Edwards ~ Second Generation
|Issue of unknown|
Born c1768 (ref his burial).
James married 3 Apr 1800 at Rickling, Essex to Elizabeth NOTTAGE; the register records that he came from the Parish of St George Hanover Square, Middlesex; one of the witnesses was William Edwards, assumed to be his brother and the person below in this tree (ref R.Millard).
"James Edwards of the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square in the County of Middlesex Bachelor and Elizabeth Nottage of the Parish of Rickling in the County of Essex Spinster were married in this Church by Licence the 3rd Day of April one thousand eight hundred by me Thomas Burgess (?) Vicar. This marriage was solmenized between us James Edwards, Elizabeth Nottage, in the presence of us Thomas Nottage, Isaac Nottage, Rebekah Nottage, William Edwards, Murray Cathcart Burgess.
James died 13 Sep 1835 and was buried 18 Sep 1835 at Harlow dist, Essex.
"Sept 18th 1835. Buried in Foster Street Burial Ground Mr James Edwards, late of Harlow and formerly of Clavering in this County, who died on the 13th instant aged 67 years. Thomas Finch Minister." (ref Essex records from R. Millard)
FROM WHOM RALPH MILLARD IS DESCENDED
|1.||Mary EDWARDS born c1801 at Rickling, Essex|
EDWARDS born c1804 at Rickling, Essex
Born c1773 (ref his burial). We have no record of where William was born, but by 1801 he was a member of the Parish of St George Hanover Square, Middlesex.
There are several possible baptisms of William Edwards in London round about 1773.
The most likely marriage of William Edwards to Maria is that of Maria GREENWAY.
The marriage was 12 Oct 1801 at St George Hanover Square, and they were both of this Parish; witnesses were William Bavister (whose marriage took place on the same day with William Edwards as witness) and T.H.Thompson, who appears as a witness to many of the weddings in the parish so must have been employed there. No further record has been found of William Bavister and his wife, Sarah Bletchley. (Ref Ancestry London Marriages).
Maria's baptism has not been found in London records. A James Greenway from Box, Wiltshire lived in the parish of St Mary Abbots, Kensington at the same time that William and Maria did, and is currently being researched to see if he might be a relative, even a brother. James was a confectioner/pastry cook living at Queens Buildings, Kensington.
Son William was bap 1802 at St George Hanover Square, Westminster, and also daughter Maria in 1803 and daughter Caroline in 1804 and daughter Charlotte in 1806. Daughter Sophia was bap 1809 at St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington, and their residence was Trafalgar Place; the same with son Frederick's baptism & burial in 1811 and son Charles John's baptism in 1813 and son Henry's baptism in 1817 and son George's baptism in 1819 and daughter Caroline's burial and son Frederick's baptism in 1821; in 1813, 1817, 1819 and 1821 William's occupation was Servant. Trafalgar Place is situated on the attached map and has the alternative name South End Row, by which it is now known.
It is very possible that William and the wider family were employed either in connection with Kensington Palace or Kensington Gardens. The move to Greenwich and the employment of his son William by the Royal Family also suggest a similar connection. This is an area for further research.
Between 1821 and 1824, William, his wife Maria, and many of the children moved to Greenwich where he was employed as a Park Keeper and his son William (born 1801) as a page to Her R.H.Princess Sophia Matilda.
In 1824 at the burial of son George, in 1834 at the burial of son Frederick, and in 1837 at the burial of daughter Sophia, his abode was George St, Greenwich. A map from the time showing George Street, Greenwich is attached. This is now called King George Street, and is perpendicular to and meets Greenwich Park (map courtesy Ralph Millard 2013).
The most likely burial of Maria, in 1827, lists her abode as Church Passage which still exists next to the church; perhaps she was there temporarily. The record lists her burial on 11 Jun 1827 at St Alphage Greenwich, abode Church Passage, age 40 (ref Ancestry London burials); she was probably a bit older than this, or else she would have been a child bride.
Ref 1841 census. Kent, England. Civil parish of Greenwich. Registration District of Greenwich Union. Address: Room's Hill, Greenwich.
Wm Edwards. Age 69. Under Park Keeper. Not born in Kent.
Maria Edwards. Age 35. Not born in Kent. [I believe her to be his daughter-in-law]
Matilda Edwards. Age 4. Born in Kent. [granddaughter]
Emily Pye. Age 18. F.S. Not born in Kent. [Emily married in 1844 Henry Edwards, William's son]
William Edwards died 13 July 1843, age 70, his abode Greenwich Park, buried 20 July 1843 at St Alphage parish, Greenwich (ref Ancestry London deaths and burials).
His name and occupation (Park Keeper) is given in the marriage certificate of son Charles John on 31 Aug 1843.
The photo album containing photos of the Hake, Hemsley and Edwards family members has been the means of connecting and enabling the assumption that Charlotte who married into the Hemsley family and whose daughter married into the Hake family, is part of the same Edwards family - some of whom are named in the album.
Another connecting link is that a person who was present at Charlotte's death was her brother Henry's wife Emily.
See also the 1851 census records for Charles John Edwards and Lucy Edwards where they are working with members of the Hemsley family.
FROM WHOM LIBBY SHADE IS DESCENDED
Map of Kensington (jpg)
Map of Greenwich (jpg)
|1.||William John EDWARDS born 1801, bap 1802 at St George Hanover Square, Middlesex|
|2.||Maria EDWARDS born 1803, bap 1803 at St George Hanover Square, Middlesex|
|3.||Caroline EDWARDS born 1804, bap 1804 at St George Hanover Square, Middlesex|
|4.||Charlotte EDWARDS born 1805, bap 1805 at St George Hanover Square, Middlesex|
|5.||George EDWARDS (1) born 1807 at Kensington, Middlesex|
|6.||Sophia EDWARDS bap 4 Jun 1809 at St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington, Middlesex|
|7.||Frederick EDWARDS (1) born 1810, bap 1811 at St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington, Middlesex|
|8.||Lucy EDWARDS born c1812 at Kensington, Middlesex|
|9.||Charles John EDWARDS born 1813, bap 1813 at St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington, Middlesex|
|10.||Henry EDWARDS (1) born 1815 at Kensington, Middlesex|
|11.||Henry EDWARDS (2) bap 1817 at St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington, Middlesex|
|12.||George EDWARDS (2) born 1818, bap 1819 at St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington, Middlesex|
|13.||Frederick EDWARDS (2) bap 1821 at St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington, Middlesex|
Last modified 18 Apr 2013