George William Edwards

Brief Life History of George William

When George William Edwards was born in 1835, in Larling, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Francis Edwards, was 29 and his mother, Mary Ann Barker, was 22. He married Sophia Banham in 1858, in Depwade, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 9 January 1902, in East Harling, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 67, and was buried in East Harling, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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George William Edwards
Sophia Banham
Marriage: 1858
Jane Elizabeth Edwards
Edward Albert Edwards
John Jacob Edwards
Jane Elizabeth Edwards
George William Edwards
Mary Ann Edwards
Violet Edna Edwards

Sources (8)

  • Gorge Edwards in household of Francis Edwards, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • George Edwards, "Find A Grave Index"
  • George Edwards in entry for Mary Ann Edwards, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"

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1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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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