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Mary Alexander Marshall
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1826
Forfar, Scotland
Death: Mar. 17, 1893
Las Vegas
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA

MARY ALEXANDER COLVILLE MARSHALL

Mary Alexander is the daughter of William Alexander and Elizabeth Ferier. "Mary, born 1 Sept and baptised 5th Sept, 1826 to William Alexander, mariner and Elizabeth Ferrier. Witnesses Charles Ferrier(grandfather)and William Strachan" Arbroath, Scotland. She married William H Colville 13 Dec 1849 Arbroath, Angus, Scotland. In Dec 1859 they went to New Zealand on the ship "Gala" The baby Robert died on the trip. In 1864 she watched as her husband died in a flash food trying to cross a stream. She met William Marshall and they married 3 Jun 1865. They came to America and New Mexico in 1882. Children of Wm Marshall and Mary Alexander are Alexander Teal, Frank E, Alice Teal. Children of William Colville and Mary are: David Alexander, William Grey, Mary Ann, James Anderson, Elizabeth Sutherland, Robert Gordon, Charles H, William.

History of Marshall Cottage on Lake Hayes, Queensland, New Zealand. (now called Threepwood)

William Teal Marshall, the builder of Marshall Cottage was a true pioneer, born in 1834 England. His father had been a ship captain and he talked one of the other ship captains to take him on as cabin boy. By 1854 he is in the Australian goldfields. In 1858 he migrates to New Zealand.
He is listed in the 1866 Hampden electoral roll as owning 128 acres of freehold land at "Hayes Lake". He settled on the land with a lease provided by the Goldfields Act of 1858.

William's future wife, Mary Marshall Colville had led an equally eventful life. She migrated to New Zealand from Scotland in 1859 with her husband William Colville and six children. Tragically William drowned in the Shotover River in 1864.

Marshall Cottage sits within an iconic New Zealand landscape that has Proven popular for both postcards and book covers. The stunning views offer Lake Hayes upon which the Marshall sits led to the creation of a department of Conservation walkway that follow the shoreline of Lake Hayes. Clear
ly, this landscape has broad appeal.

Marshall Cottage is also a technically noteworthy building. It is believed to be the oldest intact stone cottage still remaining in Central Otago, and its level of originality increases its significance. Furthermore, although the Cottage utilities a traditional vernacular building style, it unusually incorporates two stories. The building is in good condition and is extremely attractive surrounded by mature gardens and trees.

The cottage hold great social historic significance. Built in the 1860's, only a few years after Europeans first discovered Lake Wakatipu, the cottage has been in continual use for over one hundred and forty years. As a result Marshall Cottage provides a physical link between New Zealand's pakeha pioneers, and each generation since through to the modern era. The trials and tribulations of the various owners provide an important and fascinating story, one the reflects the larger history of New Zealand itself.

In Feb 1882,Butement bought Marshall's farm at auction. However, his grand empire was threatened by the governments avowed policy of breaking up large estates. The economic viability of which was also in doubt, due to the drop in wool prices and rabbit infestation. By 1887 Butement had been forced to surrender his leases to the crown.

Later Robert Lee who had been born at Treepwood Hall in England renamed the property.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Alexander (1794 - 1832)
  Elizabeth Ferrier Alexander (1798 - 1857)
 
 Spouses:
  William Henry Colville (1826 - 1864)*
  William Teal Marshall (1834 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  David Alexander Colville (1850 - 1927)*
  William Grey Colville (1852 - 1890)*
  Mary Ann Colville MacPherson (1853 - 1912)*
  James Anderson Colville (1855 - 1883)*
  Elizabeth Sutherland Colville Moad (1857 - 1924)*
  Robert Gordon Colville (1859 - 1859)*
  Charles H. Colville (1863 - 1910)*
  William Colville (1864 - 1864)*
  Alexander Teal Marshall (1865 - 1933)*
  Frank E Marshall (1866 - 1868)*
  Alice Teal Marshall Kimsey (1868 - 1967)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Mary wife of W T Marshall died 17 Mar 1893 age 64 years Born Arbroath Scotland
 
Note: The is a cement building in the cemetery and her stone is right in front of it. When you enter the cemetery, it is on the left
 
Burial:
Masonic Cemetery
Las Vegas
San Miguel County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: JKK
Record added: Aug 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40187234
Mary <i>Alexander</i> Marshall
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Mary <i>Alexander</i> Marshall
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Mary <i>Alexander</i> Marshall
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