Bulmer & District
Bulmer & District History Group
Emily Florence Martin 1884 -
Emily Martin was born Emily Barrell. She lived at Lower Houses with her parents, George and Caroline, and was one of at least 13 children.
In the autumn of 1904 she married James Martin of Belchamp Water. His parents were Enoch and Emma Martin.
Sadly, their marriage did not survive the winter. Emily died on February 28 1905, aged just 21.
Her headstone reads:
Three years later, James remarried to Emily’s younger sister, Mary. By 1911 James and Mary were living in Borley and had two children: Edward and Eva
Gillian Lamb 2012
Weep no more for me my husband dear
I am not dead but sleeping here
Long was my pain, short was my rest
Christ took me when he thought it best