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John Molyneux, MP

Also Known As: "John Molineux"
Birthplace: Sefton, Lancashire, UK
Death: Died in Derby, Lancashire, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Richard Molyneux, Sheriff of Lancaster and Eleanor Molyneux
Husband of Anne Molyneaux
Father of Eleanor Hyde and RICHARD MOLYNEUX
Brother of William Molyneux, II; William Molyneux; Alexander Molyneux; Alice Prescott; JAMES MOLYNEUX and 11 others

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About John Molyneux, MP

  • John Molyneux
  • M, #76940, b. circa 1535, d. before 24 June 1606
  • Father Sir Richard Molyneux b. c 1510, d. 3 Jan 1569
  • Mother Eleanore Radcliffe b. c 1515
  • John Molyneux was born circa 1535 at of Sefton, Lancashire, England. He married Anne Radcliffe, daughter of Richard Radcliffe and Elizabeth Gerard, circa 1570 at of Lancashire, England. John Molyneux died before 24 June 1606 at of New Hall, Lancashire, England.
  • Family Anne Radcliffe b. 24 Mar 1554
  • Child
    • Eleanor Molyneux+ b. c 1571, d. a 1598
  • From:


  • Born: ABT 1554, Langley, Lancashire, England
  • Christened: 24 Mar 1554, Middleton, Lancashire, England
  • Father: Richard RADCLIFFE
  • Mother: Elizabeth GERARD
  • Married: John MOLYNEUX (b. 1525) (m. son of Richard Molyneux of Sefton and Eleanor Radcliffe) ABT 1567, Nova Aula, W. Derby, Lancashire, England
  • Children
    • 1. Eleanor MOLYNEUX (b. 1574 - d. AFT 1598) (m. William Hyde)
    • 2. Richard MOLYNEUX (b. 1577 - d. 22 May 1633)
    • 3. Thomas MOLYNEUX
    • 4. Elizabeth MOLYNEUX
    • 5. Bridget MOLYNEUX
    • 6. Francis MOLYNEUX
  • From: RADCLIFFE3


  • Eleanor RADCLIFFE
  • Born: ABT 1512, Ordsall, Lancashire, England
  • Buried: 15 Jan 1611/2, Walton, Lancashire, England
  • Father: Alexander RADCLIFFE of Ordsall (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Alice BOOTH
  • Married: Richard MOLYNEUX of Sefton (d. ABT 1568) ABT 1532, Sefton, Lancashire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. John MOLYNEUX (b. 1525) (m. Anne Radcliffe)
    • 2. Alexander MOLYNEUX
    • 3. Anthony MOLYNEUX (b. 1527 - d. 1568)
    • 4. Jane MOLYNEUX
    • 5. Alice MOLYNEAUX (b. 1531 - d. 11 May 1581)
    • 6. James MOLYNEUX
    • 7. Maria MOLYNEUX
    • 8. Anne MOLYNEUX(d. BEF 1591)
    • 9. Eleanor MOLYNEUX (d. 1593)
    • 10. Margaret MOLINEAUX (b. 1541 - d. 21 Jun 1617)
    • 11. Richard MOLYNEUX
    • 12. William MOLYNEUX (d. 1567) (m. Bridget Carryll)
    • 13. Robert MOLYNEUX
    • 14. Ellen MOLINEUX (b. 1548 - d. 9 Oct 1637)
    • 15. Thomas MOLYNEUX
    • 16. Arthur MOLYNEUX
  • From: RADCLIFFE2


  • MOLYNEUX, John II, of Croxteth and New Hall, Lancs.
  • 3rd s. of Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton by his 1st w. Eleanor, da. of Sir Alexander Ratcliffe* of Ordsall; bro. of Richard Molyneux I. m. Anne, da. of Richard Ratcliffe of Langley, at least 1s.
  • Offices Held
    • ?J.p. Lancs.; burgess, Liverpool 1589.
  • Curiously little is known about Molyneux, returned to Parliament in 1584 by the chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster. He has been confused with three namesakes, one of Melling Wood, another his nephew, and a third the distant relation who sat for Nottinghamshire in 1563. The Liverpool Member was a Catholic alleged to have taken an oath in 1568, together with his father and three sisters, declaring the Pope supreme head of the church. He was therefore presumably the John Molyneux, justice of the peace, of whom it was said in 1591 that his wife and family were ‘very evilly disposed’, and that he retained ‘the most notorious papists’ in his service. However, this could have referred to the nephew, younger son of his elder brother William.
  • .... etc.
  • From:



  • Remains, historical & literary, connected with the palatine counties of Lancaster and Chester Vol. LXXXI. by Chetham Society
  • The Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Made in the Year 1567, ....
  • Pg.103
    • Molineux of Sefton.
  • William Molyneux of Sefton, co. Lancaster, ar., lyved anno 1200, in the time of Kinge John. ; ch: Richard, Robert Molyneux
    • Robert,* 2 sonne.
    • Richard Molyneux of Sefton, ar., sonne and heire, annno 1232, temp. H. 3. ; ch: William Molyneux
      • William Molyneux, sonne and heire, temp. Edw. I, Anno 1286. ; ch: Richard Molyneux
        • Richard Molyneux, sonne and heire, temp. Edw. 2, anno 1324. ; ch: Sir John Molyneux
          • Sir John Molyneux, knt., sonne and heire, anno 6 Edw. 3. ; ch: Sir William (m. Jane Holland), Richard (2 sonne), John (3 sonne), Robert (4 sonne), Thomas (5 sonne), Peter (6 sonne), Symonde ( 7 sonne) Molyneux
            • Sir William Molyneux, knt., sonne and heire. = Jane, dau. and heire of Robert Holland of Enkestone, co. Lancaster, ar. ; ch: Richard (m. Helene Urwike) Molyneux
              • Richard Molyneux, ar, sonne and heire. = Helene, dau. of Sir Thomas Uswike, knt. ; ch: Sir Richard (m. Helene Harrington & Johane Haydock), Robert (2 sonne) Molyneux
                • Sir Richard Molyneux, knt., sonne and heire. = Helen, dau. of Sir William Harrington of Hornbie, co. Lancaster, knt., first wyf. ; ch: (Pg.104 Margaret (m. Sir Pyers Leye), Anne (m. Sir Richard Nevill) Molyneux ; = Johane, dau. and heire of Sir Gilbert Haydocke of Bradley, co. Lancaster, wydow of Sir Pyers Legh, second wyf. ; ch: (Pg.104 Sir Richard (m. Elizabeth Stanley), Thomas (2 sonne), John (3 sonne), William (4 sonne), Robert (5 sonne), Henry (6 sonne), Edmond (7 sonne), Gilbert (8 sonne), Elizabeth (m. Sir Thomas Sowthworthe), Catherine (m. Richard Radclyf), Johane [Jone] (m. Robert Preston) Molyneux
  • Pg.104
  • Elizabeth, maryed to Sir Thomas Sowthworthe of Samlesbery.
  • Catherine, Maryed to Richard Radclyf of Smethills.
  • Johane [Jone], maryed to Robert Preston of Gormestone in Ireland.
  • Sir Richard Molyneux, knt., sonne and heire. = Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Thomas [lord] Stanley, knt. ; ch: Sir Thomas (m. Anne Dutton), Margaret (m. John Dutton & William Buckley) Molyneux
    • Margaret, maryed to John Dutton of Dutton; after to William Buckley of Beaumarys in Wales.
    • Sir Thomas Molyneux of Sefton, co. Lancaster, knt. = Anne, dau. and one of the heires of Sir Thomas Dutton of Dutton, co. Chester, knt. ; ch: Sir William (m. Jane Rydge & Elizabeth Clyfton), Edward, Jane (m. Robert Fowleshurste), Elizabeth (m. James Butler) Molyneux
      • Edward, 2 sonne, a clerke.
      • Jane, maryed to Robert Fowleshurste of Crewe, co. Chester, ar.
      • Elizabeth, maryed to James Butler of Rauclyf.
      • Sir William Molyneux of Sefton, co. Lancaster, knt. who san the Erle of Huntley's armes at the battell of Flodden Feilde. = Jane, dau. and sole heire of Richard Rydge of Ridge, co. Salop, ar., first wyf. ; ch: Sir Richard (m. Eleanor Radlif & Eleanor Male), Anne (m. Alexander Standishe), Jane (m. Richard Bolde) Molyneux ; = Elizabeth, dau. and coheyre of Cutbert Clyfton of Clyfton, ar. [by the dau. and heir of Sir John Lawrence of Ashton], second wyf. ; ch: Thomas (2 sonne.), Anne (maryed to Henry Halsall of Halsall, ar.) Molyneux
        • Anne, maryed to Alexander Standish of Standish, co. Lancaster, ar.
        • Jane, maryed to Richard Bolde of Bolde, ar.
        • Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton, co. Lancaster, knt., now lyvinge, anno 1567. = Eleanor, dau. of Sir Alexander Radclif of Urdesall [Wardsall], knt., first wyf. ; ch: William (m. Bridgett Carrell), Richard (2 sonne), John (3 sonne), Alexander (4 sonne), Jane (m. Thomas Stanley & William Radcliff & Thomas Molyneux), Margaret (m. John Warren), Alice, Anne, Helene, Mary Molyneux ; = Eleanor, dau. of Robert Male, and wydow of Thomas Ives, second wyf to Sir Richard. ; ch: Anthony (5 sonne), Eleanor Molyneux
          • Jane, first maryed to Thomas Stanley of Bykerstaff, co. Lancaster, ar., and had no yssue; after to William Radliff of Wymerley, and had no yssue; thirdly to Thomas Molyneux, co. Nottingham, gent.
          • Margaret, maryed to John Warren, sonne and heire of Sir Edward Warren of Poynton, co. Chester, knt.
          • William Molyneux, ar., sonne and heire of Sir Richard, lyvinge anno 1567. = Brigett, dau. of John Carrell of Warnham, co. Sussex, ar. ; ch: Richard (m. dau. of Lord Strange), John (2 sonne), Thomas (3 sonne), Eleanor Molyneux
            • Richard Molyneux, eldest sonne, mar. ... ye dau. of ye Lord Strange.


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John Molyneux, MP's Timeline

Sefton, Lancashire, UK
Age 48
Age 49
Derby, Lancashire, England
Age 51
June 24, 1606
Age 81
Derby, Lancashire, UK
April 21, 1908
Age 81
October 29, 1920
Age 81
March 3, 1962
Age 81