|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1645|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1710|
New Haven County
William was one of the earliest setlers of Connecticut. He came from a
well-to-do English family - he and his brother John decided to seek their
fortune in the new English colony. The Maltby family has always been a
religious one - closely associated with the Congregational Church.
According to a short biography written by Henry Rogers of New Haven,
Connecticut, "William Maltby was a Justice of the Quorum Court (or Judge of the
County Court) at the time of his death in 1710, and had been for some 12 years
of so before. He was a man of much influence in his day in Branford. He was
without question or doubt one of the men looked upon as the men that were
qualified to be leaders of the people in the government of the Colony." During
the years 1685 - 1706, he served the Colony as Deputy or Representative.
By trade, he was a merchant - owning a prosperus business in Branford. He was
the son of John Maltby, Alderman of East Retford, England, and mary Williamson.
He named his first son after his father, and his third child after his mother.
His home was on the same street as the Old Burying Ground in Branford. On
October 9, 1690, he as confirmed as an Ensigne of the Branford Train, and was
"commissioned in accord." A Train is a group of civilians used to supplement
the regular army.
In 1674, he was chosen Constable of Branford.
In 1674 - 75 he was chosen as Collector.
In 1678 he was again chosen as Collector.
In 1692 he was chosen as Justive of the Peach and Commissioner. He was
commissioned by Governor Winthrop of colonial fame.
He was a burly man - in later years he was bothered by arthritis and rheumatism.
He needed a cane in order to walk. He also had poor eyesight. He enjoyed a
good mug of rum or hard cider now and again. He died suddenly in 1710 leaving a
large estate. The total worth of the estate was (pound/shilling/cent)
1058/7/10. He owned more than 330 acres of land. Also, William was an early
slave owner...listed in the estate was a negro man and a negro woman.
William may be the son of John, son of John Maultbye, son of Richard, son of
John Maltbie, son of William, son of John, son of John, son of Robert De
Bio contributed by RD # 47255106
Rachel Williamson Maltbie (1646 - 1680)*
Abigail Bishop Maltbie (1658 - 1710)*
Note: age 65 years
Branford Center Cemetery
New Haven County
Maintained by: Catherine Ford Brown
Originally Created by: Judith
Record added: Aug 06, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11486216
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In memory of my 9th great grandfather|
Ginger Peace Phelps
Added: Dec. 17, 2012
My 7th Great GrandfatherResting in Peace|
Added: Sep. 25, 2012
LONG GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. Daffodils signify "Regards". To William, may you rest in eternal peace. Your loving step-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter,|
Added: Mar. 19, 2011