Charlotte, John & Mary EDISBURY

by Annette Edwards

Charlotte Williams  was born about 1798 in Middlesex, and on 18 November 1818 she married Thomas Edisbury in Wrexham.   He was listed in the North Wales Directory of  1835 as a  Currier /  leather seller: Thomas Edisbury, Town hill. The couple had 7 known children that Thomas names in his will.

Thomas Edisbury died in 1846, in his will he names his wife as Charlotte, and his children were, John Edisbury, bookseller of London, Eliza, William, Henry, James, Thomas and Emma who were all under 25. He asks that his trustees shall not carry on the currying business any longer than necessary, but empowers them to carry on with the brewing business for the benefit of his children.  So it seems Thomas was in the leather trade as well as the brewing business.  In 1847 John married Mary Elizabeth.  

In 1850 her daughter Eliza married Edward Rowland and by 1853 Edward and Eliza were in Adelaide. 

Her brother William had already gone out there and in 1854 there was an announcement in the Adelaide Observer.

William Edisbury, formerly of Wrexham, North Wales but latterly in the employ of Alexander Busby Esq of Cassiles, NSW or anyone knowing of his where abouts , he or they would much oblige by sending a line to the undersigned, his friends being very anxious about him. Edwd. Rowland, Rundle St, Adelaide.

William never returned to Wrexham, his death was announced in the Wrexham Advertiser on 15 May 1858

DEATHS. EDISBURY-On the 7th day of March last, (after a residence of nearly 18 years) at Cassilia,” Sydney, New South Wales, in the 33rd year of his age, William, second son of the late Mr. Thomas Edisbury, currier.

 In 1851 Charlotte was in Brook Street, she was a proprietor of houses, her daughter Emma aged 18 and daughter in law Mary Elizabeth 21 were also there.

 Later that year in 1851 Emma married Richard Hughes but Richard had died by 1861 when Emma was at 4 Regents Street, she was the head of the house and a proprietor of houses , her daughter Mary Charlotte  Hughes aged 8 and her mother Charlotte were with her. Emma was using her maiden name of Edisbury.   In 1871 they were both in Bedford Road, Tranmere, Emma was still living off her property income, Charlotte was now about 78.  

Charlotte died in 1876, her death was announced in the Wrexham Advertiser.

EDISBURY Sept. 23rd, at 2, Caradoc-terrace, Wellington-road, in her 84th year, Charlotte, relict of the late Thomas Edisbury, 19, Town- hill, Wrexham. She was buried in Wrexham Cemetery.

Emma Edisbury was listed in the Liverpool Electoral registers of 1875, she was at 13 Washington Street, in the Rodney Street Ward.

Early In 1875 Emma`s daughter Mary Charlotte married John Hawkes in Liverpool and by

1881 they were at 23 Bentinck St. Glasgow, John was a wine and spirit merchant and had been born in Ireland. Emma Edisbury was there and is entered as his wife`s mother who had been born in Wales.

Emma isn`t found again until her remarriage in 1888, she had gone to Ireland, John Hawkes family had a long history with Cromwell`s Fort.

A marriage was announced in the Wrexham Advertiser . On 11 November 1888 at the Wesleyan Church, Manchester. Samuel Thomas Baugh of Plas Pen y  Ddol,  Wrexham to Mrs E Edisbury of Cromwells Fort, Wexford, Ireland.

Samuels’s previous wife Elizabeth had died in 1887. 

Plas Pen Y Ddol was very close to Bersham Hall.

In 1891 Samuel Thomas Baugh   was 75 and a land agent , Emma was 58.

The couple were still there in 1901, but Emma died later that year aged 65. She was buried with Charlotte on 29 November. Emma was a quite wealthy lady and left effects of over £3300.  Samuel died in Hammersmith the following year, but he only left £1131.

Also buried in the grave are John and Mary Elizabeth Edisbury who had moved to Liverpool.

11th June 1891 Wrexham Advertiser.

3rd inst., after a long and painful illness, at 27, Adelaide-road, Kensington, aged 61 years, Mary Elizabeth, beloved wife of John Edisbury, late of Wrexham.

John died just a few weeks later, and was buried with his wife and mother on 13 July 1891.

DEATH OF A WREXHAMITE.—Many readers win regret to hear of the death of Mr John Edisbury, formerly of this town, which took place at his residence. 27, Adelaide-road, Liverpool, at the age of seventy, on the 10th inst. Mr Edisbury was for many years at the Provincial Insurance Office, but retired a few years ago and went to live in Liverpool, He only recently had the misfortune to lose his wife, and since then his health has declined rapidly. The body was brought to Wrexham on Monday, and was interred in the Borough Cemetery, the Rev. Griffith Williams officiating. The funeral was attended by Mr Kendrick Edisbury, Mr Frederick Edisbury (sons), Mr Henry Edisbury, Liverpool (brother), Mr Linaker (brother- in-law), Mr S. T. Baugh, and others.

Researched by Annette Edwards. August 2019.

Grave ref: Wrexham Cemetery J-02356