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George MARTIN, blacksmith, from Ramsey, Hampshire; of Salem & Amesbury, will dated 1/19/1683, probate 11/26/1686

Spouse: (1) Hannah ___ (2) Susanna NORTH, baptized Olney Buckhamshire 9/30/1621, married 8/11/1646, hanged as a witch Tuesday, July 19, 1692

Children: of (1) Hannah born 2/21/1633-4 of (2) Richard born 1/29/1647 married Mary Hoyt widow of Christopher Bartlett; George born 10/21/1648 died young; John born 1/26/1650-1 married Mary Weld; Esther born 4/7/1653 married 3/15/1669-70 John Jameson; Jane born 11/2/1656 married Samuel Hadley; Abigail born 9/10/1659 married James Hadlock; William born 12/1662 died young; Samuel born 9/29/1667 died young; William


Hannah MARTIN born 2/21/1633-4, daughter of George, blacksmith, of Salem & Amesbury

Spouse: Ezekiel WORTHEN born 1636, died 1717

Children:  Hannah born April 21 1663 married December 5 1684 Samuel Fowler; John born February 12 1664 married December 30 1689 Mary Hadlock; Thomas born October 31 1667 married Hannah Annis; George born December 15 1669 married Ann Curmac alias Charles; Ezekiel born May 18 1672 married December 26 1704 Abigail Carter; Margerite born September 24 1674 married George Weed; Samuel married November 17 1701 Deliverance Heath; Dorothy married October 5 1702 Joseph Hoyt; Judith married February 19 1707 08 Abraham Page; Deborah born December 9 1686 married November 15 1714 Eliezer Wells

Historic homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter: George Martin doubtless brother of Richard Martin mentioned above and perhaps of other pioneers of the name came from England in the employ of Samuel Winsley about 1639. He was a commoner when he bought John Cole's rights in 1643 in Salisbury Massachusetts, was an original commoner and lot layer of Amesbury 1654-5, took the oath of fidelity 1646 and again 1677. His petition to the general court 1648 was referred to the Hampton court. He was a blacksmith by trade. He lived west of the Powow river as early as 1649 an received many grants in what is now Amesbury from 1654 to 1664. His will was dated January 19 1683 and proved November 23 1686. His first wife Hannah died 1646; he married second August II 1646 Susanna daughter of Richard North. His wife was charged with witchcraft during the dreadful delusion of the times arrested April 30 1692, tried at Salemr June 29, and executed July 19 1692. The most damaging evidence against her was that she went afoot from Amesbury to Newbury in a dirty season without getting her clothing wet. She was a short, active woman, plump and well developed, of remarkable neatness one who scorned to be drabbled. She had been accused of witchcraft before April 1 1669 when her husband sued William Sargent for slander in calling her a witch .The jury found for the defendant but the court did not concur. Martin then gave bonds for his wife's appearance on a charge of witchcraft. Children I Hannah born February i 1643 4 married December 4 1661 Ezekiel Worthen 2 Richard mentioned below 3 George born October 21 1648 died young 4 John born January 26 1650 1 married Mary Weld 5 Esther born April 7 1653 married March 15 1069 70 John Jameson 6 Jane born November 2 1656 married Samuel Hadley 7 Abigail born September I0 1659 married James Hadlock 8 William born December n 1662 9 Samuel born September 29 1667 died young

Founders and Patriots of America Inc.: Martin, George (...-c. 1686) m. Aug 11, 1646 (2) Susan North MASS XXIX, 351.

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