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Martin, Lady Isabella (1832–1909)

Lady [Isabella] Martin, relict of the late Sir James Martin, formerly Chief Justice of New South Wales, died at her residence, Clairyaux, Rose Bay, on Tuesday. Lady Martin was born in 1832 and was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. William Long, of Tusculum, at one time a merchant of Sydney. She was married to Sir James, then Mr. Martin, on January 20, 1853, at St. Peter's Church, Cook's River, by Rev. Dr. Seele and from that time till his elevation to the Bench, in 1873, Sir James was a leading figure in the political life of the country. The deceased lady took a considerable interest in all the leading questions of the day. She was one of the chief organisers of the Queen's Jubilee Fund, and a member of the Board of Control of the School of Industry for Orphan Girls. Lady Martin was the mother of a family of 16 children, of whom there are five sons and five daughters still living.

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'Martin, Lady Isabella (1832–1909)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/martin-lady-isabella-28037/text35763, accessed 25 August 2019.

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