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Martin Madan, Colonel. MP

Male 1653 - 1704


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  • Name Martin Madan 
    Suffix Colonel. MP 
    Died Between 18 and 19 Mar 1704  Aldersgate Street, Charterhouse Square, London, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born Between 1642 and 1653  Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1 Source From http://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2008/08/03/ahnentafel-of-justin-luke-astley-kirby-9th-generation-and-beyond/#more-468 by Justin Kirby. Based on an Ahnentafel, kindly send to him by Rafael Al Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I076869  Ancestorium
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2022 

    Father Richard (Dr.) Madan,   b. Abt 1611, Waterford ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Apr and 4 May 1690, Waterford Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Marie-Alice Fagan,   b. Between 1614 and 1623,   d. Between 1642 and 1653  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married Abt 4 Oct 1638  Waterford ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F42929  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Penelope Russell,   b. Between Sep 1676 and 1682, Nevis Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1707  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 1698  Nevis, WEST INDIES Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martin Madan, Colonel,   b. 1 Jul 1700, Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1756, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, England, Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Robert Madan,   d. UNKNOWN
     3. James Russell Madan,   d. UNKNOWN
     4. Richard Madan,   d. UNKNOWN
     5. Penelope Madan,   d. UNKNOWN
    Family ID F19658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Martin Madan, Esq.
      https://www.geni.com/people/Martin-Madan-Esq/6000000045150617940
      Also Known As: "Martin Madan", "Esq.", "of Nevis"
      Birthdate: circa 1660
      Birthplace: Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland
      Death: March 18, 1703 (38-47)
      Londres, Gran Londres, Anglaterra, United Kingdom
      Place of Burial: Aldersgate Street, London, Greater London, England, EC1A 4EU, United Kingdom
      Immediate Family:
      Son of Dr Richard Madan and Alice Alice Madan
      Husband of Penelope Russell
      Father of Col. Martin Madan, MP; Penelope Schütz; Penelope Madan; James Russell Madan and Richard Madan

      Managed by: Leoné Gardner
      Last Updated: December 30, 2021
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      "The Russell Family" at http://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/the-russell-family/

      Penelope Russell and Martin Madan had the following children:
      1.Col. Martin Madan of Hertingfordbury, of Co Herts. MP for Wooton Bassett 1747-1754. Died 1756. Married Judith Cowper.
      2.James Russell Madan
      3.Richard Madan, married Bridget Maria, only dau. and heir of Hugh Stafford, Esq., of Pynes, and relict of Sir Henry Northcote, Bart., who died 1743.
      4.Penelope Madan, married Augustus Schutz, master of the robes and keeper of the privy purse to George II, whose brother Col. John Schutz was groom of the bedchamber to Frederick, Prince of Wales.

      I’ve already written about my 7 x great grandmother Judith Cowper, but there’s an entry on the his history of Parliament site for her husband Martin Madan. I’ll look at him in more detail another time.
      ... much more...
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      MADAN, Martin (1700-56), of New Bond St., London.
      https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1715-1754/member/madan-martin-1700-56
      Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
      Availa MADAN, Martin (1700-56), of New Bond St., London.
      Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
      Available from Boydell and Brewer
       
      WOOTTON BASSETT1747 - 1754
      Family and Education
      b. 1 July 1700,1 1st s. of Martin Madan of Nevis, West Indies by Penelope, da and coh. of Col. Sir James Russell, member of the council of Nevis. educ. perhaps Westminster 1714 and in London under Dr. Samuel Dunster; Trinity, Camb. 1716. m. 14 Dec. 1723, Judith, the poetess, da. of Spencer Cowper of Hertingfordbury, Herts., 7s. 2da. suc. fa. 1704.
      4. Madan, 83, 93. ble from Boydell and Brewer
      ·         Constituency Dates
      WOOTTON BASSETT 1747 - 1754
      Family and Education
      b. 1 July 1700,1 1st s. of Martin Madan of Nevis, West Indies by Penelope, da and coh. of Col. Sir James Russell, member of the council of Nevis. educ. perhaps Westminster 1714 and in London under Dr. Samuel Dunster; Trinity, Camb. 1716. m. 14 Dec. 1723, Judith, the poetess, da. of Spencer Cowper of Hertingfordbury, Herts., 7s. 2da. suc. fa. 1704.
      Offices Held
      Lt. and capt. Coldstream Gds. 1717; capt. 1 Drag. Gds. 1721, maj. 1734, lt.-col. 1742-6; equerry to Frederick, Prince of Wales 1736-49; groom of the bedchamber to the Prince 1749-51.
      Biography
      Martin Madan’s father, of an old Waterford family, emigrated from Ireland to the West Indies about 1682 and acquired plantations in Nevis and St. Kitts. His sister Penelope married Augustus Schutz, master of the robes and keeper of the privy purse to George II, whose brother Col. John Schutz was groom of the bedchamber to Frederick, Prince of Wales. His wife was niece to Lord Chancellor Cowper.
      For 29 years Madan was a professional soldier, commanding his regiment at Dettingen (1743) and Fontenoy (1745). On his appointment to the Prince’s household he wrote to his wife, 6 May 1736:
      The noble manner the Prince has conferred this honour on me very much enhances its value. His Royal Highness did not know Sir William Irby was to be appointed chamberlain till the King sent him a message as he was dressing. He ... immediately turned to Lumley and said ‘Now I have an opportunity to provide for Madan: write to him and let him know I have not forgot him’.2
      On retiring from the army Madan was defeated at Bridport in 1746 but was returned at the general election of 1747 for Wootton Bassett as a supporter of the Prince of Wales.3 While doing a tour of duty with the Prince, he wrote from Cliveden, 17 Sept. 1747:
      Do but imagine my poor lame feet trudging after my master from eight in the morning till 4 or 5 in the afternoon. And then ... dinner is ready, his R.H. sets himself down with us, we eat heartily, drink in proportion and are very merry till about nine, when we adjourn to dress, and play at cards with their R. Highnesses till between 12 and one, then supper is served up, and about two we repair to our beds to recover our spirits.
      A martyr to gout, he had a fit on 15 July 1753 and did not stand again for Parliament.4 He died 4 Mar. 1756.
      Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
      Author: R. S. Lea
      Notes
      ·         1.F. Madan, Madan Fam. 73, 80, 82, 94-96.
      ·         2.F. Madan, Madan Fam. 73, 80, 82, 94-96.
      ·         3.HMC Fortescue, i. 117-18.
      ·         4.Madan, 83, 93.
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      More plantations: the Madan Family
      JANUARY 4, 2022 ~ JUSTIN KIRBY
      https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2022/01/04/more-plantations-the-madan-family/
      Following my previous Skeletons in the closet post (https://descentfromadam.wordpress.com/2022/01/04/skeletons-in-the-closet/) , this is the first of a new series that looks at ancestor families with links to the slave trade. This one looks at the Madan family, but I think I may have got in a muddle about them. `I’ve now worked out that it was Martin Madan (1700 – 1756) who was the Colonel and MP, not his father who was also called Martin (1653 – 1704). The younger one married the English Poet Judith Cowper and they both have wiki entries (see his and hers):


      Judith Madan, née Cowper (1702-1781)
      Martin Madan the MP also has a biography on History of Parliament site, which explains that he was the 1st son of Martin Madan of Nevis, West Indies by Penelope, daughter of Col. Sir James Russell (member of the council of Nevis). The biography also explains that Martin Madan (the father) was from an old Waterford family, emigrated from Ireland to the West Indies about 1682 and acquired plantations in Nevis and St. Kitts.

      The Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery database hosted at UCL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/2146644069. has a record for the younger Martin Madan, which explains how the details of his estate ownership are still being untangled but how his father’s will shows him being left a plantation called Russell’s (possibly named other his mother’s family):

      Under the will of Martin Madan late of Nevis and now of London, Madan senior left to his eldest son [Col.] Martin Madan, then a minor, ‘over and above the plantation called Russells with the negroes thereunto belonging which myself and wife have settled on him by deed lately made in England’, a further £2000. He had also settled a further two unnamed estates on Nevis on his second son James Russell Madan (q.v.).

      The record also goes on to show the following about the will of Martin Madan junior:

      The will of Martin Madan of St George Hanover Square was proved 22/03/1756. in the will he rehearsed his purchase of six annuities yielding £50 p.a. for his younger children, and having ‘proffered’ his daughter Maria in marriage to William Cowper he redirected her annuity to her sister Penelope. Under his marriage articles, Martin Madan had committed an annuity of £400 p.a. to his wife Judith, secured on his estates in St Christophers and Nevis. He directed that his eldest son [Rev.] Martin Madan should have his income from the estates limited to £200 p.a. until the debts on them were cleared. He left the estates themselves in entail to his son [the Rev.] Martin Madan and his heirs, then to his second son and so on.

      The Penelope mentioned above is my 6x gt. grandmother. She married Sir. Alexander Maitland, 1st Bt. I am not sure whether she retained those annuities when they married. I also haven’t found any direct Mailtand ancestors that have links to the slave trade (so far). But there are Maitland relatives who appear to have been, possibly including John Maitland, 1st Earl of Lauderdale (brother and uncle of my direct ancestors). That possibility seems to be based around his membership of the Royal English Merchant Adventurers Company, which was authorised to trade slaves, in addition to gold, ivory and other commodities. However, the current Earl argues that the earlier one did not trade slaves or receive any significant income from transactions in the slave trade (see more here).

      Unlike the Perrin and Rooker families mentioned in my earlier post, I know a lot more about my Madan ancestors thanks to my not so distant cousin Rafael Alberto Madan who prepared an Ahnentafel for me that goes back to William Madan, Mayor of Waterford (born before 1350). I think these are my closest Irish ancestors I have been able to find, but there maybe some on my mother’s side. But the Ahnentafel may provide a clue as to why Martin Madan senior emigrated from Ireland to the West Indies about 1682 in the following information about his father Dr. Richard Madan (Abt 1611 – 1690):
      and much more...