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John Marshall

1777 - 1853

Father Charles Marshall
Mother Rebecca Knowles
Wife Hannah Prime
Children Charles, Roger, James, Mary, Sarah, John, Charles, Abraham, Hannah, Daniel, Jonathan, Henry


John was born in Gratton (28), on the outskirts of Elton, in early 1777, the son of Charles and Rebecca, and baptised in Elton on 2nd March (1). He had two older brothers, James and Jonathan, and an older sister Hannah (2). A younger sister Mary was born when he was two (3), followed by another one called Martha when he was five (4). Finally a younger brother, Charles, was born in early 1788 (5).

Even though it is not explicitly stated until later in his life (16)(18)(21)(23)(24)(27)(28)(29)(31), it is probable that he was a lead miner from his teenage years. At the age of 20, he married Hannah Prime (6), and they settled in Elton (10)(23)(27)(28)(29)(31). Six months or so later, their first son, Charles, was born (7). Another son Roger followed in 1799(8), then James in 1801. For some reason James (and only James) was baptised twice, first in Elton (9), then about 8 weeks later in Winster (10), where John's wife Hannah originally came from (28).

His son Charles died in 1803 (11), and then he had two daughters, Mary in 1804 (12), and Sarah in 1807 (13). Another son John was born in 1809 (14), then his daughter Mary died in 1811 (15). When his next son was born in 1814, he re-used the name Charles for him (16), no doubt keen to pass on his father's name. His next son Abraham was born in 1816 (17), followed by youngest daughter Hannah in 1819 (18).

His father died later that year (19), and John was left 20, along with shares in a mine by the name of "Fill Barns" (20).

He had a son Daniel in 1822 (21), then in 1824 his mother died (22). He had another son Jonathan in 1825 (23), before his final child Henry was born in 1828 (24). His daughter Hannah died the following May (25), and just a few months later his youngest son Henry died, just after his first birthday (26).

By the time of the 1841 census, all his children, except sons Charles, Daniel and Jonathan, had left home (27); and by the next in 1851, he and his wife were living alone (28).

John died on 3rd January 1853 (29), and was buried 3 days later (30). His wife died a couple of years later (31)(32).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1777] March 2 John Son of Charles & Rebecca Marshall
  2. See his parents' pages for details
  3. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1779] July 4 Mary Daugr of Charles & Rebecca Marshall
  4. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1782] Sepr 1 Martha Daugr of Charles & Rebecca Marshall
  5. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1788] Feb: 3rd Charles Son of Charles & Rebecca Marshall
  6. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the marriage entry:
    1797 June 27   John Marshal & Hannah Prime by Gervas Powel
    (Gervas Powel being the name of the person who performed the marriage)
  7. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1798] Feb: 11 Charles Son of John & Hannah Marshall
  8. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1799] June 27th Rodger son of John & Hannah Marshall
  9. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1801] May 3rd James Son of John & Hannah Marshall
  10. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Winster includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1801] Marshall   James of John & wife April 30th
    The parish register (according to the transcription by Val Neal) also states that they were from Elton
  11. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    [Burials 1803] July 31st Charles Son of John & Hannah Marshall
  12. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1804] Septr 16 Mary Datr of John & Hannah Marshall
  13. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1807] March 8th Sarah Datr of John & Hannah Marshall
  14. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    [Baptisms 1809, July] 30 John Son of John & Hannah Marshall
  15. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    [Burials 1811] April 8th Mary Datr of John & Hannah Marshall
  16. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    10 April
    [1814]
    Charles
    Son of
    John
    and
    Hannah
    Marshall Elton Miner
  17. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    11 Augst
    [1816]
    Abraham
    Son of
    John
    and
    Hannah
    Marshall Elton Miner
  18. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    14 Feb:
    [1819]
    Hannah
    Daugr of
    John
    and
    Hannah
    Marshall Elton Miner
  19. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Charles Marshall Elton Augst 6
    [1819]
    77
  20. Will of Charles Marshall (page 1, page 2, page 3) (ref: B/C/11/Charles Marshall, Elton, 1819 @ LRO) reads:
    In the Name of God Amen. I Charles
    Marshall of Elton in the County of Derby
    Miner, do hereby make, publish, & declare
    this to be my last Will and Testament
    in manner & form following. First, it is my
    will & desire that all my just Debts, Funeral
    & testamentary Charges & Expenses be paid
    and discharged as soon as may be after my
    decease. Also I give, devise and bequeath
    all that my Freehold Messuage, or Dwelling
    house wherein I now live situate in Elton
    together with the Garden, Coalhouse, Stable,
    and other appurtenances thereto belonging
    to my dear wife Rebecca Marshall to reside
    therein or otherwise to receive the Rents &
    profits thereof during the term of her natu-
    ral life, and immediately after her decease
    I give & devise the same Dwelling House
    with its appurtenances to my son Charles
    Marshall, his heirs and assigns for ever.
    Also I give and bequeath to my said Wife
    during the term of her natural life, all
    my Household Furniture which shall be
    found in my House at my decease; and after
    her death, I give the said Furniture to my Son
    Charles. Also I give & devise all that piece or
    parcel of land belonging to me, situate upon
    Elton Common, & containing about half an
    acre, to my said Wife during the term of her
    natural life, and after her decease I give &
    devise the same to my son Jonathan his
    heirs and assigns for ever. And as concern-
    ing all my personal Estate and Effects of what
    kind soever I give and bequeath the same, with
    the profits and interest arising therefrom, to my
    said Wife, during the term of her natural life
    and to be disposed of by her at her death, as
    she shall think proper, except as follows, namely
    out of the said personal Estate & Effects, I give &
    bequeath to my eldest son James Marshall the
    sum of ten pounds. I also give to my Daughter
    Hannah Beeby the sum of ten Pounds; to my
    son Jonathan the sum of twenty pounds; to
    my son John twenty pounds; and to mt Daugh-
    ter Martha Marsden the sum of twenty Pounds:
    which said sums of money I direct shall be paid
    to my said five Children their heirs & assigns res-
    pectively within two months after my said Wife's
    decease, or as soon afterwards as my Money at
    Interest can be called in. Also I give to my
    son Jonathan all my shares of the Lead Mine
    called Blacklow; and also to my son John
    my shares of a Mine called Fill Barns - and
    with respect to the lnd which I now hold under
    lease from the Revd George Mason, my will
    is that my Son James Marshall shall conti-
    nue to hold after my death that part of the
    said land which he now occupies consisting
    of about seven acres: and that my said Wife
    shall occupy the remainder consisting of about
    eleven acres during her life, & after her death
    that the said eleven acres shall be occupied by
    my son Charles. - and lastly I do hereby
    nominate and appoint Mr Robert Alsop of
    Gratton, & my said Wife Rebecca, to be Executor
    & Executrix of this my last Will & testament.
    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
    hand and seal this thirtieth day of July in
    the year of our lord 1819.
    Signed, sealed, published               Charles Marshall
    and declared by the said
    Charles Marshall as and for
    his last will & Testament
    in the presence of us, who in
    his presence have hereunto sub
    scribed our Names as witnesses
    William Staley
    Benjamin bridge
    Henry Watts
  21. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    20 Oct
    [1822]
    Daniel
    son of
    John
    and
    Hannah
    Marshall Elton Miner
  22. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Rebecca Marshall Elton Augst 19
    [1824]
    79
  23. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    20 Apr:
    [1825]
    Jonathan
    son of
    John
    and
    Hannah
    Marshall Elton Miner
  24. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    7 Sep
    [1828]
    Henry
    son of
    John
    and
    Hannah
    Marshall Elton Miner
  25. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Hannah Marshall Elton May 11
    [1829]
    9
  26. Parish Register of All Saints, Elton includes the entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Henry Marshall Elton Sep 10
    [1829]
    1
  27. Census of 7th June 1841 reads:
    Place: Elton
    John Marshall 60 Miner Lead
    Hannah Do 60  
    Charles Do 20 Miner Lead
    Daniel Do 19 do do
    Jonathan Do 14 do do
  28. Census of 30th March 1851 reads:
    Place: Town Street, Elton
    John Marshall Head Mar 74 Pauper formerly Miner [Derbyshire], Gratton
    Hannah Marshall Wife Mar 71   Do, Winster
  29. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description
    and residence of informant
    When registered
    Third
    January
    1853
    Elton
    John Marshall Male 76 years Miner Senile
    Debility
    Certified
    The mark of
    Hannah Marshall
    In attendance
    Elton
    Eighteenth
    January
    1853
  30. Burial entry in Parish register of All Saints, Elton reads:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    1853
    John Marshall
    Elton Januaury
    6th
    76
  31. Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
    When and where died Name Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature, description
    and residence of informant
    When registered
    Twentyninth
    September
    1855
    Elton
    Hannah Marshall Female 77 years Widoe of
    John Marshall
    a Lead Miner
    Decay of Nature
    No Medical
    Attendant
    The mark of
    Ann Marshall
    Present at the death
    Elton
    Eighth
    October
    1855
  32. Burial entry in Parish register of All Saints, Elton reads:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Hannah
    Marshall
    Elton Oct
    1
    [1855]
    77



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