Armorial Bearings

1346.  Robert de Malteby holds in Waxtenesham the lands Amice held.
           (See 1202 for Amice)  (Feudal Aids)
1346.  Robert de Malteby holds the lands in Matelask, Alice de Maltby
           held.  (See 1306 for Alice)  (Feudal Aids)
1346.  Robert de Malteby, tenant in Matlask, land of the Count of
           Pembroke, which Alicia de Maltby once held.  (Parl. Writs?)
1370.  Sir John de Maltby  (Walter Rye's Norfolk Families)
1380.  Knights fee in Sparham held by John Malteby at 100s. (Close Rolls)
1403.  Will of Sir John Mauteby.  "To John his son a piece of silver
           plate late John Maultby's--his uncle."
1406.  Robert Maltby, Cutler.  (Bloomfield's Norfolk)
           (This same record is in London.  (Ref. Letter Book of London,
           Valuable as it places Maltby of London as connected with
            the Norfolk family.)
1421.  William Maltby, Mercer.  (Bloomfield's Norfolk)
           (This same record is in the Letter Book of London).
1427.  John Malteby  (Patent Rolls)
1462.  Edward Maultby, Esq.  (Vist. of Norfolk, by Harvey, Cler.
           King of Arms)
1466-70.  Margaret (Mawtby) Paston to John Paston the younger (who
           was evidently in London) "See your uncle Maultby if ye
           may."  (Paston Letters)
1481.  Letter signed: "Johannes De Maltb(y) Maltby." (Vol. III,
           p. 281 Paston Letters quoting "Addison Charters, 17, 252 in
           British Museum.")

This long account has been included as there still remain a goodly number of people who do not accept Mawtby as possibly being the same name as Maltby.

Intensive research in all counties of England--alphabetically-- from Bedfordshire to Yorkshire, leads me to conclude they are branch- es of one and the same original "family tree."

This is a long digression. Returning to the coat-of-arms of the Norfolk family:

The distinctive coat-of-arms of Maltby-Mawtby of Norfolk, was "Or. (gold) a cross, azure (blue). It seems probable they were ad- herants of Bigod, Earls of Norfolk, whose arms were "or. (gold) a cross gules" (red). (The "Roger Bagod" who witnessed the confirm- ation of the gift of William son of Fulk de Maltby, was undoubtedly a Bigod).

The compiler possesses a photograph taken in Mautby Church, Norfolk, of a "curious antique Monument of grey marble, a coffin on the pavement, on the coffin is the effigy of a Knight Templar, cross- legged in armour in memory it is said of a Knight of the Mauteby family living, according to the style of the monument, circa 1250." (Bloomfield's Norfolk). One would expect the Maltby blue cross on a gold field was used about this time. (For my photographs of Maut- by Church, etc., Norfolk, I am indebted to Mr. Fred Maltby Shaw who descends from the Maltbys of Greasley, Nottinghamshire). (Walter Rye's "Norfolk Families, p. 518, (1913)" gives:

"Maltby, Robert de, in 1300, bore a cross, in chief a label of three points." See "British Museum Seals. No. 1553."