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William Ebenezer Marshall

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William Ebenezer Marshall (1824-1880) of Carrett, Marshall and Co

c1825 Born at Kendal

1851 Lodger at Grey Mark(?) (age 26 born Kendal), Engineer. [1]

1853 of Carrett, Marshall and Co

1859 William Ebenezer Marshall, Sun Foundry, Leeds.[2]

1861 Living at 13 Lyddon Terrace, Leeds (age 36 born Kendal), Engineer Master. Unmarried. With one servant. [3]

1863 October 24th. Patent 2360. William Locke and John Warrington, Coal Owners of Kippax, near Leeds, William Elliot Carrett, William Ebenezer Marshall and John Telford of Leeds for 'improvements in the working and mining of coal minerals and earthy matters, and in the machinery, apparatus, and means to be employed therein. [4]

1871 Living at Beech Grove Terrace, Leeds (age 47, Kendal), Mechanical Engineer, Widower. With son Ernest W. Marshall (age 3). Two servants. [5]

1880 June 8th. Died suddenly at Clifton Lodge, North Hill Road, Headingley, age 55. [6]

1881 His son Ernest (age 13) is living in the house of Elizabeth Ann Marshall (age 47 born Gateshead) and a Widow and he is described as a step-son. [7]


1881 Obituary [8]

WILLIAM EBENEZER MARSHALL was born in 1824 at Kendal, where his father, Mr. Samuel Marshall, conducted a school as successor to the celebrated Dr. John Dalton.

After serving an apprenticeship to Messrs. Kitson Thompson and Hewitson, Leeds, in 1852 he joined Mr. W. E. Garrett and Mr. John Telford in the Sun Foundry, Leeds, under the firm of Carrett Marshall and Co.

Among other machines brought out by the firm were Carrett's steam-pump and Joy's hydraulic organ-blower.

In 1859 he acted as honorary local secretary on the occasion of the first meeting of the Institution held in Leeds.

In 1872 he retired from the Sun Foundry; and afterwards resided for some years in Scarborough.

His death occurred in Leeds on 8th June 1880, at the age of fifty-six, after a brief illness.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1859.



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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1859 Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  3. 1861 Census
  4. London Gazzette of 2nd November 1866 p5784
  5. 1871 Census
  6. The Leeds Mercury, Saturday, June 12, 1880
  7. 1881 Census
  8. 1881 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries