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
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