After further thought, I think it's actually written ...off an (h)Edg(er)y (= hedgery), with an er abbreviation running through the descender of the letter y at the end.
Good one Bookbox. I don't think I would have figured that one out.
England: Archer, Bailey, Bates, Blower, Bosworth, Court, Hicklin, Orton, Palmer, Robbins, Sedgwick, Smith, Stevenson, Stone, Varnam, Wakelin, Walker
Canada: Archer, Walker, Spencer, Shepherd
South Africa: Risley