John Milbourne Marsh: An Overview
We know about John from the following:
1. The 'History of the Ancient Family of Marsh' by Joseph J. Green, Archivist and Genealogist, 1903, revised to date by Wm. Ernest Marsh, of Marston, Bromley, Kent, 1912.
2. Entries copied from the Bible of Rev George Augustus Eliott Marsh.
The 'History of the Ancient Family of Marsh' by Joseph J. Green, Archivist and Genealogist, 1903, revised to date by Wm. Ernest Marsh, of Marston, Bromley, Kent, 1912. This gives very little information other than what I have noted above. It should be noted that in this book the name Milbourne is spelt "Milburne" which is not how John's ancestors spelt their name.
In the Island Record Office, in Jamaica, there is a record of John Milbourne Marsh marrying Frances Elizabeth Grant at Kingston on 28 October 1816 (Kingston Copy Register 1721-1825: Marriages, vol.1). This record is in the Island Record Office.
I have been given the following note regarding the death
of John's second wife:
Frances Elizabeth Marsh, Wife of J Mibourne Marsh Esq And daughter of Dr David Grant Born 8th Dec 1798 And died 16th April 1819 aged 20 years and four months Leaving a disconsolate husband sorrowing too her brother and sisters afflicted friends and two infants, Frances Mary Anne (Lucy) and John Milbourne Marsh. Death lies on her like an untimely frost [lies?] on the fairest flower of all the fields. She was good as she was fair! Pure in thought as angels are!
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