Fords of Katandra

Victoria Australia

  Martha FORD

7th child of Peter FORD & Betty BOWER

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 Martha & Thomas JENNINGS 
Florence Ford JENNINGS
married Harold Edwin BENCH
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BAPTISM DATE Oct-Nov-Dec 1852
BAPTISM PLACE Macclesfield, Cheshire 
SIBLINGS         Henry 1844-1880
     Bettey 1845-yyyy 
Ann 1846-1849 
Peter  1848-yyyy
Isaac  1849-1849
Sarah Ann 1851-yyyy 
Isaac 1855-1893 
Harriet 1858-yyyy 
Edward  1859-1861 
Margaret 1864-yyyy 
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OCCUPATION occupation
MARRIAGE DATE  10 March 1874
MARRIAGE PLACE  Prestbury, Cheshire,
DEATH PLACE Mobberley, Cheshire, 
BURIAL DATE 4 November 1886
BURIAL PLACE St Bartholomews, Mobberley, Grave 366, Cheshire,
CAUSE OF DEATH info from death cert
St Andrew, Cheshire

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Family Memories

 Martha Ford & Thomas Jenning's Marriage Record states

Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Prestbury in the county of Chester
10th March 1874 between Thomas Jennings, age 23, Bachelor, occupation: Wheelwright of Mottam St Andrew (Father John Jennings, Farmer) and
Martha Ford, age 21, Spinster of Great Warford pa: Alderley. daughter of Peter Ford Cattle Dealer.

married in the parish church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by licence by me,
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signed by Thomas Jennings, Martha Ford. witnessed by Isaac Ford, Harriet Ford.


Martha Jennings in household of Thomas Jennings, "England and Wales Census, 1881"


Martha   Jennings

age:  28

Gender: Female

Birth Year 1853


Address  The Common

Census Place: Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire England

Head: Thomas JENNINGS, male age 30 Birthplace, Mottram, St Andrew Cheshire, England

Wife: Martha JENNINGS, female age 28, Birthplace: Chorley, Cheshire, England.


The following is a summerised transcription of the family grave No 366 at Mobberley.


Mobberley Grave 366. Peter FORD of Chorley interred July 26 1851 aged (-1) years. Also Peter son of the above who died Ausgust 17 1871 aged 57 years Also Betsy wife of Peter Ford who died July 4 1882 aged 67 years.  Ann daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Ford interred May 1 1849 aged 3(-) years.  Isaac their son interred June 7 1849 aged 19 weeks. Edward their son interred July 20 1861 aged 1 year 9 months.  Also Martha the beloved wife of Thomas Jennings and daughter of the above who died October 31 1856 aged 54 years.

Note: That there is a transcription error for the date of Martha's death - it should be 1886.' her age is also incorrect, she was 34 years old.


Thomas JENNINGS remarried after the death of Martha and can be found on the 1891 census with his daughter Florence and his new family.

Address: Court 5, House 7, Charles Henry Street, Birmingham.

Thomas JENNINGS, Head, Married, aged 40, DOB 1851, Truck Builder, born Macclesfield. Mary A JENNINGS, Wife, Married, age 30 born 1861 at Redditch. Florence F JENNINGS, daughter, age 6, scholar born 1885 Macclesfield. John S JENNINGS, Son, age 1 born 1890 at Redditch. Edith E JENNINGS, daughter, aged 3 months born 1891 at Birmingham Warwickshire. James H PURSELL, Boarder aged 22 born 1869, Filer born Reddich.


The family appears again on the  1901 census as follows:

1901 England Census. Florence F JENNINGS Age 16 Born abt 1885 Daughter, Female Where born: Metham St Andrews. Census address: Birmingham, Emmanuel, Warwickshire, England. Others living at same address. Thomas JENNINGS, age 45, Mary A JENNINGS, age 40 Thomas JENNINGS, age 10, Albert 2, Arthur 5 months Edith E JENNINGS 9, Laura JENNINGS 6 and May E JENNINGS, age 5




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