Edith Marian SLADDEN (1877-1932)
Edith Marian Sladden (1877-1932), known as Marian, was the niece of Julius Sladden, being the daughter of his elder brother Francis.
Marian was born at Ash, Kent, on 14h January 1877, and was baptized in the Church of St Nicholas, Ash, on 11th February 1879. Marian grew up at Guston Farm, Ash.
Marian gained an MA from Glasgow University in 1900 and trained as a teacher. Her first teaching post was at Thanet Hall College, St Peter’s Footpath, Margate, where she worked as an English teacher; she was living there at the time of the 1901 census. From 1902-1905 Marian was Assistant Mistress, Mathematics and Botany, at Mortimer House School, Clifton, Bristol.
Marian then took a teaching post overseas. From 1905-1912 she was at St Cyprian’s School, Cape Town, South Africa. St Cyprian’s was an Anglican girls’ school founded in 1871. From 1913-1917 she was at St Winifred’s School, Eastbourne.
In 1917 Marian moved to Worcestershire and became Principal of Green Hill School in Evesham. This was to help her cousin, May Sladden, of Seward House, Badsey, who had been in charge of the school. Marian’s mother and sister also moved to Evesham; they had a house at Bengeworth.
In September 1926, Marian arrived at London on the "Dunluce Castle", a ship of the Union Castle Mailship Company Ltd. She had boarded at Cape Town; her onward address was given as Green Hill School, Evesham.
Marian died, aged 55, on 6th March 1932 and was buried at Ash. She was living at 11 Ethelbert Road, Canterbury, at the time of her death.