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Molesworth, Viscount (I, 1716)

 

Creation: let. pat. 10 Jul 1716

 

Family name: Molesworth

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Arms:

Gules an Escutcheon Vair within an Orle of eight Cross Crosslets Or

Crest:

A Dexter Arm embowed in armour proper holding a Cross Crosslet Or

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Pegasus Argent wings elevated Or;  Sinister:  a Pegasus wings elevated Gules semée of Cross Crosslets Or

Motto:

Vincit Amor Patriae (The love of my country prevails)

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Robert [Molesworth], 1st Viscount Molesworth

only child of Robert Molesworth, of Brackanstown, co. Meath, by his wife Judith Bysse, 1st dau. and cohrss. of John Bysse, Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland

born

7 Sep 1656

mar.

16 Aug 1676 Hon Letitia Coote (d. 18 Mar 1729; bur. in St Audoen's, Dublin), 3rd dau. of Richard [Coote], 1st Baron Coote, by his wife Mary St George, 2nd dau. of Sir George St George, of Carrickdrumruske, co. Leitrim

children

1. Hon John Molesworth, later 2nd Viscount Molesworth

2. Hon Richard Molesworth, later 3rd Viscount Molesworth

3. Hon William Molesworth MP, a Commissioner of Trade and Plantations, mar. 1726 Anne Adair, 1st dau. of Robert Adair, of Holybrook, co. Wicklow, and had issue:

1a. Robert Molesworth, later 5th Viscount Molesworth

2a. John Molesworth (d. unm.)

3a. Richard Molesworth (b. 1737; d. 29 Sep 1799), mar. Catherine Cobb, dau. of Francis Cobb, of Twickenham, co. Middlesex, and had issue:

1b. Richard Pigott Molesworth, later 7th Viscount Molesworth

2b. Lieut Francis Molesworth RN (d. unm. 23 May 1812)

3b. Capt Hon John Molesworth RN (d. 14 Aug 1858), mar. 6 Feb 1828 Louisa Tomkyns (d. 11 Aug 1873), dau. of Rev ..... Tomkyns DD, and had issue:

1c. Samuel Molesworth, later 8th Viscount Molesworth

1c. Hon Margaret Letitia Molesworth, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Warrant (d. 27 Jan 1910), mar. 4 Apr 1866 Rev Charles Richard de Havilland (d. 6 Feb 1901), and had issue

2c. Hon Mary Louisa Molesworth, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Warrant (dsp. 30 Mar 1914), mar. 8 Nov 1876 Rev Canon Edward Carr, Vicar of St Helena (dsp. 1886)

4b. Capt Hon Anthony Oliver Molesworth (b. 23 Oct 1793; d. 9 Jul 1848), mar. (1) 26 Apr 1827 Jane Potter, dau. of John Potter, and (2) 7 Jul 1835 Grace Jane Crofton (d. 12 Apr 1897), 2nd dau. of Morgan Crofton, barrister-at-law (by his wife Mary Dunn,dau. of William Dunn), 3rd son of Sir Morgan Crofton, 1st Bt., and had issue by his second wife

5b. Hon James Thomas Molesworth (d. 13 Jul 1872)

1b. Hon Wilhelmina Molesworth (d. 7 May 1866), mar. 5 May 1804 Bartholomew Jeffery (d. 1842)

2b. Hon St George Catherine Molesworth (d. 4 May 1858)

3b. Hon Salome Letitia Molesworth (d. 1829), mar. Rev John Boucher

1a. Letitia Molesworth (d. 1764), mar. Capt George Johnstone

2a. Elizabeth Molesworth, mar. Richard Holmes

3a. Juliana Molesworth

4a. Jane Molesworth

5a. Hon Amelia Charlotte Molesworth (d. 12 Nov 1819), mar. 20 Aug 1770 Knight Mitchell

6a. Isabella Molesworth (d. 1786), mar. J Clootwyk

4. Maj Hon Edward Molesworth (d. 29 Nov 1768), mar. (1) Sep 1718 Catherine Middleton (dsp. Jan 1731), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Middleton, of Stansted Montfichet, co. Essex, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Onslow, 1st dau. of Richard [Onslow], 1st Baron Onslow, (2) Catherine .... (dsp. 15 Feb 1748), and (3) 26 Mar 1750 Mary Renouard, and had issue by his third wife

5. Hon Hamilton Walter Molesworth (dsp. 1773)

6. Hon Coote Molesworth FRS (b. c. 1697; dsp. 29 Nov 1782), mar. Mary Palmer, dau. of William Palmer

7. Hon Bysse Molesworth MP (d. 1779), mar. 7 Dec 1731 Elizabeth Archdall (widow of Edward Archdall, of Castle Archdall, co. Fermanagh; d. Jan 1770), sister of John [Cole], 1st Baron Mountflorence, and dau. of John Cole MP, of Florence Court, co. Fermanagh, by his first wife Florence Wrey, dau. of Sir Bourchier Wrey, 3rd Bt., of Trebitch, co. Cornwall, and had issue

1. Hon Juliana Molesworth (d. 1759)

2. Hon Mary Molesworth, mar. George Monck, of Dublin

3. Hon Charlotte Amelia Molesworth, mar. Capt William Tichburne

4. Hon Letitia Molesworth, mar. Edward Bolton, of Brazeel, co. Dublin

died

22 May 1725 (bur. at Swords, co. Dublin)

created

16 Jul 1716 Baron Molesworth, of Philipstown in the King's County, and Viscount Molesworth, of Swords in the County of Dublin

suc. by

son

note

as a promoter of King William III he was attainted by the Irish Parliament in 1689 but shortly afterwards was restored; Privy Councillor [I] 1697, 1702 -1713/4 and 1715-25; sent on a mission to Denmark 1689-92; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Camelford 1695-98, for Dublin 1695-99, for Swords 1703-14, for Lostwithiel 1705-06, for East Retford 1706-08 and for St Michael 1715-22; FRS 1697/8; a Commissioner of Trade and Plantations 1714-15; FSA

 

John [Molesworth], 2nd Viscount Molesworth

bapt.

4 Dec 1679

mar.

Sep 1718 Mary Middleton (d. 12 Aug 1766; bur. with her husband at Edlington, co. York), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Middleton, of Stansted Montfichet, co. Essex, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Onslow, 1st dau. of Richard [Onslow], 1st Baron Onslow

died

s.p.m. 17 Feb 1725/6 (bur. at Edlington, co. York)

suc. by

brother

note

Commissioner of the Stamp Office 1706; Envoy to Tuscany 1710 ; a Commissioner of Trade and Plantations 1715-20; Envoy to Turin 1720-25

 

Richard [Molesworth], 3rd Viscount Molesworth, PC

born

mar. (1)

Jane Lucas (dspms. 1 Apr 1742; bur. at Swords, co. Dublin), dau. of ..... Lucas, of Dublin

children by first wife

1. Hon Mary Molesworth (d. after 1774), mar. 7 Aug 1736 as his second wife Robert [Rochfort], 1st Earl of Belvidere, and had issue

2. Hon Letitia Molesworth (d. 1787), mar. 2 Oct 1753 Lt Col James Molesworth

3. Hon Amelia Molesworth (d. 30 Jan 1758)

mar. (2)

7 Feb 1743/4 Mary Jenney Ussher (d. 6 May 1763 in a house fire with two of her children), dau. of Ven William Ussher, Archdeacon of Clonfert, by his first wife Mary Jenney, dau. of Rev Christopher Jenney DD

children by second wife

1. Hon Richard Nassau Molesworth, later 4th Viscount Molesworth

4. Hon Henrietta Molesworth, mar. 10 Oct 1774 Rt Hon John Staples

5. Hon Melosina Molesworth (d. 6 May 1763 in a house fire with her mother and sister)

6. Hon Mary Molesworth (d. 6 May 1763 in a house fire with her mother and sister)

7. Hon Louisa Molesworth (b. 23 Oct 1749; d. 1 Sep 1824; bur. at Marholm, co. Northampton), mar. (1) 26 Dec 1769 William [Ponsonby], 1st Baron Ponsonby, and (2) 21 Jul 1823 as his second wife William [Fitzwilliam later Wentworth-Fitzwilliam], 4th Earl Fitzwilliam, and has issue by her first husband

8. Hon Elizabeth Molesworth (d. 30 Apr 1835), mar. James Stewart, of Killymoon, co. Tyrone

9. Hon Charlotte Molesworth

died

12 Oct 1758 (bur. at Kensington, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Lieut of the Ordnance 1714-18; Member of Parliament for Swords 1715-26; FRS 1721/2; Col of Molesworth's Foot (Royal Inniskillen Fusiliers) 1725-32, of 9th Dragoons 1732-37 and of the 5th Dragoons 1737-58; Privy Councillor [I] 1733; Maj General 1735; one of the Deputy Keepers of the Great Seal of Ireland 1736; Lieut General 1739; General 1746; Master General of the Ordnance 1739-58; General of Horse 1741; Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in Ireland1751; Field Marshall 1757

 

Richard Nassau [Molesworth], 4th Viscount Molesworth

born

4 Nov 1748

died

23 Jun 1793 (bur. at Kensington, co. Middlesex)

suc. by

cousin

note

a lunatic

 

Robert [Molesworth], 5th Viscount Molesworth

bapt.

22 Dec 1729

mar.

18 Aug 1761 Mary Anne Bushe (widow of ..... Bushe;  d. 1 Aug 1819), dau. of Israel Alleyne, of Cork

children

1. Hon William John Molesworth, later 6th Viscount Molesworth

2. Walter Molesworth (dvp. 1783)

3. Hon Robert Molesworth (b. 16 Apr 1768; d. Apr 1814), mar. 27 Sep 1793 Hon Mary Jones (d. 25 Feb 1814), 1st dau. of Charles Wilkinson [Jones], 4th Viscount Ranelagh, by his wife Sarah Montgomery, dau. of Thomas Montgomery MP, and had issue

4. Hon Richard Molesworth (dvp. 19 Sep 1793)

1. Hon Anne Molesworth, mar. (1) 27 Dec 1792 John Foster Hill, and (2) 1807 Baron de Mallet, and had issue

2. Hon Jane Molesworth, mar. John Stephenson

died

29 Jan 1813

suc. by

son

note

Cornet 1745 and Lieut 1753 in his uncle's Regiment of Dragoons; ADC to the Marquess of Lothian

 

William John [Molesworth], 6th Viscount Molesworth

born

18 Aug 1763

mar.

...... (d. 30 May 1815)

died

s.p. 30 May 1815

suc. by

cousin

note

Lt Col of the 95th Regiment of Foot; Maj General; he and his wife were lost at sea on the Agulhas Reef off the Cape of Good Hope on their passage from Ceylon

 

Richard Pigott [Molesworth], 7th Viscount Molesworth

born

23 Jul 1786

died

20 Jun 1875

suc. by

nephew

note

entered the East Indian Military Service 1802, retiring as Capt 1826

 

Rev Samuel [Molesworth], 8th Viscount Molesworth

born

19 Dec 1829

mar. (1)

6 May 1862 Georgina Charlotte Cecil Gosset (d. 22 Jan 1879), yst. dau. and cohrss. of George Bagot Gosset, by his wife Charlotte Douglas

children by first wife

1. Hon George Bagot Molesworth, later 9th Viscount Molesworth

2. Hon Charles Richard Molesworth, later 10th Viscount Molesworth

3. Hon Arthur Ernest Parnell Molesworth (b. 1 May 1870; d. 2 Sep 1951), mar. 28 Nov 1910 Nellie Maud Watson JP (widow of Dr George Watson, of South America), dau. of George W Banks, of Wellington, New Zealand, and had issue

4. Hon Samuel Percy Molesworth (b. 29 Jul 1873; dvp. 29 Jan 1897)

1. Hon Andalusia Louisa Charlotte Georgina Molesworth (d. 29 Feb 1912), mar. 30 Apr 1887 John Athelstan Laurie Riley, of Kensington, London (d. 17 Nov 1945), and had issue

2. Hon Charlotte Josephine Elizabeth Molesworth (d. 8 Aug 1931), mar. 16 Oct 1883 Rev Henry Edward James Bevan, Rector of Chelsea (d. 11 Jul 1935), and had issue

3. Hon Gwen Gertrude Mary Molesworth (d. 12 Mar 1951), mar. 9 May 1906 Col Julius Dyson Dyson-Laurie (d. 19 Dec 1909), and had issue

mar. (2)

23 Jan 1883 Agnes Dove (dsp. 20 Jan 1905; bur. at Bournemouth, co. Dorset), 1st dau. of Dugald Dove, of Nutshill, co. Renfrew, and Palace Gate, Kensington, London

died

7 Jun 1906 (bur. at Bournemouth, co. Dorset)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

ordained 1865; Rector of St Petrock Minor, co. Cornwall 1876-98

 

George Bagot [Molesworth], 9th Viscount Molesworth

born

6 Jun 1867

mar.

6 Feb 1894 Nina Alida Faulkner (d. 25 Mar 1958), dau. of Col H D Faulkner

children

1. Lieut Hon Charles Willoughby Murray Molesworth (b. 21 Nov 1897; dvp. 15 Apr 1917 of wounds received in action)

1. Hon Irene Evelyn Beatrice Molesworth (b. 22 Sep 1895; d. 7 Sep 1949), mar. (1) 14 Oct 1917 Capt Charles Donovan Rowley MBE, and (2) 8 Mar 1941 Francis Henry Ash, of Narborough Hall, King's Lynn, co. Norfolk, son of Arthur Edward Ash, of Kensington, co. Middlesex

2. Hon Cicely Sylvia Molesworth (b. 25 Jul 1902; d. 11 Jul 1986), mar. 15 Oct 1927 (div. 1937) Guy Haylett Walker Ramsey (d. 11 Oct 1959), son of Cecil Ramsey, of Hampstead, London, and had issue

died

s.p.m.s. 20 Mar 1947

suc. by

brother

 

Charles Richard [Molesworth], 10th Viscount Molesworth

born

3 Jan 1869

mar.

4 Dec 1906 Elizabeth Gladys Langworthy (d. 27 May 1974), dau. of Edward Martin Langworthy

children

1. Hon Richard Gosset Molesworth, later 11th Viscount Molesworth

2. Lieut James Vernon Crispin Molesworth (b. 24 Oct 1917; dvp. a prisoner of war in Burma 1943)

1. Hon Joan Molesworth (b. 4 Jul 1919)

died

24 Feb 1961

suc. by

son

 

Richard Gosset [Molesworth], 11th Viscount Molesworth

born

31 Oct 1907

mar.

29 Aug 1958 Anne Florence Womersley (widow of ..... Womersley;  d. 1983), dau. of John Mark Freeman Cohen, of St James's Court, Purley, co. Surrey

children

1. Hon Robert Bysse Kelham Molesworth, later 12th Viscount Molesworth

2. Hon William John Charles Molesworth, heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Molesworth (b. 20 Oct 1960)

died

15 Oct 1997

suc. by

son

 

Robert Bysse Kelham [Molesworth], 12th Viscount Molesworth

born

4 Jun 1959

 

The heir presumptive to the Viscountcy of Molesworth is Hon William John Charles Molesworth, second son of the 11th Viscount Molesworth and younger brother of the present Viscount.

 

 Last updated 11 Jan 2012

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Titles:

12th Viscount Molesworth, of Swords in the County of Dublin

(Ireland, let. pat. 10 Jul 1716)

12th Baron Molesworth, of Philipstown in the King's County

(Ireland, let. pat. 10 Jul 1716)

 

Address:

22 Miranda Road, London N19 3RB

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