Moffitt Family

William Moffatt was born about March 10, 1663 in Scotland (or Ulster, Ireland) and died January 16, 1747 in Killingly, Windham, CT [an original proprietor], he was at one time living in Salem. He married about 1692 in Newbury, Essex County, MA to Mehitable Cloyse daughter of Thomas Cloyes. She was born about 1674 in Falmouth, CT (or Watertown, Suffolk, Massachusetts) and died May 3, 1754 in Killingly.

William's son Enoch Moffitt who was born about 1708 in Killingly and died July 1765 in Gloucester, Rhode Island.

Enoch married Elisabeth Firman(Fairman) on February 2, 1726. He married about February 2, 1732 in Killingly, CT to Elizabeth Child who was born September 10, 1708 in Woodstock, Windham County, CT to Lt. John Childe and Elizabeth Wales. He purchased land at Killingly in 1729. They had several children in Killingly:

Lemuel born June 25, 1735 in Killingly, Windham, CT, died August 18, 1816 (A few years back, a Lemuel Moffitt descendant brought his powderhorn from the French/Indian war to the Antiques Roadshow. See it here)
Mehetable born May 3, 1738, Killingly, Windham, CT
Isaac born September 4, 1739 Killingly, died August 26, 1812 in Oxford. (my ancestor)
Alathea born February 19, 1742 in Killingly.
Bezaleel and Abigail born July 17, 1745 In Killingly.
Enoch married before 1755 to Hannah and to them was born a son, Enoch on May 7, 1755 in Killingly, Windham Cty, CT.

If anyone has better information on the above, please share. Enoch Jr. may have married an Elizabeth also and had a child, Abigail b: Jun3 17, 1783 in CT and d: July 14, 1835 in Huron, OH. She married Eliphalet Wright Day who was born August 6, 1784 in Killingly, Windham Cty, CT. They had Lovila A. Day born July 25, 1803 in Connecticut. This information from Click Here.

Isaac Moffit born September 4, 1739, son of Enoch Moffitt Sr. and his first wife, Elizabeth married Sarah Learned (or Larned) on September 28, 1761. She was the daughter of Captain John Larned who was in 1766 of South Gore and his wife, Hephsibah Smith. She and Isaac later settled on a part of her father's farm in the west part of Oxford, living for a number of years in the cleft of a rock roofed in and later built a house near the rock, afterward owned by Jesse Bigelow. Isaac died August 26, 1812 at age 72 and Sarah died September 23, 1822 at age 84. Their children:

Elihu Moffitt born 1767 married Lydia Conant and died June 3, 1819.
Lemuel Moffitt born January 20, 1768 in Charlton, Massachusetts, died June 14, 1830, m. Lucy Amidown daughter of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Amidown.
Rufus Moffitt
Hannah Moffitt married David Daggett

I had a Jeremiah Moffitt listed as a brother in this family but his death date is before his siblings were born. In fact, his dates would indicate that he was a brother to Enoch, son of William Moffitt.

My information comes from Oxford Vital Records, the History of Oxford, the Clan Moffat Society and LDS records.

All clans have their own heraldic crest and motto. The Moffat motto in Latin is: Spero Meliora, the English translation is, "I hope for better things". It is thought this motto was chosen for the Moffat Clan's very early connections with the church. The Coat of Arms is actually the sole property of the Chief. No one may use the Coat of Arms for his or her own purposes. This Chief's right is protected by law in Scotland. Clan members are descendants of the Chief and are therefore allowed to wear a crestedbadge that is encircled by a STRAP AND BUCKLE bearing the Chief's Motto. The strap and buckle is the sign of the clansmanand demonstrates his membership in his Chief's Crest within it.

The Arms of Moffat of That Ilk consist of the Shield, Helmet, Mantling, Crest and Motto. A Crest must have a shield, without a shield the crest means nothing. The Moffat shield is that of the ancient Lords of Annandale. The Annandale shield was adopted in 1190, about the time of the Third Crusade. Several very old Annandale families bear the same basic shield, one to mention is thatof St. Andrew's. The Lord Lyon's own words about the Moffat Shield was that, "This is a shield of extreme antiquity." His explanation went on to say the fewer the changes to a shield the greater its antiquity. The Moffat shield bears no changes at all.

The Bruce shield also bears no changes so you can make your own estimation as to the age of the Moffat shield.

The likeness of the Moffat crested badge appears on this page. It is not the Crest of the Clan Chief. Only Madame Jean Moffat of that Ilk has the right to use the Moffat Crest.

The late Moffat Chief, Francis Moffat, chose a plant badge for use in the Spring of 1987. The Plant is a Cloud Berry, or a Raspberry sprig may be substituted since the cloud berry is hard to find. The plant sprig may be placed behind a Cap Badge. The badge and plant were submitted by: Stephen Moffett to Clan Moffat.

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