Lewis Burwell Martin (1736-1782) and his wife, The Hon. Anna Burwell Martin, nee Cunningham
Lewis Burwell Martin (1736-1782) and his wife, The Hon. Anna Burwell Martin, nee Cunningham

SAMUEL COTES (1734-1818)

Lewis Burwell Martin (1736-1782) and his wife, The Hon. Anna Burwell Martin, nee Cunningham

1762 United Kingdom

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Set in the original gold bracelet clasp frames, engraved with the names of the sitter's on the reverse (2)

In 1762, the year that Lewis' portrait was taken, he married his first cousin once removed, Ann, daughter of Francis Cunningham, merchant, of Raynor, Co Donegal, by his wife Agnes daughter of James Martin of Dublin. The miniatures were probably commissioned to celebrate their marriage.

Lewis rose to become Assistant Judge of the Jamaica Supreme Court, but was dismissed by Governor Sir John Dalling. On 18 June 1781, he was reinstated by a Privy Council order and became a Member of the Assembly for the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. He died on 20 Sept 1782, aged 46, and was buried at Flower Hill in the parish of St. Elizabeth two days later. Lewis and Ann Martin had a son John, and two daughters. Their son, John Ponsonby Martin was a Captain of the Loyal Cheshire Fencibles and a Member of the Cheshire Hunt. He died unmarried in 1835. Captain Martin’s sister Letitia Martin (1768-1797) was married in 1785 to James Gale Senior and bore him four children. However, calamity befell the Senior family when James died aged 38 on 3 Feb 1797 and Leitia died nine months later aged 29. They are both buried at St Paul’s in Bristol.
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Height 1.50 inch (3.81 cm)
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4376
Medium
watercolour on ivory
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Signed and dated S.C/ 1762 and SC/ 1763
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