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Thomas Martin

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
Death: November 1, 1715 (49-57)
Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Martin, of Piscataway and Hester Martin
Husband of Rebecca Martin
Father of Gershom Martin and Isaac Martin
Brother of John Martin, Jr.; Mary Hall; Martha Langstaff; Lydia Smalley; Joseph Martin, of Piscataway and 2 others

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  • The Martin family of America : descendants of John Martin & Esther Roberts (1987) by Louise Martin Mohler
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  • 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.
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  • 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 ?.
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    • 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.
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    • 283 LYDIA MARTIN SMALLEY 1655- m. 1676 JOHN SMALLY JR 1644-1731 s/o JOHN & ANN WALDEN
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    • 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.
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    • 2985 THOMAS MARTIN 1662-1715 m. 1683 REBECCA HIGGINS d/o RICHARD and 2nd w MARY SNOW widow of Mr. YATES
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    • 3316 JAMES MARTIN 1669-1676 d age 7 years


  • Genealogy of the Martin family (1918) Vol. 1
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  • (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: John, Sarah,
  • Samuel, (Isaac), Gershom, Jacob, Rebecca, Zachariah, Anne, Jeremiah.
  • Thomas Martin died in Woodbridge Township. In his will dated, Nov. 29th, 1715, he calls himself Yeoman of Woodbridge, Middlesex County.
  • Of the above children of Thomas and Rebecca Martin, John married Temperence . . . . and had at least Sarah and Rachel.
  • Samuel married Sarah . . . . Their children: Thomas and Samuel.
  • (4) (Isaac) married Hannah, leaving a will dated April 24th, 1730, probated July 19th, 1733, leaving a wife, Hannah, and children Abraham, (Isaac) and Jacob.
  • Gershom married . . . . Their family: Eliakim, Daniel and Joseph. No further record of these families.
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  • Calendar of Records in the Office of the Secretary of State. 1614-1703 edited by William Nelson
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  • 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
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  • 1684-5 Jan. 21. Do. Benjamin Martine to his brother John Martine
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  • junior, both of Piscataway, for 33 acres in Woodbridge, given him by their father John Martine August 4, 1684. 78
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.


  • American marriage records before 1699 By William Montgomery Clemens
  • American marriage records before 1699 By William Montgomery Clemens
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  • MARTEN, John and Elizabeth Simms, 17 December 1685, Pennsylvania License.
  • MARTENS, Catherine and Samuel Berry, 28 February 1691, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • MARTHENS, Ruth and William Jeff, 12 August 1697, Harford, Md.
  • MARTIN, Abigail and Thomas Hall, 25 February 1690, Dedham, Mass.
  • MARTIN, Elizabeth and Daniell Bacon, 21 FEbruary 1685, Dedham, Mass.
  • MARTIN, Elizabeth and Richard Gossuth, 3 December 1696, Talbot Co., Md.
  • MARTIN, George and Susanna North, 11 August 1646, Salisbury, Mass.
  • MARTIN, Grace and Nathaniel Phelps, 11 August 1676, Windson, Conn.
  • MARTIN, Hannah and Ezekial Worthen, 4 December 1661, Amesbury, Mass.
  • MARTIN, Joseph and Sarah Trotter, 25 November 1679, Middlesex Co., N.J.
  • MARTIN, Mary and Hopewell Hull, 1669, Woodbridge, N.J.
  • MARTIN, Melatiah and Rebecca Brooks, 6 November 1696, Swansea, Mass.
  • MARTIN, Samuel and Abigail Norton, 30 March 1676, Andover, Mass.
  • MARTIN, Sarah and Reginald Foster, September 1665, Ipswich, Mass.
  • MARTIN, Soloman and Mary Pindar, 1643, Gloucester, Mass.
  • MARTIN, Thomas and Rebecca Higgins, 28 April 1683, Piscataway, N.J.
  • MARTINE, Ann (widow) and William Edmunds, 1 July 1657, Boston, Mass.
  • MARTINE, Michael and Susanna Holliocke, 12 July 1656, Boston, Mass.
  • MARTINE, Rebecca and Charles Pretorious, 17 September 1653, Boston, Mass.
  • MARTINE, Richard and Sarah Tuttle, 1 December 1653, Boston, Mass.
  • MARTINE, Richard and Elizabeth Gay, July 1660, Boston, Mass.
  • MARTINS, Juda and William Cox, 30 March 1687, New York.
  • MARTINU, John and Mary Mudge, March 1671, Malden, Mass.
  • MARTYN, Thomas and Hannah Gennes, 22 December 1662, Brooklyn, N.Y.


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Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
Age 26
Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Age 27
Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
November 1, 1715
Age 53
Piscataway Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States