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Offline Olleyke

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Edwards of Durban
« on: Tuesday 17 October 17 19:59 BST (UK) »
Hello.

I'm looking into the Edwards family. They moved from the UK to Durban, South Africa sometime between 1901 and 1911.

Arthur Edwards, born 1873, and his wife, Charlotte born 1868 Bungay, Suffolk, and she died 31 May 1957 in Durban.

They had 4 children that I'm sure of.

Hubert Marston Edwards born 1895 in Bungay, Suffolk, who married Mary Florence Ridley in 1921.
Ivy Evelyn Edwards born 1899 in Brixton, London
Irene Edwards, born 1904, died 1984
Ethel Joyce Edwards, born 23 Jan 1911 in South Africa. She married Maurice Victor Schwegmann 31 May 1941 at St Thomas Church, Durban.
A distant relative has told us they had a son called Jack too but I am yet to find evidence of him.

If anyone can help fill in any gaps it would be much appreciated! I hope it all makes sense.

Thank you :)

Kirsty
BUCK - Horsham St Faiths
DERBYSHIRE - Lancashire, Leeds
DUFFIELD - Norwich, Taverham
EASTO - Bungay, Diss, Fressingfield, Norwich
HOLMES - Crostwick
JACOBS - Norwich, Tasburgh
LANDAMORE - Old Catton
MANN - Aylsham, Norwich
MURRELL - Norwich
OLLEY - Norwich, Fulham, Great Yarmouth, Hammersmith, Trimingham, Skeyton
PAINTER - Wigan
ROWE - Wigan
SMITH - Norwich
STOREY - SKEYTON
UNDERWOOD - Lancashire
YOUNGMAN - Norfolk

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Re: Edwards of Durban
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 October 17 19:39 BST (UK) »

Hi,

As they were living in Folkestone (Elham registration district) in 1901 I think this cold be a son who died,

Birth
Arthur EDWARDS    Mar Q 1902    Elham    2a  1079
mmn: MARSTON

Death
Arthur EDWARDS    Mar Q 1902    Elham    2a  864
Age:  0


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Daisy
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Re: Edwards of Durban
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 19 October 17 05:27 BST (UK) »
Here is the reference to Charlotte's Estate file in the PMB archives. Unfortunatelly the PMB files on-line end in 1950. You would need to either apply to the PMB archive for a copy or ask eggsa.org to go and copy it for you. The deceased estate death notice may contain a full list of her children - dependent on who filled it in - it would also possibly reference when Arthur died.

EDWARDS, CHARLOTTE. BORN IN ENGLAND. (BORN MARSTON). WIDOW. DECEASED ESTATE.
NAB MSCE_0_2047/1957_1
Start Date: 1957
End Date: 1961
Extent and medium:
Correspondence File
Source: MSCE
Reference: 2047/1957
Volume: 0
Part number: 1

Here is a link to a photograph of her tombstone
http://www.eggsa.org/library/main.php?g2_itemId=1729930
WARR, MAUCHAN, GOWANS,Guest,Whitcomb. Taute, Webb,Pascual

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Re: Edwards of Durban
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 19 October 17 08:08 BST (UK) »

Hi

Hubert Marston Edwards died in Natal in 1970 divorced from his wife Mary Florence Edwards born Ridley

They seem to have divorced in 1952

Ivy Evelyn  also died in Natal in 1962, married a Henry Paul Olivier who died in 1970 also in Natal, remarried to a Norah

Hope this helps with some of the gaps :D
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Re: Edwards of Durban
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 19 October 17 14:49 BST (UK) »
Hi guys.

Wow thank you all so so much for all this information! It definitely has filled in many gaps.
BUCK - Horsham St Faiths
DERBYSHIRE - Lancashire, Leeds
DUFFIELD - Norwich, Taverham
EASTO - Bungay, Diss, Fressingfield, Norwich
HOLMES - Crostwick
JACOBS - Norwich, Tasburgh
LANDAMORE - Old Catton
MANN - Aylsham, Norwich
MURRELL - Norwich
OLLEY - Norwich, Fulham, Great Yarmouth, Hammersmith, Trimingham, Skeyton
PAINTER - Wigan
ROWE - Wigan
SMITH - Norwich
STOREY - SKEYTON
UNDERWOOD - Lancashire
YOUNGMAN - Norfolk

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Re: Edwards of Durban
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 19 October 17 15:09 BST (UK) »

You're welcome. 

Unfortunately what's online at the moment for Natal doesn't go past 1950 so can't get a look at them.

Copies of the Death Notices for Hubert and Ivy can be ordered from www.eggsa.org.  They are usually very informative if filled in correctly.
Paylet, Pallatt, Morris (Russia, UK) Burke, Hillery, Page, Rumsey, Stevens, Tyne/Thynne(UK)  Landman, van Rooyen, Tyne, Stevens, Rumsey, Visagie, Nell (South Africa)

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Re: Edwards of Durban
« Reply #6 on: Friday 20 October 17 13:07 BST (UK) »

You're welcome. 

Unfortunately what's online at the moment for Natal doesn't go past 1950 so can't get a look at them.

Copies of the Death Notices for Hubert and Ivy can be ordered from www.eggsa.org.  They are usually very informative if filled in correctly.

Brilliant thank you.

I've just been sorting through some old photos and found a picture of a Jack Edwards and on the back it says 'youngest son of Charlotte Edwards nee Marston (South Africa). I've also found a tree that a distant relative has sent us. I believe Charlotte was her great aunt and she is in contact with quite a few of Charlotte's great great grandchildren.

On said tree she has listed more of their children;

- Olive (twin of Kathleen), who married Tommy Arter
- Kathleen (twin of Olive), who married Norman Morn
- Molly, who married Claude Bosomworth
- Jack, who married Hilda ?
- Natalie, who died an infant

Unfortunately there are no dates attached to them
BUCK - Horsham St Faiths
DERBYSHIRE - Lancashire, Leeds
DUFFIELD - Norwich, Taverham
EASTO - Bungay, Diss, Fressingfield, Norwich
HOLMES - Crostwick
JACOBS - Norwich, Tasburgh
LANDAMORE - Old Catton
MANN - Aylsham, Norwich
MURRELL - Norwich
OLLEY - Norwich, Fulham, Great Yarmouth, Hammersmith, Trimingham, Skeyton
PAINTER - Wigan
ROWE - Wigan
SMITH - Norwich
STOREY - SKEYTON
UNDERWOOD - Lancashire
YOUNGMAN - Norfolk

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Re: Edwards of Durban
« Reply #7 on: Friday 20 October 17 17:37 BST (UK) »
Hi,

So you can enjoy finding the children's marriages :) with images :) try searching here,

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2063749

I think I've found all the living children except Irene. Jack could have married Ellen Hilda Von Hirschberg, maybe she preferred Hilda to Ellen.

They don't show the parent's names but with the info you are sharing with a relative hopefully you will be able to confirm it.


Daisy
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Re: Edwards of Durban
« Reply #8 on: Friday 20 October 17 21:57 BST (UK) »
Hi Daisy

Thank you so much. I managed to find all of their marriages on Familysearch (was a little easier as they all lived at 41 Monmouth Road at time of their marriages) apart from Irene as she never married. I've just struggled to find deaths of a few.

I also found out that Mollies husband after her death got remarried to the well known tennis player Mary Heeley! :)

Thank you all so much for your help

Kirsty
BUCK - Horsham St Faiths
DERBYSHIRE - Lancashire, Leeds
DUFFIELD - Norwich, Taverham
EASTO - Bungay, Diss, Fressingfield, Norwich
HOLMES - Crostwick
JACOBS - Norwich, Tasburgh
LANDAMORE - Old Catton
MANN - Aylsham, Norwich
MURRELL - Norwich
OLLEY - Norwich, Fulham, Great Yarmouth, Hammersmith, Trimingham, Skeyton
PAINTER - Wigan
ROWE - Wigan
SMITH - Norwich
STOREY - SKEYTON
UNDERWOOD - Lancashire
YOUNGMAN - Norfolk