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Name Joseph Marshall
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1868 Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Census[2] 2 Apr 1871 Luton, Bedfordshire, England39 Albert Road
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 Luton, Bedfordshire, England46 Albert Road
Marriage 1890 Bedfordshire, Englandto Phillis Jane Marlow
Census[4] 5 Apr 1891 Luton, Bedfordshire, England9 Cromwell Road
Census[5] 31 Mar 1901 Luton, Bedfordshire, England47 Cromwell Road
Death[6][7] 24 Jun 1910 Luton, Bedfordshire, EnglandVernon Road

Childhood

Joseph Marshall was born in 1868 at Luton in Bedfordshire, son of a straw bonnet sewer named Rachel Ellen Marshall, formerly Linney, and her husband George Marshall, a straw hat blocker. When he was born, both his maternal grandparents were still alive, living in Leighton Buzzard, where his mother was from. His paternal grandmother had died earlier in 1868 and his paternal grandfather a few years before that.

The 1871 census finds Joseph living with his parents and siblings at 39 Albert Road in Luton. Joseph's maternal grandfather, John Linney, died later that year, when Joseph was still under three years old. In the late 1870s the family moved away from Luton to Peterborough, fifty or so miles away to the north, where George took up work on the railway. The move proved short-lived, and by 1881 the family was back in Luton, living at 46 Albert Road, which was to be Joseph's parents' home for the rest of their lives. In the 1881 census Joseph (who was twelve at the time) was described as a domestic servant.

Adulthood

In 1890, Joseph married a Phillis Jane Marlow, who was from Sundon, just north of Luton. It seems quite likely that Joseph was also the father of the daughter Phillis had in 1889, less than a year before they married.

The year 1890 also saw the death of Joseph's last surviving grandparent, his maternal grandmother Eliza Biley, late Linney, formerly Hickinbottom. She appears to have moved from Leighton Buzzard to Luton following her second husband's death in 1881, so Joseph may have known her reasonably well.

The 1891 census finds Joseph and Phillis living at 9 Cromwell Road in Luton, with Phillis's parents living next door at 11 Cromwell Road. Phillis was working as a straw hat sewer, whilst Joseph was a straw hat blocker. The situation in 1901 was very similar. Joseph and Phillis were living at 47 Cromwell Road, whilst her parents were again next door at 49 Cromwell Road.

Joseph and Phillis had ten children together in total between 1889 and 1910. Joseph's father George died in 1907, when Joseph was 38. His mother Rachel died less than a year later.

Joseph died on 24th June 1910 when he was only 41. He had Phillis had been married about twenty years. Their youngest son George died at about the same time, aged about eighteen months.

Phillis appears in the 1911 census with her nine surviving children living at 46 Vernon Road in Luton. She outlived Joseph by over forty years but never remarried. She died in 1950, aged 81.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    b. Joseph MARSHALL, December Quarter 1868, Luton Registration District, Volume 3b, page 431, mother's maiden name Linney

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1871 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG10; Piece 1573; Folio 18; Page 27, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: 39 Albert Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
    George Marshall, head, married, male, 33 [1837/8], Straw Hat & Bonnet Blocker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Rachael Marshall, wife, married, female, 29 [1841/2], Straw Hat & Bonnet Sewer, b. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
    George Marshall, son, male, 9 [1861/2], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    William C. Marshall, son, male, 7 [1863/4], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Sarah Marshall, daughter, female, 5 [1865/6], Scholar, b. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
    Joseph Marshall, son, male, 2 [1868/9], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    John Marshall, son, male, 6m [1870], b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1881 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands: . (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG11; Piece 1651; Folio 76; Page 16, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: 46 Albert Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
    George Marshall, head, married, male, 43 [1837/8], Engine driver at iron works, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Rachael E. Marshall, wife, married, female, 39 [1841/2], Straw hat machinist, b. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
    George Marshall, son, unmarried, male, 19 [1861/2], Straw hat blocker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    William C. Marshall, son, male, 17 [1863/4], Bricklayer, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Sarah Marshall, daughter, female, 15 [1865/6], Straw hat machinist, b. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
    Joseph Marshall, son, male, 13 [1867/8], Domestic servant, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    John Marshall, son, male, 10 [1870/1], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Rose E. Marshall, daughter, female, 8 [1872/3], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Emily E. Marshall, daughter, female, 6 [1874/5], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Rachael E. Marshall, daughter, female, 4 [1876/7], Scholar, b. Peterborough, Northamptonshire

  4. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1891 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG12; Piece 1271; Folio 72 & 73; Page 12 & 13, 5 Apr 1891.

    Address: 9 Cromwell Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Five or more rooms occupied
    Joseph Marshall, head, married, male, 22 [1868/9], Straw Hat Blocker, employed, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Phillis J. Marshall, wife, married, female, 21 [1869/70], Straw Hat Sewer, employed, b. Sundon, Bedfordshire
    Frederick G. Marshall, son, single, male, 2mo [1891], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    next door at 11 Cromwell Road:
    John Marlow, head, married, male, 50 [1840/1], Straw Plait Brusher, employed, b. Chalton, Bedfordshire
    Elizabeth Marlow, wife, married, female, 50 [1840/1], Charwoman, employed, b. Toddington, Bedfordshire
    Elizabeth Marlow, daughter, single, female, 15 [1875/6], Straw Hat Finisher, employed, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Elizabeth E. Marlow, daughter, single, female, 1 [1889/90], b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1901 Census Schedules: also for the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG13; Piece 1515; Folio 148; Page 17, 31 Mar 1901.

    Address: 47 Cromwell Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Five or more rooms occupied
    Joseph Marshall, head, married, male, 32 [1868/9], Straw Hat Worker, b. K N [sic]
    Jane Marshall, wife, married, female, 31 [1869/70], b. Sundon, Bedfordshire
    Maud Marshall, daughter, single, female, 8 [1892/3], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Olive Marshall, daughter, single, female, 6 [1894/5], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Doris Marshall, daughter, single, female, 4 [1896/7], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Alice Marshall, daughter, single, female, 2 [1898/9], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    next door at 49 Cromwell Road (five or more rooms occupied):
    John Marlow, head, married, male, 61 [1839/40], Straw Dyer, worker, b. Chalton, Bedfordshire
    Eliz[abet]h Marlow, wife, married, female, 61 [1839/40], b. Toddington, Bedfordshire
    Helen Marshall, granddaughter, single, female, 11 [1889/90], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Horace Marlow, grandson, single, male, 8 [1892/3], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Fred[eric]k Marshall, single, male, 10 [1890/1], b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  6. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. Joseph MARSHALL, June Quarter 1910, Luton Registration District, Vol. 3b, page 229, aged 41 [1868/9]

  7. Luton Times and Advertister
    1 Jul 1910.

    DEATHS
    June 24, at Vernon-road, Luton, Joseph Marshall, aged 41 years.