SECTION 4

JOHN BLACKWELL MARTIN (1) (1830 - 1914) and ELIZABETH GOODWIN (18?? - Abt 1911).

""John Blackwell Martin was born on the 22 May 1830 at Falcut, Brackley. He commenced his working career by following his fathers calling ( a husbandman ). At an early age he married; his wife - whose maiden name was Elizabeth Goodwin, she hailed from the neighbourhood of Newbury in Berkshire. They were married at the Parish Church, Wappenham, Northants.

When about 27 years of age, being fairly well educated, he joined the Northamptonshire Police Force, in which he served for about 30 years in different parts of the County with credit to the Force as well as himself. During the last 12 years of his service he was stationed at Higham Ferrers, where in addition to his police duties he acted as Inspector of Weights and Measures.

 John Blackwell Martin in later years

On retirement from the police force, with pension, he accepted the post of Sanitary Inspector of that Borough and held it for some years. Subsequently he resigned this post to take up a superior one, at the nearby town of Rushden, which he held for a further lengthy period. He had a large family of both sons and daughters. Two sons Fred, and Amos, died in their infancy. Those who grew into manhood and womanhood respectively were William: Naomi: Emma: John Blackwell: Alfred: Laura, and Horace each of whom married and added to posterity""

The above taken from the notebook written by William Martin (1851 - 1937)

He died on the 12 October 1914, aged 84. His wife pre-deceased him by about two and a half years. They both were interred in Higham Ferrers cemetery. There were 10 children actually, William, Naomi, Emma, Frederick, John Blackwell, Alfred Henry, Charlotte, Amos Herbert, Laura Anne and Frederick Horace.

In the 1860/70' he was a Police Constable based in Brixworth where some of his children were born and baptised in the axon Church.

John Blackwell Martin & Family lived in the house behind the trees -
 Northampton Road, Brixworth in 1871
photo taken in 2010
 

John Blackwell Martin and Elizabeth

 

 

The photo shows Laura, John Blackwell Martin, Naomi, John Blackwell (Jun), Elizabeth and William.

1851 census at Faulcutt, Ag Lab, aged 21, born Falcuut with wife Elizabeth, aged 21, born Cullum, Bucks. and son William, aged 1 month, born Chipping Warden. They were living with John's parents, William & Hannah.

1861 census at Deanshanger, Passenham - 56 Little Green, gives John B Martin as Police Constable, aged 30,Elizabeth as Police Constables wife, aged 32, and son, William, aged 10, Naomi, aged 8, born Falcott, Emma, aged 5, born Helmdon, and Frederick, aged 3, born Helmdon.

1871 census has John B Martin, Sergeant of Police, Elizabeth as Dressmaker, son William, aged 20, Post Bag Carrier, son John B, aged 9, Scholar, Alfred H, aged 6, Scholar, Amos, aged 3, and Laura, aged 10 months. Alfred, Amos & Laura being born at Brixworth.

1881 census at 44 High Street, Higham Ferrers, John B Martin, aged 50, born at Haulcott (error should be Faulcott) with Wife Elizabeth, aged 51, and sons Frederick H, John B, Alfred & daughter Laura. FHL film 1341377 Pro ref RG11 piece 1569 Folio 50 page 9

1891 census- Higham Ferrers - High Street, John B Martin, aged 60, a Surveyor of Highways, with wife Elizabeth, aged 61, son Alfred, aged 26, a Clicker, Laura A, aged 20, a Dressmaker, son Fred, aged 19, a Clicker, and also Amy B Tack, grand-daughter, aged 3, born Burton on Trent.

1901 Census - Higham Ferrers, High Street, John B Martin, head, aged 70, Police Pensioner, born Northants Falcott, wife Elizabeth, aged 72, born Berks Cuttane (Cullum), Laura A ,daughter, aged 30, Dress Maker, on own account working from home, born Brixworth Northants,

1911 Census

MARTIN, JOHN BLACKWELL HEAD MARRIED M 80 POLICE PENSIONER NORTHAMPTON FALCOTT
MARTIN, ELIZABETH WIFE MARRIED 60 YRS F 82 NORTHAMPTON BODDINGTON SR

Passenham W Deanshanger Baptism - 3 November 1861 - John Backwell Martin, son of John Blackwell Martin (Deanshanger Police Constable) and Elizabeth Martin.

Wappenham Baptism - 5 June 1830 John Blackwell Martin, son of William Martin and Hannah Martin of Falcutt. Marriage 16 October 1850 - John Martin, 20, Labourer of Falcutt, (Father William Franklin?) to Elizabeth Goodwin, 22, of Brackley, father deceased.

PROBATE

MARTIN John Blackwell of Higham Ferrers Northamptonshire died 12 October 1914 Probate London 26 October to Francis Joseph Simpson solicitor and John Burt shoehand. Effects 406 6s

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