Vitals: Thomas & Mary Martin Austen

Thomas (1723- ) b. East Peckham or Marden, Kent Co. or Petworth, Sussex Co., UK;  r. Yalding, Kent Co.,UK: yoeman farmer, Heresfield Farm (son of John or Anthony ? & Mary Wilde Austen*)

m1. 1754 Ann Burr (1721 – ) b. East Peckham, Kent

m2. after 1765  Mary Martin* (1740-after 1795) b. Newlands, Keymer, Sussex Co., UK; r. Yalding (daughter of Henry & Mary Payne Martin)

Children: birth order uncertain

m1. Ann Burr

  1. Sarah (1754/60- ) b. East Peckham or Marden; r. Horsmonden & Aylesford (m. Thomas Clark,  1778, 6 children)
  2. William (1756-  ) b. East Peckham or Marden
  3. Ambrose (1757-1843) b. Kent County; r. Enfield, London & Jeromesville, Wayne Co., OH (m. Susannah Beard – our line, 1779)
    -buried: Jeromesville Cemetery
  4.  Ann (1759-1769) b. East Peckham, Kent
  5. Thomas, Jr. (1762- ) b. East Peckham, Kent
  6. Jeffrey (1765- ) b. East Peckham, Kent
  7. James (1765 – ) who might have been Jeffrey’s twin.

m2. Mary Martin

  1. Mary (1770-1854) b. Smarden (?) or Marden or East Peckham, Kent (m. Thomas Welfear, 1794, 6 children)
  2. John (1771- ) b. Marden; He and Mary were probably products of Thomas’ second wife, Mary Martin

Our Thomas’ Will, written in 1795, refers to Mary as “my now wife.” Could this Thomas have had a father Thomas, Sr.? The Will mentions a “Thomas, the Elder,” but was this his aged father or  could this have been a title for perhaps a cousin from their Baptist tradition. The birth dates of the first children, including Ambrose, seem more in line with this “Two Thomas” theory.

Documentation:

Brian Austen, Austen Family Association, “Origins”

Caroline Pinkers. E-mail. 10 October 2001

“Martin.” Various Public Member Family Trees,
Ancestry.com

“Mary Martin.” FamilySearch.com. 13 December 2018
FamilySearch.com

RETURN TO OUR AUSTEN FAMILY TREE

RETURN TO OUR BURR FAMILY TREE

RETURN TO OUR MARTIN FAMILY TREE

Last revised 3/31/20

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