George William Marshall

George William Marshall, 1839-1905, was a prolific genealogist and lawyer. He became Rouge Croix Pursuivant of Arms for the Royal College of Arms. He was promoted to York Herald in 1904. He presented, either in his lifetime or by bequest on his death, many volumes of manuscripts, abstracts of wills, marriage licences and pedigrees. As a herald he had a great liking for allusive or canting coats-of-arms and crests. A keen truth-seeking antiquary, with an intuitive power of research, he had a lawyer's love of conciseness and accuracy. George's mother's maiden surname was Comberbach and he published "Collections for a Genealogical Account of the Family of Comberbach" in 1866.