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John Marsland 1618

Summary: there is some online work that suggests Grace may not be the mother of Thomas (which is my line) but I am not seeingthat backed up in the records i can see online.


From pg 141 of "The monumental and other inscriptions in Halifax parish church" by Crossley, E. W., 1909

"Here lyeth the body of [ ]ret, the [ ] of John Marsland and [ ], his wife, [ ] the 14th of Ma[ ]."
(Note 7: Formerly visible in the Holdsworth Chapel)

There is no date and plenty of John's so this does not add too much.

The research has led them to Conclusion below but I have not backed it up..however, it does have some elements that make sense

I can find the records for Grace marriage, but nothing for a death. However, the gap of children's birth does imply there may have been a change of wife.
I can find record for Sarah, wife of John burial, but no marriage dates after Grace. I can't find records for some of the other
I cant find records for John born in 1648, nor for Maria, Mary or Elizabeth.
The Michael listed is the son of a "Johes Marsden or Marsland(?) of parish Hal?, who is identified as marrying a Sarah Cleg on 26 sept 1644. there are definitely some transcription challenges! So this could be the sarah who died in 1672, as there are no deaths found before the 1646 marriage

John Marsland was the son of Thomas Marsland and Dorothea Haslorden of Barkisland, baptized 12 Apr 1618 at St Mary's Church, Elland, West Yorkshire, England.
John married up to four times. John Marsland married Grace Royde on 21 Apr 1646 at St Mary's Church, Elland, Yorkshire - probably John's second wife. Sarah, wife of John Marsland of Barkisland, was buried at St Mary, Elland on 1 Nov 1672, may have been his third wife.
John Marsland and his (fourth) wife Elizabeth witnessed the Brighouse MM marriage of Samuel Grimshaw and Margaret Ingham on 5 Feb 1689 at the home of John Eccles, Woodhouse, Rastrick, Yorkshire - along with the family of Jonas and Sarah Preston, just a month before his death.
John Marsland died on 16 Mar 1689, recorded at Brighouse monthly meeting. The Brighouse Friends burial ground was not available until 1701.

Known/probable children of John Marsland and Grace Royde:
* John 1 Marsland, 16461646, baptism/burial at St Mary's, Elland
* Michael Marsland, 16471647, baptism/burial at St Mary's, Elland
* John Marsland Jr, c1648-1719, m. Dorothy Mellor
* Maria Marsland c16491682, m. Michael Fryer

Probable children of John Marsland and Sarah unknown:
* Mary Marsland, c16601713, m. Thomas Deane/Deyne
* Elizabeth Marsland, c1661-1732, m. Abraham Clegge
* Thomas Marsland Sr, c16651738, m. Susana Firth

John Marsland 1618

Linked toJohn MARSLAND; Thomas MARSLAND; Grace ROYD