MARSHALL, Henry (1688-1754), of St. Mary at Hill, London and Theddlethorpe, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 2 Feb. 1754

Family and Education

bap. Mar. 1688, 1st surv. s. of Charles Marshall, grocer, of St. Mary at Hill, London by Margaret, da. of Henry Loades, chamberlain of London. unm. suc. fa. 1708. Kntd. 5 Sept. 1745.

Offices Held

Master, Drapers’ Co. 1738-9; alderman, London 1737-d., sheriff 1740-1, ld. mayor 1744-5; pres. St. Bartholomew’s Hospital 1745-d.


Marshall was returned for Amersham as a Tory on the interest of the Drake family, to whom he was related,1 voting consistently against the Administration. On 31 Mar. 1736 he voted against the Westminster bridge bill, which was opposed by the common council of the city of London.2 In 1738 he was made a member of a committee of aldermen formed to bring complaints against Spanish depredations before Parliament, of several committees of the common council, and of the caucus of the corporation.3 He was one of the Tories who voted against the motion for Walpole’s dismissal in February 1741.4 In 1745, according to George Heathcote, he and Sir John Barnard ‘industriously and artfully surprised the City’ into voting a loyal address on the rebellion.5 At the end of his mayoralty he received the thanks of the common council for

his faithful discharge of and constant attendance to the duties of that high office, his steady attachment to the true interest of this corporation, for his frequent calling us together in common council, and his readiness on all occasions to promote the welfare of his fellow citizens.6

In 1747 he was classed as Opposition. He died 2 Feb. 1754.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. See Yorks. Arch. Jnl. vii. 94-96.
  • 2. Harley Diary.
  • 3. Stuart mss 204/144; see under LONDON.
  • 4. HMC Egmont Diary, iii. 192.
  • 5. Marchmont Pprs. ii. 345-7.
  • 6. Jnl. vol. 58, 3 Oct. 1745.