Robert Francis Martin

1786–1864 (Age 78)
Spexhall, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert Francis

When Robert Francis Martin was born in 1786, his father, Robert Martin, was 26 and his mother, Mary Fisher, was 25. He died in 1864, in Blything, Suffolk, England, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Robert Martin
1760–1825
Mary Fisher
1761–1793
Mary Fisher Martin
1785–1856
Susan Martin
1790–1810
Robert Francis Martin
1786–1864
Sarah Martin
1788–1873
Jane Martin
1788–
Amy Martin
1789–1878
Matilda Martin
1791–1792
Elizabeth Martin
1793–1830

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World Events (7)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 1

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 3

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 22

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Martin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Robert Martin, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Robert Martin, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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