Bulmer & District




        Bulmer & District History Group

Emily Florence Martin 1884 - 1905

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