Maltby Genealogy

(John) Second Generation

the village of South Hampton is the lot on the South Side of *Job's Lane, now the homestead of Albert C. Reeves. This homestead, in 1717, was purchased by Judge Hugh Gelston, who married Mary Maltbie."

"John Maltbie witnessed the Will of Edward Howell, Jany. 27, 1697, Southampton, L.I. New York. Also witnessed the Will of Samuel Clark of Southampton, L.I. who died Mar. 1, 1699." (Early Long Island Wills by W. S. Pellstream.")

            *Probably this was Job Sayres' lane. 

Children of John (2) and Susanna (Clark) Maltby: III.4. Mary Maltby, b. ca. 1698 III.5. Sarah " b. 1705; d. Sept. 8, 1723, unmarried.

Tombstone in the South End Burial Ground, Southampton, reads: "Here lyes ye body of Sarah Maltby daughter of Mr. John and Mrs. Susana Maltby, who died Sept. ye 8, 1723 in the 19th year "of her age." Also the stone of her father is here: "Mr. John Maltby who died June 27th, 1706, aged 33 years. "Thompson's Hist. of Long Island, p.213". "Mr. Bryan made his Will before 1679. He leaves "to grandchildren John Maltby and Mary Maltby 5 shillings." (p.132, Thompson's Hist. of Long Island).

II.3. Mary (2) Maltby, b. June 1, 1673, New Haven. (John 1). Mar. Dec. 5, 1689, Major Joseph Fordham, son of Rev. Robert Fordham, of Southamp- ton, L.I. (Ref. Thompson's Hist. of Long Island, p. 213; N.Y. Abstracts of Wills. Vol. II. p.373) Mary died March 10, 1719, she married, Dec. 5, 1689.

Children of Mary (2) Maltby and husband Joseph Fordham: III.6. Mary Fordham, b. Mch. 11, 1690/1 III.7. Joseph " b. Sept. 19, 1693 III.8. Phebe " b. July 22, 1696 III.9. Alexander " b. Oct. 3, 1700 III.10. John " b. Oct. 27, 1703 III.11. Hannah " b. July 19, 1705 (or 1707)

Note. "The Miner Family" p.214" gives the following: "Captain Joseph Fordham b. circa 1645; d. 7 Sept. 1688, mar. and had Major Joseph Ford- ham b. 30 July 1669; Town Clerk and Justice, mar. 5 Dec. 1689, Mary Malt- by, dau. of John and Mary (Bryan) Maltby. Mary died 4 March, 1718/19."

Looking across to genealogical material, it would seem that Rev. Robert Fordham was either father or brother of Capt. Joseph. The notes sent me are conflicting. One states: Rev. Robert Fordham of Southampton, L.I. was in East Riding of Yorkshire, where he died 1674, leaving wife, Elizabeth and one son Joseph." I gather his Will was probated 1679, and "mentions Capt. John Howell. There is a date "Mar. 25, 1679" and "Son Joseph." Not clear if intended for a birth or name in a Will.

Third Generation

III.4. Mary (3) Maltby, b. ca. 1698 (John 2, John 1). Mar. in 1717 Judge Hugh Gelston, of Southampton, L.I., Judge of Common Plans, Suffolk Co., N.Y. 1752-1774. Judge Gelston was a native of Belfast, Ireland, and came to New England in 1717. He was born in 1698 and died Dec. 13, 1775. An Irish Presbyterian. Mary died July 23, 1737 and Judge Gelston mar. (2) about 1743, Mary, widow of Francis Pellstream.