Family History


10. Abraham EDWARDS (photo) was born on 29 Dec 1855 in Shouldham, Norfolk2. He died on 5 Oct 19273. He was buried on 10 Oct 1927 in Nunhead Cemetery7. He was interred in a Public Grave no. 36270/133SQ.

NB - Abraham's place of birth in the 1881 census CD's (& fiche) was incorrectly transcribed as "Shoarshavy" instead of "Shouldham". On the enumerator's return it is clearly "Shouldham".

His occupations have been recorded as :-
Farm Labourer (1871 Census)
Fish Porter Billingsgate (1881 Census)
Licenced Porter of the City of London (Marriage Certificate 1882)
Fish Porter (1891, 1901, 1911 Census, 1927 Death Certificate)

Recorded addresses :-
Shouldham, Norfolk (Birth Certificate 1856, Census 1861, 1871)
34 Bermondsey Square, London (1881 Census)
24 Charles St, Horsleydown, London (Marriage Certificate 1882)
(The address on his marriage certificate may well contain an error. It repeats his wife's street name : see 1881 census address nb. Horsleydown is that area of Bermondsey)
48 Strathnairn St, Bermondsey, London (1891 Census)
88 Galleywall Rd, Bermondsey, London (1901, 1911 Census, 1927 Death Certificate)

He was married to Sarah Jane KEYS on 10 Jul 1882 in Tring, Hertfordshire4.

11. Sarah Jane KEYS (photo) was born on 11 Apr 1854 in Leighton Buzzard, Beds3.

Her occupations have been recorded as :-
Bonnet Sewer Straw (1881 Census)
(It would appear that there is an error in the recording of Sarah & her sister Jane in the 1881 census. Sarah Jane is shown as Jane, & Jane Elizabeth is shown as Elizabeth. The 1871 census, and a check of births, tend to confirm the 1881 names as an error.)

Recorded addresses :-
Leck St, Leighton Buzzard, Bed (Birth Certificate)
Charles St Tring, Herts (1871 Census)
34 Charles St, Tring (1881 Census & Marriage Certificate 1882)
48 Strathnairn St, Bermondsey, London (1891 Census)
88 Galleywall Rd, Bermondsey, London (1901, 1911 Census)

Children were:

child i. Lilian EDWARDS was born about 1886 in Bermondsey, London.
child ii. Edward Wiliam EDWARDS was born on 28 Nov 1890. He died on 22 Aug 1918 in France. He was buried in Bertenacre Military Cemetery in Fletre, Nord, France. He was serving in World War 1 in the 1st Bn, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
child5 iii. Alice May EDWARDS was born on 26 May 1892 in Leighton Buzzard, Beds. She died on 20 Jun 1965 in Lewisham, England.
child iv. Frederick EDWARDS.

Sources :-
1. Parish Register - locations as stated in text above.
2. Abraham's Birth Certificate - 1856, Mar Q, Downham, 4b-372.
3. Sarah Jane's Birth Certificate - 1854, Jun Q, Leighton Buzzard, 3b-381.
4. Marriage Certificate - 1882, Sep Q, Berkhampstead, 3a-705.
5. Abraham's Death Certificate - 1927, Dec Q, St. Olave, 1d-113.
6. Sarah Jane's Death Certificate - 
7. Nunhead Cemetery records.
8. Census returns :-
       1861 - RG9/1258/f.149/pg.4 (Abraham)
       1861 - RG9/1005/f.93/p.21 (Sarah Jane)
       1871 - RG10/1866/f.155/p.10 (Abraham)
       1871 - RG10/1391/f.10/p.11 (Sarah Jane)
       1881 - RG11/562/f.26/p.46 (Abraham)
       1881 - RG11/1448/f.42/p.13 (Sarah Jane)
       1891 - RG12/379/f.56/p.54
       1901 - RG13/395/f.166/p.13
       1911 - RG14PN1893 RG78PN67 RD24 SD2 ED25 SN98


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