MOLINEUX, Joseph and Ann, of Lewes. A pair of portrait miniatures, pencil on paper (53 x 66mm), of Joseph Molineux (1713-1771) and his wife Ann (nee Brett) (1715-1782). Small worm holes through parts of the paper. In gilt wood frames 104 x 120mm, with inscriptions on the rear. Comes with genealogical notes.
Joseph was the fourth son of John and Mary Molineux of Wolverhampton, who settled in Lewes, Sussex in 1738, where he was engaged in the iron trade. He was appointed Receiver-General of Stamps and Taxes, and was High Constable of Lewes in 1745 and 1764. He married Ann, daughter of Dr William Brett of Lewes, and his wife Ann Apsley, by whom they had at least six children.