The Marshalls were “from the West”, especially Devon, with extensive clerical connections. The banner for this page shows some of the places that were important to them. The images are of Exeter Cathedral; St. David’s Church, Ashprington (with its 12th century font); The Plains area of Totnes, Devon; The East Gate of Totnes; the Steamer Harbour at Totnes; and Eton College Chapel. The articles on the site will, in time, explain the importance of these places.

Marshall Stories

This section contains links to individual articles regarding people, places and events in the Marshall story.

The clerical connection

Examines the extensive clerical connections within the Marshall family.

The Marshall Orphans

By the time he was ten Charles Henry Marshall had travelled the world and had suffered a great deal of family upheaval. He and his siblings were still given a solid start to life.

Marshall on the Turon goldfields

Nehemiah Bartley travelled to the NSW goldfields and there met “Marshall … and his West Indian friend, Davson.” Some have said this was Charles Henry Marshall, but it couldn’t have been. Who was he?

Marshall Pages

This section provides links to pages dedicated to specific aspects or members of the Marshall family. These links can also be found in the drop down Marshall menu above.

The Marshalls of Glengallan

The Marshall story is intimately tied to the 60,000 acre Glengallan sheep and cattle station on the Darling Downs, Queensland. Click here for information on the property, and Charles Henry Marshall and Charlotte Marshall (née Drake) as owners.

The Wrong Marshall

Research into the Marshall family inevitably finds the Essays on Economics and Economists by Professor Ronald Coase. The Essays deal with the family background of Charles Henry Marshall’s nephew, Alfred Marshall, the renowned Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University, and teacher and mentor of John Maynard Keynes. Unfortunately, the Essays contain many misconceptions about the Marshalls which have been relied on and repeated by others.

We have corrected and updated the Marshall family story in our paper published in the journal, History of Political Economy Volume 52, No. 2, April 2020. We present an extended version.

©Alun Stevens 2020