(Colonial Rec. of Conn., Vol. III, p. 168).
"May 14, 1585. Mr. Wm. Maulby and Lieut. Eli Stint were elected deputies from Branford."
(Savage Gen. Dist).
This work calls Hannah Hosmer, wid. of Josiah Willard, "wife of William Maltby in 1686."
(Col. Rec. Conn., Vol. III, p. 195).
May 13, 1686. Re-elected deputy.
(p. 208) July 6, 1686. Elected deputy to Special Court.
(p. 211) July 28, 1686. Member of General Court.
(p. 214) Oct. 14, 1686. Member of General Court.
"Oct. 11, 1686, the town agreed to apply to the General Court at Hartford for permission to embody into a church estate, such as were suitable subjects. Wm. Maltbye was chosen one of the delegates and his name is among these appended to the petition." Mrs. Cushman wrote:
"We saw the original paper and the autograph of our ancester among the Esclesiastical Records. (Vol. Il, pp. 84,85)." See also "Colonial Records, p. 216." The petition was granted. They had previously, April 12, 1686, given Mr. Samuel Russell, a son of Rev. John Russell of Hadley, (who sheltered the regicide Goffe) Mass., and a graduate of Harvard, an invitation to settle with them as their minister and he had given an answer in the affirmative on the 12th of Sept. 1687. (Branford Church Manual, p. 12); also "Gillett's Semi-Cont??nial, p. 10). "It was in the large south parlor of his dwelling that the convention of ministers met to found Yale College. He was one of the trustees. It was during his pasterate that the town divided into Old and North Branford, and after a time the latter set off a part of its people who formed a third society called Northford." (Ibid., pp. 11-12).
The church records began: "The afternamed embodied in the church Covenant, etc."
women Samuel Russell Elizabeth Barker Wm. Maltby Hannah Maltby Eleazer Stent Sarai Blatchly Samuel Pond Miriam Pond Jnot. Frisbie Dorcas Taintor Jno. Taintor Eliz. Stent Peter Tyler Hannah Wheadon." These were the "seven pillars" mentioned by Gillett in his sermon, p.10 and the same time adjoined Danll Swain Eliz. Pamer Aaron Blatchly Hannah Frisbie Thos. Sargant Deliver's Rose Samll Betts Mary Betts Ruth Frisby Sarai Page Sarah Cuterel Jane Tyler
Note. The following notes on the Rose family may be of interest.
(Hist. of Southampton, L.I.) "John Rose of Southampton, L.I. from whom all Rose there are descended."