SHC ReferenceLM/SECTIOND
TitleMORE AND MORE MOLYNEUX FAMILY OF LOSELEY PARK: INVOLVEMENT IN LOCAL AFFAIRS INCLUDING PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
Date1447-1848
LevelCollection
ProvenanceDeposited by Major James More-Molyneux of Loseley Park near Guildford in 1950 and by Mr and Mrs M More Molyneux in October and December 1999.
IntroductionThis catalogue describes those papers of the More and More Molyneux family which relate to involvement in local affairs, 1557-1848. For a full introduction to the family, its estates and records see catalogue LM.

The More and More Molyneux family achieved considerable influence in Surrey, as justices of the peace (section B), lords of the manor and landlords (section A), as well as under special commissions for governmental administration and local arbitration during the 16th and 17th centuries (section B). A fuller picture of the family's involvement in the affairs of the county may be gathered from the correspondence series LM/COR/- and 6729/- [database available].

The following groups relate to the family's involvement in local bodies as private individuals, investors or trustees, and to their electoral influence, particularly in the borough of Haslemere in which they were the principal landlords. They comprise: records relating to the Guild Merchant of the borough of Guildford, 1447-1709; elections for the county of Surrey and for the borough of Haslemere, 17th-18th cents; charity trusteeships and personal legacies, including Poyle Charity, Guildford, 1625-1779; turnpike trusteeship (including Kingston to Sheetbridge and Haslemere roads), 1744-1782; and commissions of the Wey Navigation and its Godalming extension, 1620s-1760; also papers relating to the establishment of Farncombe church, 1844-1848.
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