Charles Albert Molony, born in Liverpool in 1886, was the son of Michael Molony (B 1850 in Clare, Ireland) and Catherine Molony (nee Spellessy/Spellissy) (B 1854 in Clare, Ireland). The youngest of six children. In 1891 his father worked as an Officer in Inland Revenue Excise Branch and in 1901 he was working as a Commercial Traveller in the Whisky Trade.
1891 Census records Charles aged 5, living with his parents, sisters Mary 18, Susan 8, brothers, Michael 13, Francis 12, and James 10, at East View, Barnacre with Bonds, Garstang, Lancs.
By 1901 the family were living in Scotland. Brother James 20 was a Law Clerk, sister Susan 18, was a Student and Charles 15, was an Apprentice Clerk and they were living at 2, Errol Terrace, Victoria Road, Dundee, Scotland.
In 1910 Charles married Grace Peppler, who was born in Slane, Co Meath, Ireland. The marriage took place in Hendon, London, on 7th February 1910. They went on to have two children.
At the time of the census in 1911, Grace and her elder sister Mable were living at ‘Heimchen’, Watford Heath, Watford, Herts, with one live-in Domestic Servant. Charles was not listed as resident so may have had an army career and been stationed abroad.