Herbert Edser

M, b. 27 September 1889, d. 2 October 1889
  • Herbert Edser was born on 27 September 1889 in Murphy's Creek, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway.
  • Herbert Edser died on 2 October 1889 in Murphy's Creek, Queensland.

Ivy Phyllis Edser

F, b. 1917, d. 1918
  • Ivy Phyllis Edser was born in 1917 in Ipswich.
  • She was the daughter of Alfred Edser and Annie Rebecca Embery.
  • Ivy Phyllis Edser died in 1918 in Oakey, Queensland.

Joseph Edser

M, b. 26 September 1879, d. March 1949
  • 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.
  • Joseph Edser was born on 26 September 1879 in Murphy's Creek, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway.
  • On 26 October 1890,Joseph 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.
  • On 13 April 1901 The Queenslander reported on the progress made by selectors of the Pinelands Estate purchased by the Government from C. Cocks. Joseph was mentioned :-"Mr. Edser has 10 acres cleared, a good portion of it under potato crop, and the rest is under corn. His crop is on a par with the others. He has the necessary farm buildings erected."
  • On 5 October 1901 the Darling Downs Gazette published a list of names of people who had qualified to vote in Crow's Nest Divison. Joseph jnr's name (aged 21) was amongst them. He lived on Portion 11, Prinelands Estate which was most likely the land his father Joe had selected.
  • Joseph Edser appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. He was a farmer. His brother Harry Edser and sister Phoebe also lived at Crow's Nest believed to be in the Pinelands or Douglas area.
  • 20 December 1905 a Briese family photo was taken at their Douglas home on the occasion of the wedding of their eldest daughter Auguste to Joseph Edser.
  • At the age of 26 years, 2 months and 24 days, Joseph Edser married Augusta Pauline Briese, daughter of August Ferdinand Briese and Anna (Maria) Magdaline Stark, on 20 December 1905 in Douglas, Queensland. After farming at Douglas for some time the family moved to a 5 acres plot of land just outside Crow's Nest. Joseph worked as a contract rubbish carter for the Crow's Nest Shire Council. The family also sold surplus fruit and vegetables they grew on their farm.
  • Joseph Edser and Augusta Pauline Briese appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Crow's Nest. Joseph was a cream carter.
  • On 5 August 1925, the day Lillie married Charlie Cox, the Edser family posed for a photo.
  • Joseph Edser and Augusta Pauline Briese appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1945 living at Crow's Nest. Joseph was a cream carrier and Augusta carried out home duties.
  • Joseph was a member of the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows. He lost his contract with the council and in his early sixties worked away from home cutting sleepers. He succumbed to a stroke in 1940 which left him partly paralysed and in a wheel chair. Gussie tended to him for 9 years before he passed away. The family were Jehovah Witnesses.
  • Joseph Edser died in March 1949 in Queensland at age 69.
  • He was buried on 1 April 1949 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00L-0007.

Children of Joseph Edser and Augusta Pauline Briese

Joseph (Joe) Edser

M, b. 1843, d. 8 September 1915
  • 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.
  • Joseph (Joe) Edser was born in 1843 in Norwood, Middlesex, England.
  • At the age of 25 years, Joseph (Joe) Edser married Emily Halloway on 18 February 1868 in Hillingdon Parish Church, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England.
  • Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway immigrated to Moreton Bay on 15 November 1873. 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.
  • After Phoebe's birth the family move to a railway work camp at Murphy's Creek.
  • On 9 May 1883,Joseph (Joe) Edser's son, Edwin (Ted) Edser was born in Murphy's Creek, Queensland. At the time of his birth his father was working as a fettler on the railway line.
  • On 26 October 1890,his wife, Emily Halloway died in Murphy's Creek, Queensland. She died from peritonitis caused by obstruction of the bowel.
  • On 5 October 1901 the Darling Downs Gazette published a list of names of people who had qualified to vote in Crow's Nest Divison. Joseph jnr's name (aged 21) was amongst them. He lived on Portion 11, Prinelands Estate which was most likely the land his father Joe had selected.
  • Joseph (Joe) Edser appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Murphy's Creek. Joseph was a labourer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Nutgrove. Joseph was a storekeeper.
  • Joseph (Joe) Edser died on 8 September 1915 in Nutgrove, Queensland.

Children of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway

Leonard Edser

M, b. 21 January 1914, d. 31 July 1977
  • Leonard Edser was born on 21 January 1914 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Joseph Edser and Augusta Pauline Briese.
  • Leonard Edser, the day Lillie married Charlie Cox, the Edser family posed for a photo.
  • At the age of 25 years, 9 months and 7 days, Leonard Edser married Esther Constance Mengel on 28 October 1939 in Queensland.
  • Leonard Edser and Esther Constance Mengel appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Crow's Nest. He was a labourer.
  • Leonard Edser enlisted in the Australian Army on 30 March 1943 in Brisbane He gave his next of kin as his wife Esther, and was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted. He was discharged on 12 Dec 1944 with the rank of Lance Corporal in the 1 AIRD.
  • Leonard Edser died on 31 July 1977 in Queensland at age 63.
  • He was buried on 2 August 1977 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Lillie Edser

F, b. 23 August 1906, d. 15 April 1972
  • Lillie Edser was most likely born in Douglas, Queensland, on 23 August 1906.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Edser and Augusta Pauline Briese.
  • 5 August 1925, the day Lillie married Charlie Cox, the Edser family posed for a photo.
  • At the age of 19 years and 2 days, Lillie Edser married Charles Cox, son of Timothy Cox and Elizabeth Wilkin, on 25 August 1925 in Queensland.
  • Lillie Edser and Charles Cox appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pechey. Charlie was a labourer. Lillie gave her address as Crow's Nest.
  • Lillie Edser and Charles Cox appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Crow's Nest. Charlie was a carpenter.
  • Lillie Edser died on 15 April 1972 in Queensland at age 65.
  • She was buried on 17 April 1972 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00I-0040.

Lucy Edser

F, b. 1869, d. 1951
  • Lucy Edser was born in 1869 in Ealing, England.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway.
  • Lucy 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 27 years, Lucy Edser married an unknown person in 1896 in Queensland. Thomas Adkins.
  • Lucy Edser died in 1951 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Lucy Edith Edser

F, b. 21 March 1914, d. 16 August 1915
  • Lucy Edith Edser was born on 21 March 1914 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Edwin (Ted) Edser and Hulda Salome Schaefer.
  • Lucy Edith Edser died on 16 August 1915 in Queensland at age 1.
  • She was buried on 18 August 1915 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Lydia Jane Edser

F, b. 14 September 1887, d. 9 February 1971
  • Lydia Jane Edser was also known as Lydia MacLeod.
  • She was born on 14 September 1887 in Murphy's Creek, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway.
  • On 26 October 1890,Lydia Jane Edser's mother, Emily Halloway died in Murphy's Creek, Queensland. She died from peritonitis caused by obstruction of the bowel.
  • About Lydia Jane Edser then began living with Norman (Dugall) Duncan McLeod.After leaving school Lydia worked as a shearer's cook in Roma and Tara.
    She began an association with Dougall McLeod (a ring barker and scrub cutter) around 1906. They lived together for almost 15 years and had two children Maurice born 1907 and Kirsty born 1911. Lydia eventually left Dougall . She went to live with her brother Alf and his family around 1925.
  • Lydia Jane Edser appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Nutgrove. She carried out home duties - surname spelt MacLeod.
  • Between 1932 and 1933 Lydia left Nutgrove and went to work for with Peter (an ex-priest and Hilda Nolan on their farm at Coalbank where she helped with the milking and cooking.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll with Peter Michael Nolan and Hilda Gertrude Glover in 1943 in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland. Peter was a farmer and Hilda carried out domestic duties. A Lydia McLeod also lived with them.
  • At the age of 56 years, Lydia Jane Edser married Edward (Ned) Lowien, son of August Lowien and Pauline Kajewski, in 1944 in Toowoomba. After their marriage Ned leased a farm from Mrs Peter Nolan at Coalbank. After the lease expired they moved to the Stanthorpe area where Ned patroled the rabbit fence. They later moved to Warwich in 1956 where Ned worked as the sextant at the cemetery.
  • Lydia Jane Edser and Edward (Ned) Lowien appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Coalbannk.
  • In 1970,her husband, Edward (Ned) Lowien died in Queensland. He most likely died in Warwick.
  • Lydia Jane Edser died on 9 February 1971 in Warwick, Queensland, at age 83.

Children of Lydia Jane Edser and Norman (Dugall) Duncan McLeod

Maurice Edser

M, b. 3 March 1907, d. 2 April 1982

Olive Christina (Kristy) Edser

F, b. 1911, d. 1946
  • Olive Christina (Kristy) Edser was born in 1911 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Norman (Dugall) Duncan McLeod and Lydia Jane Edser.
  • At the age of 26 years, Olive Christina (Kristy) Edser married Andrew Hawke in 1937 in Queensland.
  • Olive Christina (Kristy) Edser died in 1946 in Queensland.

Phoebe Edser

F, b. 6 December 1873, d. June 1955

Phoebe Edser 1873-1955. Daughter of Joseph Edser & Emily Halloway. Photo thanks to http://heritage.spriggs.com.au
  • Phoebe Edser was born on 6 December 1873 in Queensland. She was born either at Ipswich or Murphy's Creek.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph (Joe) Edser and Emily Halloway.
  • On 26 October 1890,Phoebe Edser's mother, Emily Halloway died in Murphy's Creek, Queensland. She died from peritonitis caused by obstruction of the bowel.
  • Phoebe Edser appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. She carried out domestic duties and may have lived with her brothers Harry and Joseph jnr who farmed at Pinelands near Crow's Nest.
  • Phoebe Edser died in June 1955 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 81. Her death was announced in the Crow's Nest Advertiser on 23 Jun 1955.
  • She was buried on 11 June 1955 in Hermmant Cemetery.

Robert Edwin Edser

M, b. 8 February 1910, d. March 1910
  • Robert Edwin Edser was born on 8 February 1910 in Toowomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edwin (Ted) Edser and Hulda Salome Schaefer.
  • Robert Edwin Edser died in March 1910 in Queensland. He died of convultions.

Ruby Edser

F, b. 1910

Violet May Edser

F, b. 1919, d. 1988

William George Edser

M, b. 1906
  • William George Edser was born in 1906 in Queensland. During the court case in which he divorced Ada Harry denied paternity of her child.
  • He was the son of Harry Edser and Ada Rose Haines.

Unknown Edward Arthur Everingham

M, b. circa 1880
  • Unknown Edward Arthur Everingham was born circa 1880.

Agnes Edwards

F, b. circa 1905

Ann Edwards

F, b. 1766
  • Ann Edwards was born in 1766.
  • At the age of 19 years, Ann Edwards married Thomas Lelean on 14 July 1785 in Megavissey, Cornwall.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Ann Edwards was living in the household of William Dunn and Phillipa Edwards Lelean in Well Alley, Megavissey. William is shown as a 55 year old mast maker living with his wife Phillipa and children: William 25, a mariner; John 20 a mariner; Phillip 22, a mariner; Mary Ann 18; Emaline 15 and Ann Lilian Dunn aged 75 (his mother in law - Ann Lelean ?) - all were born in the county.

Children of Ann Edwards and Thomas Lelean

Claude Henry Edwards

M, b. 13 February 1916, d. 23 April 1989

Edith May Edwards

F, b. 30 December 1911, d. 8 March 1997

Edna Edwards

F, b. circa 1910

Elizabeth Edwards

F, b. November 1867, d. 2 March 1889
  • Elizabeth Edwards was born in November 1867 in New Zealand.
  • At the age of 20 years and 2 months, Elizabeth Edwards married Albert Arthur Ernest Holdaway, son of John Holdaway and Amelia Eyles, on 30 January 1888 in Richmond, New Zealand.
  • Elizabeth Edwards died on 2 March 1889 in Wanganui, New Zealand, at age 21.

Child of Elizabeth Edwards and Albert Arthur Ernest Holdaway

Elton Charles Edwards

M, b. 4 December 1919, d. 1973
  • Elton Charles Edwards was born on 4 December 1919 in Wynyard, Tasmania.
  • He was the son of William Edwards and Elsea Barbara Louisa (Elsie) Burgess.
  • Elton Charles Edwards enlisted in the Military on 8 April 1943 in Laburnam Park, Tasmania. His service number was TX14182 (T2881) and he listed his next of kin as Doreen EDWARDS (his wife?). He was living at Boat Harbour at the time he enlisted.
    He was discharged on 7 December 1945 with the rank of Sapper in the 2/3 Australian Docks Operating Company.
  • Elton Charles Edwards died in 1973.

Gordon Edwards

M, b. circa 1901

Grace Edwards

F, b. circa 1660
  • Grace Edwards was born circa 1660.
  • Grace Edwards married Humphrey Gill on 18 April 1688 in Mevagissey, Cornwall.

Children of Grace Edwards and Humphrey Gill

Harriet Grace Constance Edwards

F, b. 8 May 1872, d. 2 August 1945
  • Harriet Grace Constance Edwards was born on 8 May 1872 in Horton, Tasmania. She was the daughter of Thomas EDWARDS and Sarah BLAKE.
  • At the age of 26 years, 10 months and 21 days, Harriet Grace Constance Edwards married Henry (Alfred) Walter Burgess, son of Henry Charles Burgess and Elizabeth Walters, on 29 March 1899 in Emu Bay, Tasmania.
  • Harriet Grace Constance Edwards died on 2 August 1945 in Montagu Road, Smithton, Tasmania, at age 73.
  • She was buried on 4 August 1945 in Stanley Cemetery.
  • On 15 August 1945 Harriet Grace Constance Edwards's obituary appeared in The Circular Head Chronicle. It read:- "OBITUARY.
    MRS. HARRIETT G. C. BURGESS.
    The death occurred on August 2rd at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vincent, of Harriett Grace Constance Burgess, wife of Mr. Henry Alfred Walter Burgess
    of Smithton. Mrs.Burgess had been in Ill-health for some time and her death
    was not unexpected.
    She leaves four daughters, Daphne (Mrs. Vincent), Dorrie (Mrs. J. Billing), Gladys (Mrs. Short, Burnie) and Maud (Mrs. Anderson, Melbourne),and six
    sons, Messrs. Peter, Victor, Hedley, Percy, Eric and Athol.
    The funeral left the residence of Mrs. Vincent on Saturday afternoon and proceeded to the Stanley cemetery, where the Rev. C. E. Mitchell conducted
    the service. The chiefmourners, in addition to the sons and daughters were sons-in-law, Messrs. J. Billing and H . Vincent, and a brother, Mr. W. Edwards. The carriers were Messrs. A. B. King, W. King, Darcy King and Murray Burgess, and the pall-bearers Messrs. E . Geale, C. J . King, Arthur Bramich
    and L. W. Brooks. The funeral was largely attended and there were, manyfloral tributes, including wreaths from the Railway Department, Football Club, Smithton Club, Messrs. Grey Bros, and Ward Bros.

Child of Harriet Grace Constance Edwards

Children of Harriet Grace Constance Edwards and Henry (Alfred) Walter Burgess

Jane Edwards

F, b. circa 1814
  • Jane Edwards was born circa 1814.
  • Jane Edwards married John Dunn, son of Joseph Dunn and Martha Hunking, on 7 June 1834 in Mevagissey, Cornwall.
  • Jane Edwards and John Dunn appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Cliff Street, Megavissey. John is shown as a 30 year old fisherman living with his wife Jane 35 and children John 6; Maria 4; Isabella 1 and a John Edwards a 15 year old fisherman (brother of Jane). All were born in the county.
  • Jane Edwards and John Dunn appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in On the Cliff, Mevagissey. John is shown as a 41 year old fisherman born Mevagissey, living with his wife Jane 48, born St Mawes and daughter Jane 16; Isabella 11 and Nicholas 9 all born Mevagissey. John's brother Thomas lived next door.

Children of Jane Edwards and John Dunn

Jane Edwards

F, b. 14 September 1858, d. 20 July 1949
  • Jane Edwards was born on 14 September 1858.
  • At the age of 22 years, 11 months and 14 days, Jane Edwards married Henry Oscar Holdaway, son of John Holdaway and Amelia Eyles, on 28 August 1881 in New Zealand.
  • On 9 June 1928,her husband, Henry Oscar Holdaway died in Nelson, New Zealand, at age 77.
  • Jane Edwards died on 20 July 1949 in Nelson, New Zealand, at age 90.

Children of Jane Edwards and Henry Oscar Holdaway

Jane Edwards

F, b. 15 May 1819, d. 11 May 1899
  • Jane Edwards was born on 15 May 1819 in Madeira, Portugal.
  • Jane Edwards married Peter Cossart Second, son of John Cossart Fourth and Elizabeth Crosthwait, circa 1832., most likely on Madeira Island where his uncle William had become a partner in the Cossart Gordon winemaking company. They had a total of nine children.
  • On 19 August 1870,her husband, Peter Cossart Second died in Madeira at age 63.
  • Jane Edwards died on 11 May 1899 in London, England, at age 79.

Children of Jane Edwards and Peter Cossart Second