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Jean Martain

Male 1676 - 1738  (62 years)


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  • Name Jean Martain 
    Born 1676  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Notes cont'd from above 1700 
    Indian village, known today as Monakintowne, where they were to settle. Jean Martin, however, and others like Pierre Legrand choose to settle about 5 miles father south along the James River in Henrico Co. By 1704, each male Huguenot had been granted 
    Notes continued from above 1700 
    113 acres of land. According to Cabell's "Turf & Twig, French Lands" Jean Martin received more land than any other Huguenot immigrant did, owning more than 1,200 acres. One of this patents "lies in the midst of a golf course in present day Chesterfield Co" 
    Notes for Jean Martin 1700 
    Recognizing the culture that the French Huguenots could bring to the Colonies, the King of England promised them freedom of religion along with their own land in VA. When the ships landed at the mouth of the James the passengers were guided to a abandoned 
    Arrival in America 20 September 1700  Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrived on the Peter & Anthony, the 2nd of 4 ships carrying French Protestants seeking freedom of religion. Most passengers crossed the ocean from England/Netherlands where they found refuge after fleeing earlier from the oppression of Catholic France. 
    Residence 1701 
    Marriage Notes 1703 
    Marrying in 1697 would put them in the old world & Jean Martin was listed as single on ship list & the inheritance after the death of both her parents & as a belated patent belonging to her dec father would not be a dowry. 
    Tithable Lists 1703  Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1 slaved named Francois. 
    Tithable List 1710  Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1 Slave Jean Powell 
    Tithable Lists 1711  Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    2 slaves, Jean Poel, Joell 
    Tithable Lists 1712  Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    4 slaves, Powell, Joell, Jacques, Jean 
    Residence 1714  Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Sale 1715  James River Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jean Martin sold 180 acres to John Bilbaud on S side of the James River and adjacent to land that already abutted Bilbaud. 
    Appraiser for Estate of Elizabeth Ramey 1720  Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    One of the appraisers for the inventory of Elizabeth Ramey, widow of Abraham Ramey. 
    Land Sale September 1721  Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Margaret Martin relinquishes her downer in deed for 582 acres which John Martain sells to Madame Hannah Tullit, widow of John Tullit. 
    Real Estate 1732  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    the value of improvements on his plantation was 1569.5 poundshe had 60 head of cattle then and owned only patent 900 (bequeathed to James). 
    Will 2 March 1736  Goochland County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    To John Martin, son of my deceased son John, a plantation, with house, and allthereto belonging, next to Mr. Joseph Pleasants, above my dwelling house on James River..... 
    Died 1738  St. James Parish, Goochland, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 62 years 
    Land & Deeds
    Martain, Legrand, Robinson Map
    Person ID P7865  Burress Genealogy of Virginia | My Ancestors

    Wife Mary Margaret LaCaze
              b. 1684, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. After 1743, Henrico County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1 November 1703  Manakintown, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F2543  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1676 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival in America - Arrived on the Peter & Anthony, the 2nd of 4 ships carrying French Protestants seeking freedom of religion. Most passengers crossed the ocean from England/Netherlands where they found refuge after fleeing earlier from the oppression of Catholic France. - 20 September 1700 - Henrico County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTithable Lists - 1 slaved named Francois. - 1703 - Henrico County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTithable List - 1 Slave Jean Powell - 1710 - Henrico County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTithable Lists - 2 slaves, Jean Poel, Joell - 1711 - Henrico County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTithable Lists - 4 slaves, Powell, Joell, Jacques, Jean - 1712 - Henrico County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Listed in the parishioners of King Wm Parish having a wife, 3 sons & 1 daughter. Since James is listed as oldest son in Jean's will & Peter born around this time is also in will, John was born later, so one of the sons mentioned here must have died young. - 1714 - Henrico County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAppraiser for Estate of Elizabeth Ramey - One of the appraisers for the inventory of Elizabeth Ramey, widow of Abraham Ramey. - 1720 - Henrico County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - Margaret Martin relinquishes her downer in deed for 582 acres which John Martain sells to Madame Hannah Tullit, widow of John Tullit. - September 1721 - Henrico County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReal Estate - the value of improvements on his plantation was 1569.5 poundshe had 60 head of cattle then and owned only patent 900 (bequeathed to James). - 1732 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - To John Martin, son of my deceased son John, a plantation, with house, and allthereto belonging, next to Mr. Joseph Pleasants, above my dwelling house on James River..... - 2 March 1736 - Goochland County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1738 - St. James Parish, Goochland, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S411458154] Will, Will, 1736.
      Will of John Martin of St. James Parish, Goochland Co., 2 March 1736 To my eldest son James, all my land in Henrico Co., 447 acres, a negro Betty, and items. To John Martin, son of my deceased son John, a plantation, with house, and allthereto belonging, next to Mr. Joseph Pleasants, above my dwelling house on James River. To daughter Judith Chasteen, what she has received, a bed and three negroes. To my daughter Judith's son John Jeffodon, a negro man Will. If he dies without heirs, then to his brothers and sisters. If any of estate left by Thos. Jeffodon, dec'd which I had in my hands and delivered to Reny Chasteen till John Jeffodon comes of age, it is also to be divided among John's brother and sisters if he dies. To my son Peter, my tract adjoining Mr. Randolph, Jr. with land I live on and houses after his mother's death, with negro Daniel, mulatto Farmer and items. To daughter Jane Martin, 2 negroes or items, and mulatto girl Mary, for the term of her servitude. To the poor of the parish 20 shillings. To my wife Margaret, my plantation next to William Randolph, Jr. as long as she lives, with all belonging to it, and then to my son Peter. Items are to be distributed to my children at my wife's death, with 1/5 to my dec'd son John's children, numbering three.Paragraph tagExecutors: wife and son James Signed: John (X) Martin Wit: Giles Letcher, James Soblet Recorded 15 May 1739.