Thomas Henry MARSTON was born 1819 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He married Sarah Ann KNIBBS 25 July 1882 in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He died bef. 1891. Sarah Ann KNIBBS, daughter of Henry KNIBBS and Elizabeth ORTON , was born bef. 09 April 1865 in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She died bet. July and September, 1934 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England.

Children of Thomas Henry MARSTON and Sarah Ann KNIBBS are:
1. Arthur A MARSTON, b. bet. July and September, 1882
2. Elizabeth Knibbs MARSTON, b. bet. October and December, 1885 See Harold Frederick TRACEY & Elizabeth Knibbs MARSTON

Marriage Notes for Thomas Henry MARSTON\Sarah Ann KNIBBS:

See Sarah and Thomas' Marriage Certificate

Sarah and Thomas were married at Aston Registry Office. The marriage certificate shows Thomas as a 63 year old widower, and Sarah Ann, and 18 year old spinster.

Thomas' father was Thomas Henry Marston (deceased), a Gilt Toy Maker.

The marriage was witnessed by Henry Knibbs and Elizabeth Knibbs who were probably her parents.

At the time they married, Thomas was living at 16 Court Moseley(?) Street, Deritend. Sarah Ann was living at Trafalgar Terrace, Long Street, Sparkbrook.

Other Marriages/Unions for Thomas Henry MARSTON:
See Thomas Henry MARSTON & Mary UNKNOWN

Other Marriages/Unions for Sarah Ann KNIBBS:
See William NEELD & Sarah Ann KNIBBS

Notes for Thomas Henry MARSTON:

1851 census shows Thomas living at Church Street, Daventry, Long Buckby, Northamptonshire:
Thomas Marston Head Mar 35 ???? Bone Button Maker Warwickshire Birmingham
Mary Marston Wife Mar 35 Staffordshire Dudley
Thomas Marston Son 6 Scholar Warwickshire Birmingham
Frederick Marston Son 3 Scholar Northamptonshire Long Buckby
John Marston Son 1½ Northamptonshire Long Buckby

At the 1861 census, Thomas and his parents were living at 187 Moseley Street, Aston, Birmingham:
Thomas H Marston Head Mar 42 Bone Sawyer Warwickshire Birmingham
Mary Marston Wife Mar 42 Staffordshire Dudley
Thomas H Marston Son UnM 16 Chaser Warwickshire Birmingham
Frederick Marston Son 14 Gun Maker N.K. Buckby
John Marston Son 12 Scholar N.K. Buckby
Abaraham Marston 10 Scholar N.K. Buckby

In 1871, Thomas was living with his parents at 11 Hollier Street, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire:
Thomas Marston Head Mar 53 Bone Sawyer Warwickshire Birmingham
Mary Marston Wife Mar 53 Warwickshire Birmingham
Thomas Henry Marston Son UnM 25 MASTER ????
& repairer but employs no people Warwickshire Birmingham
John Marston Son UnM 22 Lamp Maker Northamptonshire Long Buckby
Abraham Marston Son UnM 20 Lamp Maker Northamptonshire Long Buckby

Thomas can be seen in the 1881 census for England & Wales, before he married Sarah Knibbs. He was living at 3/68 Leopold St. Aston, Warwick, England at the house of his daughter-in-law. His son appears to have been away from home at the time of the census.
Susanna Marston Heads Wife 31 Warehouse Woman Foleshill
Thomas Hy Marston Son 5 Scholar Birmingham Warwick
Rosetta Marston Daur 9m Birmingham Warwick, England
Thomas Hy Marston Father In Law 62 Bone Sawyer Birmingham Warwick

Susannah was the wife of Thomas' son Abraham.

I suspect it was this Thomas who died during q1/1891 at Aston District, Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Sources for Thomas Henry MARSTON:

  1. Marriage Certificate of Thomas Marston/Sarah Ann Knibbs,
  2. 1881 British Census,
  3. 1891 British Census,
  4. 1861 British Census,

Notes for Sarah Ann KNIBBS:

Sarah appears in the 1891 census living at 139 Moseley Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England:
Sarah A Marston Head Wid 29 Dressmaker Warwickshire Birmingham
Arthur A Marston Son 8 Scholar Warwickshire Birmingham
Elizabeth K Marston Daur 5 Scholar Warwickshire Birmingham
Alfred Knibbs Brother UnM 19 Bicycle Driller Warwickshire Birmingham

Living in the next door house were:
Joseph Neeld Head Mar 46 Angle Iron Caster Warwickshire Birmingham
Mary A Neeld Wife Mar 44 Warwickshire Birmingham
Ada E Neeld Daur 8 Scholar Warwickshire Birmingham
Alfred H Neeld Son 5 Scholar Warwickshire Birmingham

Joseph was a brother of Sarah's 2nd husband, William Neeld and we see from earlier census returns, that William was raised by his grandmother alongside Joseph.

Sources for Sarah Ann KNIBBS:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales, GRO England & Wales gives 1Qtr1865 
  3. FreeBMD,
  4. 1891 British Census,
  5. Personal Contact with Kenneth Charles Homewood,

Notes for Arthur A MARSTON:

In 1911, we see Arthur living at 47 Main Street, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, Warwickshire with his mother and her second husband:
William Neeld Head 48 Mar Finisher (Gun Manufacture) Warwickshire Birmingham
Sarah Ann Neeld Wife Mar (17 years) Warwickshire Birmingham
Elizabeth Curtis Sister 68 Widow Private Means Warwickshire Birmingham
Lillian Neeld Daur 16 School Warwickshire Birmingham
Albert Neeld Son 15 Shop Assistant Warwickshire Birmingham
Benjamin Neeld Son 13 School, Florists Errand Boy Warwickshire Birmingham
Arthur Marston Boarder 28 UnM Barrel Turner (Gun Manufacture) Warwickshire Birmingham

Sources for Arthur A MARSTON:

  1. 1891 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave date and Aston District 
  3. 1911 British Census,