Sir Richard Molyneux, 6th Earl of Sefton

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About Sir Richard Molyneux, 6th Earl of Sefton

Richard de Molyneux, High sheriff of Lancaster

  • Born: 5 October 1396
  • Father: Sir Richard de Molyneux of Sefton, Sheriff of Lancashire (Abt 1360-1397)
  • Mother: Ellen Urswick (Abt 1364-)
  • Marriage: 1) Joan Haydock 2) Helen Harrington, widow Ratcliff
  • Died: 23 September 1459, Lancashire, England
  • Buried: 1439, Sefton Church, West Derby, Lancashire, England

Please note there is contradictory details about his wives.

brief biography

From History, Genealogical and Biographical, of the Molyneux Families, pg. 9-11 (as quoted by http://cybergata.com/roots/249.htm)

Richard s. at Sefton, and eminently distinguished himself at the battle of Aguencourt, where he was knighted.

He married first, Joan, daughter of Sir Gilbert Haydock, of Bradley, widow of Sir Peter Leigh of Lyme, and had eight sons and three daughters; Catherine, married first, John Stanhope, Esq., and second, Sir Radcliffe, of Swithells. Genet to Robert, Vis Gormanston; Elizabeth to Sir Robert Southworth.

His second wife was Helen, daughter to Sir William Harrington of Hornby and widow of ... Ratcliff of the Tower in Lancaster, Esq.; by whom he had two daughters. Anna married Sir Richard Nevil of Tevefedge, in Yorkshire; and Margaret to Sir Peter Leigh of Lyme, Knight

From History, Genealogical and Biographical, of the Molyneux Families, pg. 37

Richard Molyneux, who signalized himself in the French Wars of King Henry V at Againcourt, in consideration of which services King Henry granted to him and son Richard by patent dated July 26th, 1446, the chief forestship of Royal Forest and parks in the Wapentake by West Derby shire, with offices of sergeant and steward of that and the Wapentake of Salford, and also the office of constable of Liverpool.

He married 1st, Helen, daughter of Sir William Harrington of Hombie, Lancaster;

m. 2nd, Joan daughter of Gilbert Haydocke, of Bradley, Lancaster, widow of Sir Peter Leight, Knight of Lyme, d. 1439.

supporting data

  • Sir Richard Molyneux1
  • M, #10917, b. 5 October 1396, d. 23 September 1459
  • Father Richard Molyneux, Esq., Sheriff of Lancaster d. 27 Sep 1397
  • Mother Ellen Urswick b. c 1376, d. a 1 Sep 1432
  • Sir Richard Molyneux was born on 5 October 1396. He married Ellen Radcliffe circa 1412. Sir Richard Molyneux married Joan Haydocke, daughter of Gilbert Haydocke, after 16 June 1422. Sir Richard Molyneux died on 23 September 1459 at Blore Heath, Staffordshire, England, at age 62.
  • Family 1 Joan Haydocke d. 1439
  • Children
    • Elizabeth Molyneux+
    • John Molyneux, Rector of Sefton d. 1497
    • Sir Thomas Molyneux2 d. 1492
    • Sir Richard Molyneux, Chief Forester of West Derby+ d. 23 Sep 1459
    • Janet Molyneux+3 b. c 1438
  • Family 2 Ellen Radcliffe
  • Children
    • Margaret Molyneux+ b. c 1418
    • Eleanor Anne Molyneux+ b. c 1418
  • Citations
  • 1.[S2757] Unknown author, Lineage and Ancestry of HRH Prince Charles by Paget, Vol. II, p. 415; Burke's Peerage, "Sefton".
  • 2.[S11576] A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland, by John Burke, Esq. and John Bernard Burke, Esq., p. 360.
  • 3.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. VI, p. 20-1.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p364.htm#i10917

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  • History, genealogical and biographical, of the Molyneux families (1904
  • https://archive.org/details/historygenealogic00moly
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/historygenealogic00moly#page/10/mode/1up
  • .... Sir William the eldest succeeded his father in 1363. He distinguished himself at the battle of Navaret, in Spain under Edward the Black Prince, where he was made a Bannoret in 1367, and continued to serve under that General in all his Spanish and French wars. He died at Canterbury in 1372. He m. first Johannah, dau. and heir to Jordan Ellall, Forrester of Wersdale, by Alice, his wife, one of the daus. and co-heirs to Thomas de Twenge ; secondly, Margret, dau. and heir to Sir Alan Hetton, of Buthel, widow of Sir Robert Holland of Enkerston, brother to Sir Thomas Holland, Knt. of the Garter ; by the former he had seven sons, of whom Sir Thomas the second was slain at Redcot-Bridge, between Berkshire and Oxfordshire in 1388; and Sir William the eldest s. his father. He m. Jane, dau. to Sir Rob't Holland, and had Sir Richard Molins, or Molyneux, who m. Ellen, dau. of Sir Thomas Urswick, and deceasing 1397, by her (who afterwards m. Sir Thos. Savage) had three sons, Richard, Adam and Robert. Adam was Bishop of Chester and keeper of the Privy-Seal in the reign of King Henry VI. and was murdered at Portsmouth in 1449. Robert m. Margret dau. to Sir Baldwin LeStrange, and left an only child, Edith, m. Adam Troutback, Esq., whose dau. Margret m. Sir John Talbot of Grafton, ancestor by her of the Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford. Richard s. at Sefton, and eminently distinguished himself at the battle of Aguencourt, where he was knighted. He m. 1st, Joan, dau. of Sir Gilbert Haydock, of Bradley, widow of Sir Peter Leigh of Lyme, and had eight sons and three daughters; Catherine m. 1st, to John Stanhope, Esq., and 2nd, Sir Radcliffe, of Swithells. Genet to Robert,
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/historygenealogic00moly#page/11/mode/1up
  • Vis. Gormanston ; Elizabeth to Sir Rbt. Southworth. His second wife was Helen, dau. to Sir William Harrington of Hornby and widow of .... Ratcliff of the Tower, in Lanc., Esq.; by whom he had two daus. Anna m. Sir Richard Nevil of Tevefedge, in Yorkshire; and Margret Sir Peter Leigh of Lyme, Knt. The sons, were Sir Richard, Sir Thomas, from whom descended Sir John Molyneux of Teversale, in Nottinghamshire, created a Baronet in 1611— John, Rector of Sefton, Henry, Gilbert, who m. Lady Cheneys, of the Co. of Bucks, Edmund, Robert, William. Sir Richard, the eldest, was in such favor with his Prince, and had so much honor ....

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  • Richard RADCLIFFE
  • Born: ABT 1410, Chadderton, Lancashire, England
  • Father: John RADCLIFFE
  • Mother: Elizabeth RADCLIFFE
  • Married: Catherine MOLYNEAUX (dau. of Richard Molyneaux and Joan Haydock)
  • Children:
    • 1. Joan RADCLIFFE
    • 2. Margery RADCLIFFE
    • 3. Elizabeth RADCLIFFE
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/RADCLIFFE4.htm#Richard RADCLIFFE1

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Sir Richard Molyneux, 6th Earl of Sefton's Timeline

1396
October 5, 1396
Sefton, Lancashire, England
1416
1416
Age 19
Sefton, Lardbrook, Lancashire, England
1416
Age 19
Sefton, Lancashire, , England
1418
1418
Age 21
Lancashire, England
1420
1420
Age 23
Sefton, Lancashire, , England
1420
Age 23
Sefton, West Derby, Lancashire, England
1420
Age 23
Lancashire, UK
1422
1422
Age 25
Sefton, Lancashire, England