See also

Family of Arthur Samuel Edward Edwards and Lucy Blanden

  • Husband:

  • Arthur Samuel Edward Edwards (1853-1913)

  • Wife:

  • Lucy Blanden (1870?- )

  • Marriage:

  • Q1 1900

  • Stow "Registration District", 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:

  •  

  • farmer then a rat and mole catcher5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18

  • Birth:

  • 30 Mar 1853

  • Woolpit, Suffolk, England3,4,6,7,8,9,19,20,21

  •  

  • Wetherden in 1871 census

  • Baptism:

  • 17 Apr 1859 (age 6)

  • St. Peter and St. Mary's Church, Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk, England3,4

  •  

  • son of Martin Edwards (farmer) and Susan of Wetherden

  • Census:

  • 7 Apr 1861 (age 8)

  • Brickwall Farm, Stowmarket Road, Wetherden, Suffolk, England20

  •  

  • son aged 8 as Samuel Edwards, living with his parents, two siblings and two servants. Born in Woolpit Suffolk

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 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, Stowmarket Road, Wetherden, Suffolk, England12,18,22

  •  

  • a farmer

  • Census:

  • 3 Apr 1881 (age 28)

  • Brickwall Farm, Stowmarket Road, Wetherden, Suffolk, England6

  •  

  • married head of the household working as a farmer of 72 acres employing 2 men and living with his wife Susannah, son Stanley, daughters Florence and Alice, and a servant. Born in Woolpit Suffolk

  • Witness:

  • 14 Dec 1881 (age 28)

  • Arthur Samuel Edward Edwards witnessed the death of George Gladwell on 14 December 1881 in Level Crossing, Railway Station, Elmswell, Suffolk, England

  • Inquest Appearance:

  • 16 Dec 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 Jan 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 Jul 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 Apr 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 Feb 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 Apr 1891 (age 37)

  • Wetherden, Suffolk, England7,28

  •  

  • married head of the household working as a farmer and living with his wife Susan, son Stanley, daughters Florence and Alice, and a servant. Born in Woolpit Suffolk

  • Criminal:

  • 19 Oct 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 Jun 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 Dec 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 Dec 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:

  • Oct 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 Feb 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 Mar 1901 (age 48)

  • Upper Lodge, Wetherden, Suffolk, England8

  •  

  • head of the household aged 47 married, farmer own account living with his wife and two daughters. Born in Woolpit Suffolk

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 49)

  • Barham Green, Barham, Suffolk, England9

  •  

  • married head of the household as Samuel Edwards working as a rat and mole catcher and living in four rooms with his wife Lucy and daughter Alice. Born in Woolpit Broomfield

  • Death:

  • 1 May 1913 (age 60)

  • Barham, Suffolk, England19,36,37

  •  

  • Cause: of cardiac disease, bronchitis and cardiac failure

    a farm labourer, informant daughter A B Edwards

Wife: Lucy Blanden

  • Name:

  • Lucy Blanden1

  • Sex:

  • Female

  • Father:

  • -

  • Mother:

  • -

  • Birth:

  • 1870 (app)

  • Woolpit, Suffolk, England8,9

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 30-31)

  • Upper Lodge, Wetherden, Suffolk, England8

  •  

  • wife aged 31 married, living with her husband and two step daughters. Born in Woolpit Suffolk

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 42)

  • Barham Green, Barham, Suffolk, England9

  •  

  • married wife living in four rooms with her husband Samuel and step-daughter Alice. Born in Suffolk with no children

Sources

1.

England and Wales Marriage Index 1837 - 2005, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). Stow 1900 quarter:1 volume:4a page:933.

2.

Janet A Tomkins nee Dawson personal communication. email. Cit. Date: 11 May 2014.

3.

Suffolk Records Office (Ipswich) - Parish Records. Stowmarket St. Peter and St. Mary fiche:38. Suffolk Record Office (Ipswich), Suffolk Record Office, Gateacre Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

4.

Suffolk Family History Society - Stow and Thedwastre Baptisms 1813-1900, (2011 SFK-BPI-05/P1 own copy).

5.

Ibid. all three children.

6.

Census 1881, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG11 piece:1849 folio:44 page:1. Cit. Date: 9 February 2017.

7.

Census 1891, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG12 piece:1456 folio:135 page:15. Cit. Date: 9 February 2017.

8.

Census 1901, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG13 piece:1760 folio:120 page:1.

9.

Census 1911, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG14 piece:10757 class:RG78 piece:581 registration district:211 sub-district:1 enumeration district:7 schedule:62. Cit. Date: 28 July 2020.

10.

Suffolk Records Office (Ipswich) - Parish Records. Wetherden St. Mary fiche:16. Suffolk Record Office (Ipswich), Suffolk Record Office, Gateacre Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

11.

Ibid. Bury St. Edmunds St. Mary fiche:87 of 117. Suffolk Record Office (Ipswich), Suffolk Record Office, Gateacre Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

12.

Ancestry Suffolk Post Office Directory 1875, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). page:949.

13.

Ancestry Kelly's Directory of Suffolk 1879, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). page:1014.

14.

Ancestry Kelly's Directory of Suffolk 1888, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). page:1161.

15.

Ancestry Kelly's Directory of Suffolk 1892, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). page:1253.

16.

Ancestry Kelly's Directory of Suffolk 1896, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). page:344.

17.

Ancestry Kelly's Directory of Suffolk 1900, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). page:356.

18.

Ancestry White's Directory of Suffolk 1892, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk). page:724.

19.

Jane Catherine Elizabeth Finbow personal communication. letter. Cit. Date: 22 May 1999.

20.

Census 1861, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG09 piece:1145 folio:164 page:2.

21.

Census 1871, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG10 piece:1732 folio:153 page:1.

22.

Ancestry White's Directory of Suffolk 1874, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).

23.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). Bury and Norwich Post 20th December 1881 page:7.

24.

Ibid. Bury and Norwich Post 24th January 1882 page:8.

25.

Ibid. Bury and Norwich Post 31st July 1883 page:4.

26.

Ibid. Bury and Norwich Post Tuesday 20 April 1886 page:7.

27.

Ibid. Bury and Norwich Post 17th February 1891 page:7.

28.

Neil Lanridge personal communication. email. Cit. Date: 28 March 2001.

29.

FindMyPast Newspaper article, ( on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). Bury and Norwich Post 27th October 1891 page:7.

30.

Ibid. Bury and Norwich Post Tuesday 5 April1892 page:5.

31.

Ibid. Bury and Norwich Post 11th December 1894 page:7.

32.

Ibid. Bury and Norwich Post 3rd December 1895 page:8.

33.

Ibid. Bury and Norwich Post Tuesday 6th June 1899 page:3.

34.

Ibid. Bury and Norwich Post 24th October 1899 page:8.

35.

Ibid. Bury and Norwich Post Tuesday 19th June 1900 page:8.

36.

England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Bosmere 1913 quarter:2 volume:4a page:928.

37.

Death Certificate. index:46. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.