Martha Marten was born about 1726 the eldest child of Robert Amberson Marten, almost certainly in Bristol. The family moved to London in the 1730's to Millbank and then to Stepney. She married on 5 Sep 1756 at St Dunstan's, Stepney. Her brother Nathaniel Marten writes about her crisis of faith in about 1763 when her three children and her husband had all died in the space of four years.

Her husband Edward Posgate was a mariner and perished in a shipwreck off Cape Breton (possibly the Auguste)

She later remarried Stephen Goulder, a weaver of Narrow Street, Wapping in 1771. Martha Goulder was buried on 22 Sep 1773.


Family of Edward POSGATE and Martha MARTEN

See also
Martha MARTEN's parents: Robert Amberson MARTEN (1699-1758) and Alice HARFORD (1709-1780)
Martha MARTEN's siblings: Humphrey MARTEN (1730-1790), Nathaniel MARTEN (1735-1816), Robert Amberson MARTEN (1736-1773) and Alice MARTEN (1742-1823)

Husband: Edward POSGATE ( -1762?)
Wife: Martha MARTEN (1726-1773)
Children: Samuel POSGATE (bap.1757, bur.1759)
Edward POSGATE (b.1759, bur.1761)
Dorothy POSGATE (b.1761, bur.1763)
Marriage 5 Sep 1756 St Dunstans, Stepney

Husband: Edward POSGATE

Name: Edward POSGATE
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Occupation Mariner
Death 1762 (app) Off Cape Breton

Wife: Martha MARTEN

Name: Martha MARTEN
Sex: Female
Father: Robert Amberson MARTEN (1699-1758)
Mother: Alice HARFORD (1709-1780?)
Birth 1726
Death 1773 (app) (age 46-47)

Child 1: Samuel POSGATE

Name: Samuel POSGATE
Sex: Male
Baptism 5 Jun 1757 St Dunstans, Stepney
Burial 7 Jan 1759 St Dunstans, Stepney

Child 2: Edward POSGATE

Name: Edward POSGATE
Sex: Male
Birth 1759
Burial 20 Feb 1761 (age 1-2) St Dunstans, Stepney

Child 3: Dorothy POSGATE

Name: Dorothy POSGATE
Sex: Female
Birth 1761
Burial 14 Oct 1763 (age 1-2) St Dunstans, Stepney