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LEEDER,  Julia Hannah

LEEDER, Julia Hannah

Female 1850 - 1946  (95 years)

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  • Name LEEDER, Julia Hannah  [1
    Born 24 Aug 1850  Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 367 
    _UID 2EFD39F28A214A06BBA41B5664F554AF7D82 
    Died 30 May 1946  Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I367  Edgoose
    Last Modified 20 May 2017 

    Father LEEDER, Richard,   b. 29 Aug 1820, Bungay, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1893, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother BROWNING, Elizabeth,   b. 1811, Ramsden, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1902, Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1840  Limpenhoe, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family EDGOOSE, James,   b. 2 Apr 1847, West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1892, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1870  Acle, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Walter Leeder,   b. 2 Sep 1871, Walsoken, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1957, Aldershot, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. EDGOOSE, Julia May,   b. 28 May 1877, Walsoken, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1958, Alton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Burt Walter Edgoose (1901-1989)
    Burt Walter Edgoose (1901-1989)
    The Four Generations in 1931:
    Walter Leeder Edgoose (1871-1957)
    Burt Walter Edgoose (1901-1989)
    Julia Hannah Leeder (1850-1946), widow of James Edgoose (1847-1892), holding baby Stanton John Edgoose
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    West End Store on the corner of Edward Street and Lime Street, Aldershot, Hampshire.
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    A postcard with no decypherable date but early George VI stamp addressed to Mrs. J. H. Edgoose, Joy Croft, York Rd, Aldershot:
    "Dear Mother We are having a grand time the weather has been perfect but it has started raining this afternoon I gained 3lb [illegible] in a week Love from Walter"
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    Julian Hannah Leeder (1850-1946) is seen here in about 1914 standing on the steps of what is believed to be the boarding house she ran in Toronto, Canada, until she thought it safe enough to return to England.
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    Leeder JuliaHannahLeeder 367 236.jpg
    A postcard from Nellie dated 16 June 1937 and franked Acle Norfolk, addressed to Mrs. Edgoose c/o Mrs. Hayle, 179 Lynn Road Wisbech.
    "I hope you are both well, & having a nice time. Sorry I cannot get a Photo of the Old Bridge. Weather has improved somewhat lately. My kind loveto you both. Yrs Nellie"
    Juila May Edgoose and 'Bee' Goldsmith
    Juila May Edgoose and "Bee" Goldsmith
    Reverse inscribed "Hungry Hill August 5th 1935".
    Julia May EDGOOSE (1877-1958)
    Jessie Beatrice GOLDSMITH (1883-1975), wife of William John JONES (1874-1975)
    Julia May Edgoose with her mother
    Julia May Edgoose with her mother
    Julia May EDGOOSE (1877-1958) with her mother Julia Hannah EDGOOSE nee LEEDER (1850-1946)
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    Headstones
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    The gravestone of Julia Hannah Leeder (1850-1946), wife of James Edgoose (1847-1892), in Aldershot Cemetery in Hampshire.

    Letters (Family + Friend)
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    A postcard from Walter Leeder Edgoose to his mother Mrs J. H. Edgoose, Beechcroft, York Road, Aldershot.
    "Dear Mother Just to let you know we are allright and hope you are the same. The children are very good bring them back on Monday Love Walter"
    Franked Eastbourne Sussex 23 April 1938. Whose children?
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    Postcard franked 16 August 1904 Wisbech addressed to Mrs. Edgoose, "The Stores", Edward Street, Alderrshot, Hants.
    "Thanks for the card I will write a long letter soon. Am now off to Wisbech How are you getting on all right. Much Love, Julia"
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    Postcard franked with a 1d George Vth stamp and dated 31 May. Addressed to Mrs Edgoose, 343 Walmer Rd Toronto Canada
    "Dearest, Just to let you know that we all (underlined twice) are well and all right. I am writing letter directly after this may be in time for Mail Hope you are well getting on all right. Kindest Love
    Ju"

  • Notes 
    • JULIA HANNAH LEEDER 1850-1946

      Julia Hannah LEEDER was born at Acle, Norfolk, on 24 August 1850, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth LEEDER.
      (GRO December Q 1870 Blofield 4b 497)
      Richard LEEDER had married Elizabeth BROWNING at Limpenhoe Parish Church, Norfolk, on 13 October 1840.

      The 1851 census of The Street, Acle, Norfolk;
      Richard LEEDER, head, aged 31, hairdresser, born at Bungay, Suffolk;
      Elizabeth LEEDER, wife, aged 29, shoe binder, born at Ramsden, Essex;
      Richard LEEDER, son, aged 9, scholar, born at Acle;
      Ellen LEEDER, daughter, aged 4, scholar, born at Acle;
      *Julia LEEDER, daughter, aged 7 months, born at Acle.
      (HO 107/1819/276/4)

      Julia Hannah LEEDER's great grandson Michael James EDGOOSE has in his possession (June 2007) her bible which, according to the inscription, was "presented by her Father, Decr 11 1856". It had originally belonged to her grandmother Ann THROWER: "Hannah THROWER Her Book the Gift of the Revnd Mr. WYTHE Decr 3d 1795".

      The 1861 census of Acle, Norfolk:
      Richard LEEDER, head, aged 40, shopkeeper and hairdresser, born at Bungay, Suffolk;
      Elizabeth LEEDER, wife, aged 50, hairdresser's wife, born at (illegible);
      Ellen LEEDER, daughter, aged 14, shop maid, born at Acle;
      *Julia H. LEEDER, daughter, aged 10, scholar, born at Acle;
      Jessie LEEDER, daughter, aged 7, scholar, born at Acle;
      Fred LEEDER, son, aged 3, born at Acle;
      Emily M. HASTINGS, boarder, pupil teacher to (illegible), born at Mundsley, Norfolk.
      (RG9/1227/92/9)

      From two small manuscript volumes of scripture references it is clear that she was a devout young girl. One volume bears the date Acle 1865 on the cover and December 1864 inside.

      She married James EDGOOSE at Acle on 4 October 1870. Witnesses were Richard LEEDER and Jessie Elmer LEEDER.
      (GRO December Q 1870 Blofield 4b 497)

      The 1871 census of Church End Road, West Walton, Norfolk:
      James EDGOOSE, head, aged 24, shoemaker, born at West Walton;
      *Julia H. EDGOOSE, wife, aged 20, born at Acle, Norfolk.
      (RG10/1617/85/10)

      In 1881 James and Julia were living in the Lynn Road, Walsoken, Norfolk:
      James EDGOOSE, head, aged 34, gardener, born at West Walton, Norfolk;
      *Julia EDGOOSE, wife, aged 30, born at Acle, Norfolk;
      Walter L. EDGOOSE, son, aged 9, scholar, born at Walsoken, Norfolk;
      Julia M. EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 3, born at Walsoken.
      (RG11/1699/73/16)

      In 1891 James and Julia Hannah were living at 16 Canal Street, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, with their daughter:
      EDGOOSE, James, head, aged 44, gardener, born at West Walton, Norfolk;
      *EDGOOSE, Julia H., wife, 40, born at Acle, Norfolk;
      EDGOOSE, Julia M., daughter, aged 13, scholar, born at Old Walsoken, Norfolk.
      (RG12/1304/87/15)

      Her husband James EDGOOSE died aged 44 on 12 March 1892.

      She was left 100 in the will of her father who died on 5 March 1893.

      An envelope from the Legacy and Succession Duty Office at Somerset House postmarked 12 June 1895 was addressed to Mrs. J. H. EDGOSS (sic), 9 East Street, Wisbech.

      Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1896 lists Mrs. EDGOOSE at 11 Lynn Road, Wisbech.

      She was still living in Walsoken in May 1897.

      An agreement dated May 1897 between Mrs. Julia EDGOOSE of Wisbech St. Peter, widow, and Mrs. Elizabeth SEE wife of George Thurston SEE baker shows that she still owned the bakehouse (then known as 109 Norwich Road, Walsoken) which had belonged to her husband.

      "TO LET, an old-established BAKING BUSINESS. - Mrs. EDGOOSE, 11, Lynn-road, Wisbeach."
      (Stamford Mercury, Friday 13 August 1897)
      (www.findmypast.co.uk)

      An Appointment of New Trustees of the Will of the late Mr. James EDGOOSE dated 21 June 1899 refers to Julia Hannah EDGOOSE of Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey, and to Julia May EDGOOSE of The Yews, Tilney St. Lawrence, Lynn, Norfolk. In a Deed of Appointment dated 18 November 1901 she was "late of Limpsfield, Oxted", Surrey, and now of Aldershot.

      The 1901 census of Bowling Green, Limpsfield, Surrey, taken on 31 March describes her as a 47 year old "housekeeper domestic" employed by 29 year old farmer N. W. HUDSON who was born in Bingley, Yorkshire.
      (RG13/632/10/12)

      On 21 September 1901 she took the tenancy of a "House Shop and Premises" at No. 20 Lime Street, Aldershot, Hampshire, from her son Walter Leeder EDGOOSE's father-in-law Thomas MILES at a weekly rent of fifteen shillings payable every Monday in advance. The signature of Thomas MILES was witnessed by Edith A. MILES of York Road, Aldershot, and that of Julia H. EDGOOSE by Walter L. EDGOOSE, builder, Perowne Street, Aldershot.

      She and her son Walter Leeder EDGOOSE's cousin are said to have watched soldiers parading down the Avenue in Acle in the first years of the 20th century and to have featured quite prominently in a photograph of the parade which was on sale later. It is thought the parade may have been to mark the end of the Boer War.
      (See also letter from Jessie Beatrice GOLDSMITH dated 4 January 1968)

      In a Deed of Appointment of New Trustees dated 23 December 1910 she was formerly of Aldershot, but now of Fairview, Lynn Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

      Kelly's Directory of Hampshire for 1911 lists Mrs. Julia Hannah EDGOOSE as a shopkeeper at 19 Lime Street, Aldershot.

      From the 1911 census of 19 Lime Street, Aldershot, Hampshire:
      *Julia Hannah EDGOOSE, head, widow, aged 58, grocers shop, born in Norfolk;
      Julia May EDGOOSE, daughter, single, aged 32, born at Old Walsoken, Norfolk.
      (RG14PN3114/RG78PN113/RD34/SD2/ED5/SN234)

      At some time she took over 57 Perowne Street, Aldershot, where her son and his wife had lived. A letter from her solicitor Alfred Southwell of Southwell & Dennis, Wisbech, dated 2 July 1914 was addressed to her at 57 Perowne Street, Aldershot:
      "Dear Mrs. Edgoose,
      I am in receipt of your letter and am not surprised at anything nowadays ladies do, even to their wanting the Vote, though I hope you are not one of the militant ones. I trust you will have a safe and pleasant journey. You use the word "trip", from which I gather you intend coming back again. I enclose, as requested, a letter, which I think, if required at all, will be of service.
      Yours truly,
      Alfred Southwell"

      "To all whom it may concern
      MY CLIENT, MRS. J. H. EDGOOSE, informs me she is intending taking a trip to Canada.
      Mrs. Edgoose formerly lived in this neighbourhood, but for several years past has resided at Aldershot where her Son carries on a large business as a Builder and Contractor. She is the Owner of several houses both in this neighbourhood and at Aldershot, and from my own personal knowledge of her, extending as it does over nearly thirty years, I can quite confidently say that her position is not only a good one, but that every credence may be given to anything she may do or say.
      (Signed). Alfred Southwell
      Solicitor and Notary Public,
      WISBECH, (Cambs.)"

      She sailed from Southampton for Quebec and Montreal via Queenstown on Thursday 9 July 1914 on the Cunard liner s.s. Andania, a twin screw vessel of 13,400 tons. Only two classes were carried on the ship, second class and third class, and the second class fare was 10.15.0d.. The printed passenger list names her as Mrs. J. H. EDGOOSE. She landed at Quebec on 18 July 1914, giving her age as 59 (she was almost 64!).

      The Canadian Passenger Lists 1865-1935 show that her destination was Toronto. Her intended occupation in Canada was that of housekeeper and she had no intention of residing in the country permanently.
      (www.ancestry.com)

      It is thought that she ran a boarding house in Canada, but no evidence has been found to support this. On 2 February 1915 she was living at 158 Albany Avenue, Toronto, but on 9 October 1915 and 7 February 1916 she was living at 343 Walmer Road, Toronto, in a house owned in 1914, 1915, and 1916 by Norman P. DALZIEL. Her daughter Julia May EDGOOSE addressed a card to her at this address dated 31 May 19--. She probably returned to England in 1917.

      A Statement from Farnham solicitors Stevens & Flinn dated 27 November 1918 showed that she had purchased a plot of land in Crescent Road, York Road, Aldershot.

      Drew's Aldershot & Farnborough Directory 1920 lists EDGOOSE, Mrs. J., at Burleigh Cottage, 57 Perowne Street, Aldershot. The same directory for 1924 lists her at 12 York Crescent, Aldershot.

      Drew's Aldershot & Farnborough Directory for the years 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1938 lists her at 44 York Road, Aldershot.

      From the 1939 Register of 44 York Road, Aldershot M.B., Hampshire:
      *Julia Hannah EDGOOSE, born 24 August 1850, widowed, incapacitated through age
      Julia May EDGOOSE, born 28 August 1877, single, unpaid domestic duties
      (RG101/2317B/010/4 EDAX)

      She died at home on 30 May 1946 and was buried in Aldershot Cemetery.

      The death of Julia H. EDGOOSE aged 95 was registered in 1946.
      (GRO June Q 1946 Aldershot 2c 220)

      The Timber Trades Journal 8 June 1946:
      "Sympathy is extended to Mr. W. L. EDGOOSE, chairman of W. L. Edgoose & Sons, Ltd., timber merchants and moulding and joinery manufacturers, of Aldershot and Godalming, on the loss he has just suffered by the death of his mother, Mrs. J. H. EDGOOSE, following a fall. Mrs. EDGOOSE was in perfect health up to the time of her accident - a wonderful old lady, who, had she lived a few weeks longer, would have celebrated her 96th birthday".

      Aldershot News: MRS. J. H. EDGOOSE
      "Probably the oldest resident of Aldershot, Mrs. Julia Hannah EDGOOSE, died at her home, 44, York-road, on Thursday week, at the age of 95. She was the widow of Mr. James EDGOOSE, and had lived in the town for many years. Her death followed a fall in the kitchen, two days earlier.
      At the inquest, held by the Aldershot Coroner (Mr. H. M. FOSTER) on Saturday, evidence of identification was given by the son, Mr. Walter L. EDGOOSE, and Dr. N. H. REYNOLDS said that Mrs. EDGOOSE told her she had fallen by the fireplace, and tried to save herself. The doctor said she found a fracture of the right femur.
      In recording a verdict that death was due to senile decay, accelerated by an accidental fall, the Coroner expressed sympathy with the relatives.
      Mrs. EDGOOSE was born at Acle, Norfolk, where her father kept the village store, and she operated one of the earliest telegraph instruments there. She came to Aldershot about 40 years ago, following her husband's death, and had lived in the town ever since, except for a period of about three years in Canada.
      The funeral took place on Monday, when a service at the house was taken by the Rev. Alan J. N. COOK, who also officiated at the graveside in the Town Cemetery. The family mourners were Mr. and Mrs. W. L. EDGOOSE (son and daughter-in-law), Miss J. M. EDGOOSE (daughter), Miss E. N. EDGOOSE, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. EDGOOSE, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. J. EDGOOSE and Mrs. HOSKING (grandchildren), Mrs. BILLING, Mrs. MORDANT, Mrs. SPARKHALL and Mrs. EGGAR".

      According to Inland Revenue Form C-1 Estate Duty at the time of her death she still owned No. 5 Lynn Road, Wisbech, with about 1.5 acres of land as well as Nos. 75, 76, and 77 Lynn Road, Walton Highway, Wisbech. The former was valued at 600 and the latter at 300.

      "EDGOOSE Julia Hannah of 44 York-road Aldershot Hampshire widow died 30 May 1946 Probate London 20 November to Walter Leeder EDGOOSE timber merchant and Edith Naomi EDGOOSE spinster. Effects 4640 18s. 3d. Further Grant 8 August 1947."
      (National Probate Calendar 1946)

      "EDGOOSE Julia Hannah of 44 York-road Aldershot Hampshire widow died 30 May 1946 Probate (limited to settled land) London 8 August to Walter Leeder EDGOOSE timber merchant and Edith Naomi EDGOOSE spinster. Effects 900. Former Grant P.R. 20 November 1946."
      (National Probate Calendar 1947)

      Monumental Inscription: Aldershot Cemetery
      IN
      LOVING MEMORY OF
      JULIA HANNAH
      WIDOW OF JAMES EDGOOSE OF WALSOKEN, NORFOLK
      BORN AT ACLE 24th AUGUST 1850
      DIED AT ALDERSHOT 30th MAY 1946

      AND OF THEIR DAUGHTER
      JULIA MAY EDGOOSE
      WHO DIED 14th DECEMBER 1958
      AGED 81 YEARS
      "AT REST"

      The Will of Julia Hannah EDGOOSE:
      "I Julia Hannah EDGOOSE of Number Forty-four York Road Aldershot in the County of Southampton Widow hereby revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will.

      1. I APPOINT my son Walter Leeder EDGOOSE and my grand-daughter Edith Naomi EDGOOSE both of "Dungannon" Highfield Avenue Aldershot aforesaid (hereinafter called "my Trustees") to be the excecutors and trustees of this my will and also trustees for all the purposes of the Settled Land Act One thousand nine hundred and twenty-five.

      2. I GIVE AND BEQUEATH my freehold properties known as Numbers Ten and Twelve York Crescent Aldershot aforesaid and the two garages adjoining and Kingsley Number Ninety-five York Road Aldershot aforesaid unto my said son Walter Leeder EDGOOSE for his own use and benefit absolutely Subject only as to Number Ninety-five York Road Aldershot aforesaid to the payment to my daughter Julia May EDGOOSE of an annuity during her life of Six shillings per week free from all deductions whatsoever by equal weekly payments during such period or periods as the said property known as Number Ninety-five York Road Aldershot shall be occupied by any person or persons whatsoever.

      3. I DEVISE my freehold property known as Number Forty-four York Road Aldershot aforesaid and my two freehold houses situate in Lynn Road Wisbech in the County of Cambridge to my Trustees in fee simple upon trust for my said daughter Julia May EDGOOSE during her life
      (i) As to Number Forty-four York Road Aldershot aforesaid with remainder to my said son Walter Leeder EDGOOSE for his own use and benefit during his life with remainder to my grand-daughter Edith Naomi EDGOOSE for her own use and benefit absolutely.
      (ii) As to my two freehold houses in Lynn Road Wisbech aforesaid with remainder to my said son Walter Leeder EDGOOSE for his own uses and benefit absolutely.

      4. I GIVE DEVISE and BEQUEATH all the residue of my real and personal property unto my Trustees Upon Trust either to retain or to sell call in and convert into money all or any part or parts thereof with power in their uncontrolled discretion to postpone such sale calling in and conversion And to hold the proceeds of such sale calling in and conversion and any part or parts thereof remaining unsold (hereinafter referred to as "my residuary estate") Upon Trust for my said son Walter Leeder EDGOOSE and Julia May EDGOOSE for their own use and benefit absolutely.

      5. MY TRUSTEES shall have the following further powers namely:-
      (a) To agree and settle accounts with all persons liable to account to my estate and for that purpose to execute effectual receipts releases and discharges.
      (b) to appropriate any part of the real or personal property forming part of my residuary estate in the actual condition or state of investment thereof at the time of appropriation in or towards satisfaction of any share in my residuary estate or the proceeds of sale of my residuary estate and may for that purpose ascertain or fix the value of the property so to be appropriated as they shall think fit. Every appropriation made hereunder shall bind all persons interested under this my will whether in the said share to which the appropriation is made or in any other share or otherwise under this my will.

      6. NO TRUSTEE of this my will shall be liable for any loss not attributable to the wilful commission by him or her of an act known by him or her to be a breach of trust and in particular he or she shall not be bound to take any proceedings against a co-trustee for any breach or alleged breach of trust committed by such co-trustee.

      IN WITNESS whereof I the said Julia Hannah EDGOOSE have hereunto set my hand to this and the preceding two sheets of fulscap paper this fifth day of July One thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight."

      SIGNED by the said Julia Hannah EDGOOSE as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses J. H. EDGOOSE
      H. M. FOSTER
      Aldershot Solicitor
      G. BROAD
      His clerk

      (revised 16.04.2016)

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Edgo21.FTW (Reliability: 0).
      Date of Import: 28 Jan 2002