Armorial Bearings

No. 1.  "Argent on a bend gules, three sheaves or Maltby"

No. 2.  "On a bend, three crescents.  Maltby"

No. 3.  "Within a bordure eight birds (presumably martlets) Maltby"

	Rev. James Raine, as I recall it, was author of a History of
	The "three crescents" are undoubtedly a coat-of-arms--from
some Maternal ancestor.
	"Upper wharfedale (Yorks.) by Harry Speight, p. 118," gives:
	"The badge of coat of de Percy was a crescent."
	Alto I find: "The original Seton arms were: Argent, three
Crescents gules."

In 1203/4. (Curia Regis, Vol. II. 5 John. M4)

"Agnes widow of William de Percy attoned Walt Haket against William de Tameton of plea of Dower in Crathorn and against Adam de Stavel on plea of Dower in Berceuse and against William de Malteby on Plea of Dower in Badersby."

Apparently these were husbands of three Percy daughters--Agnes, widow of William de Percy, had a daughter Alice, who married Adam de Stavely, Lord of Stavely--and a daughter Ellen married William de Tameton (or de Mowbray); a third daughter presumabley married a Maltby. As for Seton, Seton is in Whitby Strand, where the early Maltbys were of, so it is possible, the "three crescents" came through one of these families. (Guisboro Cartulary, Surtees Soc. Vol. 89 "Lyum" (Yorks.)).

                        Ilgerius de Kilton
His son William was his heir.
	"Maude, niece and heiress was 'Just of age, 1221 A.D.'
	Witnesses.  1. Alano de Wiltona
                 2. Yvonne de Setona
                 3. Robert de Malteby."

The conjuction of these names may suggest she was closely related.

No. 3 Coat-of-Arms. Martlets in heraldry also called in French "hirondelle," which accounts for the pun of the Martlets on the arms of Arundel."

As early as 1133-1144 (Farrer's Early York Chartes, Vol. I) we have: