Lord Burghley's Map of Lancashire in 1590; With Notes on the Designated Manorial Lords, Biographical and Genealogical, and Brief Histories of Their Estates Traced Down to the Present Day
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...his cousin John Gorsuch, of Gorsuch Hall, who assumed the name of Eccleston, and upon his death s.p. in 1742, they passed to Basil Thomas Scarisbrick, of Scarisbrick, who likewise assumed the name, and were sold by his son, Thomas Eccleston, about 1812. Molyneux, Sir Richard, of Croxteth Hall, in the old chapelry of West Derby in the ancient parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, and of Sefton (or Sephton) Hall in the parish of Sephton, aga1nst whose name Lord Burghley has placed a ], was born in 1560. He was the eldest son of Wm. Molyneux, who died vivo patre 1567, by Bridget, d. of John Caryll, of Warnham, co. Sussex, attorney to the Duchy of Lancaster. In 1568 he became heir to his grandfather, Sir Richard Molyneux, being then in ward to Sir Gilbert Gerard, master of the rolls, whose eldest dau. Frances he married. Though Burghley has called him armiger, he had been knighted by Queen Elizabeth on June 24, 1586, and later was sheriff of the county, in the 31st and again in the 39th year of her majesty's reign. Upon the institution of the order of baronets, May 21, 1611, he was the second in order of those advanced to that dignity by James I. In the 1590 "Vewe of ye State of ye Countie" it is said that he " maketh shew of good conformitie, but many of his companie ar in evell note." He temporized outwardly, and practised his religion in secret. His children were brought up Catholics, and all his descendants remained so till the premature death of the father of the 9th Viscount Molyneux of Maryborough was the unfortunate cause of the family's loss of its faith. Charles William, 9th Viscount, an only child, and under eight years of age at the time of his father's death, was brought up a Protestant by his guardians. He was then...
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