own Plantation. Unfortunately Barbados records of this period were destroyed in some disaster.
The Copy of the Inventory of Capt. William Maltbie sent me, clearly has an "M." Maltbie, Widow. I cannot understand why this was not an "E." Maltbie.
On the Estate Samuel Coloys of Milford put in a bill for # 6-16s.- 00d."
On "July 27, 1700-1. Elizabeth Maltbie was admitted to the First Church at New Haven."
(Proprietors Records, Vol. IV, pp. 137-138)
Division of New Haven Lands, 1704.
"Here followeth the Claims that persons made and had land laid out to them in ye half Division also allowed in ye Sequestered Land, which Lots were drawn, April 3d, 1704.
"Sergt. John Morris # 200 of Mr. Hickocks 1st purchase Right and Mrs. Maltbies his daughter's Right, 1702." In 1712, the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth (Morris) Maltbie, was engaged in a suit regarding the proper- ty of her father.
(New Haven County Court Record, Vol. II, p. 494)
"Court held 2nd Tuesday of Nov. 1712. Joseph Smith, James Peck, Stephen Howell and Elizabeth Maultby, heirs to Mr. John Morris, late of New Haven, deceased, plaintiffs, contra Gershom Brown, mariner and Matthew Row of New Haven, defendants."
Until the death of John Morris in 1712, Elizabeth and her father appear to have lived together at New Haven.
In 1713, Elizabeth (Morris) Maltby mar. Rev. John Davenport, of Stamford, as his 2nd wife, and was the mother of the Hon. Abraham Daven- port and Rev. James Davenport. (Davenport Genealogy by Ammi Davenport, p. 192/3--records her death):
"The ancient Madam, Mrs. Elizabeth Davenport, widow and relict of ye late Rev. John Davenport, died Jan. 4, 1758."
The Davenport lineage has been traced back in England to A.D.1086. Their coat-of-arms was on silver tankards brought to New England at a very early date.
(Probate Rec. New Haven, Vol. IV, p. 381)
"Feb. 6, 1715-16. Mrs. Elizabeth Davenport, alias Maltbie, administratrix of Mr. Wm. Maltbie, late of New Haven, deceased, by letter, desires the addition of # 8 money to b?????? to his estate."
Child of William and Elizabeth Maltby. III.17. William Maltby, b. May 26, 1700.
(Vol. I, p. 131, New Haven Records).
Note. There is an interesting item which may pertain to John Morris above. New London. 1668-9.
"Whereas Capt. Morrise hath reported and informed the King's Commissioner, that Mr. Thomas Stanton, Senior, did in Virginia some 20 odd years since (1638-1650) cause a massacre among the Indians, according to Richard Ayre, Mariner."
This was Thomas Stanton of Saybrook, Conn., 1637, who mar. Ann Lord. Later Ayre denied he had ever made such a statement.