1/7/1377, William Molyns born in London, England; heir & s/o 738772. Richard de Moleyns & 738773. Eleanor de Beaumont.
10/16/1397, Grant to Margery Molyns of the keeping of the lands late of Richard Molyns, tenant of the king in chief, (except those in Aston and Baunton, co. Oxford), to hold the same until the full age of William, Richard's son and heir, rendering yearly at the Exchequer as much as may be agreed upon between her and the king's council. (S) CFRs. [Margery is William’s paternal grandmother.]
Bef. 3/16/1381, William’s grandfather and namesake died.
12/14/1384, William’s father died.
2/5/1398, William son of Richard Molyns, Proof of age. The escheator is to warn Margaret, late wife of the said Richard, who holds the lands by the king’s commitment, to be present. London: John Hamerton, aged 60 years and more, says that the said William was aged 21 years on the morrow of the Epiphany last past, and was born at London in the said parish of St Stephen Colmanstret … and baptized in the church there … William de Molyns (1477544), grandfather of the said William, … acted as godparents … on 7 January 1 Richard II. This he knows because John, his first born son, died on the day of the said baptism. … (S) CIsPM.
7/3/1399, IPM of Margery [William’s grandmother] at Colbrook, Buckingham: Possessions held in dower by Margery, who was the wife of William De Molyns, Chivaler, deceased; the reversion belonging to William Molyns, son of Richard Molyns, and heir of the said William Molyns, her death ... heirship, namely William Molyns, son of Richard, son of said William and Margery. [William of Stoke Poges, Datchet, … Buckinghamshire, Little Somerford, … Wiltshire.]
7/14/1399, IPM of Margery wife of William Molyns. Wilts: She held the under-mentioned manor in dower, of the inheritance of William son of Richard Molyns. Lee. The manor, held of the abbess of Shaftesbury. She died on 1 June, 22 Richard II. William son of Richard Molyns, knight, aged 21 years and more, is her heir. (S) CIsPM.
7/22/1399, To escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to give William son and heir of Richard Molyns, being cousin and heir of William Molyns knight, seisin of the manors of Aston Bernarde, Ilmere, Cherdesle, Weston Turvylle, Dachet with Ridynge, Fulmere and Dytton; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Margery who was wife of the said knight at her death held those manors in dower of the heritage of William son of Richard. (S) CCRs.
9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.
1400-02, Account of William Wyot, steward of the household of William Molyns. (S) UKNA.
1403, Commission of array to Thomas Sakewill, ..., William Molyns, ..., and others, for various counties. (S) UKNA.
2/20/1406, William Molyns, son and heir of Richard Molyns knight, to William Wyot and Elizabeth his wife. Indenture …, of the manor of Henley upon Thames co. Oxford, … (S) CCRs.
1409, Sir William de Molyns held the manor of Brill, Buckingham, in capite, for 1 knight’s fee. (S) Hist. & Antiq. Of Buckingham, V1, Lispcomb, 1847, P99.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
4/9/1413, William at the coronation of King Henry V, receiving 6 lengths of the scarlet cloth. (S) Henry V, Dodd, 2013, P75.
4/1414, William M.P. from Wiltshire.
1414, William knighted.
1414, Sir William Moleyns agreed to buy the manor of Gresham from his grandmother Margery's executors for 920 marks. [William held it for 2 years, but did not complete the payments.]
11/1/1417, William Molyns knight to William Wyot and Elizabeth his wife. Charter indented for their lives of the manor of Bampton, co. Oxford … (S) CCRs.
1420, Commission to William Molyns, knight, county of Buckingham, to levy and collect money. (S) CFRs.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
6/8/1425, William died, his heir his son William de Molyns.
6/11/1425, Writs of diem clausit extremum, after the death of William Molyns, knight ; Buckingham ; Oxford and Berks ; Wilts ; Norfolk; Warwick. (S) CFRs.
1425-26, Margery received papal indults.
3/6/1428, William Molyns, Knight, (son and heir of Lord William Molyns Knight deceased) before Lady Margery Molyns his mother, of certain indentures between John Damis (?) esheator for Oxfordshire and Berkshire, and Lady Margery concerning her dowry in her son's estate. (S) UKNA.
11/28/1429, Commitment to Margery late the wife of William Molyns, the father of William Molyns, and to Anne late the wife of the said William the son, of the keeping of two-thirds of all the manors, lands, rents and services late of the said William the son. (S) CFRs.
11/8/1430, By letters patent, the king committed to Margery, late the wife of William Molyns father of William Molyns, and to Anne, late the wife of the said William the son, the custody of two thirds of the lands, rents, … which were of the said William, who held of the king in chief, and which came into the king’s hands by reason of his death and of the nonage of Eleanor his daughter and heir, … (S) CPRs.
6/12/1439, Will of Lady Margery Molyns or Molens of Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. (S) UKNA.
3/29/1439, Margery died.
3/30/1439, Commitment to Walter Hungerford, knight, and Robert Hungerford, knight, … of the keeping of all the manors and lands, in the counties of Buckingham, Berks, Wilts and Cornwall, late of Margery late lady de Moleyns, late the wife of William de Moleyns knight, who held of the king in chief on the day of her death; to hold the same from the time of the death of the said Margery until the full age of Eleanor, daughter and heir of William de Moleyns knight the son and heir of the aforesaid. (S) CFRs.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P575. (S) 8 Papers Relating to Claims to the Baronies of Botreaus, 1870, P32.
Children of William and Margery:
i. Sir William Molyens, baptized 12/8/1405 at Stoke Poges, Buckingham, England.
5/1/1423, William married Anne Whalesborough, d/o Sir John.
2/26/1427, William, son and heir of William Molyns. (S) UKNA.
5/8/1429, William killed at the siege of Orleans.
Child: Eleanor Molyens, born 6/11/1426 at Stoke Poges.
ii. Anne de Moleyns, born ~? in England.
Anne married Lewis Clifford.
iii. Katherine de Moleyns (184693), born ~1420 in England.