Ann Edge

March 1778–March 1822 (Age 44)
Clayton, Lancashire, England

The Life of Ann

When Ann Edge was born in March 1778, in Clayton, Lancashire, England, her father, John Edge, was 33 and her mother, Jane Grundy, was 28. She married John Corless on 9 May 1803, in Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died in March 1822, in Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 44, and was buried in Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Corless
Ann Edge
Marriage: 9 May 1803
Thomas Corless
Edward Corless
Jane Corless

Spouse and Children

9 May 1803
Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    John Edge


    Jane Grundy




    Molly Edge


    James Edge


    Catherine Edge


    John Edge



World Events (5)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 9

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 11

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 23

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name, especially in Lancashire and the West Midlands, for someone who lived on or by a hillside or ridge, from Old English ecg ‘edge’. Compare Eck .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ann, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"
  • Ann, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"
  • Ann in entry for Jane Corless, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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