Samuel Duffield MARTIN, son of Alice MARTIN , was born 27 December 1876 in Beech Lanes, Worcestershire, England. He married Nellie PORTER bet. January and March, 1902 in Kings Norton District, Worcestershire, England. He died UNKNOWN. Nellie PORTER was born abt. 1878 in Salty, Warwickshire, England. She died UNKNOWN.

Marriage Notes for Samuel Duffield MARTIN\Nellie PORTER:

Notes for Samuel Duffield MARTIN:

The 1891 census return indicates that Samuel wasn't the son of John and Elizabeth Martin, but their grandson. My belief is that he must have been a son of Alice Martin, born out of wedlock.

We see Samuel in 1881, living in the household of who we now believe to have been his grandparents, John and Elizabeth Martin, living at Hagley Road, Ridgacre, Worcestershire.
John Martin Head Mar 53 Iron Puddler Darlaston Stafford
Elisabeth Martin Wife Mar 50 Banbury Oxford
Clara J Martin Daur Unm 14 Greets Green Stafford
Martha A Martin Daur Unm 12 Scholar Beech Lanes Worcester
Sophia E Martin Daur Unm 9 Scholar Beech Lanes Worcester
James W Martin Son Unm 6 Scholar Beech Lanes Worcester
Samuel D Martin Son Unm Male 4 Beech Lanes Worcester
Joseph Knbbs Father In Law Mar Male 90 Banbury Oxford
Sarah Knibbs Mother In Law Mar 74 Banbury Oxford

Joseph's date of birth is given incorrectly. He was born in 1799, not 1791 so would have been just 82.

The Admissions Register for the Quinton National School 1872-1894 shows the following MARTIN children. Martha has the name of George Martin for a parent. This could be a mistake but it could also mean that she isn't from this family. She was living with them at the 1881 census so I assume it is a mistake.
No. Year Mth Name Born Parent/Guardian Occupation Address
41 1872 6 Martin Martha 7 3 1869 George Martin Forge Man Beech Lanes
93 1875 4 Martin Elisabeth 29 12 1871 ? Martin Labourer Beech Lanes
297 1879 5 Martin James William 20 13 1875 John Martin Labourer Beech Lanes
354 1880 4 Martin Samuel, D 27 12 1876 John Martin Labourer Beech Lanes

The 1891 census return is the first indication that Samuel Duffield Martin was a grandson of John and Elizabeth, and not his son.
John Martin Head Mar 63 Farm Labourer Staffordshire Bilston
Elizabeth Martin Wife Mar 61 Laundress Oxfordshire Banbury
Martha Ann Martin Daur UnM 20 Laundress Worcestershire Beech Lanes
Sophia Elisabeth Martin Daur UnM 19 Laundress Worcestershire Beech Lanes
James William Martin Son UnM 16 Filer Worcestershire Beech Lanes
Samuel Duffield Martin Grand Son 14 Engine Stoker Worcestershire Beech Lanes
S???? Bailey Lodger UnM 20 Laundress Staffordshire Willenhall

I am reliably informed by Jean Lewis, Samuel's grand-daughter, that Samuel married a girl named Nellie Porter in 1902. They had 6 children - 4 girls and 2 boys. Sadly, Samuel died just 2 months before his youngest son was born.

In 1911, we can see Samuel and his family living at Osmonde House, Tanworth Lane, Shirley Heath, Warwickshire:
Samuel Duffield Martin Head 54 Milk Seller Quinton Warwickshire
Nellia Martin Wife 32 Married (10 years) Salty Warwickshire
Nellie E Martin Daughter 8 Smethwick Staffordshire
Elsie W Martin Daughter 6 Smethwick Staffordshire
Florence B Martin Daughter 5 Smethwick Staffordshire
Irene A Martin Daughter 3 Smethwick Staffordshire
Stanley W Martin 2 Tanworth Warwickshire

By 1911, Nellie had 5 children all of whom survived.

Jean writes of Samuel's youngest child, her dad:- "The other children were a lot older than him. Of the four girls, only one married, and an elder brother was sent to live in Australia with relatives when he was in his early teens. He didn't marry either. He had a very good singing voice and made quite a few records (hymns mostly) but at the time of writing we don't have any more information. He came back to England when in his late 70's just before he died to meet his brother and one remaining sister, who has also now died. No-one from that generation remains. As his sisters were so much older he was never included in outings to visit relatives, so had no recollection of having cousins or aunties or uncles. The family moved to Shirley, West Midlands and I think most of the children were born there".

Sources for Samuel Duffield MARTIN:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. Personal Contact with Jean Lewis, Samuel Duffield Martin's granddaughter, gave me his middle name of Duffied 
  3. FreeBMD, gave middle Christian name 
  4. Quinton National School - Admission Register 1872-94,
  5. 1891 British Census,
  6. 1911 British Census,

Notes for Nellie PORTER:

Sources for Nellie PORTER:

  1. Personal Contact with Jean Lewis, Samuel Duffield Martin's granddaughter,
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. 1911 British Census,