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Molyneux, Viscount (I, 1628 - 1972)

 

Creation: let.pat. 22 Dec 1628

 

Extinct: 13 Apr 1972

 

Family name: Molyneux

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Arms:

See Earl of Sefton

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Richard [Molyneux], 1st Viscount Molyneux

1st surv. son and heir of Sir Richard Molyneux, 1st Bt., of Sefton, co. Lancaster, by his wife Frances Gerard, sister of Thomas [Gerard], 1st Baron Gerard, and 1st dau. of Sir Gilbert Gerrard, of Gerard's Bromley, co. Stafford, Master of the Rolls 1581-92

bapt.

21 Feb 1593/4

mar. (1)

5 Sep 1599 (div. 1607/8) Fleetwood Barton (b. 19 Jun 1595), dau. and cohrss. of Richard Barton, of co. Lancaster

mar. (2)

after 7 Dec 1614 Mary Caryll (bapt. 12 Aug 1596;  mar. (2) bef. 24 Jan 1637/8 Raphael Tarterau, Carver to the Queen Consort;  d. bef. 21 Jun 1639), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Caryll, of Benton and Shipley, co. Sussex, by his wife Mary Tufton, 3rd dau. of Sir John Tufton, 1st Bt., of Hothfield, co. Kent, by his first wife Olympia Blore, dau. and sole hrss. of Christopher Blore, of Blore's Place, Sileham, co. Essex

children by second wife

1. Hon Richard Molyneux, later 2nd Viscount Molyneux

2. Hon Carryl Molyneux, later 3rd Viscount Molyneux

1. Hon Mary Molyneux (bur. 28 Jan 1697/8 at St Giles-in-the-Fields, co. Middlesex), mar. (1) Sir George Selby, 1st Bt., of Whitehouse, co. Durham, and (2) as his third wife Sir Edward Mostyn, 1st Bt., of Talacre, co. Flint, and had issue by her first husband

2. Hon Charlotte Molyneux (d. 31 Jul 1662; bur. at Eastham, co. Chester), mar. c. 1651 Sir William Stanley, 1st Bt., of Hooton, co. Chester, and had issue

died

8 May 1636 (bur. at Sefton, co. Lancaster)

created

22 Dec 1628 Viscount Molyneux, of Maryborough in the Queen's County

suc. by

son by second wife

note

admitted to Gray's Inn 1612/3;  knighted 1613;  Hereditary Constable of Liverpool Castle;  Member of Parliament for Wigan 1614 and for Lancashire 1625 and 1628-29;  suc. his father as 2nd Baronet of Sefton Feb 1622/3;  Receiver General of the Duchy of Lancaster 1623-36

 

Richard [Molyneux], 2nd Viscount Molyneux

born

c. 1620

mar.

28 Oct 1652 Lady Frances Seymour (mar. (2) 7 May 1659 as his third wife Thomas [Wriothesley], 4th Earl of Southampton, and (3) 1676 as his third wife Conyers [D'Arcy], 2nd Earl of Holderness; bur. sp. 5 Jan 1680/1 in Westminster Abbey), 1st dau. of William [Seymour], 2nd Duke of Somerset, by his second wife Lady Frances Devereux, 1st dau. of Robert [Devereux], 2nd Earl of Essex

bur.

s.p. 2 Jul 1654 at Sefton, co. Lancaster

suc. by

brother

note

Hereditary Constable of Liverpool Castle, Master Forester of West Derby Park and Forest, Steward of Salford and West Derby, Steward of Blackburnshire, Tottington and Clitheroe, Butler of the County Palatine of Lancaster, etc.; took an active part in the Civil War on behalf of King Charles I, raising two regiments of horse and foot; attended the muster at Preston Moor 1642 and was at the Siege of Manchester the same year; he fought at the Battle of Edgehill 1642 and was with the King at Oxford ; with the Earl of Derby in the attack on Lancaster 1642/3 and in the defeat at Whalley later that year; he led the remnants of the Lancashire Loyalists to York; he was defeated near Ormskirk 1643 and was nearly captured; he was at the surrender of Ludlow 1646; he was fined £12,280 but in 1649 this was reduced to £6,710; he fought at, and escaped from, the Battle of Worcester 1651

 

Caryll [Molyneux], 3rd Viscount Molyneux

born

1622

mar.

c. 1650 Mary Barlow (d. 6 Feb 1661/2; bur. at Sefton, co. Lancaster), dau. of Sir Alexander Barlow, of Barlow, co. Lancaster, by his second wife Dorothy Gresley, dau. of Sir Thomas Gresley

children

1. Hon Richard Molyneux (dvp. and sp.), mar. his second cousin once removed Lady Mary Herbert (mar. (2) bef. 1690 her first cousin once removed Francis [Browne], 4th Viscount Montagu, and (3) bef. 22 Aug 1716 Sir George Maxwell of Orchardtoun, 3rd Bt.; d. 30 Oct 1744), 1st dau. of William [Herbert], 1st Marquess of Powis, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Somerset, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Edward [Somerset]. 2nd Marquess of Worcester

2. Hon Caryll Molyneux (dvp. an infant)

3. Hon William Molyneux, later 4th Viscount Molyneux

1. Hon Mary Molyneux (dspms. 6 Jun 1673; bur. at Heversham, co. Westmorland), mar. as his second wife Sir Thomas Preston, 3rd Bt., of Furness Abbey, co. Lancaster, and had issue

2. Hon Frances Molyneux (dspm. c. 1732), mar. Jan 1677 Sir Neill O'Neill, 2nd Bt., of Killyleagh, co. Antrim, and had issue

3. Hon Margaret Molyneux (d. 2 Sep 1711), mar. (1) Nov 1683 as his second wife Jenico [Preston], 7th Viscount Gormanston, (2) 10 Mar 1692/3 James Butler, of Kilveagher, co. Tipperary, and (3) bef. 1706 Robert Casey, of Dublin, and had issue by her first husband

4. Hon Elizabeth Molyneux, mar. Edward Widdrington, of Felton Park, co. Northumberland (b. 1658; d. 1705), only son of Capt Hon Edward Widdrington (by his wife Dorothy Lisle, widow of Robert Lisle, of Felton Park, co. Northumberland, and dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Horsley, of Long Horsley, co. Northumberland), 3rd son of William [Widdrington], 1st Baron Widdrington, and had issue

5. Hon Anne Molyneux, mar. William Widdrington, of Cheeseburn Grange, co. Durham

died

2 Feb 1699/1700 (bur. at Sefton, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

son

note

took part with his brother in the Civil War on the side of King Charles I; distinguished himself at the Siege of Liverpool 1644; Capt of a Troop of Horse in Lord Gerard's Regiment 1662; Governor of Liverpool Castle 1667; his lands in Lancashire were seized for recusancy 1684; Custos Rotulorum of co. Lancaster and Admiral of the Narrow Seas; did not attend King James II's Irish Parliament 1689; he seized Chester of King James 1688 but was made to hand it up; arrested 1694 and imprisoned in the Tower of London; tried with other Roman Catholics in Manchester but acquitted

 

William [Molyneux], 4th Viscount Molyneux

born

c. 1655

mar. (1)

c. 1675 Bridget Lucy (d. 23 Apr 1713; bur. at Sefton, co. Lancaster), dau. and hrss. of Robert Lucy, of Charlecote, co. Warwick, by his wife Margaret Spencer, dau. of Thomas Spencer, of Upton

children by first wife

1. Hon Richard Molyneux, later 5th Viscount Molyneux

2. Hon Caryll Molyneux, later 6th Viscount Molyneux

3. Father William Molyneux, later 7th Viscount Molyneux

4. Hon Thomas Joseph Molyneux, of Croxteth Hall, co. Lancaster (bapt. 25 Nov 1689; d. 3 Dec 1756), mar. Maria Griffin (widow of Joseph Griffin), dau. of Joseph Levesy, of London, and had issue:

1a. Charles William Molyneux, later 8th Viscount Molyneux later 1st Earl of Sefton

5. Hon Robert Molyneux, mar. 20 Jul 1746 ..... Errington, widow of John Errington, of co. Lancaster

mar. (2)

22 Jul 1716 Mary Skelton (mar. (2) Capt Peter Osborne RN; d. 1 Apr 1765), dau. of Lieut Gen Bevil Skelton, by his wife Hon Mary O'Brien, 1st dau. of Daniel [O'Brien], 3rd Viscount Clare

died

8 Mar 1717/8 (bur. at Sefton, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Collector of Customs of Chester Port 1688 but dismissed as a Papist 1688/9

 

Richard [Molyneux], 5th Viscount Molyneux

born

29 May 1679

mar.

18 Feb 1704/5 Lady Mary Brudenell (b. c. 1680; d. 19 Mar 1766; bur. at Sefton, co. Lancaster), sister of George [Brudenell], 3rd Earl of Cardigan, and 1st dau. of Hon Francis Brudenell, styled Lord Brudenell (by his wife Lady Francis Savile, sister and sole hrss. of James [Savile], 2nd Earl of Sussex, and only dau. of Thomas [Savile], 1st Earl of Sussex, by his second wife Lady Anne Villiers, sister and sole hrss. of Charles [Villiers], 2nd Earl of Anglesey, and only dau. of Christopher [Villiers], 1st Earl of Anglesey), 1st son and heir ap. of Robert [Brudenell], 2nd Earl of Cardigan, by his second wife Lady Anne Savage, 4th dau. of Thomas [Savage], 1st Viscount Savage, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Darcy, suo jure Countess Rivers for life, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Darcy], 1st Earl Rivers

children

1. William Molyneux (dvp. 15 Feb 1706)

1. Hon Mary Molyneux (d. 5 Feb 1752), mar. (1) Thomas Clifton, of Westby, Clifton and Lytham, co. Lancaster (bapt. 30 Aug 1696; d. 16 Dec 1734), 1st son and heir of Thomas Clifton, of Fairsnape, co. Lancaster, by his wife Eleanora Alathea Walmesley, dau. of Richard Walmesley, of Dunkenhalgh, co. Lancaster, and (2) c. Jun 1738 William Anderton, of Euxton Hall, co. Lancaster (bur. 17 Oct 1744), 1st son and heir of Hugh Anderton, of Euxton Hall, co. Lancaster, by his wife Catherine Trappes-Byrnand, 1st dau. of Francis Trappes-Byrnand, of Nidd, co. York, and had issue by both husbands

2. Hon Dorothy Molyneux, mar. John Caryll

died

s.p.m.s. 12 Dec 1738 (bur. at Sefton, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

brother

note

 

Caryll [Molyneux], 6th Viscount Molyneux

born

28 Dec 1683

died

11 Nov 1745 (bur. at Sefton, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

brother

note

 

William [Molyneux], 7th Viscount Molyneux

born

30 Jan 1684/5

died

30 Mar 1759

suc. by

nephew

note

entered the Society of Jesus 1704; professed 1720/1; Rector of a group of missions in Lancashire and district called the College of St Aloysius 1728-59

 

Charles William [Molyneux], 8th Viscount Molyneux later 1st Earl of Sefton

created

30 Nov 1771 Earl of Sefton

 

The Viscountcy of Molyneux was held by the Earls of Sefton from 30 Nov 1771 until 13 Apr 1972, when on the death of Hugh William Osbert [Molyneux], 7th Earl of Sefton and 14th Viscount Molyneux, both titles became extinct.

 

 First written 31 Jan 2012

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