EARLS OF SEFTON


Charles William Molyneux, 1st Earl of Sefton [I.] (1771), 9th Viscount Molyneux of Maryborough [I.] (1628), 10th Baronet of Croxteth, Lancs [E.] (1611), son and heir of the Hon. Thomas Joseph Molyneux, by his wife Maria Leverly; b. 3 September 1749; d. 31 January 1795; m. 27 November 1768 St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, Charing Cross, London, Lady Isabella Stanhope, daughter of William Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Harrington [G.B.], by his wife Lady Caroline FitzRoy; b. 15 April 1748; d. 29 January 1819 London; and had :

1A. William Philip Molyneux, 2nd Earl of Sefton [I.], 1st Lord Sefton of Croxteth [U.K.] (1831); b. 19 September 1772; d. 20 November 1838 London; bur. Hanwell, Middlesex; m. 1 January 1792 London, the Hon. Maria Margaretta Craven, daughter of William Craven, 6th Lord Craven (of Hampsted Marshall) [E.], by his wife Lady Elizabeth Berkeley, Princess Berkeley; b. 26 April 1769; d. 9 March 1851 London; bur. Hanwell, Middlesex; and had :

1B. Charles William Molyneux, 3rd Earl of Sefton [I.]; b. 10 July 1796 Berkeley Square, London; d. 2 August 1855 Croxteth Hall, nr. Liverpool, Lancs; bur. Sefton Church, Sefton, Lancs; m. 29 June 1834 Hopwood, Mary Augusta Gregge-Hopwood, daughter of Robert Gregge-Hopwood, Esq., of Hopewood Hall, Lancs, High Sheriff of Lancs, J.P., D.L., by his wife the Hon. Cecilia Byng; b. 19 April 1814; and had :

1C. William Philip Molyneux, 4th Earl of Sefton [I.], K.G. (1885); b. 14 October 1835 Croxteth Hall; d. 27 June 1897 Sefton House, Belgrave Square, London; bur. St. Chad's Churchyard, Kirkby, Walton-on-the-Hill, Lancs; m. 18 July 1866 St. George's, Hanover Square, London, the Hon. Cecil Emily Hylton-Joliffe, daughter of William George Hylton Joliffe, 1st Lord Hylton of Hylton and Petersfield [U.K.], by his first wife Eleanor Paget; b. 18 July 1838 Merstham House, Surrey; d. 25 February 1899 No. 44 Lennox Gardens, Chelsea, London; bur. St. Chad's Churchyard, Kirkby, Walton-on-the-Hill, Lancs; and had :

1D. Charles William Hylton Molyneux, 5th Earl of Sefton [I.]; b. 25 June 1867 Sefton House, Belgrave Square, London; d. 2 December 1901 Croxteth Hall, nr. Liverpool, Lancs, unmarried; bur. St. Chad's Churchyard, Kirkby, Walton-on-the-Hill, Lancs.

2D. Osbert Cecil Molyneux, 6th Earl of Sefton [I.]; b. 21 February 1871 Sefton House, Belgrave Square, London; d. 16 June 1930; m. 8 January 1898 St Paul's, Knightsbridge, London, Lady Helena Mary Bridgeman, daughter of George Cecil Orlando Bridgeman, 4th Earl of Bradford [G.B.], by his wife Lady Ida Frances Annabella Lumley; b. 16 July 1875 No. 20 Lowndes Square, Knightsbridge, London; d. 27 August 1947; and had :

1E. Hugh William Osbert Molyneux, 7th Earl of Sefton [I.]; b. 22 December 1898 Croxteth, Lancs; d. 13 April 1972; m. 9 December 1941, Josephine Armstrong, daughter of George Nathan Armstrong, of Glenns, Middlesex Co., Virginia, U.S.A.

2E. Hon. Cecil Richard Molyneux, Midshipman, R.N.; b. 2 December 1899 Dale Ford, Sandiway, Cheshire; d. 31 May 1916 off Jutland (killed in action), unmarried.

3E. Lady Evelyn Mary Molyneux; b. 29 October 1902; d. 26 June 1917.

3D. Maj. the Hon. Sir Richard Frederick Molyneux, 3rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, Royal Horse Guards (Blues), R.A., K.C.V.O.; b. 24 March 1873 Sefton House, Belgrave Square, London; d. 20 January 1954, unmarried.

4D. Lady Gertrude Eleanor Molyneux; b. 1 July 1868 Sefton House, Belgrave Square, London; d. 5 November 1937; m. 25 April 1905, Lt.-Col. John Halket(t) Crawford, Indian Army; b. 28 September 1868.

5D. Lady Rose Mary Molyneux; b. 9 February 1870 Sefton House, Belgrave Square, London; d. 29 July 1905, unmarried.

2C. Lt.-Col. the Hon. Caryl Craven Molyneux, of Bodicote, Oxon, 10th Hussars, R.A., J.P.; b. 4 October 1836 Croxteth Hall, nr. Liverpool, Lancs; m. 21 April 1870 Escrick, Yorks, the Hon. Caroline Elizabeth Lawley, daughter of Beilby Richard Lawley, 2nd Lord Wenlock of Wenlock [U.K.], by his wife Lady Elizabeth Grosvenor; b. 23 January 1848; and had :

1D. Maj. Caryl Richard Molyneux, 4th Hussars, 10th (Prince of Wales' Own) Hussars, R.A.; b. 10 February 1871 No. 53 Grosvenor Place, Knightsbridge, London; d. 24 September 1924; m. 29 October 1910, as her second husband, Mrs. Eva Isabel Maud Chichester nee Justice, daughter of Maj.-Gen. Henry Annesley Justice, Indian Army, by his wife Isabella Caroline Oxley; b. 1871 Cheltenham, Gloucs.

2D. Francis Henry Molyneux; b. 19 February 1872 Lexden Villa, Colchester, Essex; d. 2 May 1872; bur. Lexden, Essex.

3C. Capt. the Hon. Henry Hervey Molyneux, of Sanham House, Melton Mowbray, Leics, R.N.; b. 18 April 1842 Croxteth, Lancs; d. 23 September 1915; m. 23 October 1873 St. Peter's, Eaton Square, London, Alice Catherine St. John-Mildmay, daughter of Capt. Humphrey St. John-Mildmay, Director Bank of England, Coldstream Guards, R.A., M.P., by his second wife Marianne Frances Harcourt-Vernon; b. 1852 London; d. 12 September 1934.

4C. Maj. the Hon. Roger Gordon Molyneux, 1st Dragoon Guards, Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Cavalry, R.A.; b. 14 January 1849 Croxteth, Lancs; d. 9 September 1893 Villa Martha, Saint Jean de Luz, Basses-Pyrénées, France; bur. Catholic Cemetery, Saint Jean de Luz; m. 4 October 1890 Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Marylebone Road, London, Anna Mary Vivienne Dickinson, daughter of William Dickinson, Deputy Finance Minister of Canada; b. c 1860 Quebec, Canada [1901 England Census]; d. 3 January 1941; and had :

1D. Roger Anthony Molyneux; b. 2 February 1892 Kensington, London; d. 8 August 1902 Beaumont Jesuit College, Windsor, Berks; bur. Catholic Churchyard of St. Swithin's, Gillmoss, West Derby, Lancs.

5C. Lady Cecilia Maria Charlotte Molyneux, V.A.; b. 7 November 1838 Croxteth Hall, nr. Liverpool, Lancs; m. 12 July 1869 St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, London, Hugh Richard Dawnay, 8th Viscount Downe [I.], 1st Lord Dawnay of Danby [U.K.] (1897), son and heir of William Henry Dawnay, 7th Viscount Downe, by his wife Mary Isabel Bagot; b. 20 July 1844 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London; and left issue.

2B. Lt.-Col. the Hon. George Berkeley Molyneux, R.A.; b. 16 July 1799; d. 27 August 1841; m. as her second husband, Mrs Eliza Stuart nee [___]; and had :

1C. Capt. Charles Berkeley Molyneux, 4th Light Dragoons, R.A.; b. c 1826/7; d. 1892 (registered Fylde, Lancs); m. Emily [___]; b. c 1832 Dublin, Ireland; and had : [note : most of this information was gleaned from Census and Birth/Death Records - it needs a bit more confirmation]

1D. William Berkeley Molyneux, Banker; b. 1852 Ipswich, Suffolk; m. 1886 (registered Toxteth Park, Lancs), Jessie Abercrombie Rayner, daughter of Edward W Rayner, Merchant and Shipowner; b.1858 Liverpool, Lancs.

2D. Capt. George Philip Berkeley Molyneux, R.A.; b. c 1858 Ireland; m. 1884 (registered Kensington, London), Mary Charlotte Henriette Dury; b. c 1860 Dumfries-shire, Scotland.

3D. Arthur John Berkeley Molyneux; b. 2 June 1862 Dublin; d. 1890 (registered Fylde, Lancs).

4D. Cdr. Charlie Henry Berkeley Molyneux, R.M.; b. 1864 Chorley, Lancs.

5D. William L Berkeley Molyneux; b. c 1869 Southport, Lancs.

6D. Helen Cecilia Berkeley Molyneux; b.1866 Chorley, Lancs; [living unmarried 1901].

3B. Lt.-Col. the Hon. Henry Richard Molyneux, R.A.; b. 27 August 1800; d. 23 May 1841.

4B. Hon. Francis George Molyneux, Secretary of Legation at Frankfurt; b. 5 March 1805 London; d. 24 May 1886; m. 1842, as her second husband, Lady Georgiana Jemima Ashburnham, daughter of George Ashburnham, 3rd Earl of Ashburnham [G.B.], K.G., by his second wife Lady Charlotte Percy; b. 11 May 1805 London; d. May 1882; and had :

1C. Constance Philipina Georgina Molyneux; b. 1848 Marylebone, London; d. 18 September 1919; m. 1890, William Melville; b. c 1851 Golding [1891 Census] or Tonbridge [1901 Census], Kent.

5B. Lady Georgiana Isabella Frances Molyneux; 15 December 1792; d. 28 June 1826; m. 22 June 1819, Charles Pascoe Grenfell, Esq., of Taplow Court, Taplow, near Maidenhead, Berks, M.P., second son of Pascoe Grenfell, Esq., of Taplow House, Taplow, Berks, M.P., D.C.L., by his first wife Charlotte Granville; b. 4 April 1790; d. 21 March 1867; and had issue.

6B. Lady Maria Molyneux; b. 22 February 1795; d. 3 May 1872, unmarried.

7BLady Louisa Anne Maria Molyneux; b. 22 October 1797; d. 31 July 1855, unmarried.

8B. Lady Frances Molyneux; b. 1798; d. in infancy.

9B. Lady Emily Molyneux; b. January 1802; d. young.

10B. Lady Caroline Harriett Molyneux; b. 4 May 1803; d. 8 February 1866; m. 20 November 1836, Lt.-Col. Charles Towneley, of Towneley Hall, Lancs, 5th Royal Lancashire Militia, J.P., D.L., F.R.S., F.S.A., son and heir of Peregrine Edward Towneley, Esq., of Towneley Hall, High Sheriff of Lancs, J.P., D.L., by his wife Charlotte Theresa Drummond; b. January 1803; d. 5 November 1876; and had issue.

11B. Lady Katherine Molyenux; b. 20 December 1808; d. 25 March 1855, unmarried.