In the 1841 Census Martha can be found living with her parents, John & Eliza Bate at Tattenhall, Cheshire, the children are listed as William, Elizabeth, Martha, Eliza, John & Harriet.
12 October 1848 in the parish of Hope in the county of Flint there is a marriage recorded for Martha BATE and John FORD.
On 25 August 1846, Martha's mother Eliza BATE was buried Bunbury, Cheshire.
Martha & John's Marriage entry states
John Ford , Full age, Bachelor, Farmer, of Wilmslow, Mount Farm father Joseph Ford, Farmer,and
Matha Bate, Full age, Spinster father John Bate, Farmer, were married in the parish church by licence by J.? Lloyd, Vicar
Both John and Martha signed the register with Thomas Ford and Eliza Bate as witness's
In the 1851 Census, Martha's father, John BATE is found as a widower aged 50 in the district oh Hope, Flintshire Wales, with John age 14, Harriet age 11 and Maria age 9.
1861 Census John BATE is living in the parish of Hope Llanfynydd Flintshire, Wales, with His son John, Daughter (Assumed daughter-in-law) Sarah, and (Grandchildren) John, age 2, Martha age 2 & Thomas age 11 mth)
On 15 May 1870 in Hope Flinstshire John Bate was buried.