The Edgoose and Related Families'
Walter Leeder Edgoose 1872-1957. Founder of the timber importing and merchanting business of which he remained chairman until his death. Awaiting Photograph
Welcome to the EDGOOSE one-name study.
This worldwide project to research a very rare surname began one afternoon over fifty years ago when a cousin took me to see what he called the "family churchyard" at West Walton in Norfolk. On arrival we were horrified to find that the gravestones behind the church were in the process of being deliberately smashed to pieces.
We protested to the rector, with the result that our great grandfather's and great great grandfather's gravestones were spared. A life-long passion for family history began that afternoon which very quickly blossomed into an attempt to link all living Edgooses to a common ancestor. It took over 40 years to achieve that goal.