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Beatrice (Punchard) Marshall (1902 - 1985)

Beatrice Marshall formerly Punchard
Born in Stow, Suffolk, England, United Kingdommap [uncertain]
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Daughter of [father unknown] and
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Wife of — married 24 Dec 1921 in Bramley, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Died at about age 82 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Beatrice was born early 1902, possibly at Rattlesden within Stow registration district, Suffolk, England. Her mother was Caroline Punchard who was unmarried at the time.[1][2]

By the time Beatrice was baptised on 26 July 1905, she had been 'boarded out' at Dickleburgh by Stowmarket Union. Her mother was recorded as a 'Domestic Servant of Ipswich'. Two other girls from Stowmarket Union were baptised on the same day; Ivy May Lillistone, and Alice Katie Woods (Alice was boarded at the 'home for waifs and strays' at Dickleburgh).[3][4]

The 1911 census records Beatrice living at Scole, Dickleburgh, Norfolk, England in the home of 65-year-old widow Eliza Fish.[5]

Eliza Fish Head F 65 Dickleburgh, Norfolk
Maud Roland Boarder F 12
Beatrice Punchard Boarder F 9 - Boarded in from Stowmarket

Beatrice (aged 19) married tailor's presser Alan Marshall (23) in Bramley, Leeds, Yorkshire on 24 December 1921. No name or profession is given for either of their fathers. They were both residing at 1 Warrels Place at the time of marriage.[6]

In 1939 the couple can be found living at 8 Raynville Mount, Leeds, with their son Derek born 16 Jun 1930. Beatrice (born 9 Feb 1902) is a Canteen Cook's Assistant and her husband Alan (born 5 Jul 1898) a Tailor's Presser. Also living with them is Betsy Marshall (born 21 Apr 1866), a Tailor's Machinist (retired), she is most likely Alan's mother[7].

Beatrice died in the first quarter of 1985 at Bradford, West Yorkshire[8]. Her husband Alan had predeceased her in 1966.

Research notes


Mothers Maiden name - Rattlesden Name: Mother's Maiden Surname: PUNCHARD, BEATRICE RATTLESDEN GRO Reference: 1902 M Quarter in SUFFOLK Volume 04A Page 956

GRO is believed to be incorrect transcription and that Rattlesden is the village where she was born.

Charles & Mary Ann Punchard have been ruled out as her parents.


Witnesses: John William Spencer and Edith Agnes Marshall.

There is another Beatrice Punchard born 2 years earlier (1900) in Oldham, Lancashire who married a John Williams in 1929.


  1. England & Wales General Register Office, GRO Online Index - Birth ( : accessed 20 Oct 2021), database entry for PUNCHARD, BEATRICE (Mother's maiden surname: RATTLESDEN). GRO Reference: 1902 M Quarter in SUFFOLK Volume 04A Page 956.
  2. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), Beatrice Punchard, 1902; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Stow, Suffolk, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  3. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch ( : 19 September 2020), Beatrice Punchard, 1905.
  4. "Norfolk, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1919" [database on-line]. Beatrice Punchard; 16 Jul 1905; Dickleburgh and Langmere, Norfolk, England. (accessed 20 Oct 2021); citing Norfolk Record Office; Norwich, Norfolk, England; Norfolk Church of England Registers; Reference: PD 704/10
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 21 December 2018), Eliza Fish, Dickleburgh, Dickleburgh Scole, Norfolk, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  6. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 October 2014), Beatrice Punchard and null, 1921; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1921, quarter 4, vol. 9B, p. 621, Bramley, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  7. Source: 1939 Register at, ED letter code KGQU, Schedule no. 179
  8. Source: GRO Death Index, Reference: DOR Q1/1985 in BRADFORD (0811F) Volume 4 Page 656, Year of birth: 1902

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