Mercy Mockett

(before April 1818 - 26 July 1888)
     Mercy Mockett was born before April 1818 in Alciston, Sussex.
The marriage of Mercy Mockett and William Shaw Denman, son of William Denman, was registered in Lewes RD in the December 1841 quarter.
     Mercy Mockett and William Shaw Denman were recorded on the 1871 census in Willingdon. William Denman, head, 59, blacksmith, born Bolney, Sussex & his wife Mercy, aged 54, born Alciston, with lodgers Henry & Jane Hall, and a daughter Catherine J Hall (but amended in transcript to Denman), unmarried, 20, born Southwick, Sussex.
     Mercy Mockett were recorded on the 1881 census in Willingdon. Mary Denman, head, widow, aged 63, born Allceston, Sussex, with her sister Esther Mockett, widow, aged 62, born Allceston, and Frederick J Pitcher, unmarried, 28, a lodger, a Land agent's clerk, born Wartling, Sussex.
     Mercy died on 26 July 1888 in Willingdon, Sussex. She was buried in St Mary the Virgin, Willingdon, Sussex. William Denman who died 2 September 1880 aged 69. Also his wife Mercy Denman who died 26 July 1888 aged 72 / And Hester Mockett wife of Henry Mockett of Uckfield and sister of Mercy Denman who died 18 January 1884 aged 68 years.
     Her will was proved on 18 August 1888 at Sussex. Mercy Denman, personal effects £291/15s. The will of Mercy Denman, late of Willingdon, Sussex, widow, who died 26 July 1888 at Willingdon, proved at Lewes by Thomas Martin, sub-postmaster & Edwin Mockett, blacksmith, the nephew, both of Willingdon, the executors.

John Mode

(before 1800 - )
     John Mode was born before 1800.
John Mode married Harriot Stancer on 9 May 1819 in Rotheram, Yorkshire. John Mode & Harriot Stancer, both single of this parish, by banns, neither signed.

Unknown Moffat

     Unknown Moffat married Lyla May Colbert (Moffat?), daughter of John Colbert and Mary Jane Robertson.

Margaret Moggenwood

(before 1575 - before 15 January 1647)
     Margaret Moggenwood was born before 1575 in Hampshire, England.
Margaret Moggenwood married William Ryther, son of Unknown Ryther, on 13 July 1589 in Heckfield & Mattingley, Hampshire.
     Margaret Moggenwood made a will dated 10 December 1646 in Finchampstead, Berkshire. The wll of Margaret Ryther, widow, l mentions her sons William, Richard & Nicholas and daughters Margaret, Elizabeth & Ann?
     Margaret died before 15 January 1647.
     Her will was proved on 15 January 1647 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Children of Margaret Moggenwood and William Ryther

John Mohun Lord of Dunster

Child of John Mohun Lord of Dunster

Margaret Mohun

( - before 1362)
     Margaret Mohun married John Carew Lord of Moulesford, son of John Carew and Joan Talbot. Margaret Mohun was the daughter of John Mohun Lord of Dunster.
     Margaret died before 1362.

Child of Margaret Mohun and John Carew Lord of Moulesford

Reginald Mohun

     Reginald Mohun married Mary Killigrew, daughter of Sir Henry Killigrew and Katherine Cooke, circa 7 September 1589 in London, England. 1589 Sep 7, Reginald Moone [i.e. Mohun] Esq., now of City of London, son & heir of Sir __ Moone, kt. & Mary Killigrew spinster, daughter of Henry Killigrew of St Margaret Lothbury, London, Esq. General Licence Harleian Society v.25 London Marriage licences 1520-1610, p.181.

Major General Arthur Molesworth

( - 7 January 1843)
     Major General Arthur Molesworth was born. He was of the East India Company in 1820. He married Mary Kearney and had issue: Hickman Thomas b: 1820 (General); Robert Francis b: 1826 (Rev); Gertrude b. 1807?; Mary ; Emma ; Selina Hase; Agnes Maria b. 1810? married 12 Oct 1847 Rev. Charles Richard de Havilland. He was the son of Robert Molesworth and Elizabeth Rose.
     Major General Arthur Molesworth was mentioned in the will of Capt Jonas Rose dated before June 1820.
     Arthur died on 7 January 1843.

Arthur H Molesworth

(1860 - )
     Arthur H Molesworth was born in 1860 in Northbourne, Kent. He was the son of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth and Eleanor Jane Hilton. Mary, Francis, John, Ernest and Arthur were listed as the children of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth in the 1861 census in Betteshanger Parsonage, Northbourne, Kent. Mary, Arthur and Eleanor were listed as the children of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth in the 1871 census in the Vicarage, Todmorden, Lancashire.

Eleanor Jane Molesworth

(March 1862 - )
     Eleanor Jane Molesworth's birth was registered in the quarter ending in March 1862 in Eastry RD, Kent. She was the daughter of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth and Eleanor Jane Hilton. Mary, Arthur and Eleanor were listed as the children of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth in the 1871 census in the Vicarage, Todmorden, Lancashire.

Ernest H Molesworth

(circa 1859 - )
     Mary and Ernest were listed as the children of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth in the 1881 census in Washington, Durham. Ernest H Molesworth was born circa 1859 in Northbourne, Kent. He was the son of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth and Eleanor Jane Hilton. Mary, Francis, John, Ernest and Arthur were listed as the children of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth in the 1861 census in Betteshanger Parsonage, Northbourne, Kent.

Francis Hilton Molesworth

(March 1854 - )
     Francis Hilton Molesworth's birth was registered in the quarter ending in March 1854 in Ramsgate, Thanet RD, Kent. He was the son of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth and Eleanor Jane Hilton. Mary, Francis, John, Ernest and Arthur were listed as the children of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth in the 1861 census in Betteshanger Parsonage, Northbourne, Kent.

Hickman Molesworth

(23 February 1842 - 18 July 1907)
     Hickman Molesworth was born on 23 February 1842 in Dublin, Ireland. He was the son of Robert Molesworth and Henrietta Johnston.
He was a judge. The family migrated to Victoria in 1852 and Hickman studied law at the University of Melbourne, being called to the Bar in April 1864. On 9 July 1868 he married Eliza Emily (d.1881), daughter of William Rutledge, at Warrnambool; on 15 June 1882 he married Alice Henrietta Peck at Sale. Molesworth built up a reputation defending criminal cases, and his personal popularity with juries was such that some brought in verdicts 'for Mr Molesworth'. He was appointed to the County Court bench in December 1883, becoming permanent judge of the Insolvency Court soon after.
There he fought the abuse of the insolvency system by land speculators that aggravated the depression of the 1890s. Whenever he could legitimately do so Molesworth would refuse approval of secret compositions arranged with their creditors by insolvents applying for release from sequestration. In 1895, when he refused an application from J. M. Davies for his brother's discharge, he pointed out that, as County Court judges were dependent on parliament for their salary, the application would better be made before independent judges of the Supreme Court. In the storm that followed Molesworth was reprimanded by the attorney-general but in his public reply revealed that the Crown Law Department was attempting to remove him and that a request from County Court judges in 1894 for a guarantee of freedom from political interference had received no reply. Supported by public and judiciary, Molesworth remained in his position and in 1896 was appointed special commissioner to investigate the collapse of the City of Melbourne Bank. He was chairman of the Metropolitan Licensing Court, of General Sessions and the Court of Mines, and, during 1891, an acting justice of the Supreme Court.
Known for his lively personality and optimistic and cheerful nature, he was of a mediating and tolerant disposition. Picturesque and unconventional, especially in his dress, he refused to robe for court. Even as a judge he enjoyed socializing with the Bar and showed 'palpable relief' upon being 'freed of the judicial harness' when court rose. A member of the Melbourne Club from 1872, Molesworth was a keen rider to hounds and enjoyed shooting. In 1893 he became a committee-member of the Charity Organisation Society.
In 1907 on medical advice Molesworth took leave and sailed for Queensland.
     Hickman died of cirrhosis of the liver on 18 July 1907 aged 65. On board R.M.S. Omrah on 18 July 1907, and after a service at St Columb's Church, Hawthorn, was buried in Boroondara cemetery. His wife and their three children, and four of his first marriage, survived him.

Hickman Blayney Molesworth

(1773 - 1844)
     Hickman Blayney Molesworth was born in 1773. He was the son of Robert Molesworth and Elizabeth Rose.
Hickman Blayney Molesworth married Wilhelmina Dorothea Hone in January 1806.
     Hickman Blayney Molesworth was mentioned in the will of Capt Jonas Rose dated before June 1820.
     Hickman resided at Summer Hill, Dublin, between 1823 and 1827. Miss Gertrude Molesworth (his niece) was a passenger from the Bengal Presidency, and sureties for the £200 bond dated 10 Mar 1823 were Hickman B Molesworth, Summer Hill, Dublin, Solicitor. John Inman, Little Tower Street, Merchant. In March 1827 he was also surety for Jane Molesworth, Lower Rutland Street, Dublin, widow.
     Hickman died in 1844.

Child of Hickman Blayney Molesworth and Wilhelmina Dorothea Hone

John H Molesworth

(circa 1856 - )
     John H Molesworth was born circa 1856 in Ramsgate, Kent. He was the son of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth and Eleanor Jane Hilton. Mary, Francis, John, Ernest and Arthur were listed as the children of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth in the 1861 census in Betteshanger Parsonage, Northbourne, Kent.

Mary Agnes Molesworth

(circa 1853 - )
     Mary and Ernest were listed as the children of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth in the 1881 census in Washington, Durham. Mary Agnes Molesworth was born circa 1853 in Ickham, Kent. She was the daughter of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth and Eleanor Jane Hilton. Mary, Francis, John, Ernest and Arthur were listed as the children of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth in the 1861 census in Betteshanger Parsonage, Northbourne, Kent. Mary, Arthur and Eleanor were listed as the children of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth in the 1871 census in the Vicarage, Todmorden, Lancashire.

Mary Jane Sophia Molesworth

(1854 - 1855)
     Mary Jane Sophia Molesworth was born in 1854 in St Kilda, Victoria. She was the daughter of Robert Molesworth and Henrietta Johnston.
     Mary died in 1855 in St Kilda, Victoria.

Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth

(17 January 1827 - 6 January 1906)
     Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth were recorded on the 1881 census in Washington, Durham. Rennell FW Molesworth 54, Rector, Frances E Molesworth 47, Mary A. Molesworth 28, Ernest H. Molesworth 22, plus family from his second marriage. He was born on 17 January 1827 in Millbrook, Hampshire. He was the son of John Edward Nassau Molesworth & Harriet MacKinnon. Rennel was an Anglican clergyman.
The marriage of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth and Eleanor Jane Hilton, daughter of Rev John Hilton and Mary Elizabeth Denne, was registered in Thanet RD, Kent, in the June 1851 quarter.
     Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth and Eleanor Jane Hilton were recorded on the 1861 census in Betteshanger Parsonage, Northbourne, Kent. R F W Molesworth, head, 34, curate of Betteshanger, born Millicent, Hampshire; Eleanor his wife, 25, born Sarre, Kent, children Mary A 8, Francis H y, John H, 5, Ernest H 2, Arthur H, 10 months, the last two born Northbourn; Elizabeth M G Hilton, niece, 13 born Black Town, Dorset, Mary Eliz. Hilton mother in law, widow, 70. clergyman's widow, born Sarre, Kent; John W D Hilton, nephew, 15, scholar, born Southampton, Hampshire; and a housemaid. Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth was widowed on 12 March 1862 on the death of his wife Eleanor Jane Hilton.
     Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth was recorded on the 1871 census in the Vicarage, Todmorden, Lancashire. Rennell F W Molesworth, 44, vicar of Todmorden, born Millbrook, Hants: his wife Frances E, 37, born Benton, Somerset; children Mary Agnes, 18, born Ickham, Kent, Arthur H, 10, born Betteshanger, Kent, Eleanor Jane, 9 ditto, Rodney H 5, ditto, Bertha 3, born Bideford, Devonshire; Harriet Crompton, 51, visitor and Harriet M Crompton, 7, and 4 servants. The Cromptons are probably relatives of Frances.
     Rennel died on 6 January 1906 in Tonbridge RD, Kent, aged 78.

Children of Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth and Eleanor Jane Hilton

Robert Molesworth

     Robert Molesworth married Elizabeth Rose, daughter of Hickman Rose and Elizabeth Pratt, before 22 May 1770 in Limerick. In Limerick, Capt Robert Molesworth of the 38th Regiment to Miss Rose.

Children of Robert Molesworth and Elizabeth Rose

Robert Molesworth

(3 November 1806 - 18 October 1890)
     Robert Molesworth was born on 3 November 1806 in Dublin. He was the only son of Hickman Blayney Molesworth, solicitor, and his wife Wilhelmina Dorothea, née Hone. The family claimed descent from Sir Walter de Molesworth who accompanied Edward I to the Holy Land and was sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire in 1298-1308. Robert was descended from the first Viscount Molesworth, created in 1716. He was the son of Hickman Blayney Molesworth and Wilhelmina Dorothea Hone.
He was a Judge. In 1821 he won a scholarship to Trinity College, Dublin (B.A., 1826; M.A., 1833). Called to the Irish Bar in 1828, he joined the Munster Circuit and practised in Ireland until 1852. In 1838 he had published An Essay on the Registration of Deeds and Conveyances in Ireland, and Receivers in Chancery in Ireland. On 6 January 1840 he married Henrietta, daughter of Rev. Joseph England-Johnson.
In 1852 the Molesworths migrated to Adelaide and next year to Melbourne, where he was at once admitted to the Victorian Bar. He soon had a large practice and on 27 October 1853 was appointed acting chief justice for a term when Sir William à Beckett was ill. From 4 January 1854 he served as solicitor-general while James Croke was absent, and on 15 April was appointed a nominee in the Legislative Council. In succession to Croke he was solicitor-general under W. C. Haines from 25 November 1855 to 17 June 1856 when he became the fourth appointment to the Supreme Court bench. In March the Administration of Justice Act (19 Vic. no 13) had authorized the sittings of a single judge in the Equity, Insolvency and Ecclesiastical jurisdictions, and he discharged those duties for nearly thirty years.
Though Molesworth sometimes sat in the Criminal Court most of his work was on the Equity side. An admirable judge, he was noted for his industry, courtesy, learning and expedition; very few of his decisions were successfully challenged. His most remarkable achievement was as chief judge of the Court of Mines. In dealing with this new province he established a code of precedent which gave much satisfaction to the legal profession and the mining industry and became a guide in other Australian colonies and overseas. Apart from a short visit to New Zealand he never left the colony, and took no leave except the Court vacations. He had a strong constitution and his only sick leave was five weeks in 1881. The profession complained of his habit of sitting through the luncheon hour and of his later occasional irascibility, but appreciated his dispatch and dry humour. On 1 July 1885 he was appointed acting chief justice and sat as such until 1 May 1886 when he retired. He was given an ovation at a farewell ceremony in the Court and knighted by patent on 9 July.
Molesworth's judicial achievements were the more remarkable because of domestic unhappiness, which culminated in an extraordinary matrimonial suit in the Supreme Court from 1861 to 1864. His wife petitioned for judicial separation on the ground of cruelty, and he counter-petitioned for similar relief on the ground of her alleged adultery in 1855 with R. D. Ireland and in 1861 and 1862 with some person unknown, resulting in the birth of an illegitimate child in England. On an interlocutory application for alimony pendente lite in 1862, Mrs Molesworth was represented by G. Higinbotham.
The trial, which attracted much attention, took place before Chief Justice Stawell and a jury in November 1864. The jury absolved Molesworth (who had personally given evidence) of cruelty, and Mrs Molesworth of adultery with Ireland, but found against her on the charge of adultery with a person unknown. In December her appeal to the Full Court failed; her petition was dismissed and the judge's counter-petition succeeded. She died in 1879 aged 56. At his own request Molesworth never sat in a matrimonial case after the trial.
Molesworth had long been a prominent member of the Church of England Assembly. He lived quietly in Melbourne until he died on 18 October 1890 and was buried in the Kew cemetery. He was survived by a married daughter and two sons, Hickman who became a judge and Robert a pastoralist.
Select Bibliography
Votes and Proceedings (Legislative Assembly, Victoria), 1864-65, 2 (C2); Victoria Government Gazette 1853, 1653, 1854, 37, 182, 1599, 1855, 3125, 1856, 1019; Victorian Law Reports, Insolvency, Ecclesiastical and Matrimonial cases, 1 (1861-62), 57; Argus (Melbourne), 18-23 Nov, 15-18, 26 Dec 1864, 20 Oct 1890.
Author: Reginald R. Sholl
Print Publication Details: Reginald R. Sholl, 'Molesworth, Sir Robert (1806 - 1890)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 5, Melbourne University Press, 1974, pp 264-265.
Robert Molesworth married Henrietta Johnston.
     Robert died on 18 October 1890 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, aged 83. He was buried at Kew.

Children of Robert Molesworth and Henrietta Johnston

Eschyn de Molle of Huntlaw

     Eschyn de Molle of Huntlaw was born in London, England. She was the daughter of Thomas de Lundins, grand-daughter (maternal) of Uhtred de Molle and sister of Malcolm, 1st Doorward of Scotalnd. Widow of Robert le Croc, snr..
Eschyn de Molle of Huntlaw married Walter FitzAlan, son of Alan Thane of Lochaber and Adelina de Hesding of Oswestry. Wikipedia states: Walter fitz Alan was married to Eschyna de Londoniis, heiress of Uchtred de Molla (Molle) & Huntlaw (territorial designations, not then surnames) [11][12] and widow of Robert Croc. Upon Walter's death his widow married Henry de Molle,[12] whose new surname is probably taken from his wife's lands.
She and Walter had issue:
Alan fitz Walter, married firstly Eva, allegedly a daughter of Sweyn Thorsson, secondly Alesta, daughter of Morggán, Earl of Mar.
Walter fitz Walter[13]
Simon fitz Walter
Margaret fitz Walter,[13] married Robert de Montgomery of Eaglesham.
Christiana fitz Walter, married firstly William de Brus, Lord of Annandale, secondly Patrick, Earl of Dunbar.
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Children of Eschyn de Molle of Huntlaw and Walter FitzAlan

Anne Molloy

(before 1876 - )
     Anne Molloy was born before 1876.
Anne Molloy married John Handy, son of James Handy, on 27 June 1897 in RC chapel of Durrow, Kilbeggan, Tullamore Union, Westmeath. John Handy farmer of Ballyduff, son of James Handy famer, to Anne Molloy, housekeeper, of Ballydrohid, daughter of Joseph Molloy, farmer, both single of full age. Both signed in the presence of Jeremiah Handy Mary Agnes Molloy.

Child of Anne Molloy and John Handy

Catherine Molloy

(circa 1845 - )
     Catherine Molloy was born circa 1845.
Catherine Molloy married Patrick Handy, son of Patrick Handy, on 1 May 1864 in Rahan, Offaly. In Rahan looks back by Sister Olver Wrafter, there is a photograph of Patrick Hande & Catherine Molloy, of Morrough in 1864. Their daughter Brigid married Frank Mollin, of Lynally, c. 1885..
     Administration of the estate of Patrick Handy was granted to Catherine Molloy, on 16 August 1913 in Dublin, Ireland, Administration of the estate of Patrick Handy, late of Killina, Rahan, Tullamore, Kings county, farmer who died 18 Feb 1890 were granted at Dublin to Catherine Handy, the widow. Goods under £623/10/6.

Children of Catherine Molloy and Patrick Handy

Isabel Molton

     Isabel Molton married John Arundell, son of John Arundell, before 1371. She was the daughter of Sir Thomas de Molton.

Charles Joseph Monaghan

     Charles Joseph Monaghan married Mary Teresa Rubie in 1912 in Victoria, Australia.

George Edward Monckton Arundell 6th Visc. Galway

(1 March 1805 - 6 February 1876)
     George Edward Monckton Arundell 6th Visc. Galway was born on 1 March 1805. He was the son of William George Monckton Arundell.
George Edward Monckton Arundell 6th Visc. Galway married Henrietta Eliza/Maria Milnes Lady Galway, daughter of Robert Pemberton Milnes and Hon Henrietta Maria Monckton, on 25 April 1838 in St George Hanover Sqare, London, Middlesex.
     George died on 6 February 1876 aged 70.

Robert Monckton Arundell Visc.Galway

(4 July 1758 - 23 July 1810)
      He was the fourth Viscount Galway. His first wife Elizabeth had died in 1801 leaving several children including his heir.
He was MP for Pontefract 1780-83, for the city of York 1783-90 and for Pontefract again 1796-1802. He was Comptroller of the Household 1784-87.. Robert Monckton Arundell Visc.Galway was born on 4 July 1758.
Robert Monckton Arundell Visc.Galway married Bridget Milnes Lady Galway, daughter of Robert Pemberton Milnes and Jane Slater, on 9 May 1803. They had no issue.
     Robert died on 23 July 1810 in Serlby Hall, Bawtry, Blyth, Yorkshire, England, aged 52. He was buried in Felkirk, Yorkshire.

Child of Robert Monckton Arundell Visc.Galway

William George Monckton Arundell

( - 1834)
      He was the 5th Viscount Galway and in 1826 arranged for only the title holder to use the surname Monckton Arundell, the remainder to use Monckton only.. William George Monckton Arundell was the son of Robert Monckton Arundell Visc.Galway.
     William died in 1834.

Child of William George Monckton Arundell

Hon Henrietta Maria Monckton

(circa 1785? - 1 May 1847)
     Hon Henrietta Maria Monckton was born circa 1785? In England. She was the second daughter of 4th Viscount Galway..
Hon Henrietta Maria Monckton married Robert Pemberton Milnes, son of Richard Slater Milnes or Rich and Rachael Busk, on 22 September 1808.
     Henrietta died on 1 May 1847 in Selby, Bawtry, Blyth, Yorkshire.

Children of Hon Henrietta Maria Monckton and Robert Pemberton Milnes

Christian Mondell

(before 1579 - )
     Christian Mondell was born before 1579. Only lawful daughter of the dec'd Jonet Dunbar. She was described as daughter of Jonet's second husband William Adair in Scots peerage, but as the daughter of Mondall and married to John Adair in other sources. She was the daughter of William Mundale and Janet Dunbar.
Christian Mondell married John Adair before 1580.
Process of Adherence: Cristiane [Christian] Adair and John Adair v Alisoun [Alison] Dunbar and David Makculloch of Druchlage her spouse.