Notes on the ancestry of Rebecca Foote, 2nd or 3rd wife of Samuel
(Branford Rec. and Foote Genealogy by Goodwin, 1848). Rebecca Foote was b. Oct. 20, 1723; d. Feb. 9, 1755; dau. of Stephen and Elizabeth (Nash) Foote, of Branford. Stephen Foote was b. Dec. 14, 1672, mar. (1) in 1702, Elizabeth Nash who d. Jan. 15, 1739. He m. (2) Hannah Howd, who d. Sept. 1754. He d. Oct. 23, 1762 at Branford, Conn. Stephen Foote was a son of Lieut. Robert Foote was a son of Nathaniel Foote who was b. in 1593, d. in 1644.
Note. Another authority states the 2nd wife of Stephen Foote was "Hannah Howe." Lieut. Robert Foote was of Branford, Wethersfield and Wallingford. The wife of Nathaniel Foote was Elizabeth Deming, sister of Mr. John Deming, one of the first settlers of Wethersfield. He married her about 1615. After his death in 1644, she mar. (2) Mr. Thomas Wells, Magistrate, and later Governor of the Colony. She d. July 28, 1683, aged about 85. (Ref. Foote Gen. by Goodwin).
Elizabeth Nash probably descended from Thomas Nash, who in 1651 had charge of all the town muskets in New Haven.
Under "Howd" I have the following: "Anthony Howd died in 1671 and his widow, Elizabeth, mar. (2) in 1677, John Nash. Possibly Elizabeth Nash, who mar. in 1702, Stephen Foote, was dau. of the above, and grand-dau. of John, of New Haven.
(Branford Rec. Vol. II). "In April, 1746, Samuel Maltbie, Jun. was made a Freeman of Branford."
(Vol. "1694." p. 147). "May 16, 1755. The infant daughter, Rebekah, died aged one year and two months."
Rebecca (Foote) Maltby died Feb. 9, 1755. By her Samuel had four children. He mar. (3) (Branford Rec. "1694," p. 165) "May 1, 1755. Samuel Maltbie and Mary Fowler of Guilford, were married in Guilford, by Ichabod Camp, Clerk." (Branford Deeds. Vol. IX, p. 102)
"1 Sept. 1768. Samuel Maltbie of Branford. To my daughter Abigail Tyler, wife of Bille Tyler, all my right, title and interest in a tract of land in Branford, it being the whole of what descended to my late wife Abigail, from her father, Richard Wilford, deceased."
Mrs. Cushman wrote: "In 1763 our ancestor this side of the water first made any movement toward breaking away from the Puritan form of worship, and establishing the Church of England. Samuel Maltbie in 1763, moved with others to build an Episcopal Church."
This evidently was at Northford, and it is clear that many of the Maltby family who were living in Northford, constantly appear on records as "of Branford."
Note. A recent letter, Feb. 19, 1954, from Ruth G. Beers, Town
Clerk of North Branford, clarifies Northford Maltbys as being record-
ed as "of Branford." Miss Beers writes: "Prior to 1831 North Bran-
ford which includes the village of Northford was a part of the town
Branford, and the records are in the town of Branford up to that
(Records of the Episcopal Society. (St. Andrews) of Northford,
"Deed of land from James Howd. A.D. 1763.--King George III. Jas.
Howd of Branford, Co. of New Haven, Colony of Conn., for consideration of five hundred pounds, lawful money, reced. of Ichabod