Martineau, Robert

MAYOR (ENGLAND)
BORN 19 Aug 1798, Norwich - DIED 17 Jun 1870, Birmingham: Edgbaston
GRAVE LOCATION Birmingham, West Midlands: Key Hill Cemetery, Icknield Street, Hockley (plot 790/I)

Robert Martineau came from Norwich to Birmingham, where he was a brass founder. He also served on the town council, became a town magistrate and bailiff. From 1846 to 1847 he was Lord Mayor of Birmimgham.

Around the time he was Lord Mayor Robert hired the builder John Barnsley to build him a mansion in Edgbaston, where his mother lived in a separate wing. The author Harriet Martineau was his younger sister. She frequently stayed with him and their mother in Birmingham.

Their mother died in 1848. Robert Martineau died in Edgbaston in 1870. Harriet died in 1876 and his wife Jane Smith in 1878. Both were buried beside him at Key Hill Cemetery in Birmingham.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Martineau, Harriet

Sources
Martineau family - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Harriet and Robert Martineau at Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2011)

 

The grave of Harriet and Robert Martineau at Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.
Picture by Androom (11 Aug 2011)

 


Marx, Eleanor

Published: 27 Apr 2015
Last update: 27 Apr 2015