See also

Family of Arthur Samuel Edward Edwards and Lucy Blanden

Husband: Arthur Samuel Edward Edwards (1853-1913)
Wife: Lucy Blanden (1870?- )
Marriage February 1900 (approx.) Suffolk, England1,2
Lucy was the maid and this marriage caused a falling out with his children Stanley Augustus and Alice Blanche

Husband: Arthur Samuel Edward Edwards

Name: Arthur Samuel Edward Edwards3,4
Sex: Male
Father: Martin Edwards (1810-1892)
Mother: Susan Gladwell (1830-1893)
Occupation a farmer then a rat and mole catcher5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Birth 30 March 1853 Woolpit, Suffolk, England3,4,6,7,8,19,20,21
Wetherden in 1871 census
Baptism 17 April 1859 (age 6) St. Peter & St. Mary, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England3,4
son of Martin Edwards (farmer) and Susan of Wetherden
Census 7 April 1861 (age 8) Brickwall Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk, England20
son aged 8 as Samuel Edwards, living with his parents, two siblings and two servants, born in Woolpit Suffolk
Census 2 April 1871 (age 18) Farm House, Wetherden, Suffolk, England21
son aged 18 single as Samuel Edwards, a farmers son living with his parents and six siblings, born in Wetherden Suffolk
Address 1874 (age 20-21) Brickwall Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk, England12,18,22
a farmer
Census 3 April 1881 (age 28) Brickwall Farm, Wetherden, Suffolk, England6
head aged 28 married, a farmer of 72 acres employing 2 men living with his wife, three children and a servant, born in Woolpit Suffolk
Inquest Appearance 16 December 1881 (age 28) Elmswell, Suffolk, England23
about the death of his uncle George Gladwell, who was killed by a train at the level crossing in Elmswell two days earlier. A cause of Accidental Death was returned
Criminal Plaintiff 23 January 1882 (age 28) The Petty Sessions, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England24
he accused James Smith and George Buckle of stealing two of his fowls, they were found guilty and sentenced to two and one months hard labour respectively
Criminal Plaintiff 30 July 1883 (age 30) The Petty Sessions, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England25
Joseph Robinson was charged with assaulting Arthur on 16th July 1883 at Haughley. He was found guilty and fined 5s with 14s (a total of ~£50 in 2005) costs which were paid
Criminal Plaintiff 14 April 1886 (age 33) County Court, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England26
he gave evidence about an assault upon himself by James Bond following a 'drunken' game of cards. He was awarded £35 damages (~£1,650 in 2005)
Criminal Plaintiff 9 February 1891 (age 37) The Petty Sessions, Ixworth, Suffolk, England27
he gave evidence that he was assaulted by William Bridges in the Elmswell Lion following twizzling for drink. William Bridges was found guilty and ordered to pay a fine of 6d and compensation of £1 4s (~£70 in 2005)
Census 5 April 1891 (age 38) Wetherden, Suffolk, England7,28
head aged 37 married, a farmer living with his wife, three children and a servant, born in Woolpit Suffolk
Criminal 19 October 1891 (age 38) The Petty Sessions, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England29
charged with assaulting Samuel Steward, a shepherd on October 8th. Some sheep had escaped and mixed with Arthur's sheep and an altercation ensued. Arthur pleaded self defence but was found guilty, fined £3 (~£180 in 2005) with 16s costs which were paid
Miscellaneous 27 June 1892 Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England30
Brickwall farm was due to be sold as part of the sale of the Pleshwood Estate
Criminal Plaintiff 11 December 1894 (age 41) The County Court, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England31
he gave evidence that he was struck several times with a stick by John George a neighbouring farmer when Arthur claimed payment for sheep damaging his barley. Arthur was awarded 40s (~£115 in 2005) compensation
Criminal 2 December 1895 (age 42) Petty Sessions, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England32
charged with being drunk in charge of two horses and a waggon. He pleaded guilty and expressed sorrow and was fined 5s with £1 1s 6d (~£63 in 2005) costs which were paid immediately
Criminal Witness 2 May 1899 (age 46) Suffolk, England33
was being driven by daughter Blanche when she was stopped for not showing a light. She appeared at the Petty Sessions in Stowmarket on 28th May 1899 and was fined 2s with 8s costs (a total of ~£30 in 2005)
Criminal October 1899 (age 46) The County Court, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England34
being sued by a widow, Louisa Lummus, for 13s (~£37 in 2005) for work done in his house. Arthur submitted a counter claim for 13s 6d but was ordered to pay. He was also sued by John Pike for 14s balance of wages, but this was adjourned
Criminal 11 February 1900 (age 46) The Petty Sessions, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England35
charged with illicit brewing of beer. Arthur was pleaded ignorance of the need to pay duty, but was fined £15 with 13s costs (a total of ~£900 in 2005)
Census 31 March 1901 (age 48) Upper Lodge, Wetherden, Suffolk, England8
head aged 47 married, farmer own account living with wife and two daughters, born Woolpit Suffolk
Census 2 April 1911 (age 58) The Green, Barham, Suffolk, England9
head aged 49 married as Samuel Edwards, rat & mole catcher living in four rooms with wife and a daughter, born Woolpit Broomfield
Death 1 May 1913 (age 60) Barham, Suffolk, England19,36,37
of cardiac disease, bronchitis and cardiac failure aged 60, a farm labourer, informant daughter A B Edwards

Wife: Lucy Blanden

Name: Lucy Blanden1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1870 (approx.) Woolpit, Suffolk, England8
Census 31 March 1901 (age 30-31) Upper Lodge, Wetherden, Suffolk, England8
wife aged 31 married, living with husband and two step daughters, born Woolpit Suffolk
Census 2 April 1911 (age 40-41) The Green, Barham, Suffolk, England9
wife aged 42 married, living with husband and a step-daughter, born in Suffolk, no children

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