Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wayne Straight's Mx Brick Wall:

By now you're all (painfully) aware that I'm a descendant of Thos. Mulliner of Ipswich, Suffolk and Branford CT (Thos1). I know who Thos.1's parents were (Thos. Mulliner the Elder (ca 1550-1626) and Elizabeth Appleyard (ca 1560-1628)), but have no clue as to which Mx family Thomas the Elder sprung. I also now know that Thos.1 had a son named Lawrence (1625-??) who stayed in England and was eventually listed by Sir Edward Bysshe & William Harry Rylands, College of Arms, in their book A Visitation of the County of Suffolk, begun Anno Dni. 1664 and Finished Anno Dni. 1668. In the book they listed one Lawrence Mulliner among the gentry, living at Holbrooke, in Suffolkshire. They also referenced his coat of arms and crest. Unfortunately, at this point in time I've only seen Ancestry.com's abbreviated account of same which is as follows: "Arms: Sable, a cross moline Erminois. Crest: a garb...Harl. M.S. 1085, p. 15". I would greatly appreciate hearing from anybody who is either descended from Lawrence and/or knows something about his family, its descent and its coat of arms/crest.


Our Blog page has been alive and well for some time now, but very few of our members have taken advantage of it. For all of you who have internet access, you're missing a fantastic opportunity to post your genealogical brick walls on a part of the web that is very likely to be accessed and read by other Mxs & Mx descendants.

To sweeten the pot, we're issuing a challenge to you all. Post your brick walls on the Blog and we promise to look and see what we may have found that could shed light on your particular dilemma (I'll be posting one of my own brickwalls), and we'll include the more interesting ones in our IMFA Newsletter.