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Gordon MARTIN created this family history site which is dedicated to the MARTIN ancestors who originally settled in Frome, Somerset, England in 1815. My longstanding website is http://prussianmartinfamilyhistory.webs.com

 

Charles William MARTIN born Magdeburg, Prussia served on the British Navy's ship Achille at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. Said to be '... a man of colour boorn in upper germany ...'  The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) programme Black and British: A Forgotten History (Part 2) commemorated the black sailors who fought at Nelson's side.  

 

Our paternal ancestry is said to be Native American according to Y-DNA testing whereas photographic (unable to share here due to Broadmoor copyright) and written evidence c1870 suggests we are '... i expect of african descent...' Member of Family Tree DNA's Y-DNA, MARTIN, Q-M242 Y-DNA and American Indian Projects.

 

Acknowledgement: Berkshire Record Office, Reading who are custodians of the Broadmoor Asylum records and the source of quotations made to Charles William MARTIN (above) and for providing a copy of the photograph of his son Charles Alfred MARTIN (1824-1913).

  

Please only add MARTIN-related information, images, etc, of family members no longer with us. 

 

Direct and indirect associated surnames include: ALDRIDGE, ARNOLD, ASH, ASHLEY (England then USA), BADDER, BALL, BARDWELL, BARNETT, BARNHAM, BEACH, BERGENHAM (Canada from Sweden), BERRY, BIGGS, BOND, BURGE, BURTON, BUTLER, BUTTON, CANDY, CLARE, COLES, COULTER (USA), CRISP, DANIELSON (USA), DAVEY (USA), DAVIS, DAY, EATWELL, EGG (USA), ENGLEFIELD, EVEMY, FELBER (USA), FLATTERY, FLUGEL (USA), GOUGH, GROSMAN (USA), HAGGIN (USA), HARDING, HARKNESS (USA), HAYWARD, HEAL, HEALEY, HERMAN (Poland to England to Canada), JACKSON, JARVIS, JOHNSTON, KEMP, LAKE, LAYER (USA), LONG, LOXLEY, MALE, MARLBOROUGH, MAY, NEADING (USA), NIXSON, PETHICK, POOK, POOLE, POPE, PRETORIUS, RAYNER (England to New Zealand), READ, RICHENS, ROBINSON, SCHROEDER (USA), SCHULTZ (USA), SCUDAMORE, SEAL, SEPHTON, SHARKEY/SHERKEY, SHIVES (USA), SKINNER, SMALL, SMITH, STOCKER, SUTTON, THORNE, VICKERY, WANGONMAKER (USA), WATSON, WATTS, WILLIAMS, WITTKOPP (USA).  

 

We have MARTIN-related descendants living in Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. 

 

My maternal ancestry, which includes 2 links to our MARTIN family, is at https://www.myheritage.com/site-298095651/crispgordonfryarnorman-family

 

If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me or email direct at prussianmartin@btinternet.com


Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 222 names in our family site.

 

The site was last updated on July 21 2017, and it currently has 1 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.    

 

 

 

 


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July 19, 2017
Gordon MARTIN said: Article submitted to The 1801 Club for their Kedge Anchor magazine.
July 10, 2017
Gordon MARTIN said: Visited The National Archive, Kew. London on 8th July to view ship musters
June 16, 2017
Gordon MARTIN said: Family Tree DNA tell me I'm now Q-YP1109; was Q-YP910.
June 13, 2017
Gordon MARTIN tagged Ethel Kate Mary ENGLEFIELD (born MARTIN) in 1 photos
 
Gordon MARTIN tagged Ethel Florence DAVIS (born MARTIN) in 1 photos
 
Gordon MARTIN tagged Bertha Amy SEAL (born MARTIN) in 1 photos
 
Gordon MARTIN added 3 photos to album Family photos
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June 05, 2017
Gordon MARTIN said: Welcome to my newly-introduced ASHLEY cousins on Messenger from across the pond
May 29, 2017
Gordon MARTIN added source FreeReg to family tree MARTIN Family Tree Website Version
May 11, 2017
Gordon MARTIN added source FamilySearch to family tree MARTIN Family Tree Website Version
May 04, 2017
Gordon MARTIN updated the details of Ethel Florence DAVIS (born MARTIN) and Thomas Arthur William DAVIS in family tree MARTIN Family Tree Website Version
Gordon MARTIN said: Earlier Priscilla CANDY baptised and buried in 1788
Apr 25, 2017
Gordon MARTIN commented on the photo May_Lavinia_SCUDAMORE_border_crossing_from_Canada_to_US_1928:
 Did Lavinia cross the border into Washington State to see MARTIN-related family? 
Gordon MARTIN tagged Lavinia May BERGENHAM (born SCUDAMORE) in 2 photos
 
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Apr 24, 2017
Gordon MARTIN commented on the photo Lavinia_SCUDAMORE_nee_MARTIN_and_daughter_Frome_1906:
 Taken Frome, Somerset in 1906. Includes other MARTIN females believed to be Mary and Ethel. Photo courtesy of Kirstin/Patricia in Canada. 
Gordon MARTIN tagged Lavinia May BERGENHAM (born SCUDAMORE) in 2 photos
 
Gordon MARTIN tagged Lavinia SCUDAMORE (born MARTIN) in 1 photos
 
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Apr 23, 2017
Gordon MARTIN added Lawrence BERGENHAM , Lavinia May BERGENHAM (born SCUDAMORE) and James SCUDAMORE to family tree: MARTIN Family Tree Website Version
Gordon MARTIN updated the details of Lawrence BERGENHAM , Lavinia May BERGENHAM (born SCUDAMORE) , James SCUDAMORE , Thomas John SCUDAMORE and 1 other people in family tree MARTIN Family Tree Website Version
 
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