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Norval Marley

Norval Marley
  • First Name: Norval
  • Last Name: Marley

Norval Sinclar Marley, said to be born in 1885 in Jamaica. Neither the exact year or city of birth is known.  Norval is not a celebrity but he was the father of famous singer Bob Marley. Norval was a white Jamaican of Scottish descent. Norval was a Marine officer and captain, as well as a plantation overseer.

Norval married married Cedella Booker, an eighteen years old black Jamaican. Norval provided financial support for his wife and child, but he rarely saw them being away on trips most of the time. In 1955, when Marley was 10 years old, his father died of a heart attack at age 60.


Norval died when Bob Marley was just 10 years old leaving him to be raised by his mother, Cedella Marley, who moved them to Kingston's Trenchtown slum.


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