Richard is not a direct ancestor of mine, but his father, Richard had a brother John who is my family's ancestor.
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Ancestors of John Martin
Generation No. 1
1.John Martin, born Abt. 1652 in Ottery St. Mary,; died Abt. 1687 in Rehobeth, Bristol, MA.He was the son of 2. Richard Martin and 3. Elizabeth Salter.He married (1) Mercy Billington June 27, 1681 in Rehobeth, Bristol, MA.She was born February 25, 1651/52 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, and died September 28, 1717 in Rehobeth, Bristol, MA.She was the daughter of Francis Billington.
Generation No. 2
2.Richard Martin, born Bef. November 22, 1609 in Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire, England; died March 02, 1694/95 in Rehobeth, Bristol, MA.He was the son of 4. Richard Martyn and 5. Frances Lyde.He married 3. Elizabeth Salter June 09, 1630 in Ottery St. Mary.
3.Elizabeth Salter, born Bef. August 1610 in Honiton, Nr.Exeter,Devonshire, England; died Abt. 1653 in Rehobeth, Bristol, MA.She was the daughter of 6. William Salter.
Notes for Richard Martin:
Source: Ancesrtal Records and Portraits: Vol 2
Martin, The colonist, Richard Martin of Badcombe, Somersetshire, England arrived in America in 1663, to take possession of property left him by his brother Robert of Rehobeth who came here in 1635.
Richard is mentioned in the May 06, 1660 Will of his half brother Robert, in Rehoboth, Plymouth Co., MA as being in Old England ! ?
Baptism: November 22, 1609, Ottery St. Mary, Co. Devonshire, England
Residence: 1671, Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH (Source: NEHGS "Register", "Notes," New England Historical Society: "Early Settlers of Portsmouth, N.H." pg. 180.)
Richard's will Dated June 2, 1686 ( from the Bristol County, MA Probate Records found in NEHGS Reg. vol 63 p. 79)
" Being Aged and Not Knowing the Day of my Death. To may son Richard which is now in old England, two houses with a barn and malt house (being the houses which I formerly willed to him and my son John) also three acres of land. To my son frances who is now in old England a House orchard an Garden: which I fomerlyIntended to Give unto Annis. Lyeing next to Mr. Frenches. To the two sons of my son Frances, two thirds of my lands in the North Purchased lands belonging to Rehobeth, if my said grandchildren Come over to New England to Improve and make use of them. The other third part of above lands I give to my grandchild John Marten my son Richard's eldest son, if my said grandchild come over to New England to Improve it. My grandson John Ormsby, my daughter Grace's eldest son, shall improve said lands Untill my grandchildren in Old England come over to make use of them & if they never come over &ct, the said Joh Ormsby to have andhold & enjoy them forever. To may son John that is now with me, my house orchard and all other lands. My household goods to be divided among my three children that are in New England, Viz. John, Grace, and Annis, son john to have one half the other half to be equally divided between Grace and Annis. My cattle to be divided betweenson John and Daughter Grace Ormsby and Annis Chaffee. Son John to be sole executor and loving friends Deacon Samuel Newman and William Carpenter to be overseers."
May 6 1695,son John gave the Probate court a bill of charges against his fathers's estate as follows:
"I paid in the first Indian War for his rate in Silver money in the year 1676; for Six years Dieting of my father and Tendance: for funeral charges, Drink, Coffin&grave: a debt challenged by my sister Annis Chaffee being part of her portion as yet unpaid:"
More About Richard Martin:
Christening: November 22, 1609, Ottery St. Mary,
Notes for Elizabeth Salter:
See Torey, New EbglandMarriages prior to 1700
Marriage Notes for Richard Martin and Elizabeth Salter:
He married (1) ELIZABETH SALTER June 09, 1631 in Ottery St. Mary, Co. Devonshire, England (Source: Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700,(Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997),
Children of Richard Martin and Elizabeth Salter are:
i. Grace Eleanor Martin, born September 12, 1640 in Ottery St. Mary,; died July 04, 1710 in Rehobeth, Bristol, MA; married John Ormsby July 05, 1664 in Rehobeth, Bristol, MA; born December 12, 1641.
ii. Agnes (Annis) Martin, born Bef. February 07, 1641/42 in Ottery St. Mary,; died 1694; married Joseph Chaffee.
1 iii. John Martin, born Abt. 1652 in Ottery St. Mary,; died Abt. 1687 in Rehobeth, Bristol, MA; married Mercy Billington June 27, 1681 in Rehobeth, Bristol, MA.
iv. Frances Martin
v. Richard Martin, born Abt. 1632 in OtterySt. Mary,Devonshire, England; died November 02, 1694 in Charlestown, Suffolk, MA; married (1) Elizabeth Lear; married (2) Martha Dennison; married (3) Mary Benning; married (4) Sarah Tuttle Abt. 1654 in Charlestown, Suffolk, MA; born Abt. 1634 in Boston, Suffolk, MA.
Notes for Richard Martin:
Notes for RICHARD (CAPT.) MARTIN:
Richard MARTIN - Savage gives Richard Martyn of Portsmouth, N.H., three wives. He had four, vis: 1st, by Mr. William Hibbins be was married to Sarah, daughter of John TUTTLE of Boston, [article says 1st December, 1653, but he was married 1: 12: 53 and in 1653 the first month of the calendar was March, so the 12th month is February not December]. His children were all by first wife, He married 2d, Martha, widow of John Dennison (son of Daniel and Patience (Dudley) DENNISON, of Ipswich, Mass,), and daughter of Samuel Symonds. He married 3rd, Elizabeth, widow of Tobias Lear. She married Lear, 11th April, 1667, who died 1681. She was the widow of Tobias Landon whom she married 10th June, 1656, and was the daughter of Henry and Rebeca (Gibbons) Sherburne. The fourth wife of Richard Martyn, whom Savage gives as the third, was Mary Benning, born at Tatmour High Cross in England, and widow of Samuel Wentworth and mother of Lieut.- Gov. John2 Wentworth. Richard Martyn died 1694, aud his last wife died 20th January, l724/25, aged 77 years; and Mark Hunking Wentworth of Portsmouth, N. H. has a printed copy of the sermun preached at her funeral from Luke x, 42, by Rev. Jabez Fitch.Richard's daughter Sarah (b. July 03, 1657) married John Cutt. Richard deeds land to John Cutt in 1678. Richard's son Richard jr. (b. January 10, 1658/59) graduated from Harvard College, but died December 06, 1690, before his father. Richard's daughter Eliizabeth married Daniel Bacon, His son Capt. Michael, who had a wife Sarah and son Richard, mariner, who was his only surviving son in 1721.Source:1."Register" New England Historical Society: "Annotions on Savage" (1863) Vol. 17 pg. 212.2. "Register", New England Historical Society: "Early Settlers of Portsmouth, NH" pg. 180.3. "Register", New England Historical Society: "Early Records of Boston" pg. 226.
More About RICHARD (CAPT.) MARTIN:
Burial: Aft. November 02, 1694, Charlestown Burying-Ground, Suffolk Co., MA
Individual Note: April 07, 1669, Freeman Oath of Fidelity - Amesbury
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Burial: Charlestown, Suffolk, MA
Generation No. 3
4.Richard Martyn, born Abt. 1564 in Sherford, Devonshire, England; died Bef. August 06, 1633 in OtterySt. Mary,Devonshire, England.He was the son of 8. Robert Martyn and 9. Joahn.He married 5. Frances Lyde Abt. 1605 in Devon.
More About Richard Martyn:
Burial: August 06, 1633, OtterySt. Mary,Devonshire, England
Children of Richard Martyn and Frances Lyde are:
2 i. Richard Martin, born Bef. November 22, 1609 in Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire, England; died March 02, 1694/95 in Rehobeth, Bristol, MA; married Elizabeth Salter June 09, 1630 in Ottery St. Mary.
ii. Jane Martin, born Bef. February 23, 1610/11 in OtterySt. Mary,Devonshire, England; died January 1654/55 in Scituate, Plymouth, MA; married Thomas Clapp Bef. 1639 in Weymouth, MA; born Abt. 1609 in England; died 1684 in Scituate, Plymouth, MA.
Notes for Jane Martin:
More About JANE MARTIN:
Baptism: February 23, 1610/11, Ottery St. Mary, Co. Devonshire, England
More About THOMAS CLAPP and JANE MARTIN:
Marriage: Bef. 1639, Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA (Source: Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700,(Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997), Warner-Harrington 116; Davis: Anc. of Joseph Neal 90; Reg. 7:178; MD 17:112; Clapp 105; Sv. 1:391; Mrs. Duley; Drown (ms) 82; Bos. Trans. 11 Jun 1928; Scott (1919) 231; Woodbury (1904) 172, CLAPP, Thomas (?1609-1684) & 1/wf Jane [ MARTIN] (2/wf _____); by 1639; Weymouth/Scituate.)
Marriage Notes for Jane Martin and Thomas Clapp:
Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore Gen. Pub. Co. 1997
iii. Agnes Martin, born Bef. February 19, 1615/16 in OtterySt. Mary,Devonshire, England; died March 21, 1635/36.
iv. George Martin, born Abt. 1618 in Ramsey, Hampshire, England; died November 23, 1696 in Salsbury, Essex, MA; married (1) Hannah; died Aft. 1643; married (2) Susanna North August 11, 1646 in Salsbury, Essex, MA; died July 19, 1692.
More About George Martin:
Occupation: 1640, Blacksmith
Notes for Susanna North:
Susannah North Martin was executed for witchcraft at Salem, Essex, MA 1692
v. Edward Martin, born Abt. 1610 in Bicton, Devin, England.
Child of William Salter is:
3 i. Elizabeth Salter, born Bef. August 1610 in Honiton, Nr.Exeter,Devonshire, England; died Abt. 1653 in Rehobeth, Bristol, MA; married Richard Martin June 09, 1630 in Ottery St. Mary.
Generation No. 4
8.Robert Martyn, born Abt. 1534 in Sherford, Devonshire, England; died April 29, 1612 in Stokenham, Sherford, Devonshire, England.He married 9. Joahn Abt. 1563 in Sherford, Devon.
9.Joahn, born Abt. 1538 in Sherford, Devonshire, England; died May 21, 1616 in Sherford, Devonshire, MA.
Children of Robert Martyn and Joahn are:
4 i. Richard Martyn, born Abt. 1564 in Sherford, Devonshire, England; died Bef. August 06, 1633 in OtterySt. Mary,Devonshire, England; married (1) Katherine Lyde November 23, 1579 in Brandsconde,Somerset, England; married (2) Frances Lyde Abt. 1605 in Devon.
ii. Henry Rev. Marytn, born Abt. 1569 in Sherford, Devonshire, England; died Bef. January 31, 1619/20 in Rattery, Devonshire, England; married Lucy Marche Abt. 1588 in Rattery, Devonshire, England.
Notes for Henry Rev. Marytn:
Henry (Rev.) MARTYN was born about 1569 in Sherford, Co. Devonshire, England, son of Robert and Johan MARTYN.
The Will of Henry MARTYN, clerk, vicar of Rattery (Co. Devon]. "Written with rnyne owne hand" 13 November 1619. To the poor of Rotterye 13s. 4d. My chattel of Yeoland to Richard Martyn, my son, and Chrystijan, my daughter, jointly, and the whole years unto the survivor of them. To my son Heale all my books and my table board in my hall. To my son Heale the advowson of the vicarage of Ratterye, To Thomas Martyn, Peter Martyn, and John Martyn. my brothers, to each of them a gold ring. the price of one noble, for a remembrance. To Mrs. Philip Saverye the gold ring which my cousin Saverye gave me. To my cousin Johan Saverye and my cousin Jane Saverye my virginals which are in Willinge house. To my wife Luce Martyn and Richard Martyn. my son. the lease of years in the sanctuary grounds, which is the Ball, the Marrell Parke, and Frogwell. To my daughter Chrystyan, if her husband procure her her life in some bargain as he promised, then I give unto her 20 nobles, to be paid yearly as long as the lease doth last. To Ames Marche, who dwelleth with me, one yeow [ewe] sheep. To Thomas Beare, the son of Thomas Beare, one yeow [ewe] sheep. To Henry Beare, the son of Thomas Beare, one yeow [ewe] sheep. To each of my servants 12d. Residue to Luce Marlyn, my wife, and Richard Martyn, my son), executors. I do appoint my cousin Thomas Beare in trust, to deal for my son Richard Martyn in his absence, and for his pains I give him a gold ring. Overseers my cousin Robert Saverye, Esq., and William Heale, my son-in-law. To my cousin Savory for hid pains the gold ring which my father gave me. and to my son Heale a gold ring of 10s. Witnesses: Robert Savery and Wm. Heale. Proved 25 April 1620, and administration committed to Lucee Martyn, the relict.
Inventory taken on the last day of January 1619 [1619/20] by John Byckford and Thos. Head: farm stock and household goods; in books, £20; 20 yards or thereabout of new cloth. £3,10s; total £534. 5s. 11d. (Archdeaconry of Totnes.)Source:"Genealogical Research in England, NEHGS "Register," Vol 86, pgs. 79, 80
Notes for Lucy Marche:
Notes for MRS MARTYN LUCY:
Administration on the estate of Mrs Lucy MARTIN of Rattery (Co. Devon], widow, deceased, intestate, was granted 20 September 1639 to Richard MARTIN, son of the deceased.
Inventory, taken 15 August. 15 Charles I , by Thomas Head the Elder of Deane Prior and Geffery Windeate of the same, yeomen, and exhibited 20 September 1639 by Richd. Martyn. son and administrator:
wearing" apparel, £10; 1 silver boll [bowl], 1 gilt boll. 1 double-gilt salt, 1 little silver cup, 6 silver spoons, £8. 10s.; beds. bedding, etc., of high value; wheat, barley, oats and peas in tlie ground, £28; 66 sheep, 20 Iambs, cows, etc.; a good debt owing for wool,£2, 5s; total, £162. 18s. lOd. Bond by Richd. Martyn of Totnes. merchant, for £300, 20 September 1639 [Signed] Richd. Martin thelder, [A seal covered with paper.} (Archdeaconry o£ Totnes.)
More About MRS MARTYN LUCY:
Will: August 15, 1639, Inventory of Estate
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Marriage: Abt. 1588, Rattery, Co. Devonshire, England
iii. Joahn Martyn, born Abt. 1570 in Rattery, Devonshire, England; died May 21, 1616; married Richard Marche; born 1576 in Sherford, Devonshire, England; died April 29, 1612 in Stockenham, Sherford, Devonshire England.
Notes for Joahn Martyn:
Notes for JOHANE MARTYN:
There is little information on Richard who was dead by 1612. His children were probably born between 1595 and 1612. His widow, Joane, died between 21 May, when she signed her will, and 10 June 1616, when the inventory of her estate was taken. At the time of her death, her son, William, was dead and none of her daughters appear to have yet married. Joane was probably a sister of Rev. Henry Martyn, vicar of Rattery, co. Devon, or of his wife, Lucy Martyn.
Joane married Richard MARCHE, son of John MARCHE and Mrs Marche John, in 1594 in Sherford, Devonshire, England. (Richard MARCHE was born in 1566 in Sherford, Devonshire, England, christened in Sherford, Devonshire, England, died on 29 Apr 1612 in Stockenham, Sherford, Devonshire, England and was buried after 29 Apr 1645 in Sherford, Devonshire, England.)
Joane (Martyn) MARCHE Probably sister of Rev. Henry Martyn, vicar of Rattery, Co. Devon, ENGLAND, who was called
uncle in the will of Richard Marche's daughter Elizabeth. Will named her son William, who died unmarried soon after his mother, and six daughters, Alice, Elizabeth, Ulalia, Amias, Jane and Johane
Will of Johane Marche of Sherford, co. Devon, widow, dated and sealed 21 May 1616. [The seal is covered with paper and was probably only a drop of wax.] To be buried in the church of the parish of Sherford. To the poor of Sherford 10s., to be distributed by my overseers at my burial. To my eldest daughter, Alice March, 5 pounds, to be paid within a half year after my death. To my second daughter, Elizabeth March, 5 pounds, within one year after my death. To each of the the rest of my daughters, namely, Ulalia March, Amias March, Jane March, and Johane March, 50s., to be paid within a year after my death. Residue (with all my rents and reservations) to William March, my son, executor. I do request William Randall, John Bickford, and Gregory Bickford to be overseers. The sign of Johan Marche. Witnesses: George March, Nicholas Jackston [?] Proved 21 June 1616.
Inventory, taken 10 June 1616 by Arthur Wakeham, William Randall, and Thomas March and exhibited 21 June 1616, includes farm stock and apparel, 5 pounds; no household goods; 20 ewes, 7 pounds 13s. 4d.; 19 lambs, 4 pounds; 3 kine, 10 pounds 10s.; swine, 3 pounds; lease in reversion of twenty-one years in a tenement called Sand Wills, 60 pounds, total, 140 pounds 7s. (Archdeaconry of Totnes).
Gregory Bickford was her sister-in-law Jane Marche's husband, and John Bickford was his brother. George Marche was her brother-in-law.Source:"Genealogical Research in England, NEHGS "Register," Vol 86, pg. 78
More About JOHANE MARTYN:
Burial: Bef. June 10, 1616, Parish Church of Sherford, Co. Devonshire, England
Will: June 21, 1616, proved
Notes for Richard Marche:
Notes for RICHARD MARCHE:
Children were: William MARCHE, Alice MARCHE, Elizabeth MARCHE, Amias MARCHE, Jane MARCHE, Johane MARCHE, & Eulalia MARCHE.
iv. Peter Martyn, born Abt. 1573.
v. John Martyn, born Abt. 1575 in Sherford, Devonshire, MA; died Bef. November 08, 1630 in Barnham, Suffolkshire, England; married Unknown Bef. 1606 in Barnham, Suffolk.
Notes for John Martyn:
"John MARTYN called himself a cook, an occupation which suggests that he may have been employed in one of the two manors in Barnham (England) during that time, Calthorp Hall Manor or Baggot's Manor. (co. Suffolk)"
vi. Thomas Martyn, born Abt. 1577.