Elizabeth Martin

about 1735–
Holywood, County Down, Ireland

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Martin was born about 1735, in Holywood, County Down, Ireland. She married Sir John Kennedy, of Dunure about 1755, in Holywood, County Down, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter.

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Sir John Kennedy, of Dunure
1727–
Elizabeth Martin
1735–
Marriage: about 1755
F William Kennedy
1757–1818
Samuel Kennedy
1761–1856
Martin Kennedy
1761–
Miss Kennedy
1763–
Thomas Kennedy
1765–
James Kennedy
1769–1869
Robert Kennedy
1771–
John Kennedy
1759–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1755
Holywood, County Down, Ireland
children

(8)

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 41

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1798

Age 63

Battle of Antrim.

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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