De St Martin

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Origin of Surname

The name either indicates a resident of the Jersey parish of Saint Martin, but far more likely, someone who came from one of the Normandy villages bearing this name - possibly St Martin Le Gaillard.

Early records

Martin is found in the Assize Roll of 1309 and the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550 contains one de St Martin.

Jourdain de St Martin was born in Trinity in 1200

Payne's Armorial of Jersey

For many generations this family, long since extinct, possessed the Fief Hubert of Trinity.

Thomas de St Martin, the last Seigneur of Trinity, was accused after his death of having participated in the attempt to deliver the island to the French, during the Governorship of John Nanfant. This charge probably derived an air of possibility from the fact that Guille de St Martin, brother of Thomas, had been Attorney-General of Jersey under the Count de Maulevrier, the French commander. It was made use of in the reign of Henry VIII, by Sir Hugh Vaughan, the then Governor, as a pretext for endeavouring to wrest the estate from Drouet Lempriere, nephew and heir of the aforesaid Thomas.

The allegation, however, was proved to be false, and the rapacious claims of Vaughan were, to the honour of the Bailly, Helier de Carteret, disallowed by the Court. Durell in his notes to Falle's history, mentions that John, Guillot, Ralph and Guy de St Martin (probably cousins of Thomas) were also implicated in the accusation.

Variants

  • Martin
  • de St Martin
  • Martyn 1309
  • Martin dit Maignan 1461-78

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