Thomas Edmonds

Date published: 01/04/2017
© BMD, National Probate, Reading Mercury and Mrs Pattison

Thomas Edmonds

He was born in 1793 in Newbury, son of Thomas Edmonds and Elizabeth, nee Church. A widower, he married Ann Higgs in 1819 at St. Bartholomew the Great, City of London. They had 10 children. He was a well-known Cabinet Maker /Upholsterer/ Paper Hanger established at 39 Northbrook Street.  In 1830 he made the following announcement in the Reading Mercury:

“Thomas Edmonds Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer Northbrook Street, Newbury, begs leave to return his sincere thanks to his friends for the liberal support he has received for the last fourteen years in the above branches, and respectfully informs them and the public in general, that he has in addition thereto, commenced the part of AUCTIONEER AND APPRAISER  and humbly solicits a share of their patronage and support, assuring them that the utmost attention shall be used in expediting their commands with punctuality and dispatch.”

He died on 9 March 1862 and was buried on 15 March 1862.  Probate was granted to his wife Ann, sole Executrix.

Sources: 1841 to 1861 Census; Church of England London Marriages & Banns; BMD 1Q 1862 Death; National Probate/Wills; Reading Mercury dated 12/7/1830 and 15/3/1862.

Mrs. P. Code S 30, page 10


Obituaries & Newspaper Announcements

Article Source: Reading Mercury

Date: 15 March 1862

On the 9th inst., after a short illness, deeply lamented by his family,  and much respected by a large circle of friends, Mr. Thos. Edmonds, upholsterer, of Newbury, in the 69thyear of his age.  

Our obituary this week contains the announcement of the death of our worthy and much respected townsman, Mr. Edmonds, whose urbanity of manners and upright dealing as a tradesman and neighbour, will long be remembered by his friends.


Mrs. P. Code S 30, page 10


Sources:all the above and FNRC

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