Re: OLD MALPASS FAMILY BIBLE
We are not sure what area of England the Malpass family came from. According to English parish records dating back to the 1600's there were several Malpass families all over England. The earliest Malpass found in the American colonies was a John Mophats in 1664, Northumberland County, Virginia. In 1688 another John Malpass was found in a Gloucester County, Virginia record. The record states he was fourteen years old and a native of this country (Virginia?). Northumberland County and Gloucester are close to each other so the latter boy could have been the son of the former Malpass. The Bible records from the earlier posting date from ca. 1773 and was found in New Hanover County (now Pender County), North Carolina.