Elizabeth Martin (1710-1757)

Mrs "Betty" (Martin) Motte

She and her mother were said to have been shipwrecked near Charleston on their way from England to the West Indies. Being taken to Charleston to recuperate, her great beauty and misfortune attracted a whole suit of admirers. She also gained a reputation for being very hard to please and soon there was a ditty going around town: "Hi Betty Martin, tip-toe-fine; Couldn't get a husband to suit her min'". She eventually gave her hand to the Dublin-born Huguenot, Jacob Motte.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 28/08/2019 and last updated on 28/08/2019.