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William Molyneux

Male 1824 - 1882  (58 years)



  • Name William Molyneux  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 22 May 1824  Nuneham Courtenay Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 5
    • son of William Molyneux, b Newington ~1794, & Elizabeth, b Taston ~1799; Jun 1841, gamekeeper, resid Nuneham Park, with 5 younger children + 2 serv; Mar 1851, park keeper, resid Keeper's House, Nuneham Park, with 4 children. [census]
    • Nuneham Park was one of the estates of the Harcourt family, inherited in 1831 by Edward Venables-Vernon (thereafter -Harcourt), Archbishop of York. His sister helped to advance the younger William Molyneux's education.
    Baptism 24 Jul 1824  All Saints Old Church, Nuneham Courtenay Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Occupation abt 1851 - 1852  Bookseller  [4, 6
    Residence Mar 1851  16 Coronation St, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • staying in household of Mrs Susannah Plumb, licensed victualler
    Marriage 24 Feb 1852  St Thomas, Ryde Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4
    Caroline Amelia Pullen,   b. 26 Aug 1832, Newchurch, Isle of Wight Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1907, 6 Guildford Rd, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1855 - 1861  Trentham Hall Find all individuals with events at this location ; Porter to Duke of Sutherland  [3, 4
    Occupation abt 1861 - 1868  Stafford Find all individuals with events at this location ; Secretary and Librarian to Mechanics Institution  [4, 7
    Residence Apr 1861  53 North Side, East Gate, Stafford Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Occupation 1869  Burton-on-Trent Find all individuals with events at this location ; Estate Agent  [3, 4
    • Resident Agent to the Marquess of Anglesea
    Occupation Apr 1871  Fellow of the Geological Society of London. Secretary and Shareholder to the Colliery Company. Author of works on History and Geology   [2
    Residence Apr 1871  The Cottage, Branston Rd, Branston Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Emigration 1880  Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Death 24 Oct 1882  Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Fever with ulceration of bowels and haemorrhage  [3, 4
    Burial   West Street Cemetery, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4
    Notes 
    • also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, per Curtis
    Person ID I2033  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2014 

    Family Caroline Amelia Pullen,   b. 26 Aug 1832, Newchurch, Isle of Wight Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1907, 6 Guildford Rd, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Marriage 24 Feb 1852  St Thomas, Ryde Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4
    Notes 
    • Son: Lt.-Col. W. H. A. Molyneux, d. 1917, who founded the Cadet Movement in South Africa, which has spread throughout the Empire [Curtis]
      {= William Henry Arthur Molyneux, 1852-1917, marr Mary Emily Jones 23 Jun 1881]
    • Daughter: Mrs. H. E. Browne, resides at Hampton, Middlesex, England, in 1927. [Curtis]
      [= Harriet Emma Molyneux, 1856-1945, marr George Richard Browne 1883]
    • Daughter: Mrs. E. T. Murray, a sister of Mrs. F. S. Tatham, is also living in Natal. [Curtis]
      [= Caroline Ellen Barnes Molyneux, b 13 Apr 1862, marr PMB 20 Apr 1886 to Edward Tinley Murray]
    • Son: Arthur J. C. Molyneux, F.G.S., Geologist to the Chartered Company of British South Africa, Bulawayo, S. Rhodesia, b. at Burton-on-Trent, England, 1866, d. 28 Dec., 1920, at Bulawayo, aged 54. Mr. Arthur Molyneux, who went to Natal in 1881, entered Rhodesia as one of the pioneers in 1891, and served in various military capacities, and was a member of the Victorian Column under the gallant Major Alan Wilson, who afterwards fell at Ishangand. He was afterwards associated with the discovery and development of the Tuli and Sengwe coalfields in Rhodesia. His best known scientific works were on the origin of the Zambesi Falls and the Sinoia Caves. He m. Kitty, 3rd dau. of a London merchant, Frederick Pullen; by whom, who d. circ. 1918, he left a dau., Miss Muriel Molyneux. [Curtis]
    • Son: Percy Stewart Molyneux, b Burton-on-Trent 26 Jun 1869, d Hammersmith 27 Sep 1931, marr Johannesburg 01 Mar 1890 to Agnes Collyns, b at sea 1863, d Stockton N.S.W. 1945. 2nd marriage at JNB in 1905 to Jessie Cave; 3rd marriage at Umzwilli in 1917 to Ella Elizabeth Wylie Tassie. Died West London Hospital, Hammersmith, 27 Sep 1931. [GR contact PG 20 May 2010]
    • Other children: Ernest George, 1854- ; Herbert, 1857-1899; Florence Louise, 1871- (marr Frederick Charles Brown, Kingston/T, 3Q1889); Victor Wolsley, 1872- ; Cecil Frank, 1877-1900; Frederick Edward, 1860- (3g granddaughter living in Vancouver in 2014).
    Children 
    +1. Ada Susan Molyneux,   b. Jan 1865, Burton-on-Trent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1950, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F0457  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 22 May 1824 - Nuneham Courtenay Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 24 Jul 1824 - All Saints Old Church, Nuneham Courtenay Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - 16 Coronation St, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 24 Feb 1852 - St Thomas, Ryde Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 24 Feb 1852 - St Thomas, Ryde Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Porter to Duke of Sutherland - 1855 - 1861 - Trentham Hall Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Secretary and Librarian to Mechanics Institution - abt 1861 - 1868 - Stafford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - 53 North Side, East Gate, Stafford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Estate Agent - 1869 - Burton-on-Trent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - The Cottage, Branston Rd, Branston Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1880 - Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Fever with ulceration of bowels and haemorrhage - 24 Oct 1882 - Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - West Street Cemetery, Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    William Molyneux, F.G.S. (1824-1882)
    William Molyneux, F.G.S. (1824-1882)
    Obituary in Geological Magazine, 1883

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg IOW, 1Q1852.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 46 b Nuneham

    3. [S07] Other Sources, Geological Magazine, 1883.
      Obituary

    4. [S61] Jim Duggan.

    5. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.
      born Oxford 24 May 1824

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      age 26 b Newnham Courtney

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 36 b Nuneham

    8. [S07] Other Sources, Women of South Africa, 1913.
      dau Ada