hiram Eaton and Zada Avery. 
Issue : 
28—673. Alice Amy Molyneux; m. Nov. 14, 1900 

at St. Paul's cathedral Howard Dawson 

Flint; marriage annulled. 



Issue : 



Howard Molyneux Flint; b. March 6, 
1903; christened at All Saints church 
May 10, 1903. 
674. Edith L^ontine Molyneux; m. June 18, 
1902, Albert Cline Baylis. 



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Among the wedding gifts waa a rare old plate which 
was one of a set at the palace of Tuilleries in Paris belong- 
ing to Louis Phillipe last E[ing of France. It was decor- 
ated in Sevres in 1846, used at state dinners, and sold with 
his effects by the government. The plate came into the 
possession of Miss Marie Ada Molineux of Back Bay, Bos- 
ton, Mass., by whom it was presented to Mrs. Baylis. 
Issue: 

Ellen Janet Baylis; b. Sept. 11, 1904; 
christened at All Saints church Oct. 2, 
1904. 
675. Robert Rice Molyneux; b. Dec. 9, 1889. 



AN ESCAPE FROM FLAMES 

R. A. MOLYNEtJX AND HIS SON AT BBAVER RhTER— FOREST 

Fire drove them to a Swale, where they lay 

pace downward until danger was past 

— The Fire about Tupper Lake 

Robert A. Molyneux of 1206 South Salina street re- 
turned this morning with his 14-year old son, Robert R. 
Molyneux, Jr., from Beaver River, where the two passed 
through a most exciting adventure yesterday afternoon, 
and had a narrow escape from death in the forest fire that 
is raging through the Adirondack regions. 

Mr. Molyneux described his experience. ** We were in 
camp just below the Beaver River railroad station on the 
Beaver River," he said. ** Yesterday morning when we 
started out for the day's fishing we saw that the woods 
were on fire to the north of us, but were not alarmed, as 
it seemed that the fire was too far away to reach us. We 
dropped down the river in the boat with the guide and be- 
gan fishing. 



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''Along in the afternoon my son looked up and saw the 
dense volume of smoke rolling overhead. ' I think we 
had better get out of this, ' he said, and when I saw the 
flames and the smoke I thought so too. So I told the 
guide to pull up anchor and we started up the stream. 

" We had gone only a little way when it became very 
evident that we would have to hustle to get to shelter or 
else run the risk of being cut off in the stream by the 
flames. Just ahead of us were the abutments of the rail- 
road bridge and beyond that in the woods was a little 
clearing, which if we could reach it meant safety. So 
we pulled for the place and reached it just about in time. 
In an instant we had drawn the boat up on the shore and 
had it emptied. No sooner was it emptied than the guide 
put it on his shoulders and hurried to a place of safety. 

*' The boy and I lingered behind to get together our 
traps, and then started after him. But before we started 
the flames had leaped across the river and were roaring in 
the trees on all sides of us. The path leading to the clear- 
ing was entirely cut off. There was no escape in that direc- 
tion. On two other sidep of us were clumps of spruce 
and pine surrounded by dense underbrush. On the fourth 
side lay the railroad track with high embankments of 
gravel, and rock leading to the bridge. On one side of it 
was a little swale of damp ground around which the trees 
had been cut down. 

'* I saw at once that our place of safety lay on that em- 
bankment and along side the swale— I pulled my handker- 
chief from my pocket, wet it and laid it across my face and 
saw that the boy did likewise. Then we made our way 
through the smoke to the tracks and lay down on the em- 
bankment near the swale face downward. 



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** The fire was raging all around us. It leaped from 
tree to tree with incredible swiftness. We could hear the 
squirrels shriek as the flames struck them, and we could 
smell the oder of burning flesh. We knew what their 
fate was. 

" For over half an hour we lay there until the flames 
had passed on, leaving the smoking underbrush and trees. 
Then we made our way back to the landing place and 
waited for the guide, who before long appeared with the 
boat, and rowed us back to camp, for the fate of which 
we were much worried. We discovered everything here 
safe, however; the underbush around the place had been 
cleared away and the people left in the camp had fought 
the flames with dirt and with brush. All our traps had 
been taken to a place of safety so that we had a lucky 
escape all round. 

'* The fire in the woods," said Mr. Molyneux, ** was a 
very disastrous one. This morning we came out of the 
woods, and as far as Tupper Lake there are miles that are 
being swept by the flames." — Syracuse Evening Herald^ 
April 30, 1903. 



27 

Metuchen, 27—620. Leslie Edward Molineux; m. Susanna 
N.J., Bailey. 

U.S.A. Issue: 

28 — 676. Caroline Adams Molineux (Molyneux) 

677. Edward Leslie Molyneux, Jr. ; b. Aug. 
8, 1894. 

678. Walter Lang; b. July 26, 1897. 

679. Paul Rexford; b. Aug. 24, 1899. 

680. Harriet Leslie Molineux. 



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681. ''Jack'' Molyneux; b. 1903. 

New York, 27 — 621. Boland Burnham Molineux, author of 

u. 8. A. ** Vice- Admiral of the Blue ". 

28 

England (4th Earl.) 28—628. William Philip Molyneux, 
Earl of Sef ton, Viscount of Marlborough 
in Ireland, Baron of Croxteth, Lieut, of 
Lancaster, late Capt. Grenadier Guards; 
b. Oct. 14, 1836; m. July 18, 1866 Cecil 
Emily, 5th dau. of Lord Hyton. She d. 
in London, Sunday June 27, 1897. He d. 
Feb. 25, 1899. 
Issue : 

(5th Earl.) 29—682. Viscount Charles William Hyton 
Molyneux; b. June 25, 1867; d. Dec. 2, 
1901. Was Lieut. Lan. Hussars Yeo- 
manry Cal. 1 886 ; Lord Lieut, of Ireland 
1889-92. 

(6th Earl.) 683. Osbert Cecil Molyneux; b. Feb. 21, 1871, 
member of 2d Life Guards ; m Helena 
Mary Bridgeman Jan. 8, 1898. 

684. Richard Frederick Molyneux, Lieut. 
Royal House Guards; b. March 24, 1873. 
Extra Orderly Officer to General Officer 
commanding Sirah Expedition; in Nile 
Expedition Force, 1898 (medal with two 
clasps) ; at battle of Khartoum (severely 
wounded, mention in dispatches, *^ Lon- 
don Gazette" Sept. 30, 1898); Brigade 
of Imperial Yeomanry (commanding in 
South Africa, 1900). 

685. Lady Gertrude Eleanor Molyneux. 

686. Lady Rose Mary. 



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The Late Earl of Sefton 

As people flocked homeward last Monday after witness- 
ing the Queen's journey to Kensington, the sight of closely- 
drawn blinds at No. 37, Belgrave square told passers-by 
that William Philip Molyneux, fourth Earl of Sefton, had 
succumbed to his long illness. The intelligence, though 
sad, could hardly have come as a surprise upon any of 
those to whom the late Earl's welfare was an object of 
solicitude, yet in Lancashire his decease, though not by 
any means sudden, was received with every expression of 
regret. The late Earl came of an old family, for his an- 
cestors were rewarded by the conqueror with many broad 
acres, and one De Molines, a Norman ancestor, came over 
with him. The Molyneux family has no doubt bred many 
sportsmen ; but no records of their sport are to be found 
until we come to the time of the grandfather of the late 
Earl, who, in the year 1800 bought the hounds of Mr. 
Meynell, and hunted the Quom county in princely style 
for a couple of seasons. 

Lord Sefton was a very heavy man ; but a bold horse- 
man, and to him is erroneously attributed the originating 



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of the plan of having second horses in the field. That he 
indulged in this luxury is unquestionable, on account of 
his weight, so some say ; or on account of the great value 
of his horses, according to others. At any rate. Lord 
Sefton did no more than follow in the footsteps of other 
far older sportsmen in this respect. 

His lordship was also a capital coachman, and was a 
prominent member of the Four- Horse club, the rival of the 
Benson Driving club, while three years before his death, 
which occurred in 1838, he joined the Richmond Driving 
club founded by Lord Chesterfield. The late Earl was 
also a good coachman ; he was a member of the Four-in- 
Hand Driving club; but attended no more than on one or 
two occasions during the last ten years or so. 

Lord Sefton was educated at Eton, and as Lord Moly- 
neux joined the Grenadier Guards, and was present with 
his battaUdn in the Crimea. On the death of his father 
in 1855 he succeeded to the estates and quitted the army. 
The grandfather of the late Earl, the Master of the Quom, 
registered his colors, white body, yellow sleeves and cap, 
in 1829, and had a few horses in training. Souvenir, 
Bobadilla, and Juryman being among the best. The late 
Earl in 1862 registered his as '^ Zingari "; he was an en- 
thusiastic cricketer, and frequently entertained the eleven 
at Croxteth Park. Than this, however. Lord Sefton 
went no further towards any active share in racing; but 
he was an ardent supporter of the Aintree meetings, gen- 
erally entertaining a large house party and driving his 
coach to the course. 

In the county of Lancashire the Sef tons are great land- 
holders, and for a few years Liverpool had two race courses 
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as possible. The first was formed by Mr. Bretherton, a 
proprietor of coaches which ran to Manchester and- other 
places, and Mr. Bretherton had no doubt often been at 
Manchester and seen the success of the meetings held 
there, and how popular they were with the public. That 
would be about 1829, but the MaghuU race course was not 
exactly adapted for the requirements of the Turf, even as 
they were in those comparatively primitive times. The 
art of looking after a course was then but imperfectly 
understood, and the neglect to watch over a brook led to 
the course being flooded, and the opening meeting was 
held in very adverse weather. Then after a few years, 
Mr. Lynn of the Waterloo Hotel went to Lord Sef ton and 
offered to pay him rent of some of his land four or five 
times the sum at which the land had previously been let. 
Terms were arranged, and for some few years, that is to 
say down to 1834, rival meetings were held at Maghull 
and Aintree, and then, the former breaking down, Aintree 
was the survivor. In earlier days Lord Sefton was a suc- 
cessful pigeon shot, and he was no mean hand at covert 
and partridge shooting. 

Lord Sefton was born in 1835 ; married in 1866 the Hon. 
Cecil Emily, a daughter of Lord Huylton. The late Earl 
is succeeded by his eldest son. Viscount Molyneux. His 
lordship is very popular on the turf and at his best has few 
superiors during the winter season. Three years ago he 
rode twenty-three winners out of eighty-five mounts. A 
serious accident a year ago however has kept him out of 
the saddle. The new lord Sefton's brother, the Hon. Os- 
bert Cecil Molyneux, as most coursers know, has for two 
or three seasons past had a kennel of greyhounds under 
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gretted father, he is a member of the Altcar and Bidge- 
way clubs, and there are more imlikely things than the 
chief of the coursing prizes of the year falling to his lot 
in the near future. Mr. Molyneux is in the 2d Life 
Guards. The remains of the late Earl of Sef ton were in- 
terred in the family vault at Kirby, St. Chad's church, 
near Liverpool. Queen Victoria and the' Prince and 
Princess of Wales sent memorial wreaths. 



Funeral of the Late Lady Sefton at EntBT 

With the simple service of the Church of England, the 
mortal remains of the Countess of Sefton were on Tues- 
day laid to rest in a plain grave beneath the western win- 
dow of St. Chad's church, Kirby, the only other inter- 
ment in the space reserved for the Sefton family having 
been that of the late Earl of Sefton, over whose grave an 
unpretentious headstone appears. All the arrangements 
wei*e most unostentatious, and the funeral was as private 
as possible. The remains reached Edgehill Station from 
London about three A. M. on Tuesday, and were removed 
in the early hours of a frosty morning for a brief halt at 
Croxteth Hall, and thence on a plain carriage at noon to 
the church. The hour of the funeral was .sunny and 
many of the tenantry and servants gathered to watch the 
mourners and join in the service within the church or 
about the grave. The chief mourners were the Hon. Os- 
bert Cecil and the Hon. Bichard Molyneux (sons). Colonel 
Caryll Molyneux (brother-in-law). Captain Henry Moly- 
neux (nephew), Viscount Downe, the Hon. Osbert Craven, 
the Hon. Sidney and the Hon. George Jolliflfe,*the Earl of 
Derby, Major A. Hopwood, Colonel Custance, and Colonel 
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The Rev. J. Leach, M. A. (Vicar of Kirby) and the Rev. 
Percy Stewart (Vicar of West Derby) conducted the ser- 
vice, the hymn in church sung by the choir, being ** Lead 
Kindly Light " and that at the grave '* On the Resurrec- 
tion Morning." Simultaneously with the funeral of the 
late Countess of Sefton, a memorial service took place at 
St. James Chapel- Royal, London, which was lai^ely 
attended. 



28 — 624. Hon. Caryll Craven Molyneux, Major 
10th Hussars; b. Oct. 4, 1836; m. April, 
1870, Caroline Elizabeth, dau. of Baron 
Wenlock. 
Caryll, 3d Viscount Molyneux, Lieutenant-Colonel in 
the Royalist army during the civil war, is said to have 
taken as a crest a reindeer's head supported by five hands, 
in allusion to the five members, and for motto ''Ad quid 
exaltis cornu ". — Oentleman's Magazine. , 
Issue : 
29—687. Caryll Richard Molyneux; b. Feb. 10, 
1871; Lieut. 10th Hussars. Residence 
the Red House, Bodicote, Brambury. 
688. Francis Henry; d. infant, May 7, 1872. 

28 — 625. Hon. Henry Hervey Molyneux; b. April 
18, 1843; commander Royal Navy; m. 
Oct. 23, 1873 Alice Catherine, dau. of 
Humphry St. John Midway, Esq. 

28 — 626. Hon. Roger Gordon Molyneux, Lieut. 
* 1st Dragoons; b. Jan. 4, 1849. 
The stage is becoming fashionable in England. " Mr. 
Reginald Martin " who has transferred his services from 



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the unfortunate Folies Dramaticque to the Royal theatre 
is the Hon. Roger Molyneux, Lord Sefton's (IV Earl) 
youngest brother. He was a subaltern in the 10th Hus- 
sars before they went out to India, formerly Capt. 1st 
Dragoons and Major Duke of Lancaster's own Yeoman 
Cavalry. He married Anna Mary Vivene, dau. of W. 
Dickerson, Esq., and died at Villa Martha, Saint Jean de 
Luz, Basses Pyrneees, France, Sept. 9, 1893, aged 44; 
bur. in the Catholic cemetery there Sept. 11, 1898. 
Issue: 
29 — 689. Roger Anthony Molyneux; b. at Kens- 
ington, London, Feb. 3d, 1892; d. at 
Beaumont Jesuit College, Windsor, Co. 
Berks, Aug. 8, 1902; bur. in Catholic 
churchyard of St. Swithern's Aug. 15, 
1902. 

Ireland (g Bart.) 28—634. Sir George King Adlecorn Moly- 
neux; b. 1813; m. July 6, 1837 Julia 
Green. She d. Nov. 11, 1874; he d. 
Jan. 25, 1848. 
Issue : 

(7 Bart.) 29—690. Capel Molyneux; b. 1841; m. Mary 
Emily Frances Fitzgerald Jan. 15, 1863; 
d. 1879. 
Mary Catherine; m. Nelson Clark 1862 

( Roscommon). 

Elizabeth Molyneux. 

28 — 636. Sir Capel Molyneux; m. 1st, Maria Car- 
. penter; m. 2, 1870; Eugene Grace Mur- 
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Issue by 1st wife : 
29—691. Maria Jane Molyneux; m. Nov. 17, 1863, 
Lord William Pitt Lenox. 

692. Eliza; m. April, 1857, Sir Charles Gor- 
ing; m. 2d Robert Ashworth Godolph 
Crosby, Esq., of Strebally Hall, Queens 
Co., whose name she assumed in lieu of 
that of Goring 1898. 

693. Ella; m. June 21, 1859, Albert Leland 
Noll. 

694. Julia Molyneux ; m. July 8, 1861, Eev. 
Julius Rowly, 4th son of Capt. Rchard 
V. Rowley, R. N., South Oakenden Rec- 
tory, Rowford. 

695. Caroline Molyneux; m. June 9, 1864, 
Hugh Gough Arbuthnot, Esq., of 
Princess Gate, S. W. 

(8 Bart.) 28—637. Sir John William Henry Molyneux, 
2d son of John Molyneux and Ella 
Young; M. A., Rector of Sudbury, Co. 
Suffolk, and Hon. Canon of Ely cathe- 
dral; m. 1824 Louise Dorothy, dau. of 
John Christian, Esq., Deemster of the 
Isle of Man; he d. March 5, 1879. 
Issue : 

(9 Bart.) 29—696. Sir John Charles Molyneux; b. June 
27, 1843. 

697. George Christian Molyneux; b. 1848; d. 
1873. 

698, Howard William Molyneux; b. March 
8, 1851; m. Katherne Clove of Spring- 
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m. 2d, Harriet Elizabeth Holding of 
Southwold, the Common Southwold, 
Suflfolk. 

28—639. William Molyneux, Eector of Trund- 
ham, Surry; b. 1824; m. Oct. 25, 1869, 
Jessie, youngest dau. of J. Hogath, 
Esq. ; d. 1883. 
Issue : 

29—699. Ernest Molyneux; b. 1865. 

700. Ethel Molyneux. 

701. Maud. 

702. Beatrice. 

703. Mable. 

28 — 646. Echline Molyneux, of Seaview, Ennis- 
kerry,'Co. Wicklow; m, Hannah, dau. 
of Frederick Moore; d. 1878. 
Issue : 

29 — 704. Frances Molyneux; b. July 29, bapt. at 
Sandford, Dublin, August 31, 1849 (bap- 
tism entered in St. Peter's Eegister, 
Dublin); m. atCootehill, Cavan, July 9, 
1876, Eev. Abraham Smythe Palmer. 



Issue: 



Geffrey Molyneux Palmer; b. Oct. 8, 
bapt. at Staines Parish Ch. Co. Middle- 
sex, Dec. 1, 1832. 

Gwendolin Sylvia Palmer; b. April 20, 
1886. • 

Eileen Stephanie Orpen; b. June 14, 
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Oxford, 28 — 647. John Molyneux; b. 1794; m. Margret 
Ohio, Kennedy (came to America in 1820). 

U.S.A. Issue: 

29 — 706. William Molyneux; m 

706. Arthur Molyneux. 

29 

29—705. William Molyneux; b. 1820; m 

Issue : 
30 — 707. James Kennedy Molyneux, M. D. ; b. in 
Oxford, Ohio, U.S.A., 1820; m 

708. Robert A. Molyneux, D. D. S. 

709. Lizzie Molyneux ; m. Samuel Crittendon. 

710. Mary Molyneux. 

HoiiBcof 28 — 653. James Molynetfx; b. 1794; m. Eliz. 

Castle Dil- , who d. Aug. 14, 1810. 

Ion, Co. 

Amaigh to 28 — 655. William Molyneux; b. 1800; m. Mary 
Lowell, Halliday. 

Mass., Issue: 

U.S.A. 29 — 711. Thomas Molyneux; died in the State 
of Washington in 1902. 

712. Jane Molyneux; m. John Robertson. 

713. William Molyneux; m. 1st, Lucy Wool- 
son; m. 2d, Ellen Woolson Putman. 

714. John Molyneux. 

715. Alexander Molyneux 

716. Hugh 

717. Mary Molyneux; m. Jesse L. Totman. 

718. Ellene; d. aged 13 years. 

719. Robert Molyneux; m. Louise Lapierre. 

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South Boston, Mass., Louis Rouviere of 
Connecticut. He d. 1899. 
Issue: 

Jessie Marie Rouviere, the only grand- 
child of the elder son, heiress to the 
small image over 200 years old, the pat- 
ron saint of the House of Rouviere, 
'* St. Francis Xavier." 
Extract from a letter: ''A cousin who died at Eastport, 
Me., a little over a year ago (born lame)... was the dau. of 
James Molyneux...! have a small leather bound book of 
which she was very choice, f's being used instead s'8...as 
nearly as I can read the name in writing is Molineux... 
then as though some one was writing at random Sir Mul- 
leneux Cra f t d Street. 

'* T V in another place is mother or brother... it is yel- 
low and stained with age... little book. ' The Christian's 
Pattern.' 

^* Our old Bible gives us the name in the year 1794 

spelled Molleneaux...Iii 1796 it is given Moleneaux...In a 
book written by Goodwin on the Pilgrim Republic in 1620 
Priscilla's name is given MuUins or Molines, supposed to be 
the same... This is proved by her father's will, as her elder 
brother, spoken of as William Molyneux." 

Duniavin, 28 — 662. Joseph Molyneux; b. 1810; m. Mary 
Co. Wick- Fisher of Coonamston. 

low, Ireland Issue: 

29 — 721. Richard Molyneux ; d. infant. 

722. Thomas Molyneux; b. 1855; m. Mary 
Grace Hollister Furney. 

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Thomas Fisher in Mayerstown House in 
1872; hed. 1889. 
Issue: 

George Edward Fisher; b. 1874. 
Mary Elizabeth; b. 1875. 
Jane Elanor; b. 1877. 
. John Thomas; b. 1879. 
Annie Kathleen; b. 1880. 
Thomas Henry; b. 1882. 
Henry Wilson; b. 1885. 
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England. (5th Earl.) 29—682. Viscount Charles William 
HytoD Molyneux; b. June 25, 1807; d. 
Dec. 2, 1901. 
Death of the 5th Earl of Sefton 
There passed peacefully away on Monday morning at 
his ancestral home, Croxteth Hall, near Liverpool, Charles 
William Hylton, 5th Earl of Sefton, and the deepest sym- 
pathy goes out to the members of his ancient race and 
their friends in this hour of their sore bereavement. 

A son of the 4:th Earl, he was born on the 25th of June, 
1867, his mother being the Hon. Cecil Emily, a daughter 
of the first Baron Hylton, and succeeded his father just 
four years ago. Educated at Eton College, he while Vis- 
count Molyneux served as lieutenant in the Lancashire 
Hussars (Yeomanry Cavalry), acted as aid-de-camp to the 
Earl of Zetland when the nobleman was Viceroy of Ire- 
land, and for a time, like his father before him, he was in 
the diplomatic service, being an attache to the British 
Embassy at Paris. 

A fearless rider, he met with an accident while steeple 
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Earldom, being thrown from his horse and sustaining in- 
juries the elffects of which never altogether left him, the 
brain having become affected. For a time his condition 
was regarded as hopeless; but under tender nursing and 
skilful medical treatment, he rallied and soon after his 
father's demise was conveyed to Croxteth Hall. There 
he was devotedly watched over by his eldest sister and a 
staff of nurses, but every exertion put forward on his be- 
half availed not, for as has already been stated he died on 
Monday, having been in a state of unconsciousness since 
the previous Friday. 

Of a most amiable and cheerful disposition, the 5th 
Lord Sef ton was greatly beloved by his immediate family 
circle, by his brother officers, and indeed by all who came 
in touch with him during his too brief life. 

Liverpool's regret over his death is expressed by the 
drooping of the flag of the Town Hall at half mast. 

During his prolonged illness the estates of Lord Sefton 
were managed by trustees, the heir presumptive, his 
younger brother, the Hon. Osbert Cecil Molyneux, who 
succeeds to the title and the patrimony, acting along with 
them. The new Earl, who is 30 years of age, was mar- 
ried to Lady Helena Mary, 3d daughter of the 4th Earl of 
Bradford in 1898. In accordance with the expressed de- 
sires of the Molyneux family the funeral of the 5th Earl 
of Sefton on Thursday was marked by as much privacy as 
was consistent with the interment of a member of the 
House of Lords. 

The remains, enclosed in lead, with an outer case of 
beautiful oak, having plain massive brass mountings, 
were removed by the park carriage way, in mid-afternoon 
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vate brake being used which bore the remains of the 4th 
Earl in 1897 and his Countess a year later. 

The coffin was covered with beautiful wreaths, but no 
pall was used. The interment was beneath the western 
windows of the church, beside the graves of the 4th Earl 
and Countess, to which very unpretentious headstones 
have been attached. A plain brick grave was lined with 
evergreens and white chrysathemums. The inscription 
on the coflSn read: *' Charles Hylton Molyneux, 5th Earl 
of Sefton, born 26th June, 1867, died Dec. 2d, 1901." 



(6th Earl.) 29—683. Osbert Cecil Molyneux; b. Feb. 21, 
1871; m. Jan. 8, 1898 Lady Helena 
Mary Bridgeman, dau. of the Viscount 
and Viscountess Newport of Weston 
Park, Shifnal, Shopshire, and Castle 
Bromwich, neai' Birmingham, and 
granddaughter of the 9th Earl of Scar- 
borough and the Earl of Bradford. 
Issue: 
30—724. Hugh William Osbert Molyneux; b. Dec. 
2, 1898. 
725. Cecil Eichard Molyneux; b. at Dale 
Ford, Co. Chester, Dec. 2, 1899. 

Ireland (Bart. 7.) 29—690. Sir Capel Molyneux; b. 1841; 
ra. Mary Emily Frances Fitzgerald; d. 
1873. 
Issue : 
30—726. Julia Elizabeth Mary; m. 1897 E. J. 
Talbot, Esq., of Mount Talbot. 



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Dame Mary Emily Frances Fitzgerald Molyneux, widow 
of Sir Capel, 7 Bart., commonly known as Lady Molyneux. 
Castle Dillon, Co. Armagh, Ireland, 
Villa Springland Cannes, France. 
Acres 12,698. £8,082 (about $40,000). 



Hart. Or. (Bart. 9.) 29—696. Rev. Sir John Charles Moly- 
1730. neux of Castle Dillon, Co. Armagh, 

L.L.B., vicar of Portesham, Dorset; m. 
April 15, 1873 Fanny, dau. of Edward 
Jackson, Esq., of Walsoken House, Wis- 
bech (she d. April 25, 1893); m. 2d 1895 
Ada Isabella, dau. of the late Rev. A. F. 
Wynter, R. D. ; Barmardistom Sulffolk. 
Issue by 1st wife: 
30 — 727. Edward Charles Molyneux; b. Aug. 11, 
1879. 

728. William Arthur Molyneux; b. July 26, 
1877. 

729. John Howard; b. Oct. 22, 1878. 

730. Mary Gertrude Fanny Molyneux; b. 
July 21, 1874. 

731. Emily Jane; b. July 28, 1881. 

732. Ethel Stuart. 



(Bart. 9.) The Descent of Rev. Charles Molyneux, 
Bart. LL.B., prom the Blood Royal of England 

Edward I, crowned Aug. 19, 1287; b. Eleanor (1st wife), dau. of Ferdinand, 

June. 1239; died July 7, 1307. King of Castile; d. Nov. 27, 1290. 

I 

Joan of Arc; b. 1272; d. May 10, Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester; 

1305, (2 wife). d. Dec. 7, 1295. 

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Margret de Clare; m. Ist, Sir Piers Hugh (2d husband), or Earl of Glou- 

Graveston, Earl of Cornwall. cester; d. 1347. 

I I 

Margret de Audley; d. Sept. 7, 1349. Ralph de Staflford, K. G. or Earl of 

I I Stafford; d. Aug. 31. 1372. 

Hugh, 2d Earl of Stafford, K. G. Philippa, dau. Thomas Beacham, 

I I Earl of Warwick. 

Katherine de Stafford. Sir Michael de la Pole, or Earl of Suf- 

I I folk, 1399; d. Sept. 18,1415. 

Sir Thomas de la Polo. Ann, dau. Nicholas Cheney. 

I ' 

Katherine de la Pole. Sir Miles Stapilton of Bedale, Yorks; 

I I d. Sept. 30,1446. 

Joan Stapilton. Sir John Huddlcston, of Milium (2d 

I I husband). 

Sir John Huddleston; d.3HenryYni. Joan, dau. Lord Fitzhugh Joyce (3 

I I wife), heir of John Prickley of P., 

Co. Worcester. 

Andrew Huddleston, of Farrington, Mary Cuthbert Hutton, of Hutton 

Co. Lane. John, Cumberland. 

I ••••' 

Joseph Huddleston. Elinor, dau. Cuthbert Sisson, of Kirk 

I I barrow, Westmoreland. 

Andrew Huddleston of John. Dorothy, dau. Daniel Fleming of 

I I Skirwith, Westmoreland. 

Mary Huddleston (2d wife) John Senhouse of Netherhall, Cumberland. 

Humphrey Senhouse of Netherland. Eleanor, dau. William Kirby, Esq., 

I I of Elslack, Co. Lane. 

Bridget Senhouse; m. May 14, 1717; John Christian of Milntown Isle of 

d. Sept 27, 1749. Man: d. 1745. 

I I 

John Christian of Milnton and Un- Jane, dau. Eldred Curwen of Work- 

erigg; b. 1719; d. 1767. ington; m. 1745. 

Julia, Frances, Jane, Dorothy 

••••I I I I I I--- 

John Christain of Unerigg Hall, Judge Susanna, dau. Lewis Rob't Allan, Esq. ; 

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8u8an,Margret,Isabella,Loiiise, Dorothy; Rev. Sir John William Henry Moly- 
b. April 21, 1842; d. Feb. 15, 1877. neux, 8th Bart., hon. Canon Ely 



I 



I cathedral; d. Feb. 15, 1877. 



Sir John Charles Molyneux, Fanny, dau. Edw. Jackson, 
9th Bart., LL.B., incum- Esq., of Walsoken House, 
bent of Barcheston, Co. near Wesbech ; m. April 15, 
Warwick; b. June 27, 1843. 1878. 



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Howard William 
Molyneux; b. .; 
m. 1879Kather- 
ine, dau. of J. 
Glover, Esq., of 
Sudbury. 

' I I I 

Edward Charles Molyneux; Wm. Arthur; John Howard; Mary Gertrude, 
b. 1876. b. 1877. b. 1878. 

(Creation 1730) 
Motto, — **Stat Forturra Domus Virtute." Acres 
12,693 = 




29 

29 — 698. Howard William Molyneux; m. 1st, 
Katherine Elizabeth Clove; m. 2d, Har- 
riet Elizabeth Holdring, of South wold. 
(The common South wold Suffolk.) 
Issue : 
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734. Dorothy Harwood Molyneux. 
785. Henry Stuart Molyneux; b. 1853; d. 
1868, aged 15 years. 

736. CapelFobes Molyneux; b. 1855; d. 1875, 
aged 20. 

737. Isabel Louise Molyneux; b. 1848; d. 
1859, aged 11. 

Oxford. 29—707. James Kennedy Molyneux, M. D. ; 

Ohio, m , 

u. b A. Issue : 

30-738. John T. Molyneux, of Sutton, Neb., 
U. S. A. 

739. Joseph W. B. Molyneux, of Minneapolis, 
Minn. 

740. H. Beauford Molyneux, of Omaha, Neb. 

741. Elizabeth (Lizzie); m. J. N. Erwan, 
M.D. of Dayton Ky. 

The Decoy, 29—722. Thomas Molyneux; b. 1855 magistrate 

Duniavin, Qo. Wicklow; m. Mary Grace Holistcr 

Co. Wick- Furney, dau. of H. G. Furney and Grace 

low, Ireland. Holistor of Castle Mallow, Co. Cork, of 

TuUow, Co. Carlo w, ^' Butlers Grange ", 

'' The Decoy ", Duniavin, Co. Wicklow. 

Issue : 

30—742. Grace Mary Elizabeth Molyneux ; b. 1883. 

743. Benjamin Arthur (Bertie) Molyneux; b. 
1885. 

744. Ernest Thomas Molyneux. 



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30—738. John T. Molyneux; m. Margret Allen of 
Canada in 1879. 
Issue: 
31—745. Maud Molyneux; 1880. 

746. Beauford Allen Molyneux; b. 1288. 



21—276 Molyneux; b. 1817; m. Mary 

Boehue; d. July, 1892. 
Issue: 
New York. 747. WilbuT L. Molyneux; b. March 16, 

1850; m. 

Martindaie, 748. Alicetine Molyneux ; b. Sept. 6, 1858; m. 
N. Y. Morehouse Nash. 

Issue: 

Maud Nash; b. Oct. 27, 1874. 
MatUda Francis; b. June 6, 1877. 
David Lane Nash; b. March 29, 1879 
(born on the birthday of one grand- 
father and named after the other.) 
Sara Eosalynd Juliet; b. Jan., 1883. 
22—749. Francis A. Molyneux; b. Sept. 6, 1858; 

m (California). 

New York, 750. James A. Molyneux; b. Sept. 27, 1868; 

N. Y. m 

751. Henry Molyneux. 

Ireland. 25—490. Ehzabeth (Betty) Molyneux; m. 1st, 
Joseph Barker; m. 2d, Thomas Twamley. 
Issue by 1st husband. 

Mary Molyneux Barker; m. Edward 
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Sara Agar, 

Mary Eliza. 

Maryanne; poisoned by eating berries 

in 1868. 

Elizabeth Barker ; m. Benjamin Hopkins. 



Issue: 



Benjamin Hopkins, Jr., grain merchant 

in Dublin; d. 1899. 

Hopkins. 

' Elizabeth Molyneux Baker, left a widow, became ac- 
countable (according to law) for the debts of her family, 
and was incarcerated in the Carlow Marchalsea prison, 
while her home was sold for the creditors. Here she was 
given the appointment under the prison board as Ladies 
Debtor Keeper, Carlow Jaol, for close on 40 years. This 
place was given her by influential friends. She being a 
widow; m. secondly, Mr. Thomas Twamley, living very 
happily ; he retired after some years on a pension, and she 
passed away much loved and respected. She is said to 
have been very beautiful and fascinating. 
Issue by 2d husband. 

I. Robert Twamley; enlisted, went to India, and was 
killed by lions in the jungle. 

II. Thomas, in 8th Hussars, and one of the 600 in fatal 
charge of the *' Light Brigade", Balaclava, in Alma 
and Sebastapol. Served in India, Siege Kathele, capture 
off Chandus, Charge of Kotsh — keservia, captain of 
Gialior, affairs at Pownie, Swindha, and Koorwye. Dis- 
charged as unfit for future service, Oct. 8, 1872, and died 
in Nottingham, England, in 1888, leaving a large family. 

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and served 20 years in Royal Artillery. In 1869 went to 
Canada and was in action at the Fenian uprising. Was 
in Dublin in 1872. 

rV. Henry (a deaf mute, by trade a gardener). 
V. Sarah ; m. Ulysses Burge Thorp in 1852 ; d. in 1881 of 
heart trouble suddenly, as she was sitting on a chair on 
her veranda, in Adelaide, South Australia. 
Issue : 

Ulysses Thorp. 

Frederick Thorp; b. 1858; station mas- 
ter New Market, Co. Cork, Ireland. 
Educated by the Rev. H. Scott, M.A. 
and C. D., in Brown street academy, 
Carlow, Co. Carlow ; m. Mary Griflfeths, 
1874. 
Issue: Twenty-six children, nineteen of whom died. 
Charles Burnside Thorp; b. 1875; secre- 
tary of the Irish association, Port Eliza- 
beth, South Africa. 
Engaged by the government for the Cape Railway. 
Qualifications required were: Son of a L..M on one of the 
leading railways, must be nominated by manager of the 
line, hold certificate from P. office in telegraph and short- 
hand, and pass examinations in London (passed in all) 

** A County Cork Man Honored in South Africa. Our 
Kanturk correspondent writes: The * Daily Telegraph', 
of Port EUzabeth, Cape Colony, dated 1st. inst., to hand, 
containing the announcement of the appointment of Mr. 
C. B. Thorp to the important and responsible position of 
secretary (May, 1901,) to the new public health board, es- 
tablished by the government in South Africa to combat 
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who was the successful one out of 38 applicants is a 
young man of remarkable ability. He has been more than 
once honored by positions of public trust since he arrived 
on African soil, some nine years ago." 

James Molyneux Thorp, with BuUer, 
Boer war, South Africa. 

Frederick Jr. 

Florence Elizabeth. 

Caroline. 

Ruby. 

Lily. 
VI. Lizzie. 



MOLYNEUX— MONTGOMERIE 
LosELEY Park, Surrey 

Loseley in the Co. Surrey about twelve miles from Guil- 
ford, the seat of James Molyneux, Esq., (but now ten- 
anted by his brother-in-law John Sparks, Esq.). 

1066 At the period of the Domesday survey, that 

remarkable starting-point in England's history, this manor 
was held in chief by Roger de Montgomery, who had com- 
mand at the central-division of the Normans at the battle 
of Hastings. 

Loseley, with other manors, was awarded to him out of 
the spoils in requital of his services on that bloody day, 
the advantages or disadvantages of which are not com- 
pletely understood, even at the present hour. 

In the feuds that subsequently took place, he espoused 
at first the side of Robert Courthouse, but eventually 
passed over to that of William Rufus. He died in 1094, 
in the time of Henry III. Loseley Manor was held by 
HughDelor (Deol, DoL), but on the death of his grand- 



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son, Robert, it passed to the daughters of the latter, as co- 
heiresses, namely Joan and Margret. Of these the first 
named married John de Bures, and her sister, John de 
Norton. Each of them retained a moiety of the estate 
till in time these portions were severally conveyed from 
their descendants to the families of Waterbrook and Cross, 




LosELEY Park, East Side from Garden 

This after a while led to the re- union of the hitherto 
divided parts of the estates and in this manner. In the 
year 1395 Cross's share was purchased by WiUiam Sidney, 
Esq., of Stoke, L. Abernon. In 1515 John Westerbrook, 
Esq., at Godalining, sold his half to Christopher Moor 
(More), whom we have already seen in possession of one- 
half the estate. Having thus acquired to himself the 
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the crown a grant of free warrant with license to create 
a park. 

The enclosure comprised two hundred acres of the land 
or perhaps something more, the soil whereof as result has 
since proved was admirably calculated for the growth of 
forest timber. His son, William, appears to have been a 
prodigious favorite with Queen Elizabeth, whose sagacity 
was not often deceived into bestowing confidence upon 
those unworthy of it. 

On two occasions, perliaps oftener, she honored him 
with a visit at his mansion, once in 1577 and again in 
1688, as appears from undeniable records. Before this he 
had been knighted (1676) by Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in 
her presence, upon which she gave him her hand to kiss, 
observing that '^ He well deserved the honor which she 
had conferred upon him." The illusion in all probability 
was to his conduct during his two shirevalties of Surrey 
and Sussex, and yet more perhaps for the service he had 
rendered the crown as Vice- Admiral of the latter country, 
where he enforced with equal purchase and vigor the ad- 
mirality rights on the shore of his allotted district. 

The son of the fortunate sheriff was no less successful 
than his father had been in securing the especial good- will 
of royalty. From this source he obtained a large aug- 
mentation of the family estates, the Lordship and Manor 
of Goldslining in Surrey being granted to him by Eliza- 
bath in 1601, Neither was he less a favorite with King 
James I, however opposed in all his tastes and habits to 
his high-spirited and sagacious predecessor. 

By the royal pendant this deacon, as he supposed him- 
self in king-craft, he was honored with the chancellorship 
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the tower, when Sir Gervaise Elives was removed from 
that post for his supposed or real participations in the 
murder of Sir Thomas Overbury. 

*With Sir William More, the direct line of inheritance 
failed in this family, he dying without issue, and the 
baronetage which had been granted to his father, Sir Poyn- 
ings, as a matter of course became extinct. This estate 
then passed to the Rev. Nicholas More (Molyneux), a 
younger brother of Sir Poynings, at that time rector of 
Fletcham, in Surrey, but who did not live long to enjoy 
his good fortune. 

His son Robert having died unmarried in 1689, he was 
succeeded by his two sisters as co-heiresses to the estate. 
Of these Ehzabeth also died unmarried, and then the 
property was conveyed by marriage to Sir Thomas Moly- 
neux, Bart., of Sefton in Lancashire. (The issue of this 
family became extinct.) 

Sir Thomas Molyneux died in 1776, when Loseley passed 
into the possessions of his sisters ; they too died unmar- 
ried, and we are told by Kempe in the Loseley manu- 
script, James More Molyneux, Esq., who is now the rep- 
resentative of that branch of the family, which became 
by intermarriages with female inheritor of More the pos- 
sessor of Loseley, derives the property in virtue of his de- 
scent from the above Thomas Molyneux, who died in 1776. 

There are still remaining some vestiges of a moat, 
which seems to show that Loseley had in time long past a 
fortified mansion, the usual accompaniment in feudal 
ages of every locality adapted to such a purpose. If, 

•Ann Cornwallis, daughter of William More Molyneux of Loseley Park. 
Guildford, Co. Surrey; m. Feb. 3, 1772, Charles Rainsford; d. without issue 
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however, an edifice of the kind, as we suppose, existed 
here, it has left no trace behind. 

The present modern pile — modem that is by comparison 
— was erected by Sir William More. It is built of greyish 
stone, in Elizabethan style of architecture, and is no 
more than the uncompleted center of what was intended 
when finished to form a square, or at least the three sides 
of a quadrangle. A western wing was added by the 




LosELEY Park, West and South Front 

founder's son, but this was removed a few years ago, 
though it must have been a striking feature, and of con- 
siderable extent, for it composed a chapel and a gallery, 
the latter being a hundred and twenty-one feet long by 
eighteen wide. It may be said there is a general charac- 
ter of uniformity in the building, but the same is by no 
means preserved throughout in architectural details. 

If all the windows are alike square-headed, they are far 
from being even to the eyes of similar dimensions. The 
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and these are divided into many lights, mullions, and tran- 
soms. The great hall is 45 feet by 25 feet, having the bay 
or oriel window. 

There are warriors' emblazements, and among them the 
arms of the More family, with the date 1568, but instead 
of the military weapons, which at the time figured here, 
they are now ornamented with more modern, as well as 
more peaceful guise by pictures. The drawing-room in 
the decorative Elizabethan style is particularly deserving 
of notice. Upon a cornice highly enriched, is the rebus 
of the Mores, a mulberry tree intersecting the motto: 
** Mours morcum cito moriturum." This is open to many 
interpretations of the inventive. Kempe explains it to 
signify: ** That the family stock like the mulberry tree, 
should be of long endurance, but the individual descend- 
ants, hke fruit, should by the common lot of mortaUty, 
be subject to a speedy decay." 

The chimney piece in this room has been by many con- 
sidered highly curious. The two parts which compose it 
are upper and lower, the last the Corinthian order, and 
consists of two pillars, with a bracket on either side, sup- 
porting a Gary tide beneath each bracket. 

The pedestals on which the whole is based are festooned 
and ornamented with various sculptures, all in excellent 
preservation. The brackets at the side of the mantel up- 
hold a fascia and cornice, the Carytide being of a gro- 
tesque character, and in various attitudes. The ceiling of 
this room is adorned with pendant drops, and moulded 
Gothic tracery, the figure of the cockatrice being frequent- 
ly repeated among its involutions, and panelled with 
emblazoned shields of arms. 



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Many interesting portraits are presented in this old man- 
sion that carry back the imagination far into other times. 
Here we find the portrait of the beautiful but unfortunate 
Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIH. Here, too, is Sir 
Thomas More, Chancellor of the BluflE, tyrant, but who 
with all his wit and wisdom, could not escape the common 
fate of all who came within the same influence. King 
James I and his Queen Anne of Denmark, originally 
brought here on a visit of the royal pair to Loseley in 1603. 

The park is extensive, and abounds in fine timber of 
various descriptions. Large plantations of fir are to be 
seen upon the rising ground which skirts it towards the 
west, the rapid growth of which kind of wood too often 
tempts the planter to the exclusion of noble trees. To 
be sure it will thrive, and in this respect has good claims 
upon our toleration ; although if the oak be as has been 
often called '' the monarch of the woods ", the fir is un- 
questionably the lowest of its plebeians. A small sheet of 
water within the limit of the grounds, adds considerable 
life and variety to the landscape. 

Loseley Park, Guilford Co., Surrey — Lineage 
Sir George More of Loseley, son of Sir William More 
who died in 1600; b. Nov. 28, 1553, at Loseley, near Guild- 
ford, lieutenant of the Tower of London (Wood says he 
was beloved by Elizabeth for his many services to the 
commonwealth); m. Anne, who died 1590, dau. Sir 
Adrain Poynings; d. at Loseley on Oct. 16, 1632; and 
buried in the chapel there. A portrait of Sir George More 
is at Loseley. His male line failed in 1684 with his grand- 
son. Sir William More, Bart., who d. s. p., leaving as 
his ultimate heir his cousin Margaret Poynings, wife of 
Sir Thomas Molyneux. 



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Issue: 
24 — 897. James More Molyneux, Esq., of Loseley 
Park F. S. A. J. P., D. L. of Surrey, 
and high sheriflF 1867; b. May 6, 1800; 
m. July 24, 1832, Caroline Isabella, 
eldest dau. of William Lounds Stone, 
Esq., of Bright well Park, Co. Oxford; 
d. April 9, 1874. 

898. Henry Molyneux; d. 1822. 

899. Jane; d. 1868. 

900. George Molyneux, rector of Compton, 

Surrey. 

901. Ann; d. 1860. 

902. Thomas; d. 1824. 

903. William; b. 1809; d. 1833. 

904. Arthur; b. 1811; m. Eliza, dau. of Col. 

Jenkyns, Madras Army. 

905. Poynings Robert; b. 1813; d. 1836. 

906. Emma; m. 1830 John Sparks, Esq., of 

Gordon House, Guildford. 

907. Caroline; d. 1816. 

908. Cassandra; m. 1831 Rev. Thomas Hand, 

rector of Bulphar, Essex; d. 1868. 

24 — 897. James More Molyneux, J. P. ; b. May 6, 
1800; m. July 24, 1832, Caroline Isa- 
belle, dau. of William F. Loundes 
Stone, Esq., of Brightwell. 
Issue: 
25 — 909. Christopher Molyneux; b. April 26, 
1833; d. Nov. 15, 1871. 
910. William Molyneux, his heir; b. April 7, 
1835. 



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911. * Vice- Admiral Sir Robert Henry More 
Molyneux, K. C. B., 1886, C. B., 1882; 
entered R. Navy 1852; served in Black 
sea during the Russian war, 1854-55; 
served in Baltic 1855 (medal); com- 
manded colonial gunboats in an expedi- 
tion up Great Scarcies and neighboring 
rivers; captured an armored slaver oflf 
the Co., 1859. Comm. H. M. Ship Ruby 
in Mediterranean in Russo-Turkish war. 
Served in Burmah in 1879. Coram. H. 
M. Ship Invincible at the bombardment 
of Alexandria, 1822. Commanded off 
Red sea 1884-1886, where he conducted 
with the highest ability and success, the 
prolonged defence of Suakin until the ar- 
rival of General Graham's expeditionary 
force. For this he received the K. C. B. 
— having already won the C. B. for Alex- 
andria. Superintendent of Sheuners 
dockyard, and Naval A. D. C. to Queen 
Victoria, 1886-88. Rear-Admiral 1888. 
Sir Robert More Molyneux, as a flag offi- 
cer, was last employed as Admiral Su- 
perintendent of Deveonpert. dockyard, 
which post he vacated in August, 1894; 
m. Oct., 1874, Annie M. Cram, dau. of 
M. C. Foster, R. N. 

♦Admiral Sir liohert Ileury More Molyneux, K. C. B., was especially 
thanked by the admiml and the French government for valuable services 
rendered to French transport that had been wrecked oflf Jamaica: thanked by 
admiralty for special service after the great hurricane at St. Thomas's 1867; 
British delegate to International Maritime conference at Washington, D. G. , 
1880. 



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Issue : 



Gwendoline Molyneux. 
912. Henrietta Anne Molyneux; m. July 17, 
1860, Ross Lewis Mangles, Esq., V. C. 
Indian civil service. 



Issue: 





Walter Mangles. 




Arthur Roland. 




Mary. 




Francis Caroline Molyneux Mangles. 


913. 


Isabella Molyneux. 


914. 


Anne. 


915. 


Emma. 



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MOLYNEUX OF THE WEST INDIES 

Anthony Molyneux*, youngest eon of 

Sir Richard Molyneux, knt., of Sefton; 

m. Eleanor, dau. of Robert MaghiD; d. 

in Dominica in 1586. 

Issue: 

19 — 916. Anthony Molyneux; m. a daughter of 

Crisp. 

917. Montgomerie of Garboldisham Hall, Co. 
Norfolk. 
Descendants of Richard Molyneux (18 — 
122). 
30 — 918. Crisp Molyneux, son of Anthony Moly- 
neux, of St. Kitts,by his wife, a daughter 

of Crisp, inherited the family 

estates in that land. 
He subsequently came to England, where he purchased 
Garboldisham Manor, Norfolk, and in 1740 married Katie, 
sole dau. and heiress of George Montgomerie, of Chip- 
penham Hall, Cambridgeshire, in 1759, and M. P. for Ips- 
wich. He was chief of the clan Montgomerie, and heir 
male of Hugh, first Earl of Eglinton. 

Crisp Molyneux filled the office of high sheriff for Nor- 
folk in 1767, and represented for several years the borough 

* A branch of the Molineuxes was s(»ated at an early date in the West 
Indies; Anthony, youngest son of Richard Molyneux, knt., of Sefton, by his 
wife Eleanor, a daughter of Robert Maghill, having died in Dominica in 1586. 
A John MouUencux sailed from London for St. Christopher in 1635, and one of 
the family, who died in 1761, was speaker of the Assembly, Montserrat. 

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of King's Lynn in parliament. He died in 1793 at St. 
Eitts, leaving besides two daughters, Elizabeth ; m. Jan. 
29, 1783, Sir WiUiam Burnaby of Broughton Hall Oxon; 
Margaret; m. in 1798 Rev. William Hungerford Colston, 
rector of West Lydford, Somerset; daus. Charlotte and 
Katherine, and sons George, his heir; b. 1740, who as- 
sumed the name of Montgomerie by royal license in 1780, 
in pursuance with his grandfather's will, and Crisp Moly- 
neuXjJr., who married Nov. 8, 1782, Lucy Frederick. 
Election Address op Crisp Molyneux, Esq., Hiqh 
Sheriff of Norfolk 
Borough of King's Lynn, in Norfolk, Dec. 12, 1766. 
" To the Right Worshipful the Mayor^ Recorder, Aldermen^ Com- 
mon Coundly and worthy Freeman of the said Borough : 
** Gentlemen, 

" Having met with great encouragement, I beg leave to 
offer myself a candidate to represent this ancient Borough 
in parliament at the next election; in which if I am so 
happy as to succeed, every constitutional measure for the 
benefit of this country and this town in particular shall be 
supported to the utmost of my abiUties, and the obliga- 
tion be ever gratefully acknowledged by, 
** Gentlemen, 

*' Your most faithful and obedient servant, 

** Crisp Molyneux." 

21 — 919. George Molyneux, Esq., of Garboldisham 
Hall; b. 1740, s. his father. 
He assumed pursuant to the will of his grandfather 
the surname of Montgomerie by royal license dated Sept., 
1780; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Michael White, Esq., gover- 
nor of the Leeward Islands, and by her (who had died 1836). 



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Issue: 
22—920. Crisp Molyneux; b. 1780 (Capt. in the 
Guards); m. Mary Parsons. 

921. WiUiam; b. 1785; d. 1798. 

922. Thomas; b. 1788; m. 1844 George Louise 
Foley, 3d dau. of Lord Foley, and d. 
1865; she d. 1864. 

Issue : 
23—923. Cecil Thomas Molyneux; b. 1846; m. 
Elanore Lascelles. 

22—924. George Molyneux; b. 1793, rector of 

Gariboldisham ; d. 1849. 

926. Frederick Molyneux; m. 1830 Sopha, 

dau. Humphry Butler, granddaughter 

of Brushy, 1st Vs. Lanesbore; d. 1898. 

926. Charlotte Molyneux; m. 1809 Francis 
Carlton, Esq., of Clare, Co. Tipperary. 

927. Lucretia Molyneux; m. 1809 Sir Alex- 
ander, Bart., 1816. 

928. Fanny Molyneux ; m. 1814 Richard Sum- 
ner, son of R. Summer Priory Guildford, 
by sister of the admiral. 

23—923. Cecil Thomas Molyneux; m. 1868 Elen- 
ore Frances Lascelles, of Morley. 
Issue: 

24 — 929. George Molyneux, Lieut. -Gen. Gds. ; b. 
1869; educated at Eton and Trinity col- 
lege, Cambridge, J. P. D. L. for Norfolk. 

George Molyneux, J. P. for Insfield and 
Lewes; m. Frances Ramsey; d. 1865. 



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Issue : 
23—923. George Molyneux, Esq., of Insfield, Sus- 
sex, eldest son of the late Geo. Moly- 
neux; b. 1840; m. 1st Maria, only child 
of the Rev. Joseph Henlock, M. A., & 
Co. — heiress of the Rev. Fritz Herbert 
Potter of Cherisey Henlock, S. D., 1875; 
m. 2d, 1877, Cecil Harriet, youngest 
daughter of the late S. H. Russell, Esq., 
H. I. I. O. S. 

Issue by former: 
25 — 931. Greorge Fritz Herbert Molyneux ; b. 1841 
J. D. for Sussex, and a banker at Lewes. 
932. Capt. W. E. Molyneux, R. N., of New 
Brighton; m. Martha Maria, dau. of 
Sir Andrew Mitchell, K. B. ; d. 1868. 

Issue: 
26—933. Andrew Mitchell Molyneux, Esq., of 
New Brighton, Cheshire; b. 1839; m. 
Louise, 2d dau. of the late Edmund 
Molyneux of Sandfield. 

Issue : 
27—934. William Edmund Molyneux; b. 1871; 
educated at Harrow, late Capt. 23d R. 
V. F., J. P. for Co. Chester. 



Molyneux op Sandfield 
Edmund Molyneux; m. 



Issue : 

935. Ednxund Molyneux. 

936. Louise Molyneux; m. Andrew Mitchell 
Molyneux. 



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936. Edmund Molyneux, of Sandfield, West 
Derby, Lan., of Warren Lodge Berks, 
only son of Edmund Molyneux, of the 
Hall Sandfield, H. B. M. council for 
the state of Georgia, U. S. A., who 
died 1864; educated at Rugby, J. P. 
for Berks; formerly major 7th Dra- 
goons guards and grandson of Sir 
George Houslons, Bart.; b. 1836; m. 
1864 Sarah Anne Maria, 4th dau. of 
the late Sir Claude N. Champion de 
Crespigay, Bart. 
Issue: 

937 b. 1890. 

MoLiNES (Molyneux) 
Arms. — Gules, three crescents Or. 

Edmundus Molinus de Exherst; m 

* Thomas — Matildes filia, Gilbert Mersin. 

Johannes Exherst^Anna filia Will'i Walder. 

Thomas— Margretta filia John Coleman. 
Tho. Ellis, Fundator Hospitalis D'ni — Johannis— Alicia filia Williesmue Sep- 

Tbomas apnd Sandwichms hans de 

Johannes— Constantantia 



Notbure 



filia et hures 

vidna John'es Sepuans 



Alicia filia — Richardiis — Johanna filia Willeri Robert de Cranbrook 

Thomas, s. p. Elizabeth 

Maria | Mathews 8 filia ct co-heir. 

Thos. Aide Benett a filia maxima 

de le Natte et coher Rich'di 

Checker in Exherst Ar. de Ashe. 
Ashe 



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Fil (3) Nic, fil, Joh'is 

Margret filia et — Joh*es Monius Ar locum tenena 
coheirs Thos. Aide | Castria Dovorie 

1619. Thomas Molinus— Alicia filia Willeulmus Orispe locum Anerits Castria 
Avitate Cant. Ar. | Dovorie 

Peyton nupta Stepheanus Monis — Maria Charoli Maria nupta Caval erio. 
Geo. Tuckde de Dovar Ar. Heles de Them Maycot Milini 

Bere. | nington milits. 

Thos. Monius fil et (2) Charolins arts 19 (4) Williumus arts 5 
harires aets 2rarm, annors. (5) Ric'dus arts Vinues 

et amplius Ann 

3 Thomas arts 8 Maria Anna 

I I Jana Doreathe 

Maria nupta p*nu Goldwell Francis nupta Leonardo Johannes Molyneux 
Rogers dunda X'Pofero Sprakliug de St. Dustans de London 

3Ian de Civitate Cant, Ar. — 'pe Cantuaream. fil'Secundus. 



1 — 938. Thomas Molyneux ; m. Elizabeth Hodg- 
kin. 

1 — 939. Christopher Molyneux ; m. 
Issue: 

2—940. Dau. ; m. Richard Molyneux, 1621. 
Issue : 

3 — 941. Thos. Molyneux; m 

Confirmation of Arms of William Molyneux, 1806 

To All and Singular to whom these Presents shall come : 
Sir Isaac Heard, Knight Garter, Principal King of Arms, 
and Ralph Bigland, Esquire, Norry, King of the North 
parts of England from the River Trent Northwards, send 
Greeting: whereas His Majesty by Warrant under his 
Royal Signet and Sign Manual bearing date the 24th day 
of May last signified unto the Most Noble Charles Duke of 
Norfolk Earl Marshal and Hereditary Marshal of England 



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that he had been graciously pleased to give and grant unto 
William Hockenhull of Lymme in the county Palatine of 
Chester, Clerk, his Royal License and authority that he 
and his Issue may take and use the surname of Molineux 
and also bear the Arms of Molineux with due distinction 
in compliance with the Will and Testament of Bryan 
William Molyneux, late of Hawkley Hall, in the Town- 
ship of Pemberton, in Co. Palatin of Lancaster, Esq.; 
deceased Such Arms being first duly exemplified according 
to the Laws and Arms and recorded in the Herald's Office, 
otherwise His Majesty's Said License and Permission be 
void and of none eflfect. And forasmuch as the Said Earl 
Marshal did by Warrant under his Hand and Seal bearing 
date the 13th day of June Instant authorize and direct Us 
to exemplify and confer as- such Arms with due distinction, 
accordingly Know ye therefore that We the said Garter 
and Norry in obedience to His Majesty's Command in pur- 
suance of his Grace's Warrant and by Virtue of the Let- 
ters Patent of our several offices to each of us respectively 
granted do by these Presents exemplify and confirm unto 
the said William Hockenhull, now William Molineux, the 
Arms of Molineux, Viz. — Azure a Cross Moline Or and 
for Distinction on a Canton Argent an Ass^s Head erased 
Sable, to be borne and used for ever hereafter by him 
the said William Molineux and his Issue according to the 
tenor of His Majesty's Said Sign Manual and the Laws of 
Arms. In Witness whereof we the said Garter and Norry, 
Kings of Arms, have to these Presents subscribed our 
Names and affixed the Seals of our respective Offices this 
twentieth day of June in the forty-sixth year of the Reign 
of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of 
God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 



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Defender of the Faith, &c., &c., in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and six. 



MOLYNEUX OF LUDLOW, Co. SaLOP 

1 — 942. William Molyneux, formerly William 
Hockenhull of Hawkley Hall, in Pem- 
berton Co., Lancaster, and formerly of 
Lymm Co., Chester Clerk in Holy Orders, 
Minor Canon of Chester Cathedral, son 
of WilUam Hockenhull of Nat wich ; b. 
1767; admitted to the Trinity college, 
Cambridge, Sept. 16, 1785; B.A. 1790, 
M.A. 1793; m. Elizabeth Jackson, 2d 
daughter of Thomas Taylor of Lymm 
Hall, Co. Chester; b. Aug. 2, 1774, and 
by hcense Sept. 19, 1799. She d. Nov. 
4, 1855, bur. at Neston, Co. Chester. 
By royal license dated July 4, 1805, he and his issue were 
authorized to take and use the surname of Molyneux in- 
stead of that of Hockenhull and bear the arms of Moly- 
neux, in accordance with the clause to that effect contained 
in the will of Bryan William Molyneux of Hawkley Hall, 
dated July 24, 1805 ; appointed Minor Canon Oct. 22, 1807 ; 
bur. in Lady Chapel in the cathedral of Chester Jan. 5, 
1830. 

Issue: 

2 — 943. Elizabeth Hockenhull; m. 1st, John 
Greenall of Myddleton Hall, Co. Lane. ; 
m. 2d, Bertie Eutwisle Johnson, clerk 
in Holy Orders. 
944. Bryan William Molyneux of Hawkley 
Hall and afterwards Moor Hall, Ludlow, 



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Co. Salop, clerk in Holy Orders; m. 
Louise Martina Dodgson, April 26, 1839. 
Issue: 

3—945. Louise Elizabeth ; b. 1840; d. unm. 1862. 

946. Charlotte Mary; b. 1841; d. 1868. 

947. Bessie; b. Sept. 14, 1842. 

948. Alice Maud; b. Nov. 5, 1843. 

949. Emma Sophia; b. 1846; d. 1881. 

950. Harriet; b. 1848. 

951. Rachel Ester; b. 1850; m. at Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., Oct. 22, 
1876, Joseph Burdon Mitchell; d. at 
Philadelphia, Aug. 30, 1891; buried 
there Sept. 2, of Adam St. German- 
town, Philadelphia, Pa. 

952. Bryan William Hockenhull Molyneux, 
clerk in Holy Orders; b. April 9, 1852. 
Master of Arts, Doctor of Civil Laws of 
Lndlow in Co. Salop, formerly Curate 
in charge of Ombury, in the same Co. 

1 — 953. Thomas Molyneux, 2d and youngest son; 

b. at Northgate, St. Chester, March 3, 

1818; d. June, 1832. 
Issue : 

2—954. Mary; d. Dec. 4, 1859; m. Rev. Edward 

Royds. 



Motto 

•'Vivere Sat Vincere." 
** To conquer is to live enough.*' 

(Armorial bearings are upon a lozenge azure, a cross 
Molin Or — Canton, argeot an ass^s head erased sable.) 



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MOLYNEUX OF HAWKLEY 
Motto 

'* Vivere Sat Vincere." 
"To conquer is to live enough." • 

Note. — In 1667 ten generations of the Molynenxes had 
been seated at Hawkley, the representative at that time 
being Thomas Molyneux, Esq. 

The family appeared to have resided there down to 1805, 
in which year the death is recorded, at Lymm parsonage, 
of Bryan William Molineux, of Hawkley Hall, Lan- 
cashire. — Oentleman^s Magazine, 

The hall, a very ancient half-timbered structure em- 
bosomed in a dark wood, existed in 1836 as a armhouse, 
but ruinous and dilapidated. — Baines's History of Lan- 
cashire. 

(Armorial bearings are upon a lozenger azure, a cross 
Molin Or — Canton, argent, an ass^s head erased sable.) 

WILLIAM MOLYNEUX OF HAWKLEY. 1699 
Bequeaths 20s. to each of his brothers and sisters; to his 
mother £1 10s. Residue to his wife. 

MOLYNEUX OF CHENNOR 

Richard Molyneux of Sandhill, in Co. Sowthe, Esq. ; m. 
dau. of ..., and by her had yssue. 

William Molyns, his eldest sonne, William Molyneux of 
Markney, in Co. Berk, Esq., eldest sonne and heire to 
Ricarde aforsaide, married to his thirde wyfe Anne, 
Doughter to Sir Anthony Molyneux. 

Anthony Molyneux of Marking, in Co. Berk, and gent. 

married Agnes, doughter to Cheney, on Walling- 

forde in Co. Berk, and by her had yssue: Thomas Moly- 



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neux eldest sonne and heir apparent, Maryanne & Eliza- 
beth. 

1 — 955. Anthony Molyneux; m. Francis Blayds. 
Issue: 

2—956. Mary Molyneux; m. William Edward 
Royds of Grenhill, Rochdale, and of 
Danehill Park, Co. Sussex. 
Issue : 

Clement Molyneux Royds; b. 1842; m. 
Annette Nora Jane, dau. of Thomas 
Littledale, of Highfield Houst, West 
Derby. 

MOLYNEUX OF CRANBORN 

Arms. — Quarterly I and 4 azure, a cross patonce Or; 2 
argent, three lions heads erased. Azue 3 per pale Or and 
azue 3 crescents countercharged. 

1 — 957. Hugh Molyneux, of Co. Chester; m. 



Issue: 

2 — 958. Henry Molyneux of Cranborn, Co. Dor- 
set, gent.; m. Margret ; m. 2d, 

J one, dau. of Richard My He, in Co. 
Sussex. 
Issue by 1st wife: 

3 — 959. Agnes; m. John Keyleway. 
Issue by 2d wife : 

960. Oliver Molyneux. 

961. Edward (or Edmund) Molyneux. 

962. Henry Molyneux. 

963. Elizabeth Molyneux; m. Richard Lane. 

964. Ede; m. John Lane. 



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965. Katherine; m. Oliver Cranborn. 

966. Cecille; unm. 



VENTRY 

This noble family derives its origin from the same source 
as those of Sephton, Houghton and Teversal; Sir Richard 
Molyneux or de Moulins, or de Molenes, of Sefton in Lan- 
cashire, Knt., its immediate founder, having been the 12th 
in lineal descent from William de Moulins, who accom- 
panied William the Conqueror to England. This Sir Rich- 
ard signalized himself in the wars of Prance, under King 
Henry V, and in consequence of his bravery at the cele- 
brated battle of Agincourt he was knighted by the gallant 
Monarch. He married Joan, the widow of Sir Peter 
Leigh, of Lyme Regis, county Dorset, Knt., dau. of Sir 
Gilbert Haydon or Haydock of Bradley, Knt., in England; 
by whom he had amongst other sons (15 — 86) William de 
Melius, issue Richard, whose son William des Molines or 
MuUins of Burnham in County Norfolk; m. Jane, dau. of 

Ludlow, of in the county of ; issue 

Frederick William MuUins; b. at Burnham in 1616, settled 
in Ireland, where he obtained grants of lands in the prov- 
ince of Ulster, which he afterwards sold, in order to pur- 
chase estates in County Kerry, called Ballingoldin, &c., 
&c. His place of residence was termed Burnham, from 
the place of his nativity; and he sat in two successive 
parliaments for 'the borough of Dungle and Tralee, in 
County Kerry during the reign of King Henry HI ; m. 
Jane, dau. of the Hon. Reverend Dean Evelyn, by whom 
he had 1st, 

Frederick MuUins; m. Martha, eldest 



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daughter of Thomas Blennerhasset, 
of County Kerry. 
2d, Richard MuUins, major in the army ; 



Jane, who m Clark, one of the 

barons of the English Exchequer, and 
left issue: 

General Clark (Sir Alfred Clark) late 
commander-in-chief in the East Indies. 

3d, Edward MuUins who settled in Eng- 
land. 

4th, Samuel Mullens who had issue. 

William Mullens, successor to his grand- 
father; b. 1691; m. June, 1716, Mary, 
dau. of George Rowan. 

Thomas Mullens, of Burnham aforesaid, 
in Ireland; b. Oct. 25, 1736; m. Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Townsend Gun of Rat- 
too, in Kerry. He had issue six sons. 

1. William Townsend Mullens; b. Sept., 
1761; m. 1st Sarah, dau. of Sir Riggs 
Falkener, of Ann Mount in Coimty 
Cork; issue 2 daus., Ann, Elizabeth; 
m. 2d, Frances, dau. of Isaac Sage, of 
London, Esq;.m. 8d, Clara Jones, dau. 
of Benjamin Jones, late of the city 
of London; by whom he had 

2. Thomas; b. Aug., 1798. 

3. Townsend ; m. Christabella DayroUes, 
dau. of Solomon Dayrolles, of Lon- 
don; issue: 



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Thomas Towpsend Aremberg, lieut. 7th 
regt. 

4. Thomas, major in the army. 

5. Richard, Capt. 28th regt. of Foot. 

6. Frederick, a clergyman of Beaufort, 
County Kerry; m. Elizabeth, dau. of 

Crocket. 

Daughters : 

Theodore ; m. Edward Brice. 

Elizabeth; m. Richard Blennerhasset. 

Arabella; m. Richard MacGillycuddy. 

Charlotte ; m. Richard Pierse Mahony. 

Christiana; m. James Hazier. 
The said Thomas Mulines (Mullins) was created a baronet, 
Dec. 7, 1797, and then Lord Ventry received sanction (in 
Ireland) to again write his name De Moelyns. 



Tradition: — Taken from Memoir of the Molyneux Fam- 
ily by Gisborne Molineux, F. R. C. I. 

In the third year of Henry VII anno. 1424, a violent 
quarrel, arising out of the disputed limits of the family 
possessions in Liverpool, sprang up between Thomas Stan- 
ley the younger, afterwards Lord Stanley, and Sir Richard 
Molyneux of Sef ton. ' From the report of the facts made 
the Chancellor of the Diocese by Ralf of Ratcliffe and 
James of the Holts, Justices of the Peace, it appears that 
they had some difficulty in preventing a pitched battle be- 
tween the retainers of the two powerful families. The 
justices reported that having heard that there was *' great 
rumor and congregation of routes" between these two 
honorable persons, they and Sir Richard Radcliffe, the 
sheriff of Lancashire, proceeded to the house of Sir John 
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Stanley with a multitude of people in the town, to the 
number of 2,000 men or more," waiting to receive Sir 
Richard de Molyneux, who was expected to enter the town 
immediately for the purpose of attacking the Stanleys. 
With some difficulty the sheriff succeeded in arresting 
Thomas Stanley. They afterwards arrested Sir Richard 
Molyneux, whom they found marching from West Derby 
''with great congregation, route, and multitude, to the 
number of 1,000 men, or more, arrayed in manner as to 
go battle, and coming fast towards Liverpool town. " The 
sheriff subsequently received from the Chancellor of the 
County Palatine the following mandamus from the King : 
'* Henry, King of England and France, Duke of Ireland, 
to his Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster 
sends the following mandamus : 

'' We command, &c., that Thomas, son of John Stan- 
ley, soldier, now residing in my Castle^ of Chderow, shall 
withdraw himself as far as the Castle of Kenilworth ; and 
that Richard Molyneux, soldier, residing at the Castle of 
Lancaster, shall withdraw himself as far as the Castle of 
Windsor. Given at Westminister the 3d year of my 
reign." 

The feud between the families was afterwards made up, 
and the two houses became aUied in marriage and fought 
side by side on the field of Flodden, and later on in sup- 
port of the Royal cause in the Civil war. The friendship 
has subsisted to the present time, a period of more than 
three centuries. — Baines^s History of LdverpooL 



MOLYNEUX 

There is a village of Moulineaux, situated at the foot of 
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the capture of a Castle of Molineux: ^' The lorde Courcy 
and the lorde de Ryer," so runs the chronicle, ''besiged 
Carentyne with great puissance, and at last they dyde so 
moche, that they had it by treatie, and so it was gy ven up 
to the obeysance of the Frenche Kyng. Thus they had 
Carentyne, and put therein newe men of warre, and 
then departed and went to the Castell of Mohneaux, and 
within three dayes they had it by treatie." 

Carentyne, or Carenton, is a town in Lower Normandy, 
situated upon the river Douve. 

Notes taken from Chapter III. — Memoir of the Moli- 
neux Family, by Gisborne Molineux, F. R. C. I. : 

Some uncertainty exists as to the precise date when the 
Staffordshire branch of the Molineux family first settled 
in the county. The name of Molineux, with those of 
Townsend, Davenport, Lawley of Canvell, Turton, Heath- 
cote of Longford, Fowler, and Marsh of Wimborne, ap- 
pears amongst the families who took a leading position in 
Staffordshire subsequent to the accession of the House of 
Brunswick. The family had, however, been seated in the 
county for a considerable period anterior to that date. 

From an entry in the register of the Collegiate church 
of St. Peter, Wolverhampton, it appears that '^Joan, 
daughter of Robert MoUneux," was baptized in that 
church on the 24th January, 1629; and that WilUam, a 
son of the said Robert Molineux, was baptized there April 
24, 1632. 

The record of the Parish of Willenhall, near Wolver- 
hampton, records the burial, in 1638, in the church there 
of Richard Molineux, a descendant probably of the Moli- 
neuxes of Thorpe, Co. Notts. This Richard is believed to 
have been the grandfather of Richard Molineux, of Willen- 



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hall, gentleman, who died April 24, 1723, and who hy his 
first wife, Mary, had two sons — Thomas, baptized July 
26, 1669, and Richard, baptized September 10, 1685 — ^be- 
sides three daughters, Margaret, Mary, and Elizabeth. By 
his second wife, Hannah, he had six sons, John, Daniel, 
Wilham, Thomas, Joseph and Richard, besides a daughter, 
Hannah. Daniel, the eldest son of the above-named, 
Richard and Hannah Molineux settled in Dublin. 

Joseph, 6th son, married, apparently, as his second wife, 
Mary, daughter of Thomas Birch, of Lapley, Staffordshire, 
gentleman. By his will, provided in 1773, he charged his 
copyhold estate within the manor of Hampstead in the 
said county, with the sum of £1,000 for the benefit of 
his children by his said wife. 

John* second surviving son of Darcy Molyneux, of 
Mansfield, Co. Notts, and great grandson of Sir Francis 
MoHneux, of Teversal, Bart., settled in Wolverhampton 
at the commencement of the eighteenth century, where 
he engaged in the iron trade, and where Thomas, his eld- 
est son, was born, on the 17th of March, 1704, being bap- 
tized on the 22d of the same month. By his wife, Mary, 
who died in 1735, he had, besides Thomas, four other sons 
— Richard, John, Joseph, and Benjamin — and three daugh- 
ters, Anne, Mary, and Elizabeth. He died in 1754; and 
was buried in thp Church of St. Peter, Wolverhampton. 
He was the immediate ancestor of the eldest branch of 
the Staffordshire Molineuxes and of the family seated at 
Lewes in Sussex. 

* John Molineux had a cousin living at Liverpool, who had a son John, and 
a daughter, who married a Mr. Edmondson, by whom she had a son, a colonel 
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1. John Molineux ; m. Mary Birch ; he d. 1754 , 
she d. 1735. 
Issue: 

2 — 1. Thomas Molineux ; m. Aug. 6, 1732, Mar- 
garet Gisbome. 

3 — 2. Richard; m. Sarah Gisbome. 

4 — 3. John; m Wass. 

5 — 4. Joseph; b. 1715; m. Ann, dau. of Dr. 
Brett; d, 1771. 

6 — 6. Benjamin; m. Elizabeth, dau. of 

Fieldhouse; d, 1772. 

7—6. Anne. 

8—7. Mary. 

9—8. Elizabeth. 
(2) II. Thomas Molineux; m. August 5, 1732, at St. PauPs 
Cathedral, London, Margaret, dau. of 
Gisborne.* 

*The Gisbornes are an old family of good standing in Derbyshire and 
Staffordshire. John Gisbome, Jr., was high sheriff of Derbyshire in 1742. 
Margaret, widow of Thomas Molineux, died Aug. 5, 1791, and was buried 
in the family vault, built by Richard Molineux at Tettenhall, near Wolver- 
hampton, her funeral being attended by her son, Thomas Gisbome Molineux, 
her grandson Thomas Gisbome Molineux, her nephew, George Molineux, of 
Molineux House, Wolverhampton, Isaac Scott, and Lewis Clutt^rbuck, of 
Ford House, Wolverhampton. The following obituary notice appeared at the 
time in a Wolverhampton paper: 

"Died, at the advanced age of eighty-two, Mrs. Molineux, of Queen street, 
relict of Mr. Thomas Molineux, who being th6 elder branch of a most respect- 
able and ancient family in this township, was,, in her conduct to her relations 
and her acquaintances, and to the objects of charity around her, an exemplary 
pattern of every virtue." 

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Issue, nine sons and three daughters; all died in in- 
fancy with the exception of 
10 — 1. John Molineux; b. May 14, 1736; m. Mar- 
garet Walker. 
11 — 2. Benjamin; d. unm. Dec. 12, 1782. 
12 — 3. Richard; m. Mary Molineux. 
13 — 4. Thomas Gisborne Molineaux; b. June 12, 
1747; m. Mary Brice. 
11. John Molineux,* eldest son of Thomas and 
Margaret Molineux; m. Margaret, widow 

of Walker of Wolverhampton; d. 

March 28, 1785. 
Issue: 

14 — 1. Sarah Gisborne Molineux ;t m. Isaac Scott, 
of Wolverhampton. 



Issue: 



Margaret; d. unm. 



16 — 2. Mary Ann Molineux; m. John Lingard of 
Wolverhampton. 
Issue : 

John Lingard. 

Sarah Gisborne; m. Charles S. Stokes. 

Mary Ann ; d. unm. 

*In the Nottingham Review of May 80, 1834, appears the following obitu- 
ary; "On Tuesday week, in his 71st year George John Scipio Africanus, a 
native of Serra Leone. He was brought when an infant to England, being a 
present made to John Molineux, Esq., of Wolverhampton, cousin of the late 
Sir Francis Molyneux Bart., of Wellow, in this county. Mr. Molineux, who 
was much attached to him, for some years kept him in his household, and 
had him educated, and finally put him out as apprentice to a brass-founder in 
Wolverhampton and when out of his time he removed to Nottingham, where 
he married and resided there for the last fifty years." 

f Mi's. Scott survived her husband some years, and her death, which took 
place in Oct., 1831, was greatly regretted by a large circle, both of rich and 
poor. 



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(12) III. Richard Molineux, third surviving sod of Thomas 

and Margaret Mohneux; ra. his cousin 
Mary, second dau. of Benjamine Molineux, 
of Wolverhampton; d. Sept. 2, 1784. 
Issue: 

16 — 1. Mary Ann Molineux; m. James Clutter- 
buck of Hyde House, Co. Gloucester, jus- 
tice of the peace and deputy for the county. 

17 — 2. Caroline Molineux; m, Robert, son of 
Briaii Hodgson, of Swinscoe, Staif ordshire, 
and had issue. 

Robert Molineux Hodgson, for many years 
a resident of Paris, and participated in the 
hardships and privations endured by the 
inhabitants during the memorable siege of 
the city in 1870 by the German army; d. 
at Vincennes July 26, 1876. 
Caroline. 
Ellen. 

18 — 3. Elizabeth Molineux; m. Thomas Brooke. 

(13) III. Thomas Gisborne Molineux, 9th and young- 

est son of Thomas and Margaret Moli- 
neux, settled in London as a merchant; 
m. Mary Brice; d. there -May 13, 1807. 
Issue: 

19 — 1. Thomas Gisborne Molineux; d. May 15, 
1840. 

19 — 2. Francis Molineux; b. Sept. 14, 1785; m. 
Sarah Molineux, dau. of Joseph Molineux. 

20 — 3. Ann Molineux; m. Nov. 13, 1803, Josiah 
Rhodes, of London, and a captain in the 
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Issue: 

Mary Ann ; m. William Pawcett, solicitor, 
of Yarm-on-Tees, Yorkshire. 



(19) IV. Francis Molineux; b. Sept. 14, 1785; in 1803, 
when eighteen years of age, held a com- 
mission as lieutenant in the London Vol- 
unteers. He afterwards embarked in 
business as a merchant in London; m. 
Oct. 13, 1819, his cousin, Sarah, 4th dau. 
of Joseph Molineux, banker of Lewes, Co. 
Sussex; d. March 16, 1852. 
Issue: • 
21 — 1. Qisborne Molineux, F. R. C. I., author of 

'* Memoir of the Molyneux Family ". 
22 — 2. Francis Molineux; d. 1850 unm. 
23—3. Mary Elizabeth. 
Gisbome Molineux,* eldest son of Francis and Sarah 
Molineux, was bom at his father's residence in James 
street, Buckingham Gate, Westminister, and was educated 
under a private tutor. He received in 1856 the appoint- 
ment of secretary to the Canada company, and took active 
part in the formation of the Royal Colonial Institute, of 
which society he is a fellow and member of council. 

*The Royal Colonial Institute was founded in 1868. the inaugural dinner 
being held at Willis's Rooms on March 10, 1869, Viscount Bury, M. P., pre- 
siding. The Duke of Manchester, K. P., succeeded Lord Bury as president in 
1871; and in 1878 his Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, graciously ac- 
cepted the office, the Duke of Manchester becoming chairman of the council. 
His Royal Highness, accompanied by the Princess, attended the conversazione 
given by the Council of the Institute on June 27, 1879, at the South Kensing- 
ton Museum. . . . Among those presented to his Royal Highness by the Duke 
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On April 3, 1872, the members of the Canada club,* 
in recognition of his services as honorary secretary, and 
*'in token of their regard", presented him with a silver 
vase and two cups. 

(3) II. Richard Molineux,t second son of John and Mary 
Molineux of Wolverhampton came to 
London and established himself in busi- 
ness in Cateaton street, now Gresham 
street. He appears to have taken an inter- 
est in civic affairs, and was elected a com- 
mon councilman for the ward; he was 
subsequently appointed deputy. He m. 
Sarah Gisbome, sister to Margaret, wife 
of his brother Thomas Molineux. 
Issue : * 

24 — 1. Mary; m. June 24, 1750, Captain George 

*The Canada Club, an association of gentlemen residing in British North 
America, was constituted prior to 1810. On April 2, 1814, the members had 
the honor of entertaining at dinner at the Freemason's Tavern, his Royal 
Highness the Duke of Kent, father to her late most gracious Majesty Victoria. 
At the dinner of the club held May 4, 1881, Mr. Molineux, who presided, in 
proposing the toast of Marquis of Lome and the Dominion of Canada, took 
occasion to refer to the recent death of the Earl of Beaconsfield, and to the 
"appreciation evinced by him of the value of the colonies to the mother 
country, and his recognition of the importance of maintaining inviolate the 
integrity and unity of the'cmpire, being in fact the first British statesman who 
treated the question as one forming part and parcel of Imperial policy. The 
course taken by Lord Beaconsfleld in this would," he added, "be gratefully 
remembered and acknowledged, not only by all colonists, but by every one 
who had the true interest of England at heart." 

f Richard Molineux died in 1662. His widow, who died in 1770, bequeathed 
her copyhold estate held of the manor of Gains, near Upminster, Essex, to 
her sister, Margaret Molineux; her diamond rings and silver plate to be divided 
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Barber, of Somerford Hall,* Brewood, Co. 
Stafford, son and heir of Robert Barber, of 
the Inner Temple, M. P. for Stamford, 1747, 
her father giving her a dowry of £7,000. 

(4) II. John Molineux, 3d son of John and Mary Moli- 
neux, settled at Gainsborough, Co. Lincoln; 

m Wass. 

Issue: 

25 — 1. Sarah Molineux; m. Richard Slaney, of 
Hatton, Co. Salop. 



Issue: 



Issue: 



John Molyneux Slaney. 
Morton AgUonby Slaney ; m. 



Mary; m. 2d, John Parkington, Bart. 

Richard. 

Charles Plowden. 

Elizabeth; m. Rev. Charles Buckeridge. 

(5) II. Joseph Molineux, 4th son of John and Mary 
Molineux; b. 1715; settled in Lewes, 
Sussex, in 1738, and engaged in the iron 
trade, at that period one of the staple in- 
dustries of the country; was apppinted re- 
ceiver-general of stamps and taxes, and on 
two occasions, in 1745 and 1746, was 
chosen to fill the office of high constable 

* Somerford is described by Langford as "a handsome seat"; and Shaw 
in his History of Staffordshire mentions that "on part of the estate of Bar- 
ber, of Somerford, lately sold by him, have been established the iron works of 
J. Wilkinson, Esq., where the main branches of foundry as well as forge are 
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of the borough. He d. in 1771, and was 
buried in the churchyard of St. Michael's, 
Lewes. He m. Ann, dau. of Dr. Brett, 
and granddaughter of John Apsley, of 
Pulborough. 
Issue : 

26 — 1. John MoUneux. 

27—2. Richard Molineux. 

28 — 3. Joseph Mohneux; b. March 7, 1854; m. 
Dec. 2, 1877, EUzabeth West. 

29 — 4. Cordelia Molineux; d. unm., while on a 
visit to Molyneux House, Wolverhampton. 

30 — 5. Ann Molineux; d. unm. 

31 — 6. Elizabeth; m. A. VerraD, of Lewes. 

(28) III. Joseph Molineux, son of Joseph and Ann 
Molineux; b. at Lewes March 7, 1754; be- 
came a partner in the firm of Johnston, 
Molineux & Co., paper manufacturers, Is- 
field,* and one of the founders of **The 
Old Bank",t Lewes, an institution that 
has for nearly a century maintained its 
position as the leading bank for the eastern 
division of the country. He m. Dec. 2, 

^Horsfield, in his History of Sussex, mentions that at Isfield "There is 
(1885) a large and handsome paper-mill on the bank of the river (Ouse), be- 
longing to Messrs. Johnston and Molineux, of Lewes, at which some excellent 
paper is produced." The mill has since been pulled down. 

f At the time of the commercial panic in 1825, during which so many bank- 
ing establishments were compelled to close their doors, many of the nobility 
and gentry of the country, including Viscount Gage, Sir John Shelly, Sir 
George Shiffner, and others, to show their confidence in the stability of the 
bank, undertook to indemnify for a period of six months the holders of its 
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1777, at St. John's church, Lewes, Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Thomas West, of Southover; 
she d. July 20, 1815; hed. at Lewes, 1813. 
Issue: 

32 — 1. Francis Molineux. 

33 — 2. Joseph. 

34 — 3. George;* b. March 17, 1792; m. Frances 
Ramsay. 

35 — i. Elizabeth; m. C. Chitty, of Lewes. 

30 — 5. Cordelia; ra. Job Smallpeice, of North- 
brook, Co. Surrey. 

37 — 6. Sarah; m. Francis Molineux, of London. 

38 — 7. Jane; m. Joseph Browne, of Halcombe 
House, Gloucestershire. 

39 — 8 Maria; m. Henry Sparkes, of Summerbery, 
Shalford, Co. Surrey. 

40 — 9. Grace; ra. William Browne, of Minchin- 
hampton, Co. Gloucester. 

(34) rV. Geoi-ge Molineux, son of Joseph and Elizabeth 
Molineux; b. 1792; succeeded his father as 
a partner in the '' Old Bank ", Lewes, and 
was made a magistrate for the county. He 
m. Frances, dau. of Thomas Ramsay, of 
London, and d. Jan. 27, 1755, at his resi- 
dence in Lewes. 
Issue: 

41 — 1. George Molineux; b. Aug. 6, 1816; m. 1st, 
Marie Ann Hurlock; m. 2d, 1877, Cecil 
Harriet Rushell. 

*Mr. Molineux was one of the first to welcome Louis Philippe, on his 
landing at Newhaven from the steamer "Express", after his escape from 
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42 — 2. Joseph; m. 1857, Caroline Symons. 
43—3. Thomas; S. C. L. of Trinity college, Oxford, 

rector of Waberthwaite, Cumberland. 
44 — 4. Frederick. 
45 — 6. Charies; d. unm. 
46 — 6. Henry; d. unm. 
47 — 7. Apsley Brett Molineux. 
48 — 8. Frances; m. July 22, 1840, her cousin. Job 

Smallpeice. 
49 — 9. Cordelia; m. Jan., 1855, Joseph Ewart of 

Manchester. 
60 — 10. Elizabeth; d. in her youth. 

(41) V. George Molineux;* b. Aug. 6; succeeded his father 
as banker and magistrate for Sussex ; m. 
1st, Maria Ann,t only child of the Rev. 
Joseph Hurlock, M.D.,, and M.A. of Wad- 
ham college, Oxford, and co-heir of the 
Rev. Fitzherbert Potter, of Chertsey, 
grandson of Archbishop Potter; she d. 

*In the ** Doomsday Book" of 1876, compiled by authority of Parliament, 
" George Molineux, of Lewes," is set down as the owner of 418 acres, 1 rod 
and 16 perches, of which estate that formerly known as Moon's Farm, Isfleld. 
comprising about 120 acres, he inherited from his father. He subsequently 
purchased the small property called Oaklands, in the same parish, and in 1878 
he became the possessor of the Mountfleld estate at Lewes, including the Con- 
vent garden, and* the ground popularly known as the "Dripping Pan", be- 
sides several farms, containing in the aggregate, about 363 acres, in the par- 
ishes of Warbleton and Hurstmonceaux. In 1880 he became purchaser of the 
property known as Barcombe Mill Farm, at Bareombe Sussex. 

fMary Ann Molineux was buried in St. Michael's cemetery, at Lewes. 
There is a window dedicated to her memory in the chancel of the church of 
St. Margaret, Isfleld. The church was restored in 1875 under the auspices of 
the rector, the Rev. S. F. Russell, brother of the second Mra. Molineux, and 
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March 11, 1876; m. 2d, July 12, 1877, Cecil 

Harriet, dau. of Samuel Henry Russell, H. 

E. I. C. S. 
Issue by 1st wife: 
51 — 1. George Fitzherbert MoUneux. 
52 — 2. Charles Hurlock Molineux, Vicar of St. 

James, Derby. 
53 — 3. Philip Horace Molineux of Mailing House, 

near Lewes, banker and treasurer for the 

Eastern Division of Sussex 
54 — 4. Arthur Ellison Molineux; b. at Lewes Feb. 

5, 1846. 
55 — 5. Harold Parminter Molineux; b. at Lewes, 

April 16, 1850; m. Rosa Eugenie Kath- 

erine King. 
56 — 6. Mildred Constance Molineux. 

(33) IV. Joseph Molineux, son of George and Ann Moli- 
neux; m. Oct. 20, 1857, Caroline, dau. of 
the Rev. E. Symons, rector of Ringmer, 
Sussex; d. in 1876, leaving several daugh- 
ters. 

(6) II. Benjamin Molineux, son of John and Mary Moli- 
neux, established himself as a merchant 
and banker in his native town, and died 
there in 1772 at his residence, Molineux 
House; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Field- 
house. 
Issue : 
67 — 1. George Molineux; m. Jane, dau. of Rob- 
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68 — 2. Sarah Molineux; m. Lewis Clutterbuck, of 
Ford House, Byshbury, Wolverhampton, 
second son of Daniel Clutterbuck, a banker 
at Bath. 

69 — 3. Mary Molineux; m. her cousin, Richard 
Molineux, banker of Wolverhampton. 

(57) III. George Molineux, only son of Benjamin Moli- 
neux, succeeded his father as banker and 
iron merchant at Dudley and Wolverhamp- 
ton. He was magistrate for Staffordshire, 
and filled the office of high sheriff for the 
county in 1791, being the first inhabitant 
of Wolverhampton upon whom the honor 
was conferred. On the occasion of the 
proclamation of George IV at Wolverhamp- 
ton (vide Wolverhandpton Chronicle, Feb. 
16, 1820) ^'the procession moved towards 
High street, and afterwards to North street, 
opposite the residence of our highly re- 
spected townsman, George Molineux, Esq., 
at each of which places the proclamation 
was read." Greorge Molineux married 

Jane, dau. of Robinson and died at 

Molineux House, Sept. 22, 1820. 
Issue: 

60 — 1. George Fieldhouse Molineux; m. Maria, 
dau. of William Hardman; d. Sept. 30, 
1840. 

61 — 2. Benjamin; d. unm. 

62—3. John Edmondson;* d. Feb. 23, 1851, unm. 

* The Giflfards of Chillington were on intimate terms with the Molineuxes. 
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63 — 4. Richard; d. at Ryton in 1841. 

64 — 5. William Hamilton Molineux, vicar of sheriff, 
Hales, Co. Stafford, to which living he was 
presented in 1823 by the Marquis of Staf- 
ford. Perpetual Curate of Acton and Bed- 
nal, in the same county, and a Prebendary 
of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, 
Wolverhampton; d. unm. Sept. 29, 1831. 

65 — 6. Charles Henry Molineux, banker at Dudley 
and Wolverhampton, and a justice of the 
peace for the counties of Stafford and 
Worcester; d. at Bath Feb. 11, 1848, unm. 

66 — 7. Harriet; d. unm. 

ington, at which John Edmondson Molineux and two of his brothers were 
present, which is interesting as showing how garden parties were conducted 
half a century ago: 

'* Fete at Chillington. — T. W. Qiffard, Esq.; entertained a numerous and 
fashionable party on Friday last, the ^th instant, at Chillington. The com- 
pany assembled at two o'clock at the Grecian temple, on the borders of the 
pool on the lawn adjoining which several marquees were pitched, and a taste- 
ful rustic ball-room erected. A large union-jack was hoisted in front of the 
temple, and guns belonging to a fine yacht (the Elizabeth), as well as two on 
the water's edge were fired at intervals during the afternoon. After' partak- 
ing of refreshments in the temple and tents, the majority of the party betook 
themselves to the water, and a great variety of sailing and rowing boats at 
once in motion presented a delightful spectacle. The day at this period was 
particularly bright and clear, and the flags of all nations were displayed on 
the various vessels, the effect was very brilliant. An excellent band stationed 
on the margin of the pool, added to the pleasure of the company. At 5 
o'clock dancing commenced in the room erected for that purpose, and was 
continued with unabated spirit till the firing of the large cannon announced 
that dinner was in readiness at the hall, to which a long train of carriages soon 
conveyed the assembled party. 

''About one hundred and forty sat down to dinner in the grand saloon. 
After the removal of the tables dancing was again renew^ed, until about 4 
o'clock in the morning, when the party broke up, gratified by the variety of 
pleasures afforded them by their respected host." 



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67 — 8. Sarah; d. unm. 
68 — 9. Sophia; d. unm. 

(60) IV. Gteorge Fieldhouse Molineux, M. A., of Christ 
church, Oxford, was presented in 1798 to 
the rectory of Ryton, Co. Salop, which he 
held for upwards of forty years ; he also held 
the perpetual curacy of Acton Fussell, Co. 
Stafford, to which he was instituted in 
1806; was Prebendary of Wobaston, in 
the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Wol- 
verhampton, one of the chaplains to George 
IV, and magistrate for Staffordshire, also 
one of the trustees of the Wolverhampton 
Free Grammar school, founded in 1515. 
He m. Maria, dau. of William Hardman of 
Manchester; d. Sept. 30, 1840, and was 
buried at Ryton. 

Issue: 

69 — 1. George William MoUneux of Middleton, 
Co. Lancaster; d. 1846, unm. 

70 — 2. William Hardman Molineux; m. Eliza- 
beth Pemberton. 

71 — 3. Thomas Molineux of Beechfield, Bowden, 
Co. Cheshire ; m. Mary Lomas. 

72 — 4. John Hardman Molineux, of Normaton, 
Co. York; m. Sarah Shiston ; d. 1875. 

73 — 6. Charles Edward Molineux; m. March 15, 
1845, Jane, dau. of Orson Bidwell. 

74 — 6. James Hardman Molineux; d. 1817. 

75 — 7. Richard Henry Molineux; d. 1833. 

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77 — 9. Emily; m. Rev. John Lomas, incumbent 

of Walton Breck, near Liverpool. 
78 — 10. Harriet ; m. Thomas Lomas of Manchester. 
Issue: 

Gteorge Henry Lomas; m. 1873, Mary 
Elizabeth, dau. of Dr. Bluett, of the 
Isle of Man. 
79 — 11. Eliza Jane Molineux. 
80—12. Fanny Molineux. 

(70) V. William Hardman Molineux, senior fellow of Clare 

Hall, Cambridge, and rector of Elmsett, 
Sufifolk ; m. Elizabeth, 2d dau. of Edward 
Pemberton, J. P., of Plas Issa, Co. Mint. 
Issue: 

81 — 1. William Pemberton Molineux. 

82 — 2. George William Frank Molineux, of Trin- 
ity college, Dublin, and curate of Oakford, 
Devonshire. 

83. — 3. Emily Constance. 

(71) V. Thomas Molineux, of Beechfield, Bowden, Co. 

Cheshire, silk spinner; m. Mary, dau. of 
William Lomas of Manchester. 
Issue : 

84 — 1. Thomas Hardman Molineux. 

85 — 2. George William Mohneux. 

86 — 3. John Molineux. 

87 — L Emily Molineux; m. Feb. 3, 1874 the Rev. 
» John Barrett Faussett, M.A. 

88 — 5. Fanny Molineux. 

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90 — 7. Alice Mary Molineux; m. 1869 Rev. John 

Trew, son of the venerable Trew, 

Archdeacon of Bahamas. 

(73) V. Charles Edward Molineux,* of Oakley near Penk- 
ridge, Co. Stafford, was born at Ryton 
Rectory, and received his education at 
Brewood Grammar school. He passed the 
examination for solicitor, but never prac- 
tised. In 1860 he joined the 27th (Pat- 
shuU) corps of the Staffordshire Rifle Vol- 
unteers, of which he was lieutenant until 
shortly before his death. He was a justice 
of the peace for Worcestershire and Staf- 
fordshire, Co. Salop. 
Issue : 
91 — 7. Mary Jane Molineux ; m. Frederick Staples 
Browne, barrister-at-law, J. P. of Brash- 
field House, Bicester, Oxfordshire. 

(51) VI. Charles Hurlock MoUneux, 2d son of George and 
Maria Ann Molineux, was originally bred 
to the law, and was admitted a member of 
the Incorporated Law society in 1865. 
Quitting the legal profession, he entered 
Lichfield Theological college, was ordained 
priest in 1870, and appointed curate at St. 
Michael's, Derby. He was subsequently 

* Charles Edward Molineux died at Oakley, Nov. 3, 1880, in his seventieth 
year, and was buried at Albrington. The funeral cortege was met at I)on- 
nington Bridge by all non-commissioned officers of the Patshull Volunteers, 
and by a number of private carriages, including that of the Earl of Dart- 
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presented to the vicarage of Mapperley, 
Co. Derby, by Colonel Newdigate, of Byk- 
ley Fodge, Staffordshire, who being made 
high sheriff of Derbyshire in 1880, ap- 
pointed Charles Hurlock Molineux his 
chaplain. He also acted as chaplain to Her 
Majesty's Judges of Assize during the 
shrievalty of Francis Summer, Esq., high 
sheriff, in 1881. He was instituted Vicar 
of St. James, Derby, in 1876, by the Bish- 
op of Lichfield, Dr. Selwyn, with whom 
until his death on April 11, 1878, he main- 
tained cordial relations. 

(54) V. Arthur Ellison Molineux;* b. Feb. 5, 1846, edu- 
cated at Winchester and Christ church, 
Oxford, where he graduated in honors in 
the law and history school, and took the 
usual degrees of B. A. and M.A. ; m. July 
16, 1874, Eleanor Margaret, 4th dau. of 
Matthew Bell, J. P. and D. I., of Bourne 
Park, Kent, high sheriff of the county, 
1850. 
Issue : 

92—1. Agnes Irene; b. May 6, 1877. 

93—2. Evelyn Margaret; b. April 13, 1881, Sir 
John Conroy stood as sponsor for Evelyn 
Margaret Molineux. 

*IIe remved ordination March 3, 1874, at the hands of Dr. Phillpott, 
Bishop of Worcester, ami was licensed to the curacy of Hagley. In 1877 he 
was inslitut<Hl to the vacancy of Maiden Bradley Wills, on the presentation 
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(55) VI. Harold Parminter Molineux, youngest son of 
George Molineux; b. at Lewes, April 16, 
1860; educated at Winchester and Sand- 
hurst. He subsequently joined the 66th, 
now the ''Essex" regiment (the Pompa- 
dours) as ensign, with which regiment he 
served some time in India. He was 
gazetted lieutenant June 24, 1871, and 
captain Oct. 4, 1878. In 1881 he was se- 
lected by H. R. H. the Field Marshall 
Commander-in-Chief, for the Adjutancy 
of the 4th Essex R. V. Corps. He m. on 
Jan. 4, 1881 Rose Eugenie Katherine, 2d 
dau. of Henry King, J. P., of Isfield Place, 
Uckfield, Sussex. 
Issue: 
94 — 1. Dorothy Eugenie Molineux; b. Nov. 9, 
1881. 

ASSIZE SERMON 
Preached at All Saints' Church, Derby, on Sunday, July 
31, 1881, before Sir Watkin Williams, K. B., and the 
Mayor and Corporation of Derby; by the Rev. Charles 
Hurlock Molineux (51) VI, Vicar of St. James, Litchurch, 
Derby, and Chaplain to Her Majesty's Judges of Assize. 



'^And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life. And 
he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gil- 
gal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places." — 
I Samuel, vii. 15, 16. . 

From this record, drawn from one of the most ancient 
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cuit, the administration of justice at certain centers, at 
certain fixed times, is of very ancient occurrence. It is 
easy, indeed, to see that owing to our corrupt and fallen 
nature the necessity of a assize has been a constantly re- 
curring one. Looking backward upon the days that are 
past, we can point to no golden age of freedom from 
crime, and looking forward into the future, the age of 
universal brotherhood seems yet far distant. 

It is true, however, that as years roll on the character 
of the crimes which occupy the attention of justice 
changes with changing circumstances. For example, of 
old, in comparatively uncivilized times, crimes of violence 
to the person were of more frequent occurrence than at 
the present day. When the country was sparsely popu- 
lated, there were temptations which do not now exist for 
plunder. In the narrow unlighted streets of our towns 
in the last century, and in the suburbs unguarded by 
policemen, life and limb were in far greater peril than they 
are in this nineteenth century, and the older records of 
crime consequently contain multiplied cases of robbery 
and violence. 

At the same time we must not imagine evil is any the 
less rampant, that the evil one is. any less busy. It is the 
front only that is changed. England to-day has become 
one vast store, one vast emporium of commerce, and this 
intercourse with foreign nations has brought with it coun- 
tervailing temptations. An age of comparative violence 
has been succeeded by an age of fraud, and cases of pecu- 
lation embezzlement, fraud, and commercial dishonesty 
now figure far more largely in the annals of crime, ren- 
dering the judges' circuit as necessary as it w;is before. 

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every assize acts, so to speak, as an inquisition into the 
moral state of the country or district into which it is held. 
It indicates to us as a community our points of weakness. 
It discovers to us our grey hairs, it draws our attention to 
marks of decay. Indeed the very fact of an assize being 
necessary at all should teach us that social improvement 
is needed, and should quicken in us efforts after self -im- 
provement. 

Now on occasions Uke these — assembled as we are in 
God's house to ask His blessing upon those called to ad- 
minister the principles of justice and equity — praying that 
the judges travelling on circuit, like Samuel of old, may 
be gifted with the spirit of wisdom and knowledge from 
above — it is not always easy to speak appropriate words; 
and it is a great help to the preacher if in the services of 
the day he can discover some reference or some allusion 
which may direct the thoughts of his hearers into a profit- 
able channel. And in the beautiful collect for the day we 
surely have one sentence which is peculiarly appropriate 
to ** Assize Sunday". I allude to the words, '* Increase 
in us true religion. " For it is needless to say that all 
crime, whether open or secret, detected or undetected, pro- 
ceeds from the want of true religion. 

Bear with me, then, if I ask you this day to pray this 
prayer with all earnestness and sincerity. As members 
of Christ's Holy Church, as subjects of a great nation I 
ask you to pray this prayer, * ' Increase in us true rehgion. " 
Let this prayer rise up from our lips to-day unto the ears 
of Him who is the Lord of all power and might — ^not ut- 
tered, however, in self-righteous spirit. God forbid that 
we should look with a Pharisaic complacency upon any of 
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days, be arraigned at the bar of justice, and say, '' Stand 
by, I am holier than thou." 

Indeed it is quite impossible for any of us to know how 
far our example and our influence have effected contem- 
porary crime. In God's sight we are all criminals, we are 
law-breakers — the same frail brotherhood, we are equally 
capable with them of the most serious crimes — ^we all need 
the mercy of God through Christ Jesus. 

This is what the Apostle tells us so plainly in his epistle 
to the Romans. ''All" — without exception — *'have 
sinned." The Gentiles have broken their natural law, 
and the Jews have broken their revealed one, and before 
God all are guilty. The lack of true religion is confined 
to no single society. To look upon criminals we need not 
enter our courts of justice — to find law-breakers we need 
not take the trouble to go to prison. Such a place of con- 
finement, it is true, is usually associated with those who 
have flung off entirely the restraints of religion. 

But not always. Deprived of liberty are also others, 
many others, who have fallen through weakness rather 
than wickedness, and who cannot be regarded as entirely 
destitute of religion. You will recollect that in the early 
days of Christianity prisons were tenanted even by holy 
men and women as well as by the vicious and abandoned, 
and angelic messengers from heaven's courts traversed the 
corridors, opened the iron gates, and went out of those 
cruel places of confinement. 

Most erroneous would be the idea that our prayer for 
the increase of true religion should embrace only the 
unhappy beings confined within those gloomy walls. Un- 
doubtedly there are those sunk in the very depths of crime, 
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good evil, who are described by them who know them 
best as cruel and brutal beyond measure, who stand in 
special need of our prayers. But outside the prison walls 
as well as within them there are also multitudes devoid of 
true religion. And it is worthy of remark that when our 
blessed Lord wished to portray the doom of a lost soul He 
did not draw his illustration from the prison cell, as if that 
were the surest place to seek for the man destitute of re- 
ligion. He did not instance the case of a murderer clothed 
in prison garments, fed on prison fare, and laid in a felon's 
grave. 

No. To point the moral and adorn the tale, a very 
different character was chosen. It was the rich man, 
clothed in purple and fine linen, and faring sumptuously 
every day, buried with all pomp and ceremony. He it 
was who was so devoid of true religion as to let the beg- 
gar starve at his very gates. Outwardly, it is true, the 
rich man was no trangressor, no law-breaker, no robber, 
no murderer, no adulterer; but in God's sight deserving 
of condemnation because he thought only of himself, and 
lived only for the gratification of his own selfish desires 
and senses. 

Yes ; believe me, whether rich or poor, whether bond or 
free, we have all need to pray to the Lord of all power 
and might for the increase of true religion — of that re- 
ligion which has the love of Christ as its root and main- 
spring, and the duty to our God and to our neighbor as its 
chief aim and object. And the more prevalent this kind 
of religion is in the midst of us the less need their will be 
for the continued recurrence year by year of the periodical 
assize. 

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religion " need to be upon the lips of our laity, how much 
more should they be the continual prayer of the clergy — 
of those who have been called to so high an oflBce of dig- 
nity and responsibility, of those who are the watchmen, 
the stewards, the messengers of their Lord and Master, 
who are pledged by their ordination vow to live the life of 
holiness, who have vowed to live in all holy conversation 
and godliness as examples to the flock, and to teach, to 
premonish, to feel and provide the members of Christ's 
body committed to their care. 

We sometimes strive to discover and to tabulate the 
sources of crime, that we may know how to put in train 
counteracting influences. We speak of the need of edu- 
cation, of the non-observance of the Lord's day, of the 
facilities to obtain intoxicating drinks, of the negligence 
of parents, of the influence of bad companions. But 
there is perhaps one moving cause, one factor in relation 
to crime which we sometimes lose sight of and perhaps 
under- value. I mean the lives of the clergy. In every 
generation it is only natural that the nation as a nation 
should look to the Uves of her clergy, silently and unobtrus- 
ively yet effectually to rekindle the ever- waning flame of 
reUgion, to stamp afresh as it were upon the nation's life 
with firm impress the elements of true religion. 

What indeed on one hand, is more calculated to quicken 
the religious pulse of a nation's life than the spectacle 
continually before its eyes of the self-denying lives of a 
devoted clergy following in the footsteps of their Lord and 
Master? And, on the other hand, what element in our 
national and social life so prejudicial to true rehgion, so 
disastrous to the interest of the gospel, as the careless, 
slothful, ungodly lives of ecclesiastics ?,; 



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By ourselves more earnestly than by others does that 
prayer need to be prayed, *' Increase in us true religion." 
Surely sometimes we must pursue with wonder, if not 
with cheeks tingling with shame, the record of the early 
love, the early zeal, of the Christian church. 

Who amongst us, for instance, after the same interval, 
could repeat with any semblance of truth those expressive 
words of farewell which almost choked the utterance of 
St. Paul as he bade farewell to his beloved converts at 
Miletus, *' Remember that by the space of three years I 
have not ceased to warn every one of you night and day 
with tears?" 

I read these words, and I read them again, and then 
only have a faint glimpse of the might of that love and 
zeal which were ever working in the Apostle's breast. 
Three long years — thrice 365 days — ^had he passed in that 
hot-bed of idolatry, and not one single day had been a lost 
day. Never, throughout that long period, had the un- 
pleasant reflection been forced upon him, I have neglected 
my duty; I have lost a day. No, nor even a night, in 
an ordinary way of speaking. *'Man goeth forth to his 
work, and to his labor, until the evening." The evening 
is for rest, relaxation, repose. But not so in St. Paul's 
case. The interests at stake were too precious, and the 
hours of darkness, as well as those of light, were continu- 
ally redeemed to the service of his Master. In season and 
out of season, no opportunity was allowed to escape him. 

His warnings too, were universal, addressed not merely 
to the elders of the church but to all its members without 
fear or favor; but last, and most important of all, it was 
the manner in which it was done, the love which accom- 
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choked with the tears of a loving heart, which saw in 
front the terrible penalty of a broken law. This carried 
conviction to the hearts of those to whom it was addressed. 

A tearful ministry. This all-efifectual weapon won for 
the Christian church her early spoils, this proved so potent 
a force in storming the fortress of evil. The impassioned 
tears of love; yes, tears, real genuine, heartfelt tears, 
these are the appeals which move people to seriousness 
and devoutness, which cause deep searchings of hearts; 
and never yet has the church sowed in tears but she reaped 
in joy. Tears are more eloquent than words, and find their 
way imperceptibly to the hardest of hearts, for they are 
the expression of the mind of Christ Jesus ; and who can 
tell how a tearful ministry like that of St. Paul might 
stir up around us a deeper, truer Christianity, and thus 
have a mighty effect in the restraint of contemporary 
crime? 

Brethren of the laity, pray for us that true religion may 
be increased in our midst. Pray that we who possess our 
treasure in earthen vessels may be illumined with true un- 
derstanding and knowledge of God's holy word, and that 
both by our preaching and living we may show it accord- 
ingly. Pray that we may be the living epistles known 
and read of all men, that we may be as burning and shin- 
ing lights in our generation. 

We live in a trying time. Like her Master of old, the 
church has looked around and been stirred with compas- 
sion at the multitudes fainting for lack of spiritual food. 
She has done, and is now doing her best to supply the 
spiritual destitution, and of churches multiplied, beauti- 
fied, and restored, there has been a mighty increase. 

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has been both among the clergy and laity the seed sown 
of an increase of true religion, and that in the next gen- 
eration shall be found a godly seed, who, trained up in the 
fear and nurture of the Lord, shall have learned to abhor 
the thing that is evil ; when her priests shall be decked 
with health, and her saints shall rejoice and sing; when 
our sons shall grow up as the young plants, and our daugh- 
ters shall be as the polished corners of the temple ; when 
the decrease of crime shall render the circuits of the 
judges like angels' visits, few and far between; and when 
a peculiar people, zealous of good works, may be prepared 
to meet the Judge of all men, when at the last assize He 
Cometh to judge both quick and dead ? 

MULLENS 

Lineage: 
Shane Mullens, of Ballyness, near Dungiven, Co. Lou- 
donerry, having been implicated in the rebellion of 1641, 
fled to his kinsfolk, in the county of Carlow, whose prop- 
erty in that county was near Old LeighUn and the Abbey 
of St. Mullins, and had been previously confiscated. 
Shane married into the family of O'Kanes and had issue: 
Mathew; m. Anastatia Higgins, whose 
family fled from the north in 1641. 
He had issue: 

1. William Mullins. 

2. Bryan. 

1. William was an officer in King James II's army and 
said to have gone over to the English in the battle of 
Aughrim, for which defection he was rewarded a grant 
of land in the county of Waterford, but the land was 
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2. Bryan had issue a son John who died in 1786, age 
101, leaving issue: 

Michael; m. Ellen Crosbie, dau. of 
James Crosbie Esq. ; of Ballaghmyler, 
Co. Carlow, who claimed connection 
with the family of Crosbie, a descen- 
dant of whom was executed for par- 
ticipation in the rebeUion of 1798. 
Michael Mullins by this marriage had 
issue: 

Bemary Mullins (afterwards Molyneux) ; 
b. 1772; m. Bridget Hoey in 1807; d. 
1861. 



Issue: 



Michael Bernard Mullins. 

William Henry Mullins, midshipman H. 

M. S. '^Rose"; d. 1823. 
Catherine; m. Michael Balfe. 
Prances; m. 1835 John Francis Blake; 

d. 1868. 
Maria; d. unm. July 1869. 
John Mullins. 
Ellinor. 
Margaret. 
James. 
Michael. 
Catherine. 
Mary. 
Thomas. 



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Ireland to 1. Jeremiah Molyneux; m. Katherine 

Boston, O'Neil; settled at Castle Bar, Co. 

Wicklow, Ireland. 



Issue : 



Issue : 



2 — 1. Robert Jeremiah Molyneux; m. Han- 
nah Beliham; he d. 1873; shed. 1896. 

3 — 1. Michael Robert Molyneux. 

2. Patrick Robert Molyneux. 

3. Robert Molyneux; lost at sea in the 
Chatham disaster, March 17, 1902. 

4. Bridget Molyneux. 



England to 1. John Molyneux; b. 1806; m 

New York, Issue : 

U.S.A. 2 — 1. John Molyneux; m. Emma Edward; 

d. 1885, aged 79. 

2. James Molyneux. 

2 — 1. John Molyneux; m. Emma Edwards; 
she d. 1886, aged 76. 
Issue (bom in England) : 
3—1. 
2. 

3. Thomas Molyneux. 
4r. 1^'rederick. 

5. Harry. 

6. Edwin. 

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7. William Molyneux; came to America 
in 1883; m 

8. Louise. 

9. Emma. 

10. Mary. 

11. Amiie. 

3 — 7. William Molyneux ; m 

Issue: 

4 — 12. Marian Molyneux. 

13. Albert Molyneux. 

14r. John. 

15. Frederick William. 

16. Mabel Jane. 

17. Florence. 

18. Lilly. 

19. May. 

20. Emily Eate. 

21. Alice Louise. 

22. Elizabeth Eose (eight were born in 
England). 

MULLENIX (MOLYNEUX) 

This family came from France to England, then to 
America, where they settled in Virginia near Culpepper, 
C. H., about the first of the 19th century. William Moly- 
neux and two cousins. 

Samuel Molyneux. 

Nathaniel Molineux, hved in Lawrence, Mass., descen- 
dant of William Molyneux (Mullinix) Charles Mul- 

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MULENIX (MOLTNEUX)* 

1. Jesse Mulenix; m. Pamelia Tripp; 
she d. Feb. 8, 1840. 

2—2. Byron Mulenix; b. July 16, 1828; d. 

1869. 
2—3. Lydia Jane Mulenix; b. Oct. 19, 1829; 

m. Sept. 13, 1846, James M. Tripp, 

her second cousin; she was living in 

1902. 
1 — 4. Sophia Morinda; b. May 27, 1834; m. 

Isaac Cleveland. 
1—5. Martha Polly Mulenix; b. 1837; m. 

Levi Stanton. 

2 — 2. Byron Mulenix; m 



Issue : 

3 — 1. Lydia Mulenix. 

2. Jane. 

3. Hannah. 

4. Charles Mulenix (Molyneux). 
6. Byron Mulenix. 

2 — 3. Lydia Jane Mulinex; m. James M. 
Tripp. 
Issue : 

Francis J. Tripp; b. March 18, 1848. 
Janette E. ; b. Dec. 23, 1853. 
Theodore P. ; b. April 5, 1855. 
Lora E. ; b. Oct. 2, 1859. 

♦This family may have been descendants of William MuUinix (Molyneux) 
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EUaM.; b. April 4, 186 J. 

Zacheus J.; b. April 10, 1864; d. July 

2, 1893, unm. 
Qeovge A.; b. Feb. 23, 1869. 
Ernest S.; b. Jan. 25, 1871; d. July 20, 

1890, in Denver, Col. 

2 — 4. Sophia M. Mulinix; m. Isaac Cleve- 
land. 

Milton Cleveland; m. Jane Battenhouse. 
Mary E. ; m. Artemus Wells. 
Albert J. Cleveland; m. Eate Batten- 
house. 
Sophia J. ; m. Martin Battenhouse. 
Emma; m. Levi Stanton. 

Leonard Stanton. 

Harriet. 

Margaret. 

Giles. 

JuUa. 

Ida. 

Frederick. 

Jessie. 

MELLINER (MOLYNEUX) 

Thomas Melliner (Molyneux) New Haven; 1640, was a 
gr. purchas. of Branford by its Indian name of Toloke; 

removed to West Chester in 1658; wife Martha 

Issue : 

Martha Molyneux; b. July 4, 1666. 
Ehzabeth; b. June 10, 1658. 



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Patrick Henry Molyneux, son of Molyneux, 

settled in Lowell, Mass. Volunteered in the War of the 
Rebellion ; m. Emily E. Bannen in the Methodist church 
of Greenville, Tenn. Settled in California, where he died 
oE heart trouble. Mrs. Molyneux, author of '^Christ the 
Door". 



19 — 183. Robert Molyneux may have been the 
father of Daniel Molyneux, who was 
m. by the Rev. Timothy Culter, June 
23, 1741, to Mrs. Margret Mills. 



Alice Molyneux, dau. of Molyneux; m. Augus- 
tus H. McKelvey of Bridgeport, Conn. 



Flora Molineux, dau. of James R. Molyneux; m. Jauies 
E. Wickham; she was called ''The Beauty of Port Jer- 
vis''; d. Dec, 1900. 



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MAGHULL OF MAGHULL* 




Arms — 1 and*4 Maghull. 
2 and 3 Molyneux. 

William Maghull lived in ye tyme of Sr. Adam Moli- 
neus and had giuen him ye 4:th parts of ye manor of 
Maghull in ye County of Lancaster by Siemon de Halsall 
in or about the tyme of King John. 

This Will'm de Maghull is concerned to be a yonger 
Brother of the Molyneux famyley for ye sayd Simon 
called in ye Deed de Halsall, was a Molyneux, for his 
Sonne by other deed ig called WilPm Sonne of Simon de 

*The Maghull genealogy, an illuminated roll on vellum in the possession of 
Sir Henry M. Vavasour, Bart. , of Spaldington, one of the representatives of 
the Maghulls of Maghull — (In the "Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica", 
Page 300, Vol. I, will be found a copy. The Latinity of the original has been 
strictly adhered to.) 

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Molineus to whos Deed is ye same Testes as ynto Willia 
de Maghull. 
I 
Eobert de Maghull Lo. of ye 4:th parte of Maghull 

marr. dau. & he heyre to Eichard de Thornton sonne of 
Robert de Molineus who had land in Meling by gifte of 
William Sonne of Simon de Moleneus wch land Maghull 
yssue did enjoy. 



Ri. 



lichard Maghull Sonne of Robert gaue 
land to his Sister Margery sans dated and land to his 
Sonne 29 E. I. he m. Alice, dau. and heyre to William de 
Antree wch land in Aintree and the land in Meling his 
Sonne Richard and the yssue of him did afterwards posess. 
Richard de Maghull Sonne of Richard had his mother 
and grandmothers Lande in Aintree and Meling, m. 
Emotta, dau. to Robert de Reldginge de Sefton in ye 
country of Lancaster 29 E. I. and had yssue. 

de MagnuU Sonne of Richard m. the daughter of John 
Sonne of Robert de Sefton de Aintree this Jo. land was in- 
joyed by the Posterity of Maghull and thought to be his 
heyre. | 

de Maghull Lord of ye 4th parte of 
Maghull marr dau. to and had yssue, 



Ma 



laghuU Sonne of 

Lord of ye 4rth parte of Maghull marr. dau. to and 

had yssue. 

I 
Maghull Lo. of 4th parte of Maghull m. Emotta 

Sister and Coheyre to Jo. Darbyshire relict Hen. Crosse and 

Christopher Molyneux of Male She enflforced her land in 

Maghull 9 H. 5 which She had in dower 

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Thomas de Maghull de Ayn- 
tre 9, H. 5. he is called Tho. Maghull of MaghuU 4-6. H. 
6. he lived att Carrhowse in Maghull 17. H. 6. he pur- 
chased Laud in Trent &c &c m. dau. de Brittland & Anne 
his wife had yssue. 



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Thomas de Maghull Jun. 30, 21 & 27, 
H. 6. brother to Gilbert Maghull of Maghull whos dau. & 
heyre mrr. Rafe Molyneux of Maghull with whom he had 
land in Maghull Lidiate and Fazakerley ; ye sayd Thomas 
had yssue Nicholas to whom his brother Joh gaue, land 3 
E. 4r & ye sayd Nicholas Maghull of Maghull had yssue 
Mathew Maghull 

Mathew MaguU of Maghull 4 E. 4 had land 

giuen him by Thomas Lo. Stanley, he did enfeosse his 

land 23, H. 7, : he estates on his grandchild Robert, 22. H. 

8. by name of Mathew Maile-Al's MaghuU and suflfred 

a fine at 66 yrs. ould to marr. dau. to & had 

yssue. 

I 

Thomas Maghull of Ayntree Sonne & heyre to 

Mathew m. Issabell dau. of Wm. Formly 27 H. 8. she 

was alen 3 & 4 Ph 2 m. & had yssue 

Robert Maghull of Maghull Sonne to 
Thomas brother and heyre to Will'm 22 H. 8. was Foster 
of ye He of man by Gifte of Edwd. Earle of Derby 33 H. 
8. ; marr. Alice dau. to Roger Fazakerley of Fazaker- 
ley in ye County of Lancaster he dyed I. E. 6 & had 
yssue. 

I 
Richard Magull of Maghull S'ued out his livery 4 & 

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marr. Margret dau. to Henry Carlton of Fazakerley Gent. 

15 Q. Eliz. was aline 43 Q. Eliz. & dyed when he was 60 

yeare ould & had yssue. 

I 
Andrew MaghuU of MaghuU brother 

and heyre to Eichard MaghuU al's Maile 43 Q. Eliz. he m. 

Elizabeth dau, to Thomas Halsall of Melinge he dyed at 

42 yrs of age & Shee dyed at 54 years of Age & had yssue. 

Eichard Maghull of MaghuU now caUed aPs at 41 Ano 

1639 he m. Alice dau. to Wil'm Clayton of Leyland 

gent. m. 16 K. James; brother now be living & haue 

yssue. 



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^m. Maghull now called Maile sonne & heyre of 
Eichard MaghuU of Maghull aetates 20, 1639. 

DU MOULIN BEOWNE OF LEAMINGTON, CO. 
WAEWICK 

OUver John du Moulin of Brittany in the Kingdom of 
France and Moorfields, London ; married Mary, dau. and 
heir to Mark Browne, of Eastbourne, Sussez, Aug., 1772. 
He d. Nov. 19, 1780; she d. April 26, 1784, and was hur- 
ried at Abergavenery, South Wales. 
Issue : 

I. James du Moulin; b. 1773; d. unm. at Baltimore, 
U. S. A., 1821. 

II. Andrew Joseph Aloysius du Molin, of Bath, Co. 
Sommerset, Lieut. 43 Eegt., younger son; b. May, 1776; 
d. July 11, 1854; m. Elizabeth, dau. of George Dyer, who 
d. at Plymouth, June 23; bu. at Bath, June 30, 1869, in 
the same grave with her husband. 

Issue: 
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aasumed the surname of Browne in addition to those of 
Du Moulin by royal licence dated Oct. 13, 1885, as heir 
and sole representative of the family of Browne of East- 
bourne; and Mark Anthony, 9th and last Viscount Mon- 
tague; d. June, 1886; m. Rebecca Grace, dau. of John 
Canm; she d. Feb. 19, 1889. 
Issue: 

Eliza Gertrude; d. 1859. 
Charles Nicholas Du Moulin Browne, 
elder son; b. 1861; d. June, 1890; m. 
Winifrede Mary, eldest dau. of Henry 
Bacchus. 
Issue; 

Charles Joseph du Moulin; b. 1882; d. 
1882. 
* Mary Anastasia Agnes; b. 1884; d. 1884. 

Charles Anthony du Molin; b. Nov. 9, 

1886. 
Francis Stanislaus du Moulin Browne; 

b. 1888. 
Arthur Francis. 

III. Barbara Matilda Du Molin; b. 1776 ; m. 1805, Jeanne 
Pierre Louis Francois Caesar de Fages Vaumale, Baron 
de Fages of the Kingdom of France. 

IV. George Francis du Molin; b. 1812; d. 1828. 

(1849) WILL OF ANDREW DU MOULIN 

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Andrew du 
Moulin of the City of Bath, Esquire. 

In the first place I direct that my just debts, funeral 
and testamentary expenses shall be paid by my executors 
hereafter named, as soon as conveniently may be after my 



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decease, and that my funeral shall be plain and unostenta- 
tious, and conducted with as little expense as circum- 
stances will admt of. 

I give my dau., Ann Atcherly, the wife of Rowland 
Atcherly of Sheldon in the county of Devon, Esquire, 
M.D., my gold watch and chain. I give to my dear wife, 
EUza du Moulin, all my boxes which shall be in my house 
at the time of my decease, with all their contents. I give 
to my said dear wife the use of my rosewood pianoforte 
during her life, and after her decease to my said daughter, 
Ann Atcherly, absolutely. 

I give to my son Nicholas du Moulin the portraits of 
my father, mother, and myself, which I trust he will pre- 
serve and bequeath to his child or children as heirlooms. 
I give to my said son my tin box with my name thereon, 
containing deeds and papers which formerly belonged to 
my uncle. Sir Thomas Moore and my Aunt Lady Man- 
nock, together with all the same deeds and papers respect- 
ively, the first mentioned tin box and one of the last men- 
tioned boxes with their contents being now deposited for 
safe custody in the banking-house of the London Joint 
Stock Western Branch bank, 64 Pall Mall, the other box 
with its contents being now deposited for safe custody 
with my trustees Mr. Thomas Norris, Solicitor, and Mr. 
Macdonnel of 2 Bedford Row, London. 

I also give to my said son Nicholas du Moulin my four 
plated side dishes and covers on condition that he shall 
accept them in full satisfaction of any claim on me or my 
estate on account of the loss or deficiency of some half 
dozen (more or less) of old worn out silver spoons and 
forks and some other articles which were lost or missed 
some years since at my residence in Woolcombe Crescent, 



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Bath, and which he would otherwise have had at my 
death, and also oq account of my having been obliged to 
exchange some of the old worn out forks and spoons to 
the benefit of which he thereby became entitled, but not 
otherwise. 

And as to the rest, residue and remainder of my per- 
sonal estate and effects, whatsoever and wheresoever not 
otherwise hereinbefore specifically bequeathed, I give and 
bequeath unto and to the use of my said dear wife Eliza 
du Molin, her executors, and administrators and assigns 
absolutely. And inasmuch as I place entire confidence in 
her affection for our children I have no doubt she will 
make a proper and suitable division of the property be- 
tween our two daughters, Ann Atcherly and Josephine 
du Moulin, my said son being already sufficiently pro- 
vided for, and to this intent I would 43uggest to my said 
wife that in disposing of the property between my said 
two daughters it would be desirable to give the said daugh- 
ter Ann Atcherly two-thirds thereof, in consequence of 
her being married and having children, and to limit the 
said shares to the separate use of our said daughters. 

I would also suggest that in the event of the death of 
either of my said daughters in the lifetime of my said 
wife without having issue her share might with propriety 
be given to her sister. But I hereby expressly declare 
that the several recommendations, suggestions, and 
clauses hereinbefore contained shall not have the force or 
effect of imposing a trust on my said wife, or in any man- 
ner abridge or quaUf y her property and interest in my 
said estate or effects and premises any rule of equity to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

Al^o I devise to my said wife all estates, tenements and 



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hereditaments, which now are, or at he time of my de- 
cease, may be vested in me as a mortgagee or trustee, 
subject to the trust and equities affecting the same re- 
spectively. And I hereby nominate and appoint my said 
dear wife Eliza du Moulin, Executrix of this my Will and 
hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time here- 
tobefore made, I do declare this to be my last will and 
Testament. 

In witness whereof I have to this will contained in two 
sheets of paper and to a duplicate thereof contained in 
like number of sheets, set my had this twenty-eight day 
of November in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight 
hundred and forty-nine. 

Signed and declared by the said Testator Andrew du 
Moulin as and for his last Will and Testament in the pres- 
ence of us present at the same time who in his presence 
at his request and in the presence of each ther have here- 
unto subscribed our names as Witnesses. 

Andrew du Moulin. 

Granville Hill, Solic, Bath. 

Joseph Perkins, his clerk. 



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NOTES 
HOWARD, VISCOUNT WICKLOW 

The Eight Honorable Robert Howard, Viscount Wick- 
low and Lord Clonmore, of Clonmore Castle, in the 
county of Carlow succeeded his father June 26, 1789, 
unm. The time of this family's coming from England 
cannot be ascertained, but it has long been seated at Shel- 
ton, in the county of Wicklow. 

John Howard, Esq. ; m. 1636 Dorothea Hasels, and 
dying in England in 1643, left one son Ralph; b. in 1637. 
His widow returning to Ireland sometime in the year 1656, 
resided at Shelton, till her death, which happened in the 
year 1684. 

Ralph Howard, Esq., M.D., then only son, succeeded 
at Shelton. He m. in 1667, Catherine Sotheby, eldest 
dau. of Roger Sotheby, Esq., of Birdfal, in Yorkshire, and 
had issue four daughters and eight sons, none of whom 
were married or survived their father, who d. in 1710, 
and their mother in 1722, except the six following: 

Frances, wife of Sir Robert Kennedy, of Mount Ken- 
nedy, in the Co. Wicklow, Baronet. 

Catherine, the wife of Sir Thomas Molyneux of Castle 
Dillon, in Co. Armagh; Baronet. 

Dorothea, the wife of Dr. Anthony Dopping, Lord 
Bishop of Ossory. 

Hugh, the eldest of the three surviving sons, s. at Shel- 
ton, and m. the heiress of General Langston. He was 

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paymaster of the board of works, and keeper of state 
papers in England, where he most resided imtil his death 
in 1737. 

William, 3d son, was chosen in 1727 to represent the 
city of Dublin. He d. 1728 and Ues bur. in Parish Ch. of 
St. Bridget, Dublin. 

Robert, 2d son; b. 1683; s. on death of his elder brother 
to Shelton. He was consecrated Bishop of Killale in 1726, 
and m. in 1724, Patience, dau. and sole heir of Godfrey 
Boleyne of Fennor, Co. Meath, and d. in 1740; his widow 
d. 1764; issue 2 daus. and 3 sons. 

Mary; m. John Stoyte, and had issue Mary Countess 
Dowager of Darnley; m. 2d Robert Butler, brother of 
Humphrey, Earl of Lanesborough. 

Catherine; m.l760 John Earl Erne of Crum-Castle. 

Hugh, LL.D., 2d son; d. unm. 

Robert, LL.D., 3d son; m. 1767 Sarah, dau. of Mon- 
tague Lambert ; issue Robert, Sarah. 

Ralph; s. at Shelton in 1740; created Baron Clonmore 
of Clonmore Castle, Co. Carloe, July 21, 1776, and Vis- 
count Wicklow, July 12, 1785; m. Aug. 11, 1755, Alice, 
dau. William Howard of Castle Forward, Co. Donegal, 
by his wife Isabelle Stuart of the noble family of Bute, 
in Scotland; issue, Robert William Howard, who has 
taken name of Stuart, pursuant to will of his maternal 
grandfather, and in March, 1737 m. Eleanor, dau. of 
Francis Eaufield, brother to the Earl of Charlemont. 
Issue : 

Hugh. 

Boleyn. 

Henry. 



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Stewarta. 
Isabella. 
Catherine. 
Mary. 
His Lordship d. June 26, 1789; s. by eldest son (2) 
Robert. 

Motto 

''Certum Pete Fincm." 
" Aim at a Sure End." 

Chief Seats— Shelton near Arklow and Castle Tor- 
ward, Co. Donegal. 



NOTICE 

At a meeting of the undersigned Trustees of Gilford 
Academy, it was voted that the subject of education be 
brought before the citizens of this village and vicinity, 
with the hope that something might be done to place the 
school in a more elevated situation than it is at the pres- 
ent time. 

We therefore give notice, that there will be a meeting 
for that purpose at the Court House in Guilford, on Mon- 
day the 3d day of December next at 6 o'clock P. M. All 
in the neighboring towns and villages who feel an inter- 
est in the improvement and extended usefulness of this 
institution, are earnestly and respectfully invited to attend. 
John K. Young, James Molineux, 

Lyman B. Walker, Chares Parker, 

John T. Coffin, William Blaisdel, 

Daniel Gale, B. F. C. Emerson, 

Joseph P. Atkerson, B. F. Emerion, 
Jonathan Folsom, Daniel M. Gale, 

Woodbury Melcher, W. C. Clarke. 

Trustees. 



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This notice was printed at the Advocate office, Oilman- 
ton, Dec. 20, 1838. 



There was a recovery suffered, reign of Mizabeth, 
wherein Eobert Fletcher and John Lascells, Gent., claimed 
against John Molyneux, Esq., an estate, 2 Mess, 2 Tofts, 
I Dovecote, 2 Garden, 100 A. land, 10 meadow, 20 pasture. 



Boston Tax List, 1687. — John Mollingin, single man 
carpenter, lodgeth at Widdow Neales. 



From the History of Georgeton college. District of Col- 
umbia, Eev. Eobert Molyneux, 2d president of the Society 
of Jesus, in 1793-96; also president in 1806-8; called 
Father Molyneux; b. in Lancashire, England, June, 1738, 
entered the Society of Jesus, 1757. In 1806 with authority 
of Pope Pius VII, he was appointed Father Superior. 



Louis XIV. — Among the names of foreign refugees in 
Ireland were De La Melloniere, De Moulin, MoUnes, MoU- 
ner, De Moulins, Mullins, Molineux, Molyneux. Among 
the Huguenot families naturalized in England and Ire- 
land, reign of Charles II and Queen Anne, was that of 
William and Mary Moliner. 



Pennsyi. 21—260. MOLYNEUX REUNION 

vania At a reunion of this branch of the Molyneux 

Branch, family held at Millview in 1903 speeches were 

u. 8. A. made by the president, Charles E. Woodhead, 



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Rev. S. F. Frazier of Seneca Falls, N. T., and Rev. James 
H. Bowen, of Millview. A memorial service was held for 
the two deaths that had occurred during the year: Mrs. 
Harriet Molyneux, wife of Charies Bird, and Miss Anna 
Bell Rowe, dau. of Margret Molyneux and Ezra Rowe. 
The oflficers chosen for the ensuing year were: 

President, C. E. Molyneux, of Dushore, Pa. 

Secretary, S. D. Molyneux, of Millville, Pa. 

Treasurer, 0. N. Molyneux, 

Historian, David Molyneux 



History of the Siege of Boston, and of the Battles of 

Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill, by Richard 

Frothering, Jr. 

In this book we see Samuel Adams, James Otis, War- 
ren, and Molyneux.. caucusing in a distillery count- 
ing room, ''a very small one," too, crawling up into 
** Tom Dawes garret ", and there '* smoking of tobacco 
till you cannot see from one end of the garret to the 
other ". But we do not undertake to say when and 
where *^ the child of Independence" was conceived, 
though John Adams has told us, '* when and where it 
was born." 



Copy of a Royalist Handbill, Distributed among the 
BRmsH Soldiers at Boston, Sept., 1774: 

To the Officers and Soldiers of His Majesty^s Troops in 
Boston : 

It being more than probable that the King's Standard 
will soon be erected, from rebellion breaking out in this 



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province, its proper that you soldiers, should be acquainted 
with the authors thereof and all the misfortunes brought 
upon the province, the following is a list of them, viz. : — 
Mess. Samuel Adams, James Bowdoin, Dr. Thomas 
Young, Dr. Benjamine Church, Capt. John Bradford, 
Josiah Quincy, Major Nathaniel Barber, William MoUe- 
neux, JohD Hancock, William Cooper, Dr. Chauncey, Dr. 
Cooper, Thomas Cushing, Joseph Greenleaf , and William 
Denning. The friends of your King and country, and of 
America, hope and expect it from you soldiers, the in- 
stant rebellion happens, that you will put the above per- 
sons immediately to the sword, destroy their houses and 
plunder their effects ; it is just they should be the first 
victims to the mischiefs they have brought upon us. 

A Friend to Great Britain and America. 



Eichard Mullens, name in the muster roll of the com- 
pany under command of Thomas Westbrook, Esq., from 
July to Dec. 1722-25. 

John MoUns, sentinel on muster roll of Capt. John 
Penhallon, 1725. 

American prisoners at Forton prison, England, 1777-79. 
James Mullen, a prize of the ship Eeprisal Continental, 
committed Aug. ye 9th 1777. 

Among the list of American prisoners committed to 
the Old Mill prison, England, during the war, I find the 
sloop Comet taken in 1780, a part of the crew committed 
Jan., 1781, among the men one Fred MoUnox. 

Monmouth's Eebellion of 1685 

Lists of the '* Convicted Eebels " sent to the Barbadoes 
and other plantations in America. 



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Sir Wm. Booth's list of prisoners to Barbadoes, Som- 
mersetshire — Oeorge Mullens of Lanton (Molyneux). 

Sir Wm. Eose's list — amog the invoice of 68 men — ser- 
vants shipped on board — Capt. Chas. Gardnier in ye Ja- 
maica Merchant for accot^-of Mr. John Rose & Combe, 
they being sold for ten years — Eobert Mullens (Molyneux). 

Transported to Virginia — embarked in the Primrose — 
Capt. Duglass, July 27, 1835, John Molen, Edward Mul- 
leneaux, Aug., 1635, John Mulleneaux, Oct., 1679. 

Dec. 20, 1679, William Molyneux (MuUeneux) had 17 
negroes, 10 hired servants, and apprentices, brought ser- 
vants and negroes in the Parish of St. Michaells, 1680. 

Mrs. Mullinax, ac. 7 — 3 negroes. 

Richard Molyneux, ac. 9 — negroes 6. 

Year 1638 

Among the early inhabitants of Barbadoes I find Rich- 
ard Mulleneaux, David Mulliner, George Mullens, William 
Molineux. 

Thomas Mulliner of Branford. 

Falmouth, May 16, 1723, John Mullens unfit for 

service, dismissed 



Cape de Arenas — Molyneux Gix)be 

Molyneux Map, 1600. This map which claims attention 
in that projected by Wright and engraved by Molyneux in 
1660. This map is celebrated as being the " New Maps " 
referred to by Shakespere in *' Twelfth Night " (Act 3, s. 
2). The map shows the influence of the English who 
had colonized Virginia and indicates also that new ideas 
had been acquired respecting New England. This is very 



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evident from a comparison of the map with a globe made 
by Molyneux over his globe. 

The improvement of the map of Molyneux over his 
globe in 1592 is very significant and instructive. A de- 
scription of this map will be found in N. England History 
and Gen. Eegister, Vol. XXXV, 1881. 



Account of the Ancient Chapel of Toxeth Park, Liv- 
erpool, FROM 1618, CROXTETHPaRK 

Toxeth Park was the property of the crown, from the 
reign of King John, until the year 1004, or nearly 400 
years. About this period a number of farmers, or culti- 
vators of the soil, of Puritan proclivities, settled on the 
land. These inhabitants soon gave a tone and character 
to the whole district, the influence of which was perpe- 
tuated. 

One memorial of this olden time remains, namely the 
'' Ancient Chapel ", built for those Puritans, '^ the first 
chapel," says Mr. Davis, '' connected with dissent in the 
neighborhood of Liverpool." The present structure, built 
a century ago, stands on the site of the original chapel, 
some of whose important characteristics are preserved, 
while the burying ground remains intact. 

These early settlers in the Park though Puritan in their 
principles, did not formally absolve themselves from alle- 
giance to the mother church; the time for this open dis- 
sent had not arrived. Sir Eichard Molyneux, a Eoman 
Catholic, created a baronet in 1811, had purchased Toxeth 
(Croxteth) Park, and with a liberality worthy of com- 
mendation, so unusual in his day, granted land to these 
Puritans whereon to set a chap«l, which was built prob- 



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ably, in 1618, or about the time of the settlement of the 
Rev. Richard Mather, then first minister. 

After the ejection, the chapel continued to be held by 
the dissenters as a Presbyterian meeting house. Eventu- 
ally the members became Unitarian in their sentiments. 

It is somewhat remarkable that the Society at Toxteth 
Park, over which the Rev. Richard Mather was settled as 
the first minister in 1618, and the church at Dorchester in 
New England, where he was installed in 1631, as the first 
minister of the church after its reorganization, should 
have become and still remain Unitarian in their views. 

Two lines from epitaph in the church records : 
** Hard to Discern a Difference in degree 
'Twixt His bright Learning & Pietie." 

We are informed that *' his people at Toxeth were 
devoted to him and loath to let him go, but duty seemed 
clear to them, and to him, and he departed." 



Sephton or Sefton 

The seat of the Molyneux's at Sefton has long since 
been demolished, but the church is a handsome Gothic 
building, with a choir and stalls richly carved, and some 
tombs of the family. The family removed to Coxteth. 

'* Mr. Molyneux, a knight of great lands, 11 miles from 
Prescot dwelleth at a place called Coftoflfe (q. Coxteth ?), 
Tokstoflfe (Tockseat), a park of the King's hard by his 
house. ' ' (Camden. ) 



Sefton 
Sefton before the conquest had 13 manors in it of 3 
Borats, with Volney, Gladuin, and Uluric had the land 
whereof was on Car. This afterwards became the Fee of 



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William Feveral, and there four Vill. two Bord. had two 
Car. There was a church, and 3 acres of meadow. In 
Elder time val. 8 s. When the conquerors survey was 
taken, 10 s. 

There was a recovery, — 4 Elizabeth of these two manors 
(Brenly and Brunnesley) wherein John Byron Knt. and 
Francis Molyneux claimed against Eobert Fletcher and 
Edward Stephenson, who called to warrant Robert Agatha 
alias Middleton. This Eobert Molyneux son of Gilbert, as 
also Francis his younger brother, buried at Sefton. Aug. 
10, 1558. Robert, buried there May 8, 1567, was father 
of William. Lineage. 

John Byron; m. Ann, dau. to Richard Molyneux of 
Sefton, Co. Lane. 

Robert Molyneux 

William de Molyneux; fr. fen— Vivian 
Adam 



Item from Pedigree of Norres of Speaee 

I doe understand by recorde that Roger Garnet held ij 
carycates of lond in Speake amongst other lands in the 
Shyre, & that these ij carycates I fynd that R. Garnett 
gave with his doughter in f re marriage to Richd. MoUeneaux 
of Crosby & Hynd that Molyne thereby tooke on hym to 
bee half lord of Speake. But out of these 2 carycates I 
fynde that MolyneUx for service doone gave to Sundry 
men, and by deeds... seres lond, whereof came to my an- 
cestor in Certaine of his quyte, acres lond I find that Wm. 
Molyneux gave by deed, without date, gave to Erneys, 
citizen of Chester and all his londes in Speake with Johan 
his doughter in liberum maritagium & was a quarter lord 



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in Speake afore ys said ther this is in a Coppie verbantum 
after Sir Wm. Norres Owne hand writing. 



Armagh is the magnificent seat of Sir Capel Molyneux, 
Bart. In the center of the demesne is an extensive lake, 
surrounded by verdant hills. Two obelisks were erected 
here; one by the primate to commemorate the order of 
Saint Patrick, the other by Sir Capel Molyneux in honor 
of the Volunteers of Ireland. (Camden.) 

The family estates at the death of Sir Capel Molyneux, 
seventh Baronet, extended over 16,560 acres, of the esti- 
mated annual value of £10,000. 



Guilford, Loseley House, was built by Sir Christopher 
More 1562- 1568 by marriage in the Molyneux family. 
(Camden.) 



In the Genealogy of Ferdinand III and Alphonso X of 
Castile and Leon, will be found the record of Alphonso 
surnamed infans Lord Molina, 1272, wives: 

1 dau. of Alphonso. 

Telez de Meneses. 
2. Monsalda. 

Perez Lady of Molina. 
Issue: 

Mary, wife of Sancho IV, King of Cas- 
tile and Leon. 
Johannali, wife of N. Count of Lux. 
Ferdinand* a monk-bishop of Zamora. 

*This Ferdinand Molina may have been the priest-founder of the family of 
Molyneux, as Spanish history and record gives French marriages and estates. 



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Monumental inscriptions from the Church of Horsted 
Keynes, Sussex: 

MOLYNEUX 

Near this place lieth the body of 

EiCHARD Wyatt, Esq. 

Sometimes of Freemans in the Parish. 

He died in Jan., 1763. 

In the 64th year of his age. 

Also the body of Susanna, his wife, daughter of the 

late Sir Thomas Molyneux, Bar., of Lose- 

ley, in the Co. Surry. 

She died the 29th day of June, 1774. 

In the 74th year of her age. 



Sir Richard Molyneux, Knight & Dame Elenor, his 
wyflfe, whose Soules God pdon. 

Dame worshope was my guide in life 
And did my doings quite; 
Dame virtue left me alone, 
When Soule from body hyed. 

And thoughe that deathe with dinte of Darte 
Hath brought my corps on sleepe 
The etemall god. My eternall Soule, 
Eternally doethe Keepe. 



Upon a brass plate on a tomb, which forms the floe of 
an ancient seat near one of the windows is a Latin inscrip- 
tion, '^ Pray for the Soul of Margrette, dau. of Richard 
Molyneux, formerly wife of John Dutton." 



On a flat marble in the Chancel are inlaid the effigies in 
brass of Sir WilUam Molyneux and his two wives, with 



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their representative arms over their heads, and underneath 
his own shield quartered in two other coats, besides that 
of Molyneux. With the motto " Endoit devant ", on a 
brass plate is an inscription to the memory of ^^ Guliel- 
mus Molyneux ", of the date 1548. 



Harriet Molyneux, natural dau. of the late Glen. Thomas 
Molyneux, Bart., of Castle Dillon, Co. Armagh, m. Sir 
Thomas Phillips and d. 1832. 



Sacred to the memory of Capel son of Maj. Gen Thomas 
Molyneux and Ehzabeth, his wife, of Castle Dillon in the 
Co. Armagh in the Kingdom of Ireland, who departed 
this life at Chesterham the 23d of June, 1822, in the 18th 
year of his age, and whose remains lie interred in a vault 
in the North side of the church. To the many virtues 
and departed worth of the most dutiful affectionate and 
estimable of sons this inadequate tribute has been erected 
by his afiflicted and disconsolate parents. 



Emily, dau. of Gen. Thomas and Elizabeth Molyneux, 
died June 25, 1832; remains interred in the catacombs of 
St. Martins in the Fields, London. 



Anne Molineux, second daughter of Sir John Moly- 
neux by his first wife, Isabel Markham, was buried in the 
church at Barnby, where, against the south wall of the 
chancel, near the door, is an altar tomb of freestone, 



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having on the sides the arms of Molyneux, a cross moline, 
and another shield, a lion rampant, with the inscription: 
'' Here lyeth interred the corps of Anne Molyneux, 2d 
daughter to Sir John Molyneux of Teversal, in the county 
of Notts, Knight and Banoret. Which Anne departed 
this life 8d day of November, 1633, 8etatis suae xxvii." 
" Whom God doeth love, of them he makes his choice 

To wait on him, and here hath stilled her voice, 

That with him it might be raised hyer 

To sing Halleluiahs in his holy quyer." 



Inscription on the tomb of Sir William Molyneux (d. 
1289). 

^* Hie jacet WiU'us Molyneux 
Bannerettus f actus in Gasconia 
cum illustri Principe Edmundo, 
dicto Gibbosa com : Lancastrie. 
M. C. 0. F. XXXIX. 



Epitaph on the tomb of Sir William Molyneux, who 
was made Knight Banneret in 1367, after the Battle of 
Navarret : 

" Miles honoriflcus Molyneux subjact intus: 
Tertius Edwardus dilexit hunc ut amicus. 
Fortia qui gessit, Callos, Navarrosqe, repressit, 
Hinc cum recessit, morte feriente decessit. 
Anno milleno trecento septuageno. 
At que bis junge due, sic pent omnis homo." 



Sir Francis Molyneux; d. the 12th day of March, 1741, 
aged 86. Dame Diana his wife, the daughter of John 
Howe, Esq., of Langar. She had by him seven sons and 



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three daughters, and departed this life the 8th day of 
January, in the year of our Lord, 1718, in the 60th year 
of her age. 

Happy in the conjugal, 
not unhappy in the parental state, 

they ended their days in peace 

and in full assurance of a blessed 

Eesurrection. 

Sir Charles Molyneux, Bart., fifth son and heir, put up 
this monument to the memory of the best of parents. 



In the brass of another stone in a church at Hawton. 

In your charities pray 

for tl\e Soules of Wm. Molyneux and Margret, his wife, 

there Childrens Soules & All Christian Soules, which 

Wm. departed present life the last day 

of Oct. 1641. 

There are the Molyneux arms with a crescent. 



In the Chancel on a piece of brass, upon a little plain 
stone was. 
Of your Charity pray for the Soules of Robert Molyneux, 

Esq., and Dorothy his wife, which *Eobert deceased 
13 April, 1539. 



In the Chancel of St. Giles at Bruges on a white marble 
slab inserted in the floor of the chapel of the Holy Virgin 
with arms (az.) in a fesse (or) between three gold finches 
in chief & 2 in base (proper) three Mullets (qu.) Helmet, 
mantling and Vreath- 



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D. 0. M. 

Sepultura Liber (a) 

FamilJaB 

WiUulmi G (oold) 

Ibemi 

ex enclyta ac vetesta (apud) 

Corcagiense (s) 

Prosaipea, olim Scholae B (ogardicae) 

Gubermatore (s) 

Henies ecclesial jS^detui 



In the Church of the English Austons Nuns, concealed 
by the fine painting of the Holy Family which hangs 
against the North wall, is an inscription commemorative 
of Lady Mary Herbert of Powis, Viscount-ess Montacute, 
and Sister Lady Lucy; d. Oct. 30, 1745 (Lady Mary, dau. 
of Wm. Herbert 1st, Marquess of Powis); m. 1st Hon. 
Richard Molyneux, eldest son of Caryll, 3 Vis. of Mary- 
bough, Earl of Sefton. 



Verse taken from the old ballad, '' The Scottish Field," 
a poem on the Battle of Flodden, to the device of an 
eagle's foot having been worn as a badge by the Lancas- 
ter levies who fought in the battle under the command of 
Sir John Stanley and Sir William Molyneux. 

With Sir William Molyneux, 

with a manful meany*. 

Theis freakesf will never flee 

for feare of no weapon. 

But they will stick with their standarts 

♦Troop. fMen. 



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in their stele weedes, 

Because they busked them at Berwick 

that bolded them the more." 



Epigram upon the Times 
I 
When Molyneux came first to Town, 
With colors and what not; 
'* See! where the rebels come, see there," 
Exclaims an angry Scot. 

II 
" Eebels," quoth John, '' I've often seen 
At Tyburn where they hang 'em, 
Why, Sawney, look ! in all this crowd 
There's ne'er a Scot among 'em." 

— Lynn Magazine, 



Sheriffs 

Ricardus MoUineux, Lancashire 1397 

Edmund Molineux, Buckinghamshire... 147 6 

Thomas Molineux, arm., Lancashire 1476 

Sir Richard Molineux, Knt., Lanca8hire..l556 

Francis Molineux, Derbyshire 1566 

Francis Molineux, Nottinghamshire 1581 

Sir Richard Molineux, Knt., Lancashire.. 1589 
Sir Richard Molineux, Knt., Lancashire..l597 

John Molineux, Nottinghamshire 1609 

Sir John Molineux, Knt. and Bart 1611 

Francis Molineux, Mansfield 1662 

Darcy Molineux 1687 



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Sir Charles Molyneux, Bart 1748 

Rigby Molyneux 1749 

Crisp Molineux, Norfolk 1767 

George Molineux, Staffordshire 1791 

Sir Capel Molyneux, Bart. Armagh 1867 

DIGNITIES OF THE CHURCH 

BISHOP 

Adam Molineux, LL.D, Chichester 1445 

DEAN 

Adam Molineux, Salisbury 1441 

ARCHDEACONS 

Adam Molineux, Salisbury 1440 

James Molineux, Richmond 

CANONS 

Henry Molyneux, Exeter 1489 

John William Henry Molyneux, Ely 1874 

PREBENDARIES 

Edm. Molineux, Minor Pars Altaris 1518 

Sarum— Valor f. 2 

R, Molineux 1621 

Edward Molineux, Faringdon 

William Hamilton Molineux, Wobaston, Col- 
legiate church of St. Peter, Wolverhampton. 1831 
George Fieldhouse Molyneux, Wobaston 1840 



LORD LIEUTENANTS 

Caryll, 3d Viscount Molyneux, Lancashire. 
Charles William, 3d Earl of Sefton, ditto. 
William Philip, 4th Earl of Sefton, ditto. 



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CASTELLANS OF LIVERPOOL 

William de Moulins, William I. 

Vivian de Moulins, William II. 

Robert de Moulins, Stephen. 

Sir Eichard Molineux, Henry V and VI. 

Sir Richard Molineux and Richard his son, Henry VI, 

1441; when the office was made hereditary in bis 

family. 
Richard Molineux, Esq., Henry VI and Edward IV. 
Thomas Molyneux, Edward IV. 
Lawrence Molyneux, Henry VII. 
Sir Edmund Molyneux, Elizabeth, 1684. 
Sir Richard Molyneux, Elizabeth, 1688. 
Richard, VisCount Molyneux, James I. 



MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT 

Sir John Molyneux, of Crosby — Grand Council at 
Westminster, 17 Edward II. 

Ricardus Le Molineux, de Croseley Miles — County of 
Lancaster, 1312. 

William de Molins — County of Buckingham, 2d Parha- 
ment at Gloucester, Richard II. 

Ric. Molyneux — County Lancaster, ditto. 

Edmund Molyneux — Ludlow, Parliament at Westmin- 
ster, 1 Edward VI. 

Richard Molineux — Liverpool, 6 Elizabeth, 1663. 

John Molineux — County Notts, 1563. 

John Molineux — Liverpool, 1585. 

Richard Molyneux — County Lancaster, 1686. 

John Molineux. 

Richard Molineux. 

Sir Thomas Molineux, Knt., 1592. 

Sir Richard Molineux, Knt., 1603. 



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Samuel Molyneux — Mallow, Ireland, 1613. 

Daniel Molyneux, Strabane — 1613. 

Sir Richard Molineux, Knt. and Bart., 1628. 

Adam Molyneux — Longford, 1660. 

William Molyneux— Dublin 1691 

William Molyneux — Dublin University, 1694. 

Eight Hon. Samuel Molyneux — Dublin University and 
Borough of Bossiney, England. 

Thomas Molyneux — Preston, Lancashire, 1695. 

Sir Francis Molyneux, Bart., of Teversal — County 
Notts, 1701-2702. 

The Eight Hon. Sir Capel Molyneux, Bart. — Clogher, 
1761, Dublin University. 

Gteorge Molyneux — Granard. 

Crisp Molineux— King's Lynn, 1784. 

Charles William, Viscount Molyneux — South Lanca- 
shire, 1832. 



In the list of the Nobility and Grentry in the County 
Palentine of Lancaster, from the time of Henry VII to 
the accession of William III, published in Barnes's His- 
tory of Lancashire, appear the names of: 

Molyneux of Sephton. 

Molyneux of Thornton. 

Molyneux of Eainhill and Hawkley. 

Molyneux of Wimberley. 

Molyneux of Thorpe. 

Molyneux of Combscough. 

Molyneux of Shipton. 

Molyneux of Larbrick. 

Molyneux of Kirton. 

Molyneux of Crosby and Woodhouse. 

Molyneux of New Hall. 



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1027 No. 1. Robert Molyiieux — the same also borne by 
Vivian, Adam, Eobert, Simon, and William 
Molyneux. 

No. 2. Arms of Maghull and Molyneux. 

No. 3. William Molyneux, 1066. 

No. 4. Eobert Molyneux, 1199. 

No. 6. Molineux of Hawkley. 

No. 6. Earls of Sef ton, English Branch. 

No. 7. Thomas Molyneux, Irish Branch. 

No. 8. Rev. Sir Charles Molyneux of Castle Dillon, 
Irish Branch. 



List of Rectors and Vicars of Walton-on-the Hill, com- 
piled by Baines from the Episcopal Registers: 

Date of Institution Rectors and Vicars By whom Presented 

August 4, 1543 Anthony Molineux, R. Sir William Mollyneux 

September 6, 1557 Anthony Molinexe, R. Sir Richard Molinexe 

March 24, 8 Elizabeth William Hesketh, V . Alexander MoUinex 

May 9, 1621 Nevil Kaye, V. Alexander Moleneux 

June 22, 1639 Andrew Clare, R. Richard Moleneux 



TAKEN FROM THE " DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY " 

Molyneux, Williams Thomas ; b. 1793; midshipman in the 
navy, 1805-11; ensign 4 foot 14th Feb., 1811 ; Lieut. 
77 foot 28 Feb., 1812 ; Captain 16 Sept., 1819 ; placed 
on h. p., 25 Oct., 1821; took additional Surname of 
Williams 1836; L. G. 31 March, 1866; K. H. 1836; 
d. 9 Holies St. Cavendish Square, London, 10 May, 
1871. 

Molyneux, William; F. G. S. ; Author of " Burton-on- 
Trent, its history its waters and its breweries,'' 



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1869; to R. Plant's " History of Cheadle, Leek," 
1881, he contributed '' The Cheadle Coalfield," pp. 
277-311; d. Durban, Nathal, 24 Oct., 1882. 

Molyneux, Henry William John, Sir; 8 Baronet; brother 
of Capel Molyneux, 1804-77; b. 23 Jan., 1819; ed. 
Trin. Coll. Camb. 27 Wrangler, 1841; B. A. 1841 
V. of St. Peter, Sudbury, Suflf., 1856 to death 
hon. Canon of Ely Cathedral, 1875, to death 
succeeded his cousin as 8 Bart. 24 Jan., 1879; au- 
thor of '' What is a Christian ? " 2 ed. 1853; '' A 
letter to the bishop of Ely or the rights of all par- 
ishioners to the use of the Church," 1856; ^' Sym- 
bolism not formalism ", 1857; 2ed. 1857; '' Preach- 
ing the gospel to the working classes impossible 
under the pew system," 1858; '* The Altar and the 
lights on the altar," a correspondence with Bishop 
of Ely, 1865; '' Vivisection," a speech 1876; died 
at Sudbury vicarage 5 March, 1879. 

Molyneux, Capel ; eld. son of John Molyneux, Gravel Hill, 
Salop; b. Loseley mansion Surrey 2 Dec, 1804; ed. 
at Ch. Coll. Camb., B. A., 1826; in the army; C. 
of St. Mary's Woolwich, 1842-50; minister of the 
Locke chapel, Harrow road, London, 1850-60; V. 
of St. Paul's, Onslow, 1860-72; author of ''Lec- 
tures delivered in the Locke chapel ", 1 852 ; " Geth- 
semane," lectures delivered in Lent, 1864; '' Broken 
bread, short comments for family use," 1855; 
''Lent Sermons," 1860; "A farewell address to 
the Congregation of St. Paul's, Onslow Square," 
1872; died at Cannes, 27 Dec, 1877. 

Molyneux, Thomas; b. 1803; double bass player ; a piano* 
forte manufacturer; invented the MoUneux Action 



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for pianos,, patented 28 April, 1860 ; managing di- 
rector of St. James hall, London, many years; d. 
London, Jan. 31, 1891. 

Camavon, Earl of, (Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert); 
b. in London, Eng., 1831 was appointed Gov. of 
Camavon Castle in 1854. In 1858 he became un- 
der-secretary of state for the colonies in the admin- 
istration of the Earl of Derby, and in 1859 visited 
the East. The feuds of the tribes in the Lebanon 
had broken out in a massacre of the Christians, and 
the Earl gave the world the benefit of his investi- 
gations in an interesting work, entitled the *' Druses 
of the Lebanon ". His plan for the confederation 
of British N. America colonies passed both Houses 
of Parhament in 1807. 

Molineux, Esq., John, companion of the Most Honorable 
Order of the Bath; b. 1822, son of Thomas Moly- 
neux of Madeley in the Co. Salop; created compan- 
ion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, 1887. 

Molyneux, Brig. Gen. George Hand More, C. B. D. S. ; son 
of Lieut. Col. A. More Molyneux, H. E. I. C. S. ; 
1851; entered army 1870; became Capt. B. S. C. 
(now I. S. C.) 1882, Major and Brevet Lieut. Col. 
1890, and Col. 1894. Served during Afghan war, 
1878-80, in command of Jesailchie corps (medal); 
with Soudan Expedition 1885; present at Actions 
of Haske Takdui and Tamai (medal with clasp bronze 
star); withBurmah Expedition 1885-9 as D. A. A. 
G. ; mentioned in dispatches; medal with clasp 
D. S. C. ; Brevt. Lieut. Col. on N. W. Frontier of 
India 1897-8 as A. A. M. G. for Intelligence; was 
in Egypt 1885; mil. attache at St. Petersburg 1890- 



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92; and A. Q. M. Q. (Intelligence) in India 1893-8; 

is in command of a 2d class dist. with rank of Brig. 

Gen. ; m. 1889 A. J., dau. of C. D. Mathews Esq., 

of the Bower Haverin, Alte Bowers, Essex; or — D. 

S. 0. 1899; C. B. (Mil.) 1900. 
Mouns or Monyn, John, sometimes Molyu, may have been 

of the family of Molyneux, descended from Sir 

Simeon de Molyneux (Monyn) Knt. of Castle Mayon 

in Normandy, who attended William the Conqueror. 

With this family are found all the family names of 

the family of Molyneux. 
New Rochelle — Rev. Jean Joseph Brumeau de Moulinars 
came to New York before 1718 (said to be the son of Jean 
Brumand, Sieur de Moulinars, pastor of the Church of 
Chatellerant, France, 1683). He was of the family of 
De Molyns (or Molyneux), which found refuge in Holland, 
where he appears as a candidate for orders in the Reformed 
Church. He was a man distinguished for unblamable life 
and conversation. Mr. Moulinars was caUed as assistant 
to Mr. Rou, who refused to go to New Rochelle either to 
preach or administer sacraments. In the Documentary 
History of New York there exists two accounts of The 
persecutions in France, which ensued upon the Edict of 
Nantes and drove the Protestant subjects of Louis XIV 
into the territories of other princes. The most opulent set- 
tled in the city of New York, others went into the country 
and planted New Rochelle, and a few settled at New Paltz, 
Ulster Co. Mr. Moulinars died in New Rochelle in 1714, 
ministering to the little congregation of French dis- 
senters. 

On pages 175, 176, Vol. Ill, Collectanea Topographica 
et Genealogica. — On the Charter of Transfer of the Pat- 



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ronage of the Hospital of St. Cross by Winchester, from 
the Prior of St. John of Jerusalem to Eichard Bishop of 
Winchester, in 1185. Attached to this document are three 
very perfect seals, the first that of Roger de Molens, Custos 
or Master of the Hospital of Jerusalem, appended by a lace 
of yellow silk. It is of lead, circular in form, one inch 
and a quarter in diameter. One side, a figure kneeling 
before the double cross, and between them the letters 
A.M.; Legend + EOGERIUS CUSTOS; on the other, + 
HOSPITALIS JERUSALEM, with a representation of 
the Holy Sepulcher, and the Savior's body therein. This 
is engraved in the Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. CIII.ii.305; 
together with that of another Master of the Hospital, 
bearing similar designs. 

Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica. Page 124, 
Vol. in. — Sir John Molyns was lord of the neighboring 
manors of Stoke Pogies, Brill, Dalchet, Henley, Crippen- 
ham, &c., &c. There is much respecting him in Kennet's 
Parochial Antiquities; as well as in Dugale's Baronage, 
where it is stated. Vol. ii, p. 146, that among the posses- 
sions restored and confirmed to him in 20 Edw. Ill was 
the patronage of the Abbey of Bumham, which seems in 
contradiction to the free right of choosing their Own Ab- 
bess granted to the Nuns by No. 7 of the present Char- 
ters. But Molyne was so valuable that the house was 
probably willing to waive the right conveyed by Earl Ed- 
ward's Charter and accept a new patron upon receiving 
such a benefaction. See remarks on the Abbey Seal, p. 
131, where it says: '* The device is of course the common 
one of Christ crowning his Spouse the Church. The arms 
are those of the second founder (see note on p. 124), Sir 



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John de Molyns, viz, Sable, on a chief argent, three lozen- 
ges gules," &c., &c. On page 126, same book, "Grant 
of pardon to the Abbess, for receiving without license 
certain lands from John de Molyns and Roger le Strange, 
20 Edw. I [I, 1346." See page 24 (6—26). 

Molyneux, Thomas, b. May 14, 1759, at Manchester, 
taught by Henry Clarke Byron's short-hand; before 
he was 17 had become a writingmaster and teacher 
of accounts in King Edward VI Grammar school at 
Macclesfield; resigned that situation in 1802 and 
died at Macclesfield Nov. 15, 1850, age 91. He pub- 
lished *' An Abridgment to Mr. Byron's Universal 
English Short- hand," London, 1796. In the edi- 
tions published in 1829-1838 the portrait of the au- 
thor engraved by Raffe from a painting by Scott is 
prefixed. 
Rev. Robert Molyneux, 2d President of the Society of 
Jesus in 1798-6, also president in 1806-8; called Father 
Molyneux; b. in Lancashire, England, June 24, 1738; 
entered the Society of Jesus 1767; in 1806 with authority 
of Pope Pius II was appointed Father Superior. — From 
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NOTES AND CORRECTIONS 

6 — 16. Adam de Molyneux is supposed to be the 
knight who is portrayed in the glass of 
the three windows in the upper part of 
Bridgenorth Church, in the county of 
Salop, in antique mail, clothed with a 
surcoat and girt, with his sword and 
spurs; over which is an equilateral 
triangular shield, on which the arms of 
Molyneux are depicted. He was in com- 
mission for the perambulation of forests, 
in the 12th year of King Henry HI. 
He married Lettice de Brenley. 
Page 18 (2 — 1) William Molyneux (Molines) said to, 

have taken his title from a town of the Bourbonnais in 

France. 

Page 19 (4 — 7) Eobert Molyneux was granted from Ste- 
phen, Earl of Boulogne, afterwards 
Bang of England, the manor of Lither- 
land, Lancashire, for 14s. per annum. 
The Molyneux family have ever since 
retained possession of this lordship. 
Eobert Molyneux, otherwise Eobert de 
Mulas, gave the manor of Keurdon in 
marriage with his sister to Sinward, the 
son of Anti. 
Page 20 (6—11) Simon of Thornton. 

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Page 21 (6 — 16) Robert — held of his father five oxangs 
of land in Thornton by knight's service. 

Page" 27 (8 — 39) had other children, Thomas, who m. 
Maud Pemberton; and Petep. 

Page 29 (11—58) of Wynneresley. 

Page 31 (12 — 62) had other sons, Peter and Simon. 

Page 81 (12—68) of Guerdale, Constable of Chester. 

Page 33 (12—60) should be 12—62. 

Page 36 Bork, should read York. 

Page 87 (14—70) should be 14—72 ; had also a son Henry. 

Page 42 (16—100) d. 1592 instead of 1552. 
Page 42 (17 — 114) m. for third wife Frances Fletcher, 
daughter of Robert Fletcher, and had 
issue: 
18 — 857. Francis Molineux, of Stoke Bardolph. 

858. Robert Molyneux. 

859. John. 

860. Mary. 

Page 42 (17 — 117) m. his cousin Jane, dau. of Richard 
Molyneux of Sef ton, by whom he had 
a son. 

Edward Molyneux (27 — 252) who set- 
tled at Mansfield, and m. Alice 

He was buried May, 1704, and his wife 
Alice, Sept. 23, 1704. Issue of this 
marriage : 
19—862. Anne; b. 1696. 

863. Edward Molyneux; b. 1697, 

864. Francis; b. 1700, 

865. Mary; b. 1704. 



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Page 48 (18—138) John Molyneux of Thorpe, Knight of 
the Shire; in 1502 m. Anne, dau. of 
John Lascelles of Qrasford, Notts, and 
had issue:. 
19—866. Edmund Molyneux of Thorpe. 

867. Thomas Molyneux ; m. Katherine 

Issue twin daughters, Anna and lasbella. 

868. Gervase Molyneux; m. Anne, dau. of 
Sir William Moting. 

869. John Molyneux of Farnton, near New- 
ark ; m. Euth Delwood. 

870. Christian. 

871. Fayth. 

872. Margaret Molyneux; m. 1st, Leonard 
Lovelace, of Hever, Kent; and 2d, 
Thomas Clarke, of Hyde Abbey, near 
Winchester. 

Page 48 (18-141) Euthland* Molyneux; m. 1st, Mary 
Bevercotes; m. 2d, Frances, dau. of 
Eichard Timperly, of Hintlesham, Nor- 
folk. 

* Ruthland Molyneux was, it seems, a recusant, and a grant of lease of two 
parts of his manors and lands was made June 4, 1622, to Dan Wood and Rich. 
Andrews, in tinist for payment of his debts, and maintenance of his wife and 
children, a rent of £20 being reserved to the King. 

Gilbert, Earl of Shrewsbury, in a letter dated Sheffield Lodge, August 26, 
1709, addressed to Lord Salisbury, sends information of an accusation brought 
against Ruthland Molyneux by Lady Markham, the most ** pmgmatical -headed 
lady in these parts of England." "She, Sir John HoUis, and his chaplain, 
Chapman, have all a grudge against Molyneux." Questions whether this in- 
formation be not a plot to drive him from this part of the country. (The 
estate of Bevercotes with other lands, was sold by Rnthland Molyneux to the 
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Issue: 
19 — 873. Ruthland Molyneux, of Little Markham; 
m. JaDe Rayner. 

874. Nicholas. 

875. Edmund. 

876. Marke Molyneux; m. Anne, dau. of 

Meires, of Lownd Hall, Nottingham- 
shire. 

877. Frances. 

878. Margaret; m. Edward Henshaw, of 
Fledboiough, Co. Notts. 

879. Anne. 

19 — 869. John Molyneux of Farnton; m. Euth, 

dau. of Delwood, of Ossington, 

Co. Leicester. 
Issue : 

20—880. Paul Molyneux. 

881. John Molyneux. 

882. Fayth Molyneux; m. EJdward Jermio, 
of Branton, Huntingdonshire. 

883. Mary. 

884. Anne. 
886. Elizabeth. 

Page 51 (19—166) d. in 1597 instead of 1507. 

Page 58 (19—158) should be 153. 

Page 60 (20— 215) William Mullens (Mohnes, Molyneux). 
from Dorking in Surrey (merchant). Dr. Griffin .in his 
narrative, '' The Pilgrims in their Three Homes, England, 
Holland, America," cites the name of '' Mullens" as a 
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Page 64, Henry Blaydes of Molyneux should read Henry 
Blaydes Molyneux. 

Page*64 (19—182) should be 19—192. 

Page 71 (23—823) Franklin should read Franklyn. 

Page 73, Pierre (A) should be (a) Pierre. 

Page 105, Marqius should be Marquis. 

Page 198, before 27—579 should be entered 29—785 
Ellen Molyneux. 

Page 202, St. Paul's cathedral, Syracuse, N. Y. 

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APPENDIX 

GLEANINGS AFTER A HARVEST OF TWENTY 
YEARS IN ROMAN FIELDS 

BY MARIE ADA MOLINBUX, A.M., PH.D. 

Contributed to the Woman's Branch of the World's Congress Auxiliary in the 
Department of Philology -Edited by Elizabeth A. Reed, Chairman 

Roman history seems to the student a kind of dignified 
fairy tale written in a formal language, once — so they 
say — the everyday tongue of the people whose life and 
adventures are therein narrated. Certain brave deeds 
and noble men attract him and fire his imagination, but 
generally it is only when he is years older that he realizes 
the immense fact that it is all as true as any history. 
More and more are we coming to know that the main facts 
are not misstatements, and that, often, the details are 
correct (or explainable), and this is due to the studies of 
the archaeologists. 

Every letter of an almost obliterated and shattered in- 
scription receives the most earnest attention of those 
recognized the world over as authorities by reason of 
native and cultivated gifts. 

The discoveries in relation to Roman language and liter- 
ature are like the illustrations to a book, brightening, ex- 
plaining, and attracting the attention of those otherwise 
indifferent. ^ 

The soil of Rome is as a paUmpsest overwrit with the 
ideas of many generations, and Uke a palimsest requires 

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the tenderest, most pious care, since among the records of 
a nearer and a present age are to be found the injured and 
incomplete chronicles of the time when Rome was in her 




Marie Ada Molineux, A.M., Ph.D.; dau. of 22—804 

prime. What beautiful relics, when regarded as mere 
works of art, have been disinterred, rehcs that aid the 
student of literature so manifoldly. The remains of 
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use, are to the student] of the Latin language, literature 
and history, as studied to-day, what the body is to the 
mind. The one is incomplete without the other ; there is 
constant action and reaction. These records of the past 
could not be interpreted without the aid of philology, nor 
could philology, in turn, be so satisfactorily unfolded with- 
out the help of archaeology. 

The Archceological Commission. — In May, 1872, the 
Municipal Council of Rome appointed an Archaeological 
Commission, its members being the Chevalier Augusto 
Castellani, the Marquis Nobili-Vetelleschi, Commander 
Rosa, Baron Viscounti, Commander de Rossi, Chevalier 
Viscounti Count Vespignani (architc^ct), and Professor 
Lanciani. The Commission was particularly interested in 
the discovery, presentation, and reproduction by plans 
and drawings of all incongraphic remains of the ancient 
city. Those that have been denied the inestimable privi- 
leges of personally assisting in the work must draw all 
information from the records of this commission, of 
which the secretary is the civil engineer and professor in 
the University of Rome, so pleasantly known to Ameri- 
cans, Rodolfo Lanciani. Almost immediately was begun 
the publication of an illustrated bulletin, a mine of in- 
formation to those interested in archaeology. 

In any scientific investigation nothing is too trival to 
note. Much can often be learned, the uninitiated are as- 
tonished to be told, by *' masons' marks ", by the seals 
stamped or carved by workmen upon various portions of 
their work. The lead pipes put in by those long-dead 
plumbers still retain the name of workmen (they were 
not afraid in those days that their work would be blame- 
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the emperor during whose reign the pipes were inserted. 
It is a regret that so many thousands pounds of lead were 
remelted for modern use before the importance of its ex- 
amination was realized; but Professor Lanciani has done 
marvels with the material at hand in locating so many 
estates, and thus in filling the vacant space on the map of 

Rome 

The defacement of some of our own public buildings 
may possibly be viewed with more lenient eye3 when 
Macaulay's New Zealander shall be searching for informa- 
tion regarding a people and nation that have vanished. 
Not that we expect to vanish, but did the ancient Bomans 
deem it possible that their tremendous empire ever could 
dwindle to a memory ? 

.Important Gains. — When we glance along the list we 
see that the gains to our certain knowledge during the 
past twenty years have been enormous. 

1. The great Servian Wall has been traced throughout 
and portions of it are now visible in forty different places. 
The most important clues were discovered during excava- 
tions necessary for laying out a new quarter of Rome, 
and there were also offered to the inspection of the Com- 
mission innumerable tombs of early dates and houses of 
various epochs. In the destruction of the beautiful Gar- 
dens of Sallust and the most priceless adjacent portion of 
the Servian Wall, gunpowder was necessarily used, so well 
did the ancient masons do their work. A stone from this 
wall now rests in America by the tomb of Lincoln. 

2. The entire valley of the Forum Romanum has been 
excavated. 

3. The House of Vestals was a most valuable discovery 
in 1883-84:. It is in more perfect condition, as a whole, 



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than even the Pompeian houses, having a portion of its 
second story. Besides its importance in deciding matters 
of topography, there were other causes for congratulation, 
for their came to light eleven life-size statutes, twenty- 
seven busts and heads, fifteen pedestals, with inscriptions 
describing the life of the high-priestesses, five historical 
inscriptions, and many other treasures, including eight 
hundred and eighty-five coins. 

4. In some respects still more important was the identi- 
fication in 1886 of the Begia, the Fane or sanctuary of 
the Pontifiex Maximus, together with the Domus Publica 
taken from the Pontifex by Augustus and given to the 
vestals. 

5: Horace speaks of a flood from the Tiber reaching the 
Temple of Vesta ; hence, wrongfully, a temple in the Fa- 
rum Boardium was thus denominated. The terrible flood 
of 1877 showed the old power of the Tiber and made the 
poet's words again correct, for the real temple was recent- 
ly rediscovered, since it was partially demolished and hid- 
den after its discovery in 1549. 

6. Perhaps the most remarkable of all acquisitions to 
our historical data was obtained from the extensive ceme- 
tery on the Esquiline. This told that in an early, even a 
prehistoric epoch, there was a settlement here, and in it 
the Etruscans, that people of whom we know so little, 
were the most numerous, and indeed the civilizing ele- 
ment. Among the most valuable objects unearthed were 
some rare vases of Greek shapes and Egyptian decoration 
in vitreous enamels. These vases were evidently acquired 
through Phoenician traders, or else were made in potteries 
created by them. It is interesting to note that in this 
cemetery were found real scarabaei ; thus we are forced to 



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perceive the intimate relations with Egypt. Many Egyp- 
tian relics have been found elsewhere. 

7. The line of the Nova Via has been determined. 

8. The Gardens of Maecenas, the Temple of Claudius 
on the Caelian, the vaulted arches of the Aqua Virgo, the 
Tiberine Emporium, have all come to light and yielded 
various treasures, valuable both as regard their art and 
historical significance. 

9. The real form of the Rostra of Julius Caesar is now 
known. 

10. -Many notable mausoleums have been excavated. 

11. About seven hundred feet of the Cloaca Maxima, 
between the Forum Augustum and the Forum Romanum, 
have been cleared. 

12. A very interesting wharf or mole on the left bank 
of the Tiber, not far from the Bridge of St. Angelo, was 
discovered in 1891. It was built for the unloading of 
marble, probably by Augustus. 

13. The Porta Salutare has been accurately located, a 
point of great importance in the topography of Rome; 

14. Discoveries on the Capitoline place the Arx, or Cita- 
del, on its proper peak, the northern. 

15. About three hundred and ninety feet beyond the 
Sistine Bridge, were found, in 1887, the ponderous founda- 
tions of a bridge, of the existence of which we were en- 
tirely ignorant. Near it was an inscription certifying that 
the embankment of the Tiber had been repaired '' ad Pon- 
tem Agrippae ". The natural conclusion is that these were 
the foundations of Agrippa's Bridge. 

16. The location of the Comitium and Curia has been 
placed beyond doubt. 

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has been discovered, excavated, and destroyed. It still 
contained wares, such as lentils, and about six hundred 
cubic feet of elephants' tusk ivory was also yet there. 

18. The barracks of the Imperial Guards, the Equites 
Singulari, have been found, containing more than forty 
inscriptions on pedestals of ex voto offerings by the hon- 
orably discharged. 

19. The barracks of the Fifth company of the Vigiles, 
or Watchmen, who united three professions, being police- 
men, firemen, and lamplighters, have come to light. 
They numbered at times at least seven thousand and had 
their most palatial barracks in' the different quarters of 
the city assigned to their care. 

20. The position of the altar of Dis and Proserpina is 
now known. 

21. The hitherto unrecognized remains of the Temple 
of Augustus are identified. 

Granite Obelisk. — In addition to these reaUy monumen- 
tal gains in twenty years, are countless lesser in size, but 
of an importance not at all in proportion. Among the 
gleanings that we may add to our store are brief notes of 
only a few. 

Of these one of the most interesting is the granite obe- 
lisk bearing the cartouche of Rameses the Second, that 
with many other choice relics of ancient Egypt, was dug 
up from the Temple of Isis and Serapis. 

Architect's Tomb. — An architect's tomb of three stories, 
decorated with marble bas-reliefs of buildings he designed; 
the foundations of the arch of Augustus; traces of the 
incendiary fire mentioned by Livy as having taken place 
B. 0. 214, in the Forum Boarium ; the pilaster for meas- 



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uring the waters of the Tiber, all these have their signifi- 
cance. 

Statue of Terra. — A statue of Terra, the personifica- 
tion of the Earth, and with a dedicatory inscription is a 
work of especial rarity, since seldom is a dedication found 
to ** Mother " Earth, nor is the figure often represented 
otherwise than in bas-relief; this is of great dignity and 
beauty of pose. 

Tivo Monuments. — Two monuments of the worship of 
Fortune were unearthed upon the Quirinal, a female statue 
and an altar with an inscription; these are of peculiar 
value as helping to locate the '^ Street of the Three For- 
tunes ", so named by ancient writers because of the three 
temples to the goddess thereon. 

Busts and Heads. — Among the objects of art in the 
form of busts or heads, generally the sole remaining por- 
tions of statues, although occasionally there are entireties 
in design, are notable representations of Juno, jS^sculap 
ius, Minerva, Bacchus, Jupiter Ammon, while of por- 
traits there are examples s|iowing the effigies of Faustina 
the Younger, beautifully executed ; of Pompeia Plotina, 
wife of Trajan, a fine face with serene and lofty expres- 
sion; of the Empress Manila Scantilla, and one of her 
daughters, Didia Clara, a sweet, sad face. There is also 
a superb bust of Commodus as Hercules, of a fine, slightly 
self-satisfied expression — a countenance which arouses 
wonder that its prototype could have so heartily enjoyed 
the butchery of the amphitheatre; another represents 
him as a youth in armor. 

A fine bust of Flavia, the wife of Constantine, is a 
very rare discovery, since portraits of her are uncommon ; 
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of Antoninus Pius (1877), and a second (1880), of remark- 
able power; two bronze heads of most beautiful work- 
manship, but unfortunately much injured by time and 
circumstance, without doubt likenesses of Nero and Cali- 
gula... A superbly sculptured bust of Antonia, daughter 
of Mark Anthony and mother of Germanicus and Claudi- 
us; ...an exceedingly noble bust of Anacreon, an admira- 
ble work of spirited pose, most felicitously confirming the 
name given to a fine statue found in 1835, and so denomi- 
nated on the authority of an early Greek coin. 

Statues and Bvsts with Color. — Of statutes and busts 
showing traces of applied color, the most worthy of re- 
mark area Venus Andadyomene, a bust of Jupiter... 
Much of the beautiful stucco was painted or gilded, and 
often the hair of a otherwise white statue was gilded. 

The evidence is considerable that the Romans did de- 
grade some of their marble sculptures by polychromatic 
decoration; this is not strange when we remember the 
tendency of the period of their greatest magnificence to 
" paint the lily '\ 

Other Statues and Oroupes. — Of statues or groups to be 
mentioned in passing, one is that of an orator with his 
' scrina of books ; another at first called a Venus, but by 
some named Atalanta, a figure of expressive modeling 
and excellent workmanship, lacking the arms which were 
evidently in the act of binding the hair;... and a (fourth) 
quite unique statue of Marsyas at the moment of his 
flaying, of a rare realism because cut in a red-veined 
marble, really superb piece of sculpture. 

Animal Figures in Stone. — Comparatively few animals 
have been found, but those are all of especial merit. A 
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model;... a magnificent eagle of natural size with out- 
spread wings. 

Notable Sculptures. — Two very interesting figures are 
of magistrates of the fourth or fifth century. One is 
colossal, evidently a portrait, and the other, found two 
months later near the same place, is smaller, of a younger 
man with rather a sad expression in exactly the same at- 
titude, that of giving the signal for starting in the circus 
...At another place during the reconstruction of a private 
house there was unearthed, at a depth of fifteen feet he- 
low the surface a wonderfully preserved group of the 
three Graces 

Bronze Statues. — The mention must not be forgotten 
of three magnificent bronze statues preserved most re- 
markably, and all coming to light in 1886. One was of 
the first century, a charming figure of Bacchus, the others 
had apparently been carefully concealed from plunderers 
in some far-off age and their resting place forgotten. One 
was a seated figure of a boxer, and the other a stately 
standing eflBgy of a man, supposed to have been Philip the 
Fifth of Macedonia; both are specimens of early Greek 
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INDEX 

Part I, Members of the Molyneux Family 
MOLYNEUX, including those who spell the name this way. 



Abram, 92 

Ada May, 124 

Adam, 75 

Adam, 117 

Adam, Col., 132 

Adam, LL.D., 34 

Adam, lord of Speke, 19 

Adam, of BuUymulvey 

Adam, of Moig House, 135 

Adam, of Sefton, 22 

Addie E., 138 

Adolph, 141 

Agatha, 30 

Agnes, 21 

Agnes, 48 

Agnes Mary Matilda, 165 

Alaida May, 142 

Albert, 121 

Albert, 138 

Albert, 292 

Aleanor, 29 

Alexander, 59 

Alexander 218 

Alexander, M. D., 65 

Alice, 21 



Alice, 26 

j^ice, 50 

Alice, 74 

Alice, 176 

Alice Amy, 202 

Alicetine, 228 

Amanda, 112 

Amos Newton, 92 

Andrew Mitchell, 251 

Ann, 43 

Ann, 125 

Ann Eliza, 65 

Anna, 67 

Anne, 47 

Anne, 74 

Annie, 36 

Annie, 50 

Annie, 198 

Annie, 218 

Anthony, 50 

Anthony, 175 

Anthony, 248 

Anthony, of Marking, 257 

Arthur, 218 

Arthur, 244 



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Arthur, John Berkeley, 188 
Atha, 143 
Atha L., 128 

Barton S;, 142 

Beauford, 226 

Beauford Allen, 228 

Benjamin Arthur, 226 

Bridget, 43 

Bridget, 48 

Bridget, 58 

Bridget, 74 

Bruce, 140 

Bryan William, of Hawk- 
ley, 255 

Bryan William Hockenhull, 
256 

Capel, 166 

Capel, 215 

Capel, Sir, 222 

Capel, in Holy Orders, 41 

Capel Fobes, 226 

Caroline, 244 

Caryell Craven, 214 

Caryell Richard, 214 

Caryll, 98 

Cassandra, 244 

Catherine, 38 

Cecil Maria Charlotte, 188 

Cecil Richard, 222 

Cecil Sefton, 181 



Cecil Thomas, 250 
Charles, 47 
Charles, 141 

Charles Berkeley, Capt., 188 
Charles Henry Berkeley, 188 
Charles Ross, 126 
Charles WiDiam, 130 
Charles William, 143 
Charles; William, Sir, 187 
Charles William, lord lieut., 

165 
Charles William Hy ton. Vis., 

208 
Charles William Hyton, 220 
Christopher, 31 
Christopher, 244 
Clara Adelaide, 141 
Clinton 142 
Constance, 188 
Crisp, 248 
Crisp, 250 
Cyrus, 121 

Daniel, 73 

Daniel, 154 

Daniel, iron merchant, 92 

Daniel, Ulster King of Arms, 

116 
Darcy, 51 
Darcy 47 
David, 124 
David Silas, 126 



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Diana, 47 
Dorothy, 53 

Earl, 141 

Earl Hamlin, 140 

Easter Ellen, 125 

Echline, 217 

Edith, 39 

Edith Leontine, 202 

Edmund, 38 

Edmund, 47 

Edmund, 54 

Edmund, lord of Thorp, 40 

Edmund, of Melling, 64 

Edmund, of Sandfield, 252 

Edmund of Thorp, 42 

Edmund of ye Wood, 48 

Edmund, of ye Wood, 64 

Edward, 55 

Edward, 106 

Edward, 140 

Edward, Rector of Sef ton, 42 

Edward Charles, 223 

Edward Hanore, 165 

Eleanor, 40 

Elianore, 163 

Elinore, 50 

Eliza, 218 

Elizabeth, 38 

Elizabeth, 42 

Elizabeth, 43 

Elizabeth, 64 



Elizabeth, 96 
Elizabeth, 109 
Elizabeth, 219 
Elizabeth, 226 
Elizabeth, 294 
Elizabeth Rose, 292 
Ellen, 30 
Ellen, 50 
Ellen, 55 
Ellen, 139 
Ellen, 175 
Elmer, 129 
Enoch, 128 
Ernest, 217 
Ernest Thomas, 226 
Esther, 58 
Esther, 73 

Flora, 129 
Florence, 140 
Frances, 50 
Frances, 74 
Frances, 76 
Frances, 105 
Francis, 19 
Francis, 41 
Francis, 53 
Francis, 59 
Francis, 95 
Francis, 119 
Francis, 138 
Francis, 143 



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Francis, 217 
Francis, 268 
Francis George, 189 
Francis, of Mansfield Notts, 

46 
Francis, Sir, 77 
Francis, woolen draper, 47 
Frank, 177 
Fred, 129 

George, 124 
George, 142 
George, 167 
George, Esq., 249 
George, Lieut., 250 
George, Rector of Compton, 

244 
George Berkeley, Hon., 215 
George Berkeley, Lieut. Col., 

165 
George Fritz Herbert, 251 
George King Adlecorn, Sir, 

215 
Georgianna Eveline, 140 
Gertrude Eleanor, 208 
Gilbert, 41 
Gilbert, 75 

Gilbert, of Pemberton, 19 
Gwendoline, 247 
Guy, 143 

Hannah, 104 



Harold, 142 

Harriet, 128 

Harriet, 190 

Henrietta Anne, 247 

Helen, 120 

Helen Cecilia Berkeley, 189 

Henry, 21 

Henry, 38 

Henry, 56 

Henry, 126 

Henry, 126 

Henry, of Cranbom, 258 

Henry Blaydes, of New Ha- 
ven House, 64 

Henry Harrington Rich- 
mond Howard, 164 

Henry Hervey, commander 
R. N., 214 

Henry Richard, Lieut. Col., 
166 

Henry Stuart, 226 

Howard William, 216 

Howard WiUiam, 225 

Hugh, 218 

Hugh William Osbert, 

Isabel, 40 
lasbella, 20 
Isabella, 247 

Jabez Moss, 141 
Jackson, 93 



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Jackson, 126 


Joan, 40 


Jacob, 140 


John, 26 


James, 28 


John, 29 


James, 65 


John, 49 


James, 66 


John, 95 


James, 106 


John, 108 


James, 121 


John, 121 


James, 126 


John, 137 


James, 181 


John, 155 


James, 218 


John, 163 


James, 232 


John, 174 


James, Archdeacon of Eich- 


John, 218 


mond, 39 


John, 291 


James, author, 116 


John, B. A., 198 


James, gent., 199 


John, brass founder, 168 


James, surgeon, 93 


John, Knight of the Bath, 31 


James Kennedy, 226 


John, Lord, 30 


James More, Esq., 244 


John, monk, 21 


James More, J. P., 244 


John, rector of Sef ton, 40 


Jane, 54 


John, Sir, 108 


Jane, 66 


John, Sir, 192 


Jane, 76 


John, soldier, 24 


Jane, 158 


John, tailor, 41 


Jannette, 55 


John, weaver, 54 


Jennie, 129 


John, weaver, 60 


Jennie, 138 


John, of Tiarlaugh, 155 


Jennie, 143 


John, of Teversall, 19 


Jeremiah, 291 


John, of Teversall, 58 


Jerome, 155 


John, of Teversall, 60 


Jesse, 55 


John, of Teversall, 76 


Jesse, 125 


John, of Teversall Notts, 22 


Joel, 126 


John, of Thorp, 48 



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John Charles, of Castle Dil- 
lon, 223 
Joseph, 51 
Joseph, 150 
Joseph, 219 
Joseph B., 177 
Joseph W. B., 220 
Joseph Soloman, 141 
Julia, 210 
Julian, 22 
Julian, 75 

Katherine, 30 

Laura Jenette, 125 
Lee Bryant, 142 
Levi, 73 
Levi, 1)2 
Lewis, 72 
Lloyd Anson, 125 
Lora, 143 
Lucinda, 120 
Lydia, 123 
LydiaR., 139 

Mabel, 142 
Maria, 50 
Maria, 120 
Maria Jane, 210 
Margaret, 50 
Margaret, 75 
Margaret, 124 



Margaret, 127 
Margaret, 141 
Margret, 38 
Margret, 40 
Margret, a nun, 39 
Martha, 51 
Martha, 294 
Martha Arloa, 120 
Matthew, 51 
Matthew, 174 
Mary, 53 
Mary, 105 
Mary, 119 
Mary Alice, 100 
Maud, 143 
Maud, 228 
Michael, 55 
Michael, 117 
Michael, 135 
Michael, 155 
Michael, 108 
Michael, Lieut. Col., 05 
Mildred, 141 
Moses, 104 
Muriel, 31 
Murray, 120 
Murray, 143 
Myrtle, 142 

Nathaniel, of West Haugh- 

ton, 40 
Nellie Z., 129 



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Nicholas, 30 
Nicholas, baron, 26 

Obed, 92 
Osbert Cecil, 208 
Oliver, 258 
OrvilleJ., 140 

Patrick, cattle trader, 155 

Patrick Peter, 155 

Pauline, 92 

Peter, 21 

Peter, 30 

Peter, 48 

Peter, 72 

Perry, 129 

Pierre, 49 

Pierre, 56 

PhiUp Horace, of MalUng 

House, 274 
Polydore, 47 
Priscilla (Molins), 61 

Rachel, 126 
Ray, 143 
Raymond, 140 
Rebecca Maria, 158 
Richard, 23 
Richard, 29 
Richard, 37 
Richard, 38 
Richard, 49 



Richard, 58 

Richard, 59 

Richard, 74 

Richard, 92 

Richard, 105 

Richard, 137 

Richard in Holy Orders, 113 

Richard, knight, 34 

Richard, knight, 46 

Richard, parson of Sefton, 

31 
Richard, pilgrim to Rome, 

31 
Richard, Sir, 39 
Richard, viscount, 75 
Richard, of Alt Grange, 

107-119 
Richard, of Crosby, 20 
Richard, of New Hall 
Richard, of Sandhill, 257 
Richard, of Sefton, 21 
Richard Frederick, Lieut., 

208 
Robert, 17 
Robert, 22 
Robert, 23 
Robert, 34 
Robert, 36 
Robert, 38 
Robert, 39 
Robert, 43 
Robert, 49 



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Robert, 65 

Robert, 66 

Robert, 126 

Robert, 160 

Robert, of Hawton, 40 

Robert, of Prince Edwc'ird's 
Island, 55 

Robert, of Roxbury, 113 

Robert, of ye Wood, 49 

Robert, butcher, 41 

Robert, Captain, 42 

Robert, Comte de Meulin, 18 

Robert, gent., 50 

Robert, gent, 58 

Robert Anthony, 202 

Robert Cecil Arthur Fenton, 
64 

Robert Henry, 47 

Robert Henry More, Vice- 
admiral, 246 

Robert Rice, 204 

Robert de, 19 

Robert de, 20 

Roger, 29 

Roger Anthony, 215 

Roger Gordon, Lieut., 214 

Roger de, 22 

Roger de, 26 

Roger, Col., 77 

Rose Mary, 208 

Ruthland, of Woodcotes, 
48 



Samuel, 120 

Samuel 199 

Samuel, of Castle Dillon, 134 

Samuel, astronomer, 145 

Sapcoat, 48 

Sara, 55 

Sara, 59 

Sarah, 66 

Sarah, 89 

Sarah P., 126 

Scroop, 47 

Simon, 20 

Simon, 22 

Simon, 23 

Sophia, 92 

Staniforth, 51 

Staniforth, 52 

Steven, 73 

Sumyra G., 141 

Swyrd, 19 

Theodore, 225 
Theodosia, 95 
Theodosia, 139 
Thomas, 31 
Thomas, 40 
Thomas, 55 
Thomas, 59 
Thomas, 75 
Thomas, 112 
Thomas, 120 
Thomas, 131 



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Thomas, 162 
Thomas, 167 
Thomas, 175 
Thomas, 201 
Thomas, 218 
Thomas, 253 
Thomas, 256 

Thomas, of Croxteth, 130 
Thomas, of Houghton Pri- 
ory, 38 
Thomas, of Oglough, 21 
Thomas, of Woodhouse, 60 
Thomas, celebrated warrior, 

33 
Thomas, governor of Wick- • 

low, 116 
Thomas, Knight of Sefton, 

49 
Thomas, physician-general, 

152 
Thomas, sailor, 190 
Thomas, silk spinner, 278 
Thomas, Sir, 39 
Thomas, Sir, 41 
Thomas, Sir, 94 
Thomas, Sir, 190 
Thomas, Sir, 242 
Thomas Seel, 164 

Walter, 140 

Walter Lionel Berkeley, 189 

Warden, K., 126 



Watson, 


140 


Wesley, 


139 


Wilburi 


L., 228 


Winifred, 126 


William 


23 


William 


, 29 


William 


38 


William, 


44 


WiUiam, 


49 


William, 


51 


William 


58 


WilUam, 


66 


William 


133 


WilUam 


, 136 


William, 


138 


William 


, 146 


William 


, 158 


WiUiam 


, 169 


WilUam 


, 177 


WilUam, 


199 


WilUam 


, 200 


WilUam, 


201 


WiUiam 


, 218 


WilUam 


244 


William 


255 


WilUam 


, 292 


WilUam, 


Boston, Mass., 167 


WiUiam, 


of Loughmogue, 


175 




WiUiam, 


of Sefton, 21 


WiUiam, 


of Sefton, 33 


Wmiam, 


author, 16 



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William, Captain, 18 
William, Captain, 73 
WiUiam, iron merchant, 73 
William, Knight, 26 
William, Knight, 31 
William, Knight of Sefton, 

21 
William, jr.. Major, 167 
WilUam, philosopher, 135 
William, priest, 115 
William, publisher, 163 
William, rector of Trund- 

ham, 217 
William, silk merchant, 118 
WiUiam, Sir, 27 



William, the " Ingenious 
Molyneux *', 144 

William, viscount of Ger- 
mouston, 93 

WilUam, weaver, 77 

WiUiam, weaver, 96 

WaUam Arthur, 223 

WiUiam Berkley, 188 

William, Charles Francis, 
Major Gen., 192 

William Manley, 142 

WiUiam More, 22 

WUliam Philip, Earl of Sef- 
ton, 206-9 

WiUiam PhiUp, Sir, 165 



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MOLINEUX 
Alfred, 164 
Agnes, 52 
Alice Louise, 58 
Alice Mary, 279 
Ann, 51 
Annie, 163 
Apsley Brett, 278 
Arthur Ellison, 280 

Benjamin, 274 

Caroline, 267 
Caroline Adams, 207 
Charles Edward, 279 
Charles Henry, banker, 

276 
Charles Hurlook, 279 
Charles Peck, 52 
Cordelia, 272 

Dorothy Eagene, 281 

Edward, 109 
Edward Leslie, 181 
Eliza, 79 
Eliza, 103 



MOLINEUX 
Ellen, 163 
Emma, 163 
Francis, 268 

Frederick, 273 

George, 51 

George, 272 

George, 273 

George, 275 

George Fitzherbert, 274 

George EockfeUow, 52 

George William, 278 

George William. Frank, 278 

Gisborne, F.R.C.L, 268 

Harold Parminter, 281 
Harriet, 163 
Henrietta, 102 
Henry, 99 

James, 79 
James Henry, 277 
James McHard Kast, 98 
Jane, 82 
John, 51 



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MOLTNEUX 
John, 265 
John, 270 

John Edmonson, 275 
John Hardman, 277 
Joseph, 78 
Joseph, 270 
Joseph, 271 
Joseph, 274 

Leslie Edward, 207 
LeVan, 52 
LeVan, 53 

Mai^aret, 79 
Martha Ann, 51 
Mary, 51 
Mary, 79 
Mary, 103 
Mary Ann, 266 
Mary Elizabeth, 268 
Mary Jane, 279 
Mary Staniforth, 52 

Richard, 269 

Richard, 267 

Robert, 78 

Robert, 79 

Roland Burnham, 208 

Sarah, 79 



MOLINEUX 
Thomas, 273 
Thomas, of Beechfield, 277 

Walter Lang, 207 
WiUiam Hamilton, 276 
William, Hardman, 278 
William Pemberton, 278 
MOLLINEAIJX 
Allen, 71 
Allen R., 70 
Ann, 67 

Benjamin, 67 

Calvin, 71 
Charles, 71 

Elizabeth, 67 
Eugene, 72 

FrankUn H., 70 
Freddie, 71 
Henry, 67 
Horseman, 67 

Irwin, 113 

Jesse, 66 
Jesse, 67 
Jesse, 72 



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MOLLINEAUX 
John, 66 
John, 72 
John J., 70 
Josephine, 113 

Mary, 70 
Martha, 67 
Moses, 78 

Phoebe, 70 
Royal, 67 
Eoyal, 70 

Sarah, 70 
Solemna, 71 

Walter, 71 
William, 67 - 
WilUam, 71 
Wright, 72 

MULLENEAUX 
Andrew, 90 
Charlotte, 90 
Edgar, 91 
Edgar S., 90 
Edward Howard, 113 
Harry E., 91 
Jesse, 90 
John, 90 
Joseph, 104 



MULLINEAUX 
Mary Easter, 90 
Richard, 89 
Richard, 90 
Richard H., 91 
Stephen, 90 
Stephen, 89 

MOLYNEUX 
William Mullens (Molins) 
Molyneux, 61 

MULENIX 
Byron, 293 
Jesse, 293 
Sophia M., 294 

MULLIN8 

Alexander, Dr., 59 
Frederick William, 259 
Matthew, 289 

MULIN 

Joachim du, 49 
Joachim du, 56 

MOLYNE 
Isaac, 78 

MOULIN 
Robert de, 17 



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Abelard, Peter, 17 
Adams, Samuel, 170 
Adlecorn, Elizabeth, 166 
Agar, Edward, 228 
Aintree de, Alice, 2*3 
Alden, David, 61 

John, 61 

Jonathan, 61 

Joseph, 61 

Mary, 62 

Sarah, 61 

William, 61 
Allen, Jeremiah, 173 

Margaret, 228 
Apthrope, Charles, 173 
Arburthnot, Gough Hugh, 

216 
Ashburnham, Jemima Geor- 

gianna, 189 
Ashe, Emily, 175 
Atherton, Margret, 96 
Atwood, Florence, 124 
Avery, Zada, 202 

Baccoreul, Margory, 26 
Bahr, Hudson, 125 
Bailey, Susanna, 207 



Baker, Hannah, 138 

Jennie, 123 
Barber, George, 270 
Barker, Joseph, 137 
Bass, John, 62 
Battenhaouse, Jane, 294 

Kate, 294 

Martin, 294 
Baylis, Cline Albert, 202 

Janet Ellen, 204 

Bedford, Alfred, 123 

Daniel, 123 

Edmund, 123 

Edward, 123 

Ermina, 123 

Jonas, 111 

Margaret, 123 

Nelson Lyman, 123 

Salathrel Boyd, 123 

Wilson, 123 
Bell, Margaret Eleanor, 280 

Thomas, 78 
Bevercotes, Cuthbert, 48 
Bidwell, Orson, 
Birch, Mary, 264 
Bird, AdeUne, 128 

AngeUne, 128 



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Bird, Charles, 128 

Manoah, 127 

Mary, 127 

OUver, 128 

Powell, 127 

Rebecca, 109 
Birdswell, Herbert, 120 

Samuel, 120 
Black, Charlotte BeUe, 125 
Blackman, Sarah, 67 
Blayds, TFracis, 258 
Bleiler, Anniel 141 
Blennerhasset, Richard, 251 
Bluett, Elizabeth, 278 
BlundeU, David, 48 

Robert, 43 
Boehue, Mary, 228 
Bold, Richard, 46 
BoltoD, John, 76 
Booth, Elizabeth, 58 
Boothman, John, 158 
BotiUer, de Edith, 21 
Bowen, William, 192 
Brabazon, Anthony, 167 
Brenley, Lettice (Letita), 

22 
Breres, Ann, 265 
Brice, Edward, 261 

Mary, 267 
Bridgeman, Mary Helena, 

222 
Brishin, John, 94 



Browne, Staples Frederick, 

279 
Bullock, Margret, 165 
Burley, Caroline, 96 
Burnham, Saterlee Lyman, 

163 

Carlton, Francis, 250 
Carnighan, Mary, 90 

Mary, 91 
Capel, Diana EUzabeth, 145 

Case, , 162 

Cartwright, Hugh, 96 
Caryll, Mary, 92 
Cassey, Robert, 105 
Challend, Anne, 119 
Charnock, Egida, 22 
Cheney, Jane, '42 
Cheshire, C. Edmund, 113 
Christian, Dorothy Louise, 

216 
Clairmonte, Jessie Violet, 

192 
Clark, A. James, 127 

Hattie 181 

Issac 126 

Nelson, 215 

Pauline, 103 

Clark, , 260 

Clere, William, 22 
Cleveland, E. Mary, 294 

Emma, 294 



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Cleveland, Isaac, 294 

J. Albert, 294 

J. Sophia, 294 

MUton, 294 
Clinton, Alexander, 65 

Charles, 64 

Eliza Ann 65 

James 64 

Maria, 64 
Clove, Elizabeth Eatherine, 

225 
Clutterbuck, Daniel, 275 

James, 267 

Lewis, 275 
Colby, Elizabeth, 65 
Cotes, Margaret, 51 
Courtenay, Hugh, 32 

Thomas, 31 
Cramer, Alice, 51 
Cranborn, Oliver, 269 
Crespigay de, Maria Anne 

Sarah, 252 
Crittendon, Samuel, 218 
Crocket, Elizabeth, 261 
Crosbie, Ellen, 290 
Crosby, Anneta, 86 

Godolph Ashworth Rob- 
ert, 216 
Crotty, Maj., 66 

Darker, Samuel, 160 
Davis, Ada Mary, 86 



Davis, Emma, 20 
DayroUes, Christabella, 260 
Delano, Thomas, 62 
Delor(Deol, Dol), Hugh, 232 
Denniston, Mary, 64 
Dettmering, Alida, 123 
Dinham, John, 32 
D'Isney, William, 48 
Daganey, Mary, 140 
Dodgson, Martina Louise, 

256 
Domville, Lucy, 144 
Donne, Emma, 27 
Dopping, Anthony, 135 
Dormer, Robert, 74 

William, 74 
Dowdale, Anne, 133 
DowUng, Michael, 202 
Dugale, IsabeUa, 22 
Duganne, Ann, 98 
Dutton, Anna, 39 

Anne, 41 

John, 40 

East, Elizabeth, 166 
Eaton, Amy Ellen, 202 

Hiram, 177 
Edmunds, Cora, 113 
Edwards, Emma, 291 
Ellall, Johannah, 30 
Ellall, Johannah, 31 

Jordan, 31 



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Erwan, N. J., 226 
Emey, Isabella, 24 
Eyland, Chas., 121 

Fagan, Sarah, 174 
Falkener, Sarah, 260 
Falkland, Henry Lucius, 53 
Famsworth, F. Benjamin, 

82 
Farrell, James, 128 

Margret (O'Farrell), 175 
Fawkes, Michael, 77 
Faxton, Thomas, 78 
Fenwick, Addison Edward 

John, 190 
Fieldhouse, Elizabeth, 274 
Firman, Sarah, 71 
Fisher, Edward Gteorge, 220 

Henry Thomas, 220 

Jane, 158 

Thomas, 220 

Thomas John, 220 

Wilson Henry, 220 
Fitzgerald, Frances Emily, 

215 
Flandreau, Hettie, 89 
Fleming, Melvil, 142 
Flannigan, Thomas, 47 
Flint, Molyneux Howard, 

202 
Flood, Cuthbert, 199 
Foley, Louise George, 250 



Foljambe, Thomas, 7^ 

Foster, Annie, 246 

Fox, Edward William, 190 

Frear, Mary, 140 

Frost, Haskell Rufus, 87 

Hubbard Charles, 87 

Osgood John, 87 

Plumb Albert, 87 

Smith Eufus, 87 

Furlong, Mary, 17 
Furney, HoUster Grace 
Mary, 226 

Gabet, Francois, 56 
Gaffare, de Hugh, 28 
Garnett, de Annota, 19 
Garret, John, 153 
Gay, John, 153 
Gerard, Francis, 74 
Gibbs, Wm. 127 
Gibson, LaFayette Robert 
George, 89 

Molyneux James, 89 

Robert, 89 
Gieslay, de Sarah, 72 
Gill, Rena, 177 
Girvan, Agnes, 52 
Gisborne, Margret, 265 
Goff, Morel Sireno, 128 
Golden, Mary, 90 
Gore, Catherine, 166 
Gourlay, Robert, 65 



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Greeley, Frost Eufus, 87 
Gregory, Gilbert, 77 
Green, Josephine Annie, 87 
Greenfield, Pasco Charles, 
189 

Grey, , 30 

Guionneaux, Ann, 153 
Gun, Elizabeth, 260 
Townsend, 260 

Hale, S. William, 87 
Hall, Gertrude, 87 

Matthew, 56 
HaUiday, Mary, 218 
Halliwell, Orchard James, 

190 
Hamilton, Arden Adeline, 66 
Hancock, John, 167 
Hand, Thomas, 244 
Hardman, Maria, 277 
Harrington, Isabel, 143 
Haverly, Hannah, 121 
Harris, Warren Fred, 140 
HaskeU, Dickinson Siemon, 

87 
Hastings, Ewarts Courtland, 

89 
Hawdeen, Margaret, 137 
Haydocke, Joan, 37 
Hazier, James, 261 
Healy, John, 48 
Heath, Lilly, 129 



Heloise, 17 
Heron, Theodosia, 77 
Herrick, Amory James, 
Augustus Moss, 86 
Frost Eufus, 86 
Henry William, 86 
Hubbard Charles, 86 
Heskeith, Thomas, 55 
Hickey, , 155 



HilUcker, May Esther, 128 
Hobart, Lydia, 82 
Hockell, Elizabeth, 120 
Hodgson, Brian, 267 
Hogath, Jessie, 217 
Holdring, Elizabeth, 225 
Holland, Jane, 34 
Hopkins, Benjamine, 229 
Hopwood, Augusta Mary, 

187 
Horn, Van Ann Sarah, 142 
Howard, Catherine, 152 

John, 36 
Howe, Diana, 108 
Hubbard, Amelia Florence, 
86 

AmeUa Florence, 89 

Capen Elizabeth, 86 

Charles, 83 

Charles, 84 

Charles, 85 

Charles, 86 

Charles, jr., 88 



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Dunlap Charles, 88 
Hastings Florence, 89 
James Abigail, 86 
James Abigail, 87 
Maria Ellen, 86 
Maria Ellen, 87 
Eipley Jane, 85 
Ripley Jane, 86 
Hudson, LeF. Susan, 90 
Hungerford, Walter, 32 
Hunsinger, Catherine, 128 
Hyton, Emily Cecil, 208 

Inwright, Catherine, 155 
Ireland, Jane, 59 

Jackson, Elizabeth, 255 

Fanny, 223 

Henry, 168 
Jefferson, Thomas, 152 
Jenkyns, EUza, 244 
Johnson, Eutwisle Bertie, 
255 

John, 76 
Jones, Clara, 260 
Jordan, Daniel, 123 

Kast, Margret, 66 
Kendrick, Eyland J., 88 
Kennedy, Margret, 218 
Keyleway, John, 258 
Kidder, Frederick, 172 



Killman, S. Isaac, 82 
Kimball, Ann Mary, 98 
King, Katherine Eugenie 

Rose, 281 
Kline, A. M., 127 
Kyerton, Agatha, 29 

Lane, John, 258 

Eichard, 258 
Lapierre, Louise, 218 
Lascelles, Frances Elenore, 

250 
Iiaurence, William, 40 
Layley, Jessie, 141 
Leigh, Peter, 38 
Leland, Albert, 216 
Lenox, Pitt William, 216 
Leslie, Marie, 183 
L'Estrange, Baldwin, 39 
Leverly, Maria, 130 
Lewis, James, 104 
Lingard, John, 266 
Little, Joanna, 142 

Marie, 125 
Littledale, Jane Nora Annet- 
te, 254 
Livingston, John, 67 
Lomas, John, 278 
Mary, 278 

Thomas, 278 
Lombard, Eobert, 25 
Louer, Charles, 127 



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Louer, Henry, 127 

Jacob, 126 

Robert, 127 
Lousade, de Maria Anna, 165 
Lovett, Catherine, 177 
Lowell, Anne, 103 
Lucy, Bridget, 105 
Luke, George, 109 
Luvel, Joane, 31 
Lyon Henrietta, 177 

Madden, John, 135 
Maghill, Elinor, 49 
Mahony, Pierse Richard, 261 
Maiston, Charles, 74 

Edward, 74 

Molyneux, Col., 74 

Richard, 74 

Thomas, 74 
MalUnson, Edna Lizzie Mary, 

53 
Mangles, Lewis Ross, 247 

Mary, 247 

Molyneux Caroline Fran- 
cis, 247 

Roand Arthur, 247 

Walter, 247 
Mannering, Louise, 164 
Markham, Elizabeth, 38 

Isabel, 60 

John, 60 

John, 76 



Marton, Mary, 108 
Mathews, Cora, 123 

Cora, 141 
Mautravers, John, 24 
Maxwell, Robert, 88 
Mayo, Martha, 82 
McCarthy, Donald Carlton, 
140 

James, 140 

Job, 140 

Lewis, 128 

Lyman Gordon, 140 
McChord, Asbury, 123 
McCormick, Rose, 156 
McHard, William, 80 
MacGillycuddy, Richard, 261 
Meara, Emily, 188 
Melvill, William, 188 
Melville, Andrew, 58 

Mentilet, , 58 

Merrick F. Ransom, 124 

Metcalf, 160 

Middleton, William, 72 
Midway, Catherine Alice, 

214 
Miller, H. Mils, 120 
Mitchell, Andrew, 254 

Burdon Joseph, 256 

Maria Martha, 251 
Montgomerie, Kate, 248 
Moore, Edward, 93 

Hannah, 217 



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Moore, John, 60 
More, Thomas, 244 

WiUiam, Sir, 237 
Moriarity, Mary, 155 
Morney, de PhiUippe, 67 
Mostyn, Edward, 93 
Mune, John, 50 
Munson, Jane, 77 
Murray, Grace Eugene, 216 

William, 136 
Mylle, Jone, 258 

Nash, Francis Matilda, 228 

Juliet Rosalyand Sara, 228 

Lane David, 228 

Maud, 228 

Morehouse, 228 
Neir, E. Jenett, 128 

Nesbett, , 90 

Nevil, Richard, 37 
Newcome, Robert, 107 
Newmarch, Hawse, 28 
Newton, Josephine, 153 
Nichols, Morgan, 176 
Northrup, Effie, 142 
Norton, Hnnah, 124 

Melvina, 127 

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Nouyes, William, 64 
Noyes, PUnt, A. Kate, 102 

O'Donnell, Margret, 166 
O'Neil, Katherine, 291 



Paris, Mathew, 28 

Parshall, , 163 

Parsons, Mary, 250 
Pattershall, Eliza, 55 
Peck, Sayer Joseph, 88 
Pemberton, Elizabeth, 278 
Pepper, Catherine, 160 
Perrin, EUzabeth, 190 
Perverel, 32 
Petty, William, 151 
Phillips, Thoms, 190 

William, 169 
Pierce, Melissa, 128 
Pitcher, William, 89 
Plesis, du Jacques, 56 
Plows, John, 142 
Pock, Jane Martha, 86 
Pond, Handel, 86 
Pooley, Catherine, 164 
Porter, W. John, 120 
Poy tiers, de Roger, 18 
Prescott, James, 50 
Preston, Thomas, 105 
Preux, de Alice, 29 
Putnam, Woolson Ellen, 218 

Quinn, Bridget, 156 

Radchffe, Annie, 58 
Ramsay, Frances, 250 
Reddingfield, Agnes, 164 
Rhodes, Josiah, 267 



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Rhodes, Mary, 67 
Rice, Flint Edward, 202 

Zada Nellie, 202 
Rigby, Lucy, 108 
Rinebold, Gteorge, 128 
Ripley, Baldwin Thomas, 82 

David, 83 

John, 82 

John, 82 

Jones Henry, 82 

WiUiam, 83 
Robbins, Gertrude, 89 
Roberts, Philena, 125 
Robertson, John, 218 
Robinson, Jane, 
Rogers, Benson, 119 

Dennison Daniel, 173 

Reuben, 119 
Root, Sylvas Adelaide Olive, 

64 
Rouviere, Louise, 219 

Marie Jessie, 219 
Rowe, Eujene Fred, 141 

Ezra, 141 

Harlin James, 141 

Nelson, 141 

Watson George, 141 
Rowly, Julius, 216 
Royds, Edward William, 258 
Russell, Harriet Cecil, 251 

Sadler, Martha, 108 



Saevelle, William, 78 
Sage, Frances, 260 
Sanborn, Jennie, 143 
Sapcoat, Robert, 48 
Savage, Margret, 91 

Thomas, 34 
Savory, de Barnard, 28 
Scarsbrick, Isjabella, 27 
Scott, Isaac, 266 
Scrope, Diana, 119 
Secord, Hiram, 72 
Selby, George, 93 
Sheldon, Newton D., 83 
Sherman, CaroHne, 138 

William, 121 
Sherwood, Moses, 104 
Shiston, Sarah, 173 
Shouldham, Lemuel, 154 
Simpson, John, 173 
Sirmon, George, 75 

Molyneux, 154 
Snell, Charles, 127 

Charles Luther, 127 

Lucius Coleman, 127 

Roger William, 

William, 190 
Slobert, Katherine, 131 
Smith, Dolly, 82 

Elizabeth, 71 

Henrietta, 123 

James, 126 

Mark, 74 



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Smith, Mary, 90 
Snow, Sprague Ida, 87 
Southern, Louise, 64 
Southworth, Mary, 55 

Eobert, 38 
Sparks, John, 244 
Stabcourt, Katherine, 134 
Standish, Ale:ij^ander, 46 

Randolph, 74 
Stanford, Leland, 101 
Stanley, EUzabeth, 39 

WilUam, 93 
Stanhope, John, 38 
Staniforth, Mary, 62 
Stanton, Frederick, 294 

GUes, 294 

Ida, 294 

JuUa, 294 

Leonard, 294 

Levi, 294 

Margaret, 294 
Stare, Cooper Henry, 199 
Stevens, Amelia, 128 
Stokes, S. Charles, 266 
Stone, Isabelle Caroline, 244 
Streby, Charles Herman, 139 

Edna Carrie, 139 

Frank, 139 

Raymond Thomas, 139 
Stuart, Ann, 51 
Summer, Richard, 250 
Sylvius, ^neas, 35 



Talbot, J. E., 222 
Tancred, Mary, 63 
Teall, Henry, 52 

Molineux George, 52 
Tempest, George, 105 
Thomas, Edward Seth, 102 
Thornton, de Margaret, 26 
Thorp, Burge Ulysses, 231 

Burnside Charles, 231 

Frederick, 231 

Frederick, 232 

Molyneux James, 232 
Tickell, Margery, 108 
TomUson, Esther, 121 
Tormerly,de Banaster Hugo, 

21 
Totman, L. Jesse, 218 
Townley, Charles, 189 
Tramley, John, 163 

Margaret, 162 
Travis, PermiUa, 124 
Trew, John, 279 
Tripp, A. George, 294 

H. Emma, 87 

J. Francis, 293 

J. Zacheus, 294 

M. James, 293 

S. Ernest, 294 
Troutbeck, Adam, 39 
Turner, Molyneux, 103 
Twamley, Richard, 229 

Robert, 229 



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Twamley, Thomas, 228 

Thomas, 229 
Twenge, de Alice, 31 
Tyler, Greenville, 103 

Usher, Jane, 132 
Urswick, Ellen, 34 

Villers, de Beatrix, 20 

Vough, Abram, 111 
Adam, 125 
Edward Elmer, 126 
Ernest, 125 
Llewellan, 126 "* 
Mildred Estella, 126 
Nelson Lyle, 126 
Rosalie Lottie, 125 
Serena Florence, 125 

Walcott, John, 190 
Waldron, Adelaide, 87 
Walker, Margaret, 266 
Walsh, Thomas, 76 
Wamesley, Thomas, 75 
Warburton, Beatrice Em- 
ma, 141 

Charles Otis, 139 

David, 141 

Delos Lloyd, 139 

Esther Maggie, 141 

Mary, 119 

Roscoe John, 139 



Warburton, William, 139 

William Edgar, 139 
Warrell, Louise, 127 
Webb, John, 198 
Webster, Elizabeth, 124 
Wells, Artemus, 294 
Wenlock, Caroline, 188 

Elizabeth Caroline, 214 
Wesley, H. Molyneux, 139 
Westby, Ellen, 43 

John, 41 
Westfall, Thomas, 50 
Wetmough, James, 56 
Whalley, Margaret, 76 

Stephen, 40 
White, Ann Eliza, 88 

Elizabeth, 249 

Esty, 67 
Whitehouse, Samuel^ 120 
Whiteley, Martha, 123 

Mary, 127 
Wilbur, Asa, 82 
Wilson, Carrie, 139 
Winn, Ann, 82 
Winslow, Carlos Greo., 86 
Wolfall, Thomas, 50 
Wright, Watson, 124 
Wyllie, Douglas, 189 

Yeager, George, 91 

Hazel, 91 
Young, Ella, 198 



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