John (or Johann) Martyn and Joan (or Joanna) Leah

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Parents :   William Martyn and Sarah Bullins         Joan's parents not known

John (or Johann) (b 1639 Spratton Northamptonshire, m Joan (or Joaana) Leah 1668), d 1723 1732? Spratton)  
Joan (or Joanna) Leah (b 1642, d 1730)    
    William (b 1670 Spratton, m Grace, d 1731 Spratton)
     John Martin (b 1671 Spratton, d 1755)
     Hannah Martin (b 1672 Spratton, d 1755)
     Thomas Martin (b 1673 Spratton, d 1732)
     Robert (Martin (b 1676 Spratton, d 1728)
     Peter Martin is in the will as a son (below) So it is an interesting question. Are there one or two Peters?
        Peter Martin (b 1695 Spratton, m Bridget Pearson1710 Guilsborough Northamptonshire, d 1772 Spratton)  
            John Martin (b 1712 Hollowell Northamptonshire, m Sarah Chadwick 1743 Spratton,d 1794 Spratton)
                William Martin (b 1748 Teeton, m Hanna Coalman 1787 Twywell Northamptonshire, d 1803 Islington Middlesex)
                      Charles Martin (b 1797 Twywell, m Francis Prickett 1826 Islington, d 1876 Castlemaine Vic)
                         Hannah Martin  (b 1829 Islington, m Thomas Farr 1849 Camden Town, London,d 1890 St Kilda)
                              Edwin Farr (b 1858 Ballarat, m Louisa Jane Briant 1884 Presb Manse Ballarat, d 1943 Northcote)
                                   Winifred Emma Farr (b 1890 Northcote, m Norman Thompson 1918 , d 1994 Preston)

Will of John Martin of Spratton, August 10th 1723

In the name of God Amen. I John Martin of Spratton, Taylor, in the county of Northton being of good memory and praise be to God for it, I do therefore and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say, First I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker hoping that through the monitoring death and passion of Jesus Christ my only saviour and redeemer I pardon and forgiveness of all sins and as for my body to be buryed in Christian burial at the d of my executors    Item I give unto my wife Joan (?) Martin all that I am in possession of both my house and lands during    said    her death. I give unto my sonn William Martyn my half quartern lands to him and to his heirs. I give to my sonne John Martin both my houses but my house that I now live in he shall pay out of it thirty four pounds thats 12 months round to my sonne Thomas Martin and eight pounds to my sonne Robert Martin ten pounds to my sonne Peter Martin and four pounds to my daughter Hannah onnldson. this being my last will and testament I make my wife and my sonne John executors together in witness
witness John Balderson    John Martin Samwell White
Thomas Gummage X
His mark


Bob Martin has Birth for Johann as 9 Nov 1639 and Baptism as 21Feb1640


Most of the material on the Martins comes from Glenis Crocker, with help from Robyn Lawther and Helen Millward. Glenis's material prepared for the Martin reunion she organised has been quoted directly here. They have traced the family back to the 16th century, by a lot of detective work on old wills.
Also Len Martin produced an excellent  book on Charles Henry Martin, Hannah Martin's brother
Thanks also to Bob Martin's Ancestry tree for additions to this page

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