MARSH Family of Sussex
far, I do not have any known Marsh ancestors of my own, but I do have one
According to the
Susan Marsh was baptised at St. Nicholas in Brighton, Sussex on 13 May
1813. She was the daughter of William Marsh and Maria
Markwick who had married on 31 December 1798, also in Brighton.
Susan died in 1867. Her father William was a Fisherman and she
married 2 Fishermen. Her first husband was James Taylor, whom
she married on 29 October 1838. Her second husband was my 3x Great
William Spicer (1809-1868), whom she married on 7 November 1865. Both
marriages took place at St. Nicholas in Brighton. Both her husbands
were the sons of Fisherman, i.e. William Taylor and Richard Spicer.
It would appear
that Susan had a brother named Francis Marsh, a Fisherman, who
was baptised on 8 December 1806 at St. Nicholas. This date has been
checked against the original register and records that Francis was
the son of William Marsh and Maria. Francis
married Ann May on 19 June 1827 in Brighton, and they were the
ancestors of David, who like me, is now a Bexhill-on-Sea resident (as
at May 2004). Ann was baptised on 31 December 1809, also at St.
Nicholas and was the daughter of Edward May and Barbara.
Edward had married Barbara MacNabb, widow on 16 October 1801.
Previously as Barbara Harman she had married James MacNabb on
16 July 1798. Both marriages at St. Nicholas. And, the Harman's
were also Fishermen.
The IGI also
records other children of William Marsh and Maria Markwick,
but there seem to be some discrepancies and it will be necessary to check
the original register to confirm details.
I am curious about
the above families, as in researching them I may find out more about my own
Brighton Fishermen ancestors, namely the Spicers and Howells. I also
have a much earlier Markwick ancestor from Wadhurst, Sussex and a possible a
Markwick ancestor from Ticehurst, Sussex.