Sidney Marr

FatherJoseph Fox Marr (1869-1943)
MotherAnnie Sackett (1870-1942)
Birth1896, Sculcoates, YorkshireG,1,2
Baptism1897, Hull, YorkshireG,3
Death1973, Poole, DorsetG,2
MarriageFlorence Montague Barnes
Marriage1946, Westminster, LondonGViolet Louisa Burge4,5
Sidney Marr
(Src: German Occupation identity card, States of Guernsey, Island Archives, researched by Chris Sackett)
Photograph by src: States Archives, Occupation
Sidney Marr, son of Joseph Fox Marr and Annie Sackett, was born in Sculcoates, YorkshireG, on 31 December 18961,2 and baptized at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Hull, YorkshireG, on 18 February 1897.3 He died aged 76 in Poole, DorsetG, in 1973.2 He married first Florence Montague Barnes, daughter of William H Barnes and Martha ___. Florence was born on 23 April 1896.6 She died aged 48 of a stroke at the Biberach Internment Camp, Germany, on 24 December 1944.6 He married second in Westminster, LondonG, in 1946, Violet Louisa Burge, daughter of Sidney Thomas Burge and Emma Charlotte Blazey.4,5 Violet was born in Islington, LondonG, on 28 October 18997 and died aged 75 in March 1975.7
     In 1901 Sidney was living at Victoria Avenue, St Sampson's, GuernseyG, in the household of his parents Joseph and Annie, and was recorded in the census as Sidney Marr, aged four and born in England.8
     In 1911 he was living at 4 Albion Terrace, Vale Road, St Sampson'sG, in the household of his mother Annie, and was recorded as Sidney Marr, a house furnisher's assistant, aged 14 and born in Hull.9
     In 1921 he was living at 3 Manor Cottages, Colborne Road, St Peter Port, GuernseyG, and was recorded as Sydney Marr, a laundryman at the Guernsey Steam Laundry, aged 24. He was a visitor in the household of William and Martha Barnes. Their daughter, Sidney's future wife Florence Barnes, 25, a cinema musician, was also in the household.10
     Sidney and Florence were living in Guernsey at the time of the German invasion and subsequent occupation of the island during the Second World War. They were among a large number of English-born islanders deported to Germany on Hitler's orders in reprisal for various British actions elsewhere. Sidney was eventually released and, after the war, married Violet Burge, also an internee at Biberach Camp and a friend of Florence's.
Florence Barnes death certificate, Biberach Internment Camp, Germany

 Notes & Citations

  1. "England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index" (Ancestry image), "Mar qtr 1897. Marr, Sidney. Sculcoates. 9d:155."
  2. "England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916–2007" (Ancestry transcript), "Sep qtr 1973. Marr, Sidney, b. 31 Dec 1896. Poole. 7c:337."
  3. Baptism, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Hull, Yorkshire (England Births and Christenings, LDS FamilySearch), "18 Feb 1897, Sidney Marr, s. of Joseph Marr & Annie."
  4. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Sep qtr 1946. Marr, Sidney. Spouse: Burge. Westminster. 5c:1054."
  5. General Register Office, Online Index to Marriages, "Sep qtr 1946. Burge, Violet L. Spouse: Marr. Westminster. 5c:1054."
  6. "UK, Foreign and Overseas Registers of British Subjects" (Ancestry image), death certificate, Florence Montague Marr née Barnes, b. 23 Apr 1896, d. 24 Dec 1944, Biberach Internment Camp, Germany, cerebrale apoplexie.
  7. Email from Lesley Avery to Chris Sackett, June 2014.
  8. 1901 Channel Islands census, 5322/58
    Victoria Avenue, St Sampson's, Guernsey
    Joseph Marr, head, M, 31, life insurance agent, worker, b. England
    Annie Marr, wife, M, 31, b. England
    Leonard Marr, son, 10, b. England
    Elsie Marr, dau, 9, b. England
    Charles Marr, son, 7, b. England
    Sidney Marr, son, 4, b. England.
  9. 1911 England census, RG14, piece 34759, schedule 138
    4 Albion Terrace, Vale Rd, St Sampson's
    4 rooms
    Annie Marr, head, 41, married, m. 22y, 6 ch, 4 living, housewife, at home, b. Woodchurch, Kent, father b. Hythe, Kent
    Leonard Marr, son, 20, single, cabinet maker, worker, b. Hull, father b. Hunmanby, Yorks
    Elsie Nora Marr, dau, 19, single, shop assistant, worker, b. Hull, father b. Hunmanby, Yorks
    Charles Fredk Marr, son, 17, grocer assistant, worker, b. Hull, father b. Hunmanby, Yorks
    Sidney Marr, son, 14, house furnisher assistant, worker, b. Hull, father b. Hunmanby, Yorks.
  10. 1921 England census, 3 Manor Cottage, Colborne Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey
    4 rooms
    William H Barnes, head, 61y 6m, married, b. St Peter Port, Guernsey, carpenter, H J Bougourd, Fruit Grower
    Martha Barnes, wife, 60y 6m, married, b. St Martin, Guernsey, household duties
    Florence Barnes, daughter, 25y 2m, single, b. St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, musician, Lyric Picture Hall
    Sydney Marr, visitor, 24y 6m, single, b. Hull, Yorkshire, laundryman, Guernsey Steam Laundry, Les Amballes.
Sackett line9th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
1st cousin 9 times removed of Simon Sackett the colonist
ChartsDescendants of Jabez Sackett
Last Edited5 Nov 2022

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