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The International Molyneux Family Association is a forum for the exchange of genealogy and family history for people interested in the Molyneux surname (and its many variants). Our publications and online forums include our 28-page quarterly newsletter, this website, our DNA project, and our Facebook pages. IMFA relies on members to provide content for these media. We welcome your participation!

PDF files from GRO (General Register Office)

The GRO has a PDF pilot program for at least the next three months. If you have Great Britain ancestry, this could be really beneficial; also, quicker than snail mail. The extended Pilot covers PDF copies of those historical digitised civil registration records held by GRO (i.e. birth entries from 1837 - 1916 and death entries from 1837 - 1957). A GRO index reference is required to be provided with the application. You can find the GRO index references by logging on to the GRO online ordering service and accessing the GRO online indexes. A PDF will cost £6.00 each.

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"The Mighty Mux"

USS Mullinnix (DD-944) was a Forrest Sherman-class destroyer of the United States Navy. She was named for Admiral Henry Maston Mullinnix USN (4 Jul 1892 - 24 Nov 1943), who was killed in action during World War II, when the aircraft carrier USS Liscome Bay was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-175 and sank southwest of Butaritari Island on 24 November 1943.

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Mx Military Records

As part of our Resources section of the MxWorld website we wish to further develop the Military records. Brian Seddon AU019 contributed the information to kick-start this project. We have a large number of records relating to Mx service personnel in WWI and WWII. We have commenced putting some of these records on our website but some of the remaining material requires minor editing or further research. This is not an onerous or long-term commitment but may appeal to a member with a particular interest in military history – we would be delighted to have someone take on this role.

If you can assist us with any of the above please email, Brian Seddon, on military@mx-world.org

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Mx Pedigrees

Member MxPedigrees began appearing on the website several years ago as part of the DNA Surname Project. We are in the process of expanding the pedigrees to include information submitted by past and present members for publication in MxWorld.

When the project is completed you will be able to upload a GEDCOM file of your Mx ancestry where it will become part of a searchable all-name database of member GEDCOMs. Until then, you can add or update your information on this website at Add/Edit Pedigree Information.

This information can be accessed by our members using the new Pedigree Search. Names of living individuals, or individuals with a birth date after 1911 and no death date, are automatically hidden on the website.

Who Will Inherit Your Genealogy Research?

This Genealogy Will is being posted so you can designate who you would like to see inherit your genealogical research. Example: You can leave your research to a family member, a society or perhaps a study partner. Print out this will and place it with your family papers.

An Mx Whodunit! (or is it?)

Written by US332 Wayne Straight and US033 Marilyn Mullinix Blanck. First appeared in MxWorld, Volume 25, Number 1, pages 9-13, August 2010.

Imagine if you will, a farm in rural Minnesota, near the town of Lakeville--about 5 miles west of Farmington, and 25 miles south of Minneapolis. Its 3 A.M., still quite dark, 3 July 1891. All's quiet in the farmhouse. Farmer John Johnson, his wife and their teen-aged son are all three long asleep, as befits a farming family, if a bit restless from the residual heat of the previous day. Out in the barn, however, things are not so quiet. Two shadowy figures on horseback are quietly leading the Johnsons' brace of fine bay horses away, when one of the horses startles and whinnies in alarm.

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MxWorld Revisited

Joe Mulliner: Man, Loyalist, Rake, Bandit, Folk Hero & Ghost. Written by US332 Wayne Straight, edited by US312 Steve Mullinax & US339 Wendy Arnim. First appeared in MxWorld, Volume 26, Number 3, pages 5-9, February 2012.

While trying to verify or refute a Branford Mx genesis for several Mx lineages in New York state and beyond, I ran across the following Find-a-Grave entry for one Joe Mulliner, a bigger-than-life character who ran a band of brigands called The Refugees out of a stronghold in the New Jersey (NJ) Pine Barrens. I already knew that Thomas Mx3, a grandson of Thomas Mx of Branford had migrated to NJ ca 1683, so I was on the lookout for any of his descendants. The fact that Joe spelled his name the same way as Thomas had sparked my interest and I’d promised myself to eventually investigate him for any connection to Thomas Mx3.

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Film on Tom Molineaux

Irish documentary film maker, Des Kilbane just completed a film on Tom Molineaux, the Virginia slave who boxed his way to freedom. He fought for the unofficial World championship against English legend Tom Cribb in 1810. He is now buried in a pauper's grave in Galway on the West Coast of Ireland.

Here’s a link to the film, Crossing the Black Atlantic. It is in the Irish language with English sub titles: Link Temporarily Unavailable.

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President's Message

Hi everyone,

It is that time of the year again when Halloween has gone and Yuletide is looming. The weather here in Britain isn’t too bad at the moment so I am thankful for that, but I have my winter logs at the ready.

This August just gone, we had a week away down the south of England where we paid a visit to Highclere Castle, Hampshire, currently in the hands of the 8th Earl, George Reginald Oliver Molyneux Herbert and Fiona Lady Carnarvon. The most famous of the Carnarvons being George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, of the Tutankhamum tomb find by Howard Carter in 1922, which was funded by Lord Carnarvon.

Highclere itself has a long and varied history, the area has been inhabited since prehistoric times and there is evidence of this both in Highclere and nearby Seven Barrows. The first written records of the boundaries of the estate were set out by an Anglo Saxon king in AD749, King Cuthred of Wessex, who granted an estate here to the Bishops of Winchester. They continued to own it for some 800 years.

Highclere Castle, was for the most, an old brick and freestone built mansion, the transformation and how it looks today did not come about until 1838 and was started by Henry John George Herbert 3rd Earl of Carrnarvon (1800-1849). It is in the Jacobean style by the Architect Charles Barry with a park designed by Capability Brown. However, Charles Barry died in 1860 and the house was far from completion. The house was finally completed in 1878 by the 4th Earl of Carnarvon.

Photo: Highclere Castle

I don’t have any interior photos as the Castle is still owned and used by the family and their privacy has to be respected. This is just a little tale involving the Molyneux family from my summer holidays. I hope to bring you more next time. I am sure readers will recall that Highclere was the setting for the TV Programme ‘Downton Abbey’.

Please keep sending in your Molyneux family stories and family trees.

As I mentioned earlier, Yuletide is not far away and our next MxWorld will be in the New Year. So, I would just like to say Happy Yuletide and a prosperious new year to one and all. See you next year.

Antony Molyneux Steele UK188

Research Assistance

From time to time we all find ourselves facing an apparent brick wall in our research efforts. We find pieces of the puzzle are missing and cannot be found. Sometimes another pair of eyes or knowledge of a little known document resource can break the barrier and open new connections. If you find yourself in that situation we might be able to help. Request help.

What became of William W's Cutlass?

In the 1750s, the colonies of Maryland and Delaware had some border disputes. One such area was known as "Cedar Creek Hundred" and there dwelt William W Mullinax, his Coverdale in-laws and some neighbors. Tax collector Outten finds the home of William W. Mullinax, and places him under arrest. William W. breaks free, and in the scuffle Outten gains possession of William W's cutlass. But what became of William W's cutlass?

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