Maltby Genealogy

American Lineage

The Inventory of her Estate at Guilford is dated "July 19, 1737.Valued at #52-18s.-10d. plus debts due, amounting to #62-16-3." Miss Schofield saw this Inventory but had not time to copy it. She wrote: "The list of her clothes was fascinating!"

The "Talcott M.S., New Haven Hist. Soc." States: "Died. Jane Maultbie from Saybrook, 30, June 12, 1737." (This would make her birth 1707). It will be noticed there is no mention of her brother William, but the Adm. Rec. begins with her brother John.

III.16. Dorothy Maltby, b. April 20, 1715 (John 2, Wm. 1). Mar. in Guilford, in 1737, Isaac Johnson, Jr. She died at North Branford (?) aged 73, Mar. (or April) 21, 1789.

Whereas I have not traced the Johnson ancestry, it seems probable that he descended from Robert Johnson, emigrant, a founder of New Haven, of a Lincolnshire family, as were Maltby. He had two sons, Robert and Isaac. The latter mar. Lady Arabella Fistnes, dau. of the Earl of Lincoln, and they came to New England with Winthrop. She sickened and died and he was killed within three months afterward. No issue.

(Of Isaac's brother Robert). Robert's son Deacon William mar.Elizabeth Bushnell of Saybrook, so it seems safe to presume the husband of Dorothy Maltby was of this family.

IV.65.  Phineas Johnson, b. June 15, 1738 at Guilford.
IV.66.  Daniel     "     b. Oct. 10, 1741.
IV.67.  Sarah      "     b. July 9, 1743, mar. Simeon Saxton, b. 1740
                         d. Sept. 26, 1762; No children.

III.17. Captain William Maltby, b. May 26, 1700 at New Haven, (Wm. 2, Wm. 1). The record of his mar. reads: "Mr. William Maltby and Mrs. Sarah Davenport of Stamford, were married Feb. 12, 1723-4." (New Haven Rec.) "Mrs." in this instance, was used as a title of respect and social standing. She was dau. of Rev. John Davenport and his first wife, Martha (Gould) Selleck. Sarah was b. in July, 1702.

William Maltby's mother mar. for her 2nd husband, Rev. John Davenport. She was his 2nd wife, and Sarah Davenport was a dau. of the Rev'd John's first wife. They were, of course, of no blood relationship, but it was very natural that these two, in a sence, stepbrother and sister, should have married.

William Maltby seems to have been rather an independent person, which is rather a Maltby characteristic.

        Mrs. Cushman's notes contain the following items:
"April 1727.  Wm. Maltbie of New Haven.  Suit for #243.
       1728.   "     "        "    "     Debt.    #266.
       1729.   "     "        "    "     Suit     #309.
       1730.   "     "        "    "     Suit     #316.

When he was 13, (1713) he went with his mother to Stamford."

We find: "1730. Wm. Maltbie of New Haven, being found guilty of profamation of the Sabbath or Lord's Day, on the 21st of June last, and sentenced to pay 10 shillings and costs, appealed to this Court, and pleaded that process should be quashed. Decision that there is no appeal in this case, as Court dismisses action, as not cognizable by this Court." (p. 326).

(When the "Blue Laws" of Connecticut are recalled whereby a man might not kiss his wife on Sunday, probably we should not regard this "profanation" as very serious.)