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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Joane Martyn: My 10th Great-Grandmother

A family with this surname was first found in Leicestershire, where the martyn family was seated from very early times. The family was granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. The family Coat of Arms is silver with a red chevron between two seashells at the top and a red cross in base. The Crest is a Talbot's head. The family motto translates to: "Sure and Steadfast."
   Our lineage to this family can be traced to ROBERT MARTYN, who was born around 1550 in Sherford, Devon, England. Robert married a woman named JOANE. She was born about 1538 in Sherford. 

Athelhampton House, Dorset, England

Acquired through marriage by Robert Martyn in 1350, the home was probably in the Martin family until the mid 1600's.

Their daughter, JOANE MARTYN was born in 1570, in Sherford, Devonshire, England. She married RICHARD MARCHE (b: 1566) in Sherford. Joane died on the 21st of May, 1616, in Sherford, Devonshire, England, and was buried on the tenth of June.

ALICE MARCHE b: ABT. 1594 in Sherford, Devonshire, England.
WILLIAM MARCHE b: 1595 in Sherford, Devonshire, England.
ELIZABETH MARCHE b: ABT. 1596 in Sherford Devonshire, England.

EULALIA MARCH b: 28 Dec 1609 in Sherford, Devonshire, England. She married HENRY BURT, JR. (b. 1595) of Harberton, Devonshire, England, on the 28th of December, 1619. She d. 18 Aug 1690 in Springfield Hampden Massachusetts.
Armias Marche b. abt 1600 Sherford Devonshire England, d. 13 Nov 1619 Devonshire England
Joanne Marche b. 1604 Sherford, Devonshire, England d. 1608.

Martyn's Monument Tablet

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