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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lord Robert Martyn Esq. & Elizabeth Kailway

118828. Lord Robert Martyn Esq. & 118829. Elizabeth Kailway   

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

4/21/1509, Henry VIII succeeded Henry VII as King of England.

1513, Elizabeth born in England, d/o  237658. Sir John Caleway.

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

5/10/1525, Will of Christopher Martyn (paternal grandfather) of Puddletown, Dorset. (S) UKNA. [Of Puddell Athlampton … bequests to the sons of his son Thomas: John Martyn and Henry Martyn … bequest to daughter of Thomas, Eleyn … Robert son of his son, his heir apparent inherits the manor of Athlampton … provision for his marriage …]

By 1528, Robert married Elizabeth. Robert Keilway, s/o William of Stabridge, granted his cousin Elizabeth Woodesforde Manor for her marriage.

4/13/1531, Sir Geffrey Smyth, priest, of Dorset, states that the copy of the will made by him [James Cooker] is a true copy … Robert Martyn was named as a witness at the testator's desire, but refused to come from fear of the infection of the plague whereof Cooker died. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V5, 1880.

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.

5/24/1543, Robert Marten, of Athelhampston, Dorset, Esq., grants for a certain sum of money to John Lympster, and his heirs, his tenement with garden adjacent, within the free Borough of Dorchester, in South Street, ... (S) Dorchester Transcription of Wills, 1908.

8/20/1545, Bond, of Nic. Samfforde, of Cerne, Dors., yeoman, …, to Sir John Horsey, sheriff, …, John Tregonwell, …, Robert Martyn, and Thomas Trenchard, in £100, to appear before the King's Council or the justices of Dorsetshire. (S) L&Ps, F&D, Henry VIII, V20, Pt2,, 1907.

7/5/1547, Robert Martyn, Esq., for £10 grants to Richard Lewys, of Dorchester, barbor, and his heirs, his burgage, curtilage and garden on the west side of High South Street, Dorchester ... (S) Dorchester Transcription of Wills, 1908.

9/17/1547, Robert Martyn, of Adelmyston, in the parish of Puddelton, Dorset, Esq., grants to John Corbyn, ... (S) Dorchester Transcription of Wills, 1908.

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.


6/25/1549 at Puddletown, Elizabeth married 2nd Sir John Tregonwell of Dorset. [No children.]

5/30/1565, John Tregonwell of Milton, Dorset, wrote his will.

Bef. 11/17/1565, John died.

Aft. 1565, Defendants: Dame Elizabeth Tregonwell, widow of the late Sir John Tregonwell kt.. (S) UKNA.

1565-79, Plaintiffs: Dame Elizabeth Tregonwell widow and John Tregonwell. Subject: personal estate of the deceased William Knight, late Bishop of Bath and Wells, Somerset. (S) UKNA [Similar records in other counties in Wiltshire.]

(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.

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

Children of Robert and Elizabeth:

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

ii. Anne Martyn, born ? in England.

Anne married Thomas Tregonwell, s/o Sir John, her step-father.

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