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EDGOOSE, Jemima

Female 1821 - 1909  (88 years)


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  • Name EDGOOSE, Jemima 
    Born 29 Apr 1821  Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 20 May 1821  Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 20 May 1821  Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 405 
    _UID 85CDE9547D62452DB49C42203AFF12694630 
    Died 21 Sep 1909  Billesdon, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I405  Edgoose
    Last Modified 31 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 WADE, William,   b. 1829, Keyham, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1864, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1855  Birmingham, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. WADE, James Edgoose,   b. 27 Oct 1856, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Leicester Registration District, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. WADE, William,   b. 1858, Birmingham, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1882, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     3. WADE, Albert,   b. 4 Jul 1859, Birmingham, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1884, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     4. WADE, Emily,   b. 27 Oct 1860, Birmingham, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1888, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     5. WADE, George,   b. 11 May 1862, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1888, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Historical Directories
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    JEMIMA EDGOOSE (1821-1909)

    Address: 3 Chatham st., Leicester

    Occupation: stay maker

    Directory: Slater's Directory of Important English Towns [Leicester]

    Date: 1847

    Letters from ENGLAND
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    JEMIMA WADE nee EDGOOSE (1821-1909) to ELIZABETH O'CONNOR nee EDGOOSE (1819-1899) 14 SEPTEMBER 1895 [PAGE 1]

    Page one of a letter from Jemima Wade nee Edgoose to her sister Elizabeth O'Connor nee Edgoose. The letter was addressed to Mrs. D. O'Connor, Winfrey Cottage, Newland Street, Waverley, Sidney [sic], New South Wales.
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    Transcript

    JEMIMA WADE nee EDGOOSE (1821-1909) to ELIZABETH O'CONNOR nee EDGOOSE (1819-1899) 14 SEPTEMBER 1895

    Transcription of a letter from Jemima Wade nee Edgoose to her sister Elizabeth O'Connor nee Edgoose. The letter was addressed to Mrs. D. O'Connor, Winfrey Cottage, Newland Street, Waverley, Sidney [sic], New South Wales.
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    JEMIMA WADE nee EDGOOSE (1821-1909) to ELIZABETH O'CONNOR nee EDGOOSE (1819-1899) 14 SEPTEMBER 1895 [Page 2]

    Page two of a letter from Jemima Wade nee Edgoose to her sister Elizabeth O'Connor nee Edgoose. The letter was addressed to Mrs. D. O'Connor, Winfrey Cottage, Newland Street, Waverley, Sidney [sic], New South Wales.
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    JEMIMA WADE nee EDGOOSE (1821-1909) to ELIZABETH O'CONNOR nee EDGOOSE (1819-1899) 14 SEPTEMBER 1895 [Page 3]

    Page three of a letter from Jemima Wade nee Edgoose to her sister Elizabeth O'Connor nee Edgoose. The letter was addressed to Mrs. D. O'Connor, Winfrey Cottage, Newland Street, Waverley, Sidney [sic], New South Wales.
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    JEMIMA WADE nee EDGOOSE (1821-1909) to ELIZABETH O'CONNOR nee EDGOOSE (1819-1899) 14 SEPTEMBER 1895 [PAGE 4]

    Page four of a letter from Jemima Wade nee Edgoose to her sister Elizabeth O'Connor nee Edgoose. The letter was addressed to Mrs. D. O'Connor, Winfrey Cottage, Newland Street, Waverley, Sidney [sic], New South Wales.

  • Notes 
    • JEMIMA WADE née EDGOOSE 1821-1909

      Jemima EDGOOSE was born on 29 April 1821, daughter of James and Mary EDGOOSE.
      (WEST family bible)
      James EDGOOSE had married Mary WINFREE at Moulton, Lincolnshire, on 14 December 1807.

      Jemima, daughter of James and Mary EDGOOSE of Gosberton, was baptised at Gosberton, Lincolnshire, on 20 May 1821. Her father was described as a yeoman.
      (PR)
      Note: FreeReg has 26 May 1821.

      In the 1841 census returns for Bourn Road, Spalding, Jemimah EDGOOSE was described as a 20 year old staymaker living with 60 year old Elizabeth CHATTERTON of independent means. Both were born in Lincolnshire.
      (HO107/610/ 4/39/1)

      She is listed under 'staymakers' in Slater's 1847 Leicester directory at 3 Chatham Street.

      At the time of the 1851 census she was lodging at 3 Chatham Street, Leicester, with her sister Caroline BAKER and family. Jemima was described as a 29 year old staymaker, born at Gosberton, Lincolnshire.
      (HO107/2088/110/7)

      She was married on 17 December 1855 at St. Stephen's, Birmingham, to William WADE, the 27 year old shoemaker son of George WADE, carpenter. They gave their addresses as Summer Lane, Birmingham. Witnesses were Stephen WADE and Ann JACOBS. Jemima gave her age as 30.
      (GRO December Q 1855 Birmingham 6d 250)

      It is not known whether there was any relationship between William WADE and William Francis WADE M.D. (later SIR Willoughby) of Summer Lane, resident physician to the Birmingham General Hospital. (Willoughby Francis WADE, William WADE, and George WADE were not listed in the 1851 census returns for Summer Lane).

      Their son James Edgoose WADE was born at William Street, St. Margaret's, Leicester, on 27 October 1856. The father, William WADE, a journeyman shoemaker of 14 William Street, Leicester, informed the registrar.
      (GRO December Q 1856 Leicester 7a 161)

      James Edgoose WADE died in 1857.
      (GRO December Q 1857 Leicester 6d 108)

      Their son William WADE was born in Birmingham in 1858.
      (GRO June Q 1858 Birmingham 6d 152)

      Their son Albert WADE was born at 33 Hatchett Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, on 4 July 1859. His father was described as a 'shoemaker journeyman'.
      (GRO September 1859 Birmingham 6d 149)

      Their daughter Emily WADE was born at 123 Summer Lane, Birmingham, on 27 October 1860.
      (GRO December 1860 Birmingham 6d 183)

      Apart from William WADE junior the family has not been traced in the 1861 census.

      The family moved from Birmingham to Leicester at some time before the birth of George WADE at 17 Kent Street, Leicester, on 11 May 1862.

      The 1871 census of 17 Kent Street, Leicester St. Mary:
      *Jemima WADE, head, aged 50, widow, staymaker, born in Leicestershire (sic);
      William WADE, son, aged 13, grocer, born in Leicestershire;
      Albert WADE, son, aged 11, scholar, born in Leicestershire;
      Emerly WADE, daughter, aged 10, scholar, born in Leicestershire;
      George WADE, son, aged 8, born in Leicestershire.
      (RG10/3284/44/2)

      The 1881 census of 17 Kent Street, Leicester St. Mary:
      *Jemima WADE, head, aged 58, seamstress, born at Gosberton, Lincolnshire;
      Albert WADE, son, aged 21, unmarried, shoe rivetter (trade), born in Birmingham;
      Emily WADE, daughter, aged 30 (20 mistranscribed?), renoler shoe trade, born in Birmingham;
      George WADE, son, aged 18, shoe clicker, born in Leicester.
      (RG11/3174/105/2)

      At the time of the 1891 census she was living alone at 2 Court R, Northgate Street, Leicester. She was described as 71 years old, employed as a seamstress, and born at Gosberton, Lincolnshire.
      (RG12/2541/49/10)

      She was living with her sister Kerenhappuch WEST at 30 St. Saviour's Road, Leicester, when she wrote to her sister Elizabeth O'CONNOR on 14 September 1895. The letter was addressed to Mrs. D. O'Connor, Winfrey Cottage, Newland Street, Waverley, Sidney (sic), N.S.W., and was postmaked Waverley N.S.W. De 21 1895. She wrote that she had not seen her brother Jesse EDGOOSE's children since 1853. She gave incorrect ages for his children.
      "I have not burnt my treasure that in Leicester Sep 14 95
      seventy six I had no. I am not going
      to do

      My Dear Sister
      I cannot think how it is you do not Write to us I have been looking forward for A letter for weeks Past but have not Received one as yet I
      hope when you Receive this you will Answer it At once and if you have
      Jesse childrens Address you will be kind enough to send it we should
      like to see them Kerren I think Would go to see them and Invite them to
      come to Leicester She is very comfortable and could make them so and I
      should see them As well I think they would remember me When Jesse was
      in the Melton circuit he invited me their for A Fortnight And I went
      the children Would be 8 9 and ten when I was their I was very Pleased
      to hear your Dear husbands Nose is so much better I sincerely hope it
      will keep so I Mine has been very bad this summer in fact I have been
      quite Ill have kept my bed A Whole month Am thankful I am About again
      but my health is very middling I never feel Well I suppose my Age will
      keep me Where I am I want my dear Emma Now but it cannot be I know She
      is Better off so I must leave it And Wait Patiently I must tell you Mrs
      GEE has never been near us she is often in Leicester but shes never
      been to see us before her husband died At xmas she used to give me 5s.
      and three yard of flannel but since I have had this little Money she
      has stopped it I think she would like Another husband by the way she
      goes flurting About I don't think she will get one very soon Because
      She is so hard of hearing you have to speak down A trumpet to make her
      hear She has been so over twenty years that is so much the Worse for
      her Kerrens health is very Middling like mine her children are all very
      well for any I know we have had A very hot Dry summer it has made sad
      work with me it is A little Better now I am glad to hear your son and
      deaughte is Still With you Also to hear you are so comfortable togeather
      give my best love to them And when you Write Address 30 St Saviours Road
      Mrs WEST I Would Just say once More if you Can send Jesses Deaughters
      Address Be kind enough to do so I must Now Conclude
      Whith My Best love to your dear husband and yourself and Beleive
      Me your loving Sister
      J. Wade"

      At the time of the 1901 census she was living at 32 St.Saviour's Road, Leicester, with her nephew William WEST, his wife Rachel, and their two sons William A. WEST and Frank W. WEST. Jemima (Jemmima in the index) was described as an 82 year old widow living on own means. Her sister Kerrenhappuck WEST lived next door at No. 30 St. Saviour's Road.
      (RG13/2999/169/13)

      She died in the Evington Poor Law Infirmary at Billesdon, Leicestershire, on 21 September 1909 aged 88. Her grandaughter Emily ARMSTRONG of 107 Wennington Road, Southport, informed the registrar.
      (GRO 1909 Sep Billesdon 7a 20)

      NOTES & QUERIES:
      "Mrs. GEE" was probably her cousin Emma WINFREY who married Harry GEE in 1857. The 1901 census shows Emma GEE to have been deaf.
      The Leeds Mercury reported the death aged 61 of Harry GEE of Leicester at St. Leonard's-on-Sea in its edition of 12 January 1895. He was said to have spent the early years of his life at Long Sutton, and married a sister of the late Alderman R. F. WINFREY of that town. He had been in business as a draper in Leicester for over forty years.

      Who was "her dear Emma"?
      Was Emma WINFREY the Mrs. GEE referred to, or was Mrs. GEE Emma's mother-in-law?

      NOTES & QUERIES:
      1861 Census: Untraced

      © Michael James Edgoose

      (revised 10.09.2013)