|Full name||Murray Wyatt Marshall|
|Date of birth||7 October 1852|
|Place of birth||Guildford|
|Date of death||28 July 1930 (aged 77)|
|Place of death||Godalming|
|School||Wellington College, Berkshire|
|Rugby union career|
Murray Marshall was born 7 October 1852 in Guildford and baptised on 3 November 1852 in the parish of St Peter and St Paul, Godalming. His parents were Murray (a merchant) and Eliza Marshall. He had two older brothers, George and Bryant, and six younger siblings, Milicent, Lionel Hasler, Oswald Percival, Constance Emily, Octavia and Walter Douglas. After leaving Wellington College he became a timber merchant and married Alice Maud Everitt, eighteen years his junior, in 1892 and they had a daughter, Madelaine.
Rugby union career
Marshall made his international debut on 3 March 1873 at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow in the Scotland vs England match. Of the 10 matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on 6 occasions. He played his final match for England on 11 March 1878 at Lansdowne Road in the Ireland vs England match.
In an era where international matches were few and far between, Marshall played in ten consecutive international matches, a record that stood for 36 years. He was described in 1892 as "in every respect one of the best forwards England ever turned out. Possessed of great height and strength, he was invaluable in a scrummage, used his feet well when the ball got loose, and was a very clever tackle."
- Murray Marshall Profile on scrum.com
- Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1906 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1813-1906. London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library Manuscripts, London.
- Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871. ,Class: RG10; Piece: 814; Folio: 81; Page: 14; GSU roll: 838697.
- Marshall, Francis, Football; the Rugby union game, p148, (1892) (London Paris Melbourne, Cassell and company, limited)
|English National Rugby Union Captain
Frank Reginald Adams