Lydia Martin

26 September 1847–
Shipley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Martin was born on 26 September 1847, in Shipley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Martin, was 29 and her mother, Ellen Limb, was 22. She married Levi Martin on 25 December 1865, in Babbington, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 30 years.

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Levi Martin
Lydia Martin
Marriage: 25 December 1865
Arthur Martin
Herbert Martin
Martha Ellen Martin
Clara Martin
Samuel Martin
Mary Martin

Spouse and Children

25 December 1865
Babbington, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 33

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 37

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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)

  • Lydia Martin in household of John Martin, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Lydia Martin in household of Levi Martin, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Lydia Martin in household of Levi Martin, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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