At the time of his marriage, Robert was living at 21 Savoy St, Bridgeton, Glasgow. His marriage certificate indicates that he was born c1848, however his place of birth is not given. His father, John was described as a Master Blacksmith. His mother's maiden name was given as Jane Brown. Witnesses to their marriage were William McCANN and Margaret STEVENSON.
A year later, at the time of the 1871 census, Robert and Sarah were loding at 306 Main St, Calton, Glasgow. Both were born in Ireland. Robert was a cotton weaver.
Robert and Sarah cannot be identified on the 1881 Census in Scotland, so it would seem most likely that they had returned to Ireland by this time and we know they were there by 1889 when their son, James was born.
Robert did not appear on the 1901 Census with his wife Sarah, who was living in Conlig at the time with several of their children, although she was described as married.
The following is an extract from a family legend written by Robert's grandson, William Martin in 1971: " Robert MARTIN, son of Blacksmith. Travelled all over Ireland selling cloth or material made from the weaving machine operated by his wife. Settled in Glasgow.
To date, details of Robert's death are not known.
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