MARTIN, James Mason

1876 - 1960

Born at Framlingham, Suffolk on 8 March 1876, son of John Martin, a magistrate's clerk, and his wife Sarah Ann née Brooks, who married in 1873. In 1881, a 5 year old living at Albert Road, Framlingham with his parents, 34 year old John and 34 year old Sarah Ann, with two elder sisters and a younger brother. 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 Norwich in 1903, Gertrude Annie Green (1877-1938) and in 1911 a 35 year old solicitor living at 58 High Street, Ipswich with his 33 year old wife Gertrude and two children, Leonard 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 he was a solicitor living at 6 Park Road, Ipswich with three indoor servants. He died at Ipswich in 1960, aged 84.