EDKINS - Sources for EDK00003.

Sources collated by Peter Edkins

A modern view of 1 High Street, Bridgnorth
Thomas EDKINS  died on 1 August 1849 at 1 High Street, Bridgnorth in the County of Salop (Shrops), Eng and was buried at St Leonards, Bridgnorth.  Robert WEDGWOOD of High Street, Bridgnorth was in attendance and was the informant stated on his death cerificate.  The 1851 Census records the family still living at No 1 High Street, Bridgnorth, with Louisa as head of the family, a Printer employing two men, and born in Somerstown, Middlesex.  Clement and Charles have become Printers and Maltsters and Thomas Oliver has married and become a Law Stationer.  Also living there, or visiting were Louisa's daughter Louisa Ann with her husband Robert WEDGWOOD aged 26 and Surveyor of Taxes, born in New Town, Yorkshire and their three month old daughter Mary L .Wedgwood.  Robert EDKINS' daughter Mary Ann aged 4 is also visiting. 

CLEMENT EDKINS was Mayor of Bridgnorth 1869-70 & 1882-4. (Bridgnorth Town Council - History)

In 1852, satisfied that her late husband's business was being carried on by his sons, Louisa and four of her children decided to emigrate to Australia to find a new life in the Colonies.  Arriving Victoria in May 1852 on "Diana": Louisa Edkins (52), Catherine (22), John (13), Edward R (11), Mary Sophia (6).

Louisa EDKINS died at Croydon Road, Croydon NSW on 3 May 1882 and was buried at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney NSW Aust on the 5 May 1882.  Louisa was 82 years of age. George Frederick EDKINS' name (aged 58) is listed on his mother Louisa's death certificate.  Also listed are Clement (55), Charles (49), Edward Rowland (42), Mary Sophia (37) living; 5 males & 2 females dec'd; making a total of 12 children born to Thomas EDKINS (1789/90-1849) &  his wife Louisa (nee WINTON) (1800-1882).  The informant was Mary Sophia Clark - daughter.

Census: 3rd April 1881

1881 Bridgnorth (2629-10-11)
Clement EDKINS Head53Printer & StationerBridgnorth SAL
Mary EDKINSWife51 Wellington SAL
Rowland E EDKINSSon25PrinterBridgnorth SAL
Florence M EDKINSDau24Shop AssistantBridgnorth SAL
Cf BCI (1856D): Florence Mary Edkins, Bridgnorth
Alice E EDKINSDau22Shop AssistantBridgnorth SAL
Cf BCI (1858): Alice Evelyn Edkins, Bridgnorth

1881 Kirkdale, LAN (3678-59-49)
Thomas EDKINS Lodg23ClerkNewport SAL

1881 North Meols, LAN (3749-11-16)
Mary A EDKINS Head(Wdw)57Retired InnkeeperNewport SAL
Clement EDKINSSon22OutfitterNewport SAL
Jessie EDKINSDau18ShopwomanNewport SAL
Charles R EDKINSSon13ScholarChester CHS
Cf BCI (1868J): Charles Rowland Edkins, Great Boughton

Census: 31 Mar 1901

1901 Tenbury, WOR. Page 202444, persons 4913889-90
Rowland Edkins45Salop BridgnorthLicensed Victualler
Sarah Edkins45Salop Bridgnorth 

1901 Tenbury, WOR. Page 303988, persons 7371705-10
Thomas Edkins44Salop NewportHardware Merchant
Sara Edkins33Lancs Liverpool 
Cf: MCI (1889S) Thomas Edkins & Sara Patton, West Derby 8b 647
William Edkins10Lancs Liverpool 
Cf: BCI (1891M) William Cyril Edkins, West Derby
Davis Edkins8Lancs Liverpool 
Cf: BCI (1892D) Doris Edkins, West Derby
Enid Edkins7Lancs Liverpool 
Eileen Edkins4Lancs Waterloo 

1901 Formby, LAN. Page 1520481, persons 36300362-5
Clement Edkins42Newport SalopMerchant Tailor
Rosina Edkins43Cavan Ireland 
Cf: MCI (1888D) Rosina Jane Chinnery, Headington 3a 1196
Clement Edkins9Lanc Liverpool 
Cf: BCI (1891S) Clement William R Edkins, Toxteth Park
Douglas Edkins7Lanc Liverpool 
Cf: BCI (1894M) Douglas Roland Edkins, Toxteth Park

Parish Registers

St Dunstans Fleet Street, LND (per Sylvia Arquati)
Albert Stephen SOFFE= Amelia EDKINS15 April 1870

War Graves

Cemetery: JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel
Grave Reference/Panel Number: P. 98.
In Memory of
DOUGLAS ROLAND EDKINS
Private 34141
10th (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry) Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
who died on Monday, 18th March 1918. Age 24.
Additional Information: Son of Clement and Rosina Jane Edkins, of 80, Bold St., Liverpool.