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Friday, April 30, 2010

Nicholas Martyn Esq. & Margaret Wadham

59414. Nicholas Martyn Esq. & 59415. Margaret Wadham   

1529, Nicholas born in Athelhampton, Dorset, England, s/o 118828. Robert Martyn 118829. Elizabeth Kelway.

~1531, Margaret born in England, 2nd d/o 118830. John Wadham & 118831. Joan Tregarthen.

1549, Nicholas, age 20, heir to Athelhampton manor of his father. [Near Exeter in co. Dorset.]

10/27/1565, Nicholas Martyn, of Athelhampston, Dorset, Esq., in performance of a covenant ... (S) Dorchester Transcription of Wills, 1908.

3/26/1583, “Counterpart lease. … Henry Lord Howard of Bindon, Dorset … Witd.: Nicholas Martyn, Hen. Bruen, Stephen Bruen … (S) UKNA.

1585-86, “Fine. 1) Nicholas Martyn esq. Christopher Anketle esq. and John Wyllyams, gent. 2) Henry Bruen esq. Manor of Affton alias Aston Culver, East Parley and Fordingbridge.” (S) UKNA.

3/23/1595, Nicholas, last male heir, died in Dorset; buried in Athelhampton Aisle of St. Mary’s church. His 4 surviving daughters each got an equal share of his estate. (S) Journal of the British Arch. Assoc., 1907, P222.

(S) Wadham College, Oxford, Jackson, 1893. (S) Proc. of the Nat. Hist. and Antiq. Field Club, V23, 1902, P200.

Family notes:

·         A Memorial Brass dated 1595 is dedicated to Nicholas Martyn and is located at St Mary's Church in Puddletown, Dorset. This 16th Century brass depicts Nicholas Martyn, bareheaded, in armour, kneeling before an altar on which is an open book. Behind him are his three sons, who all predeceased him. To his right is his wife, Margaret. Behind her are their 7 daughters.

Children of Nicholas and Margaret:

i. Elizabeth Martyn (29707), born ~1550 in England. [Eldest daughter.]

ii. Frances Martyn born ?.

Frances married Thomas White of Fittleford.

iii. Jane Martyn born ?.

Jane married Henry Tichborne.

ii. Anne Martyn born ?.

Anne married Anthony Floyer, of Floyer’s Hays near Exeter.