MARSH, Charles Fielding

1867 - 1927

Charles Fielding Marsh, was born at St Johns Wood, London in 1867, son of Thomas Marsh (1841-1915), a clerk in the Bank of England, and his wife Isabel Emma née Smith (1839-3 August 1927), who married at Kensington in 1863. In 1881, a 13 year old scholar, living at Dacre Villas, 2 Lion Road, Bexley, Kent with his parents, 40 year old Thomas and 41 year old Isabel, with 5 year old brother Arthur. Charles married at St Peter's Church, Sudbury, Suffolk on 5 April 1894, Jessie Katherine Sikes, daughter of John Sikes of Sudbury. A figure and landscape painter and in 1901 Charles and his wife were living at the Queen's Hotel, Hastings, Sussex and in 1911, whilst 46 year old Jessie was at the family home of Pentlow Hall, Cavendish, Suffolk, Charles was a 44 year old author, on a visit to 72 year old widow, Martha Mary Smith, at Highcoxlease, Lyndhurst, Hampshire. Charles exhibited at the Manchester City Art Gallery 1892-1901, one work at the Royal Society of British Artists ‘Silver Morn’ and one work at the Royal Academy ‘A Crack Shot’, from East Grinstead, Sussex in 1892, Ludham, Norfolk in 1893, Sudbury, Suffolk in 1896 and from Dedham, Essex in 1899. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1891-1892 from Ludham, Norfolk. He was of Conybeare, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight, Hampshire when he died at 45a High Street, St John's Wood, London on 12 December 1927, aged 60 and his wife Jessie, was of Bolwick, East Bergholt, Suffolk when she died at Old Mead, Freshwater, Isle of Wight on 1 April 1940, aged 75. Marsh was better known as an author of several books including 'God's Shelter' (1903) and 'The Four Poster Bed' (1927) and together with his wife, 'The Flemings' (1908).