MARTIN, James Mason

1876 - 1960

James Mason Martin, was born at Framlingham, Suffolk on 8 March 1876, eldest son of John Martin (1847-4 August 1904), a magistrate's clerk, and his wife Sarah Ann née Brooks (1846-31 December 1918), who married at Framlingham, Suffolk on 1 May 1872. In 1881, a 5 year old, living at Albert Road, Framlingham with his parents, 34 year old John, born Barnham, Thetford, Norfolk and 34 year old Sarah Ann, born Hacheston, Suffolk, with three siblings, Florence Jane [Worthington] 7, Gertrude Mary [Woodard] 6 and Albert Edward 3, all born at Framlingham. Educated at Framlingham College 1888-1894 and articled to a solicitor. In 1902 admitted a solicitor and became a partner in the firm of Turner, Martin & Symes, at 4 Elm Street, Ipswich. He married at St Matthew's Church, Norwich on 1 July 1903, Gertrude Annie Green (1877-14 October 1938), eldest daughter of James Green of Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich. In 1911, James was a 35 year old solicitor, living at 58 High Street, Ipswich with his 33 year old wife Gertrude and two children, Leonard James 6 and Gertrude 4. A member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1925 until his death but does not seem to have been an exhibitor being described as an honorary officer, hon. trustee and solicitor. In 1939, a solicitor, living at 6 Park Road, Ipswich with three indoor servants. He died at 'Woodstone', 6 Park Avenue, Ipswich on 20 June 1960, aged 84.