John James MARTYR

Male 1819 - 1882  (62 years)


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  • Name John James MARTYR 
    Born 24 Dec 1819  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jan 1882  Bradley Street, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 26 Jan 1882  Goulburn, New South WEales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1971  Effingham
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 

    Father Charles MARTYR,   b. 6 Aug 1792, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1825, Chatham, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Mother Margaret Day MCLEAN,   b. 14 Sep 1789, Pictou, Shelborn, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1826, Royal Hill, Chatham, Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 3 May 1817  St Paul's Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Nova Scotia, Canada:
      Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics:

      Marriage Bond:

      Margaret McLean and Charles Martyr Esq,
      Marriage Bond 1817 in Halifax County, Registration Year 1817
      Book 1800, Page 3928, Entry No 22,

      PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA
      KNOW all MEN, by these Presents That we Charles Martyr of Halifax Esq & James W Nutting of same place Attorney at Law

      are held and firmly bound to His Excellency Lieutenant-General the Right Honorable GEORGE Earl of Dalhousie, Knight Grand Cross and Most Honorable Military Order of the Bath, Lieutenant-Governor and Commander in Chief in and over His Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia and its Dependencies, Etc Etc Etc. in the sum of One Hundred Pounds, lawful Money of Great Britain, to be paid to the said GEORGE Earl of Dalhousie or his certain Attorney, Executors, Administrators or Assigns, for the whole and every part thereof, and the Heirs, Executors and Administrators of us, and each of us firmly by these Presents, sealed with our seals, dated the 2nd day of May in the 57 Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventeen.

      The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if hereafter there shall appear and Lawful Let or Impediment, by reason of Consanguinity, Affinity, or any other lawful means whatever, but that the said Charles Martyr Batch. & Margaret McLean Spins. may lawfully solemnize Marriage together, and in the same afterwards to remain and continue for Man and Wife, according to the Law in that behalf provided; and if the same Marriage shall openly solemnized according to the Form of the Book of Common Prayer now established, and if the above bounden Charles Martyr &
      J W Nutting do save harmless the said GEORGE Earl of Dalhousie, and other Officers whatsoever by reason of the Premises, then this Obligation to be void, else to remain in full Force and Virtue.

      Signed, Sealed and Delivered
      in the presence ofChas Martyr
      [All sign]
      Thos H JamesW M Nutting

      No 22
    Family ID F039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helena GREEN,   b. 10 Feb 1818, Ingateson, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1899, Mount St Margarets, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 23 May 1842  Singleton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages:

      MARRIAGES:

      Registration Number:V1842649 123/1842
      Groom's Name:MARTYR
      Groom's Given Name(s):JOHN J
      Bride's Last Name at Time of Marriage:GOODRICH
      Bride's Given Name(s):HELENA
      District:PADDINGTON

      Source:
      http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au



      IGI Individual Record for John James MARTYR reads:
      Birth: 24th December 1819 at Nova Scotia, Canada. (This contradicts the IGI record for him in England which is the correct entry).
      Death: 26th January 1882 at Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia.
      Burial: Jan 1882 at Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia.
      Marriage: 23rd May 1842 at Singleton, New South Wales, Australia.
      Spouse: Helena GREEN.

      Sources: Available on CD-ROM Disc #92 Pin #633607.
      Submitter: Jennifer MCCARTHY, 28 Bulgonia Road, Brightwaters, New South Wales, 2264, Australia. Submission Search: 2767186-0708104191248.
    Children 
     1. Charles Parry MARTYR,   b. 27 Jan 1845, West Maitland, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1893, Clermont, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. William George MARTYR,   b. 12 Dec 1846, Northumberland, Sydney, New Souith Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1847, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Nora MARTYR,   b. 27 May 1848, Bungonia, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1899, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. James MARTYR,   b. 10 May 1851, Bungonia, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1852, Mullengullengong, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. James William MARTYR,   b. 25 Jan 1857, Bungonia, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1884, Belalie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     6. Henry Thaddeus MARTYR,   b. 23 Mar 1860, Bungonia, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1895, Parkhurst, Westwood, North Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F067  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ancestry.com:
      London, England, Births & Baptisms 1813-1906
      Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of Greenwich [St Alphege]in the County of Kent in the Year 1820:
      Page 205, Entry No 1639:

      " 1820 Jany 24th John James son of Charles & Margaret Martyr [of] King St Gentln [by] Rd Dallin born 24th Decr last"


      The IGI Individual Record for John James MARTYR reads:
      Birth: 24th December 1819.
      Christening: 24th January 1820 at St Alfege, Greenwich, Kent, England.
      Parents: Charles and Margaret MARTYR.
      Batch No: C006323, Dates:1820-1827.


      IGI Individual Record for John James MARTYR reads:
      Birth: 24th December 1819 at Nova Scotia, Canada.
      Death: 26th January 1882 at Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia.
      Burial: Jan 1882 at Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia.
      Marriage: 23rd May 1842 at Singleton, New South Wales, Australia.
      Spouse: Helena GREEN.


      Sources: Available on CD-ROM Disc #92 Pin #633607.
      Submitter: Jennifer MCCARTHY, 28 Bulgonia Road, Brightwaters, New South Wales, 2264, Australia. Submission Search: 2767186-0708104191248.


      Moved to Australia in 1840:
      Source: Alan Charles BOLTON's Pedigree Chart "Martyr's from 1736 to 1990"


      National Library of Australia
      The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824-1848)
      Friday 14 June 1844, Page 3.

      DEPARTMENT.
      Thursday, June 13.ó Before the Chief Commissioner. APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATES. The following certificates were granted, on the usual affidavits being filed, conformably to the Act, viz : ó Samuel Owens, John Fitzpatrick, Henry Hall, Henry Flett, James Newlands, John James Martyr, Frederick Stennett, Mary Lukeman, Edward Kennedy, Chidley John Crofton, Henry Moore, (teacher,) Henry Moore, (merchant,) Hercules Watt, Robert Rogers, Robert Lorn Pattison.

      http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/37118704?



      Australian National Archives
      The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)
      Tuesday 16 March 1847, Page 3

      PARRAMATTA.
      EXPLORATORY EXPEDITION.
      THE expedition for the purpose of following
      down the Victoria River, with a view of discovering its embouchure, from the point at which Sir Thomas Mitchell returned, reached Parramatta from Sydney, in the course of Saturday, and camped in the Government Domain, and would, as was intended, have started yesterday (Monday) but from the untoward occurrence of the Sydney Police having at an early hour of the morning taken in charge one of the men attached to it, named Douglas, on a charge of being somewhat implicated in the late forgeries on the Commercial Bank. Only eight individuals, including Mr. Kennedy, the officer in charge ; Mr. J. J. Martyr, assistant- surveyor; and Mr. Wall, the naturalist, are engaged in this expedition, and of which number Mr. Kennedy and two of the men were with the Surveyor-General on his late travels. The equipment consists of two drays, three tents, and twenty horses. It is not purposed, so the writer was informed, that any cattle for food should accompany the expedition, but that the explorers should rely for animal nutriment on their guns and fishing nets, and a plentiful supply of flour, tea, sugar, and tobacco, sufficient to last the period the party will be out, which is calculated at fourteen months, being procured from the last station beyond the boundaries of location. The route purposed to be taken by the expedition, is the Great Northern Road, and across the Wollombi, by the mountain passes to Liverpool Plains, and which it is opined will be for many months to come the most serious portion of the journey, as, when once fairly on the route for the Victoria, the road for about a thousand miles, to the point where Sir Thomas turned, is said to be one along which a carriage might with perfect security be driven.
      [The man referred to as having been brought to Sydney, was discharged, he not being the party described.]

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      Australian National Archives
      Empire (Sydney, NSW: 1850 - 1875)
      Tuesday 10 June 1851, Page 3

      EXPLORING.-
      Ophir diggings. On Monday evening, another party, consisting of Mr. J. J. Martyr, the surveyor, Mr. Lockhart, and Mr. Gwynne, left town for the Gullen ranges, near Richlands, with the intention of examining that line of hills which form the dividing range of the colony. Great expectations are entertained of the success of these expeditions.

      http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/60035555?



      Australian National Archives
      Empire (Sydney, NSW: 1850 - 1875)
      Tuesday 2 September 1851, Page 3

      GOLD.
      (From the Goulburn Herald, August 30.)
      Mr. J. J. Martyr, the surveyor, who returned to town yesterday from a visit to the Shoalhaven Gullies, informs us that Wallis's party have been getting an ounce of gold a day since they set in working on the bar, mentioned in one of our late issues. The party consists of six, but only four have lately been able to work, the other two being laid up. Mr. Duguid and a party of twelve arrived at the Gullies from Sydney before Mr. Martyr left; they intended to set into work. The gold found consists of coarse grain, and some adhering to quartz. The river was fast rising, but the diggings being far above high-water mark, no inconvenience was felt.
      By a private letter from Braidwood, it appears that gold has been found in abundance within twenty miles of that township. The writer does not mention the exact locality, but from our knowledge of him we are led to place implicit confidence in his statement. He says, " We have got gold about twenty miles from Braidwood, it was first found on Friday week (the letter is dated the 25th). I know of a person who got fifteen shillings worth last Monday with a tin dish: the diggers can average from 10s. to 15s. a day. At present there are about 50 persons at the diggings.
      The gold that I have seen is fine dust. I have seen half an ounce that was procured on Saturday by a party of three, in six hours. You can depend upon this as being the truth."

      http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/60123101?



      Australian National Archives
      The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser
      (NSW : 1843-1893) Wednesday 31 December 1851, Page 4

      THE BRAIDWOOD DIGGINGS.
      (From the Empire. )
      BELL'S CREEK, BRAIDWOOD, 21ST DEC, 1851. - Since my last communication, fresh diggings have been opened on the flat at the middle part of this creek, near the boundary of Dr. Bell's purchased land. As to the success of the diggers generally, I have to report favourably. The lower part of the creek is, in a great measure deserted, on account of the banks having been worked out, and the flooded state of the bed precluding operations for the present. Between the junction and Bell's boundary line are located some hundreds of persons. All appear to be doing well. Now lan's party got 16 ounces on Friday, and 20 ounces yesterday. They have gone to a depth of 25 feet, and are compelled to use a pump. Another party at the junction got 32 ounces one day last week, and have had great, though not such great success since. The flat I have spoken of as the new diggings is limited in extent, and has not as yet had a fair trial. One company took out 17 ounces in one day, but they have had hard work and plenty of water. At Point Perseverance, the lowermost point of the flat, a party, consisting of Messrs. Poison, Hillyard, Carson, Clowry, and Short, opened a claim on Thursday last, and on Friday got down to the auriferous stratum. After rocking the cradle for two hours and a half, they procured between six and seven ounces of gold. The vein, as it is called, appears to be exceedingly rich. Mr. Poison took up a handful from near the top and found the earth actually yellow with the precious metal. I was over at Major's Creek on Sunday last. There is not much doing there, as many of the holes have been flooded by the recent rains, and the owners intending to return to their respective homes at Christmas, do not consider it worth while to bail out the water till they return. Mr. J. J. Martyr, in conjunction with Mr. Wallis, has purchased a number of valuable claims during the past week: I understand the purchase money came to £450. At both diggings matters are going on very orderly, and although there is a considerable police force on the ground their interference is rarely required. I would mention before I close this rambling letter that many persons are in the habit of forwarding gold by private hand instead of by the government escort. I am aware of several consider able remittances being made in this way.

      http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/676119?




      Australian National Archives
      Bellís Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845-1860)
      Saturday 23 February 1856, Page 2

      CRICKET - THE GOULBURN CRICKET CLUB.
      A meeting of gentlemen interested in the formation of a cricket club, bearing the above designation, was held on Tuesday evening last, at Mr Gillard's, Horse and Jockey Inn. There were nearly a dozen persons present, all of whom have enrolled their names as members, and from the acknowledged skill of several of the gentlemen present, as cricketers, we confidently hope and expect that this club will yet rival any other in the colony. Arrangements were entered into for providing the necessary furniture, such as bats, balls, wickets, &c. It was also unanimously carried that the secretary, Mr. J. J. Martyr, make application to the local authorities for the use of a part of the Government Reserve as a cricket ground, to which request we sincerely hope the authorities will accede, not only on account of the manly and athletic game which it will tend to promote, but also as a public resort for recreation, a most desirable object, as we believe no other town in New South Wales stands more in need of such a place of recreation. After the appointment of officers, a vote of thanks was passed to Mr D. S. Miles for his able and efficient conduct in the chair, and the meeting adjourned until next Monday evening, when it is presumed the day will be definitely fixed for the first meeting to come off on the ground. We wish the Goulburn cricketers every success.

      http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/59761535?



      Australian National Archives
      Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940)
      Thursday 24 March 1938, Page 17

      GOULBURN'S ROLL OF MAYORS
      Following is a complete list of the names of aldermen who have annually occupied the Mayoral Chair since the incorporation of the Municipality of Goulburn: C. H. Walsh-1859. Jas. McGovern-1860. P. Dignam-1861-2. Wm. Davies-1863, 1868, 1876-7-8-9, 1883-4. F. Horn-1869, 1870-1, 1874. Thomas Gale-1863. J. T. Gannon-1872, 1873. H. Clegg-1875. Arthur. M. Hunt-1876. E. J. Ball-1880. Jas. Clifford-1881. Z. Hawkins-1882. E. Gillespie-1885. J. W. Wombey-1886. F. Tait-1887, 1888. H. S. Gannon-1888-1889. R. T. Ball-1890-91. E. Howard-1892-93. H. O'Brien-1894, 1895, 1896. J. J. Richardson-1896-97. P. McShane-1898. J. Knowlman-1899-1900. J. J. Roberts-1901. A. C. Barrett-1902. Wm. Wilkie-1903. W. R. Costley-1904-1905.
      H. A. Beegling---1906, 1907. R. Holloway-1908, 1909. E. Ashley-1910-11. J. Turner-1912-13. A. M. Betts-1914-15. W. Woods-1916-17. E. Rogers-1918, 1921. L . Holloway-1921-23. J. W. Middlebrook-1924-26. A. Goodhow-1927-.28. A. J. Wheatley-1929-30. C. W. Furner-1931-32. T. P. Manion-1933-36. F. D. Davies-1937-38.
      TOWN CLERKS
      Following is a list of the Town Clerks:
      William Dignam (August, 1859).
      J. T. Gannon.
      J. J. Martyr.
      Theophilus Kirke.
      George Lane.
      George Richards.
      John Jessop.
      Podmore.
      J. B. Salmon.
      E. Forsythe.
      H. Cotterell.
      H. C. Cox.
      R. J. McLean (January 1, 1910).

      http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/99638879?


      National Library of Australia
      The Sydnery Morning Herald (NSW: 1842-1954)
      Friday 4 September 1846, page 2

      DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE
      INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS

      Release of a Trustee
      Special meetings were held in the following
      estates for the purposes of enabling James Solo-
      mon, of Maitland, trustee of the said estates, to
      resign his trust, namely: John James Martyr,
      Henry Brook Wray, George Lloyd, John
      Hawkes, Valentine Turner, and James Cox.
      The ususl affadavits having been filed, and no
      opposition tendered, the release applied for was
      franted in terms of the application.

      http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12899266



      Australian National Archives
      Bellís Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845-1860)
      Saturday 23 February 1856, Page 2

      CRICKET - THE GOULBURN CRICKET CLUB.
      A meeting of gentlemen interested in the formation of a cricket club, bearing the above designation, was held on Tuesday evening last, at Mr Gillard's, Horse and Jockey Inn. There were nearly a dozen persons present, all of whom have enrolled their names as members, and from the acknowledged skill of several of the gentlemen present, as cricketers, we confidently hope and expect that this club will yet rival any other in the colony. Arrangements were entered into for providing the necessary furniture, such as bats, balls, wickets, &c. It was also unanimously carried that the secretary, Mr. J. J. Martyr, make application to the local authorities for the use of a part of the Government Reserve as a cricket ground, to which request we sincerely hope the authorities will accede, not only on account of the manly and athletic game which it will tend to promote, but also as a public resort for recreation, a most desirable object, as we believe no other town in New South Wales stands more in need of such a place of recreation. After the appointment of officers, a vote of thanks was passed to Mr D. S. Miles for his able and efficient conduct in the chair, and the meeting adjourned until next Monday evening, when it is presumed the day will be definitely fixed for the first meeting to come of on the ground. We wish the Goulburn cricketers every succcss.

      http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/59761535?




      New South Wales, Australia, Historical Electoral Rolls, 1842-1864

      Name:John James MARTYR
      Year Range:1863-1864
      District:Cumberland



      New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages:
      DEATHS:

      Registration Number:5388/1882
      Last Name:MARTYR
      Given Name(s):JOHN J
      Father's Given Name)s):CHARLES
      Mother's Given Name(s):MARGARET
      District:GOULBURN

      Source:
      http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au



      Australian National Archives
      Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940)
      Saturday 28 January 1882, Page 2

      Family Notices
      DEATHS.

      AT his residence Bradley-street, on Thursday, 26th instant, MR. JOHN JAMES MARTYR, in his 63 year.

      http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/98421140?



      Australian Cemeteries:
      Goulburn Old General Cemetery
      G-N

      ID:625
      Surname:MARTYR
      First Name:John James
      Plot:CE138
      Notes:26th January 1882, 62 years

      Source:http://www.australiancemeteries.com/nsw/golburn/goulburnold.htm