The Marshallsay Family

A Family History

Arthur Benjamin Marshallsay

Was born on 12th February 1855 in Grove Buildings, Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset.

In the 1861 census Arthur [6] was living with his parents, brother and sister in Pease Lane, Holy Trinity, Dorchester.

In the 1871 census Arthur [16] was living with his parents an aunt and a servant at 20 The Hard, Portsea.

Arthur married Fanny POTTER in the 4th quarter of 1878 within the Portsea registration district (2B, 811).

Fanny POTTER- no further information is currently available.

In the 1881 census Arthur [26] was living with his wife Fanny, parents and a servant at 30 The Hard, Portsea (The Row Barge Tavern).

On February 25th 1885 at a session for transferring licenses in the Court-house, Penny-street, Portsmouth the certificate for the Ale-house Row Barge, The Hard was transferred from Arthur Benjamin Marshallsay to Benjamin Marshallsay. {Portsmouth Evening News February 26th 1885}

At a special session for the transfer of ale and beer house licenses on the afternoon of May 19th 1886 at the Police-court, Penny-street, Portsmouth the license for the beer house known as the Lawrance Arms, Lawrence-road was transferred from Robert Gamblen (not sure of spelling) to Arthur Benjamin Marshallsay. {Portsmouth Evening News May 19th 1886}

Arthur died on 21st January 1890 of Epilepsy Cerebral Effusion at the age of 33 at 7 The Hard, Portsea. His Rank or Profession was given as Licensed Victualler. The informant was a William Ford and the Registrar was JA Byerley.

At a special session in the morning of February 19th 1890 for the transfer of linceses at the Sessions room, Portsmouth the certificate for the ale house Queens Head, Common Hard was transferred from Arthur Benjamin Marshallsay (deceased) to Fanny Marshallsay (widow). {Portsmouth Evening News February 19th 1890}

Entry from the Probate Calendar for 1890:

MARSHALLSAY {Arthur Benjamin.

Personal Estate £318 18s 6d.

24 March.            Administration (with the Will) of the Personal Estate of Arthur Benjamin Marshallsay late of the “Queen’s Head” the Hard in the Town and Parish of Portsea in the County of Southampton. Licensed Victualler who died 21 January 1890 at the “Queen’s Head” was granted at the Principal Registry to Fanny Marshallsay of the “Queen’s Head” Widow the Relict the Universal Legatee.

During a morning transfer session at the Police Court, Portsmouth Town Hall the exchange of the certificate for the Public House Queens Head, the Hard from Fanny Marshallsay (now Kine) to Fanny Kine was permitted. {Portsmouth Evening News May 13th 1891}

Family Connections


Benjamin Marshallsay

Mary Downton


None known of as yet.