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William (Molyneux) of Sefton (bef. 1340 - abt. 1372)

William of Sefton formerly Molyneux aka le Molyneux, Molineux of Sefton
Born before in Sefton, Lancashire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died about in Canterbury, Kent, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Jan 2011
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William (Molyneux) of Sefton was a member of aristocracy in England.

William le Molyneux, or Molineux, of Sefton

William was born before 1345 (aged 21 when he took livery of his grandfather's lands in 40 Edward III [1366]).[1]

William was the son of William le Molyneux, the son of Richard le Molineux of Sefton.[1]

William's father was already dead when his grandfather, Richard le Molineux, died on 6 April 37 Edward III [1363], while William was still a minor.[1]

An Inquisition held in Liverpool in response to a writ issued on 4 February, 42 Edward III [1368], found Richard Le Molyneux held in Lancaster the manor of Sefton, part of the manor of Doune Lithirlond and an interest in Thorneton, which the duke of Lancaster had received the issue of during the minority of Richard's heir, William the son of William, but that had ended on Michaelmas, 40 Edward III, when William did homage to the duke as son and heir of William.[1]


4th Baron Sefton


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Deputy Keeper of the Records, Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem and other Analogous Documents preserved in the Public Record Office, Vol XII Edward III, (London: His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, 1938), accessed 9 August 2014, pp.215-6. Abstract No 236 Richard le Molyneux, or Molineux, of Sefton.
  • Verified from the Genealogy worksheets compiled by Ralph Pryor during his 40 years of research, traveling extensively in the military and in retirement. Entered by Greg Rose, Grandson.


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