John Marshall

about 1738–
Derbyshire, England

The Life of John

When John Marshall was born about 1738, in Derbyshire, England, his father, Humphrey Marshall, was 68 and his mother, Hellen Ashton, was 36. He married Rachel about 1762, in Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John Marshall
1738–
Rachel
1740–
Marriage: about 1762
Mary Marshall
1763–
Jonathan Marshall
1765–

Spouse and Children

    Male1738–Male

    Rachel

    Female1740–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1762
Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(2)

    Mary Marshall

    Female1763–Female

    Jonathan Marshall

    Male1765–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1670–1768Male

    Hellen Ashton

    Female1702–1758Female

siblings

(8)

    Humphrey Marshall

    Male1727–Male

    John Marshall

    Male1729–1801Male

    Abraham Marshall

    Male1729–Male

    Hannah Marshall

    Female1732–1735Female

    Jonathan Marshall

    Male1735–Male

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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 14

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 16

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 32

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name or occupational name from Middle English, Old French maresc(h)al ‘marshal’. The term is of Germanic origin (compare Old High German marah ‘horse’, ‘mare’ + scalc ‘servant’). Originally it denoted a man who looked after horses, but by the heyday of medieval surname formation it denoted on the one hand one of the most important servants in a great household (in the royal household a high official of state, one with military responsibilities), and on the other a humble shoeing smith or farrier. It was also an occupational name for a medieval court officer responsible for the custody of prisoners. An even wider range of meanings is found in some other languages: compare for example Polish Marszałek ( see Marszalek ). The surname is also borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Marshall in entry for Jonathen Marshall, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • John Marshall in entry for Marey Marshall, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • John Marshall, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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