Shelley, Evelyn, nee Marsh

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

When young
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.

Late 1930s
Took fruit and vegetable shop at 51 Newland Street (lock-up)

After WW2
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.

1901 census
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

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