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Moleyns, Adamlocked

(d. 1450)
  • Bill Smith


Moleyns, Adam (d. 1450), administrator and bishop of Chichester, has sometimes been identified as the second son of Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton, Lancashire, but this association appears decidedly speculative, and in truth his origins remain obscure. In any event, his family background seems to have played little part in his career, which seems rather to have prospered on account of his legal and diplomatic talents, and perhaps also his association with the influential ...

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A. B. Emden, , 3 vols. (1957–9); also (1974)
Chancery records (Public Record Office)