Moulton

 

My Moulton ancestors

GENERATION #1

01. Robert Moulton was born bet. 1577-1585 in Norfokshire, England.  He married Mary Smith  on May 15, 1595, in Scratby, Norfolkshire, England.  He died on Oct 11, 1633 .  Mary died on April 27, 1636.

GENERATION #2

02. William Moulton was born abt. 1617 in Great Ormsby, Norfolkshire, England. He married Margaret Page, daughter of Robert Page and Lucy Ward on April 18, 1663 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.  William Died on April 18, 1664 in Hampton.  Margaret died on July 13, 1699 in Hampton. 

" WILLIAM MOULTON, listed as servant aged 20, came to New England from Ormesby, Norfolk, England, with the family of Robert Page in 1637. Two ships, the Rose and the John and Dorothy, from Ipswich to Boston, arrived at the same time and the passenger lists were not kept separate. In this same immigration came John and Thomas Moulton, also from Ormesby, Norfolk, but the relationship of William to the other Moultons has not been established. The Moulton's, as did the Page family, eventually settled in Hampton, Mass. which did not become a part of New Hampshire until 1679/80. Thomas Moulton later went to York, Maine, and is the Moulton with his men of Whittier's poem Mogg Megone.

Another founder of Hampton was William Estow (son of George Estow) who had married in Ormesby July 15, 1623, the widow Mary Moulton, mother of William Moulton. In William Estow's will, dated October 16, 1655 (he died the next year) his wife is not named, which implies that she was not then living, but he bequeathed to the children (there were then four) of his step-son.

William Moulton married Margaret Page, the eldest of the three children of Robert and Lucy Page, whom they brought with them from England. The date of marriage is not on record. William took the freeman's oath at Salisbury Court October 3, 1654, was a selectman of the town of Hampton in 1649, 1653 and 1658, and died April 18, 1664. In his will, dated the month before, (8 March 1663/4) he named his wife and seven children: Joseph, Benjamin, Robert, Mary (who died a few months later, July 27, 1664), Hannah, Sarah, Ruth, and my Child which is yett un Borne. Father-in-law Robert Page and brother-in-law Henry Dow were appointed executors.

The posthumous child was born the 25th of May and given his father's name. He married Abigail Webster May 27, 1685 and became a primitive Colonial silversmith, his first silver shoe buckles appearing about 1690, made in his shop near Moulton Hill in Newbury, Mass. He was the first of a long line of craftsmen of the Moulton name which continued for over two hundred years. William Moulton of the eighth generation retired from the firm of Moulton & Lunt, gold and silversmiths, between 1915 and 1917.

The widow of the first William Moulton married, some five years after his death, August 2, 1671, John Sanborn, grandson of the Rev. Stephen Batchelder. She is the Margaret Samborne listed in the will of her father, Robert Page, in 1679. "

Source: The New England Ancestry of Dana Converse Backus by Mary E. N. Backus (1949)

The 8 children of William and Margaret and their families as listed in "Moulton Annals" p. 257-264 are:

 
1 Joseph Moulton (-) Married Bathyah Swayne
     1.
Mary Moulton (Feb 22, 1678 - Feb 21, 1756)
     2.
Samuel Moulton
(Dec 25, 1679 - Jan 22, 1754) Married Deborah Palmer
           
1. Joseph Moulton (-) Married Bethia Hobbs
            2. Deborah Moulton (Feb 5, 1712 - ) Married Andrew Mace

            3. Samuel Moulton (Nov 15, 1713-)
            4. Ebenezer Moulton (May 10, 1716-)

     3.
Judith Moulton  (Jun 6, 1686 - May 13, 1723) Married John Clark
     4.
Abiah Moulton (Jul 15, 1689 - )
     5.
Sarah Moulton (Feb 10, 1692 - ) Married Joseph Page
2 Benhamin Moulton (Abt. 1648 - Mar 28, 1728) Married Hannah Wall
     1. James Moulton
(Dec 13, 1686 -) Married Mary Redman
            1. Hannah Moulton (Mar 2, 1715-)
            2. Richard Moulton (May 5, 1717 - )
            3. Mary Moulton (Feb 6, 1721 - died in infancy)
            4. Mary Moulton (Oct 14, 1722)

     2.
Benjamin Moulton (-) Married Elizabeth Sanborn
            1. Benjamin Moulton (May 18, 1721 - Sep 10, 1782) Married Sarah Rowell
            2. Abigail Moulton (-)

     3.
Mary Moulton (Jun 5, 1691 - May 22, 1716) Married Thomas Batchelder
     4.
Joseph Moulton (Sep 27, 1693 - May 4, 1750) Married Hannah
     5.
Elizabeth Moulton (Mar 3, 1696 - Jan 5, 1773)
     6.
Ezekiel Moulton ( - Jan 12, 1783) Married Sarah Moulton
3 Hannah Moulton (Feb 15, 1652 - Nov 6, 1687) Married Josiah Sanborn
4 Mary Moulton (1654 - Jul 27, 1664) - Some records state she also married Jonathan Haynes.
5 Sarah Moulton (See Below)
6 Ruth Moulton (May 7, 1659 - ) Married Richard Sanborn
7 Robert Moulton (Nov 8, 1661 - Oct 11, 1732) Married Lucy Smith
     1. William Moulton
(Mar 8, 1690 - ) Married Abigail Page
            1. Dorothy Moulton (Nov 3, 1716 - Nov 11, 1786) Married Robert Drake
            2. Nathan Moulton (Apr 24, 1718 - Feb 13, 1772 ) Married a Dow
            3. Stephen Moulton (Dec 23, 1720 - Feb 15, 1721)
            4. Shubael Moulton (Dec 20, 1721 - Nov 25, 1723)
            5. Abigail Moulton (Jun 13, 1724 - Nov 16, 1783) Married Samuel Palmer
            6. Ephraim Moulton (May 24, 1726 - ) Married Mehitable Godfrey
            7. Lucy Moulton (Jul 14, 1728 - Nov 27, 1823) Married Amos Knowles
            8. Stephen Moulton (May 5, 1730 - Nov 5, 1748)
            9. Huldah Moulton (Jun 13, 1732 - Apr 7, 1773) Married Carter Batchelder
          10. Hannah Moulton (Mar 3, 1734-) Married Josiah Marston

     2.
Robert Moulton (Feb 15, 1693 - Oct 3, 1778) Married Sarah Lamprey
            1. Daniel Moulton (Apr 18, 1720 - )
            2. Sarah Moulton (Mar 24, 1722 - )
            3. Deborah Moulton (Oct 14, 1724 - ) Married Enoch Fogg
            4. Robert Moulton (May 10, 1727 - Jul 10, 1795) Married (1) Susanna (2) Mary
            5. Jonathan Moulton (Sep 4 - Sep 10, 1735)
            6. Mary Moulton (Oct 7, 1739 - )

     3.
Jeremiah Moulton
(Dec 1, 1696 - ) Married Martha or Mary
            1. Martha Moulton (Aug 29, 1750 - )
     4.
Jonathan Moulton (Jun 5, 1702 - May 22, 1735) Married Elizabeth Lamprey
            1. Jonathan Moulton (Apr 19, 1729 - Apr 22, 1821) Married Sarah Dow
            2. Daniel Moulton (1731 - Aug 26, 1809)
                Married (1) Grace Reynolds (2) Hannah Beck Cotton
            3. Robert Moulton (May 20, 1733 - ) Married (1) Elizabeth Philbrick (2) Sarah
            4. Reuben Moulton (Abt. 1735 - ) Married Hannah Philbrick
8 William Moulton (May 25, 1664 - 1732) Married Abigail Webster
     1. Abigail Moulton
(Jun 13, 1686 - ) Married Samuel Bartlett
     2.
Batt Moulton (Jul 4, 1688 - 1750) Married (1) Hannah Libby (2) Jemima
              1. Hannah Moulton (Mar 23, 1714 - )
              2. Daniel Moulton (Nov 21, 1715 - )
              3. Abigail Moulton (Nov 16, 1717 - )
              4. Sarah Moulton (Nov 19, 1719 - )
              5. Jonathan Moulton (Nov 19,  1720 - Probably died young)
              6. Jonathan Moulton (May 17, 1722 - Probably died young)
              7. Lydia Moulton (Oct 1, 1726 - ) Married Nathan Chase
              8. Lois Moulton (Feb 2, 1732 - )
              9. Jonathan Moulton (Nov 4, 1735 - )
            10. David Moulton (Apr 28, 1738 - )
            11. Moses Moulton (Mar 12, 1742 -  )
            12. Aaron Moulton (May 16, 1745 - )

     3.
William Moulton
(Abt. 1690 - 1762) Married (1) Sarah (2) Ruth Emery
              1. Stephen Moulton (-)
              2. Ruth Moulton (May 11, 1738 - ) Married Benjamin Sargent
              3. Anna Moulton (-) Married a Rogers
              4. Mary Moulton (-) Married a Allen
              5. Joseph Moulton (-)
              6. William Moulton (-)
              7. Jonathan Moulton (Dec 14, 1730 - )
              8. Elizabeth Moulton (Dec 24, 1734 - )
              9. David Moulton (Nov 4, 1736 - )
              
     4.
Jonathan Moulton (Sep 7, 1692 - Jan 26, 1717) Married Rebecca Chase
            
1. Jonathan Moulton (Feb 16, 1717 - )
     5.
Joseph Moulton (Nov 25, 1694 - Abt. 1756) Married Mary Noyes
        
He was a blacksmith and added to his business the making of gold beads, etc.
         This branch has been called the "Goldsmith Moultons."
             1. Samuel Moulton (May 15, 1718 - 1756) Married Mary Ordway
             2. William Moulton (Jul 12, 1720 - )
             3. Anne Moulton (Apr 1, 1722 - )
             4. Joseph Moulton (Aug 4, 1724 - )
             5. Cutting Moulton (Sep 11, 1726 - Dec 29, 1729)
             6. Eunice Moulton (Jan 29, 1728 - ) Married Thomas Eaton
             7. Mary Moulton (Jul 14, 1731 - ) Married Samuel Pettengill
             8. Stephen Moulton (Jul 17, 1733 - )
             9. Elizabeth Moulton (Oct 1735 - ) Married a Jackman
           10. Abigail Moulton (Aug 20, 1738 - )

     6.
Stephen Moulton (-) Married Rebecca Chase
           
1. Rebecca Moulton (Jun 8, 1723 - )
            2. Abigail Moulton (Mar 7, 1725 - )
            3. Mary Moulton (Jun 8, 1732 - )
            4. Judith Moulton (Aug 8, 1734 - )
            5. Elizabeth Moulton (Jul 22, 1736 - ) 
            6. Stephen Moulton (Jul 11, 1738 - )

     7.
Margaret Moulton (Feb 21, 1698 - Sep 25, 1701)
     8.
Sarah Moulton (Jul 4, 1701 - Aug 7, 1783) Married cousin Ezekiel Moulton
     9.
Mary Moulton (Aug 2, 1705 - ) Married a Morse
GENERATION #3

03. Sarah Moulton, daughter of William and Margaret was born on December 17, 1656 in in April 1597 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire..  She married Jonathan Haynes, son of William Haynes and Sarah Ingersoll on December 30, 1674 in Hampton.  She died July 13, 1699.  I descend from their daughter Mary Haynes who married John Preston.

 

 

Migration pattern of my Moulton family
England -- NH -- MA  

  

Source Material
"Moulton Annals" by Henry W. Moulton (1906) - Free Google Book
"The New England Ancestry of Dana Converse Backus" by Mary E. N. Backus (1949)

 

Surnames that married into my Moulton family

HAYNES

PAGE

SMITH

 

 

My Descent From The Moulton Line

Generation Father Mother
14 Robert Moulton (abt 1585-1622) Mary Smith (-bef 1655)
13 William Moulton (abt 1617-1664) Margaret Page (Abt. 1629 - 1627-1699)
12 Jonathan Haynes (1648-1697) Sarah Moulton (1656-1699)
11 John Preston (1685-1733) Mary Haynes (1687-)
10 Richard Adams (1708-1787) Susanna Preston (1711-1788)
9 Samuel Adams (1737-1809) Sarah Clark (1739-1818)
8 Miles Jones (1764-1812) Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

  

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