Edwards


Generation 1 Edwards Family Tree

Edward Edwards (~1790)
[husband of Sarah ]


Generation 2 Edwards Family Tree

Children of Edward Edwards and Sarah

Pamela Edwards (1821 - )
[baptised 24th June 1821 at Llangollen parish church ]
George Edwards (1823 - )
[baptised 5th September 1823 at Llangollen parish church. Married Elinor Evans on 12th May 1849.]


Generation 3 Edwards Family Tree

Children of George Edwards and Elinor

Jane Edwards (1850 - )
William Edwards (1851 - 1899)
[married Jennet Edwards in 1876, then Elizabeth Roberts in 1881 ]
Mary Edwards (1855 - )
Edward Edwards (1858 - )
Sarah Edwards (1860 - )
Evan Edwards (1862 - )
John Edwards (1867 - )
George Edwards (1870 - )


Generation 4 Roberts Family Tree

Children of William Edwards and Elizabeth Roberts

Ann (Annie) Ellen Edwards (1883 - )
[Born 29th August 1883 (from school admission record). Married Samuel Davies (1885-) in 1906.]
Mary Louisa Edwards (1886 - )
[ Married Noah Williams (1879-1942) in 1919. and then John Hughes in 1946]
Robert Trevor Edwards (1887 - 1926)
[ Married Ellen Hughes (1887-) in 1907, buried on 20th May 1926 at Coedpoeth.]
John William Edwards (1889 - 1946)
[ Born 28th August 1889 in Pennsylvania, Married Elizabeth Ann Bayley (1887-1952) in 1917, died Vancouver 24th November 1946.]
Sarah Elizabeth Edwards (1891 - 1981)
[ Born 15th August 1891. Married Henry Joseph Poynter (1893-1961) in 1917. Died 1981]
Thomas (Tom) Mason Edwards (1893 - )
[ baptised 26th June 1896 at Brymbo. Married Mary Elizabeth Phillips in 1923]
Ioan (Juan) Edwards (1896 - 1962)
[ baptised 26th June 1896 at Brymbo, married Morfydd Alice Cadwaladr (1897-1978) in 1924]
Lavinia Edwards (1897 - 1989)
[ born 30th December 1897, baptised 23rd January 1898 at Brymbo, married Edward Jones(1889-1946) in 1923 and then John O. Lewis in 1953]
William Eric Edwards (1900 - )
[ baptised 4th May 1900 at Brymbo. Married Mary Ellen Rogers (1899-) in 1921]





Further details of Chris's direct Edwards ancestors


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Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.



Edward Edwards (~1790 - )

As yet have found little detail about Edward's life.
From the baptisms of his two known children, Pamela and George, his wife was Sarah and he was a shoemaker.
The 1841 census shows an Edward Edwards, shoe maker, aged 50, living in Garth, Trevor Issa, living with with Mary Edge, school mistress, aged 60.

George Edwards (1823 - ) Edwards Family Tree

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In detail:

Baptism
Parish of Llangollen

"September 5th 1823. George, son of Edward and Sarah Edwards of Trevor Isaf, Shoemaker."
a second, identical entry in the baptism register for April 17th 1825 has a note written alongside -
"Entrd Septr 5 1823 No 6&2 when bapt & again here when christened."

Marriage
12th May 1849 Parish of Llangollen

George Edwards, of full age, batchelor, labourer, of Trevor Isaf married Elinor Evans, of Full age, Spinster, Servant, of Trevor Isaf.
George's father was Edward Edwards, Shoemaker. Elinor's father was Griffith Evans, Labourer.
Witnesses were Enock Roberts and Anne Evans

1851 Census
Garth, Trevor Isaf

George Edwards age 27, Ag Lab, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
Elennor Evans age 25, born Merionethshire, Corwen
Jane Edwards age 1, born Denbighshire, Llangollen

1861 Census
Garth Road, Trevor Issa

George Edwards age 37, Railway Porter, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
Elinor Edwards wife, age 35, Railway Porter's Wife, born Corwen, Merionethshire
Jane Edwards, daughter, age 10, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
William Edwards, son, age 9, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
Mary Edwards, daughter, age 6, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
Edward Edwards, son, age 3, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
Sarah Edwards, daughter, age 12 months, born Llangollen, Denbighshire

1871 Census
Tyno Road, Trevor Isaf

George Edwards age 47, Puddler in iron works, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
Elinor Edwards wife, age 44, , born Denbighshire, Llangollen
William Edwards, son, age 19, Puddler in iron works, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
Edward Edwards, son, age 16, Puddler in iron works, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
Sarah Edwards, daughter, age 11, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
Evan Edwards, son, age 9, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
John Edwards, son, age 4, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
George Edwards, son, age 1, born Denbighshire, Llangollen

1881 Census
17 Garth Ucha, Trevor Issa

George Edwards age 57, Labourer on railway, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
Elinor Edwards wife, age 54, , born Denbighshire, Bryneglwys
William Edwards, son, age 19, Puddler in iron works, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
Sarah Edwards, daughter, age 21, General servant, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
Evan Edwards, son, age 19, Labourer in brickworks, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
Joan Edwards, son, age 14, Labourer in brickworks, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
George Edwards, son, age 11, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
Thomas Hughes, grandson, age 3, born Denbighshire, Glyndyfrdwy

1891 Census
Garth Ganol, Trevor Isa

George Edwards age 67, Platelayer (Labourer), born Denbighshire, Llangollen, Language spoken - both
Ellin Edwards wife, age 65, , born Merioneth, Corwen, Language spoken - Welsh
Evan Edwards, son, age 29, Labourer brickworks, born Denbighshire, Llangollen, Language spoken - both
Joan Edwards, son, age 25, Labourer Collier, born Denbighshire, Llangollen, Language spoken - both
George Edwards, son, age 23?, Labourer Collier born Denbighshire, Llangollen, Language spoken - both

1901 Census
Garth Ucha, Trevor Isa

George Edwards widower, age 77, Living on own means, born Denbighshire, Garth, Language spoken - both
Thomas Hughes, nephew, age 23, General labourer, born Merioneth, Glyndyfrdwy, Language spoken - both


William Edwards (1852 - 1899) Edwards Family Tree

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In detail:

Birth

We have no birth certificate of baptism for William. All census records, both marriage certificates and William's burial record suggest that he was born in 1852

1861 Census
Garth Road, Trevor Issa

George Edwards age 37, Railway Porter, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
Elinor Edwards wife, age 35, Railway Porter's Wife, born Corwen, Merionethshire
Jane Edwards, daughter, age 10, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
William Edwards, son, age 9, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
Mary Edwards, daughter, age 6, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
Edward Edwards, son, age 3, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
Sarah Edwards, daughter, age 12 months, born Llangollen, Denbighshire

1871 Census
Tyno Road, Trevor Isaf

George Edwards age 47, Puddler in iron works, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
Elinor Edwards wife, age 44, , born Denbighshire, Llangollen
William Edwards, son, age 19, Puddler in iron works, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
Edward Edwards, son, age 16, Puddler in iron works, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
Sarah Edwards, daughter, age 11, born Llangollen, Denbighshire
Evan Edwards, son, age 9, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
John Edwards, son, age 4, born Denbighshire, Llangollen
George Edwards, son, age 1, born Denbighshire, Llangollen

William's First Marriage
18th March 1876 at the Parish Church of Llantysilio

William Edwards, age 24, batchelor, Brickmaker, of Garth Trevor, married Jennett Edwards, age 26, Spinster, of Llandynan.
William's father was George Edwards, Labourer. Jennett's father was Ebenezer Edwards, Rockman.
Witnesses were Thomas Edwards and Mary Edwards

1881 Census
18 Garth Ucha, Trevor Issa

William Edwards, age 29, Labourer in brick works, born Denbigh, Llangollen
Jennet Edwards, age 30, born Denbigh, Llantysilio
Catharine Roberts, age 18, General servant, born Denbigh, Llangollen

Sadly, Jennet must have died soon after the census was taken. William remarried in October 1881

William's Second Marriage
20th October 1881 at the Register Office, Corwen

William Edwards, age 29, Widower, Engineer, of Garth Trevor, married Elizabeth Roberts, age 21, Spinster, of Garth Trevor.
William's father was George Edwards, Labourer. Elizabeth's father was Robert Roberts, (deceased), Collier.
Witnesses were William Evans and Jane Evans

To America

William, Elizabeth and their young family, Annie Ellen aged 4, Mary Louisa aged 2 and Robert Trevor aged 1, left Liverpool aboard the SS Germanic, arriving in New York on 16th September 1887
They travelled to Pennsylvania, presumably joining the numerous other Welsh immigrants who had moved there to work in the emerging mining and iron working industries.
Their son John William was born in Pennsylvania on 28th August 1889.
They returned to Britain before 1891 and lived for a short while in Lancashire before returning to Wales.


1891 Census
33 Carr Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley, Lancashire

Carr Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley at nls.uk
Link to Carr Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley at Old-Maps.co.uk
Position of 33 Carr Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley.
William Edwards age 39, blacksmith's labourer, born Llangollen
Elizabeth Edwards age 31, born Llangollen
Annie Ellen Edwards, age 7, born Llangollen
Mary Louisa Edwards, age 5, born Llangollen
Robert Trevor Edwards, age 4, born Llangollen
John William Edwards, age 1, born Pennsylvania, America
Robert Roberts (Elizabeth's brother), age 19, labourer - loom maker's shop, born Llangollen.


William's Death
1899

William was buried aged 47 in Brymbo on 15th June 1899.
His address was given as Top Row, Vron.

William's widow Elizabeth continued to live in Brymbo and re-married, on 4th November 1901,to Robert Evans.