Descendants of John Martin


11. Oscar Martin

ADDRESS: (1881): Staying next door with Ellen Spong at 160 High Street, Mount Hill House, Rochester
(1891): Hollicoudane (?), South Eastern College, Ramsgate (Boarding School)
(1923): 32 Addison Road, Bedford Park
(1927, Decima's christening entry): 48 Clive Road, Rochester
(1956): Died at 20 Love Lane, Rochester

BIRTH: (FreeBMD): Vol 2A Page 486 Jul-Sep 1876, Medway District

MARRIAGE: (1837online): Jan-Mar 1923 Vol 3A Page 331. 12 March 1923, Brentford Register Office. Looks like E S Lewin as witness?

OCCUPATION: (1923): Independent means
(1927): Dad recalls he had an injured arm. Daughter's birth record states that he was an Army pensioner.
(1956, death certificate): Retired Telephonist.
(1974): Clara's death certificate states he was a Sapper - Royal Engineers.

DEATH: (1837): Oct - Dec 1956 Vol 5B Page 270, Chatham District. Died in St Bart's Hospital Rochester. Multiple problems including fractures of right arm and leg. Misadventure recorded. No record of daughter or wife on certificate.

Clara Fairman

MARRIAGE: Widowed. Married as Clara Allen.
(1923): 39 Eyot Gardens, Hammersmith

ADDRESS: (1948-71): 20 Love Lane, Rochester.
(1974): 103 Park Avenue, Orpington, Kent

BIRTH: (FreeBMD): Oct-Dec 1889 Vol2A Page 627 Malling

DEATH: Died in Orpington. Informant was son-in-law Henry William Codling of 103 Park Avenue, Orpington BR6 9EG

13. Edmund Larkin Martin

ADDRESS: (1881): Living with parents
(1901): Lodging at 39 Hanover Road, Plumstead, Kent
(1910, marrige certificate): 8 Hanover Road, Plumstead, Kent

BIRTH: (Ancestry): Jul-Sep Vol 2A Page 501, Medway District

MARRIAGE: (Ancestry): Apr-Jun 1910 Vol 1D Page 1637 Ent 21 - Woolwich, London

OCCUPATION: (1901): Clerk Royal Arsenal
(1910): Clerk

DEATH: (Ancestry): Jan-Mar 1941 Vol2A Page 2478 Medway District

Lily Elizabeth Haydon

ADDRESS: (1910, marriage certificate):, 8 Hanover Road, Plumstead, Kent

19. Minnie Gerrard

ADDRESS: (1881): Living with parents
(1891): Living with parents
(1901): Living with father
(1902): 2 Westbourne Terrace North, Paddington

OCCUPATION: (1901): Upholstress

MARRIAGE: (FreeBMD): Sep 1901 Vol 1a Page 190, Paddington District

BIOGRAPHY: Alive in 1949

DEATH: 1958 Vol 5G P90 Croydon area (78). Informant was daughter N Buque of 77 Selsdon Park Road, Croydon.

BIRTH: (Ancestry): Jan-Mar 1880 Vol 3A Page 276 Edmonton District

Walter George Lacey

ADDRESS: (1891): Living with mother
(1901): 85 Westbourne Park Villas, Paddington (Living with the Gerrards)
(1902): 2 Westbourne Terrace North

OCCUPATION: (1891): Salesman's assistant
(1901): Upholsterer
(1902): Upholsterer

DEATH: Searched deaths 1950-70

30. Walter George Lacey

DEATH: (Ancestry): Jan-Mar 1964, Vol 5A Page 796 Barnet District

BIRTH: (FreeBMD): Vol 1A Page 5 Apr-June 1902, Paddington District

MARRIAGE: Checked 1925-38
Edmonton Vol 3A P1201 Apr-Jun 1928, Amy Milbrow?

22. William John Martin

OCCUPATION: (1901) Cabinet Maker & Upholsterer
(1905): Upholsterer
Death certificate states retired Marine Chandler

ADDRESS: (1891): Living with parents
(1901): Living with parents
(1905, marriage certificate): 31 South Eastern Road, Frindsbury
(1909): 43 Beulah Road, Tunbridge Wells
(1955/6): Lived at Old Roley, Wiles Road, Chatham
1 The Bayle, Folkestone, Kent

MARRIAGE: (1837online): Jan-Mar 1905 Vol 2a Page 777, Medway District

BIOGRAPHY: Frank & Bill ran a (new) tool shop opposite their shop. Dad remembers that he lived in a flat above which was apparently managed by a Mr Chitticks who played the euphonium in the Salvation Army. Two girls helped in the shop - Dora Holmes, who lived in Cuxton Road, and Vera Lorriman from Luton. Bill had an affair with Clara Parrish who ran a cafe next door or nearby. They had a child called Thelma Parrish b 1918, Rochester district.Thelma lived in Folkestone, 1969.

DEATH: (1837online): Apr - Jun 1962 Vol 5B Page 88, Bridge District (nr Canterbury). Died in St Augustine's Hospital.

BIRTH: (FreeBMD): Apr-Jun 1884, Vol 2A Page 493 - Gravesend District

Florence Annie Burnip

Born abroard, possibly Spain. Spanish Mother.
BIRTH: (FreeBMD): Vol 2a Page 280, Medway District (probably Rochester)
(1837online): Jan - Mar 1886 Vol2A Page 690, Medway District

BIOGRAPHY: Illegitimate child John Gibbs born around 1930/1 after marriage broke up. He moved to Australia, married and became a long distance truck driver. Did not keep in touch.

ADDRESS: (1891): Living with Aunt & Uncle (Arthur & Ruth Tranah) 5 South Eastern Road, Frindsbury, Rochester. Her mother Annie died in 1888.
(1901): Living with Aunt at 29 South Eastern Road, Frindsbury, Rochester. Arthur presumably away at sea as he was a mariner.
(1905): 29 South Eastern Road

OCCUPATION: (1901): Dressmaker apprentice. Ran hat shop in Folkestone.

BIRTH: (Tony Parrish): "Probably the illegitimate child of some dignitary from Rainham. Thought to have been abroad and to a Spansih mother. Some of her childhood or teens were spent in surroundings of considerable opulance".

Clara Alice Harriet Parrish

ADDRESS: (1918): 361 High Street, Rochester (Chemist).

23. Bernard Martin

OCCUPATION: (1901) Engineer's Clerk.
Lived in Coventry and worked for Alfred Herbert. Worked in New York.

ADDRESS: (1891): Living with parents
(1901): Living with parents

BIOGRAPHY: Went to Mathmatical School in Rochester and was apprenticed at Aveling and Porter. Worked for Buck and Hickman in London, and later for Alfred Herbert (Coventry) as an engineer. He went to New York to open an office but broke his contract to come back because of marriage/partner problems. Later went back to Alfred Herbert 1934/5 in the Small Tools dept. Brian thinks he married Cis Terry.
Had daughter Ruby, born early 1900 by a partner called Marie??. Apparently they did not marry??. Latterly had another partner called Margaret with a Solihull connection and lived in Nuneaton/Coventry area.
After 1930s lived at Atherstone, Nr Nuneaton. Brian & Ruby (Young)stayed with Bernard in Earlsdon for a few days when they moved from Folkestone to Coventry in November 1936.

BIRTH: (FreeBMD): Jan-Mar 1886 Vol 2A Page 589, Medway District. 5 Upper Clarence Place, Rochester. 16 Feb 1886

MARRIAGE: Had an affair with Margaret. Laterly had a partner called Cis Terry (friend of Louie).

DEATH: Died in Nuneaton. Eunice remembers that he was the only white man living solitary life in a modest house.

Margaret xxxx

BIOGRAPHY: Francis or Cicely

35. Ruby Martin

DEATH: Died early of cancer

ADDRESS: St John's Wood connection?

BIOGRAPHY: Had a deformed hip.

24. Frank Everden Martin

ADDRESS: (1891): Living with parents
(1901): Born at 5 Boley Hill, Rochester (this is incorrect!)
When married lived at 10 Horsley Road, Rochester. Moved to 15 Borstal Road, Rochester which was later renamed 71 St Margaret's Street (next to plot of land). The family lived at The Manor, Borstal during the War, then had the bungalow built on the plot of land which became 69 St Margaret's Street, Rochester. Moved in on 20th July 1951.

OCCUPATION: On leaving school, trained as a cabinet maker at Maples, Tottenham Court Road. Worked as a journeyman for Short Brothers (Engineering firm) during First World War. Later ran shop with brother W J Martin: "Martins" 12-19 High Street, Chatham. Sold tools & ironmongery. Sold up in 1947.

Bessie Mabel Wicker

ADDRESS: (1891): Living with parents
(1901): Living with parents

25. Leonard Stanley Martin

BIRTH: FreeBMD: Vol 2a Page 566, Medway District

ADDRESS: (1891): Living with parents
(1901): Living with parents
(1916): 25 Ford Street, Coventry (Eunice's birth certificate)

MARRIAGE: (1837online): Jan - Mar 1915 Vol 2a Page1047, Strood District

BURIAL: Buried in Hawkinge Cemetery. Plot JJ255

OCCUPATION: (1916): Clerk at machine tool works (Coventry)
(1942): Death certificate states Labourer for Engineering Company.

DEATH: (1942): 54 Canterbury Road, Folkestone.

Florence Colliver Rowe

BURIAL: Buried in Hawkinge Cemetery. Plot JJ255

38. Eunice May Martin

BIRTH: (1837online): Searched 1916-1926 with one hit. Apr-Jun1916 Vol 6D Page 1450, Coventry District

ADDRESS: (2005): Abbeyfield House (Resedential Home), 75 Cheriton Road, Folkestone CT20 1DG (01303 220599)

OCCUPATION: Worked in Nursing service and travelled the world.

BIOGRAPHY: Dedicated and knowledgable Christian

BURIAL: Ashes buried in Hawkinge Cemetery. Plot JJ255

39. Arthur Colliver Stanley Martin

DEATH: Died a few months old

27. Ruby Annie Martin

ADDRESS: (1919, Marriage certificate): 11 Northgate, Rochester
(1901): Living with parents

MARRIAGE: (1837online): Jan-Mar 1919 Vol2A Page 1481, Medway District

BIRTH: (FreeBMD): Jul-Sep 1893 Vol 2A Page 585, Medway District

BIOGRAPHY: Rather delicate and had a serious illness as a child (Rheumatic fever?). She and Len were very close as children and Len had looked after them though she was younger than Len.
She worked for Cousins, Regent Street, WWI. Louie was already working there as a dressmaker.

Eric Victor Young

OCCUPATION: (1919, Marriage certificate): Manager

ADDRESS: (1919, Marriage certificate): 1 St Clements Lane, Rochester

BIOGRAPHY: Signed up to Royal Army Service Corps in WWI (medically classified as CB), in Supplies Dept. in London in the Longacre area.
Joined Halfords (probably just after the war), but left in 1934. He had been apprenticed to a cycle-making firm.
1935-6 had a business in Folkestone with Louie. The business failed in 1936, so he Ruby, Brian, Louie and Bill Drury all moved to Coventry, because there was work (and Bernard lived there). Brian worked for Alfred Herbert for a time in 1938. Also worked in Birmingham and moved in with Louie & Bill Drury who had moved to Selly Oak.

MARRIAGE: Married Winnie Fox afetr death of Ruby. Stayed in Coventry.

BIRTH: Helen reckons Strood