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George (Martyn) Martin (1648 - bef. 1684)

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George Martin formerly Martyn
Born in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusettsmap
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George was a son of George Martin and Susanna (North) Martin. He was born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, on 21 October 1648. [1][2]

George is not mentioned in his father's will, written 19 January 1683/4, indicating that he had died earlier. Six of the seven children named in the will were to receive just 5 shillings; the youngest son William was to receive the residue of the estate after the death or remarriage of his mother. In discussing the interpretation of the will, David L. Greene comments: "All experienced genealogists have seen wills that omit or living child or living children., almost always because they had already received their full portions. Such was not the case in the above will, for clearly all the living children except William had received their portions. There is no other way to interpret the token sum of five shillings..."[3] Accordingly, he cannot be George Martin of Chebacco parish, Ipswich, Massachusetts, who has often been identified as this man.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Greene, The American Genealogist, vol 58, no. 4, pg 193
  2. Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts, pg 151. Births: MARTYN, Georg, s. Georg and Susana, 21: 8 m: 1648
  3. Greene, "George Martin of Ipswich," 'The American Genealogist, vol. 56, page 158
  • Greene, David L. "George Martin of Ipswich," The American Genealogist, v. 56, 1980. pages 155-159
  • Greene, David L. "Salem Witches III: Susanna Martin," The American Genealogist, v. 58, 1982, no. 4, pages 193-204.

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On 27 Oct 2017 at 17:39 GMT Donlyn (Arbuthnot) Whissen wrote:

There could be many reasons why George was left out of his father's will. If he died, where is he buried? Deaths were well documented at this time. So I think this is the same person. Somethings will always be a mystery and we will never know for certain what happened.

On 26 Oct 2017 at 18:36 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Martin-38787 and Martyn-374 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents. Same birth. Please merge.

On 26 Oct 2017 at 18:23 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Martin-23874 and Martin-38787 do not represent the same person because: The George Martin who was born to George Martin and Susannah Martin in 1648 is not the same man who settled in Ipswich and had a family. The son of George and Susannah died before his father made his will. Please read the biographies.

Rejected matches › George Martin (abt.1648-1734)

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