Martha Spain

Chatham, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

When Martha Spain was born in 1798, in Chatham, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Spain, was 28 and her mother, Martha, was 28. She married James Crane Roberts on 24 October 1824, in Poplar, London, England, United Kingdom.

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James Crane Roberts
Martha Spain
Marriage: 24 October 1824

Spouse and Children

    James Crane Roberts



24 October 1824
Poplar, London, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings






    John Lucius Spain


    William Spain


    Mary Spain




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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 3

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 17

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 32

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English and Irish:1. (of Norman origin): habitational name from Épaignes in Eure, recorded in the Latin form Hispania in the 12th century. It seems to have been so called because it was established by colonists from Spain during the Roman Empire. 2. (of Norman origin): habitational name from Espinay in Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, so called from a collective of Old French espine ‘thorn bush’. 3. ethnic name for a Spaniard or, in the case of the Irish name, for someone returning from Spain (from Gaelic Spainneach ‘Spanish’); many Irish took refuge in Spain during the 17th century wars.

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha Spain, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"
  • Martha, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Martha Spain, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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