Born in 1874 in Colkirk, Norfolk, son of Rev Walter Marsham and Jessie (Robertson) Hoare later of Milton House, Berkhamsted. He was living in the Rectory in Colkirk in 1891 and was at school at Eton. He married Elsie Florence Hogg in Marylebone, London on 5 Nov 1901 and had five children. A banker’s agent to his cousin Edward Hoare in the City, he was living in 37 Fleet Street, London in 1911. Educated at Eton College and a member of M.C.C. He married Elsie Florence Hogg on 5 Nov 1901 in St Marylebone, London and lived at 37 Fleet Street, London and later at Milton House, Berkhamsted. He played cricket for Cambridgeshire (1895-98) and Norfolk (1903-05).