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Charles Edwards, Edward Edwards, Frederick Edwards, James Edwards, John Edwards,
Thomas and Caroline Edwards, Thomas and Mary Edwards,
Thomas Parker Edwards, William Edwards, William John Edwards, William Samuel Edwards,

Alice Edwards wed 1861 to Charles Lund
Ann Edwards wed 1861 to James Walker
Dora Edwards wed 1915 to Vivian Chas Somerville
Elizabeth Edwards wed 1874 to Joseph Northey
Elizth May Vict Edwards wed c1911 to Charles Edward Harper Shoor Schmedje
Emma Jame Edwards wed 1893 to Frederick Chas Wm Rose
Harry Edwards wed 1868 at St Arnaud to Evelyna Crowhurst
James Francis Edwards wed 1874 to Mary Roughead
James Hobart Edwards wed 1887 to Harriet Eva Eliz Greaves
Johanna Edwards wed 1858 to Matthias Popple
Johanna Edwards came c1856 with William Trembath
John Edwards wed 1866 to Hannah Snow nee Graham
John Edwards wed 1876 to Louisa Lovelock Verey
Lena Edwards wed 1908 to Thomas James Schmedje
Mary Anne Edwards wed 1862 to Lawrence Cunningham
Mary Jane Edwards wed 1889 to Amos Hinchcliffe
Mildred Hannah Edwards wed 1878 to George Henry Clark/ Clarke
Robert William Edwards wed 1879 to Catherine Fernando nee Lindsay
Sarah Ellen Skinner nee Edwards wed 1882 to Edward Howells
Thomas Edwards wed 1902 to Mary Ann Conduit
William Henry Edwards wed 1888 to Ellen Glew
William J Edwards wed 1884 to Mary Ann Mongan

Charles Edwards

Charles Edwards wed 1863 #212 to Ellen Harvey and lived at Richmond
6 Children 1. Charles William Edwards 1864 #4731
2. Mary Ada Edwards 1866 #10589
3. Ellen Edith Edwards 1868 #18958
4. Sarah Jane Edwards 1871 #4871
5. Arthur Leaburne Edwards 1873 #11957
6. Alice Florence Edwards 1875 #25298
Alice Florence Edwards 1875 #25298 wed Henry Herbert Trinnick 1876 #15268 - 1963 #7295 aged 87,

Edward Edwards

Edward Edwards came c1854 with Gweny Morgan and gave Wales as his birthplace when son Gomer died aged 14 years. They lived at Geelong, moved to Tarnagulla about 1861
7 Children 1. Gomar Edwards 1855 #7987 lived 14 years
2. Mary Edwards c1857
3. Sarah Edwards 1859 #2865 lived 17 months
4. Thomas Morgan Edwards 1860 #21644
5. Alexander Edwards 1862 #10248
6. Sarah Edwards 1864 #10690 lived 6 months
7. John David Edwards 1865 #10627
Mary Edwards c1857 - 29 Nov 1930, wed c1893 to John Hopkins, 5 Children

Frederick Edwards

Frederick Edwards wed 1865 #797 to Mary Ann Gibson 1842 - 1885 #10618 aged 42, dau of Sarah Cochrane 1879 #6564 aged 74, dau Margaret and John Cochrane, and Robert Gibson 1806 - 1872 #3153 aged 65, son of Margaret Brown and Robert Gibson from Cavan? Ireland?
Frederick Edwards, widower with 6 living children, wed 1887 #6961 to Martha Jane Dosser nee Mcdougall widow with 6 living chn born in Upper Plenty, Whittlesea
9 children 1. Joshua John William Edwards 1866 #18361
2. Robert Edwards 1868 #26862
3. Matilda Jane Edwards 1871 #12865
4. Fredk Edwards 1873 #27711
5. Florance Ellen Edwards 1876 #12773 - 1876 #7528 lived 5 weeks
6. Sarah Ann Edwards 1877 #19277
7. Twin Charles Allan Edwards 1881 #13249 - 1881 #6193 lived 1 month
8. Twin Florence May Edwards 1881 #13250
9. Ellen Salome Teresa Edwards 1885 #22121 - 1886 #3931 lived 7 months

James Edwards

James Edwards wed 1865 #895 to Susan Martin and lived at Collingwood then at St Arnaud
5 Children 1. John James Martin Edwards 1865 #25163
2. Herbert Thomas Edwards 1868 #26606
3. Percival Ernest Edwards 1871 #5715
4. Evangeline Blanche Edwards 1873 #12938 - 1874 #3313 lived 1 year
5. Geraldine Edwards 1875 #12601 - 1875 #8952 lived 5 months
3. Herbert Thomas Edwards 1868 #23303 wed 1894 #5236 to Jemima Miriam Hearn 1867 #20483
5 Children 1. John Thornton Edwards 1895 #32839
2. Herbert Jas Edwards 1897 #6609
3. Ada Edwards 1898 #6670
4. Emma Edwards 1900 #22356
5. Geo Hearn Edwards 1902 #13951

John Edwards

John Edwards came from SA in 1860 with Jane Jones
3 Children 1. Thomas Henry Edwards 1855 - 1872 #4891 aged 17 years
2. Jane Anne Edwards 1859 - 1877 #5757 aged 18 years
3. Sarah Ellen Edwards 1860 #13035
Sarah Ellen Edwards 1860 #13035 wed 1878 #3751 to Alexander Skinner

Thomas and Caroline Edwards


From on Saturday, 4 February 2012
Dear Elizabeth, Your entry for Thomas Edwards and Caroline Burden lists their five children.
Actually, they had seven children. Two that are not listed on your site - Emma Eliza Edwards 1854-1877 (death #7029) and Thomas Edwards 1855-1935. Their births were not registered.
I knew about Thomas because he is my great grandfather and he is mentioned in his father's will, but I only learned about Emma Eliza when I read Thomas Edwards senior's will. He was at great lengths to ensure that the family's Hapsburg piano went to Emma's daughter, Eliza Murphy, who must have shown some musical aptitude as a child and went on to become a music teacher in Bacchus Marsh.
Regards, Bronwyn Higgs


Caroline Burden aged 26 came Jan 1853 on the Stebonheath at the Port Of Geelong on 19 January 1853 a ship, 1014 tons, Master - John Sergeant, from London. Passengers - Cabin, six, and three hundred and sixty-four Government immigrants.

Thomas Edwards wed 1853 #578 to Caroline Burden and lived at Bacchus Marsh then at Parwan Creek
7 children 1. Emma Eliza Edwards 1854-1877 #7029
2. Thomas Edwards 1855 - 1935
3. George Edwards 1858 #6176 - 1863 #7704 lived 5 years
4. George Edwards 1860 #7398
5. Charles Edwards 1862 #6031
6. Ruth Edwards 1864 #6347
7. Alfred Ernest Edwards 1866 #6003
1. Emma Eliza Edwards 1854-1877 #7029 aged 23, wed 1874 ##6 to Patrick Murphy from Manchester, and lived at Bacchus Marsh
2 children 1. Thomas Oscar Murphy 1875 #181
2. Emma Eliza Murphy 1877 #12760
5. Charles Edwards 1862 #6031 wed 1887 #3270 to Margaret Low 1862 #189 and lived at Bacchus Marsh
8 children 1. Mary Carol Edwards 1888 #227
2. Emma Eliza Edwards 1889 #282
3. Marion Agnes Edwards 1891 #8572
4. Margt Edwards 1892 #376 lived 3 days
5. Raymond Thomas Edwards 1893 #349
6. Alfd Edwards 1894 #26022 lived 1 day
7. Mabel Lillian Edwards 1896 #8340
8. Fred Chas Hugh Edwards 1898 #23662

Thomas Parker Edwards

Assisted British Immigrants - Phoebe Edwards aged 21 came March 1853 on the Hope
Phoebe Edwards wed 1858 #3587 to John Garside, they buried all 6 children, aged from 5 months to 5 years

Thomas Parker Edwards 25 came June 1854 on the Lord Stanley as Assisted British Immigrants with Margaret Upton 26, Mary 3 and Phoebe 1, and settled at Miners Rest

7 Children 1. Mary Edwards 1850
2. Phoebe Jane Edwards 1852
3. James Arnold Edwards 1855 #7272
4. Alice Edwards 1857 #14562
5. Winnifred Edwards 1859 #7535
6. William Nicolas Edwards 1863 #3768
7. Elizabeth Maud M Edwards 1865 #4054
8. Albert Ernest Edwards 1867 #9960
1. Phoebe Jane Edwards 1852 wed 1881 #4682 to Richard Hain
3. Alice May Edwards of Miners Rest wed 1878 #3496 to James Pollock born in Ayreshire, and lived at Miners Rest
3 Children 1. Maggie May Pollock 1879 #17879
2. Pearcy Wm Pollock 1880 #17404
3. Mervyn Esbert Pollock 1883 #18231

Thomas and Mary Edwards

Gilbart


Just found your Edwards family on your excellent website and it is very interesting.
I noticed it included Mary Gilbart Edwards, the sister of my gggrandmother Elizabeth Gilbart of St Erth, wed 31 Aug 1826 to Edmund Huthnance in Gwinear, Gornwall. Elizabeth did not appear to go to Victoria although one of her sons, William Henry Huthnance did. However another sister, Sarah, was the wife of Rev Francis Tuckfield of Geelong. There were almost certainly other Gilbarts who came here as my great aunt mentions them in some of her letters.
Mary Kernebone sent on Sat, 2 Mar 2002, email to her bounced 15 Aug 2009
From Gilbart
. 2 John GILBART b: March 31, 1760 b in Phillack, Cornwall, England d: February 15, 1837 d in St. Erth, Cornwall, England
.... +Elizabeth HUTHNANCE b: Abt. 1768 b in Gwinear, Cornwall, England c: August 6, 1774 c in Gwinear, Cornwall, England d: July 5, 1837 d in St. Erth, Cornwall, England m: January 3, 1798 m in Gwinnear , Cornwall, England ....
3 Mary GILBART b: Abt. February 1805 b in St. Erth, Cornwall, England c: June 3, 1805 c in Parish Church, St. Erth, Cornwall, England d: August 11, 1867 d in Bungaree, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
....... +Thomas EDWARDS b: Abt. May 1794 b in Towednack, Cornwall, England d: January 7, 1871 d in Bungaree, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia m: March 14, 1826 m in Parish Church, St. Erth, Cornwall, England
.... 3 Francis GILBART b: March 2, 1807 b in St. Erth, Cornwall, England c: October 31, 1807 c in Wesleyan Helston Circuit, Cornwall, England d: Unknown d in England
....... +Elizabeth JILBART b: Unknown b in St. Erth, Cornwall, England ? d: Unknown d in England m: Unknown m in England
.... 3 Sarah (Twin) GILBART b: July 22, 1808 b in St. Erth, Cornwall, England c: October 1, 1808 c in Wesleyan Helston Circuit, Cornwall, England d: June 6, 1854 d in West Matiland, New South Wales, Australia
....... +Francis TUCKFIELD b: May 10, 1808 b in Germoe, Cornwall, England c: March 20, 1814 c in Parish Church, St. Erth, Cornwall, England d: October 21, 1865 d in South Portland, Victoria, Australia m: October 13, 1837 m in Parish Church, St. Erth, Cornwall, England
....
Edmund Huthnance wed 31 AUG 1826 to Elizabeth Gilbart in Gwinear, Cornwall, England, children include
Elizabeth Gilbert Huthnance 16 Jun 1827
Thomas Huthnance 12 Mar 1834
Charles Westley Huthnance 04 Apr 1839 all christened at Gwinear, Cornwall, England
William Henry Huthnance came 1852 on the James Carson and wed 1856 #926 to Grace May and had 11 chn

Thomas Edwards, 1795 - 1871, born at St Ives, Cornwall, left Plymouth 21 Sep 1848 and arrived 31 JAN 1849 at Port Phillip on the Lysander with Mary Gilbart, 1806 - 1867 and their 8 children. This vessel was later a notorious penal hulk moored off Williamstown.

8 Children 1. Thomas Edwards 1827 - 1908 died at Charlton aged 83
2. John Gilbart Edwards 1827 - 1912 died at Geelong aged 83
3. Elizabeth Edwards 1831 not traced
4. James Edwards 1834 - 1916 died at Charlton aged 81
5. Mary Ninnis Edwards 1837 - 1922 aged 85, wed 1863 to Mureil Moden 1836 - 1897, son of Sarah Laton and Edward Moden, no children registered.
6. William Edwards 1839 not traced
7. Benjamin Edwards 1844 not traced
8. Francis Gilbart Edwards 1848 - 29 Mar 1913 aged 65 born at St Erth, Cornwall
8. Francis Gilbart Edwards 21 Jan 1848 - 1913 wed 1870 to Caroline Ralph 10 May 1850 - 24 Jul 1896 born in Cornwall,
9 Children 1. Edith Caroline Edwards 1871 - 1945 aged 75, wed Dawson
2. Lucy Gilbart Edwards 1873 #21925 wed John Robert Baker
3. Helena Mary Frances Edwards 1876 - 1950 did not marry
4. Annie Tuckfield Edwards 1879 died at Brighton 1906 aged 27
5. Elizabeth Christina Edwards born 7 July 1881 in Gladstone South Australia
6. Ethel Augusta Edwards 1884 - 1963 aged 78,
7. Arnold Leslie Edwards 1886 - 1894, died at Elsternwick aged 8 years
8. Benjamin Gilbart Edwards 1887 lived 10 months
9. Ernest Francis Gilbart Edwards 1891 - 1901, lived 10 years
2. Lucy Gilbart Edwards 1873 - 17 Jan 1909, wed 1896 #6729 to John Robert Baker 1875 - 1909 aged 34, 5 Children including Gladys
3. Gladys Victoria Baker14 Feb 1901 wed 26 Oct 1929 to Eric Lempier Kerrison 7 Apr 1902 - c1994
6. Ethel Augusta Edwards 1884 - 1963 aged 78, wed 1 August 1911 to James McCorkell 1883 #3803 - 24 March 1960, twin son of William McCorkell b:1/4/1838 Donegal and d:8/9/1899 at Macedon, and Martha Hart b: 1844 Sidmouth, Devon, UK d:19/1/1920 at 334 Toorak Road Melbourne.

William Edwards

Marriages Jun 1851 - William Hughes Edwards and Amelia Adelaide Green at Solihull Vol 16 Page 604. The district Solihull spans the boundaries of the counties of Warwickshire and West Midlands
Births Dec 1853 - Ida Louisa Edwards in Lambeth Vol 1d page 262 (only child called Ida Edwards 1851 - 54)

The Morning Star came Dec 1857 with William Townsend Edwards 23, John Edwards 27, Mary Ann Edwards 23, William Edwards 27 and Amelia Edwards 26.
Children are Ida 5, Amelia 3, Charles 2 and William infant
Assume all children belong to Amelia, although there is a couple, Mary Ann Robinson and John Edwards who had two cildren Elizabeth Ann 1856 - 1858 and John 1857 lived 3 weeks, and probably were parents of Charles.

William Edwards came Dec 1857 on the Morning Star with Amelia Adelaide Green and lived at Chiltern then at Williamstown

10 Children 1. Ida Edwards 5 1852
2. Amelia Edwards 3 1854
3. Charles Edwards 2 1855
4. William Edwards infant 1856
5. Arthur Edwards 1860 #3277 - 1860 #2316 lived 7 weeks
6. Ralph Edwards 1862 #14504
7. Richard Edwards 1864 #5920
8. Mary Calcot Edwards 1866 #12033
9. Alberta Edwards 1870 #12612
10. Hilda Edwards 1874 #20056
3. Richard Edwards 1884 #5920 wed 1881 #4210 to Maria Pelinn/Paulina Benjamin

William John Edwards

William John Edwards 1840 (both aged 35 when wed) wed 14-Sep 1875 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia to Elizabeth Ellen Ibbotson 17 May 1840 - before 6 Apr 1907, Hobart, Tasmania,
5 Children 1. Arthur William Thomas Edwards 1875 wed 1899 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia to Louisa Jane Wale
2. Percival John Leslie Edwards 1877
3. Reginald Eugene Edward Edwards 1880
4. Madalene Gertrude M Edwards 1882
5. Cecil Chester Edwards 1885 Arthur William Thomas Edwards wed 1899 in Tas to Louisa Jane Wale

William Samuel Edwards

William Samuel Edwards Birth: 23 Oct 1845 Christening: 09 Nov 1845 at Saint Leonards, Shoreditch, London, England, Father: Alfred Edwards, Mother: Sarah

William Samuel Edwards from Essex wed 1875 #1438 to Catherine Malcolm 1855 #11353 born at Hamilton, and lived at Sandridge

8 children 1. Percy Malcolm Edwards 1876 #1651
2. Ada Emily Edwards 1877 #11574
3. Herbert William Edwards 1879 #1668
4. Geo Archibald Edwards 1880 #11668
5. Annie May Edwards 1882 #5351
6. Ernest Arthur Edwards 1884 #19490
7. Walter Alan Edwards 1886 #13014
8. Harold Claude Edwards 1888 #8083
4. Geo Archd Edwards 1880 #11668 born at Sandridge, wed 1907 #7405 to Theolinda Basan 1875 #715, and lived at Armadale
4 Children 1. Leila Basan Edwards 1909 - 1944
2. Leslie Basan Edwards 1910 #90
3. Twin Berylin Basan Edwards 1912 #85
4. Twin Phyllis Basan Edwards 1912 #86

From on Sun, 26 Dec 2004

G'day from Canberra...
I seem to have a faint connection to Catherine Malcolm and William Samuel Edwards, as I read your web site.
I'll paste some detail below, but the connection I have is via the Middleton clan, down there in #3.
There is a Percy Malcolm Edwards, (DSO, Lt Col) in the nominal roll for WWI. I wonder if that was him?
Cheers
Paul Blair

Descendants of Catherine Malcolm

Generation No. 1

Catherine Malcolm was born 1855 in Hamilton Vic. She married William Samuel Edwards 1875 in Victoria. He was born 1847 in Essex England, and died 1918 in East Malvern Vic.
Children of Catherine Malcolm and William Edwards are:
1. Percy Malcolm Edwards, b. 1876, Collingwood Vic; m. 1901 to Elena Danson, Victoria; b. South Australia.
2. Ada Emily Edwards, b. 1877, Sandridge Vic.
3. Herbert William Edwards, b. 1879, Collingwood Vic; d. 1966, Melbourne Vic.
4. George Archibald Edwards, b. 1880, Port Melbourne Vic; d. 1954, Caulfield Vic.
5. Annie May Edwards, b. 1882, Port Melbourne Vic.
6. Ernest Arthur Edwards, b. 1884, Melbourne Vic; d. 1966, Balwyn Vic
7. Walter Alan Edwards, b. 1886, Prahran Vic; d. 1955, Elwood Vic.
8. Harold Claude Edwards, b. 28 Mar 1888, Armadale Vic.

Generation No. 2

4. George Archibald Edwards (Catherine Malcolm) was born 1880 in Port Melbourne Vic, and died 1954 in Caulfield Vic. He married Theolinda Basan 1907 in Victoria. She was born 25 Oct 1874 in Berwick Vic, and died 1974 in Caulfield Vic.
Children of George Edwards and Theolinda Basan are:
4.1 Leila Basan Edwards, b. 1909; d. 1944, Caulfield Vic.
4.2 Leslie Basan Edwards, b. 1910, Armadale Vic.
4.3 Berylin Basan Edwards, b. 1912, Armadale Vic; m. Keith Mckenzie, 1938, Victoria.
4.4 Phyllis Basan Edwards, b. 1912, Armadale Vic; d. 1951, South Caulfield Vic.

5. Annie May Edwards (Catherine Malcolm) was born 1882 in Port Melbourne Vic. She married Arthur William Middleton 1907 in Victoria, son of Bell Middleton and Jeanette Dallimore. He was born 1876 in Geelong Vic, and died 1945 in North Sydney NSW.
Child of Annie Edwards and Arthur Middleton is:
i. Malcolm Middleton, b. 15 Aug 1909, Malvern Vic.

7. Walter Alan Edwards (Catherine Malcolm) was born 1886 in Prahran Vic, and died 1955 in Elwood Vic. He married Nellie Maie Lord 1914 in Victoria. She was born 1889 in West Melbourne Vic, and died 1977 in Caulfield Vic.
Children of Walter Edwards and Nellie Lord are:
7.1 Kathleen Ivy Edwards, b. 1916, Armadale Vic.
7.2 Alan Bartlett Edwards, b. 15 Feb 1920, Prahran Vic.
7.3 Malcolm Robert Edwards, b. 1926; d. 1969, Elwood Vic.

Found by Paul Blair -
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Wednesday 15 November 1950, Page 9, two photographs of ladies faces. Text - Right: The former Miss Olive Mabel Horsfall, who was married to Mr Alan Bartlett Edwards in St Andrews Brighton. The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 1 July 1952, Promotions in the Navy, Lieutenant (SP) to Lieutenant-commander (SP): Alan Bartlett Edwards, Melbourne.

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