Family History


I would love to hear from you about this. Please contact me on martis1@hotmail.co.uk JOSEPH MARTIN Born: 1793 Darlaston Father: Joseph Martin Mother: Elizabeth Taylor Baptised; 23/4/1793 St Lawrence, Darlaston Married: 1818 Stepney St Dunstan Died: 9/2/1868 37 Charlotte Court, Whitechapel Spouse: Sarah Johnson. (see note 3) Born: 1796 St Giles, Middlesex Died: Children: Thomas Martin b abt 1821 Middlesex Sarah Martin b abt 1823 Deptford Joseph James Haynes Martin b 1826 Middlesex Mary Ann Martin b 1831 Elizabeth Sarah Ann b 1833 Lambeth Emma Maria Martin b 1837 Lambeth Caroline Martin b 1839 Stepney 1815: Thomas Martin baptised 26/3/1815 St Mary Lewisham from Armoury Mills, son of Joseph and Sarah. Occupation: gun barrel maker 1817: Working Royal manufactory, Lewisham 1818: Gun barrel forger, Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield 1823: Baptism of son Thomas, St Martin in the Fields. Living 3 Blue Cross (possibly yard). Occupation: gunlock maker 1826 : Baptism of Mary Ann Harriet. Palace Street, Lambeth. Occupation: gunsmith 1833 Baptism of Elizabeth Sarah Ann. Palace St, Lambeth. Occupation: gunsmith 1836: baptism of Joseph Haynes Martin. Blue Cross Street. Occupation: gunmaker 1841 census: Living Walburgh Street, St Georges in the East. Thomas with them. Maty, Elizabeth and Emma at a different house in Walburgh Street, with John Keen aged 60 a clerk his wife and possibly several other children, but the writing is very faint. Occupation: gunsmith 1851 census: Living Gt Prescot Street, St Mary, Whitechapel. Occupation: gunmaker . Also living with him and Sarah were son Joseph , listed as James, gunnmaker and daughters Sarah, Mary Ann, Elizabeth and Emma. The women were all slop workers. This was sewing probably done at home, very long hours and very poorly paid. 1861 census: living 37 Charlotte Court. Occupation: gunmaker 1868: Cause of death asthma. Death notified 11/1/1868 by Sarah Martin who made her mark. Occupation given as gunmaker and address 37 Charlotte Court 1871census: Sarah living with widowed daughter Emma Willis 16 York St, Tower Hamlets, Mile End. Both she and Emma were tailors. 1873: possible Sarah’s death Mile End district 1873 Sept q, (1a or 1c 39) Sarah a possible descendent of John Johnson gunmaker who had a James Haynes apprenticed to him in 1696. James Haynes married Rebecca Cornish St Dunstan’s Stepney 28/8/1705 and also 1711. James Haynes was made free of the Gunmakers livery company in 1703 and produced a ‘proof piece’ in 1705. He is recorded as a gunmaker in Wapping and was contractor to HM Board of Ordnance 1706-16.