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John Martin 1778 – 1860

John Martin 1778 -1860

John Martin 1778 -1860

John was son of Josiah Martin and Eleanor Howlin. He was born in Ballingale, Taghmon, Co. Wexford. As a young man he was educated at Ballitore School in Kildare. Although born and educated as a Quaker he choose a military life, a decision that would have resulted in him being ‘disowned’ by Friends. He held the rank of Major and saw military service in Canada in the early 1800’s. He married Sophia Louisa Grant in 1808 and was father to a large family. In the 1830’s he retired and resided in Boulogne, France. In 1860 he died on the Isle of Wight. (Photo courtesy of Peter Few, Australia)

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