Martin family from Kirkcudbright
By Lesley - February 11, 2013 at 01:23:00
Hello from Australia.I am hoping someone in Scotland can assist me in finding information on the following:
I have searched through Scotlands People and cannot find what I am looking for.
My 4 x great grandfather, Samuel Martin, from Kirkcudbright, married a Jean/Joan Halliday, sister of John Halliday of Castle Dykes/Maines.
The only information I can find is that possibly their son, Roger Martin/Martine, who was a Baillie in Kirkcudbright, married a Margaret Mack and they in turn had a son Samuel Martin christened in 1747 (I have this record) Roger died in 1755 and is buried in St Cuthbert's Cemetery Kirkcudbright along with his three daughters, Jean, Margaret and Isobel. He was aged 47 years making him born circa 1708.I have seen the information on cases Roger Martin handled in Google Books.
I have tried to trace the wife Margaret Martin's (nee Mack) family but have had no success.Was she born in Kirkcudbright?Who were her family? The only record I could find close enough to her husband's birth was one for 1697 St Cuthbert's Edinburgh to James Martin and Elizabeth Ritchie.
As well as finding anything on Roger and Margaret my aim was to find something on the Samuel who married the Halliday lady.Who were Samuel's parents?
Thanks for any help