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John Martin (1825–1907)

Mr. John Martin, who died at his residence, North Sydney, on Monday, at the ripe age of 82, was a brother of the late Sir James Martin, the distinguished Chief Justice, and statesman of New South Wales. The late John Martin was born at Parramatta on March 22, 1825, and married Miss Mary Ann Morley, who died in 1891. There were ten children by the marriage, namely, Messrs. G. J. Martin, Edward Martin, Mrs. T. Westbrook, Mrs. W. H. S. Feldwick, Madame Castagne, Mrs. C. Taylor, and Miss Matilda and Miss. Clara Martin. Mr. Martin was one of the oldest solicitors on the rolls in the State, having commenced his practice in 1853, and he was also a marshal of the Vice-Admiralty Court for upwards of 30 years. Before being called to the Bar, the late Mr. James Martin, was a solicitor, and he handed his practice over to his brother, who was associated at different periods with the late Mr. R. Johnson and the late Mr. R. P. Abbott. The deceased gentleman had not practised for a number of years prior to his death, owing to failing health. An elder brother, and a sister survive him. Mr. Martin was a Catholic.

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Life Summary [details]


28 March, 1825
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


8 July, 1907 (aged 82)
North Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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