Cliff McCarthy, 2016 (For most of the information on this page, I am indebted to Brian Jasper, who provided me with the research of Philip Martin of Chichester.)
John Martin was the son of John and Mary (Kidd) Martin. He was a cordwainer at Ringmer, East Sussex, England. A cordwainer is a shoemaker who makes new shoes from new leather. The cordwainer’s trade can be contrasted with the cobbler’s trade, according to a tradition in Britain that restricted cobblers to repairing shoes.
Children of John & Anne (Stiance) MARTIN
JOHN MARTIN was born 1688 in Ringmer Parish, Sussex, England, and died November 1734. He married ANNE STIANCE 4 June 1713 in Wivelsfield, East Sussex, England. She was born Abt. 1695, and died 1749. The Children of JOHN MARTIN and ANNE STIANCE are:
i. HENRY “MILLER” MARTIN, b. 1714.
ii. MARY MARTIN, b. 1715.
iii. JOHN MARTIN, b. Abt. February 1716/17.
iv. WILLIAM MARTYN, b. Abt. January 1718/19; d. 1721.
v. THOMAS MARTIN, b. 1720; d. Bef. 7 January 1739/40.
vi. ANNE MARTIN, b. 1723; m. HENRY POCOCK, 7 January 1739/40, Ringmer, Sussex, England; b. Abt. 1720.
vii. JOSEPH MARTIN, b. 1725; d. May 1810; m. (1) ELIZABETH STEVENS, August 1749, West Firle, East Sussex, England; b. 1728; d. February 1774; m. (2) MARY, Aft. 1774; b. Abt. 1750; d. October 1806.
- Martin, Philip, “Martin Family History,” Chichester, West Sussex, England.
- Sussex Marriage Index, (provided by Brian Jasper, Sussex, England, 23 February 2016), “Electronic.”