2 Feb 2004, 8:50 p.m. - Phil Gyford

Daughter of Sir William http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/852/ and Lady Elizabeth http://www.pepysdiary.com/encyclopedia/1572/ .

8 Jun 2006, 4:39 a.m. - in aqua scripo

According to L&M, she be the Step daughter of Sir William, a product of his first wife { L&M} She be a spinster of 26. Accounts for not telling the current Battens the situation of "living in Sin" A son Robert [not proven] Takes over the family Ship business in 86. birth 1637?

8 Apr 2016, 2:36 p.m. - Bill

Martha Batten, aged twenty-six, was married to William Castell, of Redereth Wall, co. Surrey, shipwright, widower, aged thirty-four. The marriage licence is dated July 2nd, 1663 (Chester's "London Marriage Licences," ed. Foster, 1887, col. 254). ---Wheatley, 1893.

6 Jul 2016, 6:26 a.m. - Louise Hudson

Aqua scripto, she wasn't a spinster, she was a widow.