The Martineau Family


The Martineau Family Blue Plaque, the Council House. Photocredit S. Gray (see end)

The Martineaus are a prominent Birmingham family with a history of public service.  Robert Martineau Lord Mayor of Birmingham (1846 – 1847) was brother to Harriet Martineau. Five successive generations have served as Mayors of the city since the mid 19th century.

Mollie Martineau at Martineau Gardens photocredit Peter Willis

Denis Martineau, Wilfrid’s son, was a great supporter of Martineau Gardens and his wife Mollie Martineau continued this support, acting as one of our Patrons until her death.

Harriet Martineau (1802 – 1876) Pioneering feminist and social scientist – find out more here


Our History

Landscape Timeline


(Birmingham photocredit: By Simon Gray – originally posted to Flickr as martineau family, CC BY-SA 2.0,