Simon's Family History
James EDWARDS was
born about 1780/1. He died on the 5 of December 1846 at Shouldham, Norfolk2. He was buried on the 11 December 1846 at
His occupation has been recorded as :-
Agricultural Labourer (1841 Census)
Labourer (Death Certificate 1846)
Recorded addresses :-
Shouldham, Norfolk (Marriage 1810 & 1841 Census, Death Certificate 1846)
Marham, Norfolk (1816 - 1820 children's baptisms)
In the Shouldham Poor Rate assessment of 1824 James is shown as the occupier of a Cottage owned by Thomas Sears.
He was married to Susanna SHINGFIELD on 7 Aug 1810 in Shouldham Thorpe, Norfolk1.
was christened on 7 Feb 1790 in Shouldham1. She died on the 22 October 1886 in
Recorded addresses :-
Shouldham, Norfolk (Baptism 1790, 1841, 1851 & 1881 Censuses, Death Certificate 1886)
Shouldham Thorpe, (Marriage 1810)
Marham, Norfolk (1816 - 1820 children's baptisms, 1861 Census)
Her occupation is recorded as :-
Pauper (1861 Census)
Nurse (1871 Census)
Her Monumental Inscription in Shouldham All Saints churchyards reads :-
"In loving memory of Susanna wife of James EDWARDS who survived him forty years and departed this life 22nd Oct 1886 in the 97th year of her age."
i. Sophia EDWARDS was christened on 13 May 1811 in Shouldham1.
ii. Sarah EDWARDS was christened on 26 Sep 1813 in Shouldham1.
iii. Edward EDWARDS was christened on 19 Feb 1815 in Shouldham.
iv. Susan EDWARDS was christened on 8 Sep 1816 in Marham, Norfolk1.
v. Hannah EDWARDS was christened on 5 Apr 1818 in Marham1.
vi. Jemima EDWARDS was christened on 19 Mar 1820 in Marham1.
vii. Harriett EDWARDS was christened on 18 Nov 1821 in Shouldham1.
viii. Amy EDWARDS was christened on 8 Feb 1824 in Shouldham1.
ix. James EDWARDS was christened on 30 Oct 1825 in Shouldham1.
x. Elizabeth EDWARDS was christened on 5 Sep 1830 in Shouldham1.
xi. John EDWARDS was christened on 30 Jun 1833 in Shouldham1.
1. Parish Register - locations as stated in text above.
2. James' Death Certificate - 1847, Jun Q, Downham, 13-63
3. Susanna's Death Certificate - 1886, Dec Q, Downham, 4b-245
4. Census returns :-
1841 - HO107/755/3/f.12/p.18
1851 - HO107/1830/f.131/p.15
1871 - RG10/1866/f.159/p.17
1881 - RG11/2003/f.75/p.19
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