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Descendants of George Martin and Susanna North of Amesbury, Mass. (Updated Dec. 16, 2001)

Generation No. 1

1. GEORGE1 MARTIN was born Abt. 1618 in England, and died November 23, 1686 in Amesbury, Essex, MA. He married (1) HANNAH. He married (2) SUSANNA NORTH August 11, 1646 in Amesbury, Essex, MA (Source: Salisbury-Amesbury Vital Records.), daughter of RICHARD NORTH and JOAN BARTRAM.

Notes for G
History of Amesbury & Merrimac, Jos. Merrill; Reg. Probate, Essex Co., Salem, 23
Nov. 1686. The fact that he was sponsored as a servant to Samuel Winsley, who was from Colchester, Essex, points to this area as a possible birthplace for George Martin. Samuel Winsley served in the militia at Knodishall, according to Edward Banks, on the border of Suffolk County. They seem to have arrived in N.E. at about the same time (abt. 1639], so it is possible they emigrated together, as George "came as a servant to Winsley." George may have even married his first wife, Hannah, in England; but a date of 1642 is more likely, since Hannah was born in 1643. At any rate their marriage is not listed in Salisbury-Amesbury records.

As we read George's will, written on dark-stained parchment paper, it is extremely moving to hold it crackling in our hands, knowing that Susannah fingers must have held it too. George's actual gravesite is not known, but his name is listed on a brass plaque on the Memorial Stone.

Amesbury has not changed all that much, and one can wander past the various sites mentioned in Whittier's poems with a feeling of recognition. The Merrimac River is broad and bordered by endless beds of reeds below where the Martin home was originally located. A sign indicating Martin Street points us into the village. Though a highway now cuts through the site of the original farmstead, a monument marks the spot.

In sharp contrast, the death site on Gallows Hill in Salem is now covered over with houses and a children's playground.

More About G
Burial: Amesbury, Essex, MA

Notes for H
!1st marr.; Old Fam. Salis. & Ames.; David Hoyt.

Notes for S
Susanna was born in Olney, Bucks., England Sept. 30, 1721, daughter of Richard North's wife Joan Bartram. (Her baptismal record calls her Susan.) The source of this information was a TAG article by Dr. David L. Greene [TAG,April 1993], drawn from the Olney Bishop 's Transcripts which are held in the Buckinghamshire Records Office at Aylesbury. In this article almost the entire North family is clearly presented, using relevant information from the Wills of Richard's father John and brother Thomas, along with the Bishop's Transcripts.

Her dramatic and tragic life and death in Amesbury is described in the Essex Co. Archives; Salem; Witchcraft; Vol I, p. 35, etc.

"Martins of Mooretown," a 300-page book written by Kathleen A. Martin, contains all surrounding court records and transcripts including testimony by the witch examiners and Dr. Barton. Chapter notes provide documentation. It traces mainly the descendance of Samuel(3) Martin (John2, George1) and Ruth Silver and their family in Amoskeag, N.H., and includes the adventures of the Martin boys in a counterfeiting venture with Major Robert Rogers and subsequent trial, in action with the Rogers Rangers, and at the massacre of Fort William Henry. Some were at Bunker Hill, another on the Arnold Expedition and taken prisoner at Montreal. One was seized by Indians in Vermont and taken to Canada.

After arrival in the Colonies Susanna went to work in the household of Capt. Wiggins at Squamscot, and lived with the wife of Rev. Stephen Bachellor. This was referred to in the 1669 allegations of child abuse brought against her by William Sargent.

More About S
Burial: Salem, Essex, MA
Child of G
  i.   HANNAH2 MARTIN, b. February 01, 1642/43, Amesbury, Essex, MA; m. EZEKIEL WORTHEN, October 04, 1661, Salisbury, Essex, MA.
  Notes for HANNAH MARTIN:
!Published Salisbury V.R.'s

!Salisbury Publ V.R.'s

  ii.   RICHARD2 MARTIN, b. June 29, 1647, Amesbury, Essex, MA; d. March 11, 1728/29, Amesbury, Essex, MA; m. MARY HOYT BARTLETT, Abt. 1674.
!Published Salisbury V.R.'s; Old Families Salis. & Amesbury, David Hoyt

!Old Families Salisbury & Amesbury, David Hoyt

  iii.   GEORGE MARTIN, b. October 21, 1648, Amesbury, Essex, MA.
  Notes for GEORGE MARTIN:
!Published Salisbury V.R.'s; (not in father's will of 1683)

2. iv.   JOHN MARTIN, b. January 26, 1649/50, Amesbury, Essex, MA; d. October 06, 1693, Amesbury, Essex, MA.
  v.   ESTHER MARTIN, b. April 07, 1653, Amesbury, Essex, MA; m. JOHN JAMESON, March 15, 1668/69.
  Notes for ESTHER MARTIN:
!Salisbury Publ. V.R.'s; Old Families Salis. & Amesbury, David Hoyt

3. vi.   JANE MARTIN, b. November 02, 1656, Amesbury, Essex, MA.
  vii.   ABIGAIL MARTIN, b. September 10, 1659, Amesbury, Essex, MA; m. JAMES HADLOCK, December 03, 1679.
!Salibsury Publ. V.R.'s; Old Fams. Salis. & Amesbury, David Hoyt

  Notes for JAMES HADLOCK:
!Old Families Salisbury & Amesbury, David Hoyt

  viii.   WILLIAM MARTIN, b. Abt. 1662, Amesbury, Essex, MA; d. December 11, 1662, Amesbury, Essex, MA.
!Amesbury Pub. V.R.'s; Old Families Salisbury & Amesbury, David Hoyt

  ix.   WILLIAM MARTIN, b. Abt. 1663, Amesbury, Essex, MA; m. MARY STONE, Abt. 1697.
!Old Families Salisbury & Amesbury, David Hoyt

  Notes for MARY STONE:
!N.E. Marr. Prior/1700, Torrey [probable]

  x.   SAMUEL MARTIN, b. September 29, 1667, Amesbury, Essex, MA.
  Notes for SAMUEL MARTIN:
!Salisbury Publ. V.R.'s; (Not ment. in father's 1683 will.)

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