Elizabeth Goodhind & Walter Martin

ELIZABETH GOODHIND was born in Dartford, Kent, England on November 10, 1855. She was also known as "Lizzie." On August 1, 1875, at the Parish Church in Crayford, Kent, she married WALTER FREDERICK MARTIN, (born November 21, 1852 in Dartford, he died there on April 3, 1903 at the age of 50) son of John and Emma (Buckland) Martin.

Elizabeth passed away on April 18, 1949 at Dartford at the age of 93.

[Much of the information about Elizabeth comes through the kindness of Valerie Wright, a present day decendant of Elizabeth - TSG]

Walter was a carpenter and Elizabeth managed the home. The couple remained in Dartford for their entire lives. They had seven children:

A. KATE MARTIN was born in Dartford on January 19, 1876. She married HARRY GEORGE MAGRATH (born in July 22, 1874 in Winkfield, Berkshire) on September 16, 1899 at Holy Trinity Church. In her teens and early twenties, Kate cared for her grandmother, Ann (Norman) Goodhind. Kate died in Dartford on January 6, 1943 at the age of 66. Harry died there in June of 1959 at the age of 84. Three known children:
1. DOROTHY KATE MAGRATH was born in October 17, 1900 in Dartford.

2. NELLIE LUCY MAGRATH was born in 1902 in Dartford.

3. HARRY WALTER MAGRATH was born in July 27, 1905 in Dartford. He married AMELIA G. M. ROWE (born September 27, 1904) in 1926 at Dartford.
B. ELIZABETH MARTIN was born in Dartford in September of 1877. She married SYDNEY ALBERT WIGGINS (born in 1869 in Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire) there in 1900. The family is found living in Brighton, Sussex in the 1911 UK census. Two known children:
1. LILIAN LUCY WIGGINS was born January 5, 1902 in Brighton. She married CHARLES R. TILLEY (born November 30, 1903) there in 1929. She died in 1973 at Waltham Forest, London. She was 71 years old.

2. CHARLES ALBERT WIGGINS was born in October 17, 1904 in Brighton. He died in Hove, Sussex in 1972. He was 68 years old.
C. WALTER MARTIN was born in Dartford about 1879. He died there on December 24, 1952 at the age of 73. He never married.

D. HARRY MARTIN was born in Dartford on September 23, 1880. Harry was a carpenter, like his father. He married GRACE BREWER (born May 8, 1881 in Bromley (Sidcup), Kent) on April 26, 1902 in Sidcup. The couple purchsed first one, then a second, cottage at Leyton Cross Road, Dartford Heath, Wilmington, Kent. The second cottage, beside the first, was turned into a general stores, at one time called "Handy Stores," and run by Grace. Harry, being a carpenter, built the shop frontage onto the cottages and did all the interior work of counters and cabinets himself. Grace passed away on January 9, 1955 in Sidcup at the age of 73. Harry died in December 30, 1958 at the age of 78 in Wilmington, Kent. The couple had five children:
1. HARRY MARTIN was born October 16, 1903 in Dartford. He was more commonly known as "Ala" within the family. He was an Engineer and never married. He died on November 4, 1936 at home in Wilmington, Kent at the age of 33.

2. WALTER JOHN MARTIN was born July 20, 1905 in Dartford. Walter was also a carpenter, later a house builder. In 1930, he married MAUD BROOKER (born May 10, 1903 in Woolwich, Kent). Walter passed away on June 9, 1943 at the age of 37. Maud died on February 26, 1980 in Sidcup at Queen Mary's Hospital at the age of 76. The couple had one son:
a. JOHN WILLIAM MARTIN was born on January 14, 1931 in Erith, Kent. He was a Principal Scientific Officer at the Ministry of Defense. John died on October 17, 1966 in The Royal Marsdon Hospital, Chelsea, London. He was 35 years old. John married BETTY ANN BROWN, born December 20, 1929 in Hornsey, Middlesex. She died on May 10, 2010 in Bath, Somerset at the age of 80. Two daughters.
3. FREDERICK MARTIN was born on May 8, 1917 in Dartford. Frederick was a printer. He married IRENE MABEL DIMOND in September 1952. He died on May 31, 2008 at the age of 91. The couple had no children.

4. Twin TOM MARTIN was born on February 11, 1923. Tom was a carpenter. He died on April 15, 2009 in Dartford. Tom was 86 years old. Never married.

5. Twin GRACE MARTIN was born on February 11, 1923. Grace ran the store with her mother and later on her own. She died on March 3, 2003 at the age of 80. Never married.
E. ANNIE ("Nancy") MARTIN was born in Dartford about 1882. She married SYDNEY ALFRED BEX (born February 24, 1881 in Bexleyheath, Kent) at Bexley on November 19, 1901. The couple is found living in Bexleyheath, Kent in the 1911 UK census. Annie died in Dartford on July 28, 1955; she was 73. Sydney died on September 5, 1957 at the age of 77. Three known children:
1. MABEL ANNIE BEX was born in 1902 in Dartford, Kent. She married REGINALD BETTERIDGE (born January 3, 1903 in London). Reginald died at Grimsby in 1978 at the age of 78; Mabel died in Lincolnshire in November of 2004 at the age of 102.

2. CONNIE LUCY BEX was born March 13, 1906 in Erith, Kent. She married ? O'NEILL. One known son:
a. HUGH O'NEILL was born May 9, 1935.
3. DENNIS BEX was born March 21, 1908 in Dartford, Kent.
F. FREDERICK MARTIN was born in Dartford in 1882. In 1910, he married NAOMI AGNES BLACKMAN (born about 1886 in Stoughton, Surrey; died July 20, 1931 at the age of 46). Frederick died on March 27, 1932 at the age of 49. One daughter:
1. LUCY ELIZABETH MARTIN was born February 10, 1911 in Dartford. She married GEORGE BIDWELL (born abt. 1908). Lucy died in 1988 at the age of 87.
G. LUCY MARTIN was born in Dartford about 1886. She died on November 24, 1912 at the age of 26.

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