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Born:

1829/30, at Thornhill near Huddersfield

Died:

May 1887

Buried:

Edgerton Cemetery

 

John Marsden was the eldest son of David Marsden (q.v.) and his first wife, Judith.  He was born 1829/30 (probably 1830) at Thornhill, two miles south of Dewsbury, and seven miles east of Huddersfield.

 

He was still living with his parents in 1861, being described in the census of that year as a retired woollen manufacturer, though only 30 years of age.

 

In 1863, John Marsden married Elizabeth Shaw (born 1839, at Pontefract), daughter of Samuel Shaw, woollen draper, on 1st October 1863, at Pontefract’s parish church, St. Giles.  John was described in the marriage register as a cotton spinner, so the retirement alluded to in 1861 had been cancelled, presumably in order to support a wife.

 

John and Elizabeth had at least three children, all born at Huddersfield:

Winifred Marsden

born 1865/66;

John Marsden, junior

born 1866/67, at Hepworth, Huddersfield;

David Marsden,

born 1872/73.

 

The 1871 census found the parents and eldest two children living at Queen Street, Huddersfield.  The 1881 census found the same four, along with third child John, and a London-born niece called Edith C. Marsden, living at “Beechwood”, Edgerton, Huddersfield.  John had presumably returned to work to support his family, as he was described as a cotton spinner and J. P.

 

Death

 

John Marsden, son of David Marsden, died in May 1887, aged 57, and was interred in the family grave.  The inscription on the grave has deteriorated too much to read all the details.  (Click here for images of Marsden grave.)

 

Elizabeth Marsden, wife of John Marsden, died 27th Feb or Dec 1915, and was interred in the same grave as David and John, though again the inscription is not totally legible.

 

Chess

 

John seems not to have been as prominent in Huddersfield chess as his father.  He attended the chess club’s annual meeting in 1856, and the West Yorkshire Chess Association meeting of 1859.

 

 

Created

25/04/2012

Copyright © 2012 Stephen John Mann

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Last Updated

25/04/2012