EDWARDES, Sir Stanley De Burgh

1840 - 1918

Sir Stanley De Burgh Edwardes

Stanley De Burgh Edwardes, ometimes Edwards, was born at Barrackpore, Bengal, India on 22/29 March 1840 and baptised at Barrackpore on 12 June 1842, son of Capt. George Harris Edwards (1801-1846), of the Bengal Army, and his wife Rachel née Finch, who married at Calcutta on 12 May 1824. Educated at Mount Radford School, Exeter and entered the Bengall Army in 1857. Stanley was an officer in the service of the East India Company and married in India, Adelaide Jane Leckie (1843-1926) and had issue born in India, George Cuthbert Ludovic on 29 July 1862, Florence Rachel on 6 October 1865, John Graham on 9 September 1869, Ada Lillian on 8 August 1871, Alexander Coburn on 15 January 1873 and Emmiline Sybil on 6 March 1877. Colonel of the 102nd Grenadiers, Indian Army in which regiment he served from 1857-1881, major-general 1885 and general 1896. In 1891, a 51 year old, living at The Croft, Farningham Street, Farningham, Kent with his 47 year old wife and two daughters, 16 year old Ida, born at Kensington and 14 year old Emmiline. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1890-1893 and in 1890, exhibited from Centre Cliff Lodge, Southwold, Suffolk, an oil painting 'On the Alert'. He was knighted K.C.B. on 21 May 1898. He died at Spanden, Sandhurst, Kent on 24 January 1918, aged 77, and buried in St Nicholas Church, Cranbrook, to be followed by his wife in 1926.