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Richard Moulsen married Jan. 19, 1721 Ann Shirley (Dec 15,1698-Dec 8, 1721). She was the daughter of Richard Shirley (d. 1708/9) and his wife, Ann Duff (d. 1717). (see DUFF).

Son: William Moulsen Oct 10, 1721 Christ Church, Middlesex Co. VA. He lived Amelia Co. VA


1727 Will of Thomas SHURLEY Christ Church Parish …goddaughter Jane Williams…cousin William Moulson son of Richard Moulson…brother Richard Moulson, executor. Wit: Mary Allen, Catherine O’Neal, Benjamine Pace. Inventory appraised by Robt George, George Chowning, John Burk, Edw Mickleburrough



email from: Anthony Moulson - August 2000

I should be most grateful for any help that you could give me with:

1. the origins of Richard Moulson who married Ann Shirley (b.1698) in 1720

2. Richard Moulson's connection with John Moulson who was born in Middlesex Co. in 1744 and subsequently served in the French Navy as Jean Moultson.  I have been unable to find any record of John Moulson's birth other than on his French Naval service documents.  It is possible that John's grandmother was Richard Moulson's second wife, Jane, rather than Ann Shirley. 

I think that Richard Moulson  may have been connected to Sir Thomas Moulson who was Lord Mayor of London in 1634.  His wife, Dame Anne, founded a scholarship at Harvard and Radcliffe College was named in her honour (Radcliffe having been her maiden name).
Kind regards, Anthony Moulson.



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