James Martin was born on 26 July 1855 in Billie Mains, Preston,Berwickshire. He had three daughters to his first wife Margaret (Blackie) Martin before she died three weeks after the birth of their third daughter Annie. He then remarried Elizabeth (Aikman) Martin in February 1885 and had a son James in the September of that year. Daughter Elizabeth was born April 1895 and on the 25th of May 1897 they had twins Margaret and John born ten minutes apart at 25 Watson Cresent, Edinburgh. He died on 19 July 1914 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, at the age of 58.
james martin="birth certificate", gross data number 728/00 0007, page 2, entry number 7, parish of bunkle, county of berwick,(now berwickshire) scotland.
james martin,margaret blackie="marriage certificate", 1877, gross data number 747/00 00,page1, entry number 1, parish of lanton, county of berwick, scotland.
james martin,elizabeth aikman="marriage certificate", 1885, gross data number 685/01 0058, page 29, entry number 58, district of st george, city of edinburgh, scotland.
james martin="death certificate", data no 685/04 0909, page 303, entry no 909 district of stgiles, city of Edinburgh. (royal infirmary)
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