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Margery Anne de Whalesborough (Whalesborough), Lady

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: March 26, 1439 (54-62)
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir John Whalesborough and Joan Whalesborough
Wife of Sir William de Moleyns
Mother of Sir William Moleyns, "5th Baron Moleyns"; Anne Ann Moleyns and Richard De Moleynes

Occupation: English Noblewoman: Baroness Moleyns
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About Margery Anne de Whalesborough, Lady

  • Margery1,2,3,4
  • F, #16273, d. 26 March 1439
  • Margery married Sir William de Moleyns, son of Sir Richard de Moleyns and Eleanor Beaumont, before 29 September 1401; They had 2 sons (Sir William; & John) and 2 daughters (Katherine, wife of Sir John Howard, Duke of Norfolk, & Earl Marshal of England; & Anne, wife of Lewis Clifford).2,3,4 Margery died on 26 March 1439 at of Little Somerford & Lea, Wiltshire, England.2,4 Her estate was probated on 12 June 1439.4
  • Family Sir William de Moleyns b. 7 Jan 1378, d. 8 Jun 1425
  • Children
    • Sir William Moleyns+4 b. 8 Dec 1405, d. 8 May 1429
    • Katherine Moleyns+5,2,3,4 b. c 1410, d. 3 Nov 1465
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4591] Unknown author, Lineage and Ancestry of HRH Prince Charles by Paget, p. 91.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 504.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 412-413.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 153.
  • 5.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 236.
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  • Marjery Whalesborough
  • F, #3383, d. 26 March 1439
  • Last Edited=19 Jan 2003
  • Marjery Whalesborough married Sir William de Moleyns before 1405. She died on 26 March 1439.
  • Her married name became de Moleyns.
  • Child of Marjery Whalesborough and Sir William de Moleyns
    • 1.Catherine Moleyns+ d. 3 Nov 1465
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  • MOLEYNS, Sir William (1378-1425), of Stoke Poges, Bucks.
  • Family and Education
  • b. London 7 Jan. 1378, s. and h. of Sir Richard Moleyns of Stoke Poges. m. by Mich. 1401, Margery (d. 26 Mar. 1439), 1s. 1da.1 Kntd. 8 Apr. 1413.
  • Offices Held
    • Commr. of array, Bucks. Dec. 1399, Oct. 1403; to restore order at Horton Mar. 1403; raise royal loans Nov. 1419, Jan. 1420, Apr. 1421.
    • J.p. Bucks. 18 Feb. 1419-July 1423.
  • Biography
  • In 1384 after the death of Moleyns’s father (who was posthumously styled Lord Moleyns, although he had never been summoned to Parliament), William’s wardship and marriage were granted to Thomas of Woodstock, the King’s uncle, for £700. Ten years later Woodstock, now duke of Gloucester, transferred the wardship to a number of trustees, headed by the bishop of London, but in December 1398, after Gloucester’s murder, William’s grandmother, Margery, bought his marriage from the treasurer, the earl of Wiltshire, for 700 marks. William proved his age on 6 Feb. 1399, and after obtaining seisin of his inheritance he was granted licence to sell 80 acres of his Buckinghamshire timber to help pay off his grandmother’s debt. Shortly afterwards, on her death, he inherited the lands of his grandfather, Sir William†, which she had long held in dower.2
  • Moleyns’s patrimony was extensive (no fewer than three manors in Oxfordshire, six in Wiltshire and ten in Buckinghamshire), and his steward’s accounts for 1400-1 show him in receipt of over £356 for that year, of which about £338 came from land. Not surprisingly, he was required to contribute to the subsidy imposed by the Coventry Parliament of 1404 (Oct.) on those with annual incomes exceeding 500 marks (£333 6s.8d.), but he claimed exoneration on the ground that his estates gave him no more than £230 a year. The Exchequer ceased proceedings against him in 1412, when local inquiries supported his contention.3 Moleyns leased a substantial part of his lands to his steward, William Wyot, who had previously been in his grandmother’s service and, in 1405, acted as godfather at the baptism of his son. Thus, in 1406 he leased to Wyot and his wife Elizabeth, the manor of Henley-on-Thames for £8 a year, in 1407 they obtained all his property in Dachet and Ditton, Buckinghamshire, for the render of one rose every Midsummer, and in 1417 he granted them Aston Bampton in Oxfordshire, for term of their lives at £20 a year.4
  • Save for a few royal commissions, Moleyns’s career was uneventful. He was knighted on the eve of Henry V’s coronation, and in January 1414 he obtained a royal pardon for all his debts (probably in connexion with the Exchequer demands for his contribution to the subsidy). That March he was elected to his only Parliament. One of his mainpernors at the elections at Wilton, and a colleague in the Commons as a representative for Buckinghamshire, was Richard Wyot (probably the brother of Moleyns’s favoured retainer), who was himself then acting as steward of the estates of Bishop Beaufort of Winchester. Wyot was an associate of the bishop’s cousin, Thomas Chaucer*, with whom Moleyns, too, was also connected, for Chaucer’s wife, Maud, was a kinswoman of his. Indeed, the families drew closer in time, for Moleyns’s only son, William, was later to be married at Ewelme, Chaucer’s seat, to one of the daughters of Maud’s half-sister, Joan, daughter of Sir John Raleigh† of Nettlecombe, and wife of John Whalesborough*. Furthermore, his grand daughter was to have as one of her godmothers Chaucer’s daughter, Alice, countess of Salisbury. Another of Moleyns’s associates was Richard, Lord Strange of Knockin, for whom, in May 1417, he stood bail for his release from the Tower. Moleyns attended the Buckinghamshire elections to Parliament in 1419 and 1422.5
  • Sir William died on 8 June 1425 and was buried at Stoke Poges. His son attained his majority in 1427 but was killed at the siege of Orleans two years later, leaving as the heir to the Moleyns estates his daughter, Eleanor. She subsequently married Robert Hungerford (grandson and eventual heir of Sir Walter (now Lord) Hungerford*), who was summoned to Parliament in 1445 as Lord Moleyns.6
  • Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
  • Authors: Richmond / L. S. Woodger
  • Notes
  • 1. CP, ix. 41-42. The surname of his wife is not known, but she may have been related to John Treverbyn*, for she had a reversionary interest in estates in Cornw. which once belonged to him, she and Moleyns taking possession of the same in 1413: Huntingdon Lib. San Marino, Hastings ms HAD 138/2195.
  • 2. CFR, x. 91; CCR, 1392-6, p. 493; 1396-9, pp. 446, 510; CPR, 1396-9, pp. 457, 532; C136/109/128.
  • 3. E101/512/17; E159/182 Hil. mm. 15d, 16d.
  • 4. CCR, 1413-19, pp. 437, 442-4; CPR, 1396-9, p. 457.
  • 5. CPR, 1413-16, p. 156; CCR, 1413-19, p. 393; C219/11/3, 12/3, 13/1; C115/K2/6682, f. 63d. William the son had earlier been married, in 1417, to Katherine, da. of Thomas Fauconer*, the wealthy London mercer: CPR, 1416-22, p. 105.
  • 6. C139/17/29; CP, ix. 42-43; G. Lipscomb, Bucks. iv. 566; PCC 25 Luffenham
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  • John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, KG, Earl Marshal (c.1425 – 22 August 1485) ....
  • Before 29 September 1401 Howard married Katherine Moleyns (d. 3 November 1465), the daughter of Sir William Moleyns (7 January 1378 – 8 June 1425), styled Lord Moleyns, of Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Margery Whalesborough (d. 26 March 1439).[12]
  • From:,_1st_Duke_of_Norfolk


Margery married William Moleyn, son of Richard and Eleanor. I can find no record of her marrying Edmund Hampton.

Margery and William had a son William. This William m. Anne Whalesborough as her second husband. William (William & Margery) married first Katherine Fauconer.

Anne Whalesborough's first husband was Edmund Hampden.

Margery and william had a daughter Eleanor, who married Robert Hungerford.


  1. ID: I56121
  2. Name: Margery Anne De Whalesburgh
  3. Surname: De Whalesburgh
  4. Given Name: Margery Anne
  5. Sex: F
  6. Birth: 1381 in London, England
  7. Death: 26 Mar 1439 in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
  8. Burial: Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
  9. _UID: 8E82FF2ED1F0AF419145A9BAD456FE18676A
  10. Change Date: 10 May 2009 at 01:00:00

Father: John De Whalesburgh b: ABT 1320 in Lancarfe, Cornwall, England

Mother: Margaret Maud b: ABT 1340 in England

Marriage 1 William De Moleyns b: 7 Jan 1377/1378 in St Stephen Parish, Coleman Street, London, England

   * Married: BEF 29 Sep 1405


  1. Has Children William De Moleyns b: 8 Dec 1405 in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
  2. Has Children Anne De Molynes b: ABT 1408 in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
  3. Has Children Katherine De Moleyns b: ABT 1420 in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England


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Margery Anne de Whalesborough, Lady's Timeline

London, Middlesex, England
December 8, 1405
Age 24
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
Age 27
Bobbing Court, Bobbing, Kent, England
Age 44
March 26, 1439
Age 58
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
March 26, 1439
Age 58