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EDGOOSE, Bertie Horace

Male 1893 - 1950  (56 years)


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  • Name EDGOOSE, Bertie Horace 
    Born 8 Dec 1893  West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 538 
    _UID C2938D61AD4046D0885551B4140340A120BF 
    Died 28 Jan 1950  Grimsby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1 Feb 1950  Grimsby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I538  Edgoose
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2017 

    Relationship Stepchild 
    Mother EDGOOSE, Hilda Mary,   b. 17 Oct 1878, West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1900, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Family ID F383  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family PITTS, Hannah Ann,   b. 29 Sep 1888, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1964, Grimsby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 7 Jul 1914  Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Gladys Margaret,   b. 15 Mar 1917, Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1990, Grimsby Registration District, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. EDGOOSE, Athol Bertram,   b. 15 Oct 1920, Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 2008, Grimsby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. EDGOOSE, Dennis,   b. 1923, Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1928, Grimsby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     4. EDGOOSE, Bertram,   b. 23 Sep 1923, Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1945, Active Service in World War 2 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     5. EDGOOSE, Mabel,   b. 21 Feb 1927, Basford Registration District, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1996, Bridlington Registration District, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • BERTIE HORACE EDGOOSE 1893-1950

      Bertie Horace EDGOOSE was born at West Walton, Norfolk, on 8 December 1893, the illegitimate son of Hilda Mary EDGOOSE (1878-1900).
      (GRO March Q 1894 Wisbech 3b 587)

      Mrs. Gladys SYLVESTER, his daughter, wrote in June 1968 that her father was the son of Stanton John EDGOOSE, a Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, fruit grower. This indicates that he may have been brought up to believe that Stanton and Margaret EDGOOSE were his parents rather than his grandparents. He was in fact only six years younger than Stanton's youngest child Jessie Alice.

      The 1901 census returns for West Walton, Norfolk (adjoining the Ferry Station?):
      Stanton EDGOOSE, head, aged 56, market gardener,born at West Walton;
      Margaret EDGOOSE, wife, aged 49, born at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire;
      Mabel EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 23, born at West Walton;
      Bertha EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 13, born at West Walton;
      Jessie EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 11, born at West Walton;
      *Bertie EDGOOSE, grandson, aged 7, born at West Walton.
      (RG13/1557/54/6)

      From the 1911 census of Church End, West Walton, Norfolk:
      Culey ALLEN, head, aged 22, married 1 year with no children, farm labourer, born Terrington St. John, Norfolk;
      Beatrice ALLEN, wife, aged 26, married, born at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire;
      *Bert EDGOOSE, boarder, aged 17, single, farm labourer, born at West Walton, Norfolk.
      (RG14/9308)

      Bartram (sic) H. EDGOOSE married Hannah Ann PITTS, a 24 year old spinster of 3 Short Street, Wisbech, and daughter of a timber merchant's labourer George PITTS, at Wisbech Register Office on 7 July 1914. He was described as a stone mason's labourer of 3 Short Street, Wisbech, and the son of Stanton John EDGOOSE. Witnesses were George PITTS and Jessie Alice EDGOOSE.
      (GRO September Q 1914 Wisbech 3b 1351)

      In the Great War he served as Private 1315 in the Cambridgeshire Regiment and as A/200638 in the KRRC. The name of B. EDGOOSE 200638 of the K.R.R.C. appears in a list of Wounded on page 10 of The Times, 8 May 1917
      (PRO WW1 Medal Rolls)
      (The Times, 8 May 1917)

      On leaving Wisbech in about 1925 he went to Derby to work as a bricklayer. He lived at Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire before making a final move to 142 Victor Street, Grimsby, and worked as a stevedore before taking over a wholesale firewood business. The Grimsby and Cleethorpes Directory for 1935-6 lists Bert. H. EDGOOSE, firewood hawker, of 7 Oxford Terrace, Grimsby.

      They had five children:
      Gladys Margaret in 1917;
      Athol Bertram in 1920;
      Bertram in 1923;
      Dennis in 1923;
      Mabel in 1927.

      In September 2001 Bryan FIELD (Tendaro@aol.com) wrote that he grew up in Grimsby next door to the EDGOOSE family at 142 Victor Street.

      From the 1939 Register of 142 Victor Street, Grimsby C.B., Lincolnshire:
      *Bertie H. EDGOOSE, born 8 December 1893, married, firewood merchant on own account
      Hannah A. EDGOOSE, born 29 September 1899 [sic, error], married, unpaid domestic duties
      Gladys M. SYLVESTER (EDGOOSE), born 14 March 1917, single, unpaid domestic duties
      3 CLOSED RECORDS
      (RG101/6408C/020/19)

      On 31 July 1968 his daughter Gladys SYLVESTER wrote that her parents left Wisbech when she was 8 years old and that she never saw her grandparents again. After their death "Aunt Jessie" was the only one they kept in touch with.

      He died on 28 January 1950 at the age of 57.
      (GRO March Q 1950 Grimsby 3b 240)

      Bertie EDGOOSE was buried in the Scartho Road Cemetery, Grimsby, aged 57, Row 132 M21. The burial register noted that he died on 28 January 1950.

      According to Grimsby Central Library no death notice appeared in the Grimsby Evening Telegraph between 28 January and 9 February 1950, contrary to information from Gladys SYLVESTER.

      Monumental Inscription:
      IN LOVING
      MEMORY OF
      BERT EDGOOSE
      DIED JAN 28th 1950,
      AGED 57 YEARS.
      ALSO HIS WIFE
      HANNAH
      DIED SEPT. 1st 1964
      AGED 75 YEARS.

      (revised 15.04.2016)