Greetings, Molyneux, Mullinax, and all you of the assorted spellings of our name(s)!
Students and scholars of our varied family genealogy, history and tales: IMFA salutes
Of course, you have collected your own piece of the family tree, and perhaps carefully
documented the details of births, deaths, marriages, inheritance and such. Most
likely (as in my own case) you have hit the proverbial “brick wall”, where the trail
of evidence peters out, and you can’t reliably trace back further.
Whether or not you can connect your family to their Old World roots, you may find
it fascinating to learn about the early Molineux, who came with William the Conqueror
to England in 1066, and their later progeny, prominent in Lancashire.
IMFA has free links on our web site to early family histories. Starting with this
issue of Mx-World, we are including chapter-length excerpts of Memoir of the Molineux
Family, 1882, by Gisborne Molineux, F.R.C.I. The first chapter, “The House of Sefton”
is in this issue. The Goodreads web site says “This work has been selected by scholars
as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization
as we know it.”
Succeeding issues of MxWorld will include more chapters of the book. When that sequence
is complete, we will move on to other early works of Mx genealogy and history.
Have a look at this intriguing excerpt, and get better versed in the history of
the Mx families! Let us know how you like this ongoing sequence.
Steve Mullinax US312