John Halliday Martin

1782 - 1826

Slave-owner and antecedent of claimant or beneficiary


Planter in Antigua, son of Samuel Martin (q.v.) and Grace Savage, husband of Elizabeth Martin née Kelso (q.v.), brother of George Savage Martin (q.v.). His widow was entitled to an annuity of £400 pa under a deed of 1816, three years after her marriage: her representatives thus claimed compensation for the enslaved on Nibb's Estate, Antigua. No will has yet been found for him but a record for John Halliday Martin 18/03/1826 shows his burial at Whittington in Worcestershire.

  1. Baptised 25/05/1782 at St Marylebone, Middlesex, son of Samuel Martin and Grace. Married Elizabeth Kelso in Edinburgh, 05/04/1813: "John Halliday Martin Esqr of St Andrew Parish, Eldest Son of Samuel Martin Esqr of the Island of Antigua, and Miss Elizabeth Kelso, Eldest daughter of Colonel William Kelso of Dankeith. Same Parish." There are three children born to this marriage in Penninghame, Wigtown, Scotland, but internet sites list (unsourced) a further four children born in the Caribbean.

  2. Attended Oxford University (Pembroke College), matriculated 07/11/1800 age 18.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 360;, England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1583-1991 [database online].

  1., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]; General Register Office for Scotland OPR 1813 685/1 540 071; IGI batch no C118954.

  2. Joseph Foster, Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886 (Oxford, Parker and Co., 1888-92) Vol. 3 p. 921.


Further Information

Elizabeth Kelso
Susan (1818-), George Matthew (1820-), Fleming (1824-)
Oxford (Pembroke) [1800 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£2,063 10s 5d
Other association

Relationships (3)

Son → Father
Deceased Husband → Widow

Addresses (1)

Whittington, Worcestershire, West Midlands, England
Notes →

Buried at Whittington in 1826.