The eldest of two actress sisters at the Theatre Royal.
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"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
Anne Marshall, a celebrated actress at the King's House, and her youngest sister Becke, so frequently mentioned in the Diary, seemed to have been the daughters of a Presbyterian minister (Oct. 26,1667); but very little is known about their history. One of them is erroneously stated, in the notes to the Memoires de Grammont, and Davies's Dramatic Miscellanies, to have become Lord Oxford's mistress.
---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.