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EDGOOSE, Lucilla Frances

Female 1855 - 1895  (39 years)


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  • Name EDGOOSE, Lucilla Frances 
    Born 10 Nov 1855  Naburn, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 391 
    _UID EF2E88724A9243239A71EB490CE4A194BDFB 
    Died 13 Feb 1895  York, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Feb 1895  Fulford, York, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I391  Edgoose
    Last Modified 19 Apr 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 WHARRAM, Mary,   b. 1820, Naburn, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1900, Fleetwood, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1849  Hemingbrough, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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    Edgoose JesseEdgoose 381 299.jpg
    The Reverend Jesse Edgoose's gravestone and that of several members of his family:
    His daughter Emily Alice (1854-1866);
    His daughter Lucilla Frances (1855-1895);
    His wife Mary Wharram (1820-1900).

  • Notes 
    • LUCILLA FRANCES EDGOOSE 1855-1895


      Lucilla Frances EDGOOSE was born on 10 November 1855 at Naburn, Yorkshire, daughter of Jesse and Mary EDGOOSE.
      (GRO December Q 1855 [WHARRAM] York 09D 46)
      Jesse EDGOOSE had married Mary WHARRAM at Hemingbrough, Yorkshire, on 7 August 1849.

      The 1861 census for 13 Feasegate, St. Peter the Little, York:
      Mary EDGOOSE, head, aged 40, widow, baby linen & hosiery repository, born at Naburn, Yorkshire;
      Alfred J. EDGOOSE, son, aged 17, house carpenter, born at Leak, Staffordshire;
      Agnes B. (sic) EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 15, milliner, born at Leak;
      Adelaide E. EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 9, scholar, born at Northallerton, Yorkshire;
      Emily A. EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 6, scholar, born at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire;
      *Lucilla F. EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 5, scholar, born at Naburn, Yorkshire;
      Harriet ATKIN, servant, aged 14, house servant, born at Cottingwith, Yorkshire.
      (RG9/3546/63/9)

      The name of L. EDGOOSE or L. F. EDGOOSE appeared in the examination results of Holgate Seminary, York, published in the York Herald on 21 December 1867, 20 June and 24 December 1868, 26 June 1869 and 25 June 1870. The name of Miss L. F. EDGOOSE also appeared in The Educational Times, and Journal of the College of Preceptors, xxiii 78, on 1 July 1870, gaining a second class pass in the third division.

      The 1871 census return for 11 Feasegate, St. Peter the Little, York:
      Mary EDGOOSE, head, aged 50, baby linen and hosiery depot keeper, born at Naburn, Yorkshire;
      *Lucilla F. EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 15, scholar, born at Naburn;
      Annie S. KNAPTON, boarder, aged 10, scholar, born at Foggathorpe;
      Elizabeth SHARMAN, servant, aged 14, general servant, born at Stonehenge, Wiltshire.
      (RG10/4745/81/11)

      "EDGOOSE, Lucilla F., 17, York Inst., (no occupation) - Th. of Music (2d)"
      (Journal of the Society of Arts 13 June 1873 page 575)
      (The York Herald, 4 October 1873)

      "EDGOOSE, Lucilla F., 19, York Inst., teacher - Th. of Music (1st)"
      (Journal of the Royal Society of Arts 1875 page 676)
      Note: According to The York Herald of 30 September 1874 she was awarded a second class certificate)

      The Mrs. and the Misses EDGOOSE had an advertisement for a school at 57 Monkgate, York, in the Yorkshire Gazette on 15 April 1876.
      (Similar advertisements have been found in the York Herald of 13 and 20 January 1885; 28 and 29 April 1885; 7 May 1885; 15, 16, and 18 January 1889; 10 September 1889; and 6 and 20 January 1890. There may well be many others)

      Amongst a list of stall holders at the Grand Wesleyan Bazaar in York were Mrs. EDGOOSE of Monkgate. The Misses EDGOOSE were on the Sunday Schools' stall.
      (The York Herald, 6 October 1877)

      The 1881 census return for 57 Monkgate, York St. Maurice, list:
      Mary EDGOOSE, head, aged 60, a schoolmistress, born at Naburn, Yorkshire;
      Agnes P. EDGOOSE (sic), daughter, aged 35, with 'income from Interest of Money', born at Tunstall, Staffordshire;
      *Lucilla F. EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 25, a school teacher, born at Naburn, Yorkshire;
      Mary BROWN, aged 40, unmarried, general servant, born at York;
      and 11 scholars boarding.
      (RG11/4722/100/10)
      Her sister Adelaide EDGOOSE was at 66 Monkgate visiting the SHAFTOE family.
      (RG11/4722/88/23

      The successes of girls from "Miss EDGOOSE's establishment" were in a report of the College of Preceptors' midsummer examinations.
      (The York Herald, 27 July 1883)

      The treasurer of York County Hospital acknowledged presents of flowers from Miss EDGOOSE in his reports published in September and October 1883.
      (The York Herald, 29 September 1883 and 6 October 1883)

      Pupils of Mrs. and Miss EDGOOSE of Elmleigh, York, were successful in the Cambridge local examinations in March 1887 and June 1889.
      (The York Herald, 7 March 1887 and 1 June 1889)

      "ELMLEIGH, YORK - SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, conducted by Mrs. and the Misses EDGOOSE, assisted by University Graduates and Governesses holding Women's Cambridge Honour Certificates (French and English). Senior and Junior Pupils have been successful at the recent Local Examinations of the Royal Academy Music, Cambridge and University Extension Lectures, Tennis, French Conversation"
      (The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent, 5, 7, and 9 August 1889)

      Miss EDGOOSE was a stallholder at the Wesleyan Bazaar at York.
      (The York Herald 30 November 1889)

      Pupils from Elmleigh (Mrs. and the Misses EDGOOSE) were successful in the College of Preceptors Local Examinations.
      (The York Herald, 1 February 1890)

      The purchase of Elmleigh School from Mrs. and the Misses EDGOOSE by Mrs. and Miss FLASHMAN was anounced in the York Herald dated 15 January 1891. The sales may have been precipitated by Adelaide Eliza's forthcoming marriage to Ernest CROSBY or perhaps by falling pupil numbers suggested by increased advertising in York and as far afield as Sheffield.

      She was a witness at the marriage of her sister Adelaide Eliza EDGOOSE to Ernest CROSBY at the New Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, York, on 22 April 1891.

      Following the sale of Elmleigh School she advertised for pupils in 1892 and 1893:
      "MISS EDGOOSE receives Pupils for SINGING, PIANO, and HARMONY Lessons - 24 De Grey-street, York."
      (The Yorkshire Herald, 15 and 20 September 1892; 7, 10, 12, 17 and 19 January 1893)

      Perhaps with increasing desperation she advertised under the heading Employment Wanted in 1894:
      "A LADY, experienced in Teaching, desires a Morning Engagement in Family or School, in September - Address Miss L. F. EDGOOSE, 24, De Grey-street, York."
      (The Yorkshire Herald, 19 July 1894)

      "TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON. - In the Music Local Examination recently held in Leeds, Miss Helen ROBINSON, St. Olave's-road, pupil of Miss EDGOOSE, passed in pianoforte playing in the junior division."
      (The Yorkshire Herald, 25 July 1894)

      "MISS EDGOOSE (pupil of Madelle, Zuliani) gives LESSONS in SINGING & MUSIC. Pupils prepared for examination. Lessons resumed January 22nd, 24 De Grey-street."
      (The Yorkshire Herald, 9, 10, 11, 14 and 15 January 1895)

      At the annual prize distribution at the New Street, York, Wesleyan Sunday School on 6 February 1895 (exactly one week before her death) Miss EDGOOSE sang "The Children's Queen".
      (The Yorkshire Herald, 9 February 1895)

      She died at the age of 39 on 13 February 1895 at 24 De Grey Street, St. Giles, York, of "exposure to severe cold and cardiac failure". Mary ENOCH of 37 Monkgate, York, was present. Her death was reported in the Yorkshire Gazette on 16 February. According to her tombstone in St. Oswald's Churchyard, St. Oswald's Road, Fulford, York, she died on 14 February 1895.
      (GRO March Q 1895 York 9d 8)

      "EDGOOSE - On Wednesday, the 13th inst., at De Grey-street, York, Lucilla Frances, daughter of Mary WHARRAM and the late Rev. Jesse EDGOOSE. No Cards."
      (The Yorkshire Herald, 15 February 1895)

      Lucilla Frances EDGOOSE of 24 De Grey St., York, was buried at Fulford, York, on 16 February 1895 aged 39.
      (PR)

      "EDGOOSE Lucilla Frances of 24 De-Grey-street, York, spinster, died 13 February 1895. Administration York 18 March to Mary EDGOOSE widow. Effects 540 5s. 10d."
      (National Probate Calendar 1895)

      Monumental Inscription:
      IN MEMORY OF
      THE REV JESSE EDGOOSE
      WESLEYAN MINISTER
      WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
      JULY 16th 1856
      IN THE 44th YEAR OF HIS AGE
      BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE
      LORD FROM HENCEFORTH: YEA SAITH THE
      SPIRIT THAT THEY MAY REST FROM THEIR LABOURS AND THEIR WORKS DO FOLLOW THEM
      REV 14. 13
      ALSO
      EMILY ALICE
      DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
      WHO DIED OCTOBER 5th 1866
      AGED 12 YEARS
      AND OF LUCILLA FRANCES
      ALSO DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
      REVd JESSE EDGOOSE
      WHO DIED FEBy 14th 1895
      ALSO OF MARY WHARRAM
      WIDOW OF THE REVd JESSE EDGOOSE
      WHO DIED AT FLEETWOOD
      FEBy 13th 1900
      AGED 79 YEARS.

      In the evening of 25 September 1895 the annual public meeting of the Wesleyan Juvenile Mission was held in the Centenary Chapel. After devotion Mr. RYMER referred with regret to the loss the organisation had suffered through the death of Miss EDGOOSE.
      (The Yorkshire Herald, 25 September 1895)


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