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29 Sep 2016 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database. New material including:
  • Correction regarding John Moffat, b 1819, Cumberland, married Sarah Boustead, in that his parents are John Moffat, b ca 1774, and his wife, Letitia (Lettice) Scott.

7 Sep 2016 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database. New material including:
  • Nicholas Edwards Moffatt (1855-1942), b Cornwall, who became Traffic Manager in the Great Copper Mine, Namqualand, South Africa;
  • Peter Moffat (1813-1851), b Forfar, Scotland, who emigrated to Australia, and founded a dynasty of dairy farmers in Wolumba;
  • William Moffitt,(1802-1874), b Liverpool, transported to Australia for the most trivial offence, became a successful bookseller, stationer, engraver, publisher and director of the Australian Joint Stock Bank.

27 July 2016 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database. New material including:
  • The family of Walter Scott Moffat (1827-1880), Melrose, Roxburghshire, and his wife Esther Trestrail Smith (1834-1875), Redruth, Cornwall, who emigrated to Melbourne, Australia, and Walter’s brief second marriage, 1878, to Jane McJannet.

1 July 2016 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database. New material including:
  • The family of James Moffat, tenant of Bruntaburn Mill, Berwickshire, who died in 1762 and his wife Isabella Lauder, his brother George and his sister Margaret;
  • New data concerning the descendents of Henry Nathaniel Moffett (1887-1946) and his 19 children, especially his daughter Ellen (1918-2014).

1 May 2016 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database. New material including:
  • The families of Robert William Moffett (1875-1945) and his son Charles Robert Moffett (1903-1974), South Shields, County Durham.

1 April 2016 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database. New material including:
  • Peter Moffatt (1869-1920), Gang leader in Victorian Salford, where disaffected and underemployed youths participated in inter-communal violence, known as scuttling. The despairing magistrates wanted to re-instate birching, but the Home Secretary forbade it. Imprisoned in Strangeways as many as ten times, on the day of release from one stretch, Peter assaulted stabbed John Allmark, leader of a rival gang, and went straight back to prison. As depicted on the BBC program “The Secret History of my Family”;
  • William Moffett (1827-1868), Cooper, and Grand Master of the Odd-Fellows;
  • The brothers James (1870-1943) and Robert William (1875-1945) Moffett, and their respective families in the first half of the 20th century.

29 Feb 2016 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database. New material including:
  • Aaron Moffet (1886-1963), who emigrated from County Antrim to Vancouver, Canada;
  • Norman Moffett (1909-1994), Newcastle upon Tyne, plus dates for his wife, brothers and sister;
  • The brothers Alfred (1899-1978) and Joseph Robert (1901-1972) Moffatt, who married the sisters Ada Annie and Margaret Newman.

25 Jan 2016 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database. New material including:
  • Norman Moffett (1909-1994), Newcastle upon Tyne, plus his family and his siblings.

30 December 2015 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • including much new material derived from a visit to GRO Edinburgh by Colin Moffat;
  • Joseph Moffat (1870-1944) umbrella manufacturer from Arbroath.

28 November 2015 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • Harry Nathaniel Moffatt (1871-1929) who ran off to New Zealand, and his son Roy Harry Moss Moffatt (1900-1969) and grandson Harry St Clair Moffatt (1925-2003), both of whom remained in the UK.

2 November 2015 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • John Moffett (1822-1871) of South Shields, manufacturer of mirrors, who moved to Islington;
  • The liaison between Thomas Moffat (1839-1886) and Catherine Hinshelwood. Thomas’ parental family, and the family of his extra-marital child John Hinshelwood Moffat b 1857;
  • WW1 NZEF veteran William Robert Moffat, who had 2 daughters with his wife Mary, and a son with his partner Bridget Meere. Also his brother John Henry Moffat (1882-1917), also NZEF, who died at Ypres;
  • Charting the family of Harry Lowry Moffitt (1883-1916), ANZAC soldier who died at Fromelles, France, back to its origin in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland.

1 October 2015 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • John Moffat (1885-1963), farmer, Dumfriesshire, who married
    1. Mary Jane Fletcher (1885-1915), who died during childbirth
    2. Helen McQueen (1876-1954)

31 August 2015 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • Family of Richard Cornwall Moffat (1919-1977), coal miner of Fife, Scotland, and his wife Christina Muir (1920-1998);
  • The life of William Moffat, master tailor to the Army (1862-1946), his wife Helen Oliver (1860-1933), and their children born in Scotland, England and Ireland;
  • John Moffat (1887-1964), Lochmaben, Scotland, who married Teresa McQuade (1887-1967), Rutherglen, Glasgow, and moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts.

28 July 2015 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • A corrected death date for Robin Forbes Moffatt (1932-2010);
  • A more detailed note on the WW2 career of RAF Test pilot Alan Ormerod Moffet (1920-1945), the 70th anniversary of whose death was commemorated by the Blaby Heritage Group with a Memorial Seat.

1 July 2015 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • Hamilton Moffatt (1832-1894) Son of Naval Commander John Moffat. He emigrated to Canada, and was the first European to cross and map the mountain range in Victoria Island;
  • Mary Stewart Moffat (1938-2009), Dumfries, author of children’s books.

1 June 2015 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • Michael Moffat (b 1876) County Sligo, and his wife Bridget Foley, who lived in Govan, Glasgow, before moving on;
  • Thomas Shaw Moffat (1899-1966), married (1) Annie McInnes, and (2) Esther Moffat, the latter the daughter of John Moffat (1879-1958) and Mary Sweeney.

28 April 2015 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • William Moffat (b 1860) maker of packing boxes, Glasgow, and his wife Jane Forrester as well as their nine children, born 1884 through 1899.

31 Mar 2015 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • Emma Frances Moffat (1813-1877), who married Joseph West;
  • More information from County Mayo, including Annie Doyle (1880-1957) who married Bernard Moffitt;
  • Maria Moffitt (1881-1972) who married Robert Morris, Leigh, Lancashire.

2 Mar 2015 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • Elizabeth Moffat (1852-1914), who married John Fairbairn (1853-1922) of Bedrule, Roxburghshire;
  • A conjecture that William Moffat, b Leith ca 1800, who married Janet Barclay is in fact the son of William Moffat and Elizabeth Nellson, and b Leith 11.2.1802.

17 Jan 2015 An early February update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • The family of Thomas Moffat (1852-1929), plasterer, of Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, who married Margaret Davidson;
  • Richard Charles Muffett (1895-1984) of Shouldham Thorpe, Norfolk, whose daughter Barbara married Patrick Cottington.

2 Jan 2015 - Happy New Year An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • The family of George Henry Moffett (1875-1963), South African, and step-son (adopted son) of William Moffett of Ireland.;
  • John Coutts (1837-1911) and his wife Elizabeth Moffat (1842-1925), who married in Peebles, but went gold-mining in New Zealand.

29 Nov 2014 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • Joseph Barker Moffatt (1824-1862), mariner, lost at sea, whose wife, Elizabeth Donnison re-married to Philip McGahan, emigrated to the USA, and used Moffatt as the family name;
  • Identification of Agnes Cuthbert (1855-1913), and her two husbands who pre-deceased her, before in 1899 she married James Moffat (1862-1955) (his second marriage), and in the same year gave birth to Robert Scott Moffat.

3 Nov 2014 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • John Moffat (1826-1879) who married Agnes Jackson (1821-1875), from Ayrshire, worked as a boilermaker in Glasgow. His extensive family is detailed;
  • James Frederick Moffatt (1865-1925) from Liverpool, but who settled in Goole, Yorkshire, and his family;
  • Greater accuracy in names and dates concerning the Moffitt families of Tobercurry in County Sligo, Ireland.

1 Oct 2014 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • New material on Hilda Moffett (1898-1979) who married Joseph Leonard Plant, and her family, including Constance Phyllis Moffett, who married Eric Puckle.

25 Aug 2014 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • Graham Moffatt(1919-1965) comic and character film actor who starred with Will Hay;
  • Frank Williamson Moffat (1900-1933) and his family from Dundee;
  • Bennett Peacock Moffat (1886-1957) and his family from Leven, Fife.

23 Aug 2014 An update to the Clan Moffat Genealogy database:
  • A number of small additions and correction;
  • Added information gathered by Roger Moffat and Colin Moffat on the Moffitt ancestors of Tennis Great Billie Jean King and her brother Major League Baseball pitcher Randy Moffitt.

18 Jul 2014 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • Information of the family contained in the Diary of Caroline Eliza Sanderson (1841-1933), who married Alexander Charles Baddeley Moffat, and many of whose children built a new life in Argentina.

5 Jun 2014 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database:
  • Information of the family of Robert Crookall Moffat and Elizabeth O’Grady. He was captain of a dredger from Fleetwood, and who moved to Dublin.;
  • Information on the family of Reginald Grahame Moffat who married in Malta to Winifred Gladys Clucas, who so disliked her forenames that she was known as Ann.

2 Apr 2008 - We are pleased to announce that our genealogical database has been augmented by the addition of some 15,000 new “Moffat” entries, as compiled by the genealogist of the Clan Moffat UK & Eire. These entries are mostly limited to Great Britain,  and limited to those bearing the name “Moffat” (or variant), as well as the husbands of Moffat women who marry. Its major advantage is that it contains ALL the Moffats resident in England, Scotland and Wales listed in the 1881 census, so that if your Moffat ancestor was in Great Britain during 1881, s/he will be in the database. Conversely, if s/he is missing, you can assume the person to be deceased, to have emigrated or, in the case of women, to have married and be using a different surname. Our goal is to increase the coverage to all Moffats listed in the UK Censuses 1841 – 1901. Please click here for a more detailed description of the database.
This database will be upgraded on a monthly basis. If you have corrections or additions to this database, please submit them to the genealogist using the SUGGEST facility, so that they can be incorporated in a subsequent upgrade.


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In Memoriam
Deaths within the last 250 days
James Harvey Moffitt - 31 January 1921 - 8 October 2016
Mary Diana Welford - 22 November 1915 - 7 September 2016
Mary Diana WELFORD - 22 November 1915 - 7 September 2016
Patricia Joy Miles - 1 October 1944 - 26 May 2016
Betty Marie Moffett - 20 March 1941 - 9 May 2016
William Karl Thompson - 4 December 1932 - 21 April 2016
Elizabeth Joan Drymon - 15 November 1921 - 12 April 2016
John B Moffett - 7 December 1924 - 3 April 2016
Mary Ann Moffett - - before 3 April 2016
Marianne Schiefer - - before 3 April 2016
Janice Elaine BLANSHARD - 11 April 1953 - 12 March 2016
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This Day in Moffat Family History
Birthdays for 24 October 2016
Mary MOFFATT - 1781
Alvin Moffitt - 1785
Catherine "Katy" Maffett - 1787
Samuel Moffett - 1789
William MOFFAT - 1792
William Moffat - 1792
Elizabeth "Betsy" Maffett - 1794
Salome Moffitt - 1798
Smith Spelman - 1801
Isabella Helen PRENTICE - 1804
Adam Moffett - 1820
Sarah Boynton - 1822
George Hawkesford - 1823
Margaret Little - 1823
Janet MOFFAT - 1828
Rachel MOFFAT - 1828
Henrietta SHEARER - 1829
Samuel Moffett - 1832
Martha W. Moffett - 1838
Jessie Rankin Sweezy - 1842
Henry D Moffitt - 1844
Edson Moffitt - 1852
James Cunningham Dillon - 1853
Jane Murray - 1853
John Jefferson Moffett - 1853
Teresa Ann Main - 1858
James Richard Maffet - 1860
Mary Elizabeth Moffat - 1860
Janette (Jennie) Swan - 1860
Byron Halliday Moffatt - 1860
Walter MOFFAT - 1862
Gertrude Moffett - 1862
Walter Moffat - 1862
Helen CLARKE - 1863
Laura Ann Estes - 1867
Mary A. Moffitt - 1868
Charles MOFFAT - 1872
Lillie Susannah Vaughn - 1874
Hattie Irene Moffitt - 1875
Albert Wesley Sprague - 1877
Idena Nancy Jones - 1877
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Swan - 1880
Cammie Celeste Moffett - 1882
James MOFFAT - 1884
John Mahlon Morris - 1885
Kate Morton MOFFAT - 1887
Fanny MOFFAT - 1891
Margaret Millar HASTIE - 1893
Edith Jane MOFFAT - 1894
Charles Burnham - 1895
Daisy Gertrude Hendrickson - 1898
Mabel Gladys Cravens - 1898
Samuel Blair MOFFAT - 1898
Lealis Claudia Fay - 1904
Henry Burkhardt - 1905
John Calvin Marvel - 1908
Edwin Francis Peugh - 1909
Everett George Switzer - 1910
Annabella MOFFETT - 1911
Elizabeth MOFFETT - 1911
Clifford Frances Daniels - 1916
Flossie Mae Craven - 1920
Betty Jane Moffett - 1922
David Lumsden Carrington - 1924
Joseph Densley Moffett - 1933
Joseph Dell Harlan - 1933
John Ward Moffitt - 1935
Robert Martin MOFFATT - 1937
Stephen Christopher Moffit - 1964
Deaths for 24 October 2016
Samuel Maffitt - 1813
Ann MOFFAT - 1826
Ann Moffat - 1826
Jean Moffat - 1833
Agnes McCulloch - 1841
Edson Moffitt - 1852
William MOFFAT - 1860
Agnes MOFFAT - 1861
Elizabeth Jane Patton - 1901
Arsemus or Orsemus Richards - 1902
John Ernest Craven - 1910
Henry McCann - 1912
Byron Foster Olmstead - 1912
Mary Jane Moffett - 1915
David MOFFAT - 1918
Nellie Leona Messer - 1924
Sarah Louise Merritt - 1927
Leroy Franklin Moffitt - 1931
Nora May Moffat - 1933
Samuel Austin Moffett - 1939
Alexander McLuckie MOFFAT - 1942
Ora Ethel McGinnis - 1945
Ada Miller - 1945
Susie Rachel Cummins - 1947
John Robert Siddall - 1953
Woodford Corbin Armstrong - 1958
Earl E Moffatt - 1961
Ralph Leslie Morfitt - 1961
Charley Hackley - 1962
Mildred B. Barger - 1965
Annie Maude Moffatt - 1966
Nesbit Stovall Kendrick - 1966
Richard Hanley Moffitt - 1967
Donald Duain Carter - 1970
Margaret Hutchison MACKIE - 1971
Florence Juanita Petersen - 1973
Amy Elizabeth JOY - 1979
Gordon Archibald Carson - 1984
Hilda Olive DUNN - 1986
Flora Isabella BRUCE - 1993

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Anniversaries for 24 October 2016
David MOFFAT & Janet HART - 1813
John MOFFAT & Elizabeth CLARK - 1819
John Franklin Moffett & Manerva Jane Scrugg - 1839
Robert T. Strong & Martha Jane Miller - 1859
James W. Lewis & Margaret Emily Barnes - 1860
Francis Marion Moffitt & Elizabeth Martin - 1865
William KEITH & Lillias MOFFAT - 1873
Samuel Harvey Maffitt & Sarah Elizabeth Bear - 1877
James Louis MOFFAT & Mary O'BYRNE - 1889
William H. Martin & Myrtle Moffitt - 1893
John Epler & Emily Branson - 1907
Stanislaus Joseph Deery & Lavinia Geraldine Ford - 1910
James E. Nickell & Eula Mabel Maffett - 1918
David MOFFAT & Sarah SHANKS - 1919
Robert Edward Moffatt & Christina Liddle Forrest - 1923
David Otis Cole & Mildred May Clifford - 1928
Andrew Linke Watt & Daisy Lou Connally - 1954


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