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Edwards family


Edwards


 

Generation 1.

Edwards Family Tree. Edwards Family Tree Diagram.
Edward Edwards (~1790),
[husband of Sarah.]


 

Generation 2.

Edwards Family Tree. Edwards Family Tree Diagram.

Children of Edward Edwards and Sarah:

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


 

Generation 3.

Edwards Family Tree. Edwards Family Tree Diagram.

Children of George Edwards and Elinor:

Jane Edwards (1850 - ),
William Edwards (1851 to 1899).
[Married to 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 Roberts Family Tree Diagram.

Children of William Edwards and Elizabeth Roberts:

Ann (Annie) Ellen Edwards (1883 - ),
[born on 29th August 1883 (from her school admission record). Married to Samuel Davies (1885 - ) in 1906.]
Mary Louisa Edwards (1885 to 1973),
[ born on 5th July 1885. Married to Noah Williams (1879 to 1942) in 1919, and then to John Hughes in 1946. Died in 1973. ]
Robert Trevor Edwards (1887 to 1926),
[ married to Ellen Hughes (1887 - ) in 1907, buried on 20th May 1926 at Coedpoeth.]
John William Edwards (1889 to 1946),
[ born on 28th August 1889 in Pennsylvania, USA. Married to Elizabeth Ann Bayley (1887 to 1952) in 1917. Died in Vancouver, Canada, on 24th November 1946.]
Sarah Elizabeth Edwards (1891 to 1981),
[ born on 15th August 1891. Married to Henry Joseph Poynter (1893 to 1961) in 1917. Died in 1981.]
Thomas (Tom) Mason Edwards (1893 - ),
[ baptised on 26th June 1896 at Brymbo. Married to Mary Elizabeth Phillips in 1923.]
Ioan (Juan) Edwards (1896 to 1962),
[ baptised on 26th June 1896 at Brymbo, married to Morfydd Alice Cadwaladr (1897 to 1978) in 1924.]
Lavinia Edwards (1897 to 1989)
[ born on 30th December 1897, baptised on 23rd January 1898 at Brymbo, married to Edward Jones (1889 to 1946) in 1923, and then to John O. Lewis in 1953.]
William Eric Edwards (1900 - ),
[ baptised on 4th May 1900 at Brymbo. Married to Mary Ellen Rogers (1899 -) in 1921.]





Further details of Chris's direct Edwards ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

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, we 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 Mary Edge, school mistress, aged 60.

 

George Edwards (1823 - ).

Edwards Family Tree. Edwards Family Tree Diagram.

In Brief:


In detail:

George's 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 682 when bapt & again here when christened."

George's 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 to 1899).

Edwards Family Tree. Edwards Family Tree Diagram.

In Brief:


In detail:

William's Birth:

As yet we have no birth certificate or baptism record 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.

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Link to Carr Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Carr Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley at Old-Maps.co.uk
Position of 33 Carr Street, Habergham Eaves, Burnley. 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.