EDWARDS FAMILY STORY
1. Thomas EDWARDS, born c1775, married Sarah WALL on 23
December 1795 at Pirton, Worcestershire.
2 i Joseph EDWARDS
ii Samuel EDWARDS, baptised 23 May
2. Joseph EDWARDS,
born 1796, baptised 5 February 1797, Pirton. He married Sarah FOWLES, baptised May
30, 1802, Powick (daughter of Joseph FOWLES, labourer,
They married on 29 August 1822, at Powick. Between 1841 and 1861 they were living at Deadfields, Powick.
They were living with son Joseph and his family in 1871. He was a labourer. Sarah died in 1884 and was buried at
Powick on 3 February 1884, aged 82.
3 i Mary Anne EDWARDS
4 ii John
iii Elizabeth EDWARDS, baptised
privately on 1 March 1827
at Powick. Buried 20 May 1833,
aged 6, at St Peter's Church, Powick.
5 iv Thomas
v Anne EDWARDS, baptised 27 May 1832 at
vi William EDWARDS, baptised 18 March 1835 at
Powick. He died 1 day later.
Buried St Peter's
Church, Powick 22 March 1835.
vii William EDWARDS
viii Sarah EDWARDS, baptised 26 January 1840 at
7 ix Charles EDWARDS
8 x Joseph
9 xi Eliza EDWARDS
3. Mary Anne EDWARDS, baptised 18 July 1823
at Powick. She married James UNDERHILL, a labourer (son
of William UNDERHILL, labourer) on 26 February 1850. In
1851 they were living with Mary Anne's father at
Anne UNDERHILL, baptised 4 July 1852, Powick
iii Elizabeth UNDERHILL, baptised 21
November 1854, Powick
11 iv Thomas
v Joseph UNDERHILL, baptised 9 June 1863, Powick
vi Mary Ann UNDERHILL, baptised 22 December
1867, Powick. In 1881 she was visiting her aunt and
uncle, John and Ann LAURENCE at Woodsfield, Powick.
EDWARDS, baptised 26 December 1824 at Powick. In 1841 he
was employed as a servant at Bransford Court, Powick. He
later became a
farm labourer. He married Helen (Ellen) UNDERHILL, born
1833 (daughter of William UNDERHILL, labourer) on 5
April 1852. In 1881 they
were living at Old Hills, Powick. She died in 1909, aged
75, and was buried at Powick on 4 April 1909. He died at
the Workhouse, Upton-on-Severn, aged 90, and was buried
in Powick on 3 March 1915.
12 i Jane
ii Elizabeth EDWARDS, baptised 2 December
1855 at Powick
iii William EDWARDS, baptised 7 November
1858 at Powick
iv Aaron EDWARDS, baptised 6 July 1862 at
v Joseph EDWARDS, baptised 2 April 1865
at Powick, a farm labourer
vi George Henry EDWARDS, baptised 25 October
1868 at Powick, a farm labourer
vii (John) Albert EDWARDS, baptised 8
October 1871 at Powick
viii Arthur EDWARDS, baptised 5 September
1875 at Powick. He died in 1877 and was buried on 31
July 1877 at Powick, aged 1 year 10 months.
ix Amy Eliza EDWARDS, baptised 7 October
1877 at Powick
x Ann EDWARDS, born 1879
xi Alice Martha EDWARDS, born 1881. She
married Albert James HANDY, born 1877, a baker, of
Pensax (son of James HANDY, labourer) on 24 August 1901.
Thomas EDWARDS, baptised 4 March 1830 at Powick, married
Jane UNDERHILL, born 1829 (daughter of Thomas UNDERHILL,
labourer) on 30 October 1851 at Powick. He was an agricultural labourer. In
they were living at Quab Lane, Powick. Thomas died that
same year and was buried at Powick on 25 May 1881. Jane
EDWARDS later remarried - to William MORGAN, widower,
born 1831, a shoemaker (son of John MORGAN, farmer) on
21 September 1891. In 1901 the widowed Jane MORGAN was
staying with her daughter, Susan BRIDGES (see below).
EDWARDS, baptised 5 January 1853 at Powick. She was
buried at Powick on 9 January 1853, aged 2 days.
ii William EDWARDS, baptised 2 April 1854 at Powick,
an agricultural labourer
iii Louisa EDWARDS, baptised 7 October 1855 at
iv Herbert EDWARDS, baptised 1 November 1857 at
Powick, an agricultural labourer. He never married; he died in 1914 and
was buried at Powick on 14 May 1914, aged 57 years.
v Mary Anne EDWARDS, baptised 5 August 1860
13 vi Gertrude EDWARDS
vii Sarah Jane EDWARDS, baptised 25 August
1867 at Powick
14 viii Jessie EDWARDS
15 ix Susan EDWARDS
William EDWARDS, baptised 9 July 1837 at
Powick. He was an agricultural labourer (cattle man -
1901) who married Mary Anne _______, a gloveress, born
Bosbury. In 1861 they were living at Beauchamp Lane,
Powick; in 1871 at 2 Link Cottages, Great Malvern. Mary
Anne died in Dec Q 1875 (ref: Upton 6c 189). William
remarried - to Elizabeth ______ , born 1857, in
Gloucester in March Q 1878 (ref: 6a 365). In 1881 the
family was living at The Birches, Cradley - they then
moved to Droitwich Road, Hartlebury (1891) and Newland
Road, Salwarpe (1901).
i Edith Annie EDWARDS, born Sep Q
1860, Leigh (ref: Martley 6c 273)
ii Amy EDWARDS, born Dec Q 1862, Powick
(ref: Upton 6c 309). She was a waiter (1881)
iii George EDWARDS, born 1864, Powick. He
became an agricultural labourer, still unmarried and
living at home and working as a cattle man (1901).
Children of 2nd marriage:
i Ellen EDWARDS, born 1878, Cradley or
Malvern. The 1901 census notes that she was an 'imbecile
ii Charles EDWARDS, born 1880, Cradley or
iii Jane EDWARDS, born 1882, Droitwich
iv Ada EDWARDS, born 1884, Droitwich
v Sarah EDWARDS, born 1886, Hartlebury
vi Alice EDWARDS, born Sep Q 1888,
Hartlebury (ref: Martley 6c 244)
vii (John) Herbert EDWARDS, born March Q
1893, Hartlebury (ref: Martley 6c 283)
viii Hilda EDWARDS, born 1898, Ombersley
7. Charles EDWARDS, baptised 14 August 1842 at
(1) Hannah LISSIMAN in 1869 (ref June Q 1869,
Upton 6c 405). She died in 1877, aged 35 (ref Sep Q
1877, Upton 6c 157)
BEARD (born Matching, Essex) in 1878 (ref Sep Q 1878
Upton 6c 400)
was a nursery gardener. In 1881 they were living at
Kings End Cottage, Powick.
Charles died in 1911
and was buried on 20 September 1911 at Powick, aged 69
Children of 1st marriage:
16 i Walter EDWARDS
Children of 2nd marriage:
Kate EDWARDS, baptised 12 June 1879 at Powick
Joseph EDWARDS, baptised 2 February 1845 in Powick,
married Louisa BENBOW in 1864 (ref Dec Q 1864, Upton 6c
497). He became a nursery gardener. in 1881
and 1891 they were living at Deadfields, Powick. He died
at Deadfields, Bastonford, Powick in 1923 and was buried
at Powick on 25 August 1923, aged 78. Louisa died at 218
Mary Street, Balsall Heath, in 1928 and was buried at
Powick on 10 October 1928, aged 87.
(Charles) William EDWARDS, baptised 23 December
1866, a nurseryman
17 ii Joseph EDWARDS
18 iii Philip EDWARDS
iv Alfred Thomas EDWARDS, baptised 8 August
1873. He died at Deadfields, Powick in 1947 and was
Powick on 20 January 1947, aged 74.
John EDWARDS, baptised 4 December 1881 at Powick
Eliza EDWARDS, baptised 5 December 1847
at Powick. She was a gloveress who married William Henry
BROOKS, aged 23, a labourer, on 4 July 1870. He was the
stepson of William HOLLIDAY, labourer. In 1881 the
family was living at Bastonford, Powick.
i Sarah A BROOKS, born 1872, Martin
ii Joseph BROOKS, born 1873, Powick
iii Charles BROOKS, born 1874/5, Powick
iv Ada M BROOKS, born 1878, Powick
v Elizabeth BROOKS, born 1880, Powick
William UNDERHILL, baptised 5 May 1851, Powick.
He was an agricultural labourer. In 1881 the family was living at Pole Elm,
Powick. Emily died before 1901 when William UNDERHILL is
listed at 58 Nicholas Street, Mile End Old Town, London,
a brewers carman, married to his second wife, Hannah.
(1) Emily ___________
(2) Hannah ___________ (born Shotley, Suffolk)
Children of 1st marriage:
born 1868, Powick
ii Mary UNDERHILL, born 1873, Powick
iii George UNDERHILL, born 1875, Powick
iv Susan UNDERHILL, born 1876, Powick (ref
March Q 1876, Upton 6c 379)
v James UNDERHILL, born 1877, Powick
vi Fanny UNDERHILL, born 1878, Powick (ref
Dec Q 1878, Upton 6c 346)
11. Thomas UNDERHILL, baptised 7 July 1861, Powick.
He married Harriett GREGORY (daughter of Thomas GREGORY,
farm house labourer). In 1901 the family was living at
Kings Lane, Snitterfield, Warwickshire where he was a
farm house carter.
born 1893, Bishops Bromyard, Northamptonshire
ii Beatrice Mary UNDERHILL, born
June Q 1894, Cradley, Worcestershire (ref: Bromyard 6a
Lily Ellen E UNDERHILL, born 1896, Porters Mill,
iv Phyllis Bertha UNDERHILL, born
June Q 1897 (ref: Alcester 6d 682a), Astwood Bank,
v Dorothy C UNDERHILL, born 1900,
12. Jane Elizabeth EDWARDS, baptised 3 April 1853 at
Powick. She married William WHITE, born 1846, a labourer
(son of James WHITE, labourer) on 22 July 1873. In 1901
the family lived at Quabb Lane, Powick, at which time
William is listed as a waggoner on the farm.
Susan WHITE, born June Q 1888, Powick (ref: Upton 6c
Gertrude EDWARDS, baptised 5
February 1865 at Powick. She married, aged 19, on 22
December 1883 at Powick. Her husband was John LUTY,
(born 7 June 1862, baptised 13 July 1862), a milk
hawker, later moulder (son of Daniel LUTY, labourer and brickmaker).
They met while working in Batley, Yorkshire where
Gertrude was in service and John was living with his
at Somers Cottage, Alexandra Road, Malvern Link in 1933
and was buried at Powick on 8 April 1933, aged 70. In
his career he was also a chimney sweep and attendant at
Powick Lunatic Asylum. She died in 1939 at 32 Vauxhall
Street, Worcester and was buried at Powick on 14 January
1939 aged 75.
Percy Thomas LUTY, baptised 1 March 1885, Powick (ref:
Upton 6c 331). He married in Solihull in June Q 1910
(ref: Solihull 6d 911)
19 ii Bernard Alfred LUTY
iii Jessie Selina LUTY, baptised 2 September 1888,
Powick (ref: Upton 6c 290). She married Herbert J
LAMBERT in June Q 1915 (ref: Upton 6c 424).
iv Hilda Jane LUTY, baptised 4 May 1890, Powick
(ref: Upton 6c 315).
v John Willie LUTY, baptised 6 December 1891,
Powick (ref: Upton 6c 314).
vi Gertrude LUTY, baptised 5 November 1893,
Powick (ref: Sep Q 1893, Upton 6c 303)
vii Cecil LUTY, baptised 6 October 1895,
Powick (ref: Sep Q 1895, Upton 6c 296)
viii Dorothy Beryl LUTY, baptised 1 May 1898,
Powick (ref: Upton 6c 303)
ix Annie Muriel LUTY, baptised 7 January 1900,
Powick (ref: Dec Q 1899, Upton 6c 316)
20 x Edgar Clarence LUTY
14. Jessie EDWARDS, baptised 6 June 1869 at
Powick. In 1891 she was a housemaid for the DAWSON
family at The Laurels, Leigh Sinton Road, Malvern Link. She married, aged 22, on 24 August 1891.
Her husband was William John IERSTON, aged 23, a
signalman of St Mark's, Birmingham (son of Thomas
IERSTON, tobacconist). By 1901 he had changed career
direction and was a confectioner working for himself
from home; the family was living at 191 Windmill Lane,
William Thomas IERSTON, born 1893, Birmingham
ii Lena Ellen IERSTON, born 1896, Birmingham
iii Maud IERSTON, born 1893, Stourbridge
15. Susan EDWARDS, baptised 28 April 1872 at
Powick. In 1891 she was a
housemaid for the LAKIN family at Link End, Great
Malvern. She married, aged 22, on 20 August 1894. Her
husband was William Charles BRIDGES, born 1868, a
gardener. In 1901 they were living at Quabb Lane, Powick.
(William Thomas) Thornton BRIDGES, baptised 2 June 1895,
ii (Edith) Olive BRIDGES, baptised 2 August 1896,
iii Violet Elsie BRIDGES, baptised 4 June 1899,
16. Walter EDWARDS, born 1871. He married
Harriet Maria HAWKINS, born Kingston, Herts. in June
quarter 1898 (ref: Berkhampstead 3a 1173). In 1901 he
was the schoolmaster and she was the schoolmistress at
EDWARDS, born Dennington 1900
Joseph EDWARDS, a journeyman baker, baptised 13 December
1868 at Powick, married Edith May PRICE, born 14 July
1877, on 17 May 1896 at The Countess of Huntingdon's
Chapel, Malvern. In 1900, when the family was in
Birmingham, Joseph was employed as a groom (not
domestic). In 1901 the family was lodging with the
family of Eli Meek at 1 Fairlea Terrace, Newtown Road,
Malvern. Edith died in 1952.
i Sidney Valentine
EDWARDS, born 11 February 1900 at 32 Eton Road, Balsall
ii Gertrude May Millinda
Edith married (2) Stephen Thomas COLEMAN, a journeyman
Children of Edith's 2nd marriage:
ii Edith Phyllis Jane COLEMAN
iii Arthur COLEMAN
18. Philip EDWARDS, baptised 6 August
1871, married Sarah
________, born 1873/4 Sedgeley, near Dudley. He was a
cabman at a riding stables. In 1901 they lived at 10
Turner Street, Bordesley, Birmingham.
EDWARDS, born Balsall Heath 1895/6
Alfred LUTY, born Sep Q 1886 (ref: Upton 6c 313). He
married Annie MARTIN, born 1892.
i Alfred Antony LUTY, born 17
November 1920, married Freda GOLDING. He died, aged
74, in March 1995.
ii John Edgar LUTY, born 1922,
married Dorothy Mary LEA
iii Cuthbert James LUTY, born
1923, married Carol HANNAH
25 iv Thomas Percy LUTY
v Olive LUTY, born 1930, married
Clarence LUTY, born 1901. He married Lillian M HYDE.
i Joyce LUTY
ii June LUTY
iii Hazel LUTY
iv Derrick Edgar LUTY, born 7 November
1936; died, aged 65, in June 2002.
Gertrude May Millinda EDWARDS, born 4 June 1903 at 1
Brompton Villas, Link Top, Great Malvern. She married
Edward John ELSE,
born 25 January 1895, on 29 January 1929 at the Register
Office, Birmingham. He died in April 1978. She died on 4
i Dorothy ELSE, buried 15 May 1933 at Yardley
ii Audrey ELSE, buried 30 July 1938 at Yardley
iii Edward John ELSE
Ivy Winifred COLEMAN,
born 5 January 1911 (ref: March Q 1911, Aston 6d 201), married
John William (known as Jack) JAMES, born 7 April 1908,
in Sep Q 1932 (ref: Birmingham S. 6d 749). She married
in a joint wedding with her sister, Edith. Ivy and Jack
lived at Weoley Castle. Jack died in Birmingham, aged
80, in April 1988; Ivy died in Birmingham in January
1989, aged 78.
ii Patricia A JAMES, born Sep Q 1939
(ref: Birmingham 6d 759)
iii ________ JAMES
Jane COLEMAN, born 18 July 1912 at 2 Back 18 Arthur
Birmingham. She married Thomas William G PENZER, born 19
June 1908, in Sep Q 1932 (ref: Birmingham S. 6d 749).
Thomas died in Birmingham, aged 78, in June 1986.
Brian Thomas PENZER, born 23 July 1933 (ref: Sep Q 1933, Birmingham 6d 585).
He died in Birmingham, in May 1996, aged 62.
ii Colin PENZER, born June Q 1936
(ref: Birmingham 6d 700)
Arthur COLEMAN, born 1 December 1914, baptised Christ Church, Sparkbrook, Birmingham on 23 December 1914.
(2) Doreen AUSTIN
Children of 2nd marriage:
i Karen COLEMAN, born Sep Q 1959 (ref:
Birmingham 9c 562)
Arthur died in Birmingham, aged 63, in March Q 1978
(ref: Birmingham 32 1720)
Thomas Percy LUTY, born 1926, married Mary BLACKBURN.
i John LUTY
Edward John ELSE, born 5 April 1938, married
Valerie Irene GREEN, born 11
June 1942, on 16 March 1963, Stratford Road
Baptist Church, Birmingham. He is a retired sales
manager in the packaging industry; she is a retired
teacher and lecturer.
Stewart Mark ELSE, born 31 October 1966, Sorrento
Maternity Hospital, Birmingham.
ii Joanne Clare ELSE, born 6
January 1970, Sorrento Maternity Hospital,
Pauline I JAMES,
born June Q 1933 (ref: Birmingham 6d 584). She married
John S GROUTAGE in Sep Q 1955 (ref: Birmingham
Peter J GROUTAGE, born March Q 1959 (ref: Meriden 9c
ii Andrew J GROUTAGE, born June Q 1960
(ref: Meriden 9c 1325)