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Michael MARLOW
Michael MARLOW
(1684-Aft 1722)
Rev Michael MARLOW


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1. Sarah KENT

Rev Michael MARLOW 3

  • Born: Hoxton, Middlesex 4
  • Christened: 11 Feb 1711, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex 5
  • Marriage (1): Sarah KENT on 26 Feb 1750 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey 1 2
  • Died: 30 Jan 1795, Hoxton, Middlesex 6 7
  • BuriedMale: 7 Feb 1795, St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex 8

bullet  Notes:

The only son, Michael obtained his BA from Bracenose College Oxford in 1731 when he was 20, and his MA from Christ College Cambridge in 1740. Little is known of his early career. He married Sarah Kent (qv) when he was 39, and soon after was appointed Vicar of Nazeing in Essex, and later Rector of Freston and Lackford in Suffolk. These posts were obtained through his wife's family connections. He was also Chaplain of Askes Hospital in Hoxton for 22 years from 1757. He died at the age of 84 at his house in Bache's Row in Hoxton.

Michael had four surviving children with his wife Sarah. The two eldest daughters Sarah and Mary Ann did not marry. The younger daughter Elizabeth (qv) married Rev Watts Wilkinson (qv). Their only son Michael jnr obtained a scholarship from the Merchant Tailor's School to St John's College Oxford, where he became a Fellow. After receiving his DD in 1795 he was appointed President of the College, and held the post until he died in 1828. He was also Vice Chancellor of the University for four years from 1798, and Rector of Handborough near Oxford. He married, but did not have any children.

PCC: The Revd Michael Marlow PROB11/1256 dated 10-2-1795

Additional sources:
Obituary of Rev Marlow in Gentleman's Magazine 1795, Vol 65 p173
Biography of Rev Dr Marlow in Gentleman's Magazine 1828, Vol 98 p371 (son)


Michael married Sarah KENT, daughter of John KENT and Mary COLLMAN, on 26 Feb 1750 in St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey.1 2 (Sarah KENT was born in 1725,7 died on 17 Feb 1791 in Hoxton, Middlesex 6 7 and was buried on 23 Feb 1791 in St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex 8.)



1 Marriage allegation, Allegations for Marriage License, Commissary Court of Surrey. A Bax 1907 Vol 1 1673-1760 SoG ref SR/R 141.

2 Church Register, St Mary Lambeth, LMA ref X038/003.

3 Church Register, Transcript of Nazeing, SoG ref ES/R 175 (baptism of daughter Elizabeth).

4 Church Register, St Leonard Shoreditch, LMA ref X094/031 (baptism).

5 Church Register, St Leonard Shoreditch, LMA ref X094/031.

6 Church Register, St Leonard Shoreditch, LMA ref X094/100 (burial).

7 Monumental Inscription, 'The Church of St. Leonard, Shoreditch', Survey of London: volume 8: Shoreditch (1922), pp. 91-125. URL:

8 Church Register, St Leonard Shoreditch, LMA ref X094/100.

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