'Edwards05'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Edwards of Wisbech (Wisbich)

The following section was first uploaded to a Temporary page on 03.11.11, being held back from release into 'the database proper' not because of any doubts about the BLG1952 article on the family but because of our hopes of finding the connection between this family and Edwards of Wisbech (Wisbich) who also intermarried with the family of Crosse of Wisbech (who also married with the Tilney family). We have since uploaded Crosse2 on that Crosse family, which has enabled us to make a connection between Edwards of Wisbech and the rest of the database (so it is now shown in the lower section below), but we have still to find the connection between these two Edwards families.
Bartholomew Edwards of Leverington & Wisbech (Cambridgeshire) (d 1583)
m. (1575-6) Ethelred (Audrey) Crosse (dau of John Crosse of Wisbech)
1. William Edwards of Wisbech & Walsoken (Norfolk) (b 1578, d 1639)
  m. Elizabeth Wright (dau of John Wright of Wiggenhall)
  A. William Edwards of Wisbech (b 1604, d 1650)
  m. Jane Twells (dau of William Twells of Wisbech)
i. William Edwards of Wisbech (b 1634, d 1682)
  m. Elizabeth Pinchbeck (dau of Thomas Pinchbeck of Whaplode)
  a. William Edwards of (Wisbech then) Troston, Suffolk (b 1661, d 19.11.1724)
  m. (02.01.1700) Susan Frere (d 1730, dau of John Frere of Finningham)
(1) Bartholomew Edwards of Thetford, Sporle & later of Swaffham, Norfolk (b 1702, d 1775)
  m. Martha Chapman (d 1790, dau/heir of Edward Chapman of Swaffham)
  (A) Bartholomew Edwards (b 1732, d 1820, rector of Hethersett (Norfolk) & Finningham (Suffolk))
  m. (27.07.1786) Catherine Smith (d 1838, dau of Rev. William Smith of Burnham Westgate by Elizabeth, dau of Richard Beaumont of Whitley Beaumont)
  (i) Bartholomew Edwards (b 1789, dsp 1889, rector of Ashill)
  m. Emily Custance (d 1864, dau of John Custance of Weston)
  (ii) John Edwards of Hardingham Hall (b 1790, d 04.06.1832, rector of Hethersett & Finningham) had issue
  m. Lucy Marsham (d 15.06.1873, dau of Robert Marsham of Stratton Strawless)



Edmond Edwards ("sometime a Footman to Q. Elizebeth" & "footeman to H.7")
m. _ Erdy
1. Edmond Edwards of Wisbich "in the Ile of Ely" (Wisbech, Cambridgeshire)
  A. Thomas Edwards of Wisbich
  m. (1566) Catherin Crosse (dau of John Crosse of Wisbich)
  i. Thomas Edwards of Wisbich (Wisbech) (a 1619)
  m. Rachell Selbacke
  a. Elizabeth Edwards
  m. Arnold Towburne or Towbourne of Wisbech
  b. Mary Edwards
  m. William Wilsby of Spalding
  c. Allice Edwards
  m. John Marshall of Wisbech
  d.+ other issue - William, James, George
  ii. Robert Edwards of Wisbech possibly fits here?? could be in the family above?
  m. Margaret Tilney (dau of Richard Tilney of Wisbech & East Tuddenham by Lucy Crosse)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1952 ('Edwards of Hardingham')
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Cambridgeshire, 1575-1619, 'Edwards' (p83 + p106))
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