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EDGOOSE, James Henry

EDGOOSE, James Henry

Male 1905 - 1971  (65 years)

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  • Name EDGOOSE, James Henry 
    Born 26 Nov 1905  Sunderland, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Feb 1971  Sunderland, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Lung Metastases, Carcinoma of Oesophagus 
    Person ID I312  Edgoose
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, John Holborn,   b. 28 Jan 1877, Penshaw, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1960, Easington, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother STERLING, Sarah Annie,   b. 19 Oct 1880, Sunderland, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1943, Easington, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 28 Jul 1902  Sunderland, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F208  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family GREEN, Olive May,   b. 8 Nov 1910, Philadelphia, Sunderland, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 2003, Sunderland, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1946  Sunderland, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. EDGOOSE, G.S.
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    GEORGE ALBERT EDGOOSE (1916-2016) and GRETA EDGOOSE nee KEELEY (1918-1998)

    Date: 20 APRIL 1942

    On their wedding day. On the left: brother and sister-in-law James Henry Edgoose (1905-1971)and Olive Edgoose nee Green (1910-2003)

    Letters from ENGLAND
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    DECEMBER 1971

    A card from Olive Edgoose with details of her husband Jim's last illness and death from September 1970 until 8 February 1971.

    JIM = JAMES HENRY EDGOOSE (1905-1971)

  • Notes 
    • JAMES HENRY EDGOOSE 1905-1971

      James Henry EDGOOSE was born on 26 November 1905, son of Sarah Annie and John Holborn EDGOOSE.
      (GRO March Q 1906 [STERLING] Sunderland 10A 654)
      John Holborn EDGOOSE had married Sarah Annie STERLING on 28 July 1902.

      The 1911 census of 23 Croft Avenue, Sunderland, Co. Durham:
      Sarah Annie EDGOOSE, head, aged 30, married 8 years, 2 children of which 2 living, born at Sunderland, Co. Durham;
      John Holborn EDGOOSE, son, aged 7, born at Sunderland, Co. Durham;
      *James Henry EDGOOSE, son, aged 5, born at Sunderland, Co. Durham;
      Martha Ellen EDGOOSE, mother-in-law, aged 69, widow, born at Long Sutton, Lincolnshire.

      School records show that James EDGOOSE was admitted to the Chester Road Board School for Boys in Sunderland on 30 March 1914. His date of birth was given as 26 November 1905. John and Sarah EDGOOSE, his parents, were living at 23 Croft Road. His previous education was listed as 'Juniors'.
      (National School Admission Registers and Log-Books 1870-1914, E.SU29/4/4)

      He witnessed the marriage of his brother John Holborn EDGOOSE to Gladys WANDLESS at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery in April 1928.
      (GRO certificate)

      From the 1939 Register of 21 Clayworth Road, Castle Ward R.D., Northumberland:
      Kenneth MALCOLM, born 12 May 1910, married, chartered secretary
      Ethel G. MALCOLM, born 21 July 1914, married, unpaid domestic duties
      *James H. EDGOOSE, born 26 November 1905, brewer's clerk

      W.Bro. James Henry EDGOOSE, P.Pr.G.D., was Worshipful Master of the Sunderland Lodge in 1943.

      He married Olive May GREEN, daughter of Thomas GREEN, at the Old Methodist Chapel, Philadelphia, Sunderland, on 5 January 1946.
      (GRO March Q 1946 Durham N. 10a 1327)

      "Sunderland Agent's Marriage
      The wedding took place at the Old Methodist Church, Philadelphia, today, of Mr James Henry EDGOOSE, of Easington, and Miss Olive May Green, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas GREEN, of Philadelphia. Mr Ian MALCOLM, Newcastle, officiated.
      The bridegroom, whose father is well known in horticultural circles, is Sunderland agent for Newcastle Breweries. He is secretary and organist of the Church of Ascension, Sunderland.
      The bride's father is head clerk of Philadelphia Engine Works.
      The bride was a staff nurse at Newcastle General Hospital, and was attended by Miss Jean H. BRYAN, of Annfield, a colleague nurse. Mr. George A. EDGOOSE, Seaham, was best man."
      (Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette, 5 January 1946)

      Their daughter Grace Sterling EDGOOSE was born on 4 May 1947.

      A letter dated 19 October 1967 signed Jas. H. EDGOOSE of 37 Weldon Avenue, Sunderland, to Michael EDGOOSE:
      "Dear Mr. Edgoose,
      Thank you for your letter of the 12th instant in which I am deeply interested. I enclose herewith a note of our family tree, which I hope will assist you.
      My father had only one sister, 'Elizabeth', also Grandfather too had only one sister 'Elizabeth' (who late in life married my Grandmother's Brother George of Sutton Bridge.
      I have in my possession a photograph Album belonging to 'Elizabeth' EDGOOSE dated 1867, which contains many old & interesting relatives, which I am sorry I cannot Name.
      On a visit to Harold John EDGOOSE of Garden House, West Walton, near Wisbech, before the war, he told me that the Parish Church Register contained the records of the Edgoose family for many generations, have you consulted these? He then was 70 & his wife 80, but had no family. I understand he was a half cousin to my Father.
      My Grandfather James was born in Wisbech & came North on getting married being a sea-faring man trading regularly between London & Sunderland.
      My Father was born at Penshaw, Co. Durham, where my Grand-parents resided for a short period.
      Now it would seem that my Nephew John Samuel, aged 23, Farmer, Hon Degree Agric of Sedgefield Co. Durham is the sole male descendant to carry on our Name in the North of England.
      We all shall be delighted to hear from you again & read your 'History' of the Edgoose family & to know what part of the 'Tree' you belong."

      A letter dated 11 November 1967 signed Jas. H. EDGOOSE to Michael EDGOOSE:
      "Dear Mr. EDGOOSE,
      Thank you very much for your letter & enclosures, which we found most interesting, we are glad to know we have been of some little help to you, although we realise that your dates of Births etc. are more reliable than ours. We were under the impression that we gave John Samuel's date of Birth as 2nd Nov. 1944, however, we must repeat how delighted we are to have this revised family tree & the additional knowledge of our forebears.
      We shall look forward to seeing the 'Inventories' dating back to 1568, when completed, also the connection between our family & the West Walton family. I remember as a boy my Grandmother talking about Stanton EDGOOSE. She lived with us until she died in 1924 [sic].
      We are very interested to learn of your family & its progress since your Grandfather's time. I remember when I was in Hospital some three years ago meeting a Rev. HAWKINS who said he knew the 'Aldershot' family & wondered if I was related to them.
      We shall look forward to seeing you in the 'Spring' when you can 'browse' over the Photograph Album & in the meanwhile we will take a more studious look at the 'Wills etcetera'."

      A letter dated 19 June 1968 signed Jas. H. EDGOOSE to Michael EDGOOSE:
      "Dear Mr. EDGOOSE,
      Thank you once again for your very interesting letter & enclosures particularly the photograph of your great Grandmother Patience, who we may presume, had this taken in Sunderland, when visiting my Grand-parents. Mr. T. SHAW of the Local library telephoned my wife yesterday & confirmed that Stabler & Fries were high class photographers in John Street at that time.
      We think we have found a very similar likeness to her in Elizabeth'a Album taken when she was much younger, however, you can judge for yourself when you visit us.
      If you are willing to share a room with your Cousin we shall be delighted to accomodate you, we just have 2 double & 1 single bedrooms. I should mention of course that we go on holiday this year (D.V.) 24th August for 2 weeks, we have just had a week at Wooler in the Cheviots & were blessed with glorious sunshine every day.
      We will also be pleased to meet Mrs Ethelyn EDGOOSE if she is coming North.
      Looking forward to hearing from you soon & once again many thanks."

      A letter dated 14 October 1968 signed J.H. & O.M. EDGOOSE to Michael EDGOOSE:
      "Dear Michael,
      I must apologise for my belated reply to your last letter but alas! On returning from our holiday in Scotland I was snowed under with work at the office & only last week found my head above watermark, so I'm taking a week off to recover my balance, walking in the Garden in the morning & Grace and I have just returned from Seaburn where we enjoyed a lovely walk along the Sands.
      I also had to wait till we went to see George & Greta at Sedgefield & John & family at Easington before I could complete the remaining questions of dates etc. on your list which I now enclose.
      We were pleased to hear you had met John Samuel & Judith & hope your Australian visitor proved helpful in compiling your list of ancestors.
      We still have happy memories of your short but very interesting visit & hope you will remember us to your cousin John & family & trust they are all well.
      We send our Love & Good wishes to you & your wife & family.
      P.S. Kindly let us know which photograph you would like to copy again & we will forward it."

      In a letter to James Henry EDGOOSE dated 24 November 1968 Michael EDGOOSE wrote:
      "John, by the way, now has a son Julian Miles EDGOOSE. Not such a beautiful baby as my daughter Patience though!"

      A letter dated 18 January 1969 signed Jas. H. EDGOOSE to Michael EDGOOSE:
      "Dear Michael
      Sorry to be so long in answering your very welcome letter which I found to be very interesting indeed. I see it is dated 24 Nov/68 just four days before I had to go again into Hospital for skin treatment, mostly my legs and feet this time & on my return to the office was soon immersed in the Xmass [sic] rush, so during & since the holiday I have been trying to rest as much as possible. I am pleased to say I am feeling very much better. I do hope you are all keeping well & kept the Christmas Festival in true English style.
      "Now to answer some of your questions:-
      1. Mary EDGOOSE buried at West Walton? How Come? Is it possible she spent her last days with her daughter Mary Jane Thompson, who lived in the vicinity of W. Walton. I think she must have had close ties with the W.Walton family.
      2. Grand father James EDGOOSE & his police uniform. He disliked it very much my Father told me & pehaps was only in during a probationary period & left before being enrolled in the 'Force'. He was evidently out of ship at the time.
      3. With regard to the shipwreck off Scarborough, southward bound, does not correspond to the report you give. I cannot be certain of the name of the ship, but I am sure it happened after their marriage. Grandma told me herself.
      4. Grace has already sent you the photograph of a boy with his Grandmother? Any further news etc?
      5. Dr. William WOOD has moved house several times in the last year or two. His present address is 4, Russell Way, Petersfield, Hants.
      6. Lastly, your query about Elizabeth TAYLOR nee EDGOOSE, as to her Death & place of Burial? Mrs Stan BARBER of Sutton Bridge is her great niece & may be able to help you. Please mention my name as her mother who lives with her is my Mother's Cousin.
      Well, I think that is all for the present.
      Our best Wishes to you and your wife & family for 1969."

      A letter to Michael EDGOOSE dated 4 October 1969 (less than 18 months before he died) and signed Jas. H. EDGOOSE:
      "Dear Michael
      My letters to you often commence with an apology & this one is no exception. I am so sorry for my belated reply to yours of 22nd June. (Shame on me) I have two reasons which I trust you will accept, firstly, I have been very busy at the Office since the 1st May, when we changed over to computerising accounting & the result is chaos, the invoices & Statements produced sofar [sic] are very unreliable & how we will produce our an Interim Balance at the end of this month is anybodies guess.? This state of affairs has caused me extra & considerable worry & so, at week-ends I try and relax as much as possible and secondly, I am afraid I haven't much information for you. With regard to Grand-father, I cannot remember any other ship but the 'Houghton' being mentioned. Father I know was Chief Engineer in the 'Boldwell' which he left at 'Tyne Dock' Oct-Nov-1913, John and I were on board one Sunday evening when he went to clear up and make his report. Other ships were:- 'Knarwater' 'Lemnos', 'Cyrene'. He went back to Doxford's on the Wear, & was foreman engineer during the the 1914-18 War, they were building Destroyers & Dad had some very anxious times during trials. John & I were privileged to be on one when she was launched (1917). I would be 12 years of age, & we often wondered what happened to her.
      I was sorry I couldn't be at the Wedding & Olive & Grace were delighted to meet you and your dear wife once again. The snaps Grace took came out very well & all in all, everything seemed to go off well.
      We had a lovely holiday at Callander in the Trossachs & the weather was excellent, the best we have had in Scotland in recent years. I still have a weeks holiday to take, possibly in November but we don't usually go very far.
      Thank you very much for the cuttings re 'Houghton' & I am returning the Crew list as requested."

      He lived until his death aged 65 on 8 February 1971 at 37 Weldon Avenue, Sunderland, County Durham. The occupation on his death certificate was Clerk, Brewery.
      (GRO March Q 1971 Sunderland 11a 2500)

      (revised 11.04.2016)