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John Molyneux, MP

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

Son of Sir Richard Molyneux, Sheriff of Lancaster and Eleanor Molyneaux
Husband of Anne Molyneaux
Father of Eleanore Hyde and RICHARD MOLYNEUX
Brother of William Molyneux, II; William Molyneux; Alexander Molyneux; Alice Prescott; JAMES MOLYNEUX and 10 others

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About John Molyneux, MP

Family and Education 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.

Biography 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.

Vis. Lancs. (Chetham Soc. lxxxi), 104; Foster, Lancs. Peds.; J. A. Twemlow, Liverpool Town Bks. ii. 119, 839; CSP Dom. 1547-80, p. 321; J. S. Leatherbarrow, Lancs. Eliz. Recusants (Chetham Soc. n.s. cx), 109.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603 Author: N.M.S.

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John Molyneux, MP's Timeline

1525
1525
Sefton, Lancashire, UK
1573
1573
Age 48
England
1574
1574
Age 49
Derby, Lancashire, UK
1576
1576
Age 51
1606
June 24, 1606
Age 81
Derby, Lancashire, UK
1908
April 21, 1908
Age 81
1920
October 29, 1920
Age 81
1962
March 3, 1962
Age 81
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