Elizabeth Martin (née Kelso)

7th Aug 1789 - 1851

Claimant or beneficiary


Elizabeth Martin née Kelso, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel William Kelso of Dankeith and Susanna Fergusson of Doonholm, married to John Halliday Martin (q.v.), sister-in-law of George Savage Martin (q.v.), awarded a share of compensation for Nibb's estate, Antigua, as an annuitant.

  1. Born 07/08/1789 in Symington, Ayrshire, to Col. William Kelso of Dankeith and Susanna Fergusson, married John Halliday Martin (q.v.) 05/04/1813 in Edinburgh: "John Halliday Martin Esq 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.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 360 (Nibb's).

  1. James Paterson, History of the Counties of Ayr and Wigton (Edinburgh, James Stillie, 1863) Vol. 1 Part 2, p. 745; Burke, John, Genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank: but uninvested with heritable honours (London, Henry Colburn, 1835) Vol. 2, p. 534; General Register Office for Scotland, OPR 1789 618 0020; General Register Office for Scotland, OPR 1813 685/1 540 071; www.familysearch.org batch no. C118954.

Further Information

Maiden Name
John Halliday Martin
Susan (1818-), George Matthew (1820-), Fleming (1824-)

Associated Claims (1)

£2,063 10s 5d

Relationships (2)

Widow → Deceased Husband
Daughter-in-law → Father-in-law