George William Marshall

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George William Marshall, LL.D., FSA (1839–1905[1]) was an English officer of arms, serving as Rouge Dragon Pursuivant from 1887 to 1904,[1] and as York Herald from 1904[1] to 1905.

He served as High Sheriff of Herefordshire for 1902,[1][2] and was the same year appointed a deputy lieutenant of Herefordshire.[1][3]

He published Collections for a Genealogical Account of the Family of Comberbach in 1866.[1] This was the first Comberbach surname study.[1]

He compiled The Genealogist's Guide (first edition 1879; revised and extended editions 1885, 1893 and 1903), a directory of published genealogies, which remains a standard work of reference.


  • Marshall, George W. (1903). The Genealogist's Guide. Guildford: Billing and Sons.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "George William Marshall -". 29 September 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  2. ^ "No. 27414". The London Gazette. 7 March 1902. p. 1625.
  3. ^ "No. 27417". The London Gazette. 18 March 1902. p. 1891.

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Heraldic offices
Preceded by Rouge Dragon Pursuivant
Succeeded by
Preceded by York Herald
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Honorary titles
Preceded by
James Louis Alexander Hope
High Sheriff of Herefordshire
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