Martin & other Jersey/Guernsey Families of Harbour Grace

This Decks Awash article has the Martin, Payne and Brown families arriving in Harbour Grace from Jersey in 1613. The Martins are likely connected to Guernsey however.

http://collections.mun.ca/PDFs/cns_decks/DA_Vol11_No02.pdf

Oral history has the Martins trading from Newfoundland about 1550 or earlier. This record indicates that the Le Marchants, their cousin were trading very early:

someone has done a good job of preserving Al Beagan’s Jersey notes…..

1608 – Thomas Le Merchant, agent in Spain of James De Beauvoir, . . – later traded on his own account with Newfoundland, for on June 6, 1608, the Royal Court of Guernsey granted him permission to transport out of the Island, as provision for his ship–aux parties de Terre Neuve–ten thousand biscuits, provided that, should during the following summer, the harvest prove poor and the necessity of the island require it, he should supply 80 quarters of wheat, local measure, of good quality, to be sold to the Islanders at the current prive of 12 sous sterling per quarter.’ (OLD TIME NEWFOUNDLAND, papers of H. W. Le Messurier, edited by C. R. Pay, 1955)

In Guernsey:
The area of Le Bosq ….. the major land-holders there included the Martin family, whose offices included that of Bailiff. Jean Martin was known as du Bosq in 1537. The Martin family married into the affluent LeMarchant family:
28 November 1485 Appointment of Edmund Weston and Thomas de St Martin as joint governors of Guernsey.
guernsey-history
 

Matthew Martin on Harbour Grace 4 articles

Geoff Martin has extensive research on the Martin family and would be interested in exchanging information with anyone looking at their Martin roots. He took my Martins back to the Ark.

Sarah Verge nee Martin inherits land in Trinity and Petty Harbour from father Henry Martin in 1737:

moors martin property

Martins in Guernsey: The Grand Bosq: Fautrart, Martin, Le Marchant

http://www.priaulxlibrary.co.uk/articles/article/grand-bosq-fautrart-martin-le-marchant

Jersey Armorial – many early family trees

https://archive.org/stream/armorialofjersey00paynrich#page/130/mode/2up

Early De St. Martins of Jersey

early-jersey-martins-2

The manor of Trinity was held by the de St. Martins from the earliest times.  They descended from a Drouet de St. Martin, who, according to the Extent of 1274, was accused of having usurped certain lands in the parishes of St. Pierre-du-Bois and Torteval, in Guernsey, ‘since the time Dru de Barentin was Bailiff/’ and also of taking certain
lands in the parish of Trinity, Jersey, which belonged to the King. Henry de St. Martin, son of Drouet, Bailiff of Jersey in 131 8, was a Seigneur of Trinity, and so was the John de St. Martin who was murdered by the two de Barentins about the year 1370. In 151 5 Thomas de St. Martin died without heirs male, and the manor descended to his sister’s son, Drouet Lempriere. Sir Hugh Vaughan, then the Governor of Jersey, endeavoured to wrest the estate from Drouet by inventing a charge of treason against his uncle Thomas and declaring that the fief had been previously sold to the de la Court family of Guernsey, hoping that thus these estates would revert to the Crown. Raulin le Marquand, Procureur, conducted the case, but the proofs were so flimsy that the Bailiff, Helier de Carteret, was about to pronounce judgment in favour of the defendant, when the Governor, seeing the
case appeared likely to go against him, began to threaten the jurats, and told the Bailiff that if he did not deliver judgment in his favour, “he would run him through up to his sword-hilt.” Whereupon the Bailiff arose, and ordering the doors of the court to be thrown open (for at that time justice was administered privately), drew his dagger from its sheath, and said to Sir Hugh that “if he or any of his followers moved, he was a dead man.” Thus,
with his dagger at the throat of Vaughan, he delivered a just sentence and confirmed Drouet Lemprifcre in his inheritance.

The seigneurie remained in the Lempriere family until Catherine, the heiress of Gilles Lempriere married Amias de Carteret, Bailiff of Guernsey from 1601 to 1 631.

https://archive.org/stream/channelislands00wimbgoog/channelislands00wimbgoog_djvu.txt

 

2 Jersey Baptisms – I do not think these 2 Martins were from Jersey – Guernsey maybe

Henry Touzel could be the one recorded in Belle Isle 1707 along with a Hamon.

Baptism 18 May 1690 Jeanne Groves Daughter Jean Marie Feinton
(William Martin And Collette Le Gros)
St Helier
Baptism 24 Jun 1690 Thomas Rogers Son Thomas Elizabeth Hamin
(Thomas Martin, Henry Touzel And Catherine Touzel)(Father : Anglois)

Some listings of Guernsey merchants:

http://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php/Guernsey_Letters_of_Marque

http://www.priaulxlibrary.co.uk/articles/article/merchants-and-traders-1711

Records of the Instance and Prize Courts of the High Court of Admiralty concerning the Admiralty’s jurisdiction in instance cases and prize cases. Instance cases related to commercial disputes, wages, collision, salvage and droits. Prize cases arose from prizes (ships captured from an enemy in time of war).

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C8624

Registers of Declarations for Letters of Marque

Reference: HCA 26/1/132
Description: Commander: Henry Martin

Ship: Postilion.

Burden: 30 tons.

Crew: 50.

Lieutenant: James Dunstan.

Master: James Horneby.

Gunner: Thomas Hollaway.

Boatswain: Robert Anderson.

Carpenter: Robert Moore.

Doctor: Stephen Eades.

Cook: William Jones.

Armament: 8 guns.

Folio: 144

Date: 1691 January 8
Reference: HCA 26/15/34
Description: Commander: Richard Lefebvre.

Ship: Stephen.

Burden: 30 tons.

Crew: 12.

Owners: Lawrence Martin, Peter Mosier and Nicholas Seale of Jersey, merchants.

Lieutenant: Peter Porchard.

Gunner: Hugh Grandin.

Boatswain: James Cary.

Carpenter: Philip de la Plane.

Cook: Clement Lenpiere.

Armament: 4 guns.

Folio:

Date: 1710 September 21

Reference: HCA 26/13/136 Description:

Commander: Robert Fitzhugh.

Ship: Elizabeth Galley.

Burden: 12 tons.

Crew: 18.

Owners: Thomas Pepon, John Coombs and Edward Browne of Jersey.

Lieutenant: John du Heaume.

Gunner: John Collas.

Boatswain: Francis Fillnich.

Carpenter: Nicholas le Tuem.

Cook: Richard Martin.

Armament: 18 small arms.

Folio: 141.

Date: 1708 December 9 Held by: The National Archives, Kew

Reference: HCA 26/13/61 Description:

Commander: Richard Pepon.

Ship: Prince Eugene Galley.

Burden: 90 tons.

Crew: 70.

Owners: Lawrence Martin and Peter Priaux of Guernsey, merchants.

Home port: Guernsey.

Lieutenant: John Martin.

Gunner: William le Mesurier.

Boatswain: John Rowland.

Carpenter: John Beddon.

Cook: Thomas Williams.

Armament: 12 guns.

Folio: 64

Date: 1708 April 22 Held by: The National Archives, Kew

Reference: HCA 26/13/178 Description:

Commander: Peter Chead.

Ship: Seaman’s Adventure.

Burden: 10 tons.

Crew: 20.

Owners: Philip Falle, Francis Coutreau and Peter Martin of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: John Brock.

Gunner: Richard la Place.

Boatswain: Francis Robinson.

Carpenter: Thomas Jenkins.

Cook: Abraham Reynolds.

Armament: 2 guns.

Folio: 183.

Date: 1709 February 19

Reference: HCA 26/13/141 Description:

Commander: Joseph Chubb.

Ship: Prince Eugene Galley.

Burden: 60 tons.

Crew: 60.

Owners: John Sausmares, Francis Martin, Peter de la Place and Joseph la Falle of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: Joshua Peters.

Gunner: James Frazer.

Boatswain: Richard Davison.

Carpenter: Andres la Rocque.

Cook: Nicholas Rogers.

Armament: 10 guns.

Folio: 146.

Date: 1708 December 13

Reference: HCA 26/13/178 Description:

Commander: Peter Chead.

Ship: Seaman’s Adventure.

Burden: 10 tons.

Crew: 20.

Owners: Philip Falle, Francis Coutreau and Peter Martin of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: John Brock.

Gunner: Richard la Place.

Boatswain: Francis Robinson.

Carpenter: Thomas Jenkins.

Cook: Abraham Reynolds.

Armament: 2 guns.

Folio: 183.

Date: 1709 February 19 Held by: The National Archives, Kew

Reference: HCA 26/13/102 Description:

Commander: William Hawkins.

Ship: Union Sloop.

Burden: 15 tons.

Crew: 25.

Owners: John Lampriere, Peter Perchard, Elias le Merchant and John le Saumares of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: Peter Robinson.

Gunner: David Primrose.

Boatswain: Elisha Grandin.

Carpenter: Richard Martin

Cook: Robert Chaillon.

Armament: 2 guns.

Folio: 105

Date: 1708 September 18 Held by: The National Archives, Kew

Reference: HCA 26/15/140 Description:

Commander: Thomas Dubois.

Ship: Hope Privateer.

Burden: 8 tons.

Crew: 25.

Owners: Samuel Edwards, Peter Martin and John Stevens of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: John Delaune.

Gunner: William Bonamy.

Boatswain: Thomas Perchard.

Carpenter: Amicie Carey.

Cook: Matthew Mesurier.

Armament: 2 guns.

Folio: 144

Date: 1711 May 4 Held by: The National Archives, Kew

Reference: HCA 26/14/157 Description:

Commander: William Chaillon.

Ship: Conquereur.

Burden: 90 tons.

Crew: 80.

Owners: Lawrence Martin,Peter Dobree, Nicholas Dobree, John Dobree and Peter Carey of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: Jacob du Pré

Gunner: Clement St Croix.

Boatswain: Henry le Merchant.

Carpenter: Philip le Couleur.

Cook: Peter Alier.

Armament: 12 guns.

Folio: 159

Date: 1710 April 18

Reference: HCA 26/15/139 Description:

Commander: Robert Hodge.

Ship: Peterborow Galley.

Burden: 95 tons.

Crew: 25.

Owners: William Dobree of London, merchant, and John Dobree, Nicholas Martin, Lawrence Martin, Peter Carey and Samuel Bonamy of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: John Ham.

Gunner: Richard Levermore.

Boatswain: James King.

Carpenter: John Coriny.

Cook: Andrew Anderson.

Armament: 14 guns.

Folio: 143

Date: 1711 May 4

Reference: HCA 26/15/44 Description:

Commander: Oliver Mansel.

Ship: Churchill Galley.

Burden: 60 tons

Crew: 16.

Owners: George Mayo and Abraham Amarey of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: John Jones.

Gunner: Thomas Morrine.

Boatswain: Daniel James.

Carpenter: Joseph Martin.

Cook: George ?Price.

Armament: 8 guns.

Folio: 45

Date: 1710 September 30

Reference: HCA 26/13/141 Description:

Commander: Joseph Chubb.

Ship: Prince Eugene Galley.

Burden: 60 tons.

Crew: 60.

Owners: John Sausmares, Francis Martin, Peter de la Place and Joseph la Falle of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: Joshua Peters.

Gunner: James Frazer.

Boatswain: Richard Davison.

Carpenter: Andres la Rocque.

Cook: Nicholas Rogers.

Armament: 10 guns.

Folio: 146.

Date: 1708 December 13 Held by: The National Archives, Kew

Reference: HCA 26/13/178 Description:

Commander: Peter Chead.

Ship: Seaman’s Adventure.

Burden: 10 tons.

Crew: 20.

Owners: Philip Falle, Francis Coutreau and Peter Martin of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: John Brock.

Gunner: Richard la Place.

Boatswain: Francis Robinson.

Carpenter: Thomas Jenkins.

Cook: Abraham Reynolds.

Armament: 2 guns.

Folio: 183.

Date: 1709 February 19 Held by: The National Archives, Kew Legal status

Reference: HCA 26/13/102 Description:

Commander: William Hawkins.

Ship: Union Sloop.

Burden: 15 tons.

Crew: 25.

Owners: John Lampriere, Peter Perchard, Elias le Merchant and John le Saumares of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: Peter Robinson.

Gunner: David Primrose.

Boatswain: Elisha Grandin.

Carpenter: Richard Martin

Cook: Robert Chaillon.

Armament: 2 guns.

Folio: 105

Date: 1708 September 18 Held by: The National Archives, Kew

Reference: HCA 26/15/140 Description:

Commander: Thomas Dubois.

Ship: Hope Privateer.

Burden: 8 tons.

Crew: 25.

Owners: Samuel Edwards, Peter Martin and John Stevens of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: John Delaune.

Gunner: William Bonamy.

Boatswain: Thomas Perchard.

Carpenter: Amicie Carey.

Cook: Matthew Mesurier.

Armament: 2 guns.

Folio: 144

Date: 1711 May 4

Reference: HCA 26/13/166 Description:

Commander: Richard Robinson.

Ship: Hunter.

Burden: 40 tons.

Crew: 25.

Owners: Lawrence Martin, Peter Stephen, John Saumarez, Nicholas le Pelley and Thomas Robinson of Guernsey, merchants, and Richard Robinson.

Lieutenant: William Andre.

Gunner: John Reynolds.

Boatswain: Francis Piere.

Carpenter: William Thomas.

Cook: Peter Bonamy.

Armament: 8 guns.

Folio: 171.

Date: 1709 January 27

Reference: HCA 26/8/173 Description:

Commander: Abraham Blondell.

Ship: Minerva.

Burden: 150 tons.

Crew: 120.

Owners: Elisha Tupper, Peter Dobree and William Brock and Company of Guernsey, merchants.

Lieutenant: John Le Pellier.

Gunner: John Runwell.

Boatswain: Ralph Bonamy.

Carpenter: Thomas Parker.

Surgeon: William Martin.

Cook: Daniel Watkins.

Armament: 14 carriage and 10 swivel guns.

Folio: 174

Date: 1758 January 25

Reference: HCA 26/14/66 Description:

Commander: John Gruchy.

Ship: Victory.

Burden: 70 tons.

Crew: 60.

Owners: Thomas le Merchant and William le Mesurier of Guernsey, merchants

Lieutenant: John Thomas.

Gunner: Aaron Williams.

Boatswain: William Martin.

Carpenter: Richard Cock.

Cook: Samuel Miller.

Armament: 10 guns.

Folio: 67

Date: 1709 September 24

Reference: HCA 26/14/111 Description:

Commander: Daniel Thoumes.

Ship: Prosperity.

Burden: 40 tons

Crew: 45.

Owners: Thomas Dean of Guernsey

Lieutenant: Thomas Williams.

Gunner: Phillip Thomas.

Boatswain: Peter Foss.

Carpenter: Lawrence Martin.

Cook: William Hooper.

Armament: 8 guns.

Folio: 114

Note that the Tyger received a similar commission

Date: 1709 December 24

BRITISH FACTORY CHAPLAINCY, OPORTO, PORTO, PORTUGAL

Name     Sarah Partridge Martin

Gender     Female

Christening Date     09 Aug 1724

Christening Place     BRITISH FACTORY CHAPLAINCY,OPORTO,PORTO,PORTUGAL

Father’s Name   George Martin

Mother’s Name   Ellinor Partridge

Name John Martin
Spouse’s Name Mary Wells
Event Date 26 Nov 1750
Event Place British Factory Chaplaincy,Lisbon,Lisboa,Portugal
Name Peter Hopory Martin
Spouse’s Name Elizabeth Leaf
Event Date 08 Sep 1746
Event Place British Factory Chaplaincy,Lisbon,Lisboa,Portugal
Anthony Martyn

Portugal Baptisms, 1570-1910

christening:

27 January 1730

BRITISH FACTORY CHAPLAINCY, LISBON, LISBOA, PORTUGAL

father:

Anth. Martyn

mother:

Martha

Ann Martin

Portugal Baptisms, 1570-1910

christening:

13 August 1728

BRITISH FACTORY CHAPLAINCY, LISBON, LISBOA, PORTUGAL

father:

Jn. Martin

mother:

Jane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From S. R.
I found this inscription transcribed in an old transcription made of the gravestones in St. George’s Church cemetery, Lisbon, I don’t know if both names are inscribed on the same stone, but the record seemed to imply that:
“Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Joseph Martin
Many Years a Merchant in this City
A Member of the British Factory
He lived with a fair Character and in Much Esteem. and dying on the 6th of June, 1741
His remains are deposited beneath
This Stone
____________________________
Here lie the Remains of
Mr. Paul Martin
who departed this Life, 15th September 1758, Aged 51 years”
They are in the same plot, but there is no indication on the gravestone as to their relationship.

 

Name Anth. Martyn
Spouse’s Name Martha Houssaye
Event Date 30 Dec 1727
Event Place British Factory Chaplaincy,Lisbon,Lisboa,Portugal