Martineau link to Sir Francis Ronalds, inventor of the electric telegraph

Sir Francis Ronalds’ second sister Mary Anne (1794-1882) married one of his old schoolmates, Peter Martineau (1785-1869). Peter was the son of Peter Finch Martineau. His first cousins included Harriet and James Martineau and engineer John Martineau. Peter was a wealthy sugar refiner and held an important patent for whitening raw sugar. He also invested in various mining ventures managed by John Taylor, his second cousin. For further information about the Ronalds family click here