a Family History
(pre 1066 to present)
The history of this branch of the family moves back through time to
before the Norman invasion in 1066. Investigations by ourselves and others
have placed our earliest known ancestors in a town by the name of
Brecy northern France.
Once our ancestors set foot in this country, they like many other families
who provided assistance to William the Conqueror, were allocated vast tracts
of land; Ours being most of South Cheshire, parts of North Wales and North Shropshire.
The Falaise Roll carries 315 names of all the Noblemen who were
involved with William.
Once initially settled in the area our earliest ancestors took up residence
in the area known
(Latin = Malbedeng
(Within what is now Crewe & Nantwich Cheshire)) confirmed
by the Domesday book. Given that in those days only the nobles (Norman
surname protocol) used
what we now call a surname they would in order to integrate with the local
community take the a surname reflecting the local district, which in our
case was 'de-Wick
Malbanc ((Latin = Malbedeng)', meaning 'of Wick Malbanc'),
with this then over time changing into 'Malbank' and
eventually 'Malbon'. The remaining members retained their
original surname 'de-Brecy ((Braceio)', or translated
'of Brecy') until they gained land or control elsewhere.
Other variants of the original Malbanc
include Mallbone, Milbanks
(Yorkshire), Milbanke(Baron Wentworth) and I hope to find
Over time the family spread its branches, some
would fade due to no male heirs, others like mine have carried on to today.
Along the way my ancestors have held public office in Congleton, Cheshire as
Mayor Thomas Malbon (b.circa 1630 & d.
23/12/1711) , to his son John Malbon
(b.06/1656 & d. 11/1746) a Curate & Teacher in
Butterton nr. Leek to his son John Malbon
(b17/12/1682 & d. 11/1746) a Parish Clerk again in Butterton.
There is also Malbon House Farm
From Butterton the family branches again extended
out with my line coming to Cheadle & Mobberley, Staffordshire, again the
branches diverged with my line staying put in the area until my father
Alan Malbon left after marring my mother