Moulton/de Moulton/Multon

Name origin: Place name from small town in Devonshire, England. First of name in England was Sir Thomas de Moulton, who came with William the Conqueror, and was rewarded with great tracts of lands in Lincolnshire, for bravery at the battle of Hastings.

Thomas de Moulton

b.abt.1204; parents ukn
m.Emoine Boteler

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas de Moulton b.abt.1230

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Thomas de Moulton

b.abt.1230; s/o Thomas de Moulton and Emoine Boteler
m.Maud Vaux

CHILDREN included:

  1. Aline Multon b.abt.1255/1262 of Bramber, Sussex, England m.William de Braose [Breuse]

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_______ Multon

b.s/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Margaret Multon b.July 20, 1300 Mulgrave Castle, Yorkshire, England chri:July 24, 1300 d.Dec. 10, 1361 m.Feb. 4, 1`314 Yorkshire, England; Randolph Dacre

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John Moulton

b.Ormsby, Norfolk, England; parents ukn
d.ca.1549
m.Agnes ______

CHILD:

  1. Robert Moulton b.bet.1475/1480

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Robert Moulton

b.bet.1475/1480 Ormesby, St. Margaret, Norfolkshire, England; believed to be the s/o John and Agnes Moulton
d.bet.July 5, 1535 and Sept. 1535 Ormesby, St. Margaret, Norfolkshire, England
m.Margaret Wattes [Watts]
b.bef.1491; d/o John Watts
d.bet.1549 and 1553

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Moulton b.ca.1507; m.(1)Joan Greene m.(2)Thomazine ______ d.1573
  2. Thomas Moulton b.ca.1513 d.bet.Sept. 10, 1587 and Oct.13,1587; m.Joan [Jone] Grene [Green] [Sister of Richard Grene, father of Joan Grene the wife of John Moulton]
  3. Margaret Moulton b.ca.1504 named in her father's will.
  4. Isabel Moulton b.ca.1510; still living in 1535.
  5. Robert Moulton b.ca.1501 d.bef.June 1535 the date of his father's death.
  6. Agnes Moulton

NOTES: "A History of the Moulton Family", by W.O. Moulton and children of Stuart IA, 1905 reports that the earliest of this surname was Thomas Multon or DeMulton who the Domesday Book of 1086 states was given the estate "Galeshore". Later Thomas Multon, called in French DeVaux, of Norman and Saxon descent, a resident of Gillesland in Cumberland, attended Richard I in the Crusades and is prominent in Sir Walter Scott's "The Talisman." The Magna Charta of 1215 contains the signature of another Thomas.

See also Some Doubts about the English Background of the Moulton Family, by Joy Wade Moulton, NEHGR Vol. 144, Pgs 245-263.

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Thomas Moulton

b.ca.1513, Ormesby, Norfolk, England; s/o Robert Moulton and Margaret Wattes
d.bef.Oct. 13, 1587, Ormesby, England
m.abt.1558; Joanna Green; d/o Richard Green

CHILDREN:

  1. Robert Moulton b.abt.1565-1570 Scatby, England d.Oct. 11, 1633 Hemesby, England m.Mary Smith
  2. William Moulton under age 21 in 1587
  3. Mary Moulton b.abt.1575 England m.Edward Broughton
  4. Rebecca Moulton b.abt.1580 m.June 18, 1601 in Norfolk, England Thomas Hodgekyne
  5. Edmund Moulton b.bef.1568

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NOTES: Thomas' will 10 Sept 1587 requests burial in the churchyard of St. Margaret, Ormesby, and states that he is a yeoman. Children known from wills: Robert, William, Mary, and Rebecca. Thomas and his family were of the manor of Scratby in the parish of Ormesby.

Also see in NEHGR The English Background of Some Early Settlers of Hampton, New Hampshire from Ormesby, St. Margaret, Norfolk, Vol. 141 pages 313-328. And, More Thoughts on the Moulton Family by Barbara MacAllan Vol. 147 April 1993.

Robert Moulton

b.ca.1565 Scratby, England; s/o Thomas Moulton and Joanna Green
bur.Oct. 11, 1633 Scatby, Norfolk, England
m.May 15, 1595 Hemsby, England; Mary Smith
d.Apr. 1636

CHILDREN:

  1. John Moulton b.1599 d.bef. Oct. 1, 1650 m.Sept. 24, 1623 Anne Green
  2. Bridget Moulton b.abt.Sept. 13, 1601 d.Oct. 8, 1633
  3. Henry Moulton b.abt. 1605 d.aft.1648
  4. Mary Moulton b.abt.1607 d.aft.1648
  5. Elizabeth Moulton bapt.June 22, 1610 d.1692 Salem, MA
  6. James Moulton b.ca.1603 d.bef.1636
  7. Thomas Moulton a twin b.July 16, 1608 Great Ormsby, Norfolk, England d.1702/3 Hampton, NH
  8. Miriam Moulton b.Sept. 13, 1601 d.aft.1667
  9. Daniel Moulton b.1615 Ormesby, Norfolk, England d.USA (r.Portsmouth, NH 1670)
  10. William Moulton b.1617 d.Apr.18, 1664 Hampton, NH m.Margaret Page
  11. Ruth Moulton b.abt.1617 d.aft.1637 Hampton, NH

NOTES: Transcript of his will is in NEGHR Oct. 1987. It was dated Oct. 8, 1633 and proved at Norwich Nov. 22, 1633. Also see NEGHR Vol. 147, pages 129-143 More Thoughts on the Moulton Family.

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Thomas Moulton

b.July 16, 1608 Ormesby, England; s/o Robert Moulton and Mary Smith
d.1699-1703 in York, ME
bur.Hampton, NH
m.Martha ______
b.1610 England
d.bet.1703-1711 in York, ME

CHILDREN included (all born in Hampton N.H.):

  1. Jeremiah Moulton b.abt.1656 d.Dec. 26, 1731
  2. Joseph Moulton b.abt.1653 d.Jan. 25, 1692 [killed by Indians]
  3. Thomas Moulton b.bef.Nov. 24, 1639 d.abt.1640
  4. Daniel Moulton b.bef.Feb. 13, 1641/2 d.bef. Jun. 22, 1671 m.Hannah Woods
  5. Abigail Moulton b.abt.1642/1649 m.Henry Simpson
  6. Mary Moulton b.Jan. 25, 1651/2 d.Nov. 1725 York Co., ME m.(1)1670 York, ME; Manwaren Hilton m.(2)2672 York, ME; Samuel Bragdon m.(3?)Thomas Bragdon
  7. Hannah Moulton b.Jun. 19, 1645 Hampton, NH d.Apr. 11, 1720 m.1671/2 at York, ME Samuel Hilton

NOTES: Arrived in Newbury MA June 8, 1637 on the Rose. Was among the first settlers of Hampton, N.H.

The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire 1623-1660 by POPE p.145: MOULTON, Thomas, yeoman, Newbury, proprietor, 1638. Removed to Hampton. Deposed in 1655, ae.about 50 yrs [Arch. 38B.] Bought land at York of John Allcocke 22 March 1655, having removed thither; sold it 20 Jan. 1657 to Alex. Maxwell [York De I.] Sold Hampton lands in 1654, giving deed 11 July 1662. Made deed of gift 5 June 1684, to sons Jeremiah and Joseph, wife Martha joining in it. Children by wife Martha, Thomas bapt. Nov. 24, 1639, Daniel bapt Feb. 13, 1640-1; by wife "Mary" (Siccopia) Mary b.25 (11) 1651, Hannah b.19 (4) 1655. [Norf. Court Rec.]

Gen. Dict. of ME & NH states he came to Newbury MA in 1637 and was with the first settlers at Hampton NH. The Planters of the Commonwealth states he arr. 08 June 1637 on the Rose.

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: THOMAS, b.Eng., abt.1614, came to Newbury, Mass., 1637, removed to Hampton, N.H., 1639, afterwards to York, Maine, 1654.
WILLIAM, brother of preceding, b.Ormsby, County Norfolk, Eng., about 1617; came to N.E., 1637, located at Hampton, N.H., 1639.

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