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Harry Hinks MARTIN  1873 - 1940

aka Harry Hinks-Martin, H. Hinks-Martin, Harry H. Martin, H. Hinks Martin, Harry Hincks-Martin, Harry Hincks Martin, H. Hincks-Martin, H. Hincks Martin, H. H. Martin, Harry H. Martin
nationality
occupation
birth 25 Aug 1873, Wincanton, Somerset, ENGLAND
baptism 9 Oct 1873, Wincanton, Somerset, ENGLAND
death d. 10 Nov 1940, 47 Coolinge Road, Folkestone, Kent, ENGLAND
burial 15 Nov 1940, Hawkinge, Kent, ENGLAND
marriage (1) in .. July/Aug/Sep, 1902 district Carlisle, Cumbria, Cumberland (source: Marriage Index: 10b 924)
Annie Fisher OGILVIE

b. 15 Mar 1871, Invergordon/Rosskeen, Rossshire, SCOTLAND
d. 21 Jan 1916, Wandsworth, Greater London, ENGLAND (44y

children
  • Eunice Lois

    b. . .. Apr/May/June 1904, ......., Wandsworth, London (1d 624) - baptism: 26 June 1904, Clapham Common, Surrey, ENGLAND
    d. .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1904, ......., Wandsworth, London (1d 344)

  • Olive Iona

    b. .. July/Aug/Sep 1905, Battersea, Wandsworth, London (1d 622)
    d. .....................

marriage (2) on 19 Jun 1926, Wandsworth, Greater London, ENGLAND to
Rose Matilda Jane GRAVES

b. 2 July 1895, Camberwell, Greater London, ENGLAND
d. .............

children
  • Gordon A.

    b. 22 Mar 1930, Battersea, London, ENGLAND
    d. ...............


PARENTS

father Henry MARTIN

b. .... 1825, Wincanton, Somerset
d. .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1875/1876, Wincanton (51y)) gardener

mother Martha HINKS (70y in 1901)

b. .... 1831, Shepton Montague, Somerset
d. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1905, Wandsworth (74y)

marriage possibly got married .. Oct/Nov/Dec 1847, Wincanton X 827
children
  • Kate

    b. <1855>, Shepton Montague, Somerset

  • Rosa Emma

    b. .... 1856, Shepton Montague, Somerset
    d. ............

  • George Henry

    b. .... 1859, Shepton Montague, Somerset
    d. ..............

  • Alfred Henry

    b. 24 Oct 1860, Shepton Montague, Somerset
    d. 29 Mar 1946, Surrey North Eastern, Surrey, ENGLAND

  • Sarah

    b. .. Jan 1863, Shepton Montague, Somerset
    d. ..............

  • Harry Hinks

    b. 25 Aug 1873, Wincanton, Somerset, ENGLAND
    d. 10 Nov 1940, Folkestone, Kent, ENGLAND


LIFE


1861 ENGLAND CENSUS (90 Stoney Stoke, Shepton Montague, Somerset, ENGLAND):
Thomas HINKS (82y; widower) retired blacksmith
Henry MARTIN (34y; son-in-law) mailcart driver
Martha [HINKS] - MARTIN (30y)
- Kate (6y; granddaughter)
- Rosa Emma (4y; granddaughter)
- George Henry (2y; grandson)
- Alfred Henry (5 months; grandson)



1871 ENGLAND & WALES CENSUS (162 Silver Street, Wincanton, Somerset, ENGLAND):
Henry MARTIN (46y) ag. labourer
Martha [HINKS] - MARTIN (42y)
- Rosa (14y)
- George (12y)
- Alfred (10y)
- Sarah (8y)
Kate (16y) works as domestic servant in household of James HINKS (57y; Bible Christian Minister), Margaret HINKS (56y) and James HINKS (21y) in St Philip, Gloucestershire



1881 ENGLAND & WALES CENSUS (201 Church Street, Wincanton, Somerset, ENGLAND):
Martha [HINKS] - MARTIN (50y) formerly a schoolmistress
- Kate (26y) draper's assistant
- Rosa (24y) seam machinist
- Sarah (18y) boot machinist
- Harry (7y) scholar



1891 ENGLAND & WALES CENSUS (59 High Street, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND):
Harry MARTIN (17y) visitor of:
Charles J. DYKE (33y; manager of boot shop), Rosa E. DYKE (34y) and Bessie F. DYKE (2y)
1891 ENGLAND CENSUS (53 Harbut Road, Battersea, London, ENGLAND):
Alexander [Ogilvie] PAT(T)ERSON (32y) clerk
Kate PAT(T)ERSON (36y)
got married in July/Aug/Sep 1888 in Wandsworth, Greater London
Martha MARTIN (60y) nurse



1901 ENGLAND & WALES CENSUS (19 Elspeth Road, Battersea, London):
Harry H. MARTIN (28y) Commercial Trading Company Manager
Martha [HINKS] - MARTIN (70y; mother/widow)
Kate PATERSON (46y; sister)
Alexander O. (= Ogilvie?) PATERSON (42y; brother-in-law)(b. <1859>, Forres, Scotland) accountant
- Martha J. PATERSON (6y; [Harry's] niece)(b. Battersea, London)



1911 ENGLAND & WALES CENSUS (19 Elspeth Road, Lavender Hill, Battersea, London S.W.):
Harry HINKS-MARTIN (37y) Trading Company Manager - General Export - worker
Annie Fisher HINKS-MARTIN (40y; b. Invergordon, Ross-shire)
- Olive Iona HINKS-MARTIN (5y; b. Battersea)



THE FOLLOWING 3 PHONE BOOK ENTRIES MAY OR MAY NOT REFER TO THE PERSON IN QUESTION:
1934 & 1935 Phone Books:
Harry H. MARTIN, 29 Braeside Avenue, Patcham, Brighton


1937 & 1938 Phone Books:
Harry H. MARTIN, 149 Hangleton Road, Hove


1939:
Elizabeth Graves, 78y
Harry H Martin, 66y, Band Instrument Maker Unemployed
Rose M J Martin, 44y
Gordon A Martin, 9y
47 Folkestone, Kent, ENGLAND


1956 - 1961 Phone Books:
Harry H. MARTIN, 80 Sunninghill Gardens, Newbury Pk, Seven Kings

Under: "Hinks Martin" see: www.archeophone.org

"Les Brevets de l'industrie phonographique" by Henri Chamoux (chamoux@inrp.fr):
- Boite de résonance pour phonographes.
Hinks Martin
389.353
1908
- Perfectionnements apportés aux phonographes, gramophones et machines analogues.
Hinks Martin, Cameron et Packman
397.814
1909

employed by Gramophone Co. until ca. 1904
±1910 SOUND RECORDING COMPANY

Hincks Martin H., Ltd., 4 Leicester Sq., W.C.2. - Inst.
on page 143 (Great Britain & Ireland) in one of the following "MUSIQUE ADRESSES UNIVERSEL" of:
- 1924 (8me année)
- 1925/26 (9ème année)
- 1930 (12e édition)
- 1931 (13e édition)


website: FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY OF MARTIN

website: SHEPTON MONTAGUE SOMERSET GENEALOGY


Had been employed by The Gramophone and Typewriter Co., which he left in early 1903 (source: letter from C/W (Gramco Ltd.) to The Gramophone Company Ltd., Alexandria of 16/6/1910; Grammavox article Andrews)


H. H. Martin is sending round a circular, in which he explains he was the late Managing Director of the Gramophone "subsidiary or retail" Company, and also signs himself the late assistant manager of The Gramophone Company.
He has that very good telescopic Hollow Arm which they are selling at &5. 5. 0, and allowing 50% off.
I had a chat with Mr. Williams about H. H. Martin Limited, and am instructing Broad to wind up the Company as the Odeon people are making some advertisement out of the fact that we have to use Martin's name for our retail business."
(letter of 24/8/1904 from D/G to Theodore B. Birnbaum, Switzerland).


Phono Trader & Recorder of May 1910


Letter 28 May 1910 (Vogel to Gramco Ltd.)


Letter 16 June 1910 (C/W to Gramco, Alexandria)



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NOTES

  • Talking Machine Review No. 68 of June 1984, p. ..)
  • Phono Trader & Recorder of May 1910
  • Neophone; Neophone Disc Phonograph Records, Their Founding & History by Frank Andrews (in: The Talking Machine Review No. 51 (April 1978), pp. 1304-1313)
  • EMI correspondence
  • Grammavox by Frank Andrews (Talking Machine Review)
  • Private Correspondence with Frank Andrews
  • Private Correspondence with Michael Kinnear
  • Phono Trader & Recorder May 1910
  • Round the World For Records (in: Talking Machine News Vol VI, No. 181, of Jan 1914) mentions the Grammavox trip to the Near East (with G. L. Holland as recording expert)
  • FreeBMD INDEX: 10b 924
  • 1934 & 1935 Phone Books
  • 1937 & 1938 Phone Books
  • 1956 - 1961 Phone Books
  • Under: "Hinks Martin" see: www.archeophone.org
  • on page 143 (Great Britain & Ireland) in one of the following "MUSIQUE ADRESSES UNIVERSEL" of:
        • 1924 (8me année)
        • 1925/26 (9ème année)
        • 1930 (12e édition)
  • website: FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY OF MARTIN
  • website: SHEPTON MONTAGUE SOMERSET GENEALOGY


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