Michael Molyns (died 1615)

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Sir Michael Molyns (died 14 May 1615) was an English politician.

He was a younger son of William Molyns of Sandhill Manor at Fordingbridge in Hampshire and Mackney Court at Brightwell-cum-Sotwell in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire) and educated at the Inner Temple (1561). He was knighted circa 1592.

He was a Justice of the Peace for Oxfordshire from circa 1573, for Berkshire from circa 1575 and for Hampshire from circa 1592. He was appointed High Sheriff of Oxfordshire for 1575-76 and High Sheriff of Berkshire for 1583-84. He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Wallingford in 1589.

He inherited Mackney Court in 1553 and married twice: firstly, to Frances, the daughter of Sir Anthony Huddleston of Millom, Cumberland (now Cumbria), with whom he had one son and three daughters; and, secondly, Elizabeth, the daughter and heiress of London Alderman, Edward Gilbert, and widow of Thomas Colby of Sherfield on Loddon in Hampshire. He was the grandfather of 1625 MP, Michael Molyns.

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