West Lothian Courier, 11th January, 1879

Death of John Marshall, Esq., of Richmond Lodge

It was with sincere regret that the public learned on New Year’s morning that this gentleman had passed away.

Belonging to the town, and having ever taken an active interest in all its affairs, besides being in no mean degree instrumental in
bringing about the improvements which are now taking place, he was looked upon with the greatest respect, and his loss will be much

Although for some time past he has been unable to pay much attention to the duties of the town’s affairs, out of respect for his past
services he was elected in November last to the Commission, and made its chairman.  For many years also Mr Marshall filled the chair
at the Parochial Board, resigning it to the late Mr John Begg.
He was the head of the firm of John Marshall & Co., of
the Bo’ness Pottery, and a member of the Established
Church (right).

It is certain that the affairs of the town never suffered
through the want of exertion on Mr Marshall’s part; but it
is equally certain that the extra exertion given him in the
passing of the late Act for the town, by his frequent
visits to London in its behalf, sadly impaired his health,
and, we have no doubt, helped shorten his days.

What he did, he did thoroughly and without a grudge,
and it would be strange if the community did not feel a
pang of regret at the death of such a citizen.

John Marshall died at his home, Richmond Lodge (above), on 1st January 1879.

He is buried in the old parish church graveyard in Corbiehall (below).
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