William Moffitt Family

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

Their childen:

William Moffatt, jr. born February 14, 1692 or 1693 in Newbury, Essex, MA, died 1767 and married Deliverance Parks on November 5, 1725 in Killingly-Putnam, Windham, CT.

John Moffatt born June 18, 1695 in Newbury, MA died 1758 in Plainfield, Windham, CT. He married Elizabeth Fairman February 2, 1726 in Putnam, CT.

Hannah Moffat born June 19, 1697 in Newbury, MA

Mehitable Moffat born December 17, 1700 in Newbury, MA, died May 20, 1748 in Providence, Providence, RI. She married Jabez Allen/Allyn/Alleine July 20, 1720 in Kllingly-Putnam, Windham, CT.

Joseph Moffatt born July 11, 1703 in Newbury, MA, died May 3, 1754 in Putnam, CT. He married Mary Waters on June 17, 1736 in Concord, Middlesex, MA. He married second to widow Anna Green of Killingly in Tompson on September 27, 1761.

Sarah Moffatt born June 14, 1706 in Newbury, MA.

Enoch Moffatt born about 1708 in Killingly and died July 1765 in Gloucester, Rhode Island.

Thomas Moffatt

Merajah Moffatt

Deliverance Moffitt

Sibble Moffitt

Tamer Moffitt

General Moffat/Moffitt Information

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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