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William Moleyns

English politician
The basics
Occupation Politician
Date of birth
Date of death 1425
The details

Sir William Moleyns (1378–1425), from Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, was an English politician.
He was born on 7 January 1378, son of Sir Richard Moleyns and Eleanor de Beaumont.


He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Wiltshire in April 1414.

Marriage and family

Sir William married Margery Whalesborough. They had one son and one daughter.

William Moleyns junior was born in December 1405 and died during the siege of Orleans on 8 May 1429.

Katherine Moleyns married Sir John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk

Death and Memorial

He died on 8 June 1425 and was buried at St Giles, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, where there is a memorial brass to him and his wife on the north side of the altar. The inscription in Latin reads "Hic jacet Will'ms Molyns, Miles, qui obijt viij die Mens' Junii A. d'ni MCCCCXXV, -Et d'na Marg'ria ux' ei' qo'r' a'hi's p'piciet' de' amen". Margery his widow died on 26 March 1439.

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