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Friday, October 9, 2020

Thomas Martyn Esq. of Dorset

 1901248. Thomas Martyn Esq.

~1420, Thomas born in Dorset, England, s/o §§Sir Richard Martyn. (S) Some Dorset Manor Houses, Prideaux, 1907, P13.

5/11/1446, Pardon to [many listed in Dorset] … Thomas Martyn late of Athelamston, co. Dorset, ‘gentilman,’ … for all felonies … (S) CPRs.

8/6/1458, Lease for term of 60 years. John Arundell, esquire, and Katherine his wife = (1)-(2). (1)-(2) to (3)-(8), … Mangerton, Knolle, Brokhampton, Farnham, Gussich and Milbourne Sancti Andree (Dorset), … manor of Mangerton with messuages etc. in Knolle, Brokhamton, Farnham, Gussiche and Milbourne Sancti Andree … and Thomas Martyn; … an inn in Peter Lane iuxta Pauleswharff in London … Thomas Martyn; … (S) UKNA.

7/9/1466, William Port esquire, to Humphrey lord Stafford of Southwike, John Filoll the elder, …, Thomas Martyn, John Peverell the elder …. Charter of 3 messuages, 2 carucates, 244 acres … in Combe Deverell, … by Brodewey, co. Dorset; … (S) CCRs.

1/14/1469, Declaration of Robert Marler, … each of Abbotsbury [Dorset] … Witnesses: … Thomas Martyn, … (S) CCRs.

4/22/1469, Thomas Martyn and John Mone esquires of Dorsetshire, Thomas Bonham and William Twynyho esquires of Wiltshire, to the king. Bond in 500 marks payable on the Ascension next, or levied etc. in Wilts and elsewhere. (S) CCRs.

7/26/1469, King Edward IV’s army was defeated at the battle of Edgecote Moor by the the earl of Warwick, who had put Edward on the throne, but was in rebellion.

10/1/1470, Edward IV left England. ‘Many wrongdoers, numbering 300 persons and more, came with great force and might to the prison of marshalsea in Southwark in the county of Surrey, and there broke into the prison and there removed by violence all the said persons thus committed to custody, and let them escape.” (S) CCRs. [Thomas Martyn was associated with this event.]

10/3/1470, Henry VI regained the throne of England. [Earl of Warwick & Duke of Clarance effectively ruling.]

5/11/1471, Edward IV regained the crown after the Battle of Tewkesbury.

10/6/1472, Opening of Parliament. Parliament passed an act with the consent of the King: “… shall not subsequently have any kind of action, execution or recovery against any person …” [associated with the 1470 prison break] … Thomas Martyn … (S) Parliamentary Rolls, 2005.

4/20/1478, Commission to … to enquire what castles, honours, manors, lands, rents, advowsons, … George, late duke of Clarence, attainted of high treason by an act in the Parliament held … Giles Daubeney, knight, John Seyntleo, knight, William Huddesfeld, …, and Thomas Martyn, in the counties of Somerset and Dorset. (S) CPRs.

6/21/1485, IPM of John Stourton, Knt. Dorset: … A messuage, a toft, 50a. land, 20a. meadow, and 100a. pasture in Gyllyngham, worth 5s., held of Thomas Martyn, … (S) CIsPM.

8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.

9/14/1485, Thomas of Somerset and Dorset died.

10/28/1486, ‘Writ imperfect; inq.’ for Thomas Martyn, esq.  By deed dated 1 Oct., 19 Edw. IV, John Pokeswell, …, demised the under-mentioned manors to him for life, with remainder to William his son, and his wife Iseult, and the heirs and assigns of William. Somerset: The manors of Forham and Wandstree, with their appurtenances in Shepton Malet and Wandstree, …; worth respectively 6 marks and 10 marks. He died 14 Sept., 1 Hen. VII. The said William Martyn, aged 40 and more, is his son and heir. Dorset: Manor of Athelhampston, worth £30, held of the Prior of Christ Church, Twyneham, co. Hants, in socage, by the rent of a rose … (S) CIsPM.

Family notes:

·         Established in England by Martin of Tours, a general in the army of William the Conqueror, the Martyn family held lands at the beginning of the 13th century in both Dorset and Wales.

Child of Thomas and ?:

i. William Martyn (950624), born ~1440 in Dorset, England.


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