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1 Jan 2017 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database. New material including:
  • The family of Robert Maxwell Moffat (1843-1910), author of “A short history of the family of Moffat of that Ilk”, including his son Alexander Logan Nathan Moffat (1889-1914), who died in WW1;
  • The family of Francis Moffat (Lockerbie, 1851) and Grace Davidson (1854-1934), Oxford County, Ontario, Canada;
  • Corrections regarding William Marshall, husband of Florence Margaret Moffatt (1885-1979).

1 Dec 2016 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database. New material including:
  • Augustus Kay Moffat (1824-1886), including his time at Winchester College, his Army Service in India, and dates for his wife and children.

1 Nov 2016 An update to the Clan Moffat UK database. New material including:
  • The family of Daniel Moffat (1816-1878) and his wife Jane Clark, including his daughters Marion, who married John Black; and Alison, who married Hugh Broatch; and his daughter Mary, who died of enteritis, aged 8.

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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Deaths within the last 250 days
John William Charlton MOFFAT - 22 June 1919 - 11 December 2016
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
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This Day in Moffat Family History
Birthdays for 18 January 2017
Thomas MOFFAT - 1725
Isabella REID - 1732
Isabel Reid - 1732
Anthony Yelverton MOFFAT - 1786
Anthony Yelverton Moffat - 1786
James Saunders - 1805
Garner Moffett - 1807
Thomas Hagerman Gronendyke - 1808
Logan McDowell Moffitt - 1814
Agnes MOFFATT - 1815
William MOFFATT - 1816
Joseph Wilson Halliday - 1818
Anne Butler Boume - 1819
Unnamed Son Moffitt - 1826
Esther Louise Moffitt - 1829
Henry Kerr - 1829
John Caruthers - 1832
John Moffet - 1833
Peter Thomas Brocksen or Brockes - 1833
Mary MOFFAT - 1840
Mary MOFFAT - 1840
Elizabeth Powers - 1842
Adam Moffat - 1846
William C. Moffett - 1846
Thomas MOFFATT - 1848
David MOFFAT - 1855
Abram Olmstead - 1858
Elizabeth MOFFAT - 1859
Elizabeth Ann Varner - 1861
Emma Gertrude Booe - 1861
Luther Davis Carrington - 1862
Agnes Hood Adam MOFFAT - 1863
Nancy Jane Boyd - 1863
Hannah Allison Moffat - 1865
Christina MOFFAT - 1867
Elizabeth Etta Wilson - 1868
Robert C. Wilson - 1868
Jane Gordon MOFFAT - 1868
Naomi Leila Moffitt - 1869
Elizabeth Thomson Barrie - 1869
David MOFFAT - 1869
Owen Mapes - 1869
Sarah Geddes MOFFAT - 1871
George MOFFAT - 1872
Elmer Moffitt - 1875
Elizabeth Jane Lister - 1878
Janet Weir Moffat - 1878
Willard Nelson - 1879
Walter Augustus Moffatt - 1879
Thomas Bruce Young - 1881
Thomas Bruce Young - 1881
Catherine COUPLAND - 1882
William Henry Smith - 1883
Martha Habersham Matthews Moffett - 1883
Mabel Elizabeth White - 1884
Royal Egbert Newman - 1884
Myrtle C GRIFFITH - 1886
Isabella Beattie Smith - 1887
Kenneth Dudley MOFFAT - 1888
Jessa Lucy Miller - 1889
John MOFFAT - 1892
Lila Blanche Skuce - 1893
Louise Estelle Moffat - 1895
Annie Florence MOFFIT - 1896
Julia Elizabeth Taylor - 1896
Cornelia Isibell Posey - 1897
James Moffatt - 1903
Erin Pearl Faulkner - 1903
Elsie Marie Welch - 1904
Frances Hedgpeth - 1908
Helen M Herritt - 1909
Annie MOFFAT - 1909
Florence Sarah Swan - 1913
Thomas Denzle Heyle - 1916
Pauline Agnes Moffitt - 1916
Charles Milne MOFFAT - 1917
Lee Thomas Allen - 1917
Marietta Newton - 1928
Lou Ann Drymon - 1931
Norman Alfred MUFFETT - 1934
Michael Sherman KELLOGG - 1945
Deaths for 18 January 2017
Catherine MOFFAT - 1852
James JOHNSTONE - 1857
Hosea or Josha or Hosha or Hoshea or John Moffet or Moffitt - 1857
Hannah Curtis - 1859
Janet HENDERSON - 1864
Thomas Moffett - 1864
David Moffett - 1869
William MOFFAT - 1870
Virginia Owen - 1873
Alexander MOFFAT - 1875
Norman MOFFAT - 1876
William Moffat - 1878
Frederick William BRICKMAN - 1880
Jane MOFFAT - 1889
Juliet Worsham - 1894
Thomas McCreary - 1899
William Samuel Moffatt - 1899
Margaret MOFFAT - 1905
Ann Anderson - 1917
Woodford Corbin Armstrong - 1922
Elizabeth Patterson Hunter Moffat - 1931
Nicholas SCOTT - 1931
Nicholas Scott - 1934
Noah Sanderson - 1934
John Henry Newsham - 1935
Catherine CAMPBELL - 1937
Thomas CURRY - 1941
Robert MOFFATT - 1944
Joseph W NEWTON - 1945
James SIRKETT - 1947
James Franklin Taylor - 1949
Annie Bell Fitzgerald - 1953
George Pierce Hedgpeth - 1958
George Walter Flaherty - 1962
Millie E Griffith - 1966
Leon H Hillier - 1968
Lorne Coffey - 1968
Ryntja Lucille Mayer - 1969
Grace Irene Sales - 1970
Margaret COULL - 1973
Hons Georg Engelhardt - 1973
Carrie Neely - 1975
Edith STEVENSON - 1978
Edith Florence Rosa COOK - 1979
Douglas Albert Louvain MOFFATT - 1982
Ethel Irene Godwin - 1986
Alta Molly Pruett Welty - 1988
Muriel Isabella MOFFATT - 1990
Alexander Wilson MOFFAT - 1994
Kathleen Mary MORTON - 1996
Rebecca Moffett - 1998
Thomas Herbert MOFFETT - 2005
Andrew John Moffat - 2005

Top 10 Surnames
Anniversaries for 18 January 2017
Thomas MOFFAT & Mary SMITH - 1824
Richard G. Looney & Elizabeth Thomas Caruthers - 1832
James MOFFAT & Martha STEEL - 1834
James Moffat & Martha Steel - 1834
William Fenton & Julia Adaline Moffet - 1835
William Strong Moffatt & Martha Ann Legg - 1844
John Pringle & Grace Moffat - 1850
Jacob David Betts & Elizabeth Ann Justice - 1853
Robert MOFFAT & Mary SHENNAN - 1856
Robert MOFFAT & Mary Kennedy SHENNAN - 1856
Eli Abijah Moffitt & Martha Appia Hatch - 1866
Charles James Power & Sarah Elizabeth Muse - 1866
Joseph Francis Moffett & Alifair V. (McClenahan) Goodson - 1871
Francis Richard Short & Louisa Absalom - 1875
Robert William Hickling & Margaret Dickinson Moffatt - 1877
Robert MOFFAT & Grace SHIELDS - 1878
William McCAIG & Isabella MOFFAT - 1878
William John Mitchell & Jennie Davidson - 1889
Joseph Howard Matthews & Fannie Edwards Moffatt - 1903
Thomas Mitchell HASTIE & Annie MOFFAT - 1905
Thomas Minor Moffeit & Myrtle Esmondella Spencer - 1906
Peter White & Ellen Caroline Craven - 1908
Robert Gordon Reed & Nellie Myrtle Brown - 1913
Raimundo Boquin & Helen Cooper Moffett - 1922
Frank L. James & Betty Loucille Gumm - 1932
John James MOFFAT & Margaret Henderson RIDDOCH - 1933
Kenneth Dudley MOFFAT & Maude Ethel ROBERTS - 1939


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