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Elizabeth (Durkee) Martin (1670 - 1731)

Elizabeth Martin formerly Durkee
Born in Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 21 Feb 1712 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusettsmap
[children unknown]
Died in Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 31 Oct 2013
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Elizabeth was born in 1670. She is the daughter of William Durkee and Martha Cross. [1] Her sister, Jane married John Martin (1686), a brother of this George. Sister, Mercy, married George (1680), as his second wife.

Elizabeth was the second wife of George Martin (1648). Their intentions to marry were published in Ipswich, Massachusetts on 21 February 1712/3. [2][3]

No children are known from the marriage of George Martin and Elizabeth (Durkee) Martin.

George Martin died in Chebacco parish on 14 April 1734.[4] Elizabeth Martin survived as his widow.

Her husband died intestate (i.e., he did not leave a will), so English law directed the distribution of the estate. His son John Martin and son-in-law John Howard were administrators. Elizabeth pleaded to the court to be ensured the one-third share of her husband's real and personal estate, for the remainder of her life, that widows were entitled to under the law. [5]

Elizabeth Martin died some time after her husband's estate was settled in 1734.


  1. The article "Martin-Durkee Connections" refers to her as an older sister of their daughters Jane and Mercy.
  2. Watson and Smith, 1929
  3. Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Ipswich Marriages, page 305
  4. Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Deaths in Ipswich 1734, accessed at
  5. Essex County (Massachusetts) Probate Papers, File of George Martin, 1734, accessed at
  • Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.
  • "Martin-Durkee Connections," from the Durkee Family Newsletter, reprinted in The Essex Genealogist (Online database., New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.), vol. 5 (1985), pages 74-77
  • Elliot Burnham Watson and Alven Martyn Smith, George Martin of Salisbury, Mass., and his descendants. also of the probably related lines of Samuel Martin of Francestown, N.H.; his brother Jesse Martin of Francestown, N.H.; of Richard Martyn of Portsmouth, N.H.; and Ephraim Martin of Goffstown, N.H. and Bradford, Vt. South Pasadena, California: Alven Martyn Smith, 1929.
  • George Martyn of Salisbury Mass. and his descendants by: Susan Grace Martin Shipman
  • Family Data Collection - Births
  • Family Data Collection - Individual Records
  • Family Data Collection - Marriages
  • Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #156818830, Elizabeth Durkee Martin. [No gravestone.]

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Martin-38788 and Durkee-194 appear to represent the same person because: I accidentally rejected the merge that was purposed. I removed the rejection and now request the merge. Thank you.
Martin-38788 and Durkee-194 do not represent the same person because: They are duplicates. I am quite sure that the person who created this profile must have seen the pop up and ignored it. Sneaky way of getting on the profile manager list.
posted by [Living Martin]
Durkee-498 and Durkee-194 appear to represent the same person because: Durkee-498 and Durkee-194 appear to be the same person and should be merged o clear the duplication


Unknown-197219 and Durkee-194 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same husband
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
Durkee-323 and Durkee-194 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same dates
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
Green-8832 and Unknown-197219 do not represent the same person because: All information does not match.
Green-8832 and Unknown-197219 appear to represent the same person because: These two profiles share a son
posted by Ann (Thompson) Johnson

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