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Sefton, Earl of (I, 1771 - 1972)

 

Creation: let.pat. 30 Nov 1771

 

Extinct: 13 Apr 1972

 

Family name: Molyneux

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Arms:

Azure a Cross Moline Or

Crest:

A Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine adorned with a Plume of Peacock's Feathers proper

Supporters:

On either side a Lion Azure

Motto:

Vivere Sat Vincere

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

only son and heir of Hon Thomas Joseph Molyneux, of Croxteth Hall, co. Lancaster (by his wife Maria Errington, widow of Joseph Errington, of Beaufront, co. Northumberland, and dau. of Joseph Leverly, of London), 4th son by his first wife of William [Molyneux], 4th Viscount Molyneux

born

11 Oct 1748

mar.

27 Nov 1768 Lady Isabella Stanhope (b. 15 Apr 1748; d. 29 Jan 1819; bur. at Hanwell, co. Middlesex), 2nd dau. of William [Stanhope], 2nd Earl of Harrington, by his wife Lady Caroline FitzRoy, 1st dau. of Charles [FitzRoy], 2nd Duke of Grafton

only child

1. Hon William Philip Molyneux, later 2nd Earl of Sefton

died

31 Jan 1795 (bur. at Hanwell, co. Middlesex)

created

30 Nov 1771 Earl of Sefton

suc. by

son

note

suc. his uncle 30 Mar 1759 as 8th Viscount Molyneux; conformed to the Established Church 1768; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Lancashire 1771-74

 

William Philip [Molyneux], 2nd Earl of Sefton

born

18 Sep 1772

mar.

1 Jan 1792 Hon Maria Margaret Craven (b. 26 Apr 1769; d. 9 Mar 1851; bur. at Hanwell, co. Middlesex), sister of William [Craven], 1st Earl of Craven, and 1st dau. of William [Craven], 6th Baron Craven, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Berkeley, 2nd dau. of Augustus [Berkeley], 4th Earl of Berkeley

children

1. Hon Charles William Molyneux, later 3rd Earl of Sefton

2. Lt Col Hon George Berkeley Molyneux (b. 16 Jul 1799; d. 27 Aug 1841)

3. Lt Col Hon Henry Richard Molyneux (b. 27 Aug 1800; d. 23 May 1841)

4. Hon Francis George Molyneux (b. 5 Mar 1805; dspm. 24 May 1886), mar. 1842 Lady Georgina Jemima Mitford (b. 11 May 1805; former wife of Henry Reveley Mitford, of Exbury House, co. Hampshire, and Newton Park, co. Northumberland; d. May 1882), 3rd dau. of George [Ashburnham], 3rd Earl of Ashburnham, by his second wife Lady Charlotte Percy, sister of George [Percy], 5th Duke of Northumberland, and 1st dau. of Algernon [Smithson later Percy], 1st Earl of Beverley, and had issue:

1a. Constance Philippina Georgina Molyneux (d. 18 Sep 1919), mar. 1890 William Melville

1. Lady Georgina Isabella Frances Molyneux (d. 28 Jun 1826), mar. 22 Jun 1819 Charles Pascoe Grenfell MP, of Taplow Court, co. Buckingham (d. 21 Mar 1867), and had issue

2. Lady Maria Molyneux (d. 3 May 1872)

3. Lady Louisa Anne Maria Molyneux (d. Jul 1855)

4. Lady Frances Molyneux

5. Lady Caroline Harriett Molyneux (d. 8 Feb 1866), mar. 19 Nov 1836 Charles Towneley, of Towneley, co. Lancaster (b. 1803; d. 5 Nov 1876), 1st son and heir of Peregrine Edward Towneley, of Towneley, co. Lancaster, by his wife Charlotte Theresa Drummond, dau. of Hon Robert Drummond, banker, of Cadlands, co. Hampshire, and Charing Cross, London (by his wife Winifred Thompson, dau. of William Thompson, of Ipsden, co. Oxford), 6th son of William [Drummond], 4th Viscount of Strathallan, and had issue

6. Lady Katherine Molyneux (d. 25 Mar 1855)

died

20 Nov 1838 (bur. at Hanwell, co. Middlesex)

created

20 Jun 1831 Baron Sefton, of Croxteth in the County of Lancaster

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Droitwich 1816-31

 

Charles William [Molyneux], 3rd Earl of Sefton

born

10 Jul 1796

mar.

19 Jun 1834 Mary Augusta Gregge-Hopwood (b. 19 Apr 1814; d. 5 Oct 1906; bur. at Kirkby, co. Lancaster), only dau. of Robert Gregge-Hopwood, of Hopwood Hall, co. Lancaster, by his wife Hon Cecilia Byng, 2nd dau. of John [Byng], 5th Viscount Torrington

children

1. Hon William Philip Molyneux, later 4th Earl of Sefton

2. Lt Col Hon Caryl Craven Molyneux (b. 4 Oct 1836; d. 7 Mar 1912), mar. 21 Apr 1870 Hon Caroline Elizabeth Lawley MBE (d. 15 Jul 1934), 1st dau. of Beilby Richard [Thompson later Lawley], 2nd Baron Wenlock, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Grosvenor, 3rd dau. of Richard [Grosvenor], 2nd Marquess of Westminster, and had issue:

1a. Maj Caryl Richard Molyneux MC (b. 10 Feb 1871; dsp. 24 Sep 1924), mar. 29 Oct 1910 Eva Isabel Maud Justice, yst. dau. of Maj Gen Henry Annesley Justice

2a. Francis Henry Molyneux (b. 19 Feb 1872; dvp. 7 May 1872)

3. Capt Hon Henry Hervey Molyneux, RN (b. 18 Apr 1842; dsp. 23 Sep 1915), mar. 23 Oct 1873 Alice Catherine St John-Mildmay (d. 12 Sep 1934), dau. of Humphrey St John-Mildmay MP

4. Maj Hon Roger Gordon Molyneux (b. 4 Jan 1849; d. 9 Sep 1893), mar. 4 Oct 1890 Anna Mary Vivienne Dickinson (d. 3 Jan 1941), dau. of William Dickinson, Deputy Finance Minister of Canada, and had issue:

1a. Roger Anthony Molyneux (b. 3 Feb 1892; d. 8 Aug 1902)

1. Lady Cecilia Maria Charlotte Molyneux VA, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria (d. 26 May 1910), mar. 12 Jul 1869 as his first wife Hugh Richard [Dawnay], 8th Viscount Downe, and had issue

died

2 Aug 1855 (bur. at Sefton, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for South Lancashire 1832-34; Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire 1851-55

 

William Philip [Molyneux], 4th Earl of Sefton, KG

born

14 Oct 1835

mar.

18 Jul 1866 Hon Cecil Emily Jolliffe (b. 18 Jul 1838; d. 25 Feb 1899; bur. at Kirkby, co. Lancaster), 5th dau. of William George Hylton [Jolliffe], 1st Baron Hylton, by his first wife Eleanor Paget, 2nd dau. of Hon Berkeley Thomas Paget (by his wife Sophia Askell Bucknall, only surv. dau. of Hon William Grimston later Bucknall (by his wife Sophia Hoare, dau. and cohrss. of Richard Hoare, of Boreham, co. Essex), 2nd son of James [Grimston], 2nd Viscount Grimston), 6th son of Henry [Bayly later Paget], 1st Earl of Uxbridge

children

1. Hon Charles William Hylton Molyneux, later 5th Earl of Sefton

2. Hon Osbert Cecil Molyneux, later 6th Earl of Sefton

3. Maj Hon Sir Richard Frederick Molyneux KCVO, Groom-in-Waiting to King George V 1919-36 and Extra Equerry to Queen Mary 1936-52 (b. 24 Mar 1873; d. 20 Jan 1954)

1. Lady Gertrude Eleanor Molyneux (d. 5 Nov 1937), mar. 25 Apr 1905 Lt Col John Halket Crawford CMG (d. 23 Sep 1936)

2. Lady Rose Mary Molyneux (d. 29 Jul 1905)

died

27 Jun 1897 (bur. at Kirkby, co. Lancaster)

suc. by

son

note

Ensign, Grenadier Guards 1854, Lieut and Capt 1857, retired 1858; Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire 1858-97; Knight of the Garter 1885

 

Charles William Hylton [Molyneux], 5th Earl of Sefton

born

25 Jun 1867

died

2 Dec 1901

suc. by

brother

note

Lieut 1886; Hon Attaché to the British Embassy, Paris 1886-90; ADC to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1889-92

 

Osbert Cecil [Molyneux], 6th Earl of Sefton, GCVO PC

born

21 Feb 1871

mar.

8 Jan 1898 Lady Helena Mary Bridgeman OStJ (b. 16 Jul 1875; d. 27 Aug 1947), 3rd dau. of George Cecil Orlando [Bridgeman], 4th Earl of Bradford, by his wife Lady Ida Frances Annabella Lumley, 2nd dau. of Richard George [Lumley], 9th Earl of Scarbrough

children

1. Hon William Osbert Molyneux, later 7th Earl of Sefton

2. Midshipman Hon Cecil Richard Molyneux, RN (b. 2 Dec 1899; dvp. 31 May 1916)

1. Lady Evelyn Mary Molyneux (b. 29 Oct 1902; dvp. 26 Jun 1917)

died

16 Jun 1930

suc. by

son

note

Master of the Horse 1905-07; Privy Councillor 1906; GCVO 1926

 

Hugh William Osbert [Molyneux], 7th Earl of Sefton

born

22 Dec 1898

mar.

9 Dec 1941 Josephine Gwynne OStJ (former wife of Erskine Gwynne), dau .of George Nathan Armstrong, of Glenns, Virginia, USA

died

s.p. 13 Apr 1972

note

ADC to Governor General of Canada 1919 and to Viceroy of India 1926; a Lord in Waiting to King Edward VIII 1936; Constable of Lancaster Castle 1942-72; Lord Mayor of Liverpool 1944-45

 

On the death of the 7th Earl of Sefton without a male heir all his titles became extinct.

 

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