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Marianne Colston

Colston, Marianne née Jenkins, 1792—1865

Marianne Jenkins Colston was the daughter and heir of William Jenkins (c. 1751-1837), of Shepton Mallet, Somerset, and Sarah Jenkins, née Watkin. On 1 November 1819, she married Edward Francis Colston (1795-1847), descendent and heir of the wealthy Bristol merchant and benefactor, Edward Colston (1636-1721; ODNB). Immediately after their marriage, the couple set out on the continental tour recorded in Journal of a Tour, during which time their first child, Arabella Sarah (1820-1891) was born ('She is, probably, the first English child who has been baptized on the summits of the Simplon', writes Colston [1:351]). Three other children followed: Edward (1822-1864), William Jenkins Craig (1824-1867), and Samuel Hunt (1825-1854). The Colstons probably resided at Filkin's Hall, Oxfordshire, until 1840, when they purchased Roundway House, Wiltshire.


Colbert, Benjamin. 'Marianne Colston'. Transculture: The Blog of Wolverhampton University's Centre for Transnational & Transcultural Research (CTTR). Online.


Title Published
Journal of a Tour in France, Switzerland, and Italy 1823