Is there a place named Sefton?
Sefton, Sephton or Sextone (as it is spelt in the Domesday Book)
lies about 7 miles north of Liverpool, England. Sefton is a small township and is the "church town" of one of the twelve ancient parishes out of which the diocese of Liverpool was formed.
The township of Sefton was adopted as the home of the
Molyneaux family soon after the Norman Conquest....hence the name the
Earl and Lady of Sefton, who are really members of the Molyneaux
family. (So to all who thought they had ties to royalty, sorry - our
line is not English nobility!)
- where the Molyneaux family lived in England
Despite the ENGLISH location of Sefton, our immigrant ancestor, Henry,
from all accounts, sailed to the US from County Antrim, IRELAND.
There were a large number of Seftons living in County Antrim, and most
of them were named Henry or Edward which has made researching very
difficult. I have concentrated on the line here in the US for now.
A glimpse of Henry's Irish
"Antrim, a county of Ireland, in the province of Ulster, 46 Irish miles long, and 27 broad; bounded on the E and N by the sea, W by Londonderry and Lough Neagh, and S
This county contains 605 Irish or 972 English square miles, 387,200 Irish plantation acres, equal to 622,059 English ones, 21,222 houses and 261,601
inhabitants (date uncertain).
In it is situated a great natural curiosity called the Giant's Causeway, consisting of lofty pillars of basalts, all of angular shapes.
The linen manufacture is carried on very extensively in this county.
It sends five members to parliament.
The principal rivers are the Bann and Lagan. The principal towns are Belfast, Carrickfergus, Antrim, Lisburn, Ballymena, and