Facts and Events
||Stewart John Marshall
||7 Mar 1899
||Luton, Bedfordshire, England25 Cowper Street
||31 Mar 1901
||Luton, Bedfordshire, England33 Albert Road
||2 Apr 1911
||Luton, Bedfordshire, England44 Cambridge Street
||11 Apr 1925
||Harpenden, Hertfordshire, EnglandSt Nicholas
to Rose Nicholls
||23 Apr 1966
||Luton, Bedfordshire, EnglandLuton & Dunstable Hospital
Stewart John Marshall was born on 7th March 1899 at 25 Cowper Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. He was the son of a straw hat sewer named Elizabeth Marshall, formerly Kempson, and her husband John Marshall, a hat blocker and bricklayer. Stewart, who was generally known as Jack, was the third of five children.
The family did not stay long at Cowper Street. By the 1901 census they were living at 33 Albert Road - the same street Jack's paternal grandparents were living in at the time. By 1911 they had moved to 44 Cambridge Street, which was the same street that Jack's maternal grandparents were living in at the time.
Jack's brother Ralph was killed in action during the First World War in 1917. Jack is also believed to have served in the army in the war, although his service records have not been found.
Jack married Rose Nicholls from neighbouring Harpenden in 1925. He was 26 and she 23. They married at Harpenden parish church. After their marriage they settled in Luton, where they had a daughter in 1929 and a son in 1933. By 1933 they were living at 41 Trent Road. This was a relatively newly built council house. Some time between 1939 and 1949 they moved two doors down to 37 Trent Road, which was slightly larger. Jack worked as a fettler at an iron foundry, whilst Rose was a canteen cook.
Jack's father John died just after the Allied victory in Europe in the Second World War. Both Jack's children married in the 1950s, and he knew all four of his grandchildren, who were all born between 1954 and 1956.
Family group at Jack and Rose's wedding
Some time between 1957 and 1959 Jack and Rose left 37 Trent Road and moved to 3 Poets Green, a newly-built house to the west of Luton. Having been council tenants for most of their lives at Trent Road, they managed to buy the house at Poets Green, which was to be their home for the rest of their lives.
Jack's mother Elizabeth died in 1961. He only outlived her by five years, dying on 23rd April 1966. He was 67. Rose outlived him by nearly 20 years.
Jack, Rose and grandchildren, circa 1961
- ↑ Birth Certificate, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.
REGISTRATION DISTRICT Luton
1899. BIRTH in the Sub-district of Luton in the County of Bedford
When and where born: Seventh March 1899, 25 Cowper Street, Luton UD
Name: Stewart John
Father: John Marshall, Straw Hat Blocker
Mother: Elizabeth Marshall, formerly Kempson
Informant: J. Marshall, father, 25 Cowper Street, Luton
Registered: Seventeenth April 1899
Registrar: Edward Barnard, Registrar
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 1516; Folio 119; Page 3, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.
Address: 33 Albert Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
5 or more rooms occupied
John Marshall, head, married, male, 30 [1870/1], Bricklayer, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Elizabeth Marshall, wife, married, female, 27 [1873/4], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Ralph Marshall, son, single, male, 6 [1894/5], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Stanley George Marshall, son, single, male, 4 [1896/7], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Stewart John Marshall, son, single, male, 2 [1898/9], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Agnes Kempson, visitor, single, female, 21 [1879/80], Straw hat finisher, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, RG14PN8995 RG78PN479 RD178 SD2 ED2 SN230, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.
Address: 44 Cambridge Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
5 rooms occupied
John Marshall, head, male, 40 [1870/1], married 17 years, 5 children born alive, 5 still living, Straw Trade Blocker, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Elizabeth Marshall, wife, female, 38 [1872/3], married, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Ralph Marshall, son, male, 16 [1894/5], single, Straw Trade Clerk, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Stanley Marshall, son, male, 14 [1896/7], single, Foundry, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Stuart Marshall, son, male, 12 [1898/9], single, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
Cissie Marshall, daugher, female, 9 [1901/2], single, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
George Marshall, son, male, 6 [1904/5], single, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
- ↑ Death certificate, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.
Registration District Luton
1966 Death in the Sub-district of Luton in the County Borough of Luton
When and where died: Twenty third April 1966, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton
Name: Stewart John Marshall
Age: 67 years
Occupation: of 3, Poets Green, Luton. a Fettler, Iron Foundry
Cause of death: 1a. Cerebral Infarction. Certified by Hugh Phillips M.B.
Informant: [not transcribed]
When registered: Twenty fifth April 1966
- Luton News Directory of Luton 1933/4
Marshall, Stuart [sic], 41, Trent Road
- Luton News Directory of Luton 1939
Marshall, Stewart J., 41, Trent Road
- Register of Electors, South Bedfordshire Constituency, 1949
Marshall, Rose 37
Marshall, Stewart J. 37
- Register of Electors, South Bedfordshire Constituency, 1958
(Qualifying date 10 Oct 1957)
Marshall, Rose 37
Marshall, Stewart J. -J 37
- Register of Electors, South Bedfordshire Constituency, 1959
(Qualifying date 10 Oct 1958)
[No-one listed at 37 Trent Road. Poets Green apparently not listed as a street.]
- Register of Electors, South Bedfordshire Constituency, 1960
(Qualifying date 10 Oct 1959)
Marshall, Rose 3
Marshall, Stewart J. 3