News from the UK
UK003 Betty Molyneux Brown
Hello Everyone. First of all I hope you are all keeping well and safe from the terrible
virus which has been affecting the whole world for almost 2 years now.
RETIREMENT OF BETTY MOYNEUX BROWN AS REP. FOR THE U.K.
As you are all aware, I stepped down being Editor a while ago but this last 12 months
has seen a rapid decline in my health. I can no longer walk on my own and my memory
is nothing near as good as it should be. Is there anybody in the UK who is willing
to take on the position as Rep. for the UK because I simply cannot carry on any
longer. Please consider this position and let me know. I have a list of our current
members with their addresses and emails.
UK230 David Francis Mcshane
Here are a few details of his family – Richard Mollyneux married Elizabeth Prescott
6th Great-grandfather & 6th Great-grandmother
Thomas Mollyneux 1750-1793 Married Alice Lawton on 5/1/1774 St. Helens in the Parish
of Prescot at the time.
5th Great-grandfather & 5th Great-grandmother
Margaret Molyneux 1782-1851 Married Critchley
4th Great-grandmother & 4th Great-grandfather
Ellen Critchley 1806-1858 Married Thos. Worthington 1807-1862
3rd Great-grandmother & 3rd Great-grandfather
James Worthington 1845-1912 Married Alice Hill
2nd Great-grandfather & 2nd Great-grandmother
William Henry Worthington 1870-1946
Son of James Worthington
Mary Ann Worthington 1903-1984
Daughter of William Henry Worthington
Mary Alice Usher 1928-1978
Daughter of Mary Ann Worthington
David Mcshane son of Mary Alice Usher
IRE231 Quentin Teggin
Quentin lives in the Republic of Ireland that is why his membership No. starts with
IRE. He recently googled his great uncle Joseph Handford Molyneux and it returned
a note to the effect that a tribute to Joseph was published in IMFA newsletter in
2019. He has visited his grave and managed to source other information about his
time serving in the Navy through the Merseyside roll of honour.
The information in the newsletter in 2019 was written by UK176 Danny G. Molyneux
who has since been in touch with Quentin about his great uncle Joseph Handford Molyneux.
Danny had commented on the list from the War Graves Commission published in celebration
of 100 years since WW1, in the November MxWorld. Whilst he noted that a relative
Ellis Molyneux on page 25 had been mentioned, his brother Joseph Handford Molyneux
who died on 13th November 1916 killed in action was not.
Joseph Handford Molyneux was a leading seaman volunteer in the 188th Bde Machine
Gun Coy R.N. Div. He was killed in action on 13th November 1916. Grave Ref. 1V.A.
8 Cemetery; Buried at Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. He
enlisted 8/9/1914: Howe Bn.C/274 22/10/14-22/11/15 Enteric, Invalidated to UK 26/12/15;
Draft for BEF 30/7/16, posted to 188th Brigade MG Company 1/8/16-13/11/16 DD.
Notes: A ship’s Plumber; Born 29/1/1891. Home Address 9, Croylands Street, Kirkdale,
Liverpool. ADM/171=St. V.B. issued to his father Ellis Molyneux.
His mother was Mary E. Molyneux and siblings in 1891 were George Mx age 16 Appr.
Plumber, Mary H. Mx age 9, Elizabeth A.Mx age 7, Ellis Mx age 4, Margaret E. age
2. Joseph Handford himself at the time of the 1891 Census was 2 months old.
When Danny got a copy of his war details he wondered how a sailor got caught up
in the 1916 offensive. Apparently, it was due to Winston Churchill who decided that
they had too many sailors for the navy ships, so they formed Machine gun companies
and sent them to France.
We have to thank Danny for drawing our attention to Joseph Handford Mx’s WW1 details
and hope that as a result of this article he and Quentin have been in touch about
UK231 Mrs Patricia Kawar
Patricia wrote to say that she is the grand daughter of a William Molyneux who lived
in Lancashire then Yorkshire until 1948. She has looked a little into her mother’s
genealogy and thence her mother’s. She has not looked very far into her mother’s
father’s (Molyneux) ancestry and hopes someone could help with this.
RADIO PROGRAM ABOUT MX’s
UK118 Jim Molyneux emailed to say that at the end of April on Radio Merseyside on
the Sean Styles program they had a Mx expert on giving a history of the Mx’s. Jim
says there was nothing really that we don’t already know, so we didn’t miss much!
SOUTH AFRICA MX’s
Photo above of SA002 Terry & Beverley – Bev- Molyneux of Port Elizabeth in South Africa.
They are on the right with their two sons on the left. Bev & Terry sometimes come
to the UK and are carers in a home.
MEMBER QUERY FROM UK211 CHRIS MOLYNEAUX
I received this email today from Chris Molyneaux in Ireland:
"We are very keen to find out as much as we can on our family history and where
the Irish 'Molyneaux' branch originated from. Would you perhaps be able to shed
any light here?
My father Ian Paul Molyneaux was born in county Down in 1951, his father Cecil Molyneaux
born in Belfast in 1924, his father was George Molyneaux who I believe grew up in
Antrim founded the clothing firm Sloan Molyneaux in Belfast 1918 and my grandfather's
elder brother was George Cecil Molyneaux. Birth 1897, Death 11 May 1918.
Any light at all that you may be able to shed would be wonderful!
TED’S WEST INDIES TOUR
UK076 Nigel (Ted) Mx – his obituary was in the February MxWorld died 24/1/2021 aged
91. He was very interested in Military items and sent us details of them. Ted of
Dorking, Surrey was Vice Captain of the Gt. Britain Rifle Team and in 1996 one of
his tours took him to the West Indies. It toured Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados.
Ted’s favourite place was Barbados where the whole atmosphere was friendly and happy.
The Temperature was 90-100+ degrees! It also had a MOLYNEUX Street. Maybe this had
something to do with the early English settlers on the island? Ted was a most seasoned
veteran on the British Rifle Team. His knowledge of rifle shooting, its intricacies,
the psychology of the shooters, the management of team members and the way things
should be done is unsurpassed.
As well as having shot in everything, he had captained the National Kackinnon, Kollapore,
and Great Britain in the Australia Match, winning them all. He has also captained
a Gt. Britain Team to Canada, and is a past Captain of Surrey. Ted was also, perhaps
the most unfortunate of marksmen having been runner-up in more major competitions
than most people have had hot dinners!
Second in the Canadian Governor General’s Prize in 1972, second in the Queen’s Prize
after a 3-way tie in 1976 and fourth in the Kaltenberg World Championship after
a third-plalce tie are just a few of his disappointments. A retired District Sr.
Draughtsman with the S.E.E.B., he is considered to be the greatest authority on
small-arms ammunition in the UK. – Having said all this, we remember you well Ted
and will miss your Military information.
I am sorry to end this edition so briefly but I have numerous hospital appointments
which takes up most of my time. Please will someone consider being the UK Rep. and