Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.
view all


  • Hannah Deakin (Malbon) (c.1763 - 1801)
  • John Malbon (c.1736 - c.1801)
  • Hannah Louisa Malbon (1825 - 1907)
    Known as 'Louisa Malbon'. Never married. After her parents died in 1851, Louisa lived with her sister Eliza in Congleton, until Eliza died in 1880. Then Louisa moved to Chorlton-on-Medlock, Lancashire,...
  • William de Malbank, 1st Baron of Wich Malbank (bef.1075 - bef.1109)
    Main authority on Malbon family and genealogy: The Malbons, by Barbara Lynch.The Malbon Family are descendants of William Malbank, First Baron of Nantwich . He arrived in Britain with Hugh Lupus in 106...
  • Aenora Bardolf (1171 - aft.1218)
    Died unmarried or married and her husband declared allegiance to France, depending on the source as what is clear is that the lands she inherited from her father ended up with Henry de Audley. > Little...

The Malbon Family are descendants of William Malbank, First Baron of Nantwich. He arrived in Britain with Hugh Lupus in 1069 and was made one of the eight barons of the palatine county of Cheshire, gaining lands across southern Cheshire and northern Shropshire. Specifically, as the Third Baron of Nantwich had no male heirs, the Malbons descend from Philip Malbank, the younger son of the Second Baron. The family as firmly established in Cheshire, but a later major branch moved to Staffordshire before various Malbons spread around the country and colonies.

The name is derived from the French words "mal" (bad) and "blanc" (white) and was used to mean someone of a dirty white complexion or, ironically, someone with a dark complexion.


As nearly everyone of Malbon descent is related and Barbara Lynch has researched every single branch it should be possible to link every family tree and bring them together in this project.

How to Participate

  • Send a request to collaborate on this project by clicking the "Actions" button and asking to join the project. One of the current collaborators will accept your request asap.
  • Once you are a member you can then add profiles to the project:
    • Click "Actions" and select "Add Profiles" then type the name into the box. If you have a lot to add it might be an idea to type the surname in, which will bring up any of the profiles you added or followed that aren't already part of the project.
    • If you find a profile that you want to add to this project and it is a public profile you have edit rights to, then navigate to the profile and under "More Actions" choose "Add to project" or if there are no other projects attached to the profile then you click the "Invite to Project" link.
  • Also, feel free to edit this page. Click here for instructions about using Wiki markup language.

For other information about projects see: Working with Projects.

If you need any general help then see: A to Z of Help Topics.

Coat of Arms

The earliest known coat of arms for the Barons of Wich Malbank has the blazon: "quarterly, Or and Gules, a bendlet Sable" (Lynch, page 284). See also this page on Cheshire Heraldry.

It's influence can be found on the following coats of arms for related families:

And organisations within their former area of control:

The project's coat of arms was created using the Uplink Heraldry Generator. The two versions of the shield were made using Drawshield with the default and vibrant settings.

There have been other variations over the years:

  • Thomas Malbon of Bradley Hall (d. 1658) had a coat of arms described as "Or, two bendlets componé Argent and Gules." with the shield decorated with a "crest, an oak stump couped [cut off], with branches, leaves and acorns (Lynch, page 284).
  • George Malbon, vicar of Uttoxeter (d.1768) had a coat of arms that was a variation on the Malbons of Bradley Hall: "or, two bendlets gobony or and azure, with azure a cross potent or in pretence" (Lynch, page 286).
  • Samuel Malbon (d. 1791) the apothecary of Oxford had a coat of arms that was a single embattled silver bend on a azure background with a crescent in the upper right corner (Lynch, page 287).

NB: A similar blazon seems to be used by the Beauchamps of Bedford - see here and here (although it specifies a bend not a bendlet).