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Sir Henry Marten in History of Parliament: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1604-1629/member/marten-sir-henry-1562-1641 Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Marten_(politician)

Father Sir Henry Marten's will 1641: https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=5111&h=795605&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kzw5127&_phstart=successSource

Birthplace: 3 Merton Street, Oxford http://www.oxfordhistory.org.uk/streets/inscriptions/central/marten.html

Oxford alumni:

Inner Temple database http://www.innertemplearchives.org.uk/detail.asp?id=12343

  • Henry Martyn, gentleman, son and heir apparent of Sir Henry Martyn, king's advocate. Admission date 9 Oct 1620, leaving date not known, no judicial appointment. Notes: Specially admitted. Henry Marten (1601/2-1680), politician and regicide, signed the death warrant of Charles I and was sent into internal exile in 1660, the usual sentence for those who had taken an active role in the Commonwealth but had been opponents o...


Printed biography by Sarah Barber: A Revolutionary Rogue: Henry Marten and the English Republic. 2000 - not read, some quotations seen have factual errors, so questions over quality of research.


Genealogy? http://freepages.rootsweb.com/%7Eamandataylor/genealogy/pafg15.htm#10011


3 May 1641 Protestation taken by the House of Commons https://www.british-history.ac.uk/rushworth-papers/vol4/pp239-279

19 Aug 1641 Osbaston's Estate to be assigned by Sir George Ratcliffe to Martin and Foulis, upon Security given. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol4/pp370-371 https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol4/pp393-396

17 Nov 1641 A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Henry Marten: Message from the H. C. for a Conference desired by the Lords. To let their Lordships know, that they are now ready to give a Free Conference, touching an Answer to the Propositions brought to their Lordships from the House of Commons, concerning the Safety of this Kingdom; and that they are ready to give some other Propositions touching that Business. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol4/pp443-445

25 Apr 1642 The Commission.

"Charles, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc. To Our Right Trusty and Right Wellbeloved Cousins and Counsellors, Algernoone Earl of Northumb. Lord High Admiral of England, Robert Earl of Essex, Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, Henry Earl of Holland, William Lord Viscount Say & Seale, Master of Our Court of Wards and Liveries; and to Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor, Edward Lord Kymbolton; and also to Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved John Lord Robartes; and likewise to Our Trusty and Well-beloved Denzell Holles, Esquire, Sir Robert Harley, Knight of the Bath, Sir John Merricke, Sir Walter Earle, Sir Robert Coke, Sir Robert Parkhurst, Sir John Evelyn, Sir Henry Vane the Younger, Sir Richard Cave, Knights, Robert Wallopp, Henry Marten, John Pym, Oliver Cromwell, and Robert Reynolds, Esquires, Greeting.
"Whereas We are informed and advised, by Our Lords and Commons in Parliament, That it will be needful, for the Recovery of Our Kingdom of Ireland, and Suppression of the Rebels, to reinforce Our Army there, as well for Supply of such as shall either die or depart from the same, as for the strengthening of those Parts of that Kingdom which are not yet so well provided for as is requisite (the Number and Boldness of the Rebels considered); We do, by the Counsel and Consent of the High Court of Parliament, require, command, and authorize you, or as many of you as are limited by the said Commission, by Warrant under your Hands, to raise and levy, or cause to be raised and levied, the Number of Ten Thousand Men, Voluntiers only, in any Part of this Our Realm of England or Dominion of Wales, at such Times, and in such Numbers, as shall be directed by both Houses of Parliament, not exceeding Ten Thousand Men in the whole, as in your Judgements shall appear to be best for Our Service, and for the more speedy reducing that Kingdom into Our Obedience: And Our Will and Pleasure is, That this shall be added as One of the Instructions, to be put in Execution in such Manner, and by such Number of you, as the other Instructions annexed to that Commission are to be, by virtue of Our Commission under Our Great Seal, bearing Date at Westm. the Fourth Day of this Instant April, to you made, by Advice of Our High Court of Parliament; and this, together with the said Commission, shall be your sufficient Warrant for the Execution thereof, as of any other Article or Clause contained in Our Instructions already annexed to Our said Commission. Given, etc."


9 May 1642 Messages from House of Commons https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol5/pp55-56

27 Sep 1642 Letter from Joint Committee of Lords and Commons Westminster, September 27, 1642, at Eight of the Clock at Night. Northumberland. Henry Vane. John Pym. Tho. Barrington. Henry Marten. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/rushworth-papers/vol4/pp613-654

16 Feb 1642/43. A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Henry Marten; about Two Votes concerning the Propositions to the King https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol5/pp607-608; 15 Mar 1642/43 Articles for a Cessation of Arms. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol5/pp649-650

13 Mar 1642/43. Order of the Committee for the Navy. The Committee accepts the tender of the ship Marten by Mr. Henry Marten, a member of the Commons' House, for this summer's fleet, and refer it to the Commissioners of the Navy, to contract with Mr. Robert Long, master, and Nathaniel Trusloe, purser of the said ship accordingly. 'Charles I - volume 494: Letters and Papers relating to the Navy, &c., dated between 2 Jan. and 28 Nov. 1643', in Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1641-3, ed. William Douglas Hamilton (London, 1887), pp. 554-562. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/domestic/chas1/1641-3/pp554-562 [accessed 7 April 2020].)

1 May 1643

At the time when the earl of Northumberland, the only commissioner of the Upper House and distrusted by the Lower, was with the king, one of the leaders of the party here intercepted and opened the letters he wrote to his wife, supposing that they contained his suspected designs. On his return the earl complained to him of this and went even further striking him with his stick. (fn. 1: Henry Marten) The other put his hand to his sword and would have avenged the affront had not some of the lords who were present hurried up and prevented it.
Although the quarrel is private it has been taken up by the whole of the Lower House, who have carried a resolution that the earl has offended its liberties and privileges and is therefore deserving of punishment. The Upper House has made a similar declaration against the members of the Lower. So in order to settle these quarrels the two Houses have put aside all other business and met together both yesterday and to-day in numerous conferences, but they have not yet arrived at a mutually satisfactory adjustment.

Report by Gerolamo Agostini, Venetian Secretary in England, to the Doge and Senate. 'Venice: May 1643', in Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 26, 1642-1643, ed. Allen B Hinds (London, 1925), pp. 267-278. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/venice/vol26/pp267-278 [accessed 15 March 2020].

28 Aug 1643

One of the most seditious and violent members has been put in the Tower by order of parliament. ( Henry Marten, on the 26th August) The pretext is that he said publicly that it was necessary to exterminate the king and all his posterity, because it was better for one family to perish than the whole kingdom. I learn, however, that the chief reason is because he spoke against another member of the same type, with a more powerful following. But however this may be, the arrest and the rumour cannot fail to assist his Majesty greatly.


In August 1643, according to Whitlock, "A book set out by Saltmarsh, a minister, was denounced to the Commons," recommending, "among other his counsels," that "if the King would not grant their demands, then to root him out and the royal line, and to collate the crown upon somebody else. "Some excepting against this, Mr. Henry Marten said, 'He saw no reason to condemn Mr. Saltmarsh, and that it were better one family should be destroyed than many.' "Sir Nevil Poole moved that Mr. Marten might explain what family he meant, who boldly answered, 'The King and his children.' Upon this, some of the members urged against his lewdness of life, and the height and danger of these words. And divers speaking sharply against Mr. Marten, he was committed to the Tower." Memorials, (1732) p. 71. "1645–6. Jan. 6. Voted that a former judgment against Mr. Henry Marten, of expelling him the House, should be void, and rased out of the Journal-Book, and Mr. Marten to enjoy the benefit of his first election. This gave occasion to some to believe that the House began to be more averse from the King. Ibid. p. 186. The reverend author of the book which thus tempted Marten to a premature declaration, had found his doctrine to become less obnoxious, and appears to have now made his peace. Baxter speaking of the army in 1646, says:—"Saltmarsh and Dell were the two great preachers at the head-quarters." Reliquiœ Baxterianœ (1696) p. 56. 'The Diary of Thomas Burton: 11 February 1658-9', in Diary of Thomas Burton Esq: Volume 3, January - March 1659, ed. John Towill Rutt (London, 1828), pp. 201-233. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/burton-diaries/vol3/pp201-233 [accessed 15 March 2020], fn 22

29 Dec 1645 Ordered, That, To-morrow Sevennight, the first Business, the Matter concerning the Election and Return of Colonel Henry Marten be taken into Consideration: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol4/pp388-390

6 May 1646 A Letter from the Lord Savill, of the Fifth of this instant May, from the Tower, directed to Mr. Henry Marten, one of the Members of this House, with the Petition and Declaration of the said Lord Savill's inclosed, were all this Day read. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol4/pp535-538

18 Jun 1646 Ordered, That Mr. Henry Marten, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for Four or Five Days. 'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 18 June 1646', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646 (London, 1802), pp. 580-581. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol4/pp580-581 [accessed 15 March 2020].

24 Jun 1646, took the National League and Covenant: 'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 24 June 1646', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646 (London, 1802), pp. 585-586. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol4/pp585-586 [accessed 15 March 2020].

3 Jul 1646 "Resolved, by the Lords and Commons, &c. That the several Members of both Houses before mentioned shall be the Commissioners for Conservation of the Peace between the Two Kingdoms, to act according to the Articles of the large Treaty, and not otherwise." https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol8/pp408-411

11 Aug 1646: Committees to read intercepted letters to France and to raise borrowing for Ireland https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol4/pp640-642

19 Aug 1646: Ordered, That Sir Nathaniell Brent shall give Institution and Induction to Henry Becke Clerk, to the Rectory of Water Eaton, in the County of Berks; being presented thereunto by Henry Marten Esquire; and this with a salvo Juris cujuscumque. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol8/pp467-468

11 Sep 1646 appointed to Commons business committee 'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 11 September 1646', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646 (London, 1802), pp. 665-668. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol4/pp665-668 [accessed 15 March 2020].

23 Apr 1647 Committee to consider Obnoxious Publications. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol5/pp152-154

7 May 1647 An Ordinance for Indemnity, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol5/pp165-166

20 Jul 1647 letter from John Lilburne: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A88167.0001.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext

2 Sep 1647: Committee for An Ordinance for preventing the Inconveniences by clipped and unlawfully diminished Monies https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol5/pp288-290

9 Sep 1647: added to Committees for the Navy, and Admiralty and Cinque Ports

28 Mar 1648, in Commons reporting on Admiralty https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol5/pp516-519

August 1648: Reporting to HoC from Reading: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol5/pp672-673

29 Aug 1648 Committee appointment 'House of Lords Journal Volume 10: 29 August 1648', in Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 10, 1648-1649 (London, 1767-1830), pp. 461-475. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol10/pp461-475 [accessed 15 March 2020].

26 Sep 1648 Call of the House. The House, according to former Order, was this Day Called. Members not excused. Henry Marten, H..... https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol6/pp33-34

29 Dec 1648: Court for trying the King. 'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 29 December 1648', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651 (London, 1802), p. 106. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol6/p106 [accessed 15 March 2020]. 1 Jan 1648/49 https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol6/pp107-108

6 Jan 1648/49 added to various committees, including New Great Seal https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol6/pp112-113

16 Apr 1649: Claims £3600 for money formerly lent and long since payable: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol6/pp195-196

7 April 1649: Commissioner for Berkshire and Oxfordshire: 'April 1649: An Act For Raising Ninety thousand pounds per Mensem, For the Maintenance of the Forces raised by Authority of Parliament, for the Service of England and Ireland, For Six Moneths, from the 25th of March, 1649 to the 29th of September, 1649.', in Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660, ed. C H Firth and R S Rait (London, 1911), pp. 24-57. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/acts-ordinances-interregnum/pp24-57 [accessed 15 March 2020]. Renewed 7 Dec 1649 'December 1649: An Act for an Assessment for six Moneths, from the Five and twentieth of December, 1649, for maintenance of the Forces raised by Authority of Parliament for the Service of England and Ireland, at the rate of Ninety thousand pounds per mensem for the first three Moneths, and at the rate of Three score thousand pounds for the last three Moneths.', in Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660, ed. C H Firth and R S Rait (London, 1911), pp. 285-319. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/acts-ordinances-interregnum/pp285-319 [accessed 15 March 2020]. - note: Mr Henry Martin of Moor is a different person. 26 November 1650: 'November 1650: An Act for raising of One hundred and twenty thousand pounds per Mensem for Four Moneths, To commence the Five and twentieth of December 1650. for Maintenance of the Forces in England, Ireland and Scotland, Raised by Authority of Parliament for the Service of this Commonwealth.', in Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660, ed. C H Firth and R S Rait (London, 1911), pp. 456-490. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/acts-ordinances-interregnum/pp456-490 [accessed 15 March 2020]. And December 1652: 'December 1652: An Act for an Assessment at the Rate of One hundred and twenty thousand Pounds by the Moneth for Six Moneths, from the Five and twentieth day of December, One thousand six hundred fifty two; to the Four and twentieth day of June next ensuing, towards the Maintenance of the Armies in England, Ireland and Scotland; as also for the Navy.', in Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660, ed. C H Firth and R S Rait (London, 1911), pp. 653-688. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/acts-ordinances-interregnum/pp653-688 [accessed 15 March 2020].

29 May 1649: Appointed to Committees for the Navy and for the Excise. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol6/p219

23 Jun 1649 Ordered, That Major Salwey, Colonel Rich, and Colonel Marten, do presently withdraw; and pen an Order, touching Soldiers Doubling upon Deans and Chapters Lands, for their Arrears due to them, according to the Debate in the House. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol6/pp241-242; The humble Petition of Henry Marten Esquire, a Member of this House, was this Day read. Debated: 3 July 1649: claim for compensation for service to Parliament: 'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 3 July 1649', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651 (London, 1802), pp. 248-249. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol6/pp248-249 [accessed 15 March 2020]. 24 July: The Lord Commissioner Whitlock reports an Act for settling Lands of the clear yearly Value of One thousand Pounds upon Henry Marten Esquire, and his Heirs. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol6/pp268-269. 15 August: amendments to settlement debated https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol6/p279; 28 Sep 1649: 2nd reading Act for settling the manors of Hartington and Leominster https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol6/p300a

Granted Eynsham, Oxon., in 1649; sold back to Charlotte, Countess of Derby in 1651. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/oxon/vol12/pp120-123#fnn82

12 Feb 1649/50: Appointed to Council of State https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol6/pp361-363

25 Nov 1651: Elected to Council of State (Journal of the House of Commons https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol7/pp42-43)

1652: sold Shrivenham etc to pay debts: Henry Marten, one of the regicides, parted with the lands his father had acquired in order to pay his debts. Beckett, with Shrivenham Salop, Stalpits and Cley Court, was bought in 1652 by Sir George Pratt, bart., of Coleshill. (fn. 123) (Shrivenham in VCH https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/berks/vol4/pp531-543) Note 124: Lysons (op. cit. 366) says that in 1655 Sir George Pratt conveyed them to Pettus and Hussey, probably trustees for John Wildman. A fine levied in 1657 in which Henry Marten was defendant (Notes of F. Berks. Trin. 1657) was probably for assurance of title.

"An Unpublished Defence of the Quakers, 1655" https://journals.sas.ac.uk/fhs/article/view/4798/4750

https://thehistoryofparliament.wordpress.com/2019/08/22/sex-in-the-long-parliament/ : No sex-survey of the Long Parliament, however brief, can omit its supposedly most libidinous member, the arch-republican MP for Berkshire, Henry Marten. Parliamentarians and royalists alike denounced him as a libertine and ‘whoremaster’. Yet this moral outrage owed less to his womanising than to the shamelessness with which he abandoned his wife and lived openly with his mistress, to whom he seems to have remained faithful to the end of his life in 1680. The greatest sexual offence a Long Parliamentarian could commit was in refusing to acknowledge it an offence at all.

26 Jul 1659: Commissioner for Berkshire: 'July, 1659: An Act for settling The Militia in England and Wales.', in Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660, ed. C H Firth and R S Rait (London, 1911), pp. 1320-1342. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/acts-ordinances-interregnum/pp1320-1342 [accessed 15 March 2020].

20 Jun 1660: surrender to the House of Commons: 'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 20 June 1660', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667 (London, 1802), pp. 69-70. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol8/pp69-70 [accessed 15 March 2020].

28 Aug 1660: suspending execution https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol8/pp138-140

The trial of the regicides commenced on the 9th of October, 1660, before a court of thirty-four commissioners, of whom some were old royalists; others, such as Manchester, Say, Annesley, and Hollis, had been all members of the Long Parliament; and with these sat Monk, Montague, and Cooper, the associates of Cromwell, who, one would think, from motives of delicacy, would have withheld from the tribunal. The prisoners were twenty-nine in number, and included Sir Hardress Waller, Major-General Harrison, Colonel Carew, Cook, Hugh Peters, Scott, Harry Marten, and Scroop, among other scarcely less noticeable names. Waller was first called; he pleaded guilty, and thus escaped the scaffold. Harrison's turn came next. Animated by a fervid spirit of enthusiasm, perfectly free from all alloy of worldly motives, he spoke boldly in his defence. "Maybe I might be a little mistaken," said he, "but I did it all according to the best of my understanding, desiring to make the revealed will of God in His Holy Scriptures as a guide to me. I humbly conceive that what was done was done in the name of the Parliament of England—that what was done was done by their power and authority; and I do humbly conceive it is my duty to offer unto you in the beginning, that this court, or any court below the High Court of Parliament, hath no jurisdiction of their actions." His boldness could not save him; he was sentenced to death, and retired saying he had no reason to be ashamed of the cause in which he had been engaged. Colonel Carew's frame of mind was in tune with that of Harrison, and he also was condemned to death. Harry Marten began a most ingenious and persevering defence by taking exception to the indictment. He declared he was not even mentioned in it! It certainly included a name, Henry Marten, but that was not his—his was Harry Marten. This was overruled, and the trial proceeded. The Solicitor-General having said, "I am sorry to see in you so little repentance," Marten replied, "My lord, if it were possible for that blood to be in the body again, and every drop that was shed in the late wars, I could wish it with all my heart; but, my lord, I hope it is lawful to offer in my defence that which, when I did it, I thought I might do. My lord, there was a House of Commons as I understood it: perhaps your lordship thinks it was not a House of Commons, but it was then the supreme authority of England; it was so reputed both at home and abroad." He then went on to plead that the statute of Henry VIII. exempted from high treason any one acting under a king de facto, though he should not be a king de jure. No arguments would move the Old Bailey judge and jury of that day. Marten also was condemned. As for the other prisoners, all of them were found guilty, but those who had surrendered themselves voluntarily were, with one exception, that of Scroop, respited. Ten were executed. All, it has been remarked, died with the constancy of martyrs, and it is to be observed that not a single man of those who had a share in the death of the late king seems to have voluntarily repented of the deed.
It was at the trial of the regicides that the ridiculous story was first given in evidence by a soldier, who declared that when Harry Marten and Cromwell signed the death-warrant of the king, they wiped their pens on each other's faces.

Walter Thornbury, 'The Old Bailey', in Old and New London: Volume 2 (London, 1878), pp. 461-477. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/old-new-london/vol2/pp461-477 [accessed 15 March 2020].

1665: at liberty to leave Windor Castle to dine with his brother-in-law Lord Lovelace https://books.google.it/books?id=Y5Q9AAAAcAAJ&pg=PA349&lpg=PA349&dq=Henry+Marten&source=bl&ots=kX42UvQyHH&sig=ACfU3U1lMdia5os1UOQjKWnQ-6LlUwawbg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjzhrSKgYvoAhUS6OAKHQDsBrc4ggEQ6AEwAXoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=Henry%20Marten&f=false


"That the Suggestions in His Majesty's Warrant of the Thirtieth of November, One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty and Five, .... . And as for Henry Marten's Liberty, his Lordship saith, it was not done with his Privity or Consent; but saith, he hath since enquired thereinto, and finds the Fact to be, that the Lord Lovelace, being Lord Lieutenant of the County, coming to Windsor, sent to the Officer, to desire Leave for Henry Marten (his Brother-in-law) to dine with him, who accordingly gave him Leave, and sent the Marshal with him, who brought him back again. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/lords-jrnl/vol12/pp77-79 17 Jan 1666/67

Lovelace in Collins' Peerage: https://books.google.it/books?id=fs1BuJSgQ5kC&pg=PA218&lpg=PA218&dq=Henry+Martin+Elizabeth+Lovelace&source=bl&ots=5wMmMaz3Bg&sig=ACfU3U1hIz_2BpfvKlf7_mMrlU0PSm7TBw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiuydbCpJzoAhWJxYUKHVliAuQQ6AEwDnoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=Henry%20Martin%20Elizabeth%20Lovelace&f=false - a Royalist

Hinton Waldrist in VCH (https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/berks/vol4/pp463-466): His heir was his son Henry, the regicide. At the Restoration he obeyed the king's proclamation calling upon all the regicides to surrender, and was imprisoned until his death on 9 September 1680. (fn. 38) John Loder had apparently purchased the estate by 1673, (fn. 39) for in that year he presented to the living, (fn. 40) but the Martens seem still to have retained some interest in the manor, for the same year Henry Marten the elder and Margaret his wife, Henry Marten's son and heir Henry Marten the younger and Mary his wife, and his daughters, Frances the wife of William Prior and Jane Marten and Rebecca Marten, joined with him in conveying Hinton to Thomas Gunter and others. (fn. 41) Also Easton Hastings https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/berks/vol4/pp528-531

Monuments in Longworth parish church (VCH: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/berks/vol4/pp466-471): In the north chapel is a tablet to Sir Henry Marten, judge of the Admiralty (1641), with a coat of arms, a fesse indented between three leopards' heads. A much damaged tablet on the same wall is probably part of the same monument, and was erected by Mrs. Margaret — to her father-in-law; it bears the Marten arms. On the floor is a slab to Margaret wife of Henry Marten (1689), with the Marten arms. ... At the west end of the north aisle are stored the remains of a good Jacobean monument with the painted kneeling figure of a lady in a ruff, three daughters and a shield of the Marten arms. ... implying a close relationship between second wife Margaret and her father-in-law.

married before 1636: 'Charles I - volume 340: Undated 1636', in Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Charles I, 1636-7, ed. John Bruce (London, 1867), pp. 268-280. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/domestic/chas1/1636-7/pp268-280 [accessed 7 April 2020]. Replication of George Benyon and Margaret Staunton, plaintiffs, to the answers of Sir Henry Marten, Henry Marten, Margaret his wife, Edward Deeve, John Walter, and Edward Hodgson, defendants. The suit related to the administration of the estate of William Staunton deceased, father of the plaintiff Margaret, and late the husband of Margaret, now the wife of the defendant Henry Marten.

Son? Henry Marten made will at Longworth 23 Aug 1684 proved PCC 1702 https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=5111&h=816495&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kzw5152&_phstart=successSource

ESTATE PAPERS: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/hist-mss-comm/vol31/pt4/pp378-404:

  • letter from his sister Mary refers to his daughters Betty and Jane and son Hal
  • Two letters to him from his son Henry Marten, in 1657, reminding him of a promise to send a coat for his master's son, who is five years old; "pray lett it bee laysed, or else it will not bee healfe soe pleasing." Asks him also to endeavour to obtain some scholars for his master, "for hee heath nothing but what hee doeth gitt by his teaching, except twenty pounds a yeare, and that hee heath no longer then his wife liveth. . . . Their are many men now at mens estate which doe give him many thankes for his care and panes."
  • Seven letters to Marten from his daughters, Jane, Anne, and Frances
  • One letter from him directed "to Mrs. Frances Ward at the Thatched House in the Rules, Southwark; for her sister," who is addressed as "my dear," "my love," and "my heart." Written from "The Holy Lambe in Abingdon," 12 July 1654. "They are now chusing knights of the shire in the market-place."
  • Statement of the whole remaining unsold estate of Henry Marten, after his attainder. Whole annual value about 1000l.; of which 400l. for his wife's jointure, made before marriage, above 20 years since, out of which 2000l. are to be raised for portions for his two eldest daughters; 300l. per an. for the jointure of George Marten's wife, which is only Henry Marten's so long as he has issue male, he having now only one son; and the remaining 300l. is leased for 500 years without rent, for a full and valuable consideration. There is in judgments, statutes, and mortgages upon the said 1,000l. per an. about 30,000l.; and the creditors desire to purchase from the King the reversion of the remainder although the encumbrances are about 15,000l. more than the whole estate can be sold for.
  • Note from Lord Lovelace referring to Marten as his brother and Wildman as his son

Jane daughter of Henry Marten christened Shrivenham 28 Jan 1637/38: "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMLY-L92 : 20 March 2020), Jane Marten, 1637.

Frances daughter of Henry and Margaret christened Shrivenham 3 Jul 1640: "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPRC-Z66 : 20 March 2020), Francis Marten, 1640.

Three daughters by first marriage christened at Hurley, Berkshire (Lovelace family seat):

Second wife Margaret buried at Longworth 6 Jan 1680/81: Ancestry uk Record 9840 #1806095

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