SECTION 3

WILLIAM MARTIN (1) (1794 - 1873) and HANNAH BLACKWELL.

""William Martin, (referred to for clarity as William 1) was the only son of James Martin and was born in Water Stratford, Buckinghamshire but was brought up under the care of his step-father, Hughes, after his father disappeared whilst he was at an early age. This was in the small borough town of Brackley. His biography is necessarily brief, owing to the absence of documentary evidence, and to his reticence of his life, after boyhood.

It is thought, however, that he had "been to sea", as he was wont to use naval expletives in conversation, and was, in popular parlance a "handyman". By the time he married - about 35 years of age - he had become an expert husbandman. His wife was about his own age, named Hannah Blackwell, living at a tiny hamlet called Falcut (now no more) in the vicinity of Brackley, where they lived and ended their days at a good old age. They had an only child, a son, born in 1830, and gave him the baptismal names of John Blackwell." He died in Helmdon.

1841 census transcription details for: Falcutt, Wappenham, Astwell & Falcutt

National Archive Reference:
RG number: HO107 Piece: 804 Book/Folio: 21/4 Page: 10
Reg. District: Brackley Sub District: Sulgrave
Parish: Wappenham Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District: City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Falcutt, Wappenham, Astwell & Falcutt
County: Northamptonshire

MARTIN, William M 48 1793 Northamptonshire
MARTIN, Hannah F 41 1800 Northamptonshire
MARTIN, John M 11 1830 Northamptonshire

1841 census Falcutt William Martin, aged 48, Ag Lab, born Northants.

Hannah Martin, aged 48, born Northants.
John Martin, aged 11

1851 census transcription details for: Falcutt, Astwell & Falcutt
National Archive Reference:
RG number: HO107 Piece: 1735 Folio: 321 Page: 13
Reg. District: Brackley Sub District: Sulgrave
Parish: Astwell & Falcutt Enum. District: 3 & 15&16
Ecclesiastical District: City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Falcutt, Astwell & Falcutt
County: Northamptonshire

MARTIN, William Head Married M 58 1793 Ag Lab Water Stratford Buckinghamshire
MARTIN, Hannah Wife Married F 54 1797 Falcutt Northamptonshire
MARTIN, John Son Married M 27 1824 Ag Lab Falcutt Northamptonshire
MARTIN, Elizabeth Wife Married F 21 1830 Cullon (Cullum) Berkshire
MARTIN, William Son Unmarried M 0 (1 MOS) 1851 Chipping Warden Northamptonshire

1861 census transcription details for: Astwell Park, Astwell With Falcutt
National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG09 Piece: 923 Folio: 8 Page: 10
Reg. District: Brackley Sub District: 2 Sulgrave
Parish: Astwell with Falcutt Enum. District: 1
Ecclesiastical District: City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Astwell Park, Astwell With Falcutt
County: Northamptonshire

MARTIN, William Head Married M 68 1793 Shepherd Shalstone Buckinghamshire
MARTIN, Hannah Wife Married F 64 1797 Lace Maker Falcutt Northamptonshire

The 1861 census gives him as a shepherd, aged 68 and Hannah, aged 64 as a Lacemaker.

1871 census transcription details for: Stocking's Farm, Helmdon

National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG10 Piece: 1469 Folio: 84 Page: 13
Reg. District: Brackley Sub District: Sulgrave
Parish: Helmdon Enum. District: 7
Ecclesiastical District: City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Stocking's Farm, Helmdon
County: Northamptonshire

MARTIN, William Head M 78 1793 Buckinghamshire

1871 Census

MARTIN, William Head M 78, Widower b. 1793, Buckinghamshire, Ag Lab, born Shalstone

RG number:
RG10 Piece:
1469 Folio:
84 Page:13

Registration District:
Brackley Sub District:
Sulgrave EnumerationDistrict:
7 Ecclesiastical Parish:
Civil Parish:
Helmdon Municipal Borough:

Address:Stocking's Farm, Helmdon County: Northamptonshire

Wappenham Baptism - 5 June 1830 John Blackwell Martin, son of William Martin and Hannah Martin of Falcutt. Wappenham Burials 19 November 1868 - Hannah Martin of Falcutt age 72 and 8 July 1873 - William Martin of Helmdon age 81

Water Stratford Parish Register 25 May 1794 William, son of James and Mary Martin

The death certificate for Willam Martin registered on 5 July 1873 records him dying on 4 July at the Union Workhouse, St Peter, Brackley, Northants, aged 81, a Farm Labourer.

 

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