James Martin[1, 2, 3]

Male - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name James Martin 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 21 Jun 1806  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    the Naval Lunatic Asylum, Hoxton 
    Occupation 1809  [5
    appointed as Affiliate Garrison Surgeon at Gibraltar 
    Misc 23 Oct 1812  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    presented a petition praying to be discharged from custody 
    Address:
    No. 6 Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn 
    Misc 2 Dec 1812  City of Westminster, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    was discharged from bankruptcy by the Court 
    Address:
    Guildhall 
    Residence Jul 1813  Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    King's Bench Prison 
    Award 23 Dec 1813  [7
    on a list of prisoners in the King's Bench prison in the County of Surrey 
    Occupation 29 Dec 1814  [8
    appointed as Hospital-Mate 
    Award 29 May 1817  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    was appointed as Assistant Surgeon in the 5th Regiment of Foot 
    Address:
    Whitehall 
    Award 6 Jan 1825  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    was appointed as Assistant-Surgeon for the 9th Regiment of Foot 
    Address:
    the War Office 
    Residence Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Northampton Square, Clerkenwell 
    _UID 3C7CE3DD18ED4804A3C8CBD3A1530102C9DC 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I12366  Treefive
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2015 

    Father Rev. Robert Martin,   b. 1730, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1796, Ballymoyer, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Fortescue,   d. 9 Sep 1765 
    Married Y  [11
    Family ID F4381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Thomas Martin,   b. 25 Mar 1804,   d. Yes, date unknown  (Age ~ 3 years)
     3. Selina Sarah Martin,   b. 1804,   d. Yes, date unknown  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. Robert Martin,   b. 29 Mar 1808, Gibraltar Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F4376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mara Elizabeth Korn,   b. Abt 1794,   d. Dec 1885, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1812  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11, 12
    Address:
    St Mary, Whitechapel 
    Children 
     1. James Martin,   b. 22 Mar 1814, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Thomas Martin,   b. 26 May 1816, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Charles Henry Martin,   b. 19 Apr 1818, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Lewisham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. George Kenneth Martin,   b. Abt 1822, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Alfred Brown Martin,   b. Abt 1830, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
    Family ID F4226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 



    • There is a record of a James Martin, born in Ireland abt 1758-1759, being in prison in Middlesex in 1792-1793. He was 5 ft 8 in tall with grey eyes, black hair and sallow complexion. This is unlikely to be the same James, as the prisoner was sentenced to transportation.

      James Martin, Surgeon, formerly of the ship Nimrod, was on the List of Lunatic Seamen and Marines, &c, of the Surgeon to the Institution at Hoxton. He was received into the asylum on 21 Jun 1807.

      James' first wife Jane has been included on flimsy evidence. She is recorded on the 1804 baptism entry of Thomas Martin, son of James and Jane. The baptism was at the Sion Chapel, Union St, London, the same place where James and Mara's' 4 sons Robert, James, Thomas and Charles Henry were baptised in 1818. There is also a burial for a Selina Martin in 1807 - she is presumed to be a child of James and Jane because of the name Selina Sarah - uncommon, and the name of James' sister.

      The burial transcriptions for the Greater London Burial Index and the England & Wales Non-conformist burials, both on findmypast.co.uk, both give Selina Sarah's burial date as 6 Oct 1804 and her age at death as 7 months. However, Greater London says she was born 1804 and Non-conformist says 1803. There is a similar one-year discrepancy in the Non-conformist record for Thomas Martin (died 1807), presumed to be Selina's brother. It seems likely that Thomas and Selina were both born abt Mar 1804 i.e. they were twins.

      In The London Gazette in 1813, James gave notice that on 23 Oct 1812 he had presented his petition to the Court of Relief for Insolvent Debtors at 6 Carey St, Lincoln's Inn, praying to be discharged from custody, and to have his future liberty against the persons named as his creditors on the schedule annexed to the petition. That Court had ordered that the matter be heard in the Court at the Guildhall of the City of Westminster on Thursday 2 Dec 1812 at 9am. That Court saw fit to dispense with James serving the creditors on the schedule, who were listed in the Gazette, the Times and the Traveller, 'of which my said creditors hereinbefore named are hereby required to take notice.'

      The creditors were:
      Thomas Hughes, Percival-street, Northampton-square, builder;
      William Shepherd, Eagle-street, Piccadilly, artist;
      Mr Tyler, Broad-street, St. Giles, broker;
      Matthew Wigham, High Holborn, apothecary;
      Robert Newbury, Gibraltar, merchant;
      Mt Joseph Parke, Gibraltar, merchant;
      John Miller, Bowe-street, Covent-garden, bookseller;
      Mr Barnard, Skinner-street, Snow-hill, printer;
      Thomas Parke, Cheapside, shawl-manufacturer;
      Donald Gibson, Gibraltar, merchant;
      Mr Holland, War Office;
      Mr Horzeizen, Foreign Office, surgeon;
      Mr Hardy, Gibraltar, jeweller;
      Proth and Santag, Gibraltar, taylors;
      Mrs Clarke, Gibraltar, upholsterer;
      Mr Batho, North-street, Red Lion-square, taylor;
      Mrs Laver, Orange-street, Red Lion-square, tin manufacturer;
      Mr Gathony, Lombard-street, watchmaker;
      Mr Webb, Holborn-hill, linen-draper;
      Messrs Brown & Co, Fleet-market, glassmen;
      Messrs Smith and Pace, Shoreditch, spirit-merchants;
      Mr Chalpont, Lower Smith-street, Southampton-square, butcher;
      Mr Selby, Upper Charles-street, Southampton-square, attorney;
      James Barclay, Esq. Kenton-street, Brunswick-square, Gentleman;
      Mr Poole, Little Queen-street, Holborn, shoemaker;
      Mr Williams, late of Eyre-street-hill, grocer;
      Mr Smith, Eyre-street-hill, grocer;
      Mr Starton, Newgate-street, cutler;
      Mr Mills, Old-street, blind manufacturer;
      Mr Warn, Lower Smith-street, Northampton-square, cheesemaker;
      Mr Eustace, Lower Smith-street, Northampton-square, baker;
      Beaumont and Wilson, Aldersgate-street, hatters;
      William Gould, late of Ashby-street, Northampton-square, victualler;
      William Martin, Old-street-road, smith;
      Elizabeth Browne, late of Holborn-hill, milliner.

      It seems that James was unable to afford the necessities of life, as most of the debt related to suppliers of everyday items of food and clothing and housing.

      'James Martin, formerly of Gibraltar, and late of Northampton-square, Clerkenwell, in the county of Middlesex, surgeon' was still on a list of prisoners in the King's Bench prison in the County of Surrey on pages 2555-2631 of The London Gazette of 23 Dec 1813.

      But James must have been released from prison, and was able to return to his vocation as a surgeon, working as Assistant Surgeon in the 1st West India Regiment and then the 5th Regiment of Foot, according to The London Gazette, London, England of 17 Jun 1817:
      '5th Regiment of Foot, Assistant-Surgeon James Martin, from the 1st West India Regiment, to be assistant-Surgeon, vice Heathcote, deceased. Dated May 29, 1817.'

      In 1825, still working as an Assistant Surgeon, he moved to the 9th Regiment of Foot. The London Gazette, 15 January 1825 advised:
      'Assistant-Surgeon John Johnston, from half-pay 9th Foot, to be Assistant Surgeon, vice James Martin, who exchanges. Dated 6th January 1825.'

  • Sources 
    1. [S4743] TRE Family Tree - Genealogy of the de Landre-Grogan family and related family names, 20 July 2015; Rev. Robert Martin and descendants.

    2. [S4067] TRE Family tree - Synnot family tree (owner preowned15) on ancestry.com accessed 22 Jul 2014, 10 Sep 2015.

    3. [S4919] TRE190 Family tree - Outline Descendant Tree of Rev Dr Robert Martin.

    4. [S4909] BAC405 Evidence of Select Committee into Madhouses, Select Committee, appointed for regulation of madhouses; 26 April 1816; page 65.

    5. [S4921] OCC409 Martin, James - hospital staff appointment, Hospital Staff appointments; 1809; page 439.

    6. [S4908] BAC404 James Martin- notice in The London Gazette, notice of petition for discharge from custody for debt; July 1813–December 1813; page 2232.

    7. [S4939] BOK The London Gazette, Official notices; 23 December 1813; Issue 16829, page 2666.

    8. [S4922] OCC587 Martin James - appointment as Hospital-Mate, Appointments as Hospital-Assistants to the Forces; 3 January 1815; Issue 16971, page 3.

    9. [S4939] BOK The London Gazette, Official notices; 29 May 1817; Issue 17260, page 1365.

    10. [S4939] BOK The London Gazette, Official notices; 15 January 1825; Issue 18099, page 83.

    11. [S4895] TRE189 Family tree - Martin family tree, Neville Marsh/Dennis Stapleton.

    12. [S4882] MAR Marriage Martin, James and Korn, Mara Elizabeth.