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Lord William de Moleyns, 5th Baron Moleyns

Also Known As: "William Moleyns"
Birthdate: (23)
Birthplace: Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: May 8, 1429 (19-27)
Orléans, Loiret, Centre, France (Slain in battle)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William de Moleyns and Margery Anne de Whalesborough, Lady
Husband of Katherine Fauconer and Lady Anne Whalesborough, Baroness Moleyns
Father of Richard De Moleyns; Catherine Howard, Duchess of Norfolk; Alianor de Moleyns, Lady of Hungerford and Frideswide de Moleyns
Brother of Anne Ann Moleyns and Richard De Moleynes

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About Sir William Moleyns, "5th Baron Moleyns"

  • Sir William Moleyns1,2,3
  • M, #15425, b. 8 December 1405, d. 8 May 1429
  • Father Sir William de Moleyns4 b. 7 Jan 1378, d. 8 Jun 1425
  • Mother Margery4 d. 26 Mar 1439
  • Sir William Moleyns was christened on 8 December 1405 at Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England.5,3 A settlement for the marriage Sir William Moleyns and Katherine Fauconer was made on 20 May 1417; They had no issue as the contract was voided before they married.5,3 Sir William Moleyns married Anna Whalesborough, daughter of John Whalesborough, Esq., Justice of the Peace for Cornwall and Jane Raleigh, on 1 May 1423 at Ewelme, Oxfordshire, England; They had 2 daughters (Eleanor, wife of Sir Robert, 3rd Lord Hungerford, & of Sir Oliver Manningham; & Frideswide).5,2,3 Sir William Moleyns died on 8 May 1429 at Siege of Orleans, Orleans, Loiret, Centre, France, at age 23.5,3
  • Family 1 Katherine Fauconer b. 1413
  • Family 2 Anna Whalesborough b. c 1405, d. 1 Mar 1487
  • Child
    • Eleanor Moleyns+5,2,3 b. 11 Jun 1426, d. c 1492
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4173] Unknown author, The Complete Peerage, by Cokayne, Vol. VI, p. 620; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 1599; Families Directly Descended from all the Royal Families in Europe, by Elizabeth M. Rixford, p. 26.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 430-431.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 153-154.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 153.
  • 5.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 504.
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  • MOLEYNS, Sir William (1378-1425), of Stoke Poges, Bucks.
  • 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.
  • .... 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 ....
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  • Mary Hungerford (c.1468 – before 10 July 1533) was the daughter of Sir Thomas Hungerford and Anne, daughter of Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland.
  • .... Mary was the great-granddaughter of Sir William Moleyns, slain at the siege of Orleans on 8 May 1429, who married, on 1 May 1423, as his second wife, Anne Whalesborough (died c. 1487), the daughter and co-heir of John Whalesborough, esquire, of Whalesborough, Cornwall, by Joan, daughter of Sir John Raleigh. By Anne Whalesborough Sir William Moleyns had two daughters, Eleanor (died c. 1492) and Frideswide. Eleanor's marriage was granted to Thomas Chaucer, esquire, and before 5 November 1440 she married Robert Hungerford, 3rd Baron Hungerford, who was beheaded on 15 May 1464 after the Battle of Hexham. ....
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  • Sir William Moleyns1
  • M, #211724
  • Last Edited=19 Nov 2006
  • Child of Sir William Moleyns and Anne Whalesborough
    • 1.Elizabeth Moleyns+1 d. 1476
  • Citations
  • 1.[S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family."
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  • Here it is.
  • i. Richard de Moleyns, 3rd Baron (d 14.12.1384)
  • m. Eleanor de Beaumont (dau of Henry Beaumont, 3rd Lord) identified by BE1883 (Molines) and BE1883 (Beaumont)
    • a. William de Moleyns, 4th Baron (b 07.01.1377/8, d 08.06.1425)
    • m. (before 25.12.1405) Margery (d 26.03.1439)
    • BE1883 only shows one generation of Williams, showing Eleanor (Alianore) as daughter of the 4th baron. We follow TCP.
      • (1) William de Moleyns, 5th Baron (bpt 08.12.1405, d Orleans 08.05.1429)
      • m1. (1417) Katherine Fauconer (dau of Thomas Fauconer)
      • m2. (01.05.1423) Anne Whalesborough (a 01.1486, dau of John Whalesborough of Cornwall)
        • (A) Eleanor de Moleyns (b 11.06.1426)
        • m1. (before 05.11.1440) Robert Hungerford, 3rd Lord Hungerford, Lord Moleyns, (b before 1429, d 1463/4)
        • m2. (c24.03.1468/9) Sir Oliver Manyngham
          • (i) Friswid Manyngham (heir) apparently of this generation
          • m. Sir Thomas Oxenbridge
      • (2) Katherine Moleyns (d 03.11.1465)
      • m. Sir John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk (d Bosworth Field 22.08.1485)


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December 8, 1405
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
December 8, 1405
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
December 8, 1405
Stoke Poges,Buckinghamshire,England
December 8, 1405
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
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December 8, 1405
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
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Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
June 11, 1426
Age 20
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom