Maslin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Maslin family

The surname Maslin was first found in Shropshire where the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when Richard, son of Mescelin, held the estates in 1187. He is believed to be descended from William de Meschines, younger brother of Ranulph, 3rd Earl of Chester, who was descended from the Viscounts of Bessin, in the Department of Calvados in Normandy, and who held the honor of Skipton, in Yorkshire, from Richard Banistre, a Norman Baron of Cheshire who also held lands in Capite in Shropshire. Robert is mentioned as witness to a deed in 1106. There is also a vague relationship to Robert of Rhudlan, kinsman of Duke William. Richard, descendent of William, who was an under-tenant in Shropshire in 1187.

Up in Cumberland, more early records of the family were found. "The township lies between the river Ehen on the east, and the Irish Sea on the west, and contains the venerable remains of Egremont Castle, built soon after the Conquest by William de Meschines, the first Baron of Copeland, and still exhibiting traces of strength and grandeur." [1]

Important Dates for the Maslin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maslin research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600, 1165, 1811, 1611, 1679, 1660, 1172 and are included under the topic Early Maslin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Maslin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mascelin, Maskelyne, Maskelyne, Masculine, Masculyne, Maslen, Maslin, Mechen, Meshin, Machine, Miskin, Meskin, Meschine and many more.

Early Notables of the Maslin family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Maslin family to Ireland

Some of the Maslin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Maslin migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Maslin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Maslin, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Thomas Maslin, who arrived in Kangaroo Bay aboard the ship "Tam O'Shanter" in 1836 [3]
  • Thomas Maslin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847 [4]
  • John Maslin, aged 22, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850 [5]
  • Mary Maslin, aged 18, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850 [5]
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Maslin migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Maslin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Eliza Ann Maslin, (b. 1858), aged 1 month, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [6]
  • Mrs. Charlotte Arabella Maslin, (b. 1821), aged 37, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [6]
  • Mr. Caleb Maslin, (b. 1824), aged 34, British shepherd and farm labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [6]
  • Mr. William Stephen Maslin, (b. 1850), aged 8, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [6]
  • Mr. Henry Edward Maslin, (b. 1852), aged 6, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Maslin (post 1700)

  • Thomas Maslin (1808-1878), American politician, Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861 [7]
  • Victor Maslin Yeates (1897-1934), British fighter pilot in World War I

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAM O'SHANTER - 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836TamOShanter.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847DavidMalcolm.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The AGINCOURT 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Agincourt.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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