Mary was born on 3 August 1805 in Pannal, near Harrogate, the daughter of Simon Ward and Alice (nee Roundell). She was baptised on 25 August 1805 at St Robert’s Church in Pannal.

Mary married Thomas Martin by licence on 23 August 1828 at St Robert’s Church. Thomas is described as “of Headingly”.

Thomas and Mary had the following children:

  • John Richardson (1829-1890)
  • Mary Jane (1831- )
  • Sarah Anne (1832-1891)
  • John (1835- )
  • Thomas (1835-1901)
  • Ebenezer (1838-1838)
  • Edwin (1840-1840)

Mary died on 10 June 1841 and was buried in the graveyard of St Matthew’s on 15 Jun 1841.

Gravestone of Mary Martin (nee Ward)

Lieth interred the Body of
MARY MARTIN Wife of Thomas
Martin Paper Maker of Headingley
who departed this Life June 10th
1841 Aged 35 Years.
Son of the above who died July 16th
1838 Aged 6 Months
Also of EDWIN MARTIN who died
May 29th 1840 Aged 5 Months