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In England this name is usually spelled Mowthorpe while it is usually found as Moulthrop or Mowlthrop in the United States of America.

The American family was founded by Matthw Moulthrop and his wife, Jane Nichol, immigrants to the New Haven Colony in the 1600s. There are three articles by Patricia Law Hatcher, .in TAG, The American Genealogist which deal with the ancestry of Mathew Moulthrop and his wife Jane Nicholl:

"Luddington & Moulthrop Wives" American Genealogist
Vol. 74, No. 2 (April 1999) parts 1 and 2

and

THE POSSIBLE ENGLISH ORIGIN OF ADAM1 NICHOLL[S] OF NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Patricia Law Hatcher 208
Whole Number 315 July 2004 Vol. 79, No. 3

Mathew is the son of John Mowthrop and Elsabet Hardie and Jane is the daughter of Thomas Nichol and Dorothy George. The Nichols line is traced back a few more generations.


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