Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 17 February 2020

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 ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

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