James Edwards was born at Mattishall, Norfolk on 22nd March 1851.
He married Maria Alexander the daughter of Edward and Ann (nee
Edwards) Alexander born at Hendred, Berkshire on 7th December
1853. They were married on the 1st June 1871 at Stanford DIngley,
Berkshire. They raised 13 children, two died in infancy, the remaining
11 are listed below.
Ann Edwrads born 1872, died 1933, married Thomas James.
Edwards born 1874, died 1953, married Annie Ellis and then Cassie
Edwards married Edith.
Arthur Edwards born 1878, died 1916, married Lily Hayter.
Walter Edwards born 1880, died 1957, married Rosa.
Edwards born 1882, died 1959, married Charles Garner.
Gladstone Edwards born 1884, died 1915, married Ethel.
Septimus Edwards born 1888, died 1959, married Nellie.
Maurice Edwards born 1890, died 1957, married Ethel Billingham.
Duncan Edwards born 1892, died 1955, married Annie Warren.
(see his War Diary Jan-Jul 1918)
Edwards born about 1894, married Ivy.
was born about 1863 at Prickwillow, Cambrdigeshire the daughter
of Samuel and Elizabeth Edwards. She married Alpheus
Palmer and moved to Leicester and then to Derby. They had
three sons and two daughters. Jemima was also known as Aunt Min,
she was an elegant lady who was very fashionable. She would dress
extermely well , used make-up (which was frowned on by some at
the time) and dyed her hair.