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1868 Born as John Bertram Marsden the son of John Thomas Marsden Smedley
Educated privately and later at Jesus College, Cambridge
1871 Living at Lower Street, Stroud: John T. Marsden (age 30 born Manchester), Patent Leather Mill Strap Maker master employing 35 men and (?) land owner. With his wife Ann W. Marsden (age 31 born Nailsworth) and their three children; Caroline S. Marsden (age 5 born Matlock); J. Bertram Marsden (age 2 born Stroud); and Arthur Marsden (age 1 born Stroud). Two servants.
1889 Married Gertrude Mary Lea
1911 Living at Lea Green, Near Matlock: John Bertram Marsden Smedley (age 42 born Stroud), Hosiery Manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Gertrude Mary Marsden Smedley (age 45 born Hampstead) and their six children; Enid Futroye Marsden Smedley (age 20 born Ashover); Olive Frida Marsden Smedley (age 19 born Ashover); John Bertram Aubrey Marsden Smedley (age 17 born Westminster), Naval Cadet; George Futroye Marsden Smedley (age 13 born Chelsea); Basil Futroye Marsden Smedley (age 10 born Chelsea); and Diana Futroye Marsden Smedley (age 4 born Kensington). Also nine servants.