EDWARDS, Edward Charles

1871 - 1955

Edward Charles Edwards was born at Cumberland Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk on 1 July and baptised at St Mary's Church, Woodbridge on 6 August 1871, second child of Henry Charles Edwards [q.v.], corn & wine merchant, and his wife Sarah Jane née Freeman (1840-1898), who married at Saxmundham, Suffolk on 19 August 1868. Edward exhibited from Woodbridge at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge in April 1887, a watercolour 'Thames' and copies of Caldecott's drawings by E. C. Edwards. In 1891, a 19 year old medical student at Edinburgh University, living at Thoroughfare, Woodbridge with his parents, 50 year old Henry and 51 year old Sarah, with siblings Henry John 21, Evelyn Mary 19, Sarah Mabel 17 and George Cyril 14, all born at Woodbridge. He married at Falmouth, Cornwall in 1899 Ellen Edgcome Lucas (8 April 1870-1949)and in 1939, a medical practitioner living at 16 Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall with his wife Ellen E. He died at Newton Abbot, Devon in 1955, aged 83.