Further details of William Martin and his family.

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William Martin was firstly married to Mary Arkle MacDonald whom he married on 26th May 1839 in Wilton parish.

William and Mary had the following children :

I would assumed that Mary Arkle MacDonald died circa 1847/49

As already refered to Walter married for a second time to Barbara Potts\Young, whom he married on 7th June 1850, in Hawick. After Barbara's death, aged 63, on 11th May 1879, William seems to have married for a third time. His bride this time was an Isabella, maiden name unknown at this time, born circa 1822 in Cavers, Roxburghshire

1881 Census (3rd. April) Hawick (789) Book 2. Page 22.

4 Waverley Terrace, Hawick.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Martin Head 65 Woollen factory clerk Wilton, Roxburghshire
Isabella Martin Wife 58   Cavers,Roxburghshire
Margaret Hobkirk Granddaughter 17 Power loom weaver Hawick, Roxburghshire

When or where William Martin died is not known at this time.

The granddaughter, Margaret Hobkirk, in this census was the second eldest child of William Martin's daughter Mary Eliza Martin. She had married John Hobkirk on 31st December 1860 in Hawick. They had at least eight children

For the census of 1881 the family were living in the main Street, in Douglas, Lanarkshire where John Hobkirk was earning a living as teaching of music AND tailoring!

1881 Census (3rd. April) Hawick (641) Book 4. Page 9.

Main Street, Douglas, Lanarkshire.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
John Hobkirk Head 44 Teacher of Music and Tailor Hawick, Roxburghshire
Mary Hobkirk Wife 40   Wilton, Roxburghshire
Janet Hobkirk Daughter 15   Ettrick, Selkirkshire
Elizabeth Hobkirk Daughter 13   Ettrick, Selkirkshire
William Hobkirk Son 10 Scholar Douglas, Lanarkshire
John Hobkirk Son 8 Scholar Douglas, Lanarkshire
Robert Hobkirk Son 6 Scholar Douglas, Lanarkshire
Beattrice Hobkirk Daughter 3   Douglas, Lanarkshire
Flora Hobkirk Daughter 1   Douglas, Lanarkshire