She was a witness at the marriage of her sister, Ann, to George Asbery in 1839.
She married William Jennett in the December quarter 1850 in the Sheffield district.
In 1851, at Hall Carr Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield, William Jennett was aged 36, a table knife haft maker born in Sheffield. With him was Martha, aged 33 born at Mattisa Thorpe, Notts.
In 1861, at Clunn Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield, William Jennett was aged 51 a table knife hafter born in Sheffield. Martha, his wife, was aged 48 and born at Lown, Notts. With them was Elizabeth Jennett aged 13 also born at Lown, Notts. It is possible that Elizabeth was Martha’s daughter. There is no birth registration for an Elizabeth Jennett 1847-8 but there is a registration of an Elizabeth Skelton in the June quarter 1847 in the East Retford district (includes Lound). In 1851 Elizabeth aged 3 was with her grandparents John and Mary Skelton along with George aged 6 and John aged 6. In the baptism register of Sutton cum Lound there is an entry for Lucy, baptised 27 February 1848, daughter of Martha Skelton of Lound (and no corresponding birth registration) which could have been confused for Lizzie/Elizabeth,. There is also an entry for John, baptised 8 March 1846, son of Martha of Lound, who age may have been exaggerated in the 1851 census.
In 1871 at 11 Clun Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield, William Jennett was aged 62 a table knife hafter born at Sheffield with his wife, Martha, aged 58 born at Lound, Notts.
William Jennett died at 4 Clun Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield and was buried in consecrated ground at Burngreave Cemetery 12 September 1875. He was a table knife hafter aged 67. The death was registered in the Sheffield district in the September quarter 1875 aged 67.
Martha Jennett seems to have disappeared from Sheffield after the death of her husband for searches in the censuses and death indexes drew a blank. A marriage was found for Martha Jennett and Charles Wilson in the Southwell district in the September quarter 1879. The marriage was at Kneesall 8 September 1879.
In 1881, at Ompton in the parish of Kneesall, Charles Wilson was aged 74 an agricultural labourer born at Southwell and his wife, Martha was aged 66 and born at Lound.
Charles Wilson was buried 8 June 1884 at Kneesall aged 77.
In 1891, at Ompton Martha Wilson was a widow aged 75 receiving parochial relief and was born at Mattersea.
Martha’s death was registered in the Southwell district (includes Kneesall) in the September quarter 1895 aged 78 though the burial record at Kneesall for 5 September 1895 has her aged as 81.
Martha’s children were
?George Skelton, birth registered in the East Retford district in the September quarter 1844.
John Skelton, baptised 8 March 1846 at Sutton cum Lound, son of Martha of Lound. His birth appears not to have been registered.
Elizabeth Skelton, baptised as Lucy, 27 February 1848 at Sutton cum Lound, daughter of Martha of Lound. Her birth as Elizabeth was registered in the East Retford district in the June quarter 1847. There is no likely birth registration for a Lucy.
Posted October 2016