14339. Margaret Martyn

Margaret Martyn

B UNK  |  Kingston Russel, Dorset, England

D UNK  |  Dorset, England

M UNK  |  Sorset, England

Margaret "Margery" Martyn, daughter of William Martyn of Kingston Russell, co. Dorset. Married Alexander Buckler, son of John Buckler and Agnes Barber. From this union, she had 3 children: 1) Bride Buckler, wife of William Bishop of Holway, Dorset. 2) Agnes. 3) Margaret, wife of Matthew Chubb, M. P.



Calendar of the Close Rolls  Calendar of the Close Rolls

Information regarding transaction between William de Valencia and William Martyn

Bucleriana - Notices of the Family of Buckler  Buckleriana - Notices of the Family of Buckler

Buckler of Causeway and Wolcombe Maltravers, co. Dorset continued from The Herald's Visitations of A.D. 1565 and A.D. 1623.

Buckler Pedigree from The Publications of the Harleian Society, Volume 20  The Publications of the Harleian Society, Volume 20

Details of the Buckler Pedigree.

Visitation of the County of Dorset taken in 1623  The Visitation of the County of Dorset taken in 1623

Additional details of the Buckler line in Dorset County, England.

Records of the English province of the Society of Jesus  Records of the English province of the Society of Jesus

On Page 698, there is a detailing of a relationships between the Buckler and Watkins families. It mentions the marriage of an Alexander Buckler and an Elizabeth Watkins in which some family trees reference. However, this indicates that they had 4 sons, with no mention of a daughter.

The Descendants of John Byyshop  The Descendants of John Byyshop

A comprehensive list of the descendants of John Byyshop

The Descendants of John Byyshop  Topographer and Genealogist

Detailing the pedigress of Bishop, of Dorsetshire and London. Includes the genealogical line of William Bishop.


Will of Alexander Buckler
In the name of God Amen. The 24th day of February in the year of our Lord God a thousand five hundred three score and seven. I Alexander Buckler of Woolcombe Matravers in the co. of Dorset & of the Parish of Melbury Bubbe. My body to be buried in the Churchyard of Melbury Bubb afsd. To my son William Buckler, to my dau. Agnes £20 which money lyeth in my brother Richardes' handes - to my dau. Margaret...Elizabeth my wife.
To my son John Buckler
To my son Alexander
To my son Christopher
My dau. Mary. To Elizabeth my wife whom I ordain my sole executrix. I also ordain & appoint Thomas Elrington & Richard Watkins gent. to be the ex of this my last will & test. Witnesses, St. Edmund Collins, Clerk, p'son of Melbury Bubb afsd, Tho Elrington, gent., & John Pillard, & others.
Proved in London 30th March, AD 1568. Elizabeth relict.

Sir Walter Buckler

One of the sons of Andrew Buckler (Alexander's brother), Walter Buckler, was knighted by King Edward IV. Sir Walter served King Henry in many ways. He became the trusted secretary to Queen Katherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII. He was chamberlain to Princess Elizabeth and after she became Queen Elizabeth I, she assigned him to her privy council.

Alexander and Margery Martyn

The Bucklers came from Melbury Bubb, and one Alexander Buckler married a local girl named Margery Martyn (of Melbury Bubb) and had several children. One record lists that they owned (or Margery did,) the Manor at Wootton Fitzpaine.

Sir William Martyn (father?)

Sir William Martyn was a wealthy merchant and Lord Mayor of London in 1492. He built his estate of Athelhampton sometime after 1485. Sir Nicholas Martyn was the last male heir of the Martyne line. He was buried in 1595 in Athelhampton Aisle. Nicholas Martyn's four daughters were given equal shares to the estate; his eldest daughter married Henry Brune. To his right is his wife, Margaret, daughter of John Wadham, whose brother Nicholas Wadham, in 1613, founded Wadham College, Oxford. Behind her are their seven daughters. Above them are the arms of Martyn, Arg. two bars gules, impaling Wadham, Gules a chevron between three roses arg.,: above is the Martyn crest, a Martyn (ape) proper, chained to a stump of a tree or, sejant, holding in his paw a mirror azure. Nicholas was the last of the Martyns and died without male issue in 1595. His estate was divided amongst his four surviving daughters, of whom Elizabeth, the eldest, married Henry Brune; and their son, as heir to his mother, lived at Athelhampton Hall. A tablet in memory of a member of the Martyn family with the same crest is on the East Wall of the South transept at Crewkerne.

Notes from the Visitation of Dorset County, England taken in 1623

John Buckler of Cawsey=i= Agnes da. of John Barber of Marston. in com. Dorset gent. in com. Som'sett, AllexBuckler eldist sone=rMargery da. of ... . Martya of Wolcom Maltreuers in com. Dorset.

John Buckler of Cawsway co. Dors, John Buckler=Agnes d. of John Barber

Barber, Agnes=Buckler. 20 ; John, 20.

BUCKLER of Causeway in Radipole.

JOHN BUGLER of Cawsway, co. Dorset, mar. and had issue, JOHN, his eldest son ; Sir Walter Bucler, Kt., second son, which died sans issue.

JOHN BUCLER of Cawswey, mar. Aynrx, da. to John Barb/a- of Maston, co. Som'set, and by her had issue, Alexander, his eldest son ; RICHARD, second son ; Andrewe, third son ; John, fourth son ; Ales, mar to John Mewes ; Jane, mar. to Peter Mewes ; Ales, mar. to Christopher Foye.

"I made a note of the farm of Mr. Watkins, in Beaminster, county Dorset, where Mass was said, as also at Corscombe, in the same vicinity. Alexander Butler, of Woolcombe, Maltravers, in the county of Dorset, gent., married Elizabeth, daughter of Humphrey Watkins, of Halwell, and sister of Richard Watkins, Esq.; the said Alexander died in 1568, and his widow in 1580. They had four sons, John, Alexander, Christopher, and Edward.

Alexander Buckler and Elizabeth his wife were buried close to the ancient cross by the south porch or their old parish church of Melbury Bubb, which was built by their relative, Walter Buckler, priest, rector of Melbury from 1466 to 1513.

Cattistock Church, Stone

Catistock Church. Around the verge of a flat stone, upon a tomb is the following inscription:

"Hie jacet Guilielmus Bishop, nuper de Holwaye, cum Brida, uxore sua ante annos novem prius defuncta: oblit 26 due Decembris 1621, acetatis suae 83."

Bride, daughter of Alexander of Wolcomb buried 1613.

Melbury Bubb

The church of St. Mary the Virgin stands at the foot of Bubb Down which derives its name from Bubba, a Saxon, who lived there. The presence of a Saxon font in Melbury Bubb church suggests that there has been a church here from very early days. Nothing remains prior to 1474 when the church was rebuilt during the time of the Rector Walter Buckler (brother of John of Causeway), whose initials are carved on some shieldson the tower. This tower, so beautiful against the hill, is almost all that remains of his church. The rest was virtually rebuilt in 1854, probably reproducing the main features of the older church and incorporating some of the stained glass.

The grave of Alexander Buckler, is just outside and opposite the church door. The Buckler family at one time lived in the Old Manor House next to the Church. A descendant of the family still lives in the parish at Holywell. Next to Alexander's tomb is the tomb of his grandson Thomas who died in 1634.

Lower part of the west window. This was put there in 1886 and bears a Latin inscription which translates:

"Sacred to the memory of William Buckler, a descendant of Alexander, nephew of Sir Walter, who settled in Maryland in 1793. Erected by the filial peity Thomas Hepburn Buckler in 1886."

Stockwood, Dorset

Stockwood Mill. Used for tucking and dying, and was owned by Alexander and Elizabeth Buckler sometime between 1560 and 1590. It is recorded in their wills of 1567 and 1579. It is only a couple of miles by road from Melbury Bubb.


The will of Alexander Buckler of Woolcombe Matravers in Mulbury Bubb, co. Dorset, yeoman, was dated 24 Feb. 1567/8 and proved 30 March 1568. That of his widow, Elizabeth, was dated 15 Nove. 1579 and proved 5 Feb. 1579/80. Each will mentioned a dau. Katherine, and since an Alexander Buckler of Evershot (which adjoins Woolcombe), doubtless a brother of Katherine, made a deposition in 44 Elizabeth (1602) in which he called Nicholas Derby his uncle, it is probable that the Katherine named in the two wills is identical with Nicholas...

In the same suit, Alexander Buckler of Evershot, co. Dorset, yemoan, ac. 34, deposed that he had been servant to Hugh Chaverell and "served him as clerks and did wayt upon him when he roade abrode as much or more than any other man and did very well know Michas Darby deceased the defend father."

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