There is only one Marr household in the 1841 and 1851 census, and little mention of them in the registers. The first Marr was of Gilling at his marriage in Redmire in 1772, and it appears this family stayed in Redmire for only two generations.

1841 Census

Name Age Occupation Birthplace
MARR Elizabeth 65 Indepdenent Yks
MARR Richard 55 Agricultural Labourer Yks

Elizabeth is the widow of Thomas Marr, born Elizabeth Alderson in 1773. Nothing is known of her parents. She married Thomas 12 March 1811 in Richmond. Thomas was baptized 23 April 1776 in Redmire, the son of Thomas Marr and Barbara, nee Andeel.

Thomas and Elizabeth had one child, James, who was baptized in Richmond, 13 December 1813. He died there 23 April 1819. Thomas died before the census, on 10 October 1838 and was buried at Redmire 13 October. The family headstone reads "To the memory of Thomas Marr who departed this life 10 October 1838 aged 62 years. (6 line verse.) Also his son James Marr died at Richmond 23 April 1819 aged 6 years 5 months. Also Elizabeth wife of the above named Thomas Marr died 15 December 1848 aged 75 years".

1851 Census

Richard is the last Marr to appear on the Redmire census:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
MARR Richard Head, Unmarried 68 Agricultural Labourer Redmire

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