Mollands History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mollands family

The surname Mollands was first found in at Dartington, in Devon, as well as twenty-nine other lordships throughout England. William of Moulins, Sire de Falaise, Lord of Moulins in 1030, in Normandy, uncle of William the Conqueror, was granted many lands by King William. Today Molland is a civil parish and small village in the union and hundred of South Molton comprising 5972 acres.

Further north in Lancashire at Literthland, "Stephen, Earl of Boulogne, who afterwards succeeded to the crown of England, granted to Robert de Molines his land in "Liderlant," for 14s. per annum." [1]

Again in Lancashire, the latter source that "[Melling cum Cunscough] appears to have been part of the tract of land granted by Roger de Poictou to Vivian de Molines; for the son of the latter, Sir Adam de Molines, gave in free and pure alms to the church of St. Mary, of Cockersand, certain acres of land in Melling and Cunscough." [1]

Early History of the Mollands family

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Mollands Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mollins, Molyne, Molin, Moilines, Moullin, Moulins and many more.

Early Notables of the Mollands family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Mollands family to Ireland

Some of the Mollands family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Australia Mollands migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mollands Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Mollands (Mullers, Mullins), (b. 1765), aged 19, Cornish settler convicted in Launceston, Cornwall, UK 20th March 1784, sentenced for 7 years for stealing 48 guineas in coin, transported aboard the ship "Scarborough" on 13th May 1787 to New South Wales, Australia [2]

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from on Facebook
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