ADAMS, Edward

1827 - 1903

Edward, sometimes Edwin Adams, was born at Ashbocking, Suffolk on 5 February 1827, son of Edward Adams, a landed proprietor, and his wife Sarah née Ringe and in 1851 young Edward was a 24 year old silk mercer living at Brown Street, Old Newton, Suffolk with his widowed father and siblings Jane 29 and Samuel 25, with his father's 81 year old mother-in-law, Mary Ringe. He married at Old Newton in 1851, Emma Turner and in 1861 a linen draper living at Charles Street, St Marys, Islington, London with three sons, 8, 7 and Edward F. 4 and daughter Anna Mary 6, but by 1871 was living at 12 Dagmar Road, Hackney, London. In 1891, is noted as Edwin Adams, a 64 year old widower, 'artist in watercolours', living at Westleigh House, 52 London Road, Ipswich with his 69 year old widowed sister Isabella Jane Drake, née Adams, and his unmarried 64 year old brother-in-law, Samuel Ringe, both born at Rendlesham, Suffolk. He died at Ipswich in 1903.