Henry Martin

22 February 1701–
Bruton, Somerset, England

The Life of Henry

When Henry Martin was christened on 22 February 1701, in Bruton, Somerset, England, his father, Henry Martin, was 31 and his mother, Agnes Scripture, was 27. He married Ann Matthews on 26 December 1731, in Kilmersdon, Somerset, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Henry Martin
1701–
Ann Matthews
1711–
Marriage: 26 December 1731
Mary Martin
1737–
Joanna Martin
1741–
Samuel Martin
1744–1745
Sarah Martin
1746–1749
James Martin
1750–1837
Sarah Martin
1756–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 December 1731
Kilmersdon, Somerset, England
children

(6)

    Mary Martin

    Female1737–Female

    Joanna Martin

    Female1741–Female

    Male1744–1745Male

    Female1746–1749Female

    Male1750–1837Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (5)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Henry Martin in entry for Samuel Martin, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Henry Martin in entry for Sarah Martin, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Kilmersdon Parish Registers GS# 1526662

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