Edmund Purdue

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 28/05/2021
© Christine Gambles

Edmund Purdue



Edmund was born in Newbury the son of George & Mary Purdue (nee Cook) who married on the 5th February 1823 at St Nicolas Church Newbury.

Edmund was a Carpenter. He married Ann Everest (born c1812 Headley Surrey) in 1845.

Marriage details:

Place: St Nicolas Church Newbury

Date: 12th March 1845

Groom: Edmund Purdue, full age, bachelor, occupation, Carpenter, abode, Newbury

Bride: Ann Everest, full age, spinster, abode, Newbury

Fathers: George Purdue, occupation, Cordwainer and William Everest, occupation, Stage Coachman

Witnesses: George Stillman and Hannah Dell


Edmund and Ann had the following children:

David William Everest born 1840 (Ann’s illegitimate son)

Edmund 1845-1847                                                                                                                                                                

William George 1846                                                                                                                                                                

Henry 1850                                                                                                                                                                           

Alfred 1852-1856 (buried 9/4/1856 in the Newtown Road Cemetery)                                                                                                                                                                           

Mary Ann 1854-1855 (buried 26/10/1855 in the Newtown Road Cemetery)


In 1851 the family were living in Eyles Buildings Newbury. In 1861 Edmund, Ann and their son Henry were recorded living with Edmund’s parents George (60), a Gardener and Mary Purdue (65), a Dressmaker, at 8 Railway Terrace Newbury.

Ann died aged 50 in 1862 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Cemetery on the 26th December.

Edmund’s father George died aged 62 in 1863 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 18th August


Edmund remarried in 1864

Marriage details:

Place: All Saints Paddington Middlesex

Date: 24th November 1864

Groom: Edmund Purdue, full age, widower, occupation, Carpenter, abode, Newbury Berks

Bride: Eliza Chappell, full age, spinster, abode, 8 Cambridge Place

Fathers: George Purdue, occupation, Cordwainer and George Chappell, occupation, Coachman


Edmund and Eliza had the following children:

George 1866                                                                                                                                                    

Thomas 1868                                                                                                                                                                     

Arthur 1870                                                                                                                                                                               

Elizabeth Mary 1873                                                                                                                                                             

John 1875

Edmund’s mother Mary died aged 84 in 1880 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 25th March.

Edmund continued to live in Railway Terrace with his family until his death. He died aged 77 in 1900 in Newbury and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 1st November.

The 1901 census records Eliza living in Railway Terrace with her youngest two sons Arthur and John.

The 1911 census records Eliza (79) living with her son Thomas and his family at Cromer, Bradville Road, West Drayton Middlesex

Eliza died aged 85 in 1916 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 23rd December (at the time of her death she was recorded living at 4 Pleasant Place St John’s Road Newbury).


Sources: as above

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