Maltby Genealogy

American Lineage

The following record is of a more serious character. "Jan. 1730. Mr. William Maltbie of New Haven disobeyed the order to keep on board his vessel, just from Boston, where small pox raged, and was ordered to be apprehended. He came ashore last June." (p. 327) 1731. The case came up but attorney was absent so it was deferred till Nov. Bond of # 15. (p. 336) Nov. The case came up again, but Capt. Maltbie had gone to sea, so it was deferred till April 1731-2. (p. 349)

The list of suits follows. Suit, p. 334; suit, p. 336; suit, p.339; debt, p. 368; debt, p.404. 1734. Capt. William Maltby must have died about this time as his widow, Sarah Davenport, mar. Apr. 23 (?) 1735, Rev. Eleazer Wheelock of Lebanon, Conn. Dr. Wheelock was the founder of Dartmouth College of which he was the first president. The marriage record reads: "Mrs. Sarah Maltby, relict of Capt. William Maltby of New Haven, and daughter of Rev. John Davenport of Stamford."

Capt. William may be the one intended in the "Trowbridge Genealogy, p. 52" where it states: "About 1741, Hezakiah Sabin came to New Haven and bought of the heirs of William Maltbie the house on the corner of Water and Union streets, near the Creek."

Sarah Davenport was of the 20th generation, a lineal descendant of Ormus de Dauneporte, of 1086 A.D.

Rev. Jonathan (4) Maltby wrote of Sarah Davenport Maltby: "So endeared was she to her husband by her natural and moral qualities that her gravestone bears the inscription that her character was too estimable for an epitaph." "She died in Lebanon, Nov. 13, 1746, aged 43-44."

Children of Capt. William and Sarah (Davenport) Maltby.
IV.68.  Elizabeth Maltby, bp. Mar. 27, 1726.
IV.69.  John         "    b. August 3, 1727.
IV.70.  William      "    bp. April 6, 1729 (evidently died young).
IV.71.  Sarah        "    bp. July 26, 1730. (Untraced)
IV.72.  William      "    bp. June, 20, 1731.

(Ref. D. L. Jacobus in "New Haven Gen. Mag., May, 1928, Vol. V, No. 2, p. 1136). "All bapt. New Haven Congregational Church No. 1." From other sources, I have: "William, b. May 26, 1724." (Ralph D. Smith) John, b. Aug. 3, 1727, New Haven, Conn. Mary "died in youth an example of patience and piety." Elizabeth, b. Mch. 17, 1725-6. (Ref. Vol. I, New Haven Rec. p. 131).

(There is no Mary in Jacobus' list).

III.25. Esther Maltbie, b. Nov. 1710 (9?) Branford, (Daniel 2, Wm. 1).Mar. Mar. 11, 1729-30, Amos Harrison, s. of Capt. Nathaniel and Hannah (Frisbie) Harrison. Amos was b. in Branford, Mar. 11, 1707, and d. at Northford, June 26, 1750. Esther died at Northford, Oct. 13, 1755. They united with the Branford Church, June 24, 1733. (Branford Church Manual, p. 23).

The Harrisons descended from Richard Harrison, of West Kirby, Co. Chester, New Haven, 1644; Branford, 1653. His son, Ensign Thomas Harrison, m. Dorothy, wid. of John Thompson, called "farmer," and his son was Capt. Nathaniel, above.

IV.73  Esther (called Lowly) Harrison, b. May 17, 1731; mar. Jonah Todd

(For Todd Ancestry see Tuttle Gen., p. 327). Jonah Todd was s. of Stephen and Lydia (Ives) Todd, s. of Samuel