Some Adelaide Background to the Rise of Folk Music Studies in England, focussing on the Life of Charles Latimer Marson

Hugh M. Anderson


Charles Latimer Marson, clergyman and author, was born on 16 May 1859 at Woking, as the third child and eldest son of Charles Marson (1822-1895), who served as Vicar of Birmingham 1864-1871, and Vicar of St Andrews, Clevedon, from 1871, and of Ann Woolley's three sons and five daughters. His grandfather, also Charles, was recorded variously as an ironmonger in Dover Road, Southwark and as a gentleman ironmaster in Staffordshire, and his grandmother was a daughter of Dr Gatti, perfumer, of Bond Street, London. His father attended Christ Church College, Oxford (B.A., 1845, M.A. 1847), and on 4 April 1854 as a Clerk in Orders, of 46 Great Ormmond Street, London, married Ann Jane Woolley (1827-1888), daughter of Joseph Woolley, gentleman, of 9 Undercliff Street, St Leonards, Sussex.


Folkloristics; Folk Music;

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