Thomas Richard MARTYR

Male 1778 - 1852  (73 years)


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  • Name Thomas Richard MARTYR 
    Born 1 Nov 1778  Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Abt Jan 1852  Family Vault - St Alfege's Church, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Jan 1852  2 Lloyds Place, Blackheath, Lewisham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1947  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

    Family Ann MCGUIRE,   b. Abt 1788, Waltham-upon-Thames, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1862, Ramsgate, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1809  St Alfege Church, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • London, England, Church of England Marriages & Banns, 1754-1921
      St Alphege Church, Greenwich, Kent, 1809, Page 8, Entry No 219.

      No 219 Thomas Martyr ......................of this Parish Bachelor &
      Ann McGuire Spinster of the same ............................................
      Married in this church by Licence ..............................................
      this fourth Day of February in the Year One Thousand eight Hundred
      and nine ......................................... By me J P George Curate

      This Marriage was solemnized between Us (Both Sign)

      In the Presence ofWilliam McGuire C Martyr Catherine Martyr
      Eliza Braithwaite Latham James Martyr
      (?) Martyr
    Children 
     1. Richard MARTYR,   b. Bef 10 Jan 1810, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Jan 1811, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 1 years)
     2. Richard Smirke MARTYR,   b. 16 May 1811, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1854, 9 Burney Street, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     3. Thomas William Lockyer MARTYR,   b. 25 Jan 1813, King Street, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1883, 215 Latrobe Street West, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. Charles John MARTYR,   b. 31 Jul 1814, King Street, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1846, Ship Persia, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     5. Anna Bicknell MARTYR,   b. 19 Jun 1816, King Street, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1884, 53 New Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Elizabeth Mary Bicknell MARTYR,   b. 31 Jul 1818, Croom's Hill, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1907, Croydon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     7. Jane Charlotte MARTYR,   b. 18 May 1820, Croom's Hill, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1883, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     8. Joseph MARTYR,   b. 1 Jul 1822, Croom's Hill, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1867, Barwon Bank, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     9. James Smith MARTYR,   b. 8 Mar 1824, Croom's Hill, King George Street, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1912, Croydon, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     10. Emma MARTYR,   b. 6 Nov 1825, Croom's Hill, King George Street, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Catherine MARTYR,   b. 29 May 1828, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1885, Willoughby, Rugby, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ancestry.com
      London, England, Baptisms, Marriages & Burials, 1538-1812
      St Alfege, Greenwich, Kent:
      Page 498

      " Baptd. Nov 1778
      25 Thomas Son of Richard Martyr, a Joiner, & Elizabeth Born Nov .."



      Guildhall Library: Records of Sun Fire Office [MS 11936/476]
      Reference Code: SUN
      Records of Sun Fire Office
      Creation dates: 1706 - 1996
      Creator(s):
      Sun Fire Office, 1710-1891
      Exchange House Fire Office, 1708-1710
      Sun Insurance Office Ltd, 1891-1959
      Sun Alliance Group, 1959-1996
      Royal and Sun Alliance, 1996-



      The Times, London
      Issue No: 9042, Saturday, October 16, 1813
      Page12, Col 1:

      ANNUAL COMMORATION of the VICTORY
      of TRAFALGAR. – The ANNUAL DINNER will be at
      the Green-Man, on Blackheath, on Thursday, Oct 21, 1813.
      President. – The Right Hon. Lord Viscount SYDNEY
      STEWARDS
      Henry Abbott, Esq.William Rowe, Esq.David Hunter, Esq.
      John Dyer, Esq.Lieut.-Colonel Cole-Tho. Martyr, Esq.
      Lieut.-Col. Lorraine brookeG.C. Raperti, Esq.
      Tickets to be had of the Stewards, and at the Bar of the Green-
      Man. Dinner on Table at 5 o’clock precisely. Tickets, 1L. 1s.



      Held at: Guildhall Library:
      Scope and Content:
      The collection consists of administrative and constitutional records, minutes of the committees overseeing business, policy registers, records of business transacted with overseas agents and some records of fire brigades.

      Reference: MS 11936/476/933593
      Creation dates: 3 September 1817
      Insured: Thomas MARTYR, King Street, Greenwich, Kent, builder.
      933593. £5
      4th November 1818 - £6.5.00
      Dy £9.7.6
      On a House only/The United Service Club House/the Corner of Waterloo Place
      in Charles Street, St James's - Unfinished, Brick - Five Thousand Pounds -£5,000
      C BOULTON, C S LEFEVER, W MOFFAT

      Memorandum: £10,000 are insured on the within mentioned property in the following offices, Viz £5,000 in the Westminster and £5,000 in the hans in hand allowed on the usual conditions.


      In charge of the repairs/decorations to Buckingham Palace and fitted out Westminster Abbey for the Coronations of King George IV and William IV.



      London Gazette, Issue 18352
      13 April 1827, Page 8 of 24 [Page848]

      Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership lately sub-
      isting between Elizabeth Martyr, Thomas Martyr, and
      George Martyr, of Greenwich, in the County of Kent, and
      also of London, as Timber-Merchants, Builders, and Carpen-
      ters, ceased and determined on the 31st day of December 1825;
      and that the said business continues from that period to be
      carried on by the said Thomas Martyr and George Martyr,
      under, the firm of Thomas Martyr and George Martyr, at
      Greenwich and London aforesaid. Dated 10th April 1827.
      Elizabeth Martyr.
      Thos. Martyr.
      George Martyr.


      The Times, London
      Issue No 13,726, Friday, October 17, 1828
      Page 3, Col 4:

      COURTS OF KING’S BENCH, Guildhall, Oct 16.
      (Adjourned Sittings in London after Trinity Term, before
      Lord TENTERDEN, and Common Juries.)
      HARRISON and ANOTHER v. HARRIS.
      This was an action to recover the 12th part of a sum of
      1,713L. Under the following circumstances. In February 1812,
      The then proprietors of Covent-garden Theatre, Messrs. Tho-
      mas Harris, J.P. Kemble, George White, John and Ann
      Martindale, and Henry Harris, executed a bond to Messrs.
      Richard and Thomas Martyr, timber merchants, for securing
      The payment of 5,100L, the amount of their demand on the pro-
      prietors for the work done in the rebuilding of the present theatre.
      On this bond Messrs. Martyr sued the present plaintiff, who
      Are the executors of Mr. George White, one of the late pro-
      prietors, and obtained a judgement, against them for 1,713L,
      Which the plaintiffs were obliged to discharge, and they now
      Sought to recover a twelfth part of the sum from the defen-
      dant, Mr. Harris, being the amount of the proportionable
      Share as one of the proprietors of the theatre.
      The formal proofs having been gone into, Sir JAMES
      SCARLETT, for the defendant, put in a deed, dated in March,
      1812, between the parties, proprietors of the theatre, named in
      The bond, from which it appeared that the defendant cove-
      nanted to reimburse a twelfth part of all sums which might
      Be recovered against any of the other proprietors on account of
      their joint engagements.
      Lord TENTERDEN said, he was of the opinion that the pre-
      sent action being in assumpait could not be maintained. He
      would, however, allow the question to be mooted elsewhere.
      A nonsuit was then entered, with liberty to move the Court
      Above to set it aside, and enter a verdict for the plaintiffs.



      Google Books.co.uk
      Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench, During 1828, Volume 2, Pages 246 - 250 inc. [Original Court Case 1824/25]
      Court of the King's Bench, James Manning, Archer Ryland

      Donne v Martyr

      Regarding works in the City of London as a carpenter and builder carrying on extensive business with his younger brother George MARTYR and their mother Mrs Elizabeth MARTYR of Greenwich principal yards at Greenwich but, for convenience, yards in the City, one at Cotton Garden, one at The Treasury Counting House and workshop in Lothbury in the ward of Coleman Street London being the ground floor of Founders Hall, which premises thay have occupied and previously to them the defendant's father for the last 30 years or thereabouts ....


      London Gazette, Issue 20071
      Published on the 15 February 1842, Page 8 of 32

      NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership lately
      subsisting between Thomas Martyr and George
      Martyr, of Greenwich, in the county of Kent, Copartners,
      Carpenters, and Builders, ceased, on the 1st day of January
      1841, by efflux of time.—Witness our hands this 10th day
      of February 1842.
      Thos. Martyr. George Martyr.



      The 1851 Population Census of England shows Thomas MARTYR, aged 72 years, an Architect (retired), born Greenwich, Kent residing at 7 Wellington Crescent, Ramsgate, Kent together with his wife Ann MARTYR, aged 63 years, born Waltham-upon-Thames, Surrey and their children; Elizabeth M B MARTYR, aged 32 years, born Brighton, Sussex, Emma MARTYR, aged 24 years, born Greenwich, Kent, Catherine MARTYR, aged 22 years, born Greenwich, Kent and James MARTYR, aged 40 years, a Shipbuilder, born Surinam, East Indies (Adopted son).
      (HO107/1630, Folio 407, Page 6 or 8, Schedule No 30 - 7 Wellington Crescent, Ramsgate, Kent, England).



      General Register Office, Register of Deaths, Registration District of Lewisham, Kent, England, JFM 1852, Volume 1d, Page 427.

      Certificate of Death, Regsitration District of Lewisham, Death in the Sub-district of Lee, County of Kent, England, Entry # 175. On the 2nd January 1852 at 2 Lloyds Place, Blackheath, Lewisham, Thomas MARTYR, aged 73 years, a Gentleman. Cause of death: Decay of Nature - Certified. Informant: J S MARTYR, present at the death of the same address, on the 6th January 1852 to Registrar, John Thomas Robert BURROUGHS.



      Google Books:
      The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume XIII, New Series 168,
      January to June, Page 214
      1852]OBITUARY[Feb

      Jan. 2. Aged 73, Thomas Martyr, esq. of Greenwich.

      http://books.google.com.au/books?oe=UTF-8&id=F8ghAAAAMAAJ&q=Martyr#v=snippet&q=Martyr&f=false



      The National Archives: Documents Online:
      Image Details:
      Description: Will of Thomas MARTYR, Builder of Greenwich, Kent, England.
      Written Date: 2nd August 1834.
      Codicil Dated: 23rd October 1851.
      Date Proved: 26th August 1844.
      Catalogue Reference: PROB 11/1724.
      Department: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
      Series: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers.
      Piece: Volume Number 13: Quire Numbers: 601-650.
      Image contains: 1 will of many for the catalogue reference.
      Image Reference: 354/333.