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Name Phillis Jane Marlow
Gender Female
Birth[1][3][8] 27 Aug 1869 Sundon, Bedfordshire, England
Census[2] 2 Apr 1871 Sundon, Bedfordshire, EnglandUpper Sundon
Christening[3] 20 Oct 1878 Sundon, Bedfordshire, England
Census[4] 3 Apr 1881 Sundon, Bedfordshire, England
Marriage 1890 Bedfordshire, Englandto Joseph Marshall
Census[5] 5 Apr 1891 Luton, Bedfordshire, England9 Cromwell Road
Census[6] 31 Mar 1901 Luton, Bedfordshire, England47 Cromwell Road
Census[7] 2 Apr 1911 Luton, Bedfordshire, England46 Vernon Road
Census[8] 29 Sep 1939 Luton, Bedfordshire, England51 St Monica's Avenue
Death[9][10] 19 Oct 1950 Luton, Bedfordshire, England51 St Monica's Avenue

Childhood

Phillis Jane Marlow was born in August 1869 in the parish of Sundon in Bedfordshire, daughter of a plaiter called Elizabeth Marlow, formerly Hack, and her husband John Marlow, an agricultural labourer. Phillis appears in the 1871 census living with her parents at Upper Sundon. She was baptised in 1878, when she was nine years old. The 1881 census still finds her living with her parents and siblings in the parish of Sundon, although the census that year does not record whether they were living at Upper Sundon or Lower Sundon.

Adulthood

When she was about twenty years old, Phillis had a daughter, Elizabeth Ellen. It seems quite likely that Elizabeth's father was Joseph Marshall, who Phillis married less than a year later. The 1891 census finds Phillis and Joseph living at 9 Cromwell Road in Luton, the town immediately south of Sundon, 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. The 1901 census gives her name as Jane, suggesting she may have been known by her middle name.

Joseph and Phillis had ten children together in total between 1889 and 1910. Joseph died in 1910 when he was only 41. They had been married about twenty years. Phillis's youngest child, George, died at about the same time, aged 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.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, Phillis was living with her daughter Edith at 51 St Monica's Avenue in Luton. Phillis died there on 19th October 1950, aged 81.

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

    b. Phillis Jane MARLOW, September Quarter 1869, Luton Registration District, Volume 3b, page 434, mother's maiden name Hack

  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 1574; Folio 83; Page 16, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: Upper Sundon, Sundon, Bedfordshire
    John Marlow, head, married, male, 30 [1840/1], Agl. Lab, b. Chalton, Bedfordshire
    Elizabeth Marlow, wife, married, female, 30 [1840/1], Plaiter, b. Toddington, Bedfordshire
    Thomas Marlow, son, male, 9 [1861/2], Plaiter, b. Sundon, Bedfordshire
    William Marlow, son, male, 7 [1863/4], b. Sundon, Bedfordshire
    Philis Jane Marlow, daughter, female, 1 [1869/70], b. Sundon, Bedfordshire

  3. 3.0 3.1 England. Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. (FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, Findmypast).

    ch. 20 Oct 1878, Sundon, Bedfordshire: Phillis Jane daughter of John & Elizabeth Marlow, born Aug 1869

    Needs to be confirmed at Bedfordshire Archives.

  4. 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 1653; Folio 86; Page 3, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: Sundon, Bedfordshire
    John Marlow, head, married, male, 40 [1840/1], Ag Lab, b. Sundon, Bedfordshire
    Elizabeth Marlow, wife, married, female, 40 [1840/1], b. Toddington, Bedfordshire
    Thomas Marlow, son, unmarried, male, 19 [1861/2], Ag Lab, b. Sundon, Bedfordshire
    William Marlow, son, unmarried, male, 17 [1863/4], Ag Lab, b. Sundon, Bedfordshire
    Philis Marlow, daughter, female, 11 [1869/70], Scholar, b. Sundon, Bedfordshire
    Sarah Marlow, daughter, female, 8 [1872/3], Scholar, b. Sundon, Bedfordshire
    Elizabeth Marlow, [relationship column left blank] female, 5 [1875/6], Scholar, b. Sundon, Bedfordshire
    William Chance, lodger, widower, male, 72 [1808/9], Game Keeper, b. Eversholt, Bedfordshire

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1911 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG14; Piece 9018; Schedule 396, 2 Apr 1911.

    Address: 46 Vernon Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
    4 rooms occupied (originally given as 6 but crossed out)
    Phillis Jane Marshall, head, female, 41 [1869/70], widow, 10 children born, 9 still living, b. Sundon, Bedfordshire
    Elizabeth Ellen Marshall, daughter, female, 21 [1889/90], single, Milliner - Straw Hat Manufacturer, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Frederick George Marshall, son, male, 20 [1890/1], single, Cocoa worker - Cocoa Factory, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Phillis Maude Marshall, daughter, female, 18 [1892/3], single, Chocolate worker - Chocolate Factory, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Olive Grace Marshall, daughter, female, 16 [1894/5], single, Machinist - Straw Hat Manufacturer, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Doris Violet Marshall, daughter, female, 15 [1895/6], single, Stove Polisher - Gas Stove Foundry, worker, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Alice Rose Marshall, daughter, female, 12 [1898/9], single, School, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Joseph Marshall, son, male, 10 [1900/1], School, b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    Edith Nora Marshall, daughter, female, 6 [1904/5], b. Luton, Bedfordshire
    John Marshall, son, male, 4 [1906/7], b. Luton, Bedfordshire

  8. 8.0 8.1 General Register Office. 1939 Register
    Luton Municipal Borough, 29 Sep 1939.

    Address: 51 St Monicas Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire
    Cain, Charles H. / male / 16 May 1903 / married / Gelatine Processor (Photographic)
    Cain, Edith N. / female / 11 May 1904 / married / Canteen Cook
    Cain, Eileen K. / female / 1 Aug 1926 / single / At school
    Marshall, Phyllis J. / female / 27 Aug 1869 / widow / Unpaid domestic

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

    d. Phyllis Jane MARSHALL, December Quarter 1950, Luton Registration District, Volume 4a, page 126, aged 81 [1868/9]

  10. Luton News and Bedfordshire Chronicle
    Page 10, 2 Nov 1950.

    Mrs. Phyllis Jane Marshall
    The funeral of Mrs. Phyllis Jane Marshall, aged 81, who died on October 19, at 51, St. Monica's-avenue, Luton, took place last week.
    Born at Sundon, Mrs. Marshall lived for 65 years in Luton. As a girl she did piece-work for a hatter's firm and her husband worked at Dillingham's Hat Co. She was 41 years a widow.
    She was buried at the Church Cemetery after a service conducted there by the Rev. S. Fell.
    Mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. J. Marshall, son and daughter-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. R. Sims, daughter and son-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. S. Smith, daughter and son-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. C. Cain, daughter and son-in-law; Mrs. O. Tomlin, daughter; Mrs. J. Marshall, daughter-in-law; Mrs. J. Pickles, grand-daughter; Mr. R. Stewart, son-in-law; Miss J. Stewart, grand-daughter; Mr. T. Stewart, grandson; Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Gregory, Mrs. Binns, Mrs. Allen, grand-daughters; Mrs. Banks; Mrs. Devonish.
    Floral tributes were from: Jack, Edna, Pat and Peter; Ralph and Maud, Grace, Jack and children (Canada); Alice, Sid and family; Edie and Charlie; Lol and family; May, Greta, Tony and Mrs. Wilkinson; Eileen, Jack and Maureen; Joan, Tom and Dad (Birmingham); Olice and Sid, Phil and Cyril and families; Ivy, Bill, Nora and Jim; Mr. and Mrs. Bonner; Mrs. Curd and sisters; Mrs. Rogers.
    Funeral arrangements were by T. and E. Neville, Ltd.