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John Martin

Also Known As: "Martyn"
Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Perhaps, England
Death: July 5, 1687 (63-71)
Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Place of Burial: New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of John Martin "of Piscataway's" father; John Martin; Isaac Martin; John Martin "of Piscataway's" mother; Suzann Martin and 1 other
Husband of Hester Martin
Father of John Martin, Jr.; Mary Hall; Martha Langstaff; Lydia Smalley; Joseph Martin, of Piscataway and 3 others

Occupation: 1666 Grantee of Piscataway by way of Dover, NH
Managed by: Private User
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About John Martin, of Piscataway

John Martin died 1687 in Piscataway, his parents unknown. Married Esther Roberts.

From (dead link March 2016)

1. John3 Martin (Isaac2, Christopher1) [SIC: unknown] was born Abt. 1620 in Probably England, and died July 05, 1687 in Piscataway, NJ. He married Esther Roberts 1646 in Dover, Stafford Co, New Hampshire, daughter of Thomas Roberts and Rebecca Hilton [SIC: Not Hilton]. She was born 1626 in Dover, Stafford Co, New Hampshire, and died December 12, 1687 in Piscataway, NJ.

Children of John Martin and Esther Roberts are:

  • 2 i. John4 Martin, born 1647; died April 18, 1704. He married (1) Dorothy Smith June 26, 1677. He married (2) Ann Brown January 19, 1697/98.
  • 3 ii. Mary Martin, born 1649. She married (1) Hopewell Hull; born Bet. 1636 - 1637 in Weymouth, Ma. She married (2) Junstinian Hall April 09, 1696.
  • 4 iii. Martha Martin, born 1653; died November 13, 1694. She married John Langstaff 1674.
  • 5 iv. Lydia Martin, born 1655. She married John Smalley, Jr. October 18, 1676.
  • + 6 v. Joseph Martin, born 1657 in Dover, New Hampshire; died 1723 in Piscataway, NJ.
  • 7 vi. Benjamin Martin, born 1659; died March 02, 1731/32. He married (1) Margaret Reynods October 24, 1680. He married (2) Margaret Elston 1688.
  • 8 vii. Thomas Martin, born 1662; died November 29, 1715. He married Rebecca Higgins April 28, 1683.
  • 9 viii. James Martin, born 1669; died March 21, 1675/76. Notes for James Martin: Never Married

From page ii of The Martin family of America : descendants of John Martin & Esther Roberts (1987) by Louise Martin Mohler no views available AVAILABLE TO BORROW

"JOHN MARTIN, our ancestor, came from England to America. He was born about 1618 and died in Piscataway, New Jersey July 5, 1687. In 1646, in Dover, NH, he married ESTHER/HESTER ROBERTS born about 1628 and died December 12, 1687. She was the daughter of the first Governor of New Hampshire, THOMAS ROBERTS and REBECCA HILTON. [SIC: Rebecca unknown]"

"For almost 100 years the parentage of JOHN MARTIN has been erroneously given, over and over again, as descending from Isaac Martin in New England. It has been copied and reprinted so many times, everyone assumed it was fact. However, upon close inspection of the original material, it is very obvious to be pure guess work. .... etc."

Additional Curator's Note:

Please do not confuse John Martin of Piscataway with Capt. John Martin of Jamestown, Virginia. This John Martin never made it to Virginia, settling first in New England and then moving to New Jersey. Please do not confuse John Martin of Piscataway with the John Martin who lived in Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire. That John Martin did not emigrate to America.

While I am reasonably certain that John was the son of Isaac Martin I no longer believe that Isaac was the son of Christopher, as some of the sources below state. It was in a quest to prove Isaac's parentage that I stumbled on the fact that John's ancestry did not lie in Warwickshire, but in counties west of there.

Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, June 20, 2015

Update March 2016 as per discussion:

There is insufficient evidence to assign this John Martin as a son of Isaac.. A 1987 family study, in copyright, Mohler, Louise M. The Martin Family of America: Descendants of John Martin and Esther Roberts. Washington, Pennsylvania: L.M. Mohler, 1987 finds a parentage of Isaac unlikely.


See also (original posting was from Harman Clark)

~~~~~~~~~ (dead link March 2016)

The Martin family has early roots in America. My direct line is verified back to John Martin who was born in 1620, most likely in England. There have been several published works about the Martin family, but no real evidence to connect my John Martin to Martin lines in England. The two main theories are listed here - Link to Christopher Martin and Richard Martin.

In 1648 John Martin married Esther Roberts, who was born in Dover, NH in 1628.

From a bit of the history of Dover, New Hampshire:

"History. New Hampshire was first discovered in 1614, by Capt. John Smith, who is so distinguished in the History of Virg. The first settlement of Dover, and indeed of the state, was made in the Spring of 1623, by Edward and Wm. Hilton, in the neck of land before named. They were sent over by "The Company of Laconia" who designed to plant a colony, and establish a Fishery around the Pascataqua; for which purpose they chose a fine, dry and healthy situation, commanding a view of all the neighboring shores, and affording an extensive and delightful prospect; but the settlement for the first eight years went on very slow, for in 1631 there were but three houses in all, adjoining the Pascataqua. In 1633, a considerable number of families in the west of England, some of whom were of good estates, and of some account for religion, came over and increased the colony."

From this article it is noted that in 1631 there were only 3 houses - this gives a clear picture of how populated the area was when Esther was born in 1628. How in the world did she and John meet? Esther's parents were Thomas Roberts and Rebecca (Hilton). Many genealogies state Rebecca was a Hilton and probably a sister or other relative of Edward and William Hilton. I believe this to be true, although there are some that insist it has never been proven. So, the three houses, the Hilton's one each and the third the Roberts. Makes sense.

John & Esther initially lived in Dover, NH later moving to Oyster Bay, NH. In 1666, the family along with many others who wished to worship in a way which did not agree with the Puritans, took the offer from the Proprietors of the Province of New Jersey and moved to Piscataway, NJ to settle.

John Martin was one of the original grantee's of land in Piscataway, New Jersey. From:

"On December 18, 1666, John Martin, Charles Gilman, Hopewell Hull, and Hugh Dun, of the Piscataqua section of New Hampshire, not far from Portsmouth, acquired for colonization purposes a tract of 40,000 acres of land on the Raritan River, New Jersey, where they founded the township and village of Piscataway named after their New Hampshire home. It is in present Middlesex County. Less than two years afterward they were joined by Francis and Mary Drake, who came from the vicinity of Portsmouth. "

Another website showing the history of Piscataway, NJ, with John Martin mentions. Please note, as you read the article that this line "A member of this family was a passenger on the Mayflower in search of freedom of worship" refers to Christopher Martin, who you will find on the Mayflower lists.

While there is a theory we are related to this Martin, it has never been proven. (dead link March 2016)

Will of John Martin, "The Pioneer."

In the name of God Amen, the seventeenth day of March in the year of Grace, One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-seven.

I, John Martin, of the Town of Piscataway, in the County of Middlesex, in New East Jersey, Yeoman, being in perfect senses & strong in memory, blessed be the Lord though weak in boody & not knowing how soone I shall putt of this earthly Tabernacle & be dissolved, do make, Constitute, ordaine & declare this to be my last will & testament In maner and forme as followeth revoking and

disannulling by these presents all & every testament or testaments will or wills heretofore by me made & declared either by word or writing, and this is to be taken only for my last will & testament & all other to be void & of no effect. In the first Resigne up myself in boddy, Soull & Spirate unto the Lord, trusting in his everlasting

mercy, hopeing thereby to stand at the Right hand of his eternall Soul in the day of Judgment and in the next place for the settling of my temporall estate, I doe order, give and dispose the same in maner and forme as followeth That is to say first I will order and Require that all these debts & dutyes as I owe in Right or conscience to any maner of person to persones whomsoever be well & truly contented & payed within convenient tyme after my decease by my executrix hereafter named.

Item, I give & bequeath to my dearly beloved wife, Esther Martine, my plantations which lyeth in the Towne of Piscataway aforesd with the house & meadowes & al things belonging ther unto with all my good & chattells whatsoever that shall remain after my decease to be whooly at her dispose either to give, sell or dispose as she sees meet, and thy to whom she shall give, sell or dispose of it to, shall hod it, possess it, enjoy it in as full & ample a maner as if I had sold it, gave or disposed of it to them myselfe.

Item I doe make my dearly beloved wife, Esther Martine, my sole executrix, to execute, dispose, performe & fulfill this my last Will & Teatsment, according to the contents in the several particulars above written.

Item I doe requiest my well beloved sones, Hopewell Hull, John Martine, Benjamin Martine & John Langstaff to be my overseers & assistants to my executrix in the management and disposing of my estate according as is expressed in this my last Will & Teatament.

In witness hereof I have Sett my hand & Seale the day and year

above written.

John Martin ( His mark)

Signed, Sealed & delivered

In the presence of us

Thomas Killingsworth,

Benjamin Martin,

Thomas Martin,

Daniel Lyyington.

(Note: - Thomas Killingsworth, the first witness, was an ordained Baptist minister from Norwich, England, and it is quite probable he wrote the will. Benjamin and Thomas Martin were sons of the testator. Benjamin is the ancestor of the Azariah Martin family. Thomas Martin is the ancestor of the Martin family of Ohio and Indiana - see "Martin" book published by C. W. Francis, La Porte,

Ind. )

The following is the record of Probate attached to the will:

To all Christian people & others whatsoever to whom these our Letter Testimoniall shall come or whom the premises shall or may concerne the Governor & proprietors of the province of East New Jersey, Send Greeting Know yee That the fourteenth day of December, anno domini, One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Seven,

The annexed last will & Testament of John Martin of the town of Piscataway, deceased, was tendred, proved & approved before us. And he the sd John Martine having whilst he lived, divers good & chattels to be administered within the sd province, and the Right of disposition and granting the administration thereof belonging unto us,

wee have & doe hereby committ the administratione of all & singular the good, chattels, rights & creditts of the sd deceased unto Esther Martin, His wife, sole executrix in the sd annexed will & Testament, named truly & faithfully to administer of the same, and a full Just & perfect inventory of all & singular the good, Chattels, Rights. & Creditts of the sd deceased to make & the same to

exhibite in the Secretaryes office of the sd province on or before the fifteenth day of December, which shall be in the year of our Lord, 1688.

Given under the Seale of the sd province the day & year first above written.

And. Hamilton.

Recorded in Liber B of deeds, page 220 &.


JOHN MARTIN became one of the most important settlers in Piscataway. He is known to have lived in Piscataqua as early as 1647 One of his children, James was born in Piscataway in 1669 where he died in 1687.

Coming now to the genealogy. JOHN MARTIN, SR. of PISCATAWAY was born before 1626 and died at Piscataway July 5, 1687. He was of Dover, New Hampshire, 1648-1666; Woodbridge, N. J., 1668-1676; and Piscataway, N. J., 1676-1687. He married Hester (or Esther), born in 1628, died at Piscataway, December 12, 1687, daughter of Governor Thomas Roberts, who settled in Dover, New Hampshire, very early, and was chosen President of the colony in opposition to John Underhill, in 1641. John Martin and Esther his wife, both left wills of record,

It is not known exactly when John came to America, but he was in Dover, NH, 1648-1666 when he became one of the 4 original grantees of Piscataway, NJ. where he lived until 1676. Later the family removed to Woodbridge, NJ. Our best evidence, according to THE GENEALOGY OF THE MARTIN FAMILY, Charles William Francis, 1918, LaPorte Printing Co., LaPorte, IN., is that John was the son of Isaac Martin about whom we have little information other than that he was in Rehoboth, MA from 1644-1646. It is also a matter of court record that on April 15, 1658 John Martin gave evidence in a matter concerning a cousin, Pricilla Upham. From this we can deduce that John was over 21. Since Robert and Abram are known by record to be childless, then John must be the son of Isaac. Another brother, Richard, also came to America to take over the property left to him by brother Robert's will. Richard came with his son John, but it would appear that he came after 1660 when Robert died. Francis gives the probable date of 1663. In any event, John the son of Richard could not have given evidence in an American court in 1658.

John's English birth place is deduced from the fact that his father first appears in the records in 1644. It is known that Robert and his wife arrived at Weymouth, New England May 6, 1635 when their age is given as 44. Brothers Isaac and Abraham appear first in Rehoboth in 1644.

Abraham is recorded to have died in 1670 in the Puritan faith. (Mayflower came in 1620).


One source says that John was born in 1620. His lineage is said to go back 4 generations to Richard Martin of Poulehurst, England.

By 1661 John and Esther had moved to New Jersey. John was one of the original owners and settlers of Middlesex County, New Jersey. He helped establish Piscataway which they named for the Piscataquay region of New Hampshire. They were original grantees in 1666 in Piscataway. They established the first land grant in 1673. He served as assistant justice in 1676 in Woodbridge and as assistant justiced in Piscataway in 1678. They both died in 1687 in Piscataway. His will dated March 17, 1687, listed three children: Joseph, Benjamin, and Lydia.


  • The Martin family of America : descendants of John Martin & Esther Roberts (1987) by Louise Martin Mohler
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  • Pg.ii
  • JOHN MARTIN, our ancestor, came from England to America. He was born about 1618 and died in Piscataway, New Jersey July 5, 1687. In 1646, in Dover, NH, he married ESTHER/HESTER ROBERTS born about 1628 and died December 12, 1687. She was the daughter of the first Governor of New Hampshire, THOMAS ROBERTS and REBECCA HILTON.
  • For almost 100 years the parentage of JOHN MARTIN has been erroneously given, over and over again, as descending from ISAAC MARTIN in New England. It has been copied and reprinted so many times, everyone assumed it was fact. However, upon close inspection of the original material, it is very obvious to be pure guess work. .... etc.
  • Pg.iv
  • JOHN MARTIN c1618-1687 b England d Piscataway NH m 1646 ESTHER ROBERTS 1628-1687 d/o Governor THOMAS & REBECCA HILTON
    • 1 JOHN MARTIN JR Ensign 1647-1704 b NH d NJ m 1 1677 DOROTHY SMITH - 1698 d/0 RICHARD of Newtown LI m 2 1698 ANNE BROWN. There is a deed of transfer between JOHN & ANNE dated 1694 ?.
      • .... etc.
    • 130 MARY MARTIN HULL HALL 1649-1694 m. 1 1669 HOPEWELL HULL c1636-1693 s/o Rev. JOSEPH & AGNES m 2 1696 JUSTIN HALL
      • .... etc.
      • .... etc.
    • 283 LYDIA MARTIN SMALLEY 1655- m. 1676 JOHN SMALLY JR 1644-1731 s/o JOHN & ANN WALDEN
      • .... etc.
    • Pg.v
      • .... etc.
    • 1496 BENJAMIN MARTIN 1659-1732 m 1 1680 MARGARET REYNOLDS -1678 d the day our JONATHAN was b d/o NICHOLAS m 2 1688 MARGARET ELSTON d/o JOHN. 7th Day Baptist Ch organized in his home 8-5-1705.
      • .... etc.
    • 2985 THOMAS MARTIN 1662-1715 m. 1683 REBECCA HIGGINS d/o RICHARD and 2nd w MARY SNOW widow of Mr. YATES
      • .... etc.
    • 3316 JAMES MARTIN 1669-1676 d age 7 years


  • Genealogy of the Martin family (1918) Vol. 1
  • Pg. 15
  • (1) Of Isaac Martin but little is known beyond the fact that he lived at Rehoboth from 1644 to 1646. As there were no Martin descendants of either Abraham or Robert we infer that we owe our parentage to Isaac.
  • The Middlesex Court shows that "John Martin" gave evidence at court, April 15th, 1658, relative to Paul Wilson engaging the affection of his cousin Pricilla Upham. If John and Pricilla were cousins, Elizabeth, the wife of Deacon John Upham, must have been a sister of Robert, Abram and Isaac, and John must have been Isaac's son.
  • Richard was the brother of Robert, Abram and Isaac and came to New England to take possession of the property left him by the will of Robert.
  • The date of his arrival is not known, but it is probable that he, with his son, John, came over about 1663.
  • June 1st, 1689, he was appointed as surveyor of highways for Rehoboth.
  • Richard advanced 1 pound, 5 shillings, 4 pence, to sustain in carrying on the war against the Indians, under King Phillip.
  • He died May 2nd, 1694, leaving his property to his sons. John, Francis and Richard, Jr., and two daughters, Annie and Elanor.
  • (2) John Martin (son of Isaac Martin) immigrant ancestor of this branch of the family, died July 5th, 1687. He was of Dover, New Hampshire, 1648-1666. Piscataway, New Jersey, 1666-1676, and Woodbridge, New Jersey, 1676-1687. His wife was Hester Roberts, daughter of Thomas Roberts, who settled in Dover, N. H., in 1823, and was called "Governor" of the state in 1640, the Colonial Government not being very definite or certain.
  • John Martin was one of the original grantees of Piscataway, N. J., in 1666.
  • (3) Thomas Martin, born 1659, died 1715, was the son of John and Hester (Roberts) Martin of Piscataway, N. J. He married, April 28th, 1683, Rebecca Higgins (daughter of Richard and Mary Higgins). Their family: .... etc.


  • Calendar of Records in the Office of the Secretary of State. 1614-1703 edited by William Nelson
  • Pg.83
  • 1686 July 22. Patent to John Martine junior of Piscataway, for 100 acres there, bounded N. by grantee, E. by John Martine senior, S. and W. by unsurveyed land; also 90 acres at Chingell Hill, bounded W. by Hopell Hull, S. by Jeffrey Maning, E. by unsurveyed land, N. by John Martine senior. 352
  • 1686 July 22. Do. to John Martine senior of Piscataway, for 100 acres there, bounded N. by his homelot, W. by John Martine junior, South by unsurveyed land, E. by Woodbridge line; also 81 a. bounded W. by Hopell Hull and Thomas Higgines, S. by John Martine jr., E. and N. by unsurveyed lands. 353
  • Pg.96
  • 1684-5 Jan. 21. Do. Benjamin Martine to his brother John Martine
  • Pg.97
  • junior, both of Piscataway, for 33 acres in Woodbridge, given him by their father John Martine August 4, 1684. 78
  • Pg.107
  • 1684 Aug. 22. Deed. John Martine junior of Piscataway to his father John Martine of Woodbridge, for 15 acres of upland at Piscataway, N. and E. the highway, W. and S. grantee. 219
  • 1687-8 March 17. Will of John Martin of Piscataway. Wife Esther sole heiress and executrix with sons Hopewell Hull, John Martin, Benjamin Martin and John Langstaff as overseers and assistants. Witnesses Thomas Killingworth, Will. Button, Benjamin Martin, Thomas Martin, Daniel Lippington. 220
  • 1687 Dec 14. Letters of administration on the estate of John Martin dec'd., granted to his widow Esther. 221
  • 1684 Aug. 4. Deed. John Martine of Piscataway to his son Thomas Martine of the same place for two tracts of land and one tract of meadow, in Woolbridge, vizt: the first, between Abraham Tappine, Piscataway bounds, and son Benj. Martin; the second, betw. Benj. Martine and Piscataway line; the third, 10 acres of Raraton meadows; all by virtue of patent of June 6, 1673. 222
  • Pg.108
  • 1687 Nov. 9. Will of Esther Martin of Piscataway. Sons John, Joseph, Thomas, Benjamin, daughter Mary Hull, Martha Langstaff, Lidea Smally, grandchildren Hopewell, son of Hopewell and Mary Hull, Mary, dau. of the same. Executor son Benjamin. Witnesses Edward Slatter and Samuel Hull. Proved Dec. 20, 1687. 224
  • 1687-8 Jan. 6. Letters of administration on the estate of Esther Martin granted to her son Benjamin. 226
  • Pg.167
  • 1684 Aug. 4. Deed. John Martine of Piscataway to his son John Martine junior, for 15 acres of meadow in Woodbridge Corporation, part of the 30 a. lot granted by patent of June 6, 1673. 66
  • Pg.277
  • 1697-8 Jan. 6. Patent to John Martine of Piscataway, for 170 acres there, as follows: 1, 110 a. in the Vineyard, N. Widow Higgens, Widow Fitsrendalph, Nicholas Mundy and grantee's father Martine, W. Samuel Hull and a swamp, E. Woodbridge line, S. a small swamp; 2, 60 a. by Dismall, S. W. grantee, N. W. Daniel Hendricks, E. DismalI Brook, S. unsurveyed land; 3, 15 a. of Rariton meadows in Woodbridge, S. Samuel Mores, N. Joseph Martine, E. the pond, W. the common bog. 522
  • Pg.299
  • 1699 Aug. 31. Deed. John Martine of Piscataway and wife Anne to Ralph Ransford of N, Y., butcher, for the following tracts: 1, two house-lots, 20 acres, N. the road betw. them and Smally's town lot, E. grantor's 5 a. lot, S. Nicholas Bonham, W. John Martin senior; 2, 25 a., N. a road and Daniel Lippington, W. Vincent Rugnion or a byway, S. Michael Symons and grantee, E. grantee and John Martin junior; 3, 14 a., adjoining the preceding 25, S. Rariton R., E. and W. two small springs, N. John Martin senior; 4, 5 a. of meadow, W. said river, E. Hugh Dunn, N. Capt. Drake, S. Hopewell Hull. 26


  • Documents Relating to the Colonial, Revolutionary and Post ..., Volume 23
  • 1687 Nov. 9. Martin, Easter, of Piscataway; will of. Children— John, Joseph, Thomas Martin, Mary Hull, Martha Langstaffs, Lidia Smalley, Benjamin, grandchildren Mary and Hope Hull (children of Hopewell Hull). Land in Piscataway Township. Personal property. Executor— son Benjamin. Witnesses— Edward Slater and Samuel Hull. Proved December 20, 1687.
    • N. J. Archives, XXL, p. 108, and Middlesex Wills
  • 1687-8 Jan. 6. Bond of her son Benjamin Martin of Piscataway as executor of her will. Edward Slater of the same place fellow bondsman.
  • 1687 Sept. 15. Martin, James, of Burlington, meal man; will of. Brothers Thomas Martin and John Martin, sister Mary Fry (excluding
  • her husband from use of legacy), nephew Thomas Fry; Monthly Meeting of Ratlife Frends, London, and Burlington Meeting; mother Martha Martin alias Greenhill. Real and personal estate, partly in England. Executors Samuel Jenings, Percival Towle and Thomas Ollive. Witnesses John Johnson and Susannah Prickit. Proved March 28, 1693.
  • 1693 March 28. Bond of Samuel Jennings of Philadelphia, merchant, as surviving executor. Isaac Marriott and Henry Grubb fellow bondsmen.
  • 1693 March 28. Will proved and letters testamentary granted to the surviving executor, Samuel Jenings. Burlington Records, p. 19
  • 1687 March 17. Martin, John, of Piscataway, yeoman; will of. Wife Easter heiress and executrix of real and personal estate with sons John and Benjamin Martin, Hopfull Hulle and John Langstaff as overseers. Witnesses Thomas Killingworth, Will: Button, Benjamin Martin, Thomas Martin and Daniel Lippington. Proved 20th 20th 1687 (?)
    • N. J. Archives, XXI., p. 107, and Middlesex Wills
  • 1703 May 21. Martin, John, of Piscatteque, yeoman; will of. Wife Ann. Children— Elizabeth Dun, Ester Martin, Dorthy Martin, John Martin (under age), Richard Martin, brothers Joseph, Benjamin and Thomas Martin, sisters Mary Hall and Lydey Smalley. Real and personal estate. Executors— brother Benjamin Martin and Samuel Blackford. Witnesses— Benjamin Martin, Joseph Martin and Stephen Willson. Proved April 18, 1704. Lib. I, p. 34, and Middlesex Wills
  • 1703 June 12. Inventory of the personal estate (£219.17.6); made by John Royse and Edmond Dunham.
  • 1708 April 21. Administration on the estate granted to Hugh Huddy, principal creditor. Lib. I, p. 196



  • Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society Vol. IV. by New Jersey Historical Society
    • Piscataway, N. J., Marriage and Death Records
    • From the Town Register, 1668 to 1805.
  • Higgins, Rebecca (Rich. and Mary), to Thomas Martin, Apl. 28, 1683.
  • Martin, Lydia (John and Easter), to John Smalley, Oct. 18, 1676.
  • Martin, John (John and Hester), to Dorothy Smith, June 26, 1677.
  • Martin, Joseph (John and Hester), to Sarah Trotter (of Eliz.), (d. Wm. and Catharine), Nov. 25, 1679.
  • Martin, Martha, to Josiah Wooden, Nov. 20, 1705.
  • Martin, Benjamin (John and Hes.), to Margaret Rennals, Oct. 24, 1680.
  • Martin, Benjamin, to Margt. Ellstone, Nov. 10, 1688.
  • Martin, Thomas, to Rebecca Higgins, Apl. 28, 1683.
  • Martin, Elizabeth (John and Dorothy), to Hugh Dun, Aug. 9, 1697.
  • Martin, John, to Ann Brown, Jan. 9, 1698-9.
  • Martin, James, to Hannah Smith (of Wood), Sept. 4, 1701.
  • Martin, Dorothy, to Benjamin Dunham, Sept. 21, 1704.
  • Martin, Patience, to Daniel Sutton, Oct. 31, 1704.
  • Martin, Joseph, to Susanna Anger, Sept. 1, 1707.
  • Martin, Richard, to Mary Salard, Mar. 3, 1713-14.
  • Martin, David, to Elizabeth Doty, Mar. 9, 1714.
  • Martin, Joshua, to Sarah Sopars, Apl. 6, 1715.
  • Martin, John, to Mary Drake, Feb. 16, 1716.
  • Martin Jonathan (Jon. and Eliz.), to Martha Dunn, May 11, 1732.
  • Martin, Hannah, to Banajah Dunham, Feb. 5, 1745.
  • Rennalls, Margaret (d. of Nicholas), to Benjn. Martin, Oct. 21, 1680.
  • Smalley, John, son of John and Hannah, to Lydia Martin, (dau. of John and Esther), Oct. 18, 1676
  • Smith, Dorothy, dau. of Richd., to John Martin, June 26, 1677.
    • DEATHS
  • Martin, James, of John and Hester, Mar. 21, 1676-7.
  • Martin, Easter, of John and Dorothy, Apl. 9, 1678.
  • Martin, Easter, of John and Dorothy, Nov. 8, 1682.
  • Martin, John, of John and Dorothy, July 16, 1721.
  • Martin, John, Senr., July 5, 1687.
  • Martin, Esther, widow of John, Dec. 12, 1687.
  • Martin, Benjamin, of Benjamin and Margaret, Oct. 24, 1682.
  • Martin, Margaret, wife of Benjamin, Jan. 12, 1687-8
  • Martin, Joshua, of Moses and Margt., age 59 yrs., Apl. 16, 1793.
  • Martin, Abigail, of Joseph and Sarah, Jan. 10, 1693-4.
  • Martin, Dorothy, wife of John, Mar. 28, 1698.
  • Martin, Rachel, of Joshua and Mary, Oct. 28, 1788.
  • Martin, Margaret, of Joshua and Mary, 39 yrs., Mar. 20, 1805.


  • Lineage Book of Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors By Robert Glenn Thurtle
  • Lineage Book of Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors By Robert Glenn Thurtle
  • Pg. 311
  • 1. Thomas Roberts, Governor of New Hampshire 1640-41
    • 2. Esther Roberts New Hamshire c.1626 Piscataway, NJ 12 Dec 1687 m. c.1646 John Martin Durham, Eng. c.1620 Piscataway 5 July 1587
      • 3. John Martin, Jr. Dover, NH 1647 Piscataway 1703 m. 26 Jun 1677 Dorothy Smith 28 Mar 1698
        • 4. Patience Martin m. 31 Oct 1704 Daniel Sutton Piscatway 25 Feb 1682 Piscataway 1761


  • Meredith, N.H. : annals and genealogies (1932)
  • Stearns' History states that Thomas Roberts settled on Dover Neck, about 1623. The land he was on was occupied by Roberts' descendants over two centuries. They were men who were in
  • public offices and occupied high positions. In 1662 he rebuked his sons, who were constables, for enforcing the law against Quaker women.
  • Thomas Roberts had been a member of the church over twenty years. He died about 1673 and was buried on Dover Neck. Tradition, through Charles Roberts of Meredith, states that Thomas Roberts was drawn on a jury as one of the men to punish the Quaker women for maintaining their religion. He refused and the Dover magistrate took his cow away to punish him. In his will he gave most of his property to his daughter, Sarah, and husband, Richard Rich, but remembered in his will, John and Thomas; Hester, wife of John Martin; Anne, wife of James Philbrick of Hampton; and Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Heard.
  • John Roberts, born in 1629, his son, was prominent on Dover Neck; he married Abigail, daughter of Elder Hate-evil Nutter. They had children: Joseph, Hatevil, and probably Thomas and Abigail Nutter Roberts. In 1679 John was in Portsmouth, served as marshall of the Province, but resigned in 1681.
  • Thomas Roberts, born in 1633, married Mary, daughter of Thomas Leighton of Dover.
  • Nathaniel lived on Dover Neck; married Elizabeth Mason.




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John Martin, of Piscataway's Timeline

June 1620
Age 26
Dover, Strafford, NH, USA
Age 28
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
Age 32
Dover, Strafford Co, NH
Age 34
Dover (Oyster River), Bristol Co, NH
Age 36
Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire, USA
January 12, 1659
Age 38
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
Age 41
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
Age 48
Piscataway, Middlesex Co., NJ