Mary Marshall

20 December 1843–3 November 1910 (Age 66)
Adwalton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

Mary Marshall was born on 20 December 1843, in Adwalton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of William Marshall and Ann. She married Nehemiah Thornton on 1 October 1859, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 3 November 1910, in Drighlington, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 66, and was buried in Drighlington, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Nehemiah Thornton
Mary Marshall
Marriage: 1 October 1859
Annice Thornton
Emily Thornton
Lewis Thornton
William Marshall Thornton
Charles Sykes Thornton
Hannah Thornton
Horace Thornton
Major Thornton
Eunice Thornton
Percy Thornton
Nehemiah Thornton

Spouse and Children

1 October 1859
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Marshall






    Martha Marshall



    Hephzibah Marshall


World Events (6)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 11

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 20

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 37

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Thornton, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Mary Thornton, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Marshall in household of William Marshall, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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