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Edwards & Nelson Family

This page shows the EDWARDS family of Mattishall and how, through marriage connects with an EDWARDS family of Suffolk who in turn has married into a NELSON family also from, in this case Spaham, Norfolk although from records they also owned quite a few properties in Mattishall and Mattishall Burgh. Confussed, this page hopefully shows how it works.

The linage of this Mattishall EDWARDS family is based on and down to John Edwards born 1877 who married Mabel Gay and their three children.

George Edwards, surgeon of Eye gives the connection to the Nelson family in Norfolk, for he married Frances Fisher Nelson in 1837. Through one of their daughters Maria Nelson Edwards, born 1837 the connection to the Norfolk Edwards is made, for she married Edward Edwards of Norfolk born in 1838, son of Edward Edwards (1798) of Mattishall and Frances Bullard of Yaxham.

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CHARLES EDWARDS born about 1766
Son of Unknown
Charles Edwards was born about 1766

1797: Apr 25 - Marriage at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 165
Charles Edwards married Mary Porret by licence
Witness: James Porret and William Dade
Mary Porret was born about 1767
Charles and Mary had children:

1797: Feb 5 - Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall
Edwards Edwards son of Charles Edwards a Labourer and his wife Mary - Ancestral Line - see below

1800: Jul 8 - Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall - Later Day Saints
William Edwards son of Charles Edwards a Labourer and his wife Mary
William never married until 1864. In 1851 he was at South Green, Mattishall where he was a farmer of 150 acres, employing 7 men and 2 house servants. 1861, William was farming 167 acres, employing 6 men and 6 boys, living with him was 28 year old a dairymaid. William married Ann Bridges Brookbank who was 3 years his senior in the Dec quarter of 1864. Ann died age 76 in the Sep quarter of 1872. He then remarried in the Mar quarter of 1874 to Charlotte Hatton, formerly Vassar, the widow of Jonathan Hatton renowned as the Mattishall martyr in the Mattishall Church Rate Case (link HERE). In 1881 now a retired farmer William was living at 32 South Green. William died age 84 in the June quarter of 1883. Charlotte died in the Mar quarter of 1898 age 70.

1803: May 14 - Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall
Charles Edwards son of Charles Edwards a Farmer and his wife Mary
Charles married Elizabeth Wells of East Tuddenham on February 10th 1835 at St Lawrence Norwich - In 1851 Charles was a farmer of 90 acres, employing 2 men at Welgate, with him was Elizabeth and 9 children, Elizabeth's mother, also Elizabeth, a widow and 2 servants. In 1861 Charles, still at Welgate was a 58 year old farmer of 20 acres, employing 3 men and 1 boy. Together with Elizabeth there were 4 children and 1 servant. 1871 finds him still at Welgate, Mattishall, now farming 150 acres, employing 4 men and 1 boy, Elizabeth and 5 of their children were with them including a grand daughter age 13. Elizabeth died age 62 in the Sept quarter of 1873, Charles died age 73 in the Sep quarter of 1876 at Mitford.

1831: Jul 30 - Norfolk Chronicle:
John Pentney, aged 20, was charged with having feloniously killed one sheep, the property of Charles Edwards, of Mattishall, farmer. with intent to steal the carcase of the same. The prisoner was seen between 12 and one o'clock at night near the spot where the sheep was found to have been slaughtered, and one half of the carcase had been carried away. - GUILTY - DEATH recorded - Later reprieved to TRANSPORTED FOR LIFE to New South Wales.

1837: Mar 11 - Norwich Mercury:
William Gilbert - Charged with stealing 28lbs, of hay, the property of Charles Edwards, of Mattishall. GUILTY - two months' imprisonment.

1841: Census – South Green Mattishall
Charles Edwards – age 75 - Farmer
Mary Edwards – age 75
William Edwards – age 40
William Carr – age 25 – Ag Lab

1844: - Jan 23 - Burial at All Saints Church Mattishall - Entry 532 – Later day saints
Mary Edwards died Jan 16 – age 77

Sacred to the memory of
MARY
wife of Charles EDWARDS
who died
Jan 16th 1844 age 77

1848: Jan 12 – Burial at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 584 – Later day saints
Charles Edwards died Jan 6th - age 85

 
Sacred to the memory of
Charles EDWARDS
who died
Jan 6th 1848 age 85

 

EDWARD EDWARDS born 1798
Son of Charles Edwards and Mary Porret

1798: Feb 5 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall
Edward Edwards son of Charles Edwards a Labourer and his wife Mary

1833: Dec 26 – Marriage at St Peters Church Mattishall Burgh
Edward Edwards age 28 bachelor of Mattishall rmarried Frances Bullard age 25 spinster of Yaxham - By Licence
Witness: C Meachen and Sophia Meachem
Edward and Frances had children

1834: May 10 - Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall - Entry 682
Hebe Mary Edwards daughter of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Frances Bullard
Hebe never married, she was at home up to the 1851 census however in 1861 she was living with her younger brother (Edward) together with two of her sisters, Lucy and Sarah at Town Road (now Mill Street) Mattishall, where Edward was farming 34 acres. She is not found in the 1871 census but in 1881 she, together with two sisters, Sarah and Joanna are staying with their younger sister Georgina and her husband. Georgina had married Charles Samuel Vincent of North Tuddenham, a solicitor in the Mar quarter of 1878, they were living at 46 Hunglford Road, Islington, London. In 1891 Hebe was house keeper to Howard Bradshaw a solicitor at 147 Ladbroke Grove, Kensington, London with her was her now widowed sister Lucy Barnard. Hebe is not found in the 1901 census however
she died in the Mar quarter of 1910 at Mitford - age 77

1836: Mar 30 - Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall - Entry 727
Hagar Amelia Edwards daughter of Edwards Edwards a Farmer and his wife Frances Bullard
Hagar married widower John Vincent of Edgefield, Norfolk in the Dec quarter of 1860 at Mitford. In 1861 Hagar and John were at Low Street North Tuddenham, John was farming 130 acres, employing 4 men, with them were John's 2 sons from Mary his first wife. 1871 Hagar and John were still at Low Street, John was farming 123 acres, John's 2 sons had left home. By 1881 John had upped his game, he was farming 240 acres, employing 7 men, he and Hagar had a live-in servant. 1891 records only John and Hagar at the property. In 1901 Hagar, now known as Amelia was living at Elsing Road North Tuddenham John is now a retired farmer farmer. John died age 78 in the Dec quarter of 1901. In 1911 Hagar now Amelia was staying at 3 Victoria Road Great Yarmouth with Charles Carter and his wife Martha, formerly Vincent and their family. Hagar Amelia Vicent formerly Edwards died age 91 in the Mar quarter of 1926 at Mitford

1839: Jun 9 - Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall - Entry 15
Edward Edwards son of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Frances Bullard - Ancestral Line - see below

1839: Jun 9 - Baptism at Al Saints Church Mattishall - Entry 16
Lucy Edwards daughter of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Frances Bullard
In 1861 Lucy together with two sisters Hebe and Sarah was staying with her brother, Edward at Town Lane (now Mill Street) Mattishall. She is found at home with her parent in the 1871 census however in the Mar quarter of 1877 Lucy married John William Barnard at Mitford. John died in the Dec quarter (Oct 4th) of 1880 age 29 at North Tuddenham. In the 1881 census Lucy now a widow was running the Edwards's famly farm (Hall Farm, North Tuddenham) with her widowed mother. 1901 we see her at 1 Kensington Gardens Square where her sister Sarah, Sarah appears to have a lodging house, with them is also her sister Joanna. - Nothing is found of her in 1911 however
we do know Lucy Barnard formerly Edwards died age 74 in the Jun quarter of 1914 at Mitford

1841: Feb 27 - Baptism at St Mary's Church North Tuddenham - Entry 302
Joanna Edwards daughter of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Frances
Joanna never married - In 1891 at the age of 50 she was at Brighton Road Ifield Sussex where she is a housekeeper for William Hewitt and his wife. In 1901 she is staying with her sister Sarah who appears to be a Boarding house-keeper and another of her sisters, Lucy, at 1 Kensington Gardens, London. Joanna was still in Kensington with her sister in 1911. Joanna Edwards died age 78 in 1919 and was buried on Feb 20th at Llangattock Juxta Caerleon, Wales

1842: Jul 3 - Baptism at St May's Church North Tuddenham - Entry 319
Sarah Ann Edwards daughter of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Frances
Sarah never married, in 1861 she was with her brother Edward at Town Road (now Mill Street) Mattishall. At home in 1871 but folling her fathers death in 1876 we find her in 1881 together with sisters Hebe and Joanna in London staying with her sister Georgina who had recently married Charles Samuel Vincent of North Tuddenham. In 1901 she was a boarding house keeper at 1 Kensington Square London, where from newspaper records, one of her boarders, Charles Gleadowe age 30 was found guilty of stealing and giving false infromation to obtain lodgings and was sentenced to seven years penal servitude. In 1911 still at Kensington Gardens and living on her own means Sarah had several boarders, together with 2 servants as well as her sister Joanna staying with her. The property had 18 rooms.

1844: Jul 2 - Baptism at St Mary's Church North Tuddenham - Entry 338
Arthur William Edwards born June 18th 1844 son of Edwards Edwards a Farmer and his wife Frances
Arthur died as an infant in the Dec quarter of 1844

1846: Mar 22 - Baptism at St Mary's Church North Tuddenham - Entry 352
Georgina Edwards daughter of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Frances
Georgina married Charles Samuel Vincent of North Tuddenham in the Mar quarter of 1878 at Pancras - In 1881 the couple were at 46, Hungerford Road, Islington, London, where Charles age 26 was a Solicitor, Georgina was 30, they had 2 daughters. With them were Georgina's sisters Sarah age 39, Joanna age 31 and Hebe M Edwards age 44. In 1891 they were living at 99 Shaftesbury Road, Hammersmith, Fulham, London with their 2 daughters. 1901 find them at 29, Rivercourt Road, Hammersmith, Fulham, London, their daughters were still with them. Still at the same address in 1911, the census return tells us that they had had 3 children, 1 had died. Only one daughter (Georgina age 32) was with them. The property had 9 rooms. It appears Georgina Vincent formerly Edwards died in the Mar quarter of 1929 age 81 at Hammersmith. Charles died in 1948 age 93.

1848: Feb 20 - Baptism at St Mary's Church North Tuddenham - Entry 367
Mary Edwards daughter of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Frances
Mary married James William Vincent of North Tuddenham in the Sep quarter of 1878 at Mitford - In 1881 the couple were living at Grange Farm, North Elmham, James was farming 250 acres, employing 8 men, 4 boys, they had a 2 year old daughter Bessie Lucy Mary Vincent who was baptised on Aug 24th 1879 at Horningcroft, Norfolk. Staying with them was Mary's nephew Frederick William Edwards born in 1868. Mary had two more children Nora and James. Mary died age 43 in the Mar quarter of 1891. James now a widower in 1891 was still farming at North Elmham, he had with him his 3 children and his late wifes niece Helen Mary Edwards born 1872. In 1901 we find him at Public Rooms, West View Rugeley Road, Hednesford, Cannock, Staffordshire where James a widower is a Restaurant Manager, with him is still his late wifes niece Helen Mary Edwards although her surnames is recorded as Vincent, she is a Restaurant Assistant. With them is James and Mary's son, James he is a 16 year old Machinist at the Foundry. In 1911 James is Manager Public Motitule and Helen Mary Edwards is his housekeeper.

1841: Census - The Street North Tuddenham
Edward Edwards - age 35 - Farmer
Frances Edwards - age 35
Hebe Edwards - age 7
Hagar Edwards - age 5
Edward Edwards - age 4
Lucy Edwards - age 3
Johanna Edwards - age 5 months
Susan Lincoln - age 15 - Servant
Henry Balls - age 15 - Servant
Charles Gaskin
- age 10

1851: Census – North Tuddenham
Edward Edwards – Head – age 52 – Farmer 150 acres – Mattishall
Frances Edward – Wife – age 45 – Yaxham
Hebe Edwards – Dau – age 17 – At Home - Mattishall
Hagar Edwards – Dau – age 15 – At Home – Mattishall
Edward Edwards – Son – age 13 – Scholar – Mattishall – Ancestral Line
Lucy Edwards – Dau – age 12 – Scholar – Mattishall
Joanna Edwards – Dau – age 10 – Scholar – North Tuddenham
Sarah Edwards – Dau – age 8 – Scholar – North Tuddenham
George Anna Edwards – Dau – age 5 – Scholar – North Tuddenham
Mary Edwards – Dau – age 3 – Scholar – North Tuddenham
Charles Gaskin – Nephew – single - age 20 – Steward – Mattishall
Martha Gapp – Servant – age 16 – House Servant – Mattishall

1861: Census – Low Street North Tuddenham
Edward Edwards – Head – age 63 – Farmer of 152 Acres employing 4 men 2 boys – Mattishall
Frances Edwards – Wife – age 55 – Yaxham
Jemimia Edwards – Dau – single – age 21 – North Tuddenham
Georgeanna Edwards – Dau – age 14 Scholar – North Tuddenham
May Edwards – Dau – age 12 – Scholar - North Tuddenham
Susanna Bearn – Servant – age 18 – General Servant – East Tuddenham
Benjamin Cole – Servant – age 19 – Groom – Mattishall Burgh

1871: Census – Low Street North Tuddenham
Edward Edwards – Head – age 70 – Farmer of 150 acres - Mattishall
Frances Edwards – Wife – age 65 – Mattishall
Hagar Mary Edwards – Dau – single – age 31 – Mattishall - should be Lucy
Joanna Edwards – Dau – single - age 28 - North Tuddenham
Sarah Edwards – Dau – single – age 26 – North Tuddenham
Mary Edwards – Dau – single – age 20 – North Tuddenham
Hannah Leeds – Servant – age 15 – Brandon Parva

1876: Aug 28 – Burial at St Mary’s Church North Tuddenham
Edward Edwards age 78

1881: Census – Hall Farm North Tuddenham
Lucy Barnard – Head – Widow – age 40 – Farmer of 247 Acres employing 7 men – Mattishall
Frances Edwards – Mother – Widow – age 74 – Annuitant – Yaxham
Frederick Savory – Boarder – age 17 – Farm Servant indoors – Elmham
Anna M Davey – Servant – age 16 – Dairymaid – Hainford

1886: Mar 13 – Burial at St Mary’s Church North Tuddenham
Frances Edwards age 78

EDWARD EDWARDS born 1839
Son of Edward Edwards and Frances Bullard
1839: Jun 9 – Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall – Entry 15
Edward Edwards son of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Frances Bullard

1851: Census – North Tuddenham
Edward Edwards – Head – age 52 – Farmer 150 acres – Mattishall
Frances Edward – Wife – age 45 – Yaxham
Hebe Edwards – Dau – age 17 – At Home - Mattishall
Hagar Edwards – Dau – age 15 – At Home – Mattishall
Edward Edwards – Son – age 13 – Scholar – Mattishall – Ancestral Line
Lucy Edwards – Dau – age 12 – Scholar – Mattishall
Joanna Edwards – Dau – age 10 – Scholar – North Tuddenham
Sarah Edwards – Dau – age 8 – Scholar – North Tuddenham
George Anna Edwards – Dau – age 5 – Scholar – North Tuddenham
Mary Edwards – Dau – age 3 – Scholar – North Tuddenham
Charles Gaskin – Nephew – single - age 20 – Steward – Mattishall
Martha Gapp – Servant – age 16 – House Servant – Mattishall

1861: Census – Town Road Mattishall
Edward Edwards – Head – Single – age 23 – Farmer 34 Acres employing 2 men 1 boy – Mattishall
Hebe Mary Edwards – Sister – single – age 26 – Mattishall
Lucy Edwards – Sister – single – age 22 – Mattishall
Sarah Edwards – Sister – age 19 – North Tuddenham
Eliza Webster – Servant – age 13 – Mattishall

1866: Marriage record – Edward Edwards married Maria Edwards (same surname) at St Faiths – Mar quarter (4b 163)
They married on March 10th 1866

MORE on Maria Nelson Edwards

Maria was born in 1837 at Eye, Suffolk, Maria appears to be the seventh child of George Edwards a Surgeon and Frances Fisher Nelson's 12 children. Frances Fisher Nelson was born at Sparham, Norfolk. From newspaper achives George died age 41 in 1843 leaving Frances a widow with 11 young children with another on the way, the oldest being only 13 and the two younger ones, being twins, still in arms. George was held in the highest esteem, when news of his sudden and melancholy death was heard and that it had left his young family in deep distress an appeal was set-up. Sir Edward Karrison, Lord Bayning and Lord Henniker acted as trustees. All their children carried Nelson as their middle name.

After George's death Frances moved to Mattishall Burgh where she lived in a property thought to belong to her brother Thomas Nelson although sadly the family had now been split up. The twins had gone with her sister, only Thomas, James and Henry were with her at the time of the 1851 census. Frances died in the January of 1861, it is then after her death we find her son Frederick had taken over the running of the house with Emily, Maria, Louisa, and Henry recorded at the same address on the census.

MORE on their story click HERE

 

Edward and Maria had children:

1866: Nov 11 - Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall - Entry 667
Fanny Elizabeth Edwards daughter of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Maria Nelson Edwards
Fanny died as an infant in the June quarter of 1867.

1868: Apr 19 - Baptism at All Saints Church Mattishall - Entry 701
Frederick William Edwards son of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Maria Nelson Edwards
In 1881 Frederick was staying with his Aunt Mary Vincent formerly Edwards at North Elmham. Mary had recently married farmer James William Vincent of North Tuddenham - Frederick married Julia Brasnett in the Dec quarter of 1892 at Norwich, Julia's mother was Elizabeth Vassar, in 1891 Julia had been staying with he widowed Aunt (her mother's sister) Charlotte Edwards formely Hatton formerly Vassar at South Green, Mattishall. Charlotte had married Fredericks great uncle William Edwards born in 1800 - In 1901 the couple with their daughter, Frances May Edwards age 8, were living at Westfield, Norfolk where Frederick was a farmer. In 1911 the family has moved to Yelverton, Norfolk, Frederick was a farmer, they had no more children. Frederick William Edwards died age 77 in the Jun quater of 1945 at East Dereham.

1870: Apr 10 - Baptism at St Andrews Church Thurning - Entry 329
Emily Louisa Edwards daughter of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Maria Nelson Edwards
Emily died at 9 months on Dec 28th 1870 and was buried on Jan 2nd 1871 at St Andrews Churchyard Thurning.
1870: Dec 31st - Norfolk Chronicle - On the 28th inst at Thurning, Emily Louisa only daughter of
Edward and Maria Edwards, age 10 months – Find my Past newspapers

1872: Jan 21 - Baptism at St Andrew Church Thurning - Entry 353
Helen Mary Edwards daughter of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Maria Nelson Edwards
In 1891 Helen was staying at her late Aunt Mary's home at Ramsley Farm, North Elmham. Mary had just passed away so Helen then 19 was possibly helping with her 3 children while her Uncle James William Vincent was working his farm. Helen follows her late Aunt's husband to Cannock where in 1901 she is a restaurant assistant, her uncle James is restaurant manager. In 1911 she is at Anglesey Street, Hednesford, Cannock and recorded as James's housekeeper - no further information.

1873: Sep 28 - Baptism at St Andrews Church Thurning - Entry 370
Herbert Edward Edwards son of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Maria Nelson Edwards
Herbert died at 17 months in 1875 and was buried on Mar 18th at Thurning Churchyard
1875: March 13 – Norfolk Chronicle - On the 10th inst, at Thurning, Herbert Edward, the beloved child of Edward and Maria Nelson Edwards, aged 1 year and 5 months. – Find my Past newspapers

1875: Jun 20 - Baptism at St Andrews Church Thurning - Entry 384
Joanna Elizabeth Nelson Edwards daughter of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Maria Nelson Edwards
Joanna was home in the 1881 and 1891 census although she had changed her name in each. After 1901 when she was recorded as Betty there are no further records.

1878: Mar 24 - Baptism at St Andres Church Thurning - Entry 407
Edward John Edwards son of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Maria Nelson Edwards – Ancestral Line - see below

1871: Census – Farm House Thurning Aylsham
Edward Edwards – Head – age 30 – Farmer of 210 acres employing 5 men 1 boy – Mattishall
Maria Nelson Edwards – Wife – age 30 1841 – Eye Suffolk
Fred W Edwards – Son – age 3 – Mattishall
Elizabeth King – Servant – age 19 – Dairy Maid – North Tuddenham
Emilia Richmond – Servant – age 13 – Nurse Maid – Mattishall

1881: Census – Low Street North Tuddenham
Edward Edwards – Head – age 49 – Farmer of 210 acres employing 8 Lad 1 Women
Maria Edwards – Wife – age 39 1842 – Farmers Wife – Eye Suffolk
Fred W Edwards – Son – age 13 – Scholar – Mattishall
Helen M Edwards – Dau – age 9 – Scholar – Thurning
Elizabeth J Edwards – Dau – age 5 – Thurning - Joanna
Jack Edwards – Son – age 3 – Thurning – Ancestral Line
Edward Edwards – Son – age 3 months – North Tuddenham
Mary Riches – Servant – age 14 – General Servant – Thurning

1891: Census – Low Street North Tuddenham
Edward Edwards – Head – age 55 – Farmer – Mattishall
Marie Edwards – Wife – age 53 1838 – Eye Suffolk
Fred Edwards – Son – single - age 21 – Mattishall
Betty Edward – Dau – age 15 – Farmers Daughter – Thurning - Joanna
John Edwards – Son – age 13 – Framers Son – Thurning – Ancestral Line
Ted Edwards – Son – age 10 – Scholar – North Tuddenham

1900: Death record – Maria Nelson Edwards at Forehoe – Mar quarter (4b 179) age 62 (1838)
1900: Mar 29 – Burial at Welborne Churchyard – Maria Nelson Edwards

1901: Census - Farm House Welborne
Edward Edwards – Head – Widower – Age 63 - Farmer – Mattishall
Betty Edwards – Dau – Single – age 21 – Thurning - Joanna
John Edward – Son – Single – age 20 – Farmers Son – Thurning – Ancestral Line

1911: Census – Welborne
Edward Edwards – Head – Widow – age 73 – Mattishall
John Edwards – Son – Married – age 32 – Farmer - North Tuddenham – Ancestral Line
Mable Edwards – Daughter in-law – Married - age 27 – Mattishall Burgh
Nelson Edwards – Gson – age 1 – Welborne
Cyril Edwards – Gson – age 2 months – Welborne
Martha Rix – Servant – age 17 – Elsing

1914: Death record – Edward Edwards at Forehoe – Sep quarter (4b 203) age 77

EDWARD JOHN EDWARDS born 1877 (known as JOHN)
Son of Edward Edwards and Maria Nelson Edwards (same name)


1877: Birth record – John Edwards at Mitford – Dec quarter (4b 273)
1878: Mar 24 - Baptism at St Andres Church Thurning - Entry 407
Edward John Edwards son of Edward Edwards a Farmer and his wife Maria Nelson Edwards
Known as Jack and later John Edwards

1881: Census – Low Street North Tuddenham
Edward Edwards – Head – age 49 – Farmer of 210 acres employing 8 Labours, 1 Women
Maria Edwards – Wife – age 39 – Farmers Wife – Eye Suffolk
Fred W Edwards – Son – age 13 – Scholar – Mattishall
Helen M Edwards – Dau – age 9 – Scholar – Thurning
Elizabeth J Edwards – Dau – age 5 – Thurning
Jack Edwards – Son – age 3 – Thurning
Edward Edwards – Son – age 3 months – North Tuddenham
Mary Riches – Servant – age 14 – General Servant – Thurning

1891: Census – Low Street North Tuddenham
Edward Edwards – Head – age 55 – Farmer – Mattishall
Marie Edwards – Wife – age 53 – Eye Suffolk
Fred Edwards – Son – single - age 21 – Mattishall
Betty Edward – Dau – age 15 – Farmers Daughter – Thurning
John Edwards – Son – age 13 – Framers Son – Thurning
Ted Edwards – Son – age 10 – Scholar – North Tuddenham

John’s mother died
1900: Death record – Maria Nelson Edwards at Forehoe – Mar quarter (4b 179) age 62

1901: Census -
Edward Edwards – Head – Widower – Age 63 - Farmer – Mattishall
Betty Edwards – Dau – Single – age 21 – Thurning
John Edward – Son – Single – age 20 – Farmers Son – Thurning

1909: Marriage record - John Edwards married Mabel Gay at Norwich - Mar quarter (4b 226)

1911: Census – Welborne
Edward Edwards – Head – Widow – age 73 – Mattishall
John Edwards – Son – Married – age 32 – Farmer - North Tuddenham
Mable Edwards – Daughter in-law – Married - age 27 – Mattishall Burgh
Nelson Edwards – Gson – age 1 – Welborne
Cyril Edwards – Gson – age 2 months – Welborne
Martha Rix – Servant – age 17 – Elsing

1959: Death record - John Edwards at Norwich Outer - Mar quarter (4b 900) age 81

1969: Death record - Mabel Edwards at Norwich Outer - Mar quarter (4b 835) age 75

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WILLIAM NELSON EDWARDS born 1909
Son of John Edwards and Mabel Gay

1909: Birth record – William Nelson Edwards at Forehoe – Sep quarter (4b 173)
William, known as Nelson Edwards was born on June 20th 1909
William Nelson Edwards married Violet Doreen Preious in 1940 at Wayland - Jun quarter (4b 887)
Violet was born on March 28th 1915 at Swaffham - she died in the March quarter of 1979 - They had no children.
William Nelson Edwards died in the March quarter of 1986

William Nelson Edwards married Violet Doreen Precious in 1940 at Wayland - Jun quarter (4b 887)
Violet Doreen Precious was born on March 28th 1915 at Swaffham
They appear to have had no children

Violet Doreen Edwards died in the March quarter of 1979

CYRIL J EDWARDS born 1911
Son of John Edwards and Mabel Gay
1911: Birth record – Cyril J Edwards at Forehoe – Mar quarter (4b 161)
Cyril J Edwards married Patricia M Copsey in 1946 at East Dereham - Jun quarter (4b 747)
PHILIP G EDWARDS born 1915
Son of John Edwards and Mabel Gay
1915: Birth record – Philip G Edwards at Forehoe – Mar quarter (4b 321)
Philip G Edwards married Hilda M Pyman in 1946 at East Dereham Dec quarter (4b 951)

 

EDWARDS
of Suffolk

GEORGE EDWARDS born about 1802
Son of unknown

George Edwards, Surgeon of Eye gives the connection to the Nelson family in Norfolk as he married Frances Fisher Nelson in 1837. Through one of their daughters Maria Nelson Edwards, born 1837 the connection to the Norfolk Edwards is made, for she married Edward Edwards born in 1838.

1837: Sep 13 – Baptism at Eye Suffolk – Find my Past
Maria Nelson Edwards daughter of George Edwards and Frances Fisher Nelson
Born just before official records began

Maria's father George Edwards
From information gathered to-date George is no relation to the above Edwards family, in the 1841 census he claims he was born in 1802 in the county of Suffolk, although no birth or baptism record has been found. His parents would have been of financial means to pay for his schooling and mendical training. How he got to know Frances is still unknown as Eye is some 40 miles from Sparham, so maybe there was some kind of link.

Maria’s parents marriage
1828: Sep 11 - Marriage at The Virgin Mary Church Sparham – Entry 45 – image on Find my Past
George Edwards a bachelor of Eye Suffolk married Frances Fisher Nelson a spinster of Sparham
Witness: James Nelson and Elizabeth Sarah Nelson
Notes: By licence and with the consent of parents - although they would both be about 26 at the time
George Edwards was a Surgeon at Eye Suffolk – Find my Past newspaper
George died age 41 in 1843 leaving a widow and 11 children with one more on the way. – Find my Past newspapers Jan 28th 1843
He was buried on Jan 20th at St Peter and St Paul Churchyard Eye Suffolk
George and Frances had children:


[01] 1829: - George Nelson Edwards born about 1829 –
In 1861 George was living at 1 Finsbury Street, London where his a single 31 years old Physician with a house keeper and 2 servants. George Nelson Edward Esq MD died of Bright’s decease on Dec 6th 1868 age 39 at 20 Finsbury Square London – his younger brother James William Nelson Edwards was his executor – Find my Past Newspapers
George's remains were brought home from London to Mattishall Burgh, he was buried on Dec 11th 1868 at St Peters Churchyard - Entry 176, in the same churchyard where his mother was buried in 1861
There is an article regarding George on the internet
- HERE

Scared to the memory of
GEORGE NELSON EDWARDS
eldest son of
GEORGE & FRANCES FISHER EDWARDS
late of Eye Suffolk
who died Dec 6th 1868
aged 39 years

[02] 1830: - Frederick Nelson Edwards
After their mother died in the January of 1861 Frederick took over the running of the house at Mattishall Burgh as shown below

1861: Low Street Mattishall Burgh
Frederick N Edwards - Head - single - age 30 - Farmer of 300 acres, employing 8 men 7 boys - Eye Suffolk
Emily N Edwards - Sister - single - age 25 - Governess - Eye Suffolk
Maria N Edwards - Sister - single - age 23 - House Kepper - Eye Suffolk
Louisa N Edwards - Sister - single - age 22 - Eye Suffolk
Henry N Edwards - Brother - single - age 18 - Medical Studant - Eye Suffolk
Sarha Mann - Servant - age 24 - Servant - Garveston
Mary A Spencer - Servant - single - age 23 - Servant - Langford
James Adcock - Servant - age 17 - Servant - Mattishall

In 1869 Fredrick Nelson Edwards of Honningham married Rebecca Utting of Barton Turf. By 1871 Frederick was a farmer of 150 acres, employing 5 men, 2 boy and 3 women near the Mattishall Turnpike, Honningham. With him was his wife Rebecca age 31 and 3 servants. In 1881 we find Frederick now a 50 year old retired famer and Rebecca at Hall Farm, Barton Turf staying with Rebecca's parents, John and Sarah Utting who were farmers of 320 acres. Frederick and Rebecca had with them their 2 sons. In 1891 Frederick and Rebecca were still at Barton Turf as well as their 2 sons. Rebecca's father is now widowed. Frederick could have died in 1900 age 68.

[03] 1831: - Thomas Nelson Edwards (3rd son) baptised Dec 27th 1831 at Eye Suffolk
In 1851 Thomas age 19, Medical Pupil was staying with his mother at Mattishall Burgh
Thomas was an assistant surgeon, he died age 23 on June 16th 1855 in a hospital in Culcutta and was buried on June 17th at Fort William, Bengal – Find my Past newspapers

[04] 1833 - Anna Elizabeth Nelson Edwards - baptised on July 13th 1833 at Eye Suffolk, daughter of George Edwards and hiw Wife Francis Fisher - Find my Past - On January 31st 1865 Anna married William Symonds of Essex. In 1871 the couple were living at New House Farm, Lambourne, Essex where William was a 38 year old farmer of 248 acres, employing 8 men and 4 boys, togeter with 5 servants - In 1881 the couple were at Duck Lane, North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex, where William was a farmer of 1124 acres employing 29 men, 10 boys. They had 4 children and 2 servants. Anna Elizabeth Nelson Symonds formerly Edwards died age 55 in the Jun quarter of 1888 at Epping. William now a 58 year old widower was still at Duck Land with him were 6 of his children and 2 servant and 1 vistor. No further information.

[05] 1835 - Fanny Nelson Edwards
Fanny died in the Dec quarter of 1890 at Paddington (1a 22) age 56 - No further information

[06] 1836 - Emily Nelson Edwards baptised on Mar 25th 1836 at Eye Suffolk the daughter of George Edwards and his wife Frances
1851: Emily was a pupil at the private school of Elizabeth Spence, St Nicholas House, Norwich Road, East Dereham
In 1881 Emily is single and a 45 year old Governess (Teacher) for the children of Francis Charles Cranville Egerton Earl of Ellesmere at High Street Mansion Brackley St Peter Northamptonshire. in 1901 Emily was still in the employ of the Earl of Ellesmere at Cleveland Square St James Westminster, London
Emily died on Nov 8th 1909 age 73 at Hastings, Sussex in the Dec quarter of 1909

[07] 1837: - Maria Nelson Edwards baptised on Sep 13th 1837
Maria married Edward Edwards (same surname) born 1839 of Norfolk - for their story click HERE

[08] 1838: - Lousia Nelson Edwards born in 1838 at Hartismere Suffolk - Sep quarter (13 365)
Louisa married at the age of 25 to Arthur Wase of Suffolk on August 24th 1863 at St Peter’s Church Mattishall Burgh. In 1871 Athur was age 47 and a farmer of 145 acres as well as being a brickmaker, employing 11 men and 4 boys at Rushall Road Starston, Norfolk, Louisa was 32, they had 4 children and 3 servants. Arthr died age 50 in the Mar quater of 1875 (March 13th). In 1881 Louisa was living near the church at Bacton, Suffolk, she was a school mistress, with her were 3 of her children, one child had died in 1870 age 8 months. By 1891 Louisa had moved to 21 Poyning Road Islington where she was living on her own means, with her were her 4 children, all single and employed.
Louisa Nelson Wase formerly Edwards died age 57 in the Sep quarter of 1895 at Islington

[09] 1839: - James William Nelson Edwards born in 1839 at Hartismere Suffolk - Dec quarter (13 385)
In 1851 James age 11 and a Medical Student at a Hospital (not named) and was staying with his mother at Mattishall Burgh - He married Martha Elizabeth Fisher in the Dec quarter of 1870 at Mitford - He appears to had abandoned his medical career as in 1871 the couple were living at Swanton Road Bylaugh were James was a farmer of 570 acres, employing 13 men 7 boys and 5 women. James then moved to Manor Farm Gately in 1881 - In 1891 James a Farmer was living at Chapel Road North Elmham with Martha and their 4 children - By 1901 James now a retired farmer with Martha were living at Panfer House North Elmham – with them was their son Thomas William Nelson Edward age 22 - 1n 1911 James and Martha were living with their son James and his wife Evelyn Kate at Mill Farm Blickling. They had been married 42 years and had 6 children who were all living. James William Nelson Edwards died in the Dec quarter of 1913 age 74

[10] 1841: - Elizabeth Sarah Nelson Edwards born in 1841 at Hartismere Suffolk – Dec quarter (13 393) - twin with Sarah (below)
In 1851 Elizabeth was living with their mothers sister Elizabeth Warnes formerly Nelson at Warner's Farm, Bylaugh, Norfolk, it appears her Aunt and husband (Stephen Warnes) a Farmer of 570 acres employing 16 men had taken them in or adopted them as the were still there in 1861. Stephen died on May 16th 1870 and in 1871 we find his widow, (Elizabeth's Aunt) had moved to 4 Chester Place Heigham taking Elizabeth, now aged 29 with her, together with 2 servants from Bylaugh, Sarah (Elizabeth's twin) was staying with the Revd John Fardell , rector of Banham, Norfolk and his wife Emma. By 1881 the twins were together again living in a property on Dereham Road Norwich, they had 1 servant. They were both living on their own means. In 1891 Elizabeth was now again on her own still at 159 Dereham Road, (Sarah had married in 1887). Aged 59 in 1901 Elizabeth still occupied the same property with a servant. In 1911 the sisters were together again at 159 Dereham Road, Sarah now a widow. They were both living on the own means, it is unclear if their income was from the trust set up following the death of their father in 1843 or other investments. Elizabeth Sarah Nelson Edwards died age 80 in the March quarter of 1922 at Norwich.

[11] 1841: - Sarah Elizabeth Nelson Edwards born in 1841 at Heartismere Suffolk - Dec quarter (13 395) - twin with Elizabeth (above)
In 1851 Sarah was living with their mothers sister Elizabeth Warnes formerly Nelson at Warner's Farm, Bylaugh, Norfolk, it appears her Aunt and husband (Stephen Warnes) a Farmer of 570 acres employing 16 men had taken them in or adopted them as the were still there in 1861. Following the death of her uncle Stephen on May 16th 1870 and the selling of the property Sarah's widowed Aunt moved to Norwich. In 1871 Sarah was staying with the Revd John Fardell , rector of Banham, Norfolk and his wife Emma. In 1881 Sarah was living with her twin sister in a property on Dereham Road Norwich.
Sarah married Samuel Cross Evans in the Mar quarter of 1887 at Islington. Samuel was in 1891 aged 64 and a retired corn merchant, he and Sarah were living at 4 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London together with a servant. In 1901 Sarah and Samuel were boarders at the Baording house of Miss Ellen L Raven at 17 Heigham Road Norwich. Samuel died in the March quarter of 1906 at Norwich. In the 1911 census Sarah was with her twin sister at 159 Dereham Road Norwich, Sarah Elizabeth Nelson Evans formerly Edwards out lived her twin sister by two years, she died age 82 in the June quarter of 1924 at Norwich.

[12] 1843: - Henry Nelson Edwards born in 1843 at Hartismere Suffolk - Jun quarter (13 440)
In 1851 Henry age 7 was staying with his mother at Mattishall Burgh - Henry married Catharine Gardner of Liverpool at Lichfield in the June qurter of 1867 - By 1871 Henry, now a General Practitioner was at Belmont Street Chad Shropshire with his wife and two children, both of which carried Nelson in their middle names. In 1881 Henry's address is Moreton Villa, Belle Vue Road, Shrewsbury St Julian, Atcham, Shropshire where he is recorded as General Practitioner L.R.C.R. Edin M.R.C.S. L.L.K. age 37, with him is his wife Cathrine and their 5 children together with Catherine's mother age 71, living on the interest of a private income. In 1891 things were still the same with Henry living at the same address with his wife and now 6 children.

Henry Nelson Edwards died in Jun quarter of 1910 at Atcham age 68 - (6a 639).

1910: Jun 17 Shrewsbury Chronicle
The Late NELSON EDWARDS - The death took place at his residence, Chaddeslode, Shrewsbury, on Sunday morning last of Dr Henry Nelson Edwards, M R C S, Eng, L R C P, Edin, and L S A (St Bartholomew's). Dr Nelson Edwards had been in failing health for some time, he belonged to an old Norfolk family, and on his mother's side, to the family of the First Lord Nelson (no link has been found). The son of a practicing doctor practicing at Eye in Suffolk, he was born in 1842, he was educated at Lancing, and trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital where his elder brother was physician, In 1866 he removed to Shrewsbury, and joined in practice to the late Dr Henry Fenton. On the retirement of the late Dr Hethcote, he was appointed medical officer to the 53rd Regiment Depot and surgeon to the Shoshone Militia, retiring in 1907 with the rank of Colonel in the Militia Medical Service. He also held appointments as physician and subsequently consulting physician to the Salop Infirmary, and as local medical officer to the Post Office, the Board of Education, the Ordnance Survey, the Civil Service Commission and the Admiralty. He leaves a widow and seven children. The remains were interred in the General Cemetery, Shrewsbury, on tuesday after a service at St Chad's Church.

1841: Census - Eye Suffolk
George Edwards - age 39 - Surgeon - Suffolk
Frances Edwards - age 39 - Norfolk
George Edwards - age 12 - Suffolk
Frederick Edwards - age 10 - Suffolk
Thomas Edwards - age 9 - Suffolk
Anna Edwards - age 8 - Suffolk
Emily Edwards - age 5 - Suffolk
Louisa Edwards - age 3 - Suffolk
James Edwards - age 1 - Suffolk
Walter Miller - age 23 - Surgeon - Scotland
William Worman - age 20 - Servant
Ann Voul - age 27 - Servant
Sarah Stannard - age 27 - Servant
Elizabeth Critoph - age 22 - Servant

Meanwhile Maria and Fanny were in Norfolk
1841: Census - Sparham Norfolk
James Nelson - age 50 - Farmer - Norfolk
Elizabeth Nelson - age 35 - Norfolk
Anna Nelson - age 20 -
Fanny Edwards - age 6 - Suffolk
Maria Edwards - age 4 - Suffolk
Susanna Denny - age 20 - Servant
Lucy Brock - age 25 - Servant
Matthew Dack - age 15 - Servant

George died
1843:
Jan 20 - Burial at St Peter and St Paul Church, Eye Suffolk
George Edwards age 41

1843: April 25 - Ipswich Journal -
A CASE OF DEEP DISTRESS. The sudden and melancholy death of Mr GEORGE EDWARDS, Surgeon of Eye has called forth in behalf of his family, the deepest sympathy for all who knew him.
It has been suggested by the Friends of the Widow of the late lamented Mr Edwards, that the distressing, circumstances in which the bereaved Mother and eleven children are left, constitute a ground for a powerful appeal to every christian and benevolent heart for assistance. The two youngest Children are twins still in arms, and the eldest is only 13 years of age and an increase of the family is shortly expected. It is painful to state that the demands upon the property of the deceased, will leave no balance whatever for the future support (to say nothing of the Education) of this numerous and distressed family. Confiding therefore in HIM, who is "the Father of the Fatherless, and the Judge of the Widow,"this address is presented to the benevolent, believing that GOD will dispose them to extend their liberality to this much respected and truly afflicted family, now deprived of the means of subsistence, and mourning the loss of a most affectionate, Husband and Parent.
Sir Edward Kerrisou, Lord Bayning, and Lord Henniker, have kindly consented to act as Trustees of the Fund, and have opened an account in their joint names at the East of England Bank, at Eye, Suffolk, where any subscriptions, which may be kindly made, may he paid to their credit.
Eye 21st January, 1843 - There then follows a very long list of the funds already received together with the donors.

In 1851 George's widow (Frances) had moved to Mattishall Burgh, Norfolk and apparently living in a property belonging her brother which is more likely to have been Thomas Nelson as her was exector of her estate.
1851: Mattishall Burgh
Frances Edwards – Sister to head – Widow – age 48 – Surgeons Widow– Sparham
Thomas N Edwards – Nephew – age 19 – Medical Pupil – Eye Suffolk
James N Edward – Nephew – age 11 – Scholar at Hospital – Eye Suffolk
Henry N Edwards – Nephew – age 7 – Eye Suffolk
Sarah Finch – Servant – single - age 23 – House Servant – Brisley Norfolk
Harriot Holldon – Servant – single – age 20 – House Servant – Sheringham
William Fitt – Servant – widower – age 64 – Farm Lab – East Dereham
Ross Gathercole – Servant – age 17 – Stable boy – Mattishall Burgh

1861: Jan 21 – Burial at St Peters Churchyard Mattishall Burgh – Entry 146 – Find my Past
Frances Fisher Edwards age 58

Sacred to the memory of
FRANCES FISHER EDWARDS
relict of GEORGE EDWARDS of Eye Suffolk
who died Jan 16th 1861 aged 58

After their mother died in the January of 1861 Frederick took over the running of the house at Mattishall Burgh
1861:
Low Street Mattishall Burgh
Frederick N Edwards - Head - single - age 30 - Farmer of 300 acres, employing 8 men 7 boys - Eye Suffolk
Emily N Edwards - Sister - single - age 25 - Governess - Eye Suffolk
Maria N Edwards - Sister - single - age 23 - House Kepper - Eye Suffolk
Louisa N Edwards - Sister - single - age 22 - Eye Suffolk
Henry N Edwards - Brother - single - age 18 - Medical Studant - Eye Suffolk
Sarha Mann - Servant - age 24 - Servant - Garveston
Mary A Spencer - Servant - single - age 23 - Servant - Langford
James Adcock - Servant - age 17 - Servant - Mattishall

 

 

NELSON
MORE on Maria Nelson Edward’s mother
Frances Fisher NELSON was baptised on Dec 6th 1802 at Sparham the daughter of James NELSON and Ann Fisher.

Maria'a Grandfather (James Nelson) would have been born about the year 1760. This is about the same time as the birth of Lord Horatio Nelson (<link) at Burnham Market, Norfolk in 1758. The name Nelson is an old Norfolk family name although Horatio's father (Edmund) was said to have been born at Cambridge in 1722, and the following year baptised at East Bradenham, Norfolk. Todate there is nothing to show a connection with the families. In James's marriage record to Ann Fisher in 1788 it states he was from Bawdeswell. At this time only one record fits the bill, it shows a James Nelson bapised on December 25, 1760 at St Mary’s Church Barney the son of Nicholas Nelson and his wife Mary (could be Bircham - see below). Barney is actually only 12 miles from Bawdeswell so this cannot be ruled out.
Below if the marriage of James Nelson to Ann Fisher and the 8 children so far found.

Maria's Grandparents
1788: Oct 23 – Marriage at The Virgin Mary Church Sparham – Entry 7
James NELSON a Bachelor of Bawdeswell married Ann Fisher a Spinster of Sparham
Witness: Mark Bradfield and Ann Watson
James and Anna had children

[01] 1789: Jul 5 – Baptism at All Saints Church Bawdeswell
Edward Fisher Nelson born Jul 3rd 1789 son of James Nelson and Anna Fisher
Edward died in 1791 and was buried on Jan 9th at Spaham Churchyard

[02] 1790: Aug 22 – Baptism at All Saints Church Bawdeswell
James Nelson born Aug 21st 1790 son of James Nelson and his wife Anna Fisher
James died in 1859 age 69 and was buried on Sep 19th at The Virgin Mary Churchyard at Sparham – James’s abode was Mattishall

[03] 1792: Jan 22 – Baptism at All Saints Church Bawdeswell
John Nelson born Jan 18th 1792 son of James Nelson and his wife Anne Fisher
John died in 1842 age 50 and was buried on May 31st at Sparham Churchyard

[04] 1793: Sep 22 – Baptism at All Saints Church Bawdeswell
Mary Anna Nelson born Sep 18th daughter of James Nelson and his wife Anna Fisher
Mary Anna married Charles Richard Nelson (same surname) born Barking, Essex on Nov 16th 1815 at Sparham - Witness James Nelson and Ben Capps - In 1851 the couple were living at Hanworth Road, Twickenham, Brentford, Middlesex, where Charles, 62 was a land and house propritor. 1871 we find them at Providence House, West Drayton, Uxbridge, Middlesex, Charles is still a land and house owner. they have with them are 5 daughters, 1 son and 2 grandchildren as well as 1 servants. Mary Anna Nelson died in October 8th 1875 age 82 at Stains.
In 1881 Charles now 91, widower was living at Dunmore House, Stanwell, Staines, Middlesex where he was recorded as, Citizen & Cooper Of London Income From Rents & Dividends. With him were 4 single daughters over the age of 50 and a widowed son age 58 and 2 servants. Charles died age 92 in the Dec quarter of 1881 at Staines

[05] 1795: May 3 – Baptism at All Saints Church Bawdeswell
Edmund Nelson born May 1st 1795 sand baptised on May 3rd of the same year, son of James Nelson and his wife Anna Fisher
Edmund died as an infant and was buried on Aug 12th 1795 at Sparham Churchyard

[06] 1797: Jan 22 – Baptism at All Saints Church Bawdeswell
Thomas Nelson born Jan 19th 1797 son of James Nelson and his wife Anna Fisher
Thomas married Augusta Elizabeth Mary Davis in the Dec quarter of 1841 at Stepney London - In 1851 the couple were living a Sparham where Thomas was a farmer of 440 acres, employing 11 men and 5 boys. They had 4 children and 4 servants. By 1861, Thomas now 62 was a farmer of 512 Acres, employing 14 men and 7 boys still at Sparham, with Augusta and 3 of their children together with 3 servants. Thomas was recorded as being executor to Stephen Warnes (below) his sister's husband's Will who died on May 16th 1870 however Thomas Nelson died age 72 on June 28th the same year -
Augusta died age 66 on November 16th 1872

[07] 1800: Sep 3 – Baptism at The Virgin Mary Church Sparham – Entry 74
Elizabeth Sarah Nelson daughter of James Nelson and his wife Mary Ann Fisher – Maria’s Aunt
Elizabeth married Stephen Warnes in the Dec quarter of 1842 at Mitford - Below is them in the census records

Elizabeth had taken in her sister's twins
1851:
Warner’s Farm Bylaugh Elsing
Stephen Warnes – Head – age 62 – Farmer of 560 acres employing 16 men – Bylaugh
Elizabeth Warnes – Wife – age 50 – Sparham
Elizabeth Edwards – Niece – age 9 – Scholar at Home – Eye Suffolk
Sarah Edwards – Niece – age 9 – Scholar at Home – Eye Suffolk
Eliza Morris – Teacher – single – age 21 – Teacher – Shipdham
Robert Becket – Servant – single – age 30 – Groom – Wymondham
Eleanor Barnes – Servant – single – age 25 – House Servant – Thurning
Mary Dack – Servant – single – age 30 – House Servant – Bintree

1861: Census – Near Swanton The House Bylaugh
Stephen Warnes – Head – age 73 – Farmer of 593 acres employing 10 men 10 boys – Bylaugh
Elizabeth Warnes – Wife – age 60 – Sparham
Elizabeth S N Edwards – Niece – age 19 – Eye Suffolk
Sarah E N Edwards – Niece – age 19 – Eye Suffolk
George Mace – Servant – widower – age 36 – Bailiff – Westacre
Margaret Eggleton – Servant – single – age 23 – House servant - Great Ryburgh
Elizabeth Eden – Servant – single – age 29 – Dairymaid – Fornsett St Peter

Stephen Warnes died on May 16th 1870 - Elizabeth Sarah Warnes formerly Nelson died in the June quarter of 1877 at Norwich age 76

[08] 1802: Dec 6 – Baptism at The Virgin Mary Church Sparham
Frances Fisher Nelson daughter of James Fisher and his wife Ann Fisher – Maria’s mother
Frances married George Edwards a Surgeon from Eye Suffolk at Sparham, Norfolk in 1828 - for their family story click HERE

Although record are sparse and lack in depth information, at this time and from what records there are ........
THIS COULD BE THE NELSON LINE BACK


1760: Dec 25 Baptism at St Mary’s Church Barney – 12 miles from Bawdeswell
James Nelson son of Nicholas Nelson and his wife Mary

1751: Sep 15 – Marriage at St Nicholas Church Shereford
Nicholas Nelson of Kettlestone married Mary Bircham of Kettlestone – by licence

1727/8: Feb 22 – Baptism at St Mary’s Church Colkirk
Nicholas Nelson son of Edward Nelson and his wife Jane

1723: Nov 14 – Marriage at St Mary’s Church Colkirk
Edward Nelson married Jane Parker

1697: Dec 13 – Baptism at All Saints Church Helhoughton – 4 miles from Colkirk
Edward Nelson son of Robert Nelson and his wife Joane

 

 

 

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