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Rev George Augustus Eliott Marsh 1790 - 1867

Rector of Bangor Iscoed Monachorum

Born: 15 August 1790 at Battersea, Christened there 11 September1790.  Died at Bangor Rectory 18 September 1867 aged 77.
Son of: John Marsh (1747-1823) and Lucy Gosling (Gostling) (1759-1845).
Brother of:
1. John Milbourne Marsh (1787-1826).
2. Lady Eliza Downman (1799-18??) who married Sir Thomas Downman.
Married: 19 August 1818 at Marylebone Church, London, Julia Murdock (1792?-1854) daughter of Thomas Murdock.
George and Julia had issue:
1. John Murdoch Wilmot Marsh (1819-1848) of Jesus College Cambridge.
2. George Morrison Marsh (1824?-1895) who married Harriot Watson (1828?-1904. George was of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
3. Maj Augustus Leacock Marsh (1823-1876) who married Susan Agnes Scott.
4. Charles Smith Marsh (1823?-1854) buried on the Island of Madeira in his 32nd year.

We know about George from the following:
1. "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.  Page 248.
2. In the Church at Bangor-on-Dee Parish there are a number of memorials to various Marsh family members.
3. Entries copied from the Bible of Rev George Augustus Eliott Marsh.


George was named after General George Augustus Eliott (of Gibraltar) 1st Baron Heathfield 1717-1790.


"History of the Ancient Family of Marsh" by Joseph J. Green reads as follows:

George Augustus Eliott Marsh MA, Rector of Bangor Iscoed Monachorum, with Overton, near Wrexham, 2nd son of John Marsh, Commissioner of the Victualling Board, etc, born circa 1790.  He was educated at Christ Church, Cambridge, BA 1815, MA 1818, Rector of Bangor with Overton, 1835.  He married 19th August 1818, at Marylebone Church, London, Julia, 2nd daughter of Thomas Murdoch Esq, of Portland Place and had issue:

  1. Wilmot Marsh eldest son, born 14th June 1819, at Brompton, died at Bangor Rectory, Flintshire, 4th August 1848, aged 29.
  2. George Morrison Marsh, born at Brompton 17th May 1821, late of 23rd Royal Welsh Fusilliers.  Married at Bangor 18th March, 1851, Harriot Watson, eldest daughter of late William Henry Watson Esq of Lowe Hall, and had issue.
  3. Augustus Leacock Marsh, late Major 55th Regiment.  Born at Brompton, April 1823.  Married at Lucan 20th October 1864 Susan Agnes Scott, daughter of the late General Sir Hopton Stratford Scott KCB and Lady Scott, of Woodville, Lucan, County, Dublin.  Maj AL Marsh died 8th March, 1876, at South Yeo, North Devon, having had issue 4 sons and 2 daughters of whom the elder Julia Augusta Marsh married at Wiesbaden, Germany, 25th January 1894 Frederick Herman Feist.


Marsh Family memorial stones / graves at Bangor-on-Dee Parish Church
(Information provided by Julia McCreath)

There are a number of memorials at Bangor-on-Dee because G.A.E.Marsh was Rector of Bangor from 1835 - 1867.  He was obviously a much loved Rector as there is a large stained glass window behind the altar and two fine chairs on other side of the altar all dedicated to his memory and bought with money raised by his parishioners after his death.

Memorials (in church)

Lucy Marsh (mother of G.A.E.Marsh). Relict of John Marsh, formerly Chairman of the Victualling Board, Somerset Place, London, Esq. and daughter of George Gostling of Whitton Park in the County of Middlesex, Esq.  Died in February 1845 aged 87.

Reverend George Augustus Eliott Marsh.  Formerly Minister of St Mary's Chapel Park Street Hanover Square London. Private chaplain to The Right Hon. The Earl of Huntingdon and for 32 years the much loved and greatly respected rector of this parish.  Died September 18th 1867 aged77

Julia.  Wife of above. 2nd daughter of Thomas Murdoch of Portland Place London.  Died April 1854 aged 62

John Murdoch Wilmot Marsh.  Eldest son of above (George and Julia). Of Jesus College Cambridge.  Died August 4th 1848 aged 29

Charles Smith Marsh. Son of above (George and Julia).  Died May 16th 1854 aged 31. Buried on Island of Madeira.

Gravestones (outside church)

Captain George M. Marsh.  4th son of above (George and Julia).  Late of 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers.  Died September 7th 1895 aged 71.

Harriot.  Wife of Captain George M. Marsh.  Died December 27th 1904 aged 76

Frederick William Marsh.  Son of George and Harriot.  Died May 21st 1879 aged 21

Milly Edwards-Jones.  Daughter of George and Harriot.  Died September 30th 1940 aged 76.

Samuel Edwards-Jones.  Husband of Milly. LRCS LRCP. Freeman of Wrexham. JP.  Born April 10th 1871.  Died March 8th 1935.

Mildred Edwards-Jones.  Daughter of Milly and Samuel.  Lived February - December 12th 1906

Henry George Eliott Edwards-Jones.  Son of Milly and Samuel.  Died November 28th 1939 aged 43. [Known as George.  Kings Shropshire Light Infantry]

Phyllis Maud Edwards-Jones.  Wife of Henry.  Born March 1899.  Died July 1973.





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