Jonathan Maltby Buys Land, 1786 (called Yeoman) Daniel Weller of Pittsfield in the County of Berkshire, Mass., to Jonathan Maltby of Lenox, Mass., 128 acres of land in the town of Pittsfield, adjoining the township border. Consideration 300 pounds. Executed March 23, 1786. Recorded April 4, 1787. (From a certified photostatic copy of Book 4, page 293, in Middle District Registry, Pittsfield.) Maltby is the only spelling given in this deed.
Jonathan Maltby Sells Land, 1787 (called Yeoman) Jonathan Maltby of Pittsfield in the County of Berkshire, Mass., to Isaac Wood of Lenox, Berkshire Co., Mass. The description of the land is identical with that bought by Jonathan Maltby from Daniel Weller. Consideration 300 pounds. Executed April 3, 1787. Recorded April 4, 1787. (From a certified photostatic copy of Book 22, page 448 in Middle District Registry, Pittsfield.) Maltby is the only spelling given for this deed.
The statement by the Town Clerk of the Town of Vershire, Vt., seems to prove that the two land transactions recorded April 4, 1787 (just above cited) were not made by Jonathan, 1746. There were at the time four Jonathan Maltbys of the fourth generation in America. One of them was Rev. Jonathan_4_ Maltby of Branford and New Haven, and another was Capt. Jonathan_4_ Maltbie, whose records are well known and published in the D.A.R. Ancestry. It is doubtful whether either of these could have been a resident of either Lenox or Pittsfield at any time. Jonathan, 1751, was the only known Jonathan who might have made these transactions.
Jonathan Maltbie Sells Land to his Brother, James, 1780 James Maltbie from Jonathan Maltbie, received for record Jan_r_y 1, 1781. Recorded in Branford Land Records, Vol. X, page 234 by Sam_ll_ Barker, Town Clerk.
"Know Ye That I Jonathan Maltbie of Branford in the County of New Haven & State of Connecticut for the consideration of One Hundred & Fifty Pounds lawful Money received to my full satisfaction of James Maltbie of sd Branford do give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said James Maltbie & his Heirs & Assigns forever Three certain Pieces of Land situated in sd Branford in the Parrish of Northford one of sd Pieces containing thirteen Acres (more or less) bounded west on Highway, North on sd James Maltbies Land, East on Josiah Fowlers Land, & South on land of the Heirs of My Brother Sam_ll_ Maltbie decd. One other Piece on the Great Hill (so called) containing Six Acres (more or less) bounded North East on Land of sd Heirs of my sd Brother decd & South and West on a Pent Highway including sd Way, & the Other Piece being one Moiety of a Piece containing four Acres & fourteen Rods bounded South 45 Rods on Highway, west 14 Rods & North 48 Rods by Land of the Grantor, & Grantee, & Sold to Josiah John and Solomon Linsly by Deed of even Date with these Presents & East 14 Rods on Highway together with the one Moiety of the Dwelling House and Barn thereon standing, the other Moiety belongs to James & is undivided.
To Have and to Hold, the above granted and bargained premises, with the appurtenances thereof, unto him the said grantee & his heirs and assigns forever, to his and their own proper use and behoof. And also, I the said grantor, do for myself & heirs, executors and administrators, covenant with