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Martyn, Richard, 1630-1694

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1630 - 1694

Richard Martyn was a merchant, and in 1671 he was one of the founders of the first church in Portsmouth. He served as selectman, as Commissioner for the Trial of Small Causes, and as Deputy to the General Court of New Hampshire (the legislature of New Hampshire). He was a Representative in 1672 and 1679, and chosen as Speaker of the House in 1692. He became Treasurer of the province by royal appointment, and later served as Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Richard Martyn letter

Mss 677380
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 677380
Scope and Contents Letter from Richard Martyn of Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Elias Stileman, stating that Mr. Wallis will stand bond for his son Wat Rundell if Captain Stileman will release him. Stileman's response is appended at the bottom of the sheet.