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EDGOOSE, Arthur

Male 1811 - 1895  (84 years)


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  • Name EDGOOSE, Arthur  [1
    Born 4 Sep 1811  Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 29 Sep 1811  Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 29 Sep 1811  Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 379 
    _UID CFFA0EDDEA714B04866B6217799500D9AFD0 
    Died 2 Oct 1895  Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 5 Oct 1895  Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I379  Edgoose
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, James,   b. 1780, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1832, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother WINFREY, Mary (Winfree),   b. 1785, Long Sutton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1862, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1807  Moulton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CHAMBERLAIN, Bithiah,   b. 1828, Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1885, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1862  St. Pancras, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Historical Directories
    The Directories 4146 Edgoose Arthur Edgoose 379 1877 141.jpg
    The Directories 4146 Edgoose Arthur Edgoose 379 1877 141.jpg
    ARTHUR EDGOOSE (1811-1895)

    Address: 60 Chestnut Street, Leicester

    Occupation: clerk

    Directory: History, Gazetteer & Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland

    Date: 1877
    The Directories 4146 Edgoose Arthur Edgoose 379 1878 145.jpg
    The Directories 4146 Edgoose Arthur Edgoose 379 1878 145.jpg
    ARTHUR EDGOOSE (1811-1895)

    Address: 60 Chestnut Street, Leicester

    Occupation: clerk

    Directory: Wright's Directory of Leicester and Six Miles Round

    Date: 1878
    The Directories 4146 Edgoose Arthur Edgoose 379 1880 142.jpg
    The Directories 4146 Edgoose Arthur Edgoose 379 1880 142.jpg
    ARTHUR EDGOOSE (1811-1895)

    Address: 60 Chestnut Street, Leicester

    Occupation: clerk

    Directory: Wright's Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland

    Date: 1880
    The Directories 4146 Edgoose Arthur Edgoose 379 1883-84 143.jpg
    The Directories 4146 Edgoose Arthur Edgoose 379 1883-84 143.jpg
    ARTHUR EDGOOSE (1811-1895)

    Address: 60 Chestnut Street, Leicester

    Occupation: clerk

    Directory: Wright's Directory of Leicester and Fifteen Miles Round

    Date: 1883-1884

  • Notes 
    • ARTHUR EDGOOSE 1811-1895

      Arthur EDGOOSE was born on 4 September 1811 (WEST family bible) and baptised at Gosberton, Lincolnshire, on 29 September 1811, son of James and Mary EDGOOSE. James EDGOOSE had married Mary WINFREE at Moulton, Lincolnshire, on 14 December 1807.

      An Arthur EDGOOSE, police constable No. 145, gave evidence against William Stroud at the Old Bailey on 13 July 1836:
      "William STROUD was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering a building within the curtilage of the dwelling house of John BOYCE, on the 6th of June, and stealing therein 3 pairs of boots, value 4s.; 1 pair of shoes, value 6d.; 1 handkerchief, value 4d.; and 1 table-cover, value 6d.; his goods; and 9 brushes, value 7s., the goods of William COVENTRY.
      Arthur EDGOOSE (police-constable N 145.) On Tuesday, the 6th of June, I was at the corner of King's-road, Kingsland-road, and saw the prisoner coming from Hoxton, about two o'clock in the morning, with a bundle on his head - I asked him what he had got in that bundle, and where he got it - he said his sister gave it to him, who lived in Waterloo-town Mile-end - COOK took it from him, and took him into custody.
      William COOK (police-constable N 96.) I was with EDGOOSE, and took the bundle from the prisoner - I found three pairs of boots, one pair of shoes and sundry odd shoes and brushes in it - they were tied in a green baize table cover.
      James William HUNT. I live in Gee-street, Shoreditch, and am a painter. These brushes are mine - I was at work with them the day before - I know all these belong to William COVENTRY, my employer - I left them in the brewhouse.
      Mary Ellis FLEGG. I am servant to John BOYCE, of Wallis-buildings, Kingsland-road - he is an examiner at the Board of Excise. The boots and shoes, handkercief and table-cover, produced, belong to him, and were taken from Mr. Boyce's brewhouse - six tiles had been taken off the roof, which would admit a person - the brewhouse forms part of the premises, and is connected with the dwelling-house, and enclosed with a wall, which wall joins the dwelling house - the premises are enclosed with a wall in the yard of the dwelling-house - the brushes were kept in the brew-house with the boots.
      Prisoner's Defence. As I was coming home, I saw somebody throw the bundle down and run away - I took it up, and was taking it to the light to look at it, when the policeman came and took me.
      Arthur EDGOOSE re-examined. when I took him he was not looking at the property - he came by a gas-light.
      GUILTY of breaking and entering, and stealing the brushes only. Aged 18. - Transported for Fourteen Years.
      (The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674-1913 t18360713-1508)

      The Metropolitan Police Service's Historical Collection contains a reference to Arthur EDGOOSE, Warrant No. 9836, of 'F' Division (which was the Kensington area of London). He was suspended on 23 June 1837 and given a gratuity on 25 June. There is no record of why he was suspended but as a gratuity was apparently the equivalent of a pension his misdemeanor must have been minor.
      (E-mail from george.bird@met.police.uk 02.09.2008)

      From the 1841 census of Near the High Street, Bletchley, Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire:
      Robert ADAMS, aged 50, agricultural labourer, born in Buckinghamshire;
      Rebecca ADAMS, aged 50, born in Buckinghamshire;
      George BARKER, aged 50, tailor, (born in Scotland, Ireland, or Foreign Parts?);
      *.......... EDGOOSE, aged 35, police constable, (born in Scotland, Ireland or Foreign Parts?).
      (HO107/56/5)

      An LNWR Salary Register for the London Division Police Department in the 1840s shows thar Arthur EDGOOSE, No. 166, was appointed on 22 September [year not stated]. He was responsible for miles 48 to 51. His wages were 19s. per week. The date of his leaving was left blank but under "Remarks" is written to Bletchley. An interesting article entitled Early Railway Policemen which appeared in Railway Policemen on 9 March 2013 and which mentions Arthur EDGOOSE explains their duties.
      (http://workswhistle.com/?p=46)

      The 1851 census of 5 Drummond Street, St. Pancras, Middlesex, taken on 30 March:
      Ann WRIGHT, head, aged 48, born at St. Pancras, Middlesex;
      Marion WRIGHT, daughter, aged 16, dressmaker, born at St. Pancras, Middlesex;
      *Arthur EDGOOSE, aged 36, unmarried, signalman, born at Gosberton, Lincolnshire.
      (HO107/1496/413/2)

      From the 1861 census of Tinley Square, Peterborough, Northamptonshire:
      Samuel Tinley, head, aged 40, coal merchant's clerk, born at Marllpool, Derbyshire;
      Hannah TINLEY, wife, aged 31, born at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire;
      Eliza A. TINLEY, daughter, aged 5, scholar, born at Peterborough, Northamptonshire;
      Walter D. TINLEY, son, aged 3, scholar, born at Peterborough, Northamptonshire;
      Ellen TINLEY, daughter, aged 2, scholar, born at Peterborough, Northamptonshire;
      Emma TINLEY, daughter, aged 11 months, born at Peterborough, Northamptonshire;
      Arthur EDGOOSE, lodger, unmarried, aged 47, railway servant, born at Gosberton, Lincolnshire.
      (RG9/966/39/26)

      He was married on 30 September 1862 at St. Pancras Church, St. Pancras, Middlesex, to Bithiah LEETE of Judd Street, St. Pancras, the widowed daughter of William CHAMBERLAIN deceased. Witnesses were William and Catharine [sic]CHAMBERLAIN.

      In 1871 he was living at 21 Chestnut Street, Leicester:
      *Arthur EDGOOSE, head, aged 57, messenger in yarn warehouse, born at Gosberton, Lincolnshire;
      Bithiah EDGOOSE, wife, aged 44, born at Mordan (sic), Cambridgeshire;
      Reuben LEETE, son, aged 18, elastic band hand, born at Mordan (sic);
      Tempest LEETE, son, aged 14, clicker, born at Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
      (RG10/3283/24/19)

      He is listed as a clerk living at 60 Chestnut Street in the Leicester street directories for 1877, 1878, 1880, 1882, 1883-84, 1884, and 1886, but not in 1875 or 1888.

      He was a clerk living at 60 Chestnut Street, Leicester St. Mary, with his wife Bithiah at the time of the 1881 census. Their surname was transcribed as EDGOODE:
      *Arthur EDGOODE, head, aged 69, clerk, born at Gosberton, Lincolnshire;
      Bethiah EDGOODE, wife, aged 53, born at Guilden Morden, Cambridgeshire.
      (RG11/3173/144/6)

      His wife Bithiah died at 60 Chestnut Street, Leicester, on 22 March 1885. The Leicester street directory for 1886 was the last time that Arthur was listed at that address.

      At the time of the 1891 census Arthur HEADGOOSE (sic) was an inmate in the Union Workhouse, Narborough Road, Blaby, Leicestershire. He was described as a 78 year old widower, born Aylestone, Leicestershire, a pauper inmate and farm labourer.
      (RG12/2500/103/2)

      He died on 2 October 1895 at the Union Workhouse, St. Margaret's, Leicester, and was buried on 5 October at the Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester.
      Strangely, although he bought the freehold of the grave he himself was not buried in it. Edwin James FULLER, aged 5, of 19 Oxenden Street, Leicester, was buried in it on 22 March 1920; Francis FULLER, aged 84, of 2 Wakefield Place, Leicester, on 5 January 1935; and Edwin Thomas FULLER, aged 86, of 67 Gypsy Lane, Leicester, on 24 February 1943.

      He is described as a railway servant of Leigh Street, St. Pancras, on his marriage certificate; as a clerk of 60 Chestnut Street, Leicester, on his wife's death certificate in 1885; and as a former general labourer on his death certificate in 1895.

      NOTES & QUERIES:
      Frances Chamberlain LEETE married Edwin Thomas FULLER in 1878.
      (GRO December Q 1878 Leicester 7a 481).
      In 1881 Frances FULLER was 27 years old, born at Morden, Cambridgeshire, and living at 106 Walnut Street, Leicester, with her husband Edwin T. FULLER and son Edwin F. FULLER (RG11/3173/119/11).
      In 1891 the family were living at Duncan Road, Aylestone, Leicestershire. Also present was their 66 year old spinster aunt Catherine CHAMBERLAIN who was born at Potton, Bedfordshire (RG12/2496/81/30).

      FURTHER RESEARCH:
      1). Blaby Workhouse Minutes and Admission & Discharge Registers at Leicestershire Record Office.
      2). Midland Railway staff records at TNA (RAIL491). NB Leicester was also on the Midland Railway.

      (revised 07.10.2013)

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