Rychard Martin

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Rychard Martin, Mayor of Galway, fl. 1519-37.

Biography[edit]

Martin was related to Wylliam Martin, under whom he served as bailiff for the term 1519-20. He served the first of three terms as Mayor for 1526-27. In 1535 he was again Mayor, been re-elected the following years.

He gained note in local folklore for firing a cannon at the castle of Mutton Island at the conclusion of a long voyage, so overjoyed was he to see his home again. Subsequent generations of the Martyn family observed this custom.

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Civic offices
Preceded by
Wylliam Martin
Mayor of Galway
1526–1527
Succeeded by
William Morris (mayor)
Preceded by
Thomas Kirwan
Mayor of Galway
1535–1536
Succeeded by
self
Preceded by
self
Mayor of Galway
1536–1537
Succeeded by
Martin Lynch fitz James