Robert's eldest son, William, was evidently educated at Cambridge as the "Alumni Cantebrig---apsis. Vol. III, p.197" gives: "Maltby, William. Admitted pens, at Queen's College, May, 1654. Of Nottingham. Matric Easter 1657. Perhaps admitted at Gray's Inn (London) April 28, 1658, as son and heir of Robert Maltby of Bawtry, Nottinghamshire, gent." (Bawtry is on the border of Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, hence some- times called of York, and sometimes of Notts.) Gray's Inn is Law. William's will is dated "29 June 1665, William Maltby of Bawtry, Co. York, gent.
To brother Daniel Maltby and sister Barbara Maltby, all my houses lands, in East Retford, Moregate, Spitlehill and Welham, Co. Notts; and my house in Bawtry and after the death of Daniel and Barbara, to my cosen William Stokeham, son of Mr. William Stoke- ham, late of East Retford, deceased, with remainder to Richard Stockham, half brother of said William. Brother Robert Maltby # 5 (pounds). Cosen John Maltby # 5 (pounds). Mrs. Margaret Cordingley # 5 (pounds) Cosen William Maltby # 5 (pounds) Cosen Jane Turnell 20/- (shillings) Captain Benjamin Marchall of Doncaster (York) # 5 (pounds). Brother John Maltby 20/- (shillings) John Thompson 20/- (shillings) Aunt Margaret Steakham 40/- (shillings) every year. Brother and sister, Daniel and Barbara, to be exers. Cosen John Hallifax, clerk, 20/- (shillings) My Mother Maltby one muff. Mr. Midwinter # 5 (pounds) Cosen Hindmarsh # 5 (pounds) Witnesses: William Midwinter Robert Hindmarsh Perogative Court York. 1666/7. 48 - 127."
It will be noted that in the April 1658 record of Grays Inn, Robert Maltby of Bawtry is called "gentleman" and his son, William, in his Will, June 1665" calls himself "gentleman" yet Robert of Bawtry was a younger brother of our John Maltby of East Retford, and in the Wills of their ancesters they (ancestors) designate themselves "yeoman".
It will be clear why this was the case, when we realize that un- less a man had a certain amount of money he was not called "gentleman". Nowever it is very evident from the New England records that the family was of social importance, as both John and William Maltby, though young men, were recorded with the prefix "Mr." and this, in early days was not usual. Even the son of one of the early governors in the Colony was not called "Mr."
My last reference to Daniel Maltby is a "Chancery Preceeding before 1714. Hon. 489".
"Maltby V Marshall" "18 May 1667. Orator Daniel Maltby of Dancaster, Co. York, aged 17, by his guardian, Richard Thomites of Anthorpe.
Massuage called the Crown in Bawtry. Orators father, Robert Maltby.
Title. Defts. Rowland Cotton, John Noble, Benjamin Marshall." Richard Thomites, guardian, who Daniel's brother-in-law, as we learn in "York Marriage Licences", "Richard Thmaytes, gent, als. Claworth or