Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bond 118828 & 118829

118828. Robert Martyn & 118829. Elizabeth Kilway {Bond}


1507, Robert born in England, s/o 237656. Thomas Martyn & 237657. Mary ?.

~1510, Elizabeth born in England, d/o §John Kilway.

1524, Robert, age 17, succeeded his grandfather [his father already deceased].

1525, Robert bought the manor of Athelhampton.

Robert married Elizabeth. Robert Keilway, s/o William of Stabridge, granted his cousin Elizabeth Woodesforde Manor for her marriage.

Robert added the gate-house to Athelhampton, and completed the west wing.

1533, ‘a declaration of the names of all man’ of psons having horse harnise or weapons meat for the warres’ … Robert Martyn, Esquire, of Athelhampton “hath horse and harnise for iiii. Archers wt. bowne arr swerde and daggars for them.” (S) Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset, 1896, P253.

6/28/1548, “Will of Robert Martyn of Athelhampton, Dorset.” My wife Elizabeth. My daughters, Anne, Katherine, & Cicill. Mu sons, Nicholas, Thomas, Xtopher, George, James & Henry Martyn. Overseers, Robert Kelway & Xtopher Cheverell. (S) Abstracts of Somerset Wills, Brown & Crisp, P65.

Bef. 11/26/1548, Robert died holding Athelhampton, Burleston, Faringdon, Tincleton and Little Piddle [Thorpe] manors. (S) Will proved.

(S) Great medieval houses of England and Wales, 2006, P489. (S) Proc. of the Nat. Hist. and Antiq. Field Club, 1902, P198.

Family notes:

• Elizabeth’s coat of arms can be seen in several parts of Athelhampton House.
Children of Robert and Elizabeth:

i. Nicholas Martyn (59414), born 1529 in England.

ii. Anne Martyn, born ? in England.
Anne married Thomas Tregonwell, s/o Sir John.

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