Thanks Kim, for this excellent summary. There are a lot of suppositions about John Martin on this forum. Yours is very tempting, founded on his three marriages. But, it stands: - John was born around 1617 and his daughter Ann around 1631 (14 years between father and daughter, or brother and sister?) - You don't give details about John Jr. - Grace, Alexander Keeling's wife, is said grand-daughter of John Martin in a 15 June 1677 act (same ref as the will in my former message). - According to Colonial Families in the U.S., Vol 6, page 79 under "Benjamin--John Martin was in Jamestown, Virginia, 1607 and died Lynnhaven Parish, 1638 leaving a son John who was Church Warden in 1645, Burgess Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, 1651. John married and had a daughter Ann, who married Capt. Adam Keeling." (http://newsfeed.rootsweb.com/th/read/KEELING/2007-09/1191096955) For me, the matter should be cleared up with a John Martin Sr. (bef 1589-1638) and son John Jr. (1617-1666). That is the reason I asked, in my precedent message to check on the original will to detect an eventual bad calligraphy between "father-in-law" and "brother-in-law".