Martyn Mulford

Martyn Mulford

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Martyn Mulford
Born 1960s.
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My full name is Martyn Cole Bigelow Gardiner Mulford, though like most folks I go by two or three names usually. I'm a direct descendant of all three Mulford brothers (William the Planter, John the Judge, and Thomas the Virginian) who came to America about 400 years ago along with their parents (Sarah, of Maidstone, and Thomas Southcott Mulford --the surviving son of Thomas and Susanna Southcott Molford from Cadbury, Parish of Chulmleigh, County of Devon/shire, England). I'm eager to share everything I know about my ancestry (thoughtfully passed down in my own lines since the beginning) which ought to help clear up some very serious misunderstandings which have developed, mostly in recent years because of the internet, concerning my family's Molford/Montford (NOT Muleford/Milford) origins.

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Aristocratic lines are of interest to me not because of royalty or status, but because they enable us to extend family histories back much further than otherwise would be possible, provided the evidence for such lines is reasonably reliable of course.
Who Do You Think You Are? and Finding Your Roots! Two of my favorite shows.
Molfords and Mulfords descend from one family, and the Mulfords in my own line have written the surname both ways. Regardless how we spell it today, many of us still pronounce it "with an O" instead of U.
In historical records, Montford is a variant spelling of Montfort, from which my Mulford/Molford surname derives. This is proved in the Molford coat of arms, verified authentic at an early date and therefore depicting descent from a Duke of especially high royal status. The only Duke in history ever called Molford (or Moford, as his Montford family name then was written in some documents) was Simon de Montford of Montfort-l'Amaury, Duke of Narbonne in France and Lord High Steward of England.
The Montforts (of Montfort-l'Amaury, in Île-de-France) are the ones from whom my Mulford/Molford surname derives, not to be confused with the Montforts of Montfort-sur-Risle in Normandy. And NOT to be confused with the Melefords of Wiltshire (Richard, John, and Edmund de Meleford), sons of Adam de Meleford (Milford), from which comes the mistaken idea that our name derives from Milford. Though Melefords were, in a few instances, misrecorded as Muleford, they never called themselves this.
Mulford is my surname and the most prevalent spelling today of Molford. We believe all Mulfords, throughout the world, descend from one family, most (if not all) from the Molfords of Devonshire, England. This is proven to be so in my own Mulford family at least, descended from Thomas Molford (Mulford) & Mary Gardiner Conklin II of East Hampton, the Hamptons, New York, documented grand parents as well of the Mulfords of South America (Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Brazil, and so forth).
In English records, Munford (also spelled Monford and Moford) is a variation of Montfort. The Mulfords in my own line appear in some early American documents as Munford and Mulford both. This is because many of us still pronounce Mulford, traditionally, as though there were "no L" in the name, using a nasalized N sound instead. In French pronuciation, Munford sounds much like Mulford, to English ears at least, and so it was written. Many French words came to be spelled with an L in this way.
I have started a One Name Study for Mulford (Molford, Munford). For now I am the manager of this study, though I would gladly step aside for any Mulford found more capable in that role than I.
I'm a direct descendant twice of William Mulford I of East Hampton, Long Island. I'm also directly descended from Judge John Mulford of Massachusetts and East Hampton twice, and from Thomas Mulford (Munford) of Massachusetts and Virginia, brothers of William and sons of Thomas Mulford (Munford) of Virginia, surving son of Thomas and Susan Molford of Cadbury, Devonshire, England. Lt Lion Gardiner of Saybrook, Connecticut and Gardiners Island, East Hampton is also my grand father multiple times.
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On 24 May 2018 at 21:27 GMT Anon Snyder wrote:

Martyn Please go ahead and connect her to Benjamin. Thank you so much for your help

On 24 May 2018 at 17:51 GMT Anon Snyder wrote:


I removed her from him I'll take myself and you can have it, you can just merge and I'll create a new one for her. I am not ready to work on her at this moment. This way I don't have to disconec the documentation. Are you going to contact the Find a Grave person?

Thank you for your help

On 18 May 2018 at 06:28 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Hi Martyn. I'm looking at the Bishop Stephen Gardiner business and agree with your assessment. When I have created the profile I will also do whatever is needed on the Stephen Gardner profile. You seem to know what is required. Please message me.

On 18 Jan 2018 at 22:14 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

I honestly don't know the debates on this family. Richardson more often misses a child than adds an extra. But in any case I think it is open to discussion. Where is your information from?

On 18 Jan 2018 at 19:47 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Concerning Montford-35 when you say the heading do you just mean that there is no profile yet made for Richard? (Richard is mentioned in the text eventually.) Actually 3 of the children have no profile, which is not very unusual, especially if they had not children themselves.

On 10 Jan 2018 at 20:36 GMT Martyn Mulford wrote:

Very compelling. I fully agree, James. Thank you!

On 10 Jan 2018 at 02:45 GMT James Collins wrote:

On 5 Oct 2017 at 01:01 GMT James Collins wrote:

Martyn, I posted messages on the profile pages of all managers for the following. Rich-181. Rich-1268. Rich-45. Mulford-32. Unknown-259948. Mulford-5 and Mulford-29 I think if all of us can work together every one will be happy. Thank you for your help. James

On 5 Oct 2017 at 00:38 GMT James Collins wrote:

Martyn, when you get time would you please look at these profiles? Rich-1268. Rich-45. Mulford-32. Unknown-259948. Mulford-5 and Mulford-29 I made some comments. Let me know if I am barking up the wrong tree. Thank you, James

On 7 Jul 2017 at 20:56 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hello Martyn,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

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The current Weekend Chat is active until Monday July 10, 2017 (Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Catch up on what everyone is up to and say hi. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE!

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