If I was answering John's original question I would have said Jewish heritage, as Dad was born Gerald Moses in 1941, with the Marshall did not come until the '50s and it was always a standing joke between Dad and Stirling that they were probably related with Moses and Moss, as the original word/surname would probably have been Moshe (Hebrew for Moses).
I'm not sure on the Tring link though, as I know Frank's business was in Berkhamsted, but I must admit I don't know where he lived. He used to drive his Team Bentley 3 litre to meet up with Dad (and a few other local racers) every Friday at The Half Moon in Wilstone (next to Tring), so would've looked locally.
Dad never lived in Tring, he did own a house there, but that had belonged to race mechanic Don Abrahams who was a great friend and Dad bought it after he died and it was opposite Marshall Wingfield, which had moved there after John's death. Whilst the garage was in Tring, Dad lived in Aston Clinton, Berkhamsted and Pitstone, with Thespians Orchard being in Pitstone, 3 miles from Tring.
Good luck for the next question!!
Edited by Gregor Marshall, 22 December 2018 - 15:37.