Gravestone Image – Edward John & Winifred Annie Marshallsay

Photo of gravestone taken in 2015 by Jan Marsh



Known information:

Edward John Marshallsay was born on 22 December 1892. He was known as John.

Winifred Annie Hobbs was born on 12 July 1899 to Leonard Hobbs (1866–1953) and Annie Hobbs nee Vincent (1858-1935). The family were living at Bushey in 1901 and 1911.

John married Winifred Annie Hobbs in the second half of 1930 and they are believed to have had two children, a son and a daughter. In September 1939, John, a clayworker and Winifred were living at Rose Cottage, Norden, along with one child (name not known).

Winifred was aged 76 when she died. She was buried at Kingston New Church on 7 August 1975. John lived to age 85 and was buried at Kingston New Church on 13 May 1977.

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1914: September: Parish Magazine

Vicar: Arthur Napier

National Relief Fund

In hearty response to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales appeal that all churches and chapels should make a collection to the above fund, Kingston Church gave the largest offering which has been made by the congregation. The generous sum, £11 14s. 6d., was forwarded to Buckingham Palice on Monday, August 17th.

National Defence Society

The above offering, which was a special effort made upon an unique occasion of course substantially interfered with the usual monthly collection made on the following Sunday, August 23rd; but even so, we managed to give the Rev. F. Lombardini the sum of £2 17s. at the end of the day, after he had opened our eyes to the cause which he so eloquently pleaded at the Evening Service on that day.

The War

You will forgive me if I seem to pass by the one subject which is on our lips and in our hearts at this time; but truly I feel that there is nothing which I can in so short a space helpfully add to that which I am gradually counselling you from the pulpit.

On Sunday, August 16th, we used the full service appointed for the Church on behalf of the King’s Naval and Military forces.

Inspector’s Report

The Diocesan Inspector, the Rev. J. W. Coulter, made his annual visit and examination of the Kingston School in religious knowledge on July 30th, and afterwards sent the following most satisfactory report:

This School has had many difficulties to contend against during the year, having been closed three times for illness. In spite of this the religious knowledge is very good throughout. The teaching is most carefully given and the tone is excellent.

(Signed)     F.W. Coulter      Diocesan Inspector

Rifle Club Notes

Our rifle season closed on Saturday, August 1st, which by kind permission of Mr. Candy was allowed as a half-holiday for the purpose. The weather left much to be desired, but the shooting was not greatly interfered with by the rain. Appended is a list of prize-winners, who received their rewards from Mrs. Guise at 7.30 the same evening, to the accompaniment of a pleasant programme of music by the Band.

George Coombes, the cup and 10s.              229

Walter Beck, 8s.                                               227

Walter Dorey, 6s.                                            220

Jesse Gale, 4s.                                                   219

Thomas Joyce, Bell medal                             217

George Langtree, Roberts’ medal               211

Leonard Jeffrey, 2s.                                       211

George Davis, Express medal                       208

Charles Orchard, Daily Telegraph certificate

and S.M.R.C. Medal                              203

Arthur Travers, Daily Mail certificate      200


Aug 16.             Alice Vincent

1914: July: Parish Magazine

Vicar: Arthur Napier

There is not much news to put on record this month, with the exception of a visit from the Rev. T. Russell-Wright, who conducted the Services on Trinity Sunday in my absence, and whose ministrations, from all that I can hear, were very much appreciated.

We are at last able to get back to our routine of Day School and Sunday School Afternoon Services, which have been so much broken in upon (by chicken-pox) of late. July 5th will be kept as “Flower Sunday”, and for convenience of taking the flowers to the Vicarage, will be held in the New Church. The flowers will be sent to the sick people in the East London parish of Horsleydown; and the Church collection for sending the poor children to the seaside will be made on the last Sunday of the month, viz., July 26th.

Our June collection for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals amounted to £2 3s. 8d.

The Dedication Festival of our Church will be held on Sunday, July 26th. The proper day (St. James’ Day) is Saturday, July 25th, but for convenience we will observe it on the day following.


May 31.                        Amelia Ann Marsh

,,    ,,                             Henry Charles Kellaway


June 22.                      Freeland George Vincent and Lillian Grace Arnold

1914: May: Parish Magazine

Vicar: Arthur Napier

Vestry Meeting

Held on Tuesday, April 14th, about 25 parishioners present. Chief points considered were as follows:

  1. The appointment of Sidesmen to collect and count the monthly offertory, at Morning and Evening Service.
  2. To adopt a scheme similar to that in use at Wareham, in response to the Bishop’s urgent appeal re Church Finance. First, a card will be sent to each Church-family to be signed and returned by those who are willing to take part in the scheme, stating the amount they are prepared to give (say, for example, 1d. per month). Upon the return of these cards, the Secretary will issue so many envelopes, which in the case of the monthly contributor would be brought once a month (in the case of a yearly contributor, once a year), and dropped into a box in the Church, this box to be cleared after each Sunday evening’s service.
  3. To adopt a suggestion that the hymn during the communion of the people at Choral Celebrations be discontinued.
  4. The question of the right to use the North and South aisles of the Church was brought forward; and after discussion it was ascertained that it was Lord Eldon’s express wish that the North aisle should be for the use of the young men, and the South aisle for the young women and children: as this is so, there is no more to be said on the matter except to ask those concerned to respect his Lordship’s wishes.
  5. The following appointments were made:

Mr. Hughes, Sidesman

Mr. Joyce, Sidesman

Mr. Medd, Sidesman

Mr. Seymour, Sidesman

Mr. F. Hunt, Sidesman

Mr. L. Jeffery, Secretary for Church Finance

N.B. – In our Parish we are so situated that we have no need to appoint Churchwardens as other parishes do, the wardenship of the Church being entirely in the hands of Lord Eldon and Mr. Candy.


The Easter Offering for the Bulford Camp Church Building amounted to £4. The May collection (which will be made on May 17th) is for the Temperance Society, when the address will be given by Mr. G. Scott, Diocesan Secretary.


Mar. 30.            Arthur Vincent and Susan Hibbs