William Patrick Marshall
William Patrick Marshall is associated with Glenmaggie, Victoria, Australia located at these coordinates -37.8923846, 146.7498884
| Public Record Office Victoria holds several records documenting William Patrick Marshall. They are not reproduced in full on this page as they contain many pages and some are duplicated. For instance both the Criminal Trial Brief and the Capital Case File contain a copy of the court transcript and are too large to reproduce.
Central Register of Male Prisoners, VPRS 515/P0000, Volume 74, page 294 shows photographs of William taken both when he entered and left the prison. It also gives a physical description of him.
Bound Circulated Photographs and Criminal Offences of Convicted Persons, VPRS 7856/P0001, includes original photographs of convicted persons, listed offences and prior convictions, place and date of birth, details of arrival in Australia (if applicable), education details, distinguishing physical features, 'VR' number reference and Docket number reference.
Although this record duplicates information found in VPRS 515 Central Register of Male Prisoners,in thios instance, it describes an operation scar on William's right groin that is not mentioned in the Prison Register. The series covers the period 1924-1937 only.
VPRS 264, Capital Case Files, consists of files compiled to assist the Governor in deciding whether the royal prerogative of mercy should be applied to persons convicted of a capital offence and given the mandatory death sentence. The Capital Case File for William, VPRS 264/P0001, Unit 7, Case File No. 1925/145, contains correspondence from the Inspector General, detectives, three statements from the prisoner, annual letters from Agnes Marshall professing her husband’s innocence and pleading for his release and the investigation into an incident which occurred while William was incarcerated in Pentridge. There is even an assessment of his intelligence and mental age. Again, the digital images are only a portion of the complete file.
The Capital Sentence File, VPRS 1100/POOO0 Unit 5, File No. contains a letter sent by the trial judge to the Attorney-General officially notifying him of the sentence passed on William Patrick Marshall.
|VA 2825 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department)|
|Record Type:||Capital Case File|
|capital case file, criminal trial brief, capital sentence file, attempted murder, attempted poisoning|
|Image||Transcript Margin Notes||Body of Transcript|
| Image found at:- http://wiki.prov.vic.gov.au/images/3/3e/WilliamPatrickMarshallPrisonRegisterPage.jpg
|| Prisoner Description as of May 1925:-
Height: 5' 7 3/4"
Weight: 11 st 7lbs
Date of Birth: 1901
Native Place: Victoria
Read and write: Both
Sentence: Judgement of Death Recorded - Commuted to 20 years impt 29/4/25
Date of Conviction: 16/3/25
Offence: Administering poison with intent to murder
Where and before whom tried: Melbourne Sup Ct per Justice Arthur (Exec. Council)
Mother: Mrs J. Marshall, Seaton Rd, Glenmaggie
Particular Marks: Hairy chest, large scar outside left elbow, scar left calf
Previous History: PC's
At What Station: Metro Gaol
When Received: 10/3/25
Offences, Sentences, Etc: 29/4/25 Sentence commuted to 20 years impt. C/S letter 2195
When Received: 1/5/25, 19/7/32
Offences, Sentences, Etc: Having wireless ---- in cell. Cautioned
When Received: 16/11/38
Warrants discharged: 23/11/38
To freedom by remission:16/11/38
7 Days special remission gntd. by L-- (Illegible) Cor Remn: 15m 20d
|VPRS 515/P0000/74 William Patrick Marshall, Prisoner No. 37250|
BIRTH:- William Patrick Marshall was born 13 June 1900 at Glenmaggie, Shire of Maffra, County of Tanjil. He was the son of William Patrick Marshall, Farmer, aged 32 years, born at Seaton and Johanna Marshall (maiden surname Hammond), aged 26 years, born at Gaffneys Creek near Woods Point. William Patrick (Snr) and Johanna Hammond were married on 3rd July, 1897 at Cowwarr. Their previous issue were: Charles aged 2 years 8 months and Annie aged 1 year 3 months. (Information from the birth certificate of William Patrick Marshall Junior - Reg. No. 1900/19314)
MARRIAGE:- William Patrick Marshall married Agnes Hawes on 24th September 1923 at St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church in Cowwarr. William was a bachelor, farmer, aged 23 years at the time of marriage and his usual and present residence was given as Glenmaggie. His parents details are:- Father was William Arthur Marshall, Farmer, (Deceased) and Mother was Johanna Hammond. Agnes was a spinster, home duties, aged 22 years. She was born at Cowwarr and her usual and present residence is Cowwarr. Her parents were Edgar Hawes, Carpenter, and Ellen Rice. (Information from Marriage Certificate - Reg. No. 1923/7599.)
DEATH:- William Patrick Marshall, driver, aged 39 years died on 7th May 1940 at Royal Melbourne Hospital. His parents are William Marshall, farmer, and Johanna Marshall ((maiden surname - Hammond). He was married in Cowwarr to Agnes HAINES (incorrect in register). They had been married 22 years and had one child - Bernard aged 16 years. William's usual residence was 43 Vale Street, St. Kilda. He was buried on the 8th May 1940 at the Fawkner Cemetery. His cause of death was:- Pulmonary infarction (months), Cardiac infarction (months) and Toxic Nephritis (days). He was last seen by Doctor Watsford on 7th May 1940. (Information from Death Certificate - Reg. No. 1940/3972)
INFORMATION ABOUT AGNES MARSHALL (nee HAWES):- Agnes was born in 1901 at Cowwarr (Birth Certificate - Reg. No. 1901/26217) and her parents were Edgar Hawes, farmer, born in Suffolk, U.K. and Ellen Gertrude Rice, born in Cowwarr. Ellen had been married twice - first to John James Ward in Cowwarr in 1891 - Reg. No. 1891/5734 and second to Edgar Hawes in 1897 - Reg. No. 1897/778. Agnes Marshall (nee Hawes) died in Kew 6th January 1983 at Kew. She was 81 years old and her usual residence was 3 Henrietta Street, Hawthorn where she lived with her sister, Mrs. Ellen Woodhouse, who was the informant on Agnes' Death Cerificate. The cause of Agnes' death was Myocarditis (which she had had for six months) and Ateriosclerosis (twenty years). She was buried on the 10th January 1983 at Templestowe Cemetery. Agnes never re-married as the death certificate showed that she was the widow of William Patrick Marshall and that she had only one child, Bernard Marshall, who was then aged 58 years. (Information from Death Certificate - Reg. No. 1983/826)