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Richard Molyneux

Male 1395 - Abt 1454  (59 years)


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  • Name Richard Molyneux 
    Born 1395  of Sefton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1439  [5
    Alternate death Between 1450 and 1451  [6
    Died Abt 1454  [1
    Buried Sefton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I35887  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2021 

    Father Richard Molyneux,   b. Abt 1368, of Sefton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1397  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Mother Ellen Urswyck,   d. Aft 1 Sep 1432 
    Family ID F21087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joan de Haydock,   d. 17 Jan 1440 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F21086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ellen Radcliffe 
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Molyneux,   d. 13 May 1460, Bradley-in-Burtonwood, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F21230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was knighted for his service at Agincourt. "Sir Richard, a major landowner in south-west Lancashire, fought in France under Henry V and was knighted. In 1420 or 1421 he returned to England, and in 1424 engaged in a violent dispute with the Stanleys for control of Liverpool, where the Stanleys had a tower--in 1421 Molyneux had been appointed constable of Liverpool Castle and steward of West Derby and Salford. These offices he retained, and on 10 February 1441 obtained a renewal of the grant of 1421 for the lives of himself and his eldest son, who was by now married to Elizabeth, almost certainly the daughter of Sir Thomas Stanley. In 1446 the offices were made hereditary, and were subsequently exempted from the Acts of Resumption of 1450 and 1451. But whereas the act of 1450 named Sir Richard Molyneux as beneficiary, that of 1451 excepted 'Richard Molyneux, Esquier, one of the Huishers of oure Chambre' (RotP, 5.315), showing that the elder Richard Molyneux had died in the interim." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S413] Genealogy Page of John Blythe Dobson.

    2. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing., place only.

    3. [S812] The Victoria County History of Lancaster. Portions online, linked from medievalgenealogy.org.uk.

    4. [S5947] Contributions toward a History of the Ancient Parish of Prestbury by Frank Renaud. Contained in Remains Historical and Literary Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester, volume 97 (1876), published by the Chetham Society., place only.

    5. [S5954] Memoir of the Molyneux Family by Gisborne Molyneux. 1882.

    6. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.