Archibald Scott Marquis

Archibald S Marquis WW1


Archibald Scott Marquis was born about June 1885 at Hamsterley, Co. Durham. He was the son of William Marquis, born Morley, Co. Durham and Dinah Scott, born Tow Law.

In the 1891 census the family were at Morley. In the 1901 census they were at High Moor Farm, Hamsterley. Living at the next farm, Low Moor Farm, was William Marquis and his family. Presumably Thomas and William were brothers. In the 1911 census the family are at Dene Head. Archibald has yet to been found on the 1901 and 1911 census.

Archibald married Edith Hannah Vickers of Aycliffe in 1916. Edith Hannah Vickers is probably a cousin of William Vickers, who was killed in 1918. She is in the 1891 census at Stanley Farm, next to New House Farm, and there in 1901 when William Vickers was at New House Farm.

Archibald joined the 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, Private 32567. He was killed June 21, 1917, age 31.

Arhibald is buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, north west of Lens, Grave II.D.8, and on the bronze War Memorial Plaque in Brafferton Village Hall.

Archibald's wife Edith administered his will November 30, 1917. His address was Barmpton, Haughton le Skerne, Darlington. His effects were £1160 2s 7d.

Archibald's brother John Scott Marquis married Sarah J Robinson and had a son named Archibald March 24, 1922.

Archibald's brother William Cowling Marquis married Minnie Ellwood. William Marquis died 14 November,1966 and is buried in St. Andrew's Churchyard, Aycliffe. Minnie was the daughter of Edward Ellwood and Jane Darling of Brafferton.

Archibald is the uncle of Mrs Hilda Nixon of Aycliffe.