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Tommy Marshall

Darwen FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 3: A 3
50% successful


disciplined: none
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Full name Thomas Marshall
Born 12 September 1858 in Withnell, Lancashire [registered in Chorley, September 1858].
Baptised 7 November 1858 at St. Paul's Church, Withnell. Baptised by Daniel Slyman, father's occupation: mechanic

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, Thomas is the youngest of three children to Samuel and Ann. They live in Abbey Village, next to Withnell. His father is a mechanic at the cotton mill.

According to the 1871 census, Thomas now has two younger siblings, and another older sibling that was missing from the previous census. The parents and six children live at 4 Dove Street in Over Darwen. Thomas is working as a loomer at the cotton mill where his father is a machine fitter.

According to the 1881 census, Thomas is now one of four children remaining at home with their parents, now at 54 Duckworth Street in Over Darwen. Whereas Thomas remains a loomer, his father is an unemployed mechanic.

According to the 1891 census, Thomas is now married to Annie and they have four children, Norman, Margaret, Ethel and John William. They live at 21 Preston Street in Darwen with his widowed mother-in-law. He remains a cotton loomer.

According to the 1901 census, Thomas and Annie have four more children, Leonard, Harold, Jessie and Annie. They all remain at 21 Preston Street, and Thomas remains a loomer.

According to the 1911 census, Thomas and Annie have had yet another child, Hilda, and they still live at 21 Preston Street, although Thomas is now a twister. The census return revals that Thomas and Annie actually had twelve children. Four of them have tragically died.

Married to Annie Hall [registered in Blackburn, March 1884].
Died 29 April 1917 in Breston Street, Darwen, aged 58 years 229 days [registered in Blackburn, June 1917].
Height/Weight not known


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football until he joined Darwen FC in 1878.  Played briefly for Blackburn Olympic FC in 1886 before retiring.
Club honours Lancashire Cup winners 1879-80; East Lancashire Cup winners 1883-84;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 75th players (77) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 11, 15 March 1880, Wales 2 England 3, a friendly match at the The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 21 years 185 days.
Last match No. 12, 26 February 1881, England 0 Wales 1, a friendly match at East Lancashire Cricket Ground, Alexandra Meadows, Blackburn, aged 22 years 167 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A professional sprinter and worked in a cotton mill.  As the 1881 census testifies, Marshall was a Cotton loomer living in Duckworth Street, Darwen. His father was deaf. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.168/FindMyPast.com.


Tommy Marshall - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain Discipline
3 2 0 0 0 min none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.


Tommy Marshall - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
Away 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All - Friendly 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0


Tommy Marshall - Match History
 Club: Darwen F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 2 full capsx

Age 21
- 10 13 March 1880 - Scotland 5 England 4, Hampden Park, Glasgow Fr AL reserve
1 11 15 March 1880 - Wales 2 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start or
Age 22
2 12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1, East Lancashire Cricket Club, Blackburn Fr HL Start or