The Reverend Henry Bernard Derham Marshall (Derham Mashall) was born in Bawtry, Yorkshire in 1839. He had been Vicar of Norton Canon from 1877 and died there over 40 years later in 1921. In 1905 his living was valued at £162 per year, a substantial amount considering the size and population of the parish. He was a member of the Woolhope Naturalists’ Field Club and frequently joined in their expeditions.
Derham Marshall married Julia Emma Mathews in 1867, the daughter of a local farmer from Abbey Dore. Together they had eleven children, two of which died within weeks of each other in infancy:
Letitia Bertha (1868 – 1943): Employed as a cook in service.
Ellen Maud (1870 – 1937): A ‘daughter-at-home’ who often accompanied her father on visits.
Margaret Lucy Sibyl (1875 – 1967): Another ‘daughter at home.’
Charles Henry [alias Derham] (unknown – 1960): A solicitor.
John Alfred Russell (1881– 1957): Ordained as a clergyman.
Alice Githa (1877 – 1939): Employed as a nurse.
Denys Russell Woodward (1879 – 1930): Denys was in the Merchant Navy, and in 1911 was Third Mate on the SS Assiout.
Blanche (1871 – 1957): Married [Albion] Ernest Andrews (1877-1928) in 1905, a regular Army officer in the Hampshire Regiment living in Winchester. She gave birth to a daughter, Diana, in 1909.
Paul Bernard (1873 – 1943): Paul moved at some point to Tasmania.