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EDGOOSE,  William Frederick

EDGOOSE, William Frederick

Male 1873 - 1954  (81 years)

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  • Name EDGOOSE, William Frederick 
    Born 18 Feb 1873  Lincoln, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 351 
    _UID 5E292986CDB7484E897DAA5D62FDDD7F1892 
    Died 12 Nov 1954  Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I351  Edgoose
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2017 

    Mother EDGOOSE, Ruth,   b. 1 Jun 1841, West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1910, Truro, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HUGGINS, Ada Mary,   b. 15 Mar 1873, Nettleham, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1955, Walton Highway, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1905  Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Ronald William,   b. 13 Sep 1911, Walton Highway, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1981, Peterborough, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    William Frederick Edgoose (1873-1954), coal merchant, with his horse and cart.
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    Personal Letters
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  • Notes 
    • WILLIAM FREDERICK EDGOOSE 1873-1954


      William Frederick EDGOOSE was born at 6 Jobber's Square, Lincoln, on 18 February 1873, the illegitimate son of Ruth EDGOOSE, daughter of Stanton and Patience EDGOOSE. M.A. BEEAR, occupier of 6 Jobber's Square, informed the Registrar. (The 1867 and 1877 Lincoln Directories list George GADSBY at this address).
      (GRO March Q 1873 Lincoln 07A 499)

      According to Halbert EDGOOSE he was known as Wicks Frederick EDGOOSE. His mother later married a George Thomas WICKS.

      At the time of the 1881 census he was boarding at Nettleham, Lincolnshire:
      William CHANTREE, head, aged 57, farm labourer, born at Usselby, Lincolnshire;
      Jane CHANTREE, wife, aged 51, born at Cammeringham, Lincolnshire;
      Annie E. CHANTREE, daughter, aged 16, born at Nettleham;
      *William H. (mistranscription?) EDGOOSE, boarder, aged 8, scholar, born at Lincoln.
      (RG11/3238/47/11)
      His mother was in Cornwall working as cook to the Bishop of Truro at this time.

      At the time of the 1891 census he was an 18 year old groom visiting William and Jane CHANTREE at Nettleham, Lincolnshire. Also there was their daughter Charlotte CAVE, a 38 year old married lady's maid, presumably the same person who witnessed Ruth EDGOOSE's wedding in 1881.
      (RG12/2589/35/1)

      According to the 1901 census returns for Mint Lane, St. Peter at Arches, Lincoln, he was a 27 year old West Walton born coachman and groom. He was boarding with Henry HODSON, 32 years old, a wine and spirit merchant's porter born at Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire, and his wife Mary A. HODSON, 28, born at Hykeham, Lincolnshire.
      (RG13/3062/72/10)

      "LANDAU for SALE, in good condition; price 14, bargain. -- Apply EDGOOSE, 1, Mint-street, Lincoln.
      (Lincolnshire Echo, 14 June 1901)
      (British Newspapers 1710-1965)

      William F. EDGOOSE was listed as a coal and coke merchant and manure agent at West Walton in the Norfolk directory for 1904 and as a coal merchant at Walton Highway in 1908, 1912, 1922, and 1937.

      He married Ada Mary HUGGINS, a 31 year old spinster of Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, at Sutton Bridge Primitive Methodist Chapel on 8 November 1905. She was the daughter of John HUGGINS, deceased, a former master baker and grocer. Witnesses were John Thomas HUGGINS, Kate Florence HUGGINS, and A. A. HUGGINS. Perhaps William and Ada first met when they were young children in Nettleham.
      (GRO December Q 1905 Holbeach 7a 911)

      From the 1911 census of Walton Highway, Wisbech:
      *William F. EDGOOSE, head, aged 38, married 6 years, no children, coal merchant, employer, born at Lincoln;
      Ada M. EDGOOSE, wife, aged 35, married 6 years, born at Nettleham, Lincolnshire.
      (RG14/9309)

      His son Ronald William EDGOOSE was born on 13 September 1911.
      (GRO September Q 1911 Wisbech 3b 947)

      Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1912 lists Wm. F. EDGOOSE, coal merchant, at Walton Highway.

      2 October 1919. Admission of William Frederick EDGOOSE on the Absolute Surrender of James Henry HOULDEN:
      "Be it remembered that on the day and year above written the following Absolute Surrender was enrolled (that is to say) The Manor of West Walton with its Members on the part of Walton Be it remembered that on the Sixth day of September One thousand nine hundred and nineteen James Henry HOULDEN of West Walton in the County of Norfolk Farmer a copyhold tenant of the said Manor came before the Steward of the said Manor whose name is subjoined to the caption hereunder written and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds to him paid by William Frederick EDGOOSE of West Walton aforesaid Coal Merchant did out of Court surrender into the hands of the Lord of the said Manor by the hands and acceptance of his said steward by the rod according to the custom of the said Manor All that Cottage or Tenement now divided into two Cottages or Tenements in the respective occupations of Fred GREEN and William PERCIVAL and All those Four perches of land situate in West Walton aforesaid in a certain place there called Church End abutting on land formerly of Sigismund Trafford SOUTHWELL Esquire and afterwards of Sigismund TRAFFORD North and East a little Lane South and holden of the said Manor by the yearly rent of One penny To which premises the said James Henry HOULDEN was admitted
      Tenant on the 6th day of June 1913 Together with the appurtenances To the use of the said William Frederick EDGOOSE his heirs and assigns at the will of the Lord according to the custom of the said Manor at and under the rents suits and services therefor due and of right accustomed And it is hereby declared and certified that the transaction hereby effected does not form part of a larger transaction or of a series of transactions in respect of which the amount or value or the aggregate amount or value of the consideration exceeds Five hundred pounds - James H. HOULDEN
      This Surrender was taken and accepted the day and year first above written By me Edward M. JACKSON Steward of the said Manor Whereupon the said William Frederick EDGOOSE by Ernest BELLAMY Gentleman his attorney in that behalf came before the said Steward and humbly prayed the favour of the Lord of this Manor to be admitted tenant to the lands and tenements holden of this Manor by copy of Court Roll so surrendered to his use as aforesaid. And the said William Frederick EDGOOSE by his said attorney was thereupon admitted tenant thereof To hold to him the said William Frederick EDGOOSE and his heirs according to the form and effect of the said Surrender of the Lord at the Will of the Lord according to the custom of this Manor by the rents and services therefor due and of right accustomed Saving everyones right And he paid the Lord a fine But his fealty was respited"
      (West Walton cum Membris Manor Court Rolls Book W pages 499-500).

      10 October 1919. Deed of Enfranchisement to William Fredderick EDGOOSE:
      "This Indenture made the Tenth day of October One thousand nine hundred and nineteen Between Hugh Mcdonald Caunter JACKSON of Canfield in the County of Essex Esquire hereinafter called the Lord of the one part and William Frederick EDGOOSE of West Walton in the County of Norfolk Coal Merchant hereinafter called the Tenant of the other part Whereas the Lord is seised in unencumbered fee simple in possession of the Manor of West Walton with its Members in the County of Norfolk And whereas the Tenant now stands admitted Tenant according to the custom of the said Manor of the part of Walton to the copyhold hereditaments specified in the Schedule hereto And whereas the Tenant has agreed with the Lord for the Enfranchisement of the said hereditaments at the sum of Seven pounds and ten shillings Now this Indenture witnesseth that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of Seven pounds and ten shillings now paid by the Tenant to the Lord the receipt whereof the Lord hereby acknowledges the Lord as Beneficial Owner hereby conveys and enfranchises to the Tenant All the hereditaments specified in the Schedule hereto including the rights mentioned in Section 23 of the Copyhold Act 1894 To hold to and To the use of the Tenant in fee simple as freehold discharged from all fines quit rents and other incidents whatsoever of copyhold or customary tenure And it it hereby certified that the transaction hereby effected does not form part of a larger transaction or of a series of transactions in respect of which the amount or value or the aggregate amount or value of the consideration exceeds Five hundred pounds In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written - The Schedule - All that Cottage or Tenement now divided into two Cottages or Tenements in the respective occupations of Fred GREEN and William PERCIVAL and All those Four perches of land situate in West Walton in the County of Norfolk in a certain place there called Church End abutting on land formerly of Sigismund Trafford SOUTHWELL Esquire and afterwards of Sigismund TRAFFORD North and East a little lane South and holden of the said Manor by the yearly rent of One penny (To which premises the Tenant was admitted on the Second day of October One thousand nine hundred and nineteen) - Hugh McD. C. JACKSON Signed sealed and delivered by the said Hugh McDonald Caunter JACKSON in the presence of Walter S. WRIGHT The Limes Takeley Essex Engineer".
      (West Walton cum Membris Manor Court Rolls Book W pages 506-507).

      He traded from a 5.75 acre coal yard adjoining his house in St. Paul's Road, Walton Highway.

      From the 1939 Register of Walton Highway, Marshland R.D., Norfolk:
      *William F. EDGOOSE, born 18 February 1873, married, farmer & coal merchant & land worker
      Ada M. EDGOOSE, born 15 March 1874, married, unpaid domestic duties
      Ronald W. EDGOOSE, born 13 September 1911, single, assisting father as coal merchant
      (RG101/6566F/012/24 TRQN)

      William F. EDGOOSE died at The Clarkson Hospital, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, on 12 November 1954 aged 81.
      (GRO December Q 1954 Wisbech 4a 312)

      He was buried at West Walton Cemetery, Norfolk, on 18 November 1954.

      "THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me WILLIAM FREDERICK EDGOOSE of Walton Highway in the County of Norfolk Coal Merchant
      1. I HERBY REVOKE all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and DECLARE this to be my last Will and Testament
      2. I APPOINT my Son RONALD WILLIAM EDGOOSE to be the Executor and Trustee of this my Will
      3. SUBJECT to the payment of my funeral and testamentary expenses death duties and debts I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH the whole of my real and personal estate of whatsoever description and wheresoever situate unto my wife ADA MARY EDGOOSE for her own use absolutely PROVIDED ALWAYS that if she shall not survive me for the period of one month the I DECLARE that the provisions of this clause contained shall not take effect
      4. IF my wife shall predecease me or having survived me diw within one month of my death the I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH the whole of my said estate as aforesaid unto my said son RONALD WILLIAM EDGOOSE for his own use absolutely
      IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of May One thousand nine hundred and fifty three
      SIGNED AND DECLARED by the said WILLIAM
      FREDERICK EDGOOSE the Testator as and [signed] W. L. EDGOOSE
      for his last Will and Testament in the
      presence of us both being present at the
      same time who at his request in his
      presence and in the poresence of each
      other have hereunto subscribed our
      names as witnesses:
      C. M. B. SESSIONS Solicitor Wisbech
      M. MEED His Clerk"

      William Frederick EDGOOSE of Walton Highway, Norfolk, died on 12 November 1954 at The Clarkson Hospital, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Probate was granted at Peterborough on 29 March 1955 to Ronald William EDGOOSE, farmer. Effects totalled 1167.4s.3d.
      (National Probate Calendar 1955)


      (revised 15.04.2016)