Note. I do not think John Maltby was of Saybrook much before 1696, as we have the following Branford Records.
(Branford Annals, p. 43). "North Branford. On Mar. 4, 1687, John Maltbie (also spelt Maultbie). He was probably a son of William Maultbie."
(Branford Rec., Vol. II, p. 37). "1686. John Maltbye makes his mark (+) to an agreement that Jno. Rosewell have his land in one piece, Mar. 8, 1686-7."
(John would have been sixteen or seventeen at this date).
The above may be the record in "Branford annals" by Baldwin, New Haven Hist. Soc. Papers, Vol. III, p. 269.
"March 9, 1687-8. John Rosewell, Samuel Hoadley, Jon. Foote, Josiah Frisbie, William Barker, John Maultbie and Isaac Bartholomew were granted a parcel of land a mile square in the N.W. portion of the town." "They were to divide it among themselves as they could agree. They were young men pushing out to make new homes. They were thus the founders of families that have been prominent in North Branford since."
(Branford Church Record)
"Nov. 1688. John Maltbie joined the Chruch at Branford."
(Branford Rec. Vol. I, p. 223)
"April 17, 1694. John Maltbie entered his ear mark, which is a hollow crop, on the top of the near ear and a crop on the off ear, and a slit in the same ear."
Between 1694 and 1699, his father purchased a place for him at Saybrook, probably about 1696, for in that year he married, Aug. 13, 1696, Hannah Lord. She was daughter of Capt. William Lord of Saybrook, and his wife, Lydia Buckland (Brown) Lord, and grand-daughter of Thomas Lord of Hartford, and his wife Dorothy Bird, who sealed her will, dated Feb. 8, 1669, with the Lord coat-of-arms; viz:---
"Argent on a fess gules, between three cinquefeils, azure, a hind passant, between two pheons, or. Crest: a demi-bird sable, horned, or, wings expanded, the dexter out- side, gules, inside, argent; the sinister outside, of the last and in- side of the third."
Thomas Lord was son of Richard Lord of Towcaster, Northamptonshire, England, and Dorothy Bird, b. 1589, was dau. of Robert Bird and his wife Amy -------.
By 1699 we have a record calling John Maltby "of Saybrook." (Branford Rec. Vol. II, p. 129; also, New Haven County Court Record Vol. II, p. 3).
"March 15, 1699. I, John Maltbie of Saybrook, sell to my honored father, Wm. Maltbie of Branford, for the sum of # 8, a piece of land, etc. Acknowledged before
Wm. Maltbie, Justice Peace.
(Branford Rec. Vol. II, p. 44)
"John Maltbie, among others, receives 8 acres in Branford and promises to improve it." (Branford Annals)
"March 21, 1700. John Maultbie removes to New London, and sells to his father, William."