Martha Livingston


Martha Livingston (1836 - ??)

An interesting, perhaps tragic, life.

Born 1836 in Bilston, Staffordshire, so we have no idea how she ended up in the north-east of England.

Martha was born either Livingston, or Levingston (both versions are shown on certificates) then married George Shield in Sept 1852 at age 16.

What happened to George Shield, we don't know, but in January 1860 she married George Wilson, and Martha Sabrah Wilson was born in October that year.

By the time Martha Sabra got married, in 1880, George Wilson is shown on the certificate as 'deceased' and Martha is now Martha Robinson!

On all certificates we have Martha makes a 'mark' so was presumably illiterate her whole life.