The eldest of two actress sisters at the Theatre Royal.

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Wim van der Meij  •  Link

Anne Marshall, a celebrated actress at the King's House and her youngest sister Becke, so frequently mentioned in the Diary, were the daughters of a Presbyterian minister. (Warrington)

Michael Robinson  •  Link

"Anne Marshall, a celebrated actress, and her younger sister Beck, are frequently mentioned by Pepys who erroneously states they were the daughter of a Presbyterian minister; Col. Chester proved conclusively that this was not the case. Stephen Marshall, the eminent preacher, died November 19th. 1665, and at the date of his will five of his daughters were already married, three of them at least to clergymen; his remaining daughter, who proved the will and was unmarried, was named Susan. ("Westminster Abbey Registers," 1876 p. 149) ..."

Note in Wheatley ed., Feb 1st 1663/4

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