William Martin and Grace Smith

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Parents :   John Martin and Joan Leah         Grace's parents not known

William Martin(b abt 1670 Spratton Northamptonshire, m Grace Smith 1715 Spratton, d 1731 Spratton)     
Grace Smith (d 1738 Spratton)
    Grace Martin
    William Martin

    Peter Martin (b 1695 Spratton, m Bridget Pearson1710 Guilsborough Northamptonshire, d 1773 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)

William's Will      Interestingly the inventory gives "dung in the yard 1/ 0/ 0, out of a total estate of 53/7/0. An unusual (and large?) item in an estate. Note the attached indente gives the mariage to Grace at 1715 So it looks as if Peter is the product of an earlier marriage?


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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