See also

Charlie MARTIN (c. 1892- )

1. Charlie James MARTIN, son of Thomas Charles MARTIN (c. 1859- ) and Margaret FRENCH (frm1861- ), was born circa 1892 in Brondesbury. He was a Civil Servant. He married Emily Mabel "Girlie" WALLER. He married Bessie WIRE.


Not much is known about the life and occupation of Charlie James Martin. His daughter Iris knew that he was a civil servant, working in London, but never knew the exact nature of his work. His first wife died young, and apparently he had some health problems later in his life (it is unsure whether they were mental or physical) and required the attention of a nurse. His second wife Bessie was apparently his nurse; Charlie's daughter Iris never accepted this marriage and hardly ever saw him in later life, after he had retired to St. Mawes, Falmouth, Cornwall.

According to his daughter Iris he was an extremely strict father who often made her lie for long periods on hard boards to straighten her back, for example. He was a religious man.


Emily Mabel "Girlie" WALLER, daughter of George Edward WALLER (1863-1955) and Emily Charlotte WILLIAMS (1863-1949), was born on 13 March 1888 in Camberwell. She died on 19 May 1941. She was buried in Golders Green Crematorium. She and Charlie James MARTIN had the following children:



Iris Margaret MARTIN (1920-2001)

Second Generation

2. Iris Margaret MARTIN, daughter of Charlie James MARTIN and Emily Mabel "Girlie" WALLER, was born on 21 February 1920 in Finchley, London. She was a Housewife. She married Peter Fiennes WILSON on 21 May 1949 in Ilminster Church. She died in December 2001 in Crowborough, E.Sussex.


Iris was an exceptionally strong character, who had totally opposite sides to her character. Seemingly from her father she inherited an absolute belief in the superiority of the English Upper Class and the Conservative Party, and a total acceptance of all related beliefs. At the same time she had a wild and adventurous element in her character, which manifested itself in her love of international travel. When she inherited some money from her aunt late in life, she took the opportunity to travel to places as remote as Antarctica, Indonesia, Mauritius, the Galapagos, Alaska and New Zealand; early in her marriage (in the early 1950's) she and Peter had motored from Nigeria to South Africa - this in an age where there would have been no made-up roads and no communications infrastructure. They also drove from Britain to Iraq, where Peter was working, with their two extremely young children. Iris was also an enthusiastic music lover and spent many years developing her piano playing, after her two children had left home.

When Peter and Iris were divorced in the early 1970's, she never accepted the divorce, mainly because she strongly believed that by divorce she had lost status on the basis that a divorced woman would have a lower status than a married woman, and secondly that Peter, by her own view of life, had come from a "better" background than she, and through the divorce had lost her connection to this background.

When she was a young woman, Iris worked as a secretary in the Bank of England, but was mainly interested in going to concerts and the theatre: she was clearly drawn to people from "arty" backgrounds, but finally found her man sitting quietly by himself at the Hampstead Cricket Club; she noticed straight away how bad his teeth were, but obviously did not let this fact stand in her way!


Peter Fiennes WILSON, son of Captain Maurice Fiennes Fitzgerald WILSON DSO, RN (1886-1975) and Catherine Gladys MURRAY (1886-1958), was born on 21 December 1920 in 2 Dartmouth Place, Blackheath. He was born on 21 December 1920 in 2 Dartmouth Pl., Blackheath. He was a Consultant Civil Engineer. He died on 31 July 1995 in Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells. He died in 1996 in Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells. He and Iris Margaret MARTIN had the following children:



Michael Murray Fiennes WILSON (1953- )


Philip Antony Fiennes WILSON (1954- )

Third Generation

3. Michael Murray Fiennes WILSON, son of Peter Fiennes WILSON and Iris Margaret MARTIN, was born on 3 September 1953. He was a Catering and Facilities Manager. He married Leslie STEPHENS. He married Maureen COX. He married Melanie SPENCE. He married Maxine LEVY.


Maureen COX and Michael Murray Fiennes WILSON had the following children:



James Murray Fiennes WILSON ( - )


Melanie SPENCE was a Shopkeeper. She and Michael Murray Fiennes WILSON had the following children:



Charlie WILSON ( - )


Oliver WILSON ( - )


4. Philip Antony Fiennes WILSON, son of Peter Fiennes WILSON and Iris Margaret MARTIN, was born on 15 December 1954 in Habbanijah, Iraq. He was a Musician/Teacher. He had 2 children. He had 2 spouses. He married Victoria Ruth Joyce LYNE in 1974. They were divorced in 1979. He married Siu Fung PEASGOOD on 31 May 1996 in Crowborough, E. Sussex, England.


Philip is a musician and teacher, and has alternated a freelance career with school teaching. He has travelled widely and is also a keen and accomplished photographer.


Victoria Ruth Joyce LYNE was born in 1956.


Siu Fung PEASGOOD was born on 15 October 1960 in Hong Kong. She was an Orchestral Musician. She and Philip Antony Fiennes WILSON had the following children:



Alma Mei WILSON (1997- ). Alma was born on 17 January 1997.


Patrick Gordon Fiennes WILSON (1999- ). Patrick was born on 14 January 1999.