The husbands of Jane Martyn of Athelhampton

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Jane was one of the four co heiresses of Nicholas Martyn (Martin).
Who were her husbands?. There are several candidates.

According to Hutchins(History and Antiq. Dorset Vol.2)  she married Henry Tichborn.
According to Burke, she married Tristram Dillington of the Isle of Wight.(This marriage is supported by  a record in the Dorset Archives)
According to the Visitation of Hampshire she married Edward Richards also of the Isle of Wight.
She could certainly have been married to all three.(see my comments on her profile)

I have now found  1967 book 'Dorset Elizabethans 'by a Rachel Lloyd who claims that she was married to Chidiock Tichborne, executed for his part in the Babington plot.
She is aware that Hutchins says that Jane married Henry.In support she references several state papers S.p. 12/192 d 34 S.p.12 /193 f52 and So.12 53/19 d 693. In particular she summarises a deposition of a Thomas Hewes, servant to Chidiock Tichborne who she says  recounted that in 1584, Chidiock and Jane stayed at Fiddleford( home of Thomas White and his wife Frances, Jane's sister.) They all then went to Wardour Castle for Christmas with Sir Mathew Arundel where the period was celebrated according to the rites of the Catholic  Church. Also present was Nicholas Martyn, Jane's father.
There is no doubt that the Martyns and the Whites were Catholics . I have also found the abstract for this deposition (Hathi trust, state papers ) but the abstract mentions none of this detail.
Wikipedia says that Chidiock's wife was called Agnes
Any experts, suggestions, comments?
WikiTree profile: Jane Richards
asked in Genealogy Help by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (195k points)
edited by Helen Ford

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I have obtained a copy of the Examination of Thomas Hewes on 13 Aug 1586 into the activities of his master, Chidiock Tichborne.  This was heavily relied upon by Rachel Lloyd for the remarks concerning Jane Martin in her book, Dorset Elizabethans.  

If you would like a copy contact me at jeffrey.herrmann@gmail.com.  I would be happy to share other information concerning Jane Martin and her two or three husbands.

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Thank you so much. I will contact you.

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