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IV. Gilbert, of Raeden, an eminent merchant of Aberdeen, 5.
1719, m. 1745, Helen (who d. 1791), dau. of George Shep-
herd, of Aberdeen, merchant, by his wife, Helen Thomson,
of the family ot lianchoiy, and had, with other children
dying young and unm. two sons and two daus., viz., >

1 George, of Raeden, sometime Provost of Aberdeen, h.
1752, d. 1828; m. 1st, Jane, eldest dau. of Alexander
Innes, Esq. of Breda, co. Aberdeen, and ot Cowie, CO,
Kincaidine (she d. 1794); and 2ndly, Hariict Bcauvai.s, of I
Aberdeen (who d. 1855), and had issue by both wives.



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2 A)ex£inder, b. 1756, sometime Collector of Customs at
Alierdeeu; m. Margaret (who d. 1815), 4th dau. of
Alexander Innes, Esq. o£ Breda and Conie, and had
issue.

1 Elizabeth, 6. 1749, m. Baillie Charles Farquharson, of
Aherdeen, andrf. 1831.

2 Catherine, tji- 1792, James Thomson, Advocate, and d.
1800, leaving issue.

I. Jean, 6. 1701, m. (contract dated 14 Oct. 1731) William

Mitchell, merchant (elder brother of Alexander Mitchell, of

Tillycorthie, Abeitleen progenitor of Blitchell of Stow, and

Mitchell-lnnes, of Parson's Green, Ayton, I'hantassie, &c.j,

and d. Jan. 1792, leaving issue, thi'ee sons and two

daus.,

1 William, of South Stocket and Aberdeen, merchant, b.

I73G; m. 1st, 1759. his relative, Elizabeth, dau. and co.

heir of John Middlcton, of Aberdeen, merchant, by

Barbara Simpson, of Concraig (see above), (she d. about

1760) He m. 2ndly, ciira 1761, Mary (d. 1824), dau. of

"William Eordyee, Esq. of Aqiihorties, Aberdeenshire, by

his maiTiage in 1738 with Margaret, dau. uf Walter

Cochran, Esq. of Dumbreck, and had two sons, Willidm

Mitchell, an officer H.N.; Walter BlitcheU, purser in an

East Indiaman man of war, both d. unin. ; and five daus..

all, excepting Helen (who d. young), were married.

. 2 Alex.onder, d. young.

3 Andi'ew, of Savocls, b. 1737 ; vi. 1759, Margaret Cattanach
(grand dau. of Lunisden, Laird of Corrachree, cadet of
the old Aberdeenshire family of Lumsden, of Cushnie),
and by her (who d. 1815) Mr. Mitchell (who d. 1799) had,
with other issue, a son,

Gilbert Mitchell, of Savoek, b. there 1774; d. 1814; m.
1800, Margaret Bruce, sister of the late James Bruce,
Esq., J. P. of Inverquhomery, and Longside, co. Aber-
deen; and their dau., Margaret Mitchell, 6. at Savoek
1809; VI. 1838, David Gill, Esq. of Blairythan, and
Savoek (see Gill of lilainjthan).

1 Elizabeth, 6. 1733, m. 175G, her cousin-gcrman, William
Mitchell, of Haddo, son of Alexander, of Tillycorthie, and
had issue.

2 Jean, b. 1735, m. — Shepherd, and d. s. -p.

H. Agnes, b. 1705, m. (contract dated 16 Nov. 1732) George
Gray, merchant, son of George Gray, of Haddo.

HI. Isabel, b. 1707, vi. John Meder, Burgess of Aberdeen, and
d. 1777.

IV. Elizabeth, b. 1709; m. contract dated 26 May, 1744),
•fames Gray, another son of George Gray, of Haddo, and
had a dau., Elizabeth, ?)t. James Milne, merchant, and had
issue.

The Eev. Andbew Moib, b. 1703, was minister, 1st of Methlic
•and latterly of Ellon, both in Aberdeenshire, i». 7 Sept. 1737
Jane (who d. 1789), dau. of the Rev. Wm. Forbes, of Tarves
< 3rd son Sir John Forbes, of Waterton, by his wife, a sister of
the 1st Earl of Aberdeen), by Janet his wife, dau. of Prof
-fames Gregory, inventor of the Reflecting Telescope,, and d
1794, and had with two sons, William and Andrew, and two
■flaus., Janet and Jane (who all d. unm.),

(lEOEGE, lii.s heir.

Elizabeth, b. 1739, m. Robert Garden, Esq. of Grange, and
Clerkhill, co. Aberdeen, Advocate, and had a large lamily,
live sons and three daus., of whom one was a Colonel in the
Arm)', d. vvm., and another, George, of Montreal, mer-
chant, in. Iiis relative, Euphemia, dau. of William Forbes,
Esq. of Edit, CO. Aberdeen, and had issue.

The Eev. De. Geoece Moie, b. 5 April 1741, was for the long
period of 55 years Minister of Peterhead, co. Aberdeen, m. in
1766, Martha (who d. 1816), 3rd dau. of Patrick Byres, Esq. of
'Donley (see lliat jamily), SiwHi d, 18 March, 1818, having had
issue, eight sons and two daus.,

1 Andrew, an officer -n the army, d. in India, unm.

2 Patrick, 6. 1769, secretary to Lord Minto, Governor-Gen. of
India, and in 1807 accompanied his lordship to Bengal,
where he was appointed a Commissioner of the Court of
Requests at Calcutta, which last office he held up to the
time of his death, 5 Feb. 1810 unm.

■3 James, M.D., of Johnston, of whom afterwards.
4 John, of .St. Catherine's, Peterhead, artist, b. 1775 ; m. 1800,
his cousin-german, Catherine, eldest dau. and co-heir of
Capt. John Byres, R.E. (see that family), and d. 1856,
having had issue, wiih others d. young,
Patrick Moir-Byres, IV. of Tonley.
James Giegory Moir-Byres, V. of Tonley.
George Moir-Byi-es, VI. of Tonley.
Isabella, d. v.riin.

Catherine, m. 1st, John Forster Fraser, Esq., and 2ndly,
Win. Findlay, Esq.
Stewart, m. 1849, James B. B. Junor, Esq., and has issue
a son.

V. William, who ci. at Trinrd.ad 7t?n)i. 1802.

VI. Robert. vii. Forbes, both d. unm.
viii. Andrew, sometime a merchant at, Quebec, and d. there

d'irm.
I. Janet, m. 1st, Chrutopber Norton, Esq. of Penkridge, and



Congreve, Staffordshire, and 2nd!y, Capt. John Daviu.son,
and had issue by each.
11. Jane, 1st wife of the Rev. William Donald, of Peterhead
(no issue).

James Moie,* M.D., of Johnston and Braehcad, both near
Aberdeen was for many years a leading physician in that
town, i. 1770, m. 1802, his cousin-german, Janet, youngerdau.
and co-heir of Capt. John Byres,* E.E., and d. iu Nov. 18C1 ,
issue, two sons and one dau.

I. James, d. young. ii. Pateick, VII. of Tonley.

I. Jessie, d. unm. 1870.

Arms o/Btees (of old)— As depicted in the fine tomb of John
Byres, of Coates (who d. 1629), az. a chev. between three bee.i
volant arrieree, arg ; Porteus Snowdon, Herald, also gives this
coat in 1661, to Bykes of Strathaven, a cadet of the family.
C7-est (of this coat)— A boe volant, or. Motto— Rule be one.
The blazon assigned to Patrick Byres, Esq. of Tonley, by the
Lord Lyon, 7 Feb. 175-5, and since always used by the
family is quite di (To rent— viz., az., a chevron arg., between
three martlets, volant or. Crest — A cock regardant ppr.
il/o(io— Marte suo Tutus. Ar7ns of Bloia (as Stoneywood)—
Arg. three Moors' heads, couped, distilling drops of blood, ppr.
frest—A Mauritanian's head couped, as in the Arms. Motto—
Major opima ferat.

Sra(s— Tonley House, near Alford, Aberdeenshire ; and the
Craig, Windermere.



MOLESWOETH OF NORTH DOWN
HALL.

MoiESWOETH, George Mill Feederick, Esq.
oE North Down Hall, Devon, and of Littleborough,
CO. Lancaster, J.P. Devon and for Duchy of Lan-
caster, and Comm. E.N. (retired), b. 14 Sept. 1825 ;
m. 19 Aug. 1851, Sarah, dau. of Laurence Newall,
Esq. of Town House, Littleborough, and has issue,

I. Reginald Balfouk, b. Nov. 1852 ; m. 1888, Marian,
youngest dau. of Edmund TBoinson, Esq., and has issue,
a dau., Katherine Sarah Nt wall, b. 12 Oct 1891.

II. George Nassau, 6. 4 June, 1856 ; d. unm. 1879.

III. Arthur Hill, b. 25 Oct. 1857.

I. Harriet, d. an infant, ii. Mary Capel.

III. Jessie Fitzgerald, m. 3 Oct. 1889, Henry Bridges
Molesworth, Esq., eldest son of Sir Guildford Molesworth,
H.C.I.E., and has issue, a son, George Noble, b, 14 July,
1890.

liineage.— Majok The Hon. Edwabd Moleswoeth, 4th
son of Robert, 1st Viscount Molesworth (see Bdrke's Pcerarie),
left issue, by Mary his 3rd wife, two sons, John, of whom wc
treat, and Robert, m. 1773, Elizabeth, dau. of John Tuke, Esq.,
and had issue. The elder son,

John Molesworth, Esq., to. F'rances, eldest dau. of
Matthew HiU, Esq., and d. 24 April, 1791, leaving issue, a
son.

Rev. John Edward Nassau Moleswobth, D.D., Vicar of
Rochdale, 6. 1790; m. 1st, 28 Nov. 1816, Harriet, dau. of
William MacKinnon, Esq. and by her (who d. 1850) had issue,

I. William Nassau (Rev.), LL.D., Hon. Canon of Blan-
chester. Vicar of Spotland, Uochdale, b. 8 Nov. 1816; vi. 3
Sept. 1844, Margaret, dau. of George Murray, Esq. of
Ancoats Hall, and d. 19 Dec. 1890, leaving issue,

1 James Murray, b. 1849 ; m. 11 Nov. 1891, Emily Maria,
dau. of Robert Leech, Esq.

2 Alexander, 6. 1851.

3 William Nassau, 6. 28 Oct. 1853; m. 1882, Clara, dau. of
Thomas Healey, Esq. of Howanh Cross, and has issue,
William Nassau, b. 1888 ; and Dorothy Nassau, 6. 1883.

4 Murray Crompton, 6. 14 March, 18.iii.

5 Uobert F'rancis Stuart, b. 19 May, 1858.

6 Arthur Henry, 6. 1862.

1 Margaret, m. 8 Oct. 1891, Rev. Samuel E. Clark, M.A.

II. John, 6. 1818; 7ii. 5 Oct. 1847, Mary, dau. of Laurence
Newall, Esq. of Littleborough, and d. 21 Sept. 1886, liaving
by her, who d. 7 Sept. 187i, had issue,

1 Edward Newall Molesworth-Hepworth, 6. 1818 ; m. 1880,
Marion, dau. of Rev. Francis Ley bazley.

2 Frederick Nassau, 6. 25 Oct. 1850; m. 14 Aug. 1877,
Emma Louisa, dau. of J. H. Davenport, Esq., and has
issue, Eric Nassau, b. 1878; Henry Talbot, b. 1880; John
Davenport, b. 1885; and a dau. b. 1888.

3 John, 6. 1858 ; m. 1885, Emily Maude, dau. of Rev.
Henry Mitchell, F.S.A., Vicar of Boshaui, co. Sussex, and
has issue, Helen and Blary.

4 Laurence Teesdale, b. 1864.

5 William Maekinnon, b. 1867.



* For a more exhaustive account of the Mom and Btees
fimilies, .lee " Houses of Moir and Byres," by Mr. A,
J . MitcheU-Gill, of Savcck.



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1 Sarah Emma. 2 Ilairiet Kleanor.

3 Margaret Elise, m. 18S5, Edward Ashwell Mitchell, Esq.,
and has issue.

4 Marion Patricia. 5 Flora Ilill.
lit. Daniel, h. 1S'21.

IV. George Mill Frederick, of North Down Hall.

V. Keynell Francis Wynn (Uev.), M..\., Hoct.ir of Wa.'<hinfi-
ton, Durham, 6. 1827; m. 1st, IS.")!, Eleanor Jane, only
dau. of Kev. John Hilton, and by her, who d. 1862, has
issue,

1 Francis Hilton, 6. 1854.

i John Hilton (Rev.), Vicar of St. Marks, Pcterhorough,
and Kural Dean, b. 185G.

3 Ernest Hilton (Rev.), /;. 1S58; m. 1886, Adeline, dau. of
llcv. Canon Charles Kin^, of Salisliury, and has issue,
Charles Ernest Wynn, b. 20 Aug. 1888 ; and Eric Mackin-
non, b. 16 Oct. 181)0.

4 Artliur Hilton, B.A. Pemh. Coll. Oxon, Banister at-
Law, b. 1860.

1 Mary Agnes. 2 Eleanor Jane.

Rev. R. ¥. W. Molesworth m. 2nrtly, 1864, Frances Eliza-
beth, dau. of Adm. George Henderson, K.N., and has by
her, who d. 1892,

5 Rodney Henderson, b. lS6.i.

6 Theodore Henderson, b. 1872.

7 Walter Henderson, b. It73.

3 Bertha. 4 Dora.

VI. Guildford Lindsey (Sir), K.C.I.E., 6. 1828; m. 1854,
Maria IClizabeth, dau. of the late John Thomas Bridges,
Esq., and has issue,

1 Henry Bridges, 6. 185t; m. 3 Oct. 1889, his first cousin
Jessie Fitzgerald, 2nd dau. of Capt. G. M. V. Molesworth,
K.N., of North Down Hall, and has issue, George Noble,
6. 14 July, 1890.

2 Robert Bridges, M.A.. Catab., b. 1863.

3 Guy I^yard Nassau, 6. 186.i.

4 Percy Braybrook, b. 1867, Lieut. R.E.

1 Amy Frances, m. 1879, Charles Blair, Esq., and has
issue.

2 Eva.

3 Louisa Mary, m. 1881, E. A. Deiftiys, Esq., and has
issue.

I. Harriet, m. 1 Jan. 1850, Samuel Crompton, Esq., M.D.

II. Emma Frances, ra. 1850, George I'oulden, Esq., Recorder
of Portsmouth, who d. 1868.

III. Louisa, in. 18i6, Rev. John Edwards, who d. 1864, and
has issue.

The Rev. Dr. Molesworth m. 2ndly, 1854, Harriet, widow of
John Thomas Bridges, Esq., and dau. of Sir Robert Affleck, 4th
Bart, and rf. 1877.

AriM— See Burke's Peerage, Molesworth, V.
Stat — North Down HaU, Bideford.



MOLESWORTH-ST. AUBYIT OF CLOW-
ANCE.



(See St. Aubtn.)



MOLINEUX OF ISFIELD.

MoLiNEUx, Majoe Haeold Parmintee, of
The Cottage, Isficld, Sussex, J. P., late Essex Eegt.,
b. 16 April, 1850, m. 4 Jan. 1881, Rosa Eugenie
Katharine, second dau. of the late Henry King,
Esq. J. P. of Isfield Place, and has issue,

I. George King, b. 15 April, 1887.

II. Henry Gisborno King, b. 9 May, 1891.

I. Dorothy Eugenie, b. 9 Nov. ISSl.

II. Katharine Augusta, 6. 8 March, 1S83.

III. Annie Rosa, 6. 26 June, 1886.

Xiineag'e. — This family is a cadet branch of the Molineux,
Baronets of Teversal, co. Nottingham, and have been long
settled in Su.^sex and Staffordshire.

Francis Molineux, of Mansfield, co. Notts, High Sheriff
1662, the younger son of Sir Francis Molineux, Bart, of
Teversal, m. Grace, dau. of Conyers, Lord Darcy, of Hornby
Castle, Yorkshire, and widow of George Best, of Middletou(l;er
will proved 1680 at York), and d. 6 l'"eb. 1666, leaving, with
other issue, a son,

Darcy Molineux, High Sheriff Notts 1687, 6. 1652, m. 4 Feb.
167.3, Elizabeth.dau. of William Ka,ssett, of Doncaster, and d. 14
April, 1716 (will proved at York in that year) leaving issue,
■»ith seven daus.,

1. Franiis, d. 1677. ii. Darcy, 6. 1680, d. 1689.

lu. William, b. 1681, Mayor of Doncaster, 1721, m. Katheiine,
dau. of Richard Shepherd of Doncaster, and widow of
William Squire of that place, and (/. 1750, leavii g issue.

IV. John, of whom we treat. v. Thomas, 6. 16au, d. 1702.



The 4th son,

John Molineux, of Mansfield, Notts, and Wolverhampton,
CO. Stafford, iii.Mary, dau. of Richard Birch, of Wolverhampton,
and d. 1754 (will proved that year) having by her (who d. 1735)
had issue,

I. Thomas, of Wolverhampton, b. 1704; m. Margaret, dau.
of Zacliary Gisborne, and d. leaving issue, Benjamin,
d. s. p. 1(82 ; John, d. 1785, without male issue; Richard, a!.
1784,wit,hout male issue; Thomas, i^.l807, leaving issue, now
extinct in the male line on the death, 30 Nov. 1890, unm. of
Gisborne Molineux, the distinguished genealogist,and author
of a very complete and interesting Memoir of the Molineux
family, and Joseph Thomas Zachariah.

II. Richard, of London, merchant, d. 1762, havingm. Sarah,
another dau. of Zachary Gisborne abovementioned, and
had issue a dau. Mary, m. Capt. G. Barber, of Somerford
Hall, CO. Stafford.

in. John, of Gainsbrough, co. Lincoln, had two daus. only,
of whom Sarah, m. Richard Slaney, of Hatton. co. Salop.
IV. Joseph, of I^ewcs, of whom presently.
v. Benjamin, of Molineux House, Wolverhampton, banker,
m. Elizabeth, dau. of George Fieldhouse, andri. 1772, leav-
ing issue, with two daus., a son,

George, of Wolverhampton, banker, J. P. co. Stafford,
Hi«h Sheriff 1791, m. Jane, dau. of — Robinson, and d.
1820, leaving issue, with live younger suns and three
daus., who all d. s. p., a son,

George Fieldliouse (Rev.), M.A. Rector of Ryton, co.
Salop, and Prebendary of St. Peter's, Wolverhampton,
J. P., m. Maria, dau. of William Hardman, of Man-
chester, and d. 1840, leaving issue, 1 George William, ol"
Midleton, co. I/ancaster, d. s. p. 1846 ; 2 James Hard-
man; 3 Richard Henry; 4 John Hardman, i)z. Sarah,
dau. of William Sbiston who d. s.p. 1875; 5 William
Hardman (Rev.), Rector of Elnisett, co. Suffolk, m.
Elizabeth, dau. of Edward Pemberton, J.P. of Plas Lssa,
CO. Fliiit, and has issue, William Pemberton ; George
Edward Francis (Rev.) ; and Emily Constance ; (>
Charles Edward, of Oakley Penkbridge, co. Stafford,
J.P., TO. Jane, dau. of Orson Bidwell. of Albrighton, co.
Salop, and d. 1881, leaving a dau. Mary Jane, m. F. J.
S. Browne, Esq. of Bashfield House, Oxon, J. P., and lias
issue ; 7 Thomas, of Beechfield, Bowden, m. Mary, dau.
of William Lomas, of Manchester, and has issue,
Thomas Hardman ; John George William: Emily, ?«.
Rev. J. B. F'aussett, M.A., Rector of L.augliton, co.
Leicester ; and Alice Mary, in. Rev. John Trew, of
Greenock ; 1 Harriet, m. Thomas Lomas, of Man-
chester; and 2 Emily, m. Rev. John Lomas, of Walton
Breck, Liverpool ; 3 Maria; 4 Eliza Jane ; and 5 Fanny.
VI. William, bur. at Doncaster, 1726.
Tlic 4th son,

Joseph Molineux, of Lewes, Sussex, 6. 1713; m. Anns,
dau. of Dr. Brett, of Lewes, and granddau. of John Apslcy,
of Pulborough, Sussex, and d. 1771, leaving, with other
issue, d. young,

Joseph, his heir.

Elizabeth, m. A. Vcrrall, of Lewes.

The son and heir.

Joseph Molineux, of Lewes, banker, b. 7 March, 1754, m.
Elizabeth, dau. of Tliomas West, of Southover, Lewes, anil
had, with ether issue d. young,
George, of whom hereafter.
Elizabeth, m. C. Chitty, of Lewes.
Sarah, m. her cousir., Francis Molineux.
Cordelia, m. Job hmallpiece, ot North brook, co. Surrey.
Jane, ?«. Jo-seph Browne, of Holcombe House, co. Gloucester.
Maria, m. Henry Sparkes, of Shalford, co. Surrey, and had a
dau. Maria, m. Sir John Charles Kenward Shaw, Bart, of
Kenward, co. Kent.
Grace, m. William Browne, of Minchinliampton, cj.
Gloucester.

The son and heir,

George Molineux, Esq. of Isfield and Lewes, Sussex,
banker, J. P., b. 17 March, 1791 ; m. 1815, Frances Ann, dau.
of Thomas Ramsay, Esq., and d. 1855, leaving issue,

I. George, of whom presently.

II. Joseph, 0. 1818; m. Carolit e, d;.u. of Rev. E. Symoi;s,
Rector ot Ringmer, Sussex, and d. 1876.

III. Thomas (Rev.), Rector of Waberthwaite, Cuu;berlan'l, /).
J 820, d. uvm. 29 Oct. 1890.

IV. Frederick, 6. 1822. v. Charles, d. unm 1825.
VI. Henry. vil. Apsley Brett, d. unm. 1860.

I. Frances, m. Job Smallpiece, of I'ield Place, Cumpton,
Surrey.

II. Cordelia, m. Joseph Ewart, of Manchester.

III. Elizabeth, d. unm. 1835.
The eldest son,

George Molineux, Esq. of Isfield, Uckfield, Sussex, J. P..
6. 1816; m. 1st. 2 Oct. 1840, Maiia Ann, only child of Rev.
Joseph Hurlock, M.A., and by her (whoc/. 11 Marcli, 1875) had
issue,



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I. George Fitzhcrbcrt. h. 1841.

II. Charles Hurlock (Iter.), Vicar of Stavelcy, Derbyshire, b.
J842.

III. fbilip Horace, of Mailing House, Lewe.=, banker, b.
1844.

IV. Arthur Elli.'i'in (Rev.), M.A., Rector of Minster, Isle of
Thanct, b. lo4t) ; m. Kleanorfllargaret, dau. of Matthew Bell,
Ksq., J. P. and D.L., of Bourne Park. co. Kent, and lias
issue, two daus. Agnes Irene, and Evelyn Margaret.

Y. Hakold Parmintee, of Isfield.

I. Mildred Constance.
Mr. George MoHncux vi. 2ndly, 1877, Cecil Harriet, dau. of
II. S. Russell, Esq. H.E.I.C.S. and d. 20 Jan. 1893.

Jlesidenees— The Cottage, Islield, Sussex ; and 44, Carlisle
Bead, Eastbourne.



MOLONY OF KILTANON.

MoLONTjWiii.XAM Beeesford, Esq. of Kiltanon,
€0. Clare, b. 25 Aug. 1875, *. his father 1891.

Lineage. — The Milesian family of Molony is one of
great antiquity in Ireland. O'Halloran (History of IrtlanO,
vol. iii., page 408) says, "from Cormac Cas, who was of the
line of Hebcr, eldest son of Milesius are descended 1st,
O'Brien, Chief of Thomond ; MacMahon, Lord of Corca-
Bhaisgin; MucXamara, Marshal of Thomond; Mac Clancy,
Hereditary Chief Justice ; Mac Bruodin, Hereditary Historian ;
O'Uickory and Nolan, the Hereditary Medical Tribe ; Mac-
Curtins, Hereditary Bards, etc. Besides these hereditary
officers, the following noble families are derived from this
^eat source : O'Dea, O'Hehir, O'Quin, M'Ennery, O'Grady,
O'MolloOTiey, and others." And in his List of Ancient Irish
Territories, and of the Milesian families who possessed them
before and after the invasion of Henry II., Ceil-tanan (other-
wise Kiltanon) is mentioned among the rest as the estate of
O'Molony.

TheMolony.-i were formerly Chieftains of Clare, where they
possessed a large tract of country called the O'JIoloney's lands,
as may be seen from some of the old maps of that country.
In Catholic times, three members of the family attained
the mitre, as appears from the epitaph on the tomb of John
O'Molony, Bishop of Limerick 1687 (.2nd son of John O'Molony,
Esq. of Kiltanon), who, after the siege of Limerick, followed
King James II. to Paris, where he assisted in the foundation
of a university for the education of Irish priests, in the
chapel belonging to which he was bur. 1702. The Bishop's
nephew,

James Molont, Esq. of Kiltanon, the first of the family who
laid aside the prefix " 0," served in King James's army, but
.subsequently sided with William III. He m. Mary, dau. of
James Lambert, Esq. of Carnagh, co. Wexford, by Anstace
his wife, dau. and heiress of Nicholas Sutton, Esq. of Bally-
lierogue, and dying 1733 (his will bears date 1732j, was s. by
his son,

James Molont, Esq. of Kiltanon, m. 1720, Elizabeth, widow
of Major 3Iorgan Ryan, and 2nd dau. and co-heir of Thomas
Croasdaile, Esq. of Cloghstokin, co. Galway, by Mercy his
wife, dau. of Col. Richard Ringrose, of Moynoe House, co.
Clare, and had issue,

I. James, his heir.

II. Croasdaile,?). 1719; nu (settlement dated 175G) Catherine,
dau. of Henry Gonne, Esq., Clerk of the Peace, and dying
1799, was a. by his son,

Henry Gonne Molony, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, h. 1759 ;
M. 1786, Caroline, dau. of Thomas Walker, Esq., Master in
Chancery, by Caroline, his wife, dau. of the Hon. Bysse
Molesworth, and had issue,
Croasdaile, of Granahan.

Heniy Gonne, 6. 1801 ; m. 13 Dec. IS23, Hannah, dau.
of Pu;v. Arthur Knox, Rector of St. Catherine's, Dublin,
and of Bray, in Wicklow, and by her (who d. 18 Nov.
1841) had issue, Henry Gonne, buried 8 Nov. 1827, aged
five days; Arthur Knox, 6. 1 Nov. 1832 ; Henry Camp-
bell, 6. Ia36, d. at St. Louis, America, 1S66; VVilliuin
John, 6. about 1838, m., living in New Zealand; Caro-
line, d. at Milan, 5 July, 1889; Henrietta Elizabeth, d.
at Swords, Aug. 1855; Hannah, d. 30 May, 1836 ; Julia,
in . about 1874, Samuel Murray Going, Esq. of Liskeveen
House, CO. Tipperary; Maria, d. 29 March, 1851; Jane,
a nun in the Cistercian Convent, Wimborne. Henry
Gonne Molony, d. 31 July, 1888.
Caroline, m. Capt. William Richai-ds, 5th Dragoon
Guards.

Catherine, m. the Right Hon. John Richards, a baron of
the Exchequer in Ireland, and d. leaving issue.
Mr. Molony d. 1821, and was s. by his son,
Croasdaile Molony, Esq. of Granahan, 6. 18 July, 1788 ;
m. 1816, Charlotte, dau. of Col. Thomas Halcott,
H.E.I.C.S., and had issue,



Croasdaile, of Granahan, m. 1864, Johanna, cldist
dau. of Nicholas Blake, Esq.
Henry.
Charles Walker (Rev.), m. 27 Aug. 1853, Adelaide,

dau. of Sir William UusseU, Bart., M.D.
Thomas.

Henrietta, m. 1st, Robert Fannin, Esq. of Dublin, who
d. leaving issue, and'2ndly, 1844, JoIiffeTufnell, Esq.,
who (/.
He d. 1867.
III. Lambert, Banister-at-Law, d. 14 Jan. 1771, leaving, by
Jane his wife, dau. of Rev. Mr. Browne, an only dau. and
heir,

Elizabeth Croasdaile, m. James Ledwith, Esq. of Led-
withstown, co. Longford.
I. Jane, m. 6 Oct. 1756, her cousin, Ringrose Drew, Esq. of
Drewsborough, co. Clare.

Mr. Molony was s. by his eldest son,

James Molon'y, Esq. of Kiltanon, to. 8 Aug. 1751, Mary,
dau. of Arthur Weldon, Esq. of P^aheendeny, Queen's co., and
had issue,

I. James, his heir.

II. Arthur, in the H.E.I.Co.'s C.S., d. unm.

III. Walter Weldon, »i. Mary, dau. of — Spelisy, M.D., and
had issue,

1 Walter, a Stipendiary Magistrate, m. Miss Kelly, and had
several children.

2 Arthur (Rev.), Rector of Derrylome, m. Heaner, dau.
of Edward Croker, Esq., and had issue by her, who d.
1837.

3 James, d. in India unm.

1 Anne. 2 Eliza, m. John Croker, Esq.

IV. Lambert, m. Miss King, and had issue, 1 Chidley; 2 Henry,
ser\ed in the army as Ensign and Lieut., and Adjutant
H.M. 50th Foot, was through the Sikh campaign of 1844-5,
and present at Moodkee, Ferozeshah, Aliwal, and Sobraon ;
d. at Meerut, shortly after the conquest of the Punjaub,
having m. Emily, dau. of Henry Vinall, Esq. of Chatham,
Kent, and by her had (with two daus., Emily Maria Mouatt,
b. 1846, and Honoria Haniet Wilmot, b. 1847) two sons,
Henry Andrew, h. 1843 ; Chidley Kearman, b. at Cawnpore,
1845, seiTed in Royal Navy, passing for rank of Paymaster
in 1867, afterwards in the Admiralty Office, retired fioiu
R.N., and subsequently served under the Cape Government,
is a J. P. for Kimberley, Cape Colony, ra. Is71, Emma, 3rd
dau. of the late Selwyn Scholefield Sugden, Esq., formerly
Deputy Governor of H.M. Convict Prison at Gibraltar, and
by her has issue, Chidley Selwyn Anthony, b. 1873; Henry
Lambert, 6. 1876, d. an infant ; Ernest Andrew, b. 1881 ;
George, d. in infancy; Frederick Sugden, b. 1886; and
Emily Catherine, 6. 1875 ; and Anna Maria, m. — Yonge,
Esq.

V. Weldon John (Rev.), Rector of Dunleckney, co. Carlow,
m. 20 March, 1804, Mary, dau. of Rev. Samuel Preston,
Rector of Ballbracken, Vicar of Monasterevan, and Preben-
dary of Haaristown, and had issue,

1 Stewart Weldon, Capt. Madras Light Cavalry, d. unm.
1837.

2 Weldon Samuel, m. 15 Aug. 1849, Harriet, dau. of Sir
Anthony Weldon, Cart., and has issue, Anthony Weldon,
Stewart Arthur, Weldon Charles, 6. 16 Nov. 1853, m. 9
Aug. 1883, Eleanor Anne, eldestdau. of Commissar) - Gen.
Edwards, lay his 2nd wife, Anne, dau. of Dr. Harrison, of
Hume Street, DubUn, and has with other issue, Alexander
Weldon, 6. 5 June, 1884; Han iette Mary, m. John Percy



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