William MARTYR

Male Aft 1772 - Bef 1772


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  • Name William MARTYR 
    Born Aft 30 Jan 1772  Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 19 Sep 1772  Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Sep 1772  St Alfege, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0873  Effingham
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 

    Father Richard MARTYR,   b. 29 Oct 1749, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Dec 1815, Park Row, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth WIGZELL,   b. Bef 28 Apr 1751, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1831, King Street, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1772  St Alfege, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ancestry.com
      London, England Marriages & Banns, 1754-1921:
      St Alfege, Greenwich, Kent
      Page 149, Entry No. 1421Martyr - Wigzell

      "Richard Martyr, Gent & Elizabeth Wigzell, Minor, both of the Parish of Greenwich in Kent were married by Licence in this Church this 30th day of January 1772, by me Edw. Edwards Officiating Minstr. This marriage was solemnized between:
      {Richd Martyr
      {Eliza Wigzellin the presence of
      Ann Martyr
      Catherine Wigzell"

      [However, there is another Elizabeth WIGZELL who was baptized at the same church as follows, but the marriage between Elizabeth WIGZELL and Richard MARTYR states that Elizabeth was a Minor and, therefore, under the age of 21 years. The Elizabeth WIGZELL below was baptized in 1748 and would, therefore, have NOT been a Minor in 1772 as she would be aged at least 24 years.]

      Ancestry.com
      London, England Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1538-1812
      St Alfege, Greenwich, Kent, 1748
      Page 250

      "November 1748 4 Elizabeth Daughtr of John and Catherine Wigzell"


      Below is the 'current' Elizabeth WIGZELL believed to be the wife of Richard MARTYR:

      Ancestry.com
      London, England Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1538-1812
      St Alfege, Greenwich, Kent, 1751
      Page 272

      "April 1751 28 Elizabeth Daughter of William and Mary Wigzell"

      So which Elizabeth married Richard MARTYR? The marriage entry gives the witnesses as Ann MARTYR, (Richard's younger sister) and Catherine WIGZELL who could be either: Elizabeth's WIGZELL's mother, or Catherine the younger sister bap. 07 Jul 1754 also at St Alfege, Greenwich. The fact that Elizabeth was a Minor when she married would mean aged just under 21 years (a Minor) for the Elizabeth b. 1751, or about 18 years (a Minor also) for the Elizabeth b. 1748.



      The IGI Individual Record for Richard MARTYR reads:
      Marriage: 30th January 1772 at Greenwich, Kent, England.
      Spouse: Elizabeth WIZZELL (sic).
      Batch No: 8530431, Sheet 84, Dates: Not given.
    Family ID F199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Register of Burials, St Alfege, Greenwich, Kent, England:

      "September 1772
      19 William Martyr, a Carpenter's Child"