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The Martin Family

The Martin family (Baronets of Long Melford) were the link between the Mordaunts and the Barnards.

John Barnard
30 July 2015

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MART-1 Framed portrait print of Everilda Dorothea Smith, Lady Mordaunt Martin. Two notes are pasted to the back of the frame. The first reads: "Everilda Dorothea, daughter of the Revd. William Smith, Rector of Burnham Westgate in Norfolk and wife of Sir Mordaunt Martin who resided there. She died in 1800. This portrait of her was taken from a private plate engraved about 1765 after a picture in crayon by Cotes, lately belonging to the Beaumont family in Yorkshire, her relations, and now transferred to the Revd. Mordaunt Barnard, her grandson. The present impression was found at the Strawberry Hill sale in June 1842, of the celebrated collection there, made originally by Horace Walpole, and afterwards the property of Lord Waldegrave. This print is very scarce". The second reads "Portrait of Everlda Dorothea, wife of Sir Mordaunt Martin (née Smith). Died 1800. This engraving is taken from a private plate which was engraved about 1763. A copy was in the Strawberry Hill sale of June 1842. The picture by Cotes formerly belonged to the Beaumonts of Yorkshire and afterwards to the Rev. Mordaunt Barnard, Lady Martin's grandson. The engraving is very scarce." Held by Lady Denise Evans.
MART-2 Scanned extract from A General History of the County of Norfolk, vol 1, Norwich: John Stacey (1829), page 32. Biographical notes on Sir Mordaunt Martin. Scan taken 25 Jun 2009 Held by John Barnard