Martin, Samuel, 1714-1788

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Martin, Samuel, 1714-1788

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MARTIN, SAMUEL, eldest son of Samuel Martin, Greencastle, Antigua, West Indies, and his first wife Frances, dau. of John Yeomans, Attorney-Gen., Antigua; b. 1 Sep 1714; adm. (aged 7) Oct 1722; in under school list 1727; Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1729; adm. Inner Temple 1730, called to bar 12 Jul 1736, Bencher 31 Jan 1766; Deputy Agent, Antigua 1742-4; Agent for Montserrat 1742-9 and for Nevis 1744-50; MP Camelford 1747-68, Hastings 1768-74; Secretary to Right Hon. Henry Bilson Legge MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer Apr 1754 – Nov 1755; Secretary of Treasury Nov 1756 – Apr 1757, May 1758 – May 1763; Treasurer to Augusta, Princess of Wales Oct 1757 – Feb 1772; inherited Greencastle plantation from father 1776; d. unm. 20 Nov 1788.


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Estate owner in Antigua. No concrete information is given for the presence of enslaved people on the estate in his lifetime, however records show 228 enslaved people in 1817.

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GB 2014

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020
Revised by Bethany Duck, Archive Assistant, September 2020




Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL:

Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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