Marston history: Famous people

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Jack Russell pub sign
Pub sign of the former Jack Russell pub
at Marston

The Victoria County History in 1957 was rather dismissive of the human population of Marston, stating that:

“Except for the Crokes no one of much note seems to have been connected with Marston except some of the clergy…. Such being the mediocrity of its human population, it may be mentioned that Marston produced one distinguished animal. In about 1815 the sporting parson Jack Russell, in the course of a walk to Elsfield, bought a bitch there which he regarded as the perfect fox-terrier, and, under the name of Trump, it heads the best genealogical tables of the Parson Jack Russell breed.”

Unton Croke

William Crotch

Howard Florey (Baron Florey of Adelaide and Marston)

Norman Heatley

Brief biographies of some other famous Marston people

© Stephanie Jenkins

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