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The entries for people & families with the surname Martin are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Mr Martin [17??-1???]
Ann Martin [19??-]
Bernard Martin [1920-1943]
Daniel Martin [1???-1844]
Rev E. J. Martin [18??-19??]
Frank Martin [1896-1917]
Frank William Martin [1916-1943]
Dr Frederick William Martin [1859-19??]
George Martin [1891-1918]
George Martin [1899-1918]
Henry Martin [1801-1858]
Henry Martin [1873-1951]
James Lawrence Martin [1894-1917]
James Malley Martin [1898-1918]
John Martin [1862-19??]
John Henry Martin [1885-1918]
John Pearson Martin [1864-19??]
Joseph Martin [18??-1915]
Moses Martin [1856-19??]
Steve Martin [19??-]
T. H. Martin [18??-1???]
Thomas Martin [16??-17??]
Thomas H. Martin [1859-1914]
Wilfred Martin [1???-194?]
Wilfred Martin [1898-1916]
William Martin [1875-19??]
William Martin [1913-1944] 


Martin, Mr
[17??-1???] Teacher of French, Italian and Spanish.

Recorded on 3rd August 1781, when he taught privately and also at Miss Mellin's Academy and Rev Hudson's Academy

Martin, Ann
[19??-] She was Councillor for Brighouse / Mayor of Calderdale [2013-2014].

Martin, Bernard
[1920-1943] Son of Ellen & Ulick Martin of King Cross, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Leading Cook (S)  with the Royal Navy aboard the frigate HMS Itchen.

He died 23rd September 1943 (aged 23)  when his ship was torpedoed by German Submarine U-666, and sank in the Atlantic with the loss of all but one of her crew.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 83 1]

Martin, Daniel
[1???-1844] An Irishman living in Halifax.

On 7th December 1844, his brother-in-law James Tansey was imprisoned for the manslaughter of Martin.

On 23rd September 1844, Tansey had been having dinner with his wife and children. Martin rushed in and there was a scuffle in which Martin had struck his sister, Tansey's wife, and Tansey.

Tansey had a knife, and cut Martin below the ear, causing blood to flow

like a water tap

Martin was taken to Halifax Infirmary, where he died the following morning. Tansey was imprisoned for 6 months with hard labour

Martin, Rev E. J.
[18??-19??] He was curate-in-charge of St Mary's Church, Savile Town, Dewsbury before becoming accepting the living of St John the Divine, Rastrick

Martin, Frank
[1896-1917] Son of Henry Martin.

Born in Northowram [28th April 1896].

He was a member of Coley Sunday School / a mill hand (worsted spinning) [1911] / an overlooker with Joseph Wood & Sons, Hipperholme.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [3rd May 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], and on Coley War Memorial.

His brother James Lawrence also died in the War

Martin, Frank William
[1916-1943] Son of Edna & Jack Martin.

Born in Leicester.

In [Q1] 1942, he married Vera Goodall in Halifax.

They lived at 34 Beechwood Drive, Illingworth.

During World War II, he served as a Sapper with the 754th Army Field Company Royal Engineers.

He died of wounds in Sicily [13th August 1943] (aged 27).

He was buried at Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy [Grave Ref I E 37].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Martin, Dr Frederick William
[1859-19??] Born in Liverpool.

He was Medical officer of Health for Brighouse [1911].

Around 1882, he married Jannett Fanny [1856-19??].


Jannett Fanny was born at sea
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

The family lived at 11 Wellholme, Brighouse [1911].

Their grandson James Malley Martin was killed in World War I

Martin, George
[1891-1918] Born in Totley, Sheffield.

Both his parents were dead by 1911.

In 1911, he and his siblings

  • Florence [b 1895]
  • James [b 1887]
  • Bernard [?] Joseph [b 1897]

were living with their stepfather George Clarke [b 1869] at Lower East Lee, Eastwood, Todmorden.

He was a bell ringer at St Paul's Church, Cross Stone / a signalman at Stansfield Hall for the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action in France / Flanders [11th October 1918].

He was buried at Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis, France [Grave Ref II A 10].

He is remembered on Todmorden War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Paul's Church, Cross Stone

Martin, George
[1899-1918] Son of William Martin.

Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a member of Old Town Wesleyan Sunday School, Wadsworth / a school part-time cotton doffer [1911] / a twister at Lee Mill, Heptonstall.

During World War I, he enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), but was discharged because he was under-age (16 years-old). He rejoined the West Yorkshire Regiment, and was transferred and served as a Lance Corporal with the 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He was a drill instructor at Ashford, Kent.

He went to France where he was hospitalised with wounds to his right arm.

He died a few days later [31st March 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at Étaples Military Cemetery, France [Grave Ref XXXIII B 12A].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, on Wadsworth War Memorial, on the Memorial at Old Town Methodist Chapel, Wadsworth, and on the Memorial at Acre Mill, Old Town

Martin, Henry
[1801-1858] Of Upper George Yard, Halifax.

Born in Bordesley, Warwickshire [8th July 1801].

Publisher of the the Halifax Free Press, the Halifax Reformer, the Halifax & Huddersfield Express, and the Halifax Express.

By 1841 – reportedly due to ill-feeling – he had ceased to be proprietor / editor of the Halifax Express.

He published a volume of Sonnets & Miscellaneous Poems [1830].

He published letters sent by Joshua Horner during his travels in Europe [1840, 1841]. After leaving the Halifax Express, he decided to publish the extracts himself – these are currently held by the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

He married Maria.


Maria was born in Shoreditch, London
 


There is a marriage between Henry Martin & Maria Townsend at St Mary's Church, Lambeth [10th January 1827]
 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • 7 Bedford Terrace, Halifax [1841, 1851]
  • 6 Bedford Terrace, Halifax [1861-1919]

Harriet Hudson was their housekeeper from at least 1851.

Henry died of dysentery shortly after visiting his brother in London [29th September 1858] (aged 57).

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £450.

The will was proved by his widow Maria.

Maria died 15th April 1881 (aged 89).

Probate records show that she left a personal estate valued at under £2,000.

The will was proved by Joseph Brearley (Halifax chemist & druggist).

Harriet Hudson continue to live at Bedford Terrace after Maria's death.

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 816] with Harriet Hudson

Martin, Henry
[1873-1951] Known as Harry.

Son of James Martin, tailor.

Born in Lincoln.

He was a labourer [1893] / a warehouseman of Gardener Square, Hipperholme [1893] / a warehouseman in brass works [1901] / a mason's labourer [1911].

On 23rd September 1893, he married Nellie Sherwood [1869-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.


Nellie, of Gardener Square, Hipperholme, was born in Wokingham, the daughter of Albert Edward Sherwood, labourer.

She had an illegitimate son: Alfred Edward Sherwood [1889-1978] born in Hipperholme, who was a stone flag maker [1911]

 

Children:

  1. James Lawrence
  2. Frank
  3. Tom [b 1901]
  4. Harold [b 1907]
  5. Robert / Bob [1910-1985]
  6. Willie [1912-1975]

The family lived at

  • 4 Bird Holme, Northowram [1901]
  • Towngate, Hipperholme [1911]
  • 16 West End, Hipperholme [1917]

Sons James Lawrence & Frank died in World War I

Martin, James Lawrence
[1894-1917] Son of Henry Martin.

Born in Northowram [2nd August 1894].

He was a member of Coley Church & choir & taught at the Sunday School / a mill hand (worsted spinning) [1911] / a textile overlooker with Joseph Wood & Sons Limited at Hipperholme.

During World War I, enlisted in Brighouse [4th September 1914] with the Corps of Dragoons of the Line, 2nd Dragoons Guards (Scots Greys), and was held in reserve until he was transferred to the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders [6th July 1915].

He went to France [28th July 1915].

He sustained slight gunshot wound to the head [20th August 1915].

He was promoted to Lance Corporal [3rd March 1916] and Corporal [22nd July 1916].

He was killed in action in France [11th April 1917].

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 8 & 9], on Coley War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Baptist, Coley.

His brother Frank also died in the War

Martin, James Malley
[1898-1918] MC.

Known as Cyril.

His parents lived in Liverpool; his grandparents – Mrs & Dr Frederick William Martin – lived in Brighouse.

He was a regular soldier with the 5th Battalion Dragoon Guards, when World War I broke out.

He was with the BEF at Mons.

He was awarded the Military Cross [February 1917] for


a daring reconnaissance in daylight under heavy rifle and shell fire. He obtained information which had much to do with the success of the operation
 

He sustained shrapnel wound to the knee at Cambrai [1918] and treated at hospital in Fazackerly, Liverpool. He was transferred and served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Air Force.

He was killed on a bombing raid when he crashed over British lines [29th October 1918] (aged 20).

Martin, John
[1862-19??] Born in Salford, Lancashire.

He was a boiler maker [1905] / a boiler rivetter [1911].

Around 1886, he married Richardi [1866-19??].


Richardi was born in Hull
 

Children:

  1. John Henry
  2. Ethel [b 1889] who was a doffer in a woollen mill [1901], a twister in a worsted mill [1911]
  3. Albert [b 1888] who was a piecer in a cotton mill [1901], a sailor aboard HMS Petrel (?) [1911]
  4. Lawrence [b 1891] who was a labourer [1911]
  5. Eva [b 1893]
  6. Nelly [b 1895] who was a reeler [1911]
  7. Lily [b 1897] who was a spinner [1911]
  8. Violet [b 1899] who was a half-timer [1911]
  9. Ada [b 1901]
  10. Ernest [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • 19 Crossley Terrace, Hampden Place, Halifax [1911]

Martin, John Henry
[1885-1918] Son of John Martin.

Born in Bridlington.

He was a member of Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel, Halifax & Boys' Brigade / a doffer in a worsted mill [1901] / a labourer 19 Ormby Terrace, Halifax [1905] / a buffer at a brass foundry [1911] / employed by Edward Foster & Son Limited / a reservist.

On 15th November 1905, he married Clara Smith [1887-19??] at St Thomas's Church, Claremount.


Clara, of 8 Flint Street, Halifax, was the daughter of Samuel Crowther Smith, stone mason
 

Children:

  1. child
  2. child

During World War I, he was called-up [August 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He fought at Mons and was gassed and wounded 5 times.

He went to India [January 1917].

He sustained serious leg wounds in France.

He died in India after 3 operations for the leg wounds [6th November 1918].

He was (possibly) buried at Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, Pakistan

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Rhodes Street Wesleyan Chapel

Martin, John Pearson
[1864-19??] Schoolmaster in Halifax [1896]

Born in Cockermouth.

In 1891, he married Jane Harrison Temple in Cockermouth.

Children:

  1. Daisy Elaine [b 1896] who was baptised at St Jude's Church, Savile Park [23rd November 1896]

Martin, Joseph
[18??-1915] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 18th April 1915.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20], in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, on Patmos War Memorial, and on the Roll of Honour of Patmos Congregational Church

Martin, Moses
[1856-19??] Son of Thomas Martin [1821-1???], labourer and deer housekeeper of Woodham Mortimer, Essex.

Born in Rochford, Essex.

He was a labourer in Essex [1871] / a machine labourer [1891] / an engine driver (agricultural & locomotive) in Warnford, Hampshire, England [1901] / landlord of the Black Bull, Clifton [1915, 1917].

In [Q1] 1883, he married Betsy Cole [1860-1914] in Rochford, Essex.


Betsy was born in Great Munden, Hertfordshire, the daughter of Susan & William Cole
 

Children:

  1. Harry Sidney [b 1888]
  2. Harold M [b 1890]
  3. Constance [b 1892]
  4. Cecil Arthur [b 1895]
  5. Fred
  6. Hilda [b 1900]

Betsy was head of the household [1911]

Martin, Steve
[19??-] He was Mayor of Todmorden [1997-1998]

Martin, T. H.
[18??-1???] Around 1875, he established a millinery business at Central Millinery Rooms, Central Street, Halifax

Martin, Thomas
[16??-17??] Assistant to Joseph Holroyd. During Holroyd's absence, whilst he was travelling on the continent, Martin carried on the business in Halifax.

See The Letter Books of Joseph Holroyd & Sam Hill

Martin, Thomas H.
[1859-1914] Known as Tom.

Jeweller in Halifax.

He lived at 3 Brunswick Street, Halifax.

He died March 1914 (aged 55).

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [23rd March 1914]

Martin, Wilfred
[1???-194?] Of Todmorden.

During World War II, he served with the Royal Armoured Corps.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Martin, Wilfred
[1898-1916] Son of Moses Martin of the Black Bull, Clifton.

He was an apprentice with Fowler's, engineers of Leeds.

During World War I, he enlisted under age [January 1915], and served as a Guardsman with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.

He was killed in action on the Somme [15th September 1916] (aged 18).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 7D], on Clifton War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint John's Church, Clifton, and in the book Clifton War Memorial

Martin, William
[1875-19??] Born in Huntingdon.

He was a farm bailiffe [1911].

Around 1897, he married Mary Jane [1878-19??].


Mary Jane was born in Wigton, Cumberland
 

Children:

  1. John William [b 1898] who was a cotton doffer (cotton spinning) [1911]
  2. George
  3. James Andrew [b 1902]
  4. Agnes May [b 1903]
  5. Sam [b 1906]
  6. Ethel [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • Old Laithe Farm, Wadsworth [1911]
  • 3 Club Houses, Old Town, Hebden Bridge [1917]

Martin, William
[1913-1944] Son of Edith Emma & Albert William Martin.

He married Winifred Annie.

They lived in Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 29th August 1944 (aged 31).

He was buried at Montecchio War Cemetery, Italy [Grave Ref II J 10]

 

Martin surname
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Martin, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Martin:


Marriages 1792, 1907, 1936
 



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