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John Martyn

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Stanmer, Sussex, or Sherford, Devon - England
Death: circa November 8, 1630 (50-58)
Barnham St. Martins, Suffolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Martyn, of Stockenham and Joan Martyn
Husband of Agnes Martyn
Father of John Martyn; Anne Thorpe; Thomas Martyn; Magdalene Bullard and William Martyn

Occupation: Cook
Managed by: Ellen Childs Kanarek
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About John Martyn

JOHN MARTYN born abt. 1575 in Sherford, Devonshire (d. 1629/30) of Barnham, Suffolk. John died between 28 Dec 1629, when his will is dated, and 8 Nov 1630, when it was proved. His wife predeceased him.

"John MARTYN called himself a cook, an occupation which suggests that he may have been employed in one of the two manors in Barnham (England) during that time, Calthorp Hall Manor or Baggot's Manor. (co. Suffolk)" (3)

In his will, he calls himself a cook of Barnham. He left his son Thomas his little house next to the gate with its ground and yard. After Thomas's death, the house was to go to his son John. He also left John part of a house on the condition that he pay £16 to the rest of his brothers and sisters and £4 to his son-in-law Henry Write's daughter Judy. He specified an interest rate of one percent and listed the brothers and sisters as Anne, the wife of Robert Buller, Thomas, Magdalene Martyn and William. His son John was his executor.


Parents:     Robert Martyn, born Abt. 1534 in Sherford, Devonshire, England; died April 29, 1612 in Stokenham, Sherford, Devonshire, England & Joahn, born Abt. 1538 in Sherford, Devonshire, England; died May 21, 1616 in Sherford, Devonshire


  1. Agnes ?

Children of John Martyn:

  1. John Martyn
  2. Anne Martyn married first Robert Bullard. She married second Henry Thorpe.
  3. Thomas Martyn
  4. Magdalene Martyn may have married John, the brother of her sister Anne's husband Robert. This is based on John's wife being named Magdalene and the rarity of the name. However, the name may not have been uncommon at that time and in that place.
  5. William Martyn
  6. Unknown Martyn died before 28 Dec 1629. She married Henry Write.


  1. Plummer, John, "The Martyn Wives of Robert and John Bullard," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 146, 1992, 279-.


  1. The Martyn Family of Barnham, Suffolk, England - Generation 1
  2. History of Barnham, in St Edmundsbury and Suffolk
  3. Re: Richard Martin (Eng.) 1694 >MA>VT>NY> Joel M. 1863 (NY)
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John Martyn's Timeline

Stanmer, Sussex, or Sherford, Devon - England
Age 26
Barnham, Suffolk, England
Age 28
Barnham St. Martins, Suffolk, England
Age 30
Barnham, Suffolk, England
January 29, 1607
Age 31
Barnham, Suffolk, England
Age 34
Barnham, Suffolk, England
November 8, 1630
Age 54
Barnham St. Martins, Suffolk, England
May 25, 1999
Age 54