Person:Mary Marshall (94)

Mary Marshall
m. 11 Dec 1830
  1. Joseph Marshall1831 - 1880
  2. James Marshall1833 - 1886
  3. Mary Marshall1835 - 1852
  4. George Marshall1837 - 1907
  5. Elizabeth Marshall1843 - 1908
  6. Esther Marshall1848 - 1867
Facts and Events
Name Mary Marshall
Gender Female
Birth[1] 25 Sep 1835 Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Luton, Bedfordshire, EnglandEast Hyde
Christening[1] 5 Feb 1851 Luton, Bedfordshire, EnglandWesleyan Chapel
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Luton, Bedfordshire, EnglandLea Street
Death[4] 27 Jul 1852 Luton, Bedfordshire, EnglandPark Street
Burial[5] 31 Jul 1852 Luton, Bedfordshire, England

Mary Marshall was born on 25th September 1835 in the parish of Luton. Quite likely she was born in one of the rural hamlets to the south-east of the town. Her elder brothers had been born at Lawrence End in the parish of King's Walden, Hertfordshire, whilst her younger brother George was born at Someries in the parish of Luton, Bedfordshire, which is very close to Lawrence End.

In 1841, Mary was living with her parents and siblings at East Hyde. In 1851 Mary and her aunt Sarah Marshall were both lodging in the town of Luton at Lea Street, working as sewers in the straw plaiting industry which dominated the town at the time.

Mary was not baptised as a baby. In 1851, aged 15, she was baptised at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Chapel Street in Luton.

Early in 1852 Mary developed pulmonary tuberculosis. She suffered with it for five months, before dying on 27th July 1852, aged sixteen.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Methodist Church. Luton Wesleyan Methodist Circuit registers. (Bedford: Bedfordshire & Luton Archives).

    No. 587
    When baptized: 1851 Feb[ruar]y 5th
    Name: Mary Dau of
    Parents: William and Sarah
    Surname: Marshall
    Abode: Luton
    When born: Adult, born 25 Sepr 1835
    Minister: Matt Trevan Mals

  2. England. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA): 1841 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 4; Book 13; Folio 3; Page 1, 6 Jun 1841.

    Address: East Hyde Hamlet, Luton, Bedfordshire
    William Marshall, male, 35 [1801-6], Ag lab, b. Bedfordshire
    Sarah Marshall, female, 30 [1806-11], b. Bedfordshire
    Joseph Marshall, male, 9 [1831/2], b. Bedfordshire
    James Marshall, male, 7 [1833/4], b. Bedfordshire
    Mary Marshall, female, 5 [1835/6], b. Bedfordshire
    George Marshall, male, 3 [1837/8], b. Bedfordshire

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1851 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 1757; Folio 377; Page 1, 30 Mar 1851.

    Address: Lea Street, Luton, Bedfordshire
    John Harris, head, married, male, 49 [1801/2], Blocker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Phillis Harris, wife, married, female, 45 [1805/6], Sewer, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    John Harris, son, unmarried, male, 18 [1832/3], Blocker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Eleanor Haywood, granddaughter, female, 4 [1846/7], Scholar, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Mary Biggs, lodger, unmarried, female, 18 [1832/3], Sewer, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Sarah Marshall, lodger, unmarried, female, 29 [1821/2], Sewer, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Mary Marshall, lodger, unmarried, female, 16 [1834/5], Sewer, b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  4. Death certificate, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).
    Registration District Luton
    1852 DEATH in the Sub-district of Luton in the Counties of Bedford and Hertford
    No.When and where diedName and surnameSexAgeOccupationCause of deathSignature, description and residence of informantWhen registeredSignature of registrar
    416Twentyseventh July 1852
    Park Street, Luton
    Mary Marshallfemale16 years & 10 monthsDaughter of William Marshall, LabourerPulmonary Consumption
    5 Months
    X the mark of Sarah Marshall
    present at the death
    Park Street, Luton
    Tenth September 1852Jos. Anstee, Registrar

    The informant, Sarah Marshall, could have been either Mary's mother or her aunt - with the latter more likely given that her address is given as Park Street, which adjoins Lea Road (or Street) where Mary and Sarah had been living together at the time of the 1851 census just over a year earlier.

  5. Burials register, in Church of England. Parish registers of St Mary, Luton, 1603-1944. (Bedford: Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Record Service).
    BURIALS in the Parish of Luton in the County of Bedford in the Year 1852
    No.NameAbodeWhen buriedAgeBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    1369Mary MarshallLutonJuly 3116Rob[er]t Fisher, Curate