William Martyn

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Sir William Martyn of Athelhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset (c. 1446 – 14 January 1503) was Sheriff of London in 1484 and Lord Mayor of London in 1492. He built the current Great Hall of Athelhampton in or around 1485. He also received licence to enclose 160 acres (647,000 m²) of deer park and licence to fortify his manor.

Effigies of him and his family can be seen in the Church of Saint Mary in nearby Puddletown.

Genealogy: Martyn of Athelhampton[edit]

   Sir Robert Martin of Waterston, 2nd son of Sir Nicholas FitzMartin
  =Amy
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   Nicholas of Waterston, d. Dec. 1326.  Edmund of Withycomb  Sir Robert of Yeovilton, d.1355.
  =Margery, fl. 1319.
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   Sir Robert of Waterston, c. 1301-Sept. 1375.    Joan
  =Agnes de Loundres                              =John Gouytz/Govis
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   Robert        Richard, fl. 1389.     William, dead by 1428
 d.s.p. 1405.   =Elizabeth             =Johanna, alive 1428.
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  John of Athelhampton         Thomas of Athelhampton, d. 14th Sept. 1485.
    alive 1431                =dau. of Sir John Clevedon
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   Henry  Sir William, c. 1446-1503.           Edmund, Rector of Athelhampton; d. by 1504.
         =Iseult Faringdon =Christian Pawlet
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    Gulielmus, b.1472,d.1497/8      |                 |____________________
   Christopher, d. 1524.    |                   |
  =Christian Cheverell      |                   |
   |                        Richard of Exeter   Elizabeth
   |                            issue          =John Carew
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   Thomas of Athelhampton      Jone
  =Mary Dawbeney              =Nicholas Smith
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   Robert of Athelhampton, c.1508-c.1549   John   Henry   Ellen
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   Sir Nicholas Martyn, died 1595.