John Edwards

Maleabout 1854–

Brief Life History of John

When John Edwards was born about 1854, in Bersham, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Edwards, was 33 and his mother, Mary Edwards, was 34. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Mary Jones. He lived in Brymbo, Denbighshire, Wales in 1871 and Brymbo, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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John Edwards
about 1854–
Mary Jones
Susannah Edwards
Edward Bartholomew Edwards
Gwendoline Edwards
Ceturah Edwards

Sources (12)

  • John Edwards in household of John Edwards, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Edwards - Government record: Census record: birth-name: John Edwards
  • John Edwards in entry for Mary Elizabeth Douglas, "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016"

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World Events (8)

about 1854 · The Crimean War

Age NaN

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.


Age 30

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 

Age 36

In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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