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EDGOOSE,  Augusta

EDGOOSE, Augusta

Female 1847 - 1927  (80 years)

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  • Name EDGOOSE, Augusta 
    Born 16 Feb 1847  Leek, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 386 
    _UID 8B325553CF3647BC984A334426BF1CC78E03 
    Died 23 Apr 1927  Ninfield, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I386  Edgoose
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, Jesse,   b. 10 Jan 1813, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1856, Gate Fulford, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother ROWLEY, Eliza,   b. 7 Jun 1811, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1848, Whitehead Lane, Oldham, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 11 Aug 1841  Walsall, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    AUGUSTA EDGOOSE (1847-1927) to HERBERT HARRY EDGOOSE (1884-1944)

    Date: 8 JANUARY 1910

    A postcard of Upton Helions, the house where Augusta Edgoose (1847-1927) lived. It was addressed to Mr. Herbert Edgoose, Risegate, Blackburn, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. The date appears to be JA 8 10.

    Personal Letters
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    Edgoose AugustaEdgoose 386 225.jpg
    AUGUSTA EDGOOSE (1847-1927) to HERBERT HARRY EDGOOSE (1884-1944)


    "Dear Cousin Herbert Am just sending Upton Helions my little home across the water. Accept by best wishes for the New year With best love Your affectionate Cousin Augusta Edgoose"

  • Notes 
    • AUGUSTA EDGOOSE 1847-1927

      Augusta EDGOOSE was born at King Street, Leek, Staffordshire, on 16 February 1847, daughter of Jesse and Eliza EDGOOSE.
      (GRO March Q 1847 [ROWLEY] Leek 17 57]
      Jesse EDGOOSE had married Eliza ROWLEY on 11 August 1841.

      The 1851 census returns for Northallerton, Yorkshire, list:
      Mary EDGOOSE, wife, aged 30, Wesleyan Minister's wife, born at Naburn, Yorkshire;
      Alfred James EDGOOSE, son, aged 7, born at Longton, Staffordshire;
      Agnes Rowley EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 5, born at Tunstall, Staffordshire;
      *Augusta EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 4, born at Leek, Staffordshire;
      Mary JACKSON, servant, aged 19, house servant, born at Osgodby, Yorkshire.

      At the time of the 1861 census she was boarding in Manchester Street, Oldham, Lancashire, at the house of William BIRD, the superintendant Wesleyan Minister.
      Augusta was described as a 14 year old Minister's daughter, born at Leek in Staffordshire.

      She has not been traced in the 1871 census. One possibility is the following entry for Clarence Street, Gloucester:
      Ann WILKINSON, head, aged 69, widow, annuitant, born at Goswell, London;
      Martha WILKINSON, daughter, aged 30, schoolmistress, born at Ripon, Yorkshire;
      Sarah Rebecca WILKINSON, daughter, aged 26, schoolmistress, born at Thirsk, Yorkshire;
      Isaac WILKINSON, son, aged 37, accountant, born at Knaresbro, Yorkshire;
      *Augusta EGERTON, aged 24, unmarried, governess, born at Leake (sic), Staffordshire;
      Ada WESTBOCK, aged 11, scholar, born at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire;
      Louisa MANELL, aged 79, servant, born in Gloucestershire.

      The 1881 census returns for Beaversbrook Farm, Hillmarton, Wiltshire:
      Benjamin BODMAN, head, aged 29, farmer of 130 acres employing 3 labourers and 1 boy, born at Calne, Wiltshire;
      Kate S. BODMAN, wife, aged 28, born at Calne;
      Ada BODMAN, daughter, aged 6, born at Calne;
      Henry BODMAN, son, aged 5, born at Calne;
      William J. BODMAN, son, aged 3, born at Calne;
      Marian E. BODMAN, daughter, aged 2, born at Calne;
      Infant BODMAN, aged 1 month, born at Calne;
      *Agusta (sic) EDGOOD (sic), aged 34, unmarried, tutor to children, born at Leek, Staffordshire;
      Elizabeth J. DOLLMAN, aged 18, unmarried, general domestic servant, born at Chippenham, Wiltshire.

      In 1891 she was a 45 year old assistant bookseller at 49 Great George Street, Liverpool, living with 56 year old Irish born "tract depot bookseller" Esther FERGUSON. Her name was again spelled "Agusta" and her place of birth was simply "England" (RG12/2912/19/33).

      The 1901 census returns for Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, show her as a 54 year old Stafford born retired school governess. She had a 14 year old domestic servant, Beatrice MOORE, born in London, Middlesex (RG13/1397/36/10). Beatrice MOORE was a beneficiary of her will made in 1927 - see below.

      On a postcard picturing her house Upton Helions postmarked Bexhill 5 January 1910 and addressed to Mr. Herbert EDGOOSE, Risegate, Blackburn, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (sic), she wrote: "Dear Cousin Herbert, Am just sending Upton Helions my little home across the water I trust you are well Accept my best wishes for the New year With best love. Your affectionate Cousin Augusta EDGOOSE".

      The 1911 census of 16 Linden Road, Bexhill, Sussex:
      *Augusta EDGOOSE, head, single, aged 64, retired teacher, born at Stafford, Staffordshire;
      Beatrice MOORE, servant, single aged 22, domestic servant, born on the Isle of White.

      Kelly's Directory of Sussex lists a Miss EDGOOSE at 16 Linden Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, in 1911 and 1915.

      Percy Llewellyn EDGOOSE was visited in hospital in 1918 by Agnes and Augusta EDGOOSE and he later visited Augusta in Brighton.

      She is not listed in the Brighton directories between 1913 and 1923.
      (Letter from Brighton & Hove Local Studies Library 09.06.2000)

      She died at Woodview, Ninfield, Sussex, on 23 April 1927. George NORMAN, occupier, of the same address was present. She was described as a spinster of independent means. Probate was granted on 15 July 1927 to Hamilton SMITH of independent means:
      "THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me Augusta EDGOOSE of Woodview Ninfield in the County of Sussex Spinster whereby I revoke all former wills and testamentary instruments heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will I appoint Hamilton SMITH of Elmswood Montpelier Weston super Mare in the County of Somersetshire Gentleman to be the EXECUTOR and trustee of this my will and I take this opportunity of recording my appreciation of the kindness I have for many years received from him and I further thank him for undertaking the executorship and trusteeship of this my last will I bequeath the following pecuniary legacies free of all duty To the said Hamilton SMITH the sum of two hundred pounds To Inglis FLEMING of 1115 7th Avenue West Seattle in Washington State United States of America the sum of fifty pounds To Alfred COLLIER of 734C Christchurch Road Boscombe in the county of Hampshire the sum of seventy pounds To Ada FULLER of the School House Lewes in the County of Sussex Spinster the sum of twenty five pounds To Beatrice MOORE care of Mrs. HITCHCOCK of New College Burford in the County of Oxon Spinster the sum of ten pounds To my faithful friend George NORMAN of Woodview Ninfield in the county of Sussex the sum of seventy pounds and I forgive and release unto the said George NORMAN all sums of money advanced to him by me But if the said George NORMAN shall predecease me then I direct that such sums advanced to him by me shall be paid to me out of his estate I give to Rhoda NORMAN of Wood View Ninfield in the County of Sussex all my wearing apparel I give and bequeath all the rest of my real and personal estate unto my trustee to sell call in and convert the same into money and out of the proceeds thereof pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and give the residue to my sister Agnes Rawley (sic) EDGOOSE of Crosby Dene 53 Crouch Hall Road Crouch End London N 8 spinster IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of March one thousand nine hundred and twenty seven Augusta EDGOOSE

      Signed by the above named Augusta EDGOOSE as her last will in the joint presence of herself and us who at her request and in such joint presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
      Robt C MIDDLEMIST Ninfield Medical Practitioner
      G R WAIT Market Gardener Catsfield"

      "EDGOOSE Augusta of Woodview, Ninfield, Sussex, died on 23 April 1927. Probate London 15 July to Hamilton SMITH of independent means. Effects 1549 10s."
      (National Probate Calendar 1927)

      George NORMAN, her faithful friend, was single and a 29 year old butcher in 1911. His 34 year old sister Rhoda was also single and acted as his housekeeper. They lived at 11 Little Common Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex.
      (Source: 1911 census)

      Where was she buried?
      Checked Manchester Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-cum-Hardy
      Checked St. Pancras Cemetery
      Checked Islington Cemetery
      Checked Marylebone Cemetery
      Checked Hampstead Cemetery
      Checked Great Northern Cemetery
      Checked Borough of Haringey
      Checked Highate Cemetery
      Checked Hailsham, Sussex, Cemetery
      Checked Ninfield, Sussex, Cemetery

      Try also:
      The Cemeteries and Crematoria Office, Woodvale Lodge, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 3QB, telephone 01273 292332.
      Downs Crematorium, Bear Road, Brighton, telephone 601601 (private cemetery).
      Sussex Family History Group Hon Sec Mrs. J. R. Goddard, 54 Shirley Drive, Hove, BN3 6UF, telephone 01273 556382 (monumental inscriptions).

      (revised 13.08.2016)