Ernest Marsden, 1889-1970

  title={Ernest Marsden, 1889-1970},
  author={C. Fleming},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={462 - 496}
  • C. Fleming
  • Published 1971
  • Medicine
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Ernest Marsden was born on 19 February 1889 at Rishton near Blackburn in Lancashire. He traced his ancestry to the Marsdens and Holdens, the oldest families in Darwen, Lancashire (Shaw 1889). His grandfather, Fish Holden, great-great-grandson of Timothy Holden (ca. 1684 to ca. 1774, nicknamed ‘Owd Timothy o’ th’ Looms), married Esther Place, moving to Rishton. In 1885, their daughter Phoebe, Ernest’s mother, married Thomas Marsden (b. Blackburn, 1864, d. 1925). Thomas Marsden was originally a… Expand
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