EDKINS Family of Aston Cantlow, Wilmscote & Newnham, Warwickshire [Sources]

Draft transcribed from an unclear copy - certain names and dates may be incorrect.
Surname spelling has been standardised as EDKINS. Clement Bromley's chart has EDKYNS up to ca.1620.

The earliest record of the Edkins family appears in a Conveyer of land at Snitterfield in Warwickshire to Thomas Arden of Wilmscote dated May 16, 1501, in which Ricarde Edkynes de Wilmscote is mentioned as a witness.


Part A = Wilmcote
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Sir Thomas EDKINS          Richard EDKINS = Joyce HILL         Walter EDKINS = Elizabeth
Witness to the Will of       of Wilmscote | Will dated         of Newnham
Walter EDKINS in 1556         Will dated  | June 1562          Will dated 7 May 1556
                             16 Aug 1545  |
                                          |
         +----------+--------------+------+-----+
         |          |              |            |
       John      Herbert        Margaret      Thomas  = Katherine ARDEN ca.1530-1578
      EDKINS     EDKINS         EDKINS        EDKINS  | 3rd daughter of Robert Arden
                                                      | of Wilmscote and sister of Mary
                                                      | the mother of William Shakespeare
                                                      | 
                                                 (m.ca.1555)
     +------------------------------------------+-----+
     |                                          |
   Adam = Ursula                             Thomas = Agnes             Roger   Alice 
 EDKINS | EDWARDS                            EDKINS |                  EDKINS = WHEELER
  m.1591, Stratford                 Will dated 1595 |               m.1556, Wootton Wawen 
        |                                           |                         |
        +--------------------------+                |                         |
        |                          |                |                         |                
      Thomas = Christian  Robert EDKINS b.1594      |                       Samuel 
      EDKINS | HAYNES     Steven EDKINS b.1596      |                       EDKINS
     b.1590/1|                                      |                buried June 15, 1588
          (m.1621)                                  |
             |                                      |
         (Wilmcote)                                 |
      +------+---------+                       +----+----------+ 
      |                |                       |               |
      ?        Elizabeth EDKINS b.1613 -       |               |
    Thomas     Mary EDKINS b.1620 -          George          Mary    Christopher 
    EDKINS     William EDKINS b.1625 ?       EDKINS         EDKINS = SMITH
    b.1625     Alice EDKINS b.1627 ?           |
      |        Clement EDKINS b.1629*          |
      |        Robert EDKINS b.1634 *          |
      |         and                            |
      |         Samuel = Anne                  |
      |         EDKINS |                       |
      |         b.1639 |                       +----------------------------+           
      |                |                       |                            |
      |        James EDKINS b.1669             |                  Agnes EDKINS b.1591
James EDKINS   Mary EDKINS b.1670              |                  Audry EDKINS b.1594
Mary EDKINS    Anne EDKINS b.1674              |                  William EDKINS b.1597  
               Samuel EDKINS b.1675            |                  George EDKINS b.1600
               Christian EDKINS b.1679        Adam = Rebecca -    Elizabeth EDKINS b.1603
               Ann EDKINS b.1686            EDKINS |              John EDKINS b.1605
               Richard EDKINS b.1688        b.1603 |              Richard EDKINS b.1608
                                                   |              (?)Samuel EDKINS = Anne
                                                   |
                                                   |
                         +--------------------+----+-------------------------+
                         |                    |                              |
                       Rebecca = George      Adam    Ann              Thomas EDKINS b.1649
                       EDKINS    GIBBS      EDKINS = GIBBS            Christina EDKINS b.1651
                       b.1645               b.1646 |                  Joshua EDKINS b.1653
                                            m.1680, Aston Cantlow     Henry EDKINS b.1655
                                                   |
                                                   |
                                                  Rebecca
                                                  EDKINS
                                                  b.1682


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Part B - Newnham
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see the note below - Clement Bromley's chart connects this to part A above
but the link he gives appears to be discredited.

                              Joshua       
                              EDKINS       
                                |          
                                |          
          +---------------------+----------------+-----------------------+
          |                     |                |                       |
      (1) |                     |                |                       |
Joanna = Job      (2)        Clement          Christopher             Thomas EDKINS b.1602/3
       | EDKINS    =  ?      EDKINS = Sarah    EDKINS = Elizabeth     Joseph EDKINS b.1607
       | b.1600/1  |         b.1604 |          b.1620 |               Samuel EDKINS b.1609
       |           |                |                 |               John EDKINS b.1610/1
Susanna EDKINS     Rachel EDKINS    |                 |               Nathaniel EDKINS b.1613
b.1625             b.1651           |           John EDKINS           James EDKINS b.1615
Katherine EDKINS   Joshua EDKINS    |           Elizabeth EDKINS      Rachel EDKINS b.1616
= MILLS                             |                                 Susanna EDKINS b.1618
Edward EDKINS                       |                                 Henry EDKINS b.1623              
d.1668 Lawyer                       |
Constance EDKINS b.1636             |
= John STEVENSON                    | 
                                    | 
                                    | 
           +---------+-----------+--+-------------------------+
           |         |           |                            |
           |      Katherine   Nathaniel                 Sarah EDKINS b.1639
           |      EDKINS       EDKINS = Margaret        John EDKINS b.1645
           |      b.1636       b.1638 |                 Anne EDKINS b.1647
           |                          |                 Rachel EDKINS b.1650
           |                          |                 Samuel EDKINS b.1652
           |                          |
           |                  (children at Arrow)
           |                  Sarah EDKINS b.1669
          (?)                 John EDKINS b.1671
           |                  Joseph EDKINS b.1678
           |                  Sarah EDKINS b.1681 (Alcester)
           |
           |
           |
         Clement                                 John SMITH = Elizabeth
         EDKINS = Sarah                                     |
                |                                           |
                |                                           |
      +---------+---------------+------------------+---------------------+
      |                         |                  |        |            |
    Thomas = Elizabeth        Edward             Clement = Anne       Samuel EDKINS 
    EDKINS | 1669-1749        EDKINS = Sarah     EDKINS  | SMITH        b.1680
 1666-1711 |                  b.1670 |           b.1677  |            Sarah EDKINS 
(see note) |                         |             (m.ca.1699)          b.1681 
           |                         |                   | 
       (Newnham)                     |                   |
Edward EDKINS                Elizabeth EDKINS b.1696     |
    (Will dt.1763)           Mary EDKINS b.1697          |
Clement EDKINS 1706-1755     Mary EDKINS b.1699          |
   (descendants)             Hannah EDKINS b.1700        |
Thomas EDKINS b.1707/8                                   |
    (will dt.1759)                          +------------+---------+
Elizabeth EDKINS b.1702/3                   |                      |                  
 = Samuel MUNGER                          Smith    Ann           Thomas                        
Lydia EDKINS b.1704                       EDKINS = GALE          EDKINS              
 = Thomas APPLEBY                       (m.1742, Coughton)
Sarah EDKINS b.1710                              |
 = Thomas ATTWOOD m.1729                         |
Willougby EDKINS b&d. 1711/2                     |
                                                 |
                             +-------------------+------------+
                             |                   |            |      
                         Clement   Hannah      Alice       Edward   Mary
                          EDKINS = GARDNER     EDKINS      EDKINS = CHAPMAN
                          b.1743 |            b.1746/7   Wilmcote | 1760-1802
                          Aston  |               |      1750-1835 |
                             (m.1768)            |       m.1780, Atherstone
                                 |               |         Gypsy Hall Farm
                             (Wilmcote)          V                |
                     Edward EDKINS b.1780   Descendants           |
                     Dinah EDKINS b.1784                          |
                     William EDKINS b.1788                        |
                                                                  |
                                                             (Wilmcote)
   +-------------+-----------+--------------+--------------+------+------------+
   |             |           |              |              |      |            |
William        Mary        Jane          Alice        Elizabeth   |   Ann EDKINS b.1781
EDKINS         EDKINS      EDKINS        EDKINS        EDKINS     |   Esther EDKINS 1784-1798
b.1783         b.1785      b.1787        b.1789        b.1793     |   Edward EDKINS b.1791
Corn Dealer   = Thomas    = William     = William     = William   |     = Elizabeth ?
= Sarah NEAL   HARROD      NEAL          WYNN          BROMLEY    |   Lucy EDKINS 1794-1822
   b.1776      m.1809      m.1828        m.1810        m.1813     |     = James MILLS (m.1814)
                                                                  |   George EDKINS 1799-1838
                                                                  |   James EDKINS 1800-1877
                                                                  |   Smith EDKINS 1802-1803
                    +---------------------------------------------+
                    |
        Mary  =  Thomas    =  Jane
     BROOKES (1) EDKINS   (2) ???
              | 1797-1864  |  1802-1887
              |  Farmer    |  Ettington
              | Gypsy Hall |
              |   Farm     |
              |            +---------------------+----------------------+----------+
              |            |                     |                      |          |
              |          George   Harriet      James                  Edward     Louisa 
              |          EDKINS = BROOKES      Smith     Charlotte    EDKINS     Jane   = Luke
              |          b.1838 | b.1838       EDKINS =  BADGER       b.1842     EDKINS   BARNES
              |                 | A.C.         b.1840 |  b.1840                  b.1846
              |          (m.1859 Stratford)  Aston C. | Stratford
              |                 |               m.1861, Billesley
              |                 |                     |
Elizabeth EDKINS b.1831    Elizabeth Ann              |
Ann EDKINS b.1832             EDKINS                  |
Thomas EDKINS b.1834          b.1868                  V
 (probably = Jane BADGER    Alderminster         continuation
  Decendants in USA)         WOR,ENG      
     &
   Josiah   Mary Ann
   EDKINS = NEALE
1828-1907 | 1827-1909 
   Farmer | 
          |
       +--+--------------+-------+----------------------+
       |                 |       |                      |
Catherine EDKINS b.1850  |    William                   |
Mary Anne EDKINS b.1852  |     EDKINS = Mary Ann      James   Sarah Ann
   (Snitterfield)        |     b.1853 | b.1850        EDKINS = ROBERTS
Elizabeth EDKINS 1860    |   Sn'field | Marston    1863-1938 |
Josiah EDKINS b.1866     |   Publican |             Publican (m.1895)
= Gertrude DAVIES        |            |                      |
   (m.1905)              |       +----+----+        +--------+----+
Sarah A EDKINS b.1868    |       |         |        |             |
Albert EDKINS b.1870     |    Margaret   William  Dorothy    Herbert James 1896-1974
Ernest EDKINS b.1873     |     EDKINS    Josiah   Mary         = May CHAMBERLAIN (m.1943)
  also possibly          |     b.1886    EDKINS = EDKINS     Frances Gladys EDKINS b.1903
Edward EDKINS 1864-1928  |   Ettington   b.1892  1903-1977     = Albert DOWDESWELL (m.1927)
   = Clara COX b.1866    |             Innkeeper             Sarah EDKINS 1904-1984
   |  (m.1895)          (?)            (widower)             Annie Gwendolen EDKINS 1906-1975
Alice Maud EDKINS b.1896 |                                     = Sidney TAYLOR (m.1930)
 Handsworth, STS         |
                         |
          +--------------+-------+
          |                      |
       Thomas                  George
       EDKINS = Catherine      EDKINS = Sophia 
    1857-1930 | 1856-1943      b.1858 | b.1858
  Hay & Straw |                       |
     Dealer   |                       |
              |                       |
              |                       |                      
   Thomas EDKINS b.1883 Arley      Elsie EDKINS b.1880
   Lilian EDKINS b.1883            George EDKINS b.1883
   Mary Ann EDKINS b.1884          Reginald EDKINS 1885-1918
   Catherine Beatrice EDKINS       Leonard EDKINS b.1887
     1886-1940                     Gerald EDKINS b.1889
    (New Bilton)                   Claude EDKINS b.1891
   Nellie EDKINS b.1890            Alberta EDKINS b.1897
   Mabel EDKINS b.1891               (New Bilton)
   Raymond John EDKINS b.1893
   Gertrude EDKINS b.1894
    (Old Stratford)

Note: Clement Bromley's chart had Thomas (= Elizabeth) as the son of Adam Edkins & Ann Gibbs.
However a monumental inscription gives his birth as 1666, the same as the baptism of Thomas
son of Clement, whereas Adam and Ann did not marry until 1680, so I have moved him here.

It also showed John Smith married to Rebecca Edkins b.1682 and their daughter married
to "Clement Edkins son of Josiah Edkins of Newnham." A deed of 1699 shows that Anne Smith's husband was
Clement son of Clement Edkins, and her mother was called Elizabeth (and the dates don't fit Rebecca!)

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Continuation from James Smith Edkins & Charlotte (Badger)
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James Smith Edkins
1839-1933
                      James
                      Smith    Charlotte
                      EDKINS = BADGER (d. of Joseph & Sarah)
                      1839-  | b.1840
                      1933   |
                 (m.1861 Billesley, WAR,ENG)
                             |
  +--------------------------+----------------+
  |                          |                |
  |                          |          Albert Edward EDKINS b.1861
Arthur                     Hubert       Annie Tindon EDKINS b.1864 Hampton Lucy,WAR,ENG
EDKINS = Annie             EDKINS       James Horace EDKINS b.1866
b.1871 | b.1874            b.1885       Ellen G "Nellie" EDKINS b.1868
       |                   A.C.         Frederick EDKINS 1869-1870
       |                     |          Walter EDKINS b.1872
       |                   Gordon       Emily Gertrude EDKINS b.1873
Doris Annie EDKINS b.1898  EDKINS       Bertha EDKINS b.1874
Edna Mary EDKINS b.1900                 Lucy EDKINS 1875-1878
 = Richard JEPHCOTT                     George EDKINS b.1876
Arthur Norman EDKINS                    Frederick EDKINS b.1877
1903-1998                               Alice EDKINS b.1879
                                        Maurice EDKINS b.1882
                                        (Aston Cantlow)
(Thanks to Jayne Fogg for the photograph) ==================================================================================
Continuation from Alice Edkins ------------------------------ Alice EDKINS of Wilmcote | | Anthony Gibbs Ann EDKINS = BARRATT 1769-1842 | (m.1790) | +----------------+------------------+ | | William EDKINS 1791-2 Hannah George William EDKINS bp.1792 TYSOE = EDKINS = (2) Ann EDKINS bp.1794 b.1800 | bp.1806 | Anthony Gibbs EDKINS bp.1808 Shoemaker / | Carpenter (m.1830) | | +----------------------+ | | | Ann EDKINS bp.1830 Anthony Anthony Gibbs EDKINS b&d.1831 Gibbs Jayne Amelia EDKINS bp.1833 EDKINS = WAYTE b.1864 | (m.1890 Leamington Priors) | Ada EDKINS b.1893 Haseley ======================================================================= Families of Aston Cantlow not yet fixed on main pedigree -------------------------------------------------------- Joshua Robert EDKINS EDKINS = Mary | | | | Joshua EDKINS b.1664 Elizabeth EDKINS b.1690 Diana EDKINS b.1666 Robert EDKINS b.1691 Mary EDKINS b.1677 Thomas EDKINS b.1694 Joshua EDKINS b.1680 William EDKINS b.1697 Mary EDKINS b.1699 ======================================================================= William Richard Alice EDKINS EDKINS = GREENE | | (d.1632) | (m.1628) | | Ursula EDKINS b.1620 Mary EDKINS b.1627 Joshua EDKINS b.1624 Robert EDKINS b.1630 Richard EDKINS b.1624 Frances EDKINS b.1625 George EDKINS b.1627 Margaret EDKINS b.1630 Martha EDKINS b.1633 ======================================================================= Frederick Martha EDKINS = NIBB (m.1788) | Ann EDKINS b.1789 Thomas EDKINS b.1790

Source: Chart compiled by Clement Bromley in the 1920s for James Smith Edkins, the original now held by Jayne Fogg.
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