Mary Edmund

F, b. circa 1785
  • Mary Edmund was born circa 1785.
  • Mary Edmund married Daniel Sheppherd in 1810.

Child of Mary Edmund and Daniel Sheppherd

Alice Louisa Edmunds

F, b. December 1880
  • Alice Louisa Edmunds was born in December 1880 in Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • She's birth was registered in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District in the December 1880 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper.
  • Alice Louisa Edmunds was baptized on 26 December 1880 in Uniting Methodist Shackling Circuit, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Alice Louisa Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper in Heath Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice is shown as a 39 year old farm labourer born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Ann 37, born Niton [Norton, Somerset] Isle of Wight, and their children all born on the Isle of Wight:- Jane 15, born Rookley; James 13 born Hulverston; Ellen 11 born Shalfleet; Charles 9 born Shalfleet; Martha 8 born Freshwater; Caroline 6 born Freshwater; Mary 4 born Carisbrooke; Henry 5 [3] born Brading and Alice 6 months born Brading.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Alice Louisa Edmunds was living in the household of Mary Ann Hooper and Maurice Edmunds in Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. She was shown as 46 years old and he as 49 years old. Their children Caroline 16, Mary 14, Henry 13 and Alice 10 were also living at Brading.
  • At the age of 17 years, Alice Louisa Edmunds married Frederick Thomas Gibbs in 1898 in St James, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.

Caroline Edmunds

F, b. 1874
  • Caroline Edmunds was born in 1874 in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • She was the daughter of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper.
  • Caroline Edmunds's birth was registered in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District in the June 1874 Quarter.
  • She was baptized on 20 August 1876 in Uniting Methodist Newport Circuit, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. She was baptised the same day as her younger sister Mary.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Caroline Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper in Heath Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice is shown as a 39 year old farm labourer born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Ann 37, born Niton [Norton, Somerset] Isle of Wight, and their children all born on the Isle of Wight:- Jane 15, born Rookley; James 13 born Hulverston; Ellen 11 born Shalfleet; Charles 9 born Shalfleet; Martha 8 born Freshwater; Caroline 6 born Freshwater; Mary 4 born Carisbrooke; Henry 5 [3] born Brading and Alice 6 months born Brading.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Caroline Edmunds was living in the household of Mary Ann Hooper and Maurice Edmunds in Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. She was shown as 46 years old and he as 49 years old. Their children Caroline 16, Mary 14, Henry 13 and Alice 10 were also living at Brading.
  • Her marriage, at 19 years, to Charles Henry White was registered in the June 1893 Quarter in Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District.
  • Caroline Edmunds and Charles Henry White appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in 66 Grove Road, Woolston, Hampshire. Charles is shown as a 48 year old general labourer born Thorley, Isle of White living with his wife of 18 years, Caroline aged 36 born Freshwater Isle of Wight, and their daugher Eva Gertrude, an apprentice dressmaker born Shanklin, Isle of White. They had one other child alive and one deceased.

Children of Caroline Edmunds and Charles Henry White

Chalres Edmunds

M, b. 1871, d. September 1931
  • Chalres Edmunds was born in 1871 in Shalfleet, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • He was the son of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper.
  • Chalres Edmunds's birth was registered in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District in the September 1871 Quarter.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Chalres Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper in Heath Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice is shown as a 39 year old farm labourer born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Ann 37, born Niton [Norton, Somerset] Isle of Wight, and their children all born on the Isle of Wight:- Jane 15, born Rookley; James 13 born Hulverston; Ellen 11 born Shalfleet; Charles 9 born Shalfleet; Martha 8 born Freshwater; Caroline 6 born Freshwater; Mary 4 born Carisbrooke; Henry 5 [3] born Brading and Alice 6 months born Brading.
  • There is a death of a Chalres Edmunds recorded in the St Martin, London in September 1931, however, this may not be the correct date of death for thisChalres Edmunds.There is also another for Bridport, Dorset in the December 1954 Quarter, making him 83 years old.

Edith Gertrude Edmunds

F, b. 31 August 1888
  • Edith Gertrude Edmunds was baptized on 31 August 1888 in United Methodist Shacklin Circuit, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • She was the daughter of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper.

Edith May Edmunds

F, b. 1899
  • Edith May Edmunds was born in 1899 in Sandown, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • She was the daughter of Maurice Edmunds and Rose Unknown.
  • Edith May Edmunds's birth was registered in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District in the March 1899 Quarter.

Elizabeth Ellen Edmunds

F, b. 1869
  • Elizabeth Ellen Edmunds was also known as Ellen.
  • She was born in 1869 in Hulverston, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • She was the daughter of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper.
  • Elizabeth Ellen Edmunds was baptized on 15 August 1869 in Mottiston, Hampshire.
  • She's birth was registered in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District in the September 1869 Quarter.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Elizabeth Ellen Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper in Hulverstone, Shalfleet, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice was showb as 29 years old born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Jane (Ann)


    Children Maurice, aged 8, born Thorley, Isle of Wight; James 3 born Hulverston; Elizabeth Ellen 1, born Hulverston; Emily Jane, 5 born Rookley.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Elizabeth Ellen Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper in Heath Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice is shown as a 39 year old farm labourer born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Ann 37, born Niton [Norton, Somerset] Isle of Wight, and their children all born on the Isle of Wight:- Jane 15, born Rookley; James 13 born Hulverston; Ellen 11 born Shalfleet; Charles 9 born Shalfleet; Martha 8 born Freshwater; Caroline 6 born Freshwater; Mary 4 born Carisbrooke; Henry 5 [3] born Brading and Alice 6 months born Brading.

Emily Jane Edmunds

F, b. 1865, d. March 1939
  • Emily Jane Edmunds was born in 1865 in Rookley, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • She was the daughter of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Emily Jane Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper in Hulverstone, Shalfleet, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice was showb as 29 years old born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Jane (Ann)


    Children Maurice, aged 8, born Thorley, Isle of Wight; James 3 born Hulverston; Elizabeth Ellen 1, born Hulverston; Emily Jane, 5 born Rookley.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Emily Jane Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper in Heath Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice is shown as a 39 year old farm labourer born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Ann 37, born Niton [Norton, Somerset] Isle of Wight, and their children all born on the Isle of Wight:- Jane 15, born Rookley; James 13 born Hulverston; Ellen 11 born Shalfleet; Charles 9 born Shalfleet; Martha 8 born Freshwater; Caroline 6 born Freshwater; Mary 4 born Carisbrooke; Henry 5 [3] born Brading and Alice 6 months born Brading.
  • Her marriage, at 31 years, to Henry Ernest Mackett was registered in the September 1896 Quarter in Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District.
  • Emily Jane Edmunds and Henry Ernest Mackett appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Henry was shown as a 29 year old, born Shanklin, Isle of Wight. Emily was shown as 34 years old born Arreton, Isle of Wight.
  • Her death was recorded with the Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District in the March 1939 Quarter.

Children of Emily Jane Edmunds and Henry Ernest Mackett

Henry Edmunds

M, b. 1878, d. March 1957
  • Henry Edmunds was born in 1878 in Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • He was the son of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper.
  • Henry Edmunds's birth was registered in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District in the March 1878 Quarter.
  • He was baptized on 14 May 1878 in Sanddown, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Henry Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper in Heath Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice is shown as a 39 year old farm labourer born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Ann 37, born Niton [Norton, Somerset] Isle of Wight, and their children all born on the Isle of Wight:- Jane 15, born Rookley; James 13 born Hulverston; Ellen 11 born Shalfleet; Charles 9 born Shalfleet; Martha 8 born Freshwater; Caroline 6 born Freshwater; Mary 4 born Carisbrooke; Henry 5 [3] born Brading and Alice 6 months born Brading.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Henry Edmunds was living in the household of Mary Ann Hooper and Maurice Edmunds in Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. She was shown as 46 years old and he as 49 years old. Their children Caroline 16, Mary 14, Henry 13 and Alice 10 were also living at Brading.
  • His marriage, at 26 years, to Lillian Grace Pittis was registered in the December 1904 Quarter in Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District.
  • Henry Edmunds and Lillian Grace Pittis appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in 22 Somers Street, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Henry was shown as a 33 year old grocer born Sandown, Isle of Wight living with his wife Lilian Grace, aged 32 years born Shanklin, Isle of Wight. They had been married for six years and had no children.
  • In June 1945, his wife, Lillian Grace Pittis's death was registered in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District. She was at age 65 years and 6 months.
  • His death was recorded with the Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District in the March 1957 Quarter.

Isabella Mary Edmunds

F, b. 1880, d. 1957
  • Isabella Mary Edmunds was born in 1880 in New Zealand. She was the daughter of Rees and Jane Butter EDMUNDS. Her birth name was recorded as Mary Isabella.
  • At the age of 28 years, Isabella Mary Edmunds married William George Cresswell, son of Robert Cresswell and Phillis Caroline Green, in 1908 in New Zealand.
  • Isabella Mary Edmunds died in 1957 in New Zealand.

Children of Isabella Mary Edmunds and William George Cresswell

James Edmunds

M, b. February 1868, d. December 1933
  • James Edmunds was born in February 1868 in Hulverton, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • He was the son of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper.
  • James Edmunds was baptized on 23 February 1868 in Mottiston, Hampshire.
  • He's birth was registered in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District in the March 1868 Quarter.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census James Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper in Hulverstone, Shalfleet, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice was showb as 29 years old born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Jane (Ann)


    Children Maurice, aged 8, born Thorley, Isle of Wight; James 3 born Hulverston; Elizabeth Ellen 1, born Hulverston; Emily Jane, 5 born Rookley.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census James Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper in Heath Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice is shown as a 39 year old farm labourer born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Ann 37, born Niton [Norton, Somerset] Isle of Wight, and their children all born on the Isle of Wight:- Jane 15, born Rookley; James 13 born Hulverston; Ellen 11 born Shalfleet; Charles 9 born Shalfleet; Martha 8 born Freshwater; Caroline 6 born Freshwater; Mary 4 born Carisbrooke; Henry 5 [3] born Brading and Alice 6 months born Brading.
  • James Edmunds appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in 112 Manor Road, Ichen, Southampton, Hampshire. Henry was show as a 43 year old boarder with Frederick and Jessie Gibbaree, born Hulverton, Isle of Wight. He was a boiler makers assistant.
  • His death was recorded with the Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District in the December 1933 Quarter.

Martha Ann Edmunds

F, b. 1872
  • Martha Ann Edmunds was born in 1872 in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • She was the daughter of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper.
  • Martha Ann Edmunds was born in March 1873 in Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • She was baptized on 30 June 1873 in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Martha Ann Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper in Heath Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice is shown as a 39 year old farm labourer born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Ann 37, born Niton [Norton, Somerset] Isle of Wight, and their children all born on the Isle of Wight:- Jane 15, born Rookley; James 13 born Hulverston; Ellen 11 born Shalfleet; Charles 9 born Shalfleet; Martha 8 born Freshwater; Caroline 6 born Freshwater; Mary 4 born Carisbrooke; Henry 5 [3] born Brading and Alice 6 months born Brading.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Martha Ann Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds in Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice was shown as 59 years old, born Arreton, Isle of Wight, living with his daughter Martha Ann aged 28 , born Freshwater.

Mary Edmunds

F, b. 1876
  • Mary Edmunds was born in 1876 in Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • She was the daughter of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper.
  • Mary Edmunds was baptized on 20 August 1876 in Uniting Methodist Isle of Wight Circuit.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Mary Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper in Heath Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice is shown as a 39 year old farm labourer born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Ann 37, born Niton [Norton, Somerset] Isle of Wight, and their children all born on the Isle of Wight:- Jane 15, born Rookley; James 13 born Hulverston; Ellen 11 born Shalfleet; Charles 9 born Shalfleet; Martha 8 born Freshwater; Caroline 6 born Freshwater; Mary 4 born Carisbrooke; Henry 5 [3] born Brading and Alice 6 months born Brading.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Mary Edmunds was living in the household of Mary Ann Hooper and Maurice Edmunds in Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. She was shown as 46 years old and he as 49 years old. Their children Caroline 16, Mary 14, Henry 13 and Alice 10 were also living at Brading.

Maurice Edmunds

M, b. 1840, d. December 1901
  • Maurice Edmunds was born in 1840 in Arreton, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. He was the son of James EDMUNDS and Harriet.
  • He was baptized on 5 July 1840 in Chale, Hampshire.
  • At the age of 22 years, Maurice Edmunds married Mary Ann Hooper, daughter of Thomas Hooper and Elizabeth Hockey, on 19 July 1862 in St Swithin, Thorley, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England. Mary was 20, father Thomas Hooper and Maurice, also 20 was the son of James Edmunds.
  • Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Hulverstone, Shalfleet, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice was showb as 29 years old born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Jane (Ann)


    Children Maurice, aged 8, born Thorley, Isle of Wight; James 3 born Hulverston; Elizabeth Ellen 1, born Hulverston; Emily Jane, 5 born Rookley.
  • Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Heath Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice is shown as a 39 year old farm labourer born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Ann 37, born Niton [Norton, Somerset] Isle of Wight, and their children all born on the Isle of Wight:- Jane 15, born Rookley; James 13 born Hulverston; Ellen 11 born Shalfleet; Charles 9 born Shalfleet; Martha 8 born Freshwater; Caroline 6 born Freshwater; Mary 4 born Carisbrooke; Henry 5 [3] born Brading and Alice 6 months born Brading.
  • Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.She was shown as 46 years old and he as 49 years old. Their children Caroline 16, Mary 14, Henry 13 and Alice 10 were also living at Brading.
  • In 1900,his wife, Mary Ann Hooper died in Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
    On her death her son contacted Mary's brother James Thomas Hooper in Australia to inform him of her death, Jame's reply was found in the 1980's and contact made by her grandson, Reginald Edmunds, with his Australian relatives.
  • Maurice Edmunds appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Brading, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice was shown as 59 years old, born Arreton, Isle of Wight, living with his daughter Martha Ann aged 28 , born Freshwater.
  • His death was recorded with the Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District in the December 1901 Quarter.

Children of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper

Maurice Edmunds

M, b. 1862, d. December 1926
  • Maurice Edmunds was born in 1862 in Thorley, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • He was the son of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper.
  • Maurice Edmunds was baptized on 14 September 1862 in Thorley, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Maurice Edmunds was living in the household of Maurice Edmunds and Mary Ann Hooper in Hulverstone, Shalfleet, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Maurice was showb as 29 years old born Arreton, Isle of Wight living with his wife Mary Jane (Ann)


    Children Maurice, aged 8, born Thorley, Isle of Wight; James 3 born Hulverston; Elizabeth Ellen 1, born Hulverston; Emily Jane, 5 born Rookley.
  • Maurice Edmunds married Rose Unknown circa 1895.
  • Maurice Edmunds died in December 1926 in Isle of Wight, Hampshire.

Children of Maurice Edmunds and Rose Unknown

Reginald Maurice Edmunds

M, b. December 1897
  • Reginald Maurice Edmunds's birth was registered in the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the December 1897 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Maurice Edmunds and Rose Unknown.
  • Reginald Maurice Edmunds was baptized in 1898 in United Methodist Circuit, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
  • In 1919 On the death of his grandmother Mary Edmunds (nee Hooper), in 1919 Reginald contacted Hooper relatives in Queensland.
  • At the age of 25 years and 3 months, Reginald Maurice Edmunds married Nellie Marjorie Saunders on 3 March 1923 in Shacklin, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. The groom was 25, father Maurice Edmunds, and the bride 23, father Charles Saunders.

Ruby Florence Rose Edmunds

F, b. September 1903
  • Ruby Florence Rose Edmunds's birth was registered in the Isle of Wight, Hampshire Registration District in the September 1903 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Maurice Edmunds and Rose Unknown.
  • Ruby Florence Rose Edmunds was baptized on 29 September 1903 in Ventnor, Hampshire.
  • At the age of 30 years and 9 months, Ruby Florence Rose Edmunds married Arthur H Pitman in June 1934 in Isle of Wight, Hampshire.

Ada Rebecca Edser

F, b. 23 November 1877, d. 8 January 1879
  • Ada Rebecca Edser was born on 23 November 1877 in Murphy's Creek, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway.
  • Ada Rebecca Edser died on 8 January 1879 in Murphy's Creek, Queensland, at age 1.

Alfred Edser

M, b. 20 May 1884, d. 1967
  • NOTE:- Much of the early EDSER material has come from this site - http://heritage.spriggs.com.au/main.aspx
    - where an wonderfully detailed account of the family and their descendants can be found.
  • NOTE:- Much of the early EDSER material has come from this site - http://heritage.spriggs.com.au/main.aspx
    - where an wonderfully detailed account of the family and their descendants can be found.
  • Alfred Edser was born on 20 May 1884 in Murphy's Creek, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway.
  • On 26 October 1890,Alfred Edser's mother, Emily Halloway died in Murphy's Creek, Queensland. She died from peritonitis caused by obstruction of the bowel.
  • Alfred Edser was a witness when his brother Harry Edser applied for dissolution of his marriage to Ada Rose Haines in Oct 1908
    ; The marriage was not a success and on 20 October 1908, The Brisbane Courier reported:- " APPLICATION FOR DISSOLUTION
    OF MARRIAGE. Harry Edser, Crow's Nest farmer, applied for a dissolution of his marriage with Ada Rose Edser, nee Haines, on the grounds of adultery with James Creed, of Crow's Nest, bullock driver and Alfred Williams, of Crow's Nest, painter, who were joined as co-defendants. Mr McGregor (instructed by Messers Crouch and Darvall, town agents for Messrs. Eden and Groom, Toowoomba) appeared for the plaintiff, and there was no appearance of defendant or co-defendants. The petition set out that the parties were married on March 13, 1906, according to the rights of the Methodist Church and they lived together at Pinelands. Adultery was alleged to have taken place with Creed, and on other dates with Williams.
    His honour asked if there was any issue of marriage, and was informed there was a child, of which, however, plaintiff denied the paternity. His Honour held that this should appear in the petition. An adjournment was then granted in order the council might site authorities for amending the petition without re-service.
    Mr McGregor, on the court resuming, said he had not been able to find authority for amending without re-service, but, according to 36 L JMC 63 (1901) Challon v Challon, evidence could be taken at this stage.
    His Honour accordingly granted leave to amend the plaint and affidavit by stating the facts as to issue, and also for re-service, on the usual conditions. Evidence was then called.
    Plaintiff gave evidence in support of the petition. After living with his wife at Pinelands for about three months he had quarrelled with her mother and because he would not allow the mother to continue to reside with them his wife left him. A child was subsequently born of which the witness denied any paternity. Defendant afterwards went to reside at the home of her brother, George Haines. Witness then gave evidence as to what he had seen between defendant and the co-defendants.
    Ambrose Bearton, Alfred Edser, and E Jackson, clerks in the employ of Messrs Eden and Groom, solicitors, gave corroborative evidence.
    At this stage the case was adjourned to November 13."
  • At the age of 26 years, 4 months and 29 days, Alfred Edser married Annie Rebecca Embery on 19 October 1910 in Queensland. At the time Alf was living on his father's property at Wutul, along with his brother Ted and his wife Hilda. Alf and Annie lived in the same house until Ted built a home on his own block of land.
  • Alfred Edser and Annie Rebecca Embery appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Nutgrove. Alfred was a farmer as was his brother Edwin.
  • Alfred Edser and Annie Rebecca Embery appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Nutgrove. Alfred was a farmer and Annie carried out home duties.
  • Alfred Edser died in 1967 in Queensland.

Children of Alfred Edser and Annie Rebecca Embery

Alfred Eric Edser

M, b. 11 January 1912, d. 1 August 2012
  • Alfred Eric Edser was born on 11 January 1912 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Alfred Edser and Annie Rebecca Embery.
  • At the age of 29 years, 1 month and 8 days, Alfred Eric Edser married Daphne Richter, daughter of George Richter and Caroline Ann Paton, on 19 February 1941 in Toowoomba.
  • On 18 July 2005,his wife, Daphne Richter died in Toowoomba at age 85.
  • Alfred Eric Edser died on 1 August 2012 at age 100.
  • He was buried on 6 August 2012 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Clarence Joseph Edser

M, b. 29 June 1915, d. 1917
  • Clarence Joseph Edser was born on 29 June 1915 in Ipswich.
  • He was the son of Alfred Edser and Annie Rebecca Embery.
  • Clarence Joseph Edser died in 1917 in Oakey, Queensland.

Editha Edser

F, b. 1870, d. 1953
  • Editha Edser was born in 1870 in Ealing, England.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway.
  • Editha Edser immigrated on 15 November 1873 to Moreton Bay with Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway. Joseph, 29 and Emily 24, travelled on the Gauntlet which left London on 15 Aug 1873. With them were their children Lucy 5, Edith 3 and Emily 1 who died on the voyage. The passengers disembarked at Ipswich.
  • At the age of 26 years, Editha Edser married William Launchbury on 2 May 1896 in Queensland. William was born in Bladon, Oxfordshire on 27 Mar 1867 - the son of James Launchbury and Ann. He died in 1954.
  • Editha Edser died in 1953 in Queensland.

Edwin (Ted) Edser

M, b. 9 May 1883, d. 1 June 1956
  • NOTE:- Much of the early EDSER material has come from this site - http://heritage.spriggs.com.au/main.aspx
    - where an wonderfully detailed account of the family and their descendants can be found.
  • Edwin (Ted) Edser was born on 9 May 1883 in Murphy's Creek, Queensland. At the time of his birth his father was working as a fettler on the railway line.
  • He was the son of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway.
  • At the age of 25 years, 10 months and 14 days, Edwin (Ted) Edser married Hulda Salome Schaefer, daughter of Johann Christian Schaefer and Maria Christina Nerlich, on 23 March 1909 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • Edwin (Ted) Edser and Hulda Salome Schaefer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Nutgrove. Edwin was a farmer.
  • Edwin (Ted) Edser and Hulda Salome Schaefer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Nutgrove. Edwin was a farmer and Hulda carried out home duties. His brother Alfred also farmed at Nutgrove.
  • Edwin (Ted) Edser and Hulda Salome Schaefer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Nutgrove. Edwin was a farmer. Their son Frank Robert was a labourer and son Ernests and Herbert farmers. There was also a Jessie Elizabeth Edser living at Nutgrove.
  • Edwin (Ted) Edser was listed as the next of kin of Ernest Henry Edser when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 8 January 1944 in Nutgrove, Cooyar. He was living at Nutgrove at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his father Edwin. His service nuber was Q233029. He was discharged on 21 Oct 1945 wiht the rank of Private in the 9th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corp.
  • Edwin (Ted) Edser died on 1 June 1956 in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 73.
  • He was buried on 4 June 1956 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Edwin (Ted) Edser and Hulda Salome Schaefer

Eileen Kathleen Edser

F, b. 1910
  • Eileen Kathleen Edser was born in 1910 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Ada Rose Haines.

Emily Edser

F, b. 1872, d. 19 October 1873
  • Emily Edser was born in 1872 in Ealing, Middlesex, England.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway.
  • Emily Edser died on 19 October 1873 at sea.

Emily Ada Edser

F, b. 15 April 1886, d. 1974
  • Emily Ada Edser was born on 15 April 1886 in Murphy's Creek, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway.
  • On 26 October 1890,Emily Ada Edser's mother, Emily Halloway died in Murphy's Creek, Queensland. She died from peritonitis caused by obstruction of the bowel.
  • Emily Ada Edser died in 1974 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Emily Mary Edser

F, b. 1 September 1875, d. 8 January 1879
  • Emily Mary Edser was born on 1 September 1875 in Murphy's Creek, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway.
  • Emily Mary Edser died on 8 January 1879 in Murphy's Creek, Queensland, at age 3.

Ernest Henry Edser

M, b. 13 January 1921, d. 1971
  • Ernest Henry Edser was born on 13 January 1921 in Nutgrove.
  • He was the son of Edwin (Ted) Edser and Hulda Salome Schaefer.
  • Ernest Henry Edser appeared on the Electoral Roll with Edwin (Ted) Edser and Hulda Salome Schaefer in 1943 in Nutgrove. Edwin was a farmer. Their son Frank Robert was a labourer and son Ernests and Herbert farmers. There was also a Jessie Elizabeth Edser living at Nutgrove.
  • Ernest Henry Edser enlisted in the Australian Army on 8 January 1944 in Nutgrove, Cooyar, He was living at Nutgrove at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his father Edwin. His service nuber was Q233029. He was discharged on 21 Oct 1945 wiht the rank of Private in the 9th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corp.
  • Ernest Henry Edser died in 1971 in Queensland.

Frank Robert Edser

M, b. 29 January 1911
  • Frank Robert Edser was born on 29 January 1911 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edwin (Ted) Edser and Hulda Salome Schaefer.
  • Frank Robert Edser appeared on the Electoral Roll with Edwin (Ted) Edser and Hulda Salome Schaefer in 1943 in Nutgrove. Edwin was a farmer. Their son Frank Robert was a labourer and son Ernests and Herbert farmers. There was also a Jessie Elizabeth Edser living at Nutgrove.

Harry Edser

M, b. 16 July 1881, d. 23 February 1961

Harry Edser c 1920 Photo thanks to http://heritage.spriggs.com.au
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    - where an wonderfully detailed account of the family and their descendants can be found.
  • Harry Edser was born on 16 July 1881 in Murphy's Creek, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway.
  • On 26 October 1890,Harry Edser's mother, Emily Halloway died in Murphy's Creek, Queensland. She died from peritonitis caused by obstruction of the bowel.
  • After leaving school at Murphy's Creek, Joseph and Harry worked their father's selection at Crow's Nest.
  • Harry Edser appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. He was a farmer. His brother Joseph jnr Edser and sister Phoebe also lived at Crow's Nest.
  • In February 1904 Harry was thought to have died in a fire that destroyed a boarding house belonging to Mrs Harris (SHOULD READ - HAINES)- his prospective mother-in-law. The Darling Downs' Gazette reported " The stillness of the morning was broken here by the engine whistle, and old and young turned out between the hours of 3 and 4 to see the whole of the township lit up from end to end with the flame from the large boarding house kept and owned by Mrs. Harris, mother of Mrs Wockner, Goombungee Hotel. On arrival at the fire it was seen that no efforts of our - hastily - formed fire brigade, armed with billys, basins, buckets, and tubs, could avail to save the main building, and efforts were made to save the kitchen, detached. It caught at several places, but was kept under by willing hands. It is n very serious loss to Mrs. Harris, and although insured for £450, nearly everything was destroyed. Had it been a stormy night or a westerly wind blowing nothing could have saved the whole of the block on that side down to and including Nolan's Hotel. A rumour went round the crowd that Harry Edser, intended son-in-law of Mrs Harris, had perished, but inquiries made proved this fortunately false. A co-incidence with this fire is that Edser's barn was burned about three weeks' ago, and - it contained a dray and set of harness, both belonging to Mrs. Harris, so she is a double loser by fire in a short time."
  • He acquired land circa 1905 in Pinelands He owned 200 acres of land which was possibly Portios 47 (84 acres owned by A Humberdross) and 117v (160 acres owned by William A. Richardson). He dairy farmed but sold the property and bought a general store with petrol bowsers in Crow's Nest.
  • At the age of 24 years, 7 months and 25 days, Harry Edser married Ada Rose Haines, daughter of George Haines and Catherine Ann Griffith, on 13 March 1906 in Queensland. The marriage was not a success and on 20 October 1908, The Brisbane Courier reported:- " APPLICATION FOR DISSOLUTION
    OF MARRIAGE. Harry Edser, Crow's Nest farmer, applied for a dissolution of his marriage with Ada Rose Edser, nee Haines, on the grounds of adultery with James Creed, of Crow's Nest, bullock driver and Alfred Williams, of Crow's Nest, painter, who were joined as co-defendants. Mr McGregor (instructed by Messers Crouch and Darvall, town agents for Messrs. Eden and Groom, Toowoomba) appeared for the plaintiff, and there was no appearance of defendant or co-defendants. The petition set out that the parties were married on March 13, 1906, according to the rights of the Methodist Church and they lived together at Pinelands. Adultery was alleged to have taken place with Creed, and on other dates with Williams.
    His honour asked if there was any issue of marriage, and was informed there was a child, of which, however, plaintiff denied the paternity. His Honour held that this should appear in the petition. An adjournment was then granted in order the council might site authorities for amending the petition without re-service.
    Mr McGregor, on the court resuming, said he had not been able to find authority for amending without re-service, but, according to 36 L JMC 63 (1901) Challon v Challon, evidence could be taken at this stage.
    His Honour accordingly granted leave to amend the plaint and affidavit by stating the facts as to issue, and also for re-service, on the usual conditions. Evidence was then called.
    Plaintiff gave evidence in support of the petition. After living with his wife at Pinelands for about three months he had quarrelled with her mother and because he would not allow the mother to continue to reside with them his wife left him. A child was subsequently born of which the witness denied any paternity. Defendant afterwards went to reside at the home of her brother, George Haines. Witness then gave evidence as to what he had seen between defendant and the co-defendants.
    Ambrose Bearton, Alfred Edser, and E Jackson, clerks in the employ of Messrs Eden and Groom, solicitors, gave corroborative evidence.
    At this stage the case was adjourned to November 13."
  • At the age of 28 years, Harry Edser married Beatrice Frances Lewis in 1910 in Queensland.
  • Harry Edser and Beatrice Frances Lewis appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Crow's Nest. Harry was a farmer.
  • On 29 March 1915Harry Edser enrolled Mary Murial Ena Hull in Pinelands State School
    ; She was 9 years, 9 months old. She was enrolled by Harry Edser, a farmer of Pinelands.
  • Harry Edser and Beatrice Frances Lewis appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Thallon Street, Crow's Nest. Harry was shown as a mercer living in Crow's Nest.
  • In June 1931 Harry Edser and James Reddlex were involved in an inquiry into the destruction of a truck and blacksmith's shop. The Brisbane Courier reported:- " TOOWOOMBA FIRE INQUIRY.
    An Inquiry was conducted before Mr PCM Burne PM yesterday into a fire which occurred at Emu Creek road on December 25 whereby a six-wheel motor truck the property of James Reddlex and Harry Edser was destroyed and a blacksmiths shop the property of Thomas J Williams, Windsor, Brisbane was damaged. Plain clothes Constable Beahan said that Harry Edser denied that he had had any conversation with Reddlex about the destruction of the truck. Later Reddlex in the presence of Edser said Edser asked him what he was going to do about the payments on the truck and he told him that he could not keep the payments up. Reddlex then said to Edser "You then asked me to take the truck out and got a load of pine and set fire to it on the way in ." Edser replied: " What are you trying to put me in for. I have always been a good friend to you?" In reply to witness Reddlex, stated that on another occasion Edser asked him to put the truck in an old blacksmiths shop where he could set fire to it or get some one else to do it. Constable Beahan said he had not been able to ascertain how the fire originated nor connect any one with its origin. The inquiry was adjourned to Brisbane."
  • At the age of 50 years, 7 months and 27 days, Harry Edser married Jessie Isabel Marshall, daughter of Frederick Stephen Marshall and Isabella Hope, on 14 March 1932 in Queensland.
  • Harry Edser and Jessie Isabel Marshall appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Pinelands. Harry was a farmer.
  • Harry Edser died on 23 February 1961 in Pinelands, Queensland, at age 79. Harry is remembered by family as " being ‘careful’ with his money; eg, Jessie did not have the luxury of lino on the floor of their house and he never provided his wife and the children with any ‘luxuries’. He was also very strict and always expected them to work hard on the farm milking cows, working with horses, cleaning out dams, etc. Harry seemed to have an interest in entering livestock and produce sections of local shows. He gained a second place for his Sudan Grass in the 1934 Toowoomba Show and a first and second prize for 'three fat bullocks' in the Crows Nest Show sometime in the 1940s."
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Child of Harry Edser and Ada Rose Haines