1357, Richard born in Buckingham, England, heir & s/o 1477544. William de Moleyns & 1477545. Margery Bacon.
~1361, Eleanor born in England, d/o 1477546. Henry de Beaumont & 1477547. Margaret de Vere.
1371-82, Richard mentioned in a petition of the Dean and chapter of Exeter. (S) UKNA.
By 1376, Richard married Eleanor.
6/21/1377, Richard II succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1377, The peasants of Richard de Molyns and his wife at their manor of Aston Bampton, Oxfordshire, joined in a revolt primarily in Wiltshire. (S) Popular Protest, Cohn, 2013, P246.
6/8/1378 at Stoke Pougeys, Richard de Molyns, eldest son of Sir William de Molyns knight, to William Forde clerk, ... Confirmation with warranty of a charter indented whereby his said father granted to them for their lives the manors of Somerforde, Lee and Gore co. Wiltesir and Swirford co. Oxford, ... (S) CCRs.
1378, Richard de Moleyns, serving in 2nd position in the retinue of the Earl of Buckingham, knighted at naval battle commanded by the Earl of Arundel. (S) Soldier in Later Medieval England, Bell, 2013, P109.
7/21/1380, Thomas of Woodstock led 5200 men in support of the barons of Brittany, landing at Calais. Richard a member of this army [See 3/28/1381].
11/1380, The army began the siege of Nantes. [Eventually forced to retreat.]
2/14/1381, Sir “William Molyns, knight: Oxfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Buckinghamshire” died, his heir his son Richard: ‘Ricus Molyns filius et heres’. (S) CIsPM.
3/16/1381, To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Wiltesir. Order in presence of Richard de Molyns, son and heir of William Molyns knight, [or his attorney] to assign dower to Margery who was wife of the said William of whom the king has commanded an oath to be taken that she shall not marry without the king's licence. (S) CCRs.
3/28/1381, Order to escheator in the county of Wilts, to deliver to Richard, son and heir of William de Molyns, ' chivaler,' the lands late of his said father ; as the king, for 40s. paid by him in the hanaper and because he is on the king's service in parts beyond seas, has respited his homage and fealty. (S) CFRs.
4/28/1381, Richard “beyond the seas” at his father’s death, had livery of his lands granted while absent: ‘... Thome de Illeston Escaetori ... quodam fine quem Ricus fit et heres Witti de Moluns Chivaler defuncti ... dca homagifi et fidelitatem ipius Rici nob ...’.
1381, Peasant Revolt against new Poll tax. [Aka Wat Tyler’s Rebellion.]
3/9/1382, Richard Molyns on a commission of peace in Buckingham. (S) CPRs.
1382, Richard a commissioner of oyer and terminer for Buckinghamshire.
1382-83, “Richard de Molyns, knight to John de Harliston and Richard Abberbury, knights, and others : Release of his right in the manor of Hook Norton : Oxon”. (S) UKNA.
12/14/1384, “Richard Molyns (Moleyns), knight: Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire” died. (S) UKNA, IPM. [Son William his heir.]
12/21/1384, Order, escheators in the counties of Oxford ; Buckingham ; Wilts ; Warwick, to take into the king's hand and keep safely until further order the lands in his bailiwick whereof Richard Molyns, ' chivaler ', who held of the king in chief, was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death. (S) CFRs.
2/5/1398, William son of Richard Molyns, Proof of age. The
escheator is to warn Eleanor
Margaret, late wife of the said Richard,
who holds the lands by the king’s commitment, to be present. (S) CIsPM.
(S) Plantagenet Ancestry, P503. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P575. (S) 8 Papers Relating to Claims to the Baronies of Botreaus, 1870, P31.
· “Richard, captured by the Scots, had to sell his timber for ransom”. [No support for this found, and no known conflicts with the Scots during this time.]
Children of Richard and Eleanor:
i. William Moleyns (369386), baptized 1/7/1377 in London, England.
ii. Isabel de Moleyns, born ? in England.