Charles Martell

Male Abt 1735 - 1820  (~ 85 years)


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  • Name Charles Martell 
    Born Abt 1735  United Kingdom? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Justice of the Peace 
    Occupation Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    private with the 45th Regiment of Foot 
    _UID 64FE1F15A17A7445B2343D2FCC6B6BC42204 
    Died 1820  Main-à-Dieu, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1940  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 18 May 2010 

    Family Anne Schmidt?,   b. Abt 1740, Switzerland? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. John Martell,   b. Abt 1767, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ann Martell,   b. Abt 1772, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Joseph Martell,   b. Abt 1775, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1820, Mira Gut, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     4. Anthony Martell,   b. Abt 1782, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F1052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Charles Martell went to Louisbourg with the 45th Regiment of Foot. Later in life he served as Justice of the Peace at Main a dieu. He probably was the Charles Martell who came to Halifax as a minor in 1748 with Cornwallis, his parents were Thomas (a stocking weaver) and Jane. Where he met and married his wife Ann has yet to be disclosed.

      According to a Martell family bible [version] inherited by [insert data], which is likely a transcription of, and possible elaboration on, an earlier bible entry or entries, Charles Martell was from Dublin, Ireland. The name Martell does occur in Ireland, and is also found in England (National Trust Surnames [cite], based on the 1881 Census, found 294 persons with this name in 1881, in London, Swansea (Wales), Milton Keynes, and especially in the area around Southampton and Portsmouth. In the 1881 Census of Canada, 86 of Charles Martell's descendants and wives claimed their origins were "English" and 24 stated they were "French," not one was "Irish." The "French" origin may have been suggested by the common Acadian French name, Martel, and Charlemagne's well known ancestor, Charles Martel "The Hammer." The assumption that the family were Huguenots has not been documented.

      FHL Film # 814, 174
      C-4 Cape Breton County Probate Files (Reg bk A p 59)
      year 1820
      Charles Martell Sr. age 77 will dated 15 May 1812; his heirs are children John, Jane, Ann, Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary and Anthony (in that order)
      Charles Lee is a witness (signs) to the administration bond (Anthony Martell is administrator) Feb 2, 1820

      Family of Charles Martell-
      John Martell was the spouse of Jane Oxley
      Jane Martell was the wife of John Ley [ca 1865-bet 1800 and 1805] and then was remarried to Thomas Burke around 1803 (see notes for John Ley)
      Ann Martell married Edward Dillon
      Joseph Martell married Patience Phipps
      Elizabeth Martell married Paul Buckley
      Mary Martell married Michael Kennedy
      Anthony Martell married Lucinda Holmes
      Charles Jr. was the spouse of Susan Mehitabel Wilcox (Charles Jr. predeceased his father)

      Children of "Jane Martell's marriage to Thomas Burke":
      Walter Burke baptized 12 June 1803 St. George to Thomas and Jane, was the spouse of Jane Shaw (children were Charles, Ann, James, Walter, Jane, John)
      Thomas Burke born about 1809; married to Anne Kennedy 10 Nov 1836 at Halifax (R.C.), died 25 Feb 1857, age "47," occupation sea captain, in Halifax (obit Sydney Advocate 7 March 1857); issue two daughters; burial Holy Cross Cemetery

      Cape Breton land petition year 1795
      Martell, Charles
      Permission from Macarmick and Matthews allowing Martell to cut grass in the South East Harbour in the Island of Scatari and on the small island adjacent. The name of Martell is marked off and permission given to John Cameron to cut timber at the head of St. George's Bay. This is approved by Nicholas Nepean in 1810.
      Cape Breton no. 10
      NSARM microfilm 15788

      Cape Breton land petition year 1805
      Kennedy, Mickell
      Petition to Despard Petitioner with his wife and three children lives with his father-in-law, Charles Martel. He asks a lot on the southern shore of Main-a-Dieu, adjoining land occupied by John Duderidge.
      Cape Breton no. 190
      NSARM microfilm 15789

      Cape Breton land petition year 1815
      Martell, John, Jr.
      Petition to Swayne: Petitioner's father, the late Charles Martell, Jr. received five acres from the late Mr. Matthews in 1796. The lot is on the west side of the Bay of Mainadieu, north-east of Boom Pond. Petition has occupied this land since his father's death, is 25 years old, has a wife and one child. He asks a lease of 250 acres for himself and four younger brothers. Note: recommended for a fish lot.
      Cape Breton no.: 1247
      NSARM microfilm: 15792

      Cape Breton land petition year 1818
      Martell, John [Jr]
      Petition to Ainslie: Petitioner, age 27, a native of Man-a-Dieu, has a wife and two children. He asks a lot east and adjoining Bome Pond. Note: recommended., 50 acres. Name, "Charlie's Garden".
      Cape Breton no.: 2024
      NSARM microfilm: 15795

      Cape Breton land petition year 1826
      Martell, Charles, and Farrell, James
      Petition to Kempt: Petitioners are natives of these colonies and residents of Mainadieu. They are the owners of certain small vessels, and ask water lots at Manidieu on which to build a wharf. They have purchased the lots on the late Richard Stout. Plan. May have water lots, but not in front of other person's property.
      Cape Breton no.: 3154
      NSARM microfilm: 15799