EDWARDS, Edward Charles

1871 - 1955

Edward Charles Edwards was born at Cumberland Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk on 1 July 1871 and baptised at St Mary's Church, Woodbridge on 6 August 1871, second child of Henry Charles Edwards, corn & wine merchant, and his wife Sarah Jane née Freeman (27 December 1839-6 September 1898), who married at Saxmundham, Suffolk on 19 August 1868. Edward was educated at Woodbridge Grammar School and at the University of London. He 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. A junior house surgeon at the Ipswich and East Suffolk Hospital in 1894, he married at Falmouth Parish Church, Cornwall on 11 April 1899, Ellen (Nellie) Edgcome Lucas (8 April 1870-20 June 1949), second daughter of the late Frederick Lucas, paymaster, R.N., of Harbour Terrace, Falmouth. In 1939, a medical practitioner, living at 16 Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall with his wife Ellen. Edward Charles Edwards was of 33 The Green, Shaldon, Devon when he died at Teignmouth Hospital, Devon on 19 March 1955, aged 83.