Martin Wandlass Graydon

Martin Wandlass Graydon

Male 1799 - 1879  (79 years)

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  • Name Martin Wandlass Graydon 
    Born 18 Sep 1799  Monkwearmouth, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 18 Dec 1799  St. Peter's, Monkwearmouth, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Christening 12 Jan 1801  St. Peter's, Monkwearmouth, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 12 Jan 1801 Martin Wandlass Graydon, born 18 Sep 1799, 3rd son of Thomas Graydon (Shore miller) by his wife Elizabeth Wandlass (daughter of John Wandlass of this parish)
      [Note: This entry is from the bishop's transcript, where he was baptized with 2 siblings on the same day. Actually Martin's baptism date is omitted, but we assume, since all 3 were entered together, that he was bap'd on the same day. The original register shows these 3 baptisms inserted in Jan 1801, with a baptism date of 18 December 1799, and it does not show the mother's name or nativity or her father's name. The discrepancy is probably due to the fact that the Monkwearmouth registers were reconstructed after a fire burnt the originals.]
    Travel 5 Jul 1832  Quebec, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Court 1 Nov 1833  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • An article in the London Times dated 1 Nov 1833 details the trial of ship captain Martin Wandless GREEN, who we are pretty sure was actually Martin Wandless GRAYDON, for beating a cabin boy. Oddly, his father married under the name of Green as well, which we had assumed was a clerical error, or did they sometimes go by Green? In the article, Martin was captain of the ship Actaeon out of Sunderland. In 1832, the Actaeon is documented sailing into Quebec under Captain Grayden.

      By Oct 1835 the Acteon seems to have been under a different captain, per this article about the Acteon of Sunderland foundering off Prince Edward Island:
      http://etcdev.hil.unb.ca/UPEI/viewOCR.php?component_id=349&issue_id=40&search_url=
      There are other ships called the Actaeon or Acteon, including Naval ships, but since the one in the article above is from Sunderland, she may be the same ship.
    Census 1851  Monkwearmouth, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Broad Street (HO107/2398/folio 80)
      Martin W. Graydon, Head, Married, 51, Shipowner & Brewer, born Monkwearmouth, County Durham
      Margaret Graydon, Wife, Married, 41, born Monkwearmouth, County Durham
      Jane E. Graydon, Daughter, 6, born Monkwearmouth, County Durham
      Peter A. Graydon, Son, 4, born Monkwearmouth, County Durham
      Edward A. Graydon, Son, 1, born Monkwearmouth, County Durham
      Thomas E. Graydon, Son, 2 months, born Monkwearmouth, County Durham
      Eleanor Graydon, Daughter, 14, born Monkwearmouth, County Durham
      Elizabeth Thompson, Female Servant, 17, born Jarrow, County Durham
    Census 1861  Monkwearmouth Shore, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • rope maker employing 4 men and 2 boys
    Census 1871  Monkwearmouth, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • shipowner
    Died 2 Jul 1879  Bishopwearmouth, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Jul 1879  St. Peter's, Monkwearmouth, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25  40: Thomas Wandlass & Elizabeth Pearson
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2011 

    Father Thomas Graydon,   b. 1761, Monkwearmouth, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1811, Monkwearmouth Shore, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Wandlass,   b. 18 Dec 1764, Field House, Bishopwearmouth, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1821, Monkwearmouth Shore, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1790  St. Peter's, Monkwearmouth, Co. Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Documents
    1801 baptism of Martin Wandlass Graydon, Jesse Graydon, and Mary Ann Graydon, children of Thomas Graydon & Elizabeth Wandlass
    1801 baptism of Martin Wandlass Graydon, Jesse Graydon, and Mary Ann Graydon, children of Thomas Graydon & Elizabeth Wandlass
    From the Bishop's Transcript of the Monkwearmouth parish register. The original register shows these 3 baptisms inserted in Jan 1801, with a baptism date of 18 December 1799, and it does not show the mother's name or nativity or her father's name, so the BT extract is particularly valuable.
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Austin,   d. 1867 
    Married 1838  Sunderland Reg. District, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2002 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Pension info for Martin Wandlass Graydon (b. 1799) & his brother Thomas Graydon (b. 1793) of Monkwearmouth, Durham
    Pension info for Martin Wandlass Graydon (b. 1799) & his brother Thomas Graydon (b. 1793) of Monkwearmouth, Durham
    1801 baptism of Martin Wandlass Graydon, Jesse Graydon, and Mary Ann Graydon, children of Thomas Graydon & Elizabeth Wandlass
    1801 baptism of Martin Wandlass Graydon, Jesse Graydon, and Mary Ann Graydon, children of Thomas Graydon & Elizabeth Wandlass
    From the Bishop's Transcript of the Monkwearmouth parish register. The original register shows these 3 baptisms inserted in Jan 1801, with a baptism date of 18 December 1799, and it does not show the mother's name or nativity or her father's name, so the BT extract is particularly valuable.

    News
    Martin Wandless Green [Graydon], sea captain of Sunderland, on trial in London for cruelty to cabin boy, 1 Nov 1833
    Martin Wandless Green [Graydon], sea captain of Sunderland, on trial in London for cruelty to cabin boy, 1 Nov 1833
    Thames Police Office: Yesterday, Martin Wandless Green, master of the ship Actaeon of Sunderland, last from Ireland with corn, and John Routledge, mate of the same ship, were brought before Mr. Broderip and Mr. Combe, charged with committing a most cruel assault on Joseph Calmes, an apprentice belonging to the vessel. William Arnall, a waterman, stated that he was on board Thursday morning and saw the captain beating the boy and the mate afterward assisted in the cruel attack. [Account of beating follows, with the captain's defense.] The captain and mate agreed to each pay the boy 4s and the boy was taken off the ship.
    [Note from Holly: I believe this is Martin Wandless Graydon, who was a ship captain out of Sunderland at this time. In 1832, the same ship, Acteon, sailed into Quebec under captain "Grayden". There is no other evidence that Martin Wandless GREEN existed. In 1835, the Actaeon or Acteon, under first mate Routledge, foundered off the coast of Prince Edward Island in Canada.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Parish register.

    2. [S4] Parish register.
      [Baptism date is unclear, probably Jan 1800 based on the other entries.]
      Martin Wandlass Graydon, born 12 Aug 1799, 3rd son of Thomas Graydon, Shore, sailor, and his wife Elizabeth Wandlass, dau. of John Wandlass of this parish.

    3. [S4] Parish register.
      Witnes: Thomas Wandlass. By licence.

    4. [S7] Marriage Bond.
      11 Nov 1790 Thomas GRAYDON 21 Southwick Monkwearmouth miller
      Elizabeth WANDLASS 21 Monkwearmouth
      Sur: Thomas WANDLASS Monkwearmouth Shore baker

    5. [S6] GRO index, Graydon, Martin Wandless 2/4 1838 Sunderland Registration District (Reliability: 3).