EDWARDS, Henry Charles

1841 - 1921

Born at Woodbridge, Suffolk on 27 February and baptised at St Mary's church on 16 April 1841, son of Henry Edwards (1815-1874) and his wife Eliza née Flatt (1813-1854), who married at Saxmundham, Suffolk on 25 February 1840. He married at Saxmundham, Suffolk in 1868, Sarah Jane Freeman (27 December 1839-6 September 1898) and in 1871, a 30 year old Coal, corn & wine merchant, living at The Maltings, Cumberland Street, Woodbridge with his 31 year old wife Sarah and 1 year old son, Henry John, but had a further four children before his wife's death in 1898. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1875-1876 and exhibited two pictures 'Home' and 'His Wife-His Wife no More'. He married secondly at Islington, London on 22 November 1900, Sally Gwyn Dewing and in 1901 Henry was a 60 year old corn & wine merchant & maltster, living at 6 Warren Hill, Woodbridge with his 53 year old wife Sally, born at Leiston Hall, Suffolk and his two unmarried daughters, Evelyn Mary born 16 August 1872 and Sarah Mabel born 1 March 1874, but ten years later still at Warren Hill with one servant. A retired Honorary Major in the 1st Volunteer Battalion Suffolk Regiment, he died at Woodbridge in 1921 and his wife, who was baptised on 31 August 1847, died at Newton Abbot, Devon in 1940.