1715 - 1801
|Children||Mary, Henry, Elizabeth, Abraham, Hannah, Martha, Mary, John, Nancy, John, Edward|
Edward was born in Tideswell in 1715, the son of Ottiwell and Emma (1). He had older brothers John and Robert, and an older sister Elizabeth (2). A younger brother Ralph was born in 1721 (3), but died two years later (4), just a month before their father (5).
Edward's uncle Henry died in 1739 and, having no children of his own, left the majority of his estate to his dead brother Ottiwell's children, and to Edward in particular, who inherited a number of small parcels of land in and around Tideswell (6).
He married Martha Oldfield on 25th August 1743 (7). Their first child Martha was born a year or so later (8), followed by a son Henry in 1747 (9), but he died the following month (10). A second daughter Elizabeth was born in 1748 (11), then another son who died in infancy, Abraham, in 1752(12)(13). Two more daughters, Hannah, Martha and Mary, followed in 1753 (14), 1756 (15) and 1759 (16) respectively, before another son John in 1762 (17), who again died young (18). His youngest daughter Nancy was born in 1765 (19), His daughter Elizabeth died in 1766 (20), then finally in 1769 they had twin sons John and Edward (21), who died within a few days of each other 9 months later (22)(23).
His wife died in 1795 (24). Probably thinking his own death was near, Edward wrote his will in 1797 (25), but then went on to live for another four years, dying in 1801. He was buried in Tideswell on 13th December (26).
Brief details of his children:
Confirm transcript entries in original parish register.