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EDGOOSE, Carrie Elizabeth

Female 1889 - 1949  (59 years)


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  • Name EDGOOSE, Carrie Elizabeth 
    Born 26 Jan 1889  West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 561 
    _UID 7EF443E957BB4FF6ABD91F664E96B5A33A8A 
    Died 1949  Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I561  Edgoose
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, Robert James,   b. 3 Mar 1867, Walpole St. Andrew, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1907, West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother EAGLE, Eliza,   b. 5 Jan 1866, Montacute, Marlock, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1929, West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1888  North Pickenham, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 HUBBARD, James Henry,   b. 1888, Tilney cum Islington, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953 ? 
    Married 24 Apr 1912  West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. HUBBARD, Harold James,   b. 13 Jan 1913, Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1993, Dawlish, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. HUBBARD, Leonard,   b. 15 Oct 1914, Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. HUBBARD, Doris May,   b. 26 Dec 1916, Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960, Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     4. HUBBARD, Reginald William,   b. 4 Dec 1919, Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1965, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 SPARKS, John Edward,   b. Abt 1869, Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 1928  Wisbech Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • CARRIE ELIZABETH EDGOOSE 1889-1949


      Carrie Elizabeth EDGOOSE was born at West Walton, Norfolk, on 26 January 1889, daughter of Robert James and Eliza EDGOOSE.
      (GRO March Q 1889 [EAGLE] Wisbech 3b 582)
      Robert James EDGOOSE had married Eliza EAGLE at North Pickenham, Norfolk, on 24 July 1888.

      According to the 1891 census for Dam Road, West Walton, she was called Caroline. This is at variance with the name on her birth certificate:
      Robert J. EDGOOSE, head, aged 24, gardener, born at West Walton;
      Elizabeth EDGOOSE, wife, aged 25, born in Hampshire;
      *Caroline EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 2, born at West Walton;
      Mary Allice (sic), daughter, aged 7 months, born at West Walton.
      (RG12/1306/61/9)

      The 1901 census return for Church End, West Walton, Norfolk:
      Robert James EDGOOSE, head, aged 34, gardener, born at Walpole, Norfolk;
      Elizabeth EDGOOSE, wife, aged 35, born at Andover, Hampshire;
      *Carrie Elizabeth EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 12, born at West Walton;
      Edith Maude EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 9, born at West Walton;
      Emily Rachel EDGOOSE, daughter, aged 3, born at West Walton;
      Robert James EDGOOSE, son, aged 9 months, born at West Walton.
      (RG13/1557/65/10)

      According to a report in The Times on Monday 26 October 1908 Thomas CLARKE, a 29 year old fruit picker, was sentenced to ten years penal servitude for raping Carrie Elizabeth EDGOOSE at Walsoken.
      On the afternoon of 30 August 1908, a Sunday, she set out from her home in West Walton for Wisbech to meet the young man to whom she was engaged. She passed her attacker on the way through the fruit gardens which surround Wisbech. He overtook her, dragged her down a lane, through a gate, and into a shed where he raped her. Eventually she escaped and ran to the nearest house for help. She described the man to the police who went to the shed and found the man there. He did not deny that she had been there but claimed she came of her own free will. The jury returned a verdict of guilty.
      (The Times, 26.10.1908, page 2, column F, issue no. 38787)

      The assault was initially reported in the Wisbech Standard on 4 September 1908:
      "WALSOKEN
      A Serious Charge. - At the office of Mr. E. C. JACKSON, Clerk to the Terrington Bench of Magistrates, on Monday, before A. W. English, Esq., Thomas CLARK (sic), labourer, Walsoken, was brought up in custody and charged with criminally assaulting Elizabeth (sic) EDGOOSE, single woman, West Walton, at Walsoken, on Aug. 30. - P.c. COOPER having given evidence of arrest, accused was remanded to appear at Terrington Police Court on Monday."

      From the Wisbech Advertiser dated 9th September 1908:
      "ALLEGED SERIOUS ASSAULT AT WEST WALTON. - Thos. CLARKE, Walsoken, labourer, was charged with a criminal assault on Carrie Elizabeth EDGOOSE at Walsoken, on August 30th. - Complainant said she was a single woman, aged 19 years last January, and lived with her mother at West Walton. On the Sunday she left home at 2.30 p.m. to go and meet her young man, Ernest WORLDING, who lived at Wisbech. About 3 p.m., near the Walsoken-road, it began to rain and she took shelter near the hedge at the end of the grass lane. She did not know where it led to. She would be about a mile from home. A short distance before she got to the lane, she saw the prisoner standing by a gate. When she passed he said 'Good afternoon,' and she replied to the same effect. She saw prisoner come out of the dyke. He came up to her and said he wanted her to go with him, and she said she would not go until he told her what for. Prisoner then said 'If you can't come by kindness, you must come by force.' He put his arm around her, and dragged her down the lane. She was kicking and screaming, and he slapped her face and put his hand over her mouth to stop her screaming. She had an umbrella with her, and it was opened as it was raining. She did not know what became of it, but afterwards prisoner put it across her. She asked him to let her go, but he said she would have to go a bit further first. He half dragged and half carried her and took her through an open gate into a shed standing in a garden. He threw her on some sacks, and went and fastened the door. She ran and tried to get out, but he took her back. She tried to get away all she could, but seemed to have no strength left. She screamed, but he put his hand over her mouth. Prisoner said it was no use her screaming as no-one would hear her. After the assault, she ran out across the road to Mr. PAINTER's house. She shouted out 'You will have to pay for this,' and he then ran after her. Mr. PAINTER went for the police and later P.c. COOPER returned with the man. She had seen the prisoner once before, when she was cycling to Wisbech. He then said 'Good evening' to her. - Crossexamined, complainant denied that she ate any plums in the shed, or that she stopped while he went to gather some more. She did not tell him to take the plums out of her pocket for fear of them staining her light dress. She had a book which she read going along the road, but she did not read it to him. She had not made a bargain on the Friday before the Bank Holiday to go with him to Yarmouth. She did not tell him she was going up on her bike on the Sunday night to hear the band in the Park. She did not put her bike up at the Bowling Green. - Mrs. Elizah EDGOOSE, mother of the complainant, said her daughter left home about 2.30 p.m. in usual spirits and health, to go and meet her young man. The next time she saw her was at Dr. TYLOR's surgery. Her daughter had been out at service, but had to leave because of her health. - Dr. TYLOR gave the medical evidence, and the result of his examination. - Robert PAINTER, West Walton, said complainant came to his house about 3.45 p.m. She was crying and her hair was down. Her wrist was swollen and red, and the girl was in a nervous state. He reported the matter to the police. He afterwards went to a shed in a garden belonging to Robert GOODALE. The door was fastened, and when it was opened they found prisoner inside, who said the girl had been there two or three times. It was a stormy afternoon, and the wind was blowing away from his house, otherwise he would have heard the girl's screams. - Mrs. PAINTER gave evidence. - P.c. COOPER said he saw signs of a struggle outside and inside the shed. - Sergt. BENTHAM also gave evidence and said when the prisoner was charged he replied that that was not the first time it had happened, the girl had been down there before. He examined the lane and found evidence of a struggle. There were no houses on the lane, which was a cul de sac, and it was 255 yards from where the girl was sheltering to the shed. The shed was six yards from the gate of the garden, and it was visible from the main road. - Prisoner, when charged, said he would not say anything there, he would wait for the Assizes. He was then committed to take his trial at the next Assizes at Norwich."

      From the Wisbech Standard 11 September 1908:
      "A SERIOUS CHARGE
      Thomas CLARKE (sic), labourer, Walsoken, was charged on remand from the previous Monday, with criminally assaulting Carrie Elizabeth EDGOOSE, at Walsoken on Aug. 30th. - Complainant, who is 19 years of age, said on the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 30th,she was on her way to Wisbech. It began to remain, and she had to take shelter under a hedge. She had passed accused, who was standing near a gate, just previously, and acknowledged his 'Good afternoon.' Accused came out of a dyke, and said he wanted her to go with him. She refused to go until he should give a reason. Accused said 'If you can't come by kindness, you must come by force.' She struggled with accused, but he forced her along about 250 yards to a shed. The spot was a lonely one. - Complainant gave particulars of the alleged assault, and other evidence having been given, accused was committed to take his trial at Norwich Assizes."

      A report of the trial was carried in the Wisbech Advertiser dated 28 October 1908:
      "WALSOKEN
      TEN YEARS PENAL SERVITUDE. - At the Norwich Assizes on Friday, before Mr. Justice GRANTHAM, Thomas CLARKE (29), labourer, was indicted for violently assaulting Carrie Elizabeth EDGOOSE at Walsoken, on August 30th. Mr. F. K. NORTH was for the prosecution, and prisoner was undefended. The case for the prosecution was that as the prosecutrix, who is nineteen years old, was walking from West Walton to Wisbech to see her sweetheart, the prisoner came from a dyke and asked her to go down a lane with him. She refused, and he dragged her through some fruit gardens. The girl afterwards ran to the nearest house, where she made a complaint. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and the Judge said it was as bad a case as could be imagined. Prisoner was sentenced to penal servitude for ten years."

      At the time of the 1911 census Carrie EDGOOSE and Susan BATLEY were servants in the house of William GROOM, a general medical practitioner, at 32 Old Market, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Susan Batley was 26 years old, single, born in Peterborough, Northamptonshire; Carrie EDGOOSE was 22 years old, single, born in West Walton, Norfolk.
      (RG14/9297)

      She married James Henry HUBBARD at West Walton Parish Church on 24 April 1912. She was described as a 23 year old West Walton spinster, daughter of Robert James EDGOOSE deceased, a gardener. James HUBBARD was a 24 year old bachelor, a West Walton labourer, and son of James HUBBARD, labourer. Witnesses were Harold James EDGOOSE and Edith Maud EDGOOSE.
      (GRO June Q 1912 Wisbech 3b 1351)

      [Her former fiancé, Ernest R. WORLDING, married Mary A. MORTON in 1912. (GRO September Q 1912 Wisbech 3b 1387)]

      On 28 January 1927 James Henry HUBBARD filed a petition for divorce on the grounds of his wife Carrie Elizabeth's frequent adultery from 1 December 1924 onwards at 41 Alexander Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, with John Edward SPARKES of the same address .
      He said that he married Carrie Elizabeth EDGOOSE at West Walton Parish Church on 24 April 1912 and lived firstly at Woodbine Cottage, West Walton, and lastly at Crescent Passage, Wisbech. He was a nurseryman of 49 Osborne Road in the City of Leicester and his wife Carrie Elizabeth HUBBARD had no occupation and lived at 41 Alexander Road, Wisbech.
      Both Carrie Elizabeth HUBBARD and John Edward SPARKES claimed that they were not guilty of adultery as claimed in the Petition.
      On 25 October the same year the Court found that James Henry HUBBARD had proved the contents of his Petition and granted him a divorce. He obtained a Decreee Absolute on 7 May 1928.
      (National Archives J77/2383/4474)

      She married John Edward SPARKS at Wisbech Register Office, Cambridgeshire, on 18 August 1928. Her husband was a 56 year old County Court bailiff of 41 Alexandra Road, Wisbech, and son of master chimney sweeper John Edward SPARKS deceased. Carrie Elizabeth HUBBARD formerly EDGOOSE was 40 years old, a field worker, of the same address. Witnesses were A. F. SCOTT and Eliza ?OTBR?? (illegible).
      (GRO September Q 1928 Wisbech 3b 1561)

      From the 1939 Register of 41 Alexandra Road, Wisbech M.B., Cambridgeshire:
      John E. SPARKS, born 21 April 1872, retired bailiff, married;
      *Carrie E. SPARKS, born 26 January 1889, land worker, married.
      3 CLOSED RECORDS
      (RG101/6338D/020/18 TCEK)

      According to a letter written on 29 March 1967 by Annie Faith EDGOOSE (nee BOAST), widow of Robert James EDGOOSE (1900-1962), she had four children and was dead by 1967.

      The death of a John E. SPARKS aged 79 was registered in 1947.
      (GRO December Q 1947 Wisbech 4a 299)

      The death of Carr. E. SPARKS aged 60 was registered in 1949.
      (GRO June Q 1949 Wisbech 4a 314)


      (revised 19.05.2016)