Notes on Mrs Evelyn Shelley, nee Marsh
See also interview tape 42.
William Marsh and Emma, nee Young. Emma died c 1905 at age of 38. She’d had six children altogether. They were young when Emma died, William got someone in to help and an aunt in Witham took the youngest, aged two.
1891 in Southend
c. 1895 to Silvertown
First marriage before WW1 but husband killed in War.
Then to various aunts etc to live, sometimes in Witham
Married second husband, Amos Arthur Shelley, and came to Witham to live in the smallholding in Maldon Road, south of river.
Took fruit and vegetable shop at 51 Newland Street (lock-up)
Other members of family took the shop for a while and then Evelyn and her husband ran a shop at the smallholding for a while.
Residence in 1981
12 Rex Mott Court
Notes on relevant documents
Can’t find the family on 1891 census index.
RG 13/1578, ED 4, schedule 212, 3 New Oriental Street, Canning Town, West Ham
William Marsh Head M 37 [???] Manager born Essex, Heybridge, Maldon
Emma Marsh Wife M 34 born Essex, Rivenhall, Witham
Archie Marsh Son S 12 born Essex, Southend on Sea
Evelyn Marsh Daur 10 born Essex, Southend on Sea
Nora Marsh Daur 5 born Essex, Silvertown
Alec Marsh Son 2 born Essex, Silvertown
Winifred Marsh Daur 7 mo born Essex, Silvertown
Ella Overall Visitor S 16 born Essex, Paglesham
1930 electoral register
Small Holding, Maldon Road: Amos Arthur Shelley, Evelyn Lavinia Shelley