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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   William Edmonds
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   24 December 1925
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   112 Craven Road, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1917
Page number: 104
Record number: 10429
Official at burial:
   L.R. Majendie (Rector)
Source of information:
  Burial Register

Memorial Details

  William EDMONDS
  21 December 1925
  4 kerbstones
  Marble Letters. Pedestal: engraved.
  North kerbstone, slope:In Loving Memory of William Edmonds who died Dec. 21st 1925 aged 75 years // North Kerbstone, side: At Rest // East kerbstone, slope: Also of Ann Mary, his wife, died Jan. 29th 1943 aged 91 // Pedestal (for vase): William and Annie Mary Edmonds // East Kerbstone, side: Re-untied //
  Broken & separated kerbstones, found almost completely buried.
    Cabinet maker of Northbrook St. Parents James & Hannah, buried in LN29; children in NNWW7
  15 April 2015
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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Article source:    Newbury Weekly News. Transcribed by Julie Goddard.
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          The death of Mr. William Edmonds, which took place at midnight on Tuesday at his residence in Craven Road, removes a member of a very old family connected with the business life of Newbury for several centuries. There are Edmandes, Edmunds and Edmonds mentioned in local records, but whatever the spelling, the family is the same. Thomas Edmonds, “One of the Queen's Council”was buried in the churchyard in 1603. John Edmonds, alderman and twice Mayor of the borough died in 1654. John Edmandes was Mayor in 1642 and 1650. Thomas Edmandes was churchwarden in 1616, and Thomas Edmonds from 1693 to 1695.


          The subject of the present notice was the last surviving son of the late Mr James Edmonds, who for a generation carried on the long established business of cabinet-makers and upholsterers in Northbrook-street. On his death he was succeeded by his son William, who had gone through the workshops, becoming a skilful producer of well-made furniture. He was very thorough in his methods, and never allowed workmanship to be turned out with any defects. It is a characteristic  note of his keenness that after retirement, he occupied his leisure in making articles of artistic design and excellence. His other recreation was quiet motor drives with his old friend, William Freemantle, who he did not long survive.


          The late Mr Edmonds, like his ancestors took a share in the life of the community. For some years he was a member of the Town Council, and was elected Mayor in 1898, serving the office with efficiency and credit. For a long period he was a sides man at the Parish Church. He was a member of Newbury Horticultural Society, which enjoyed a long career of success in the promotion of shows and popular fêtes. An old member of Newbury Bowling Green, he succeeded the late Alderman Day in the presidency and took keen interest in the game.


          He was a Mason and associated with other local institutions. A man of genial temperament, he enjoyed the companionship of his fellows, and his death will be mourned by a large circle of friends. His age was 75, and he leaves a widow and five daughters. Two of these were living in South Africa, but one happily managed to get home just before her father's death.


          The funeral will take place tomorrow (Thursday), the service at the Parish Church being at 3.15pm.


Died 21 December 1925

From Newbury Weekly News


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William Edmonds
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
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Although there were many business activities on Thursday, a large number of townsmen attended the funeral service of the late Mr William Edmonds, which took place at the Parish Church on Thursday afternoon. The Rector (Rev. L. R. Majendie) and Rev. C. B. Clayton officiated. The hymn “For all the saints” was sung, the Rector at the organ.

Representatives were in attendance of the Corporation, Freemasons, Bowling Green Club and Oddfellows, the deceased having been a member of the latter Order for forty years and a trustee of  “The Jack of Newbury” Lodge. Among those present in one or another of these capacities were the Mayor (Councillor Frank Hill), Alderman E. Gould, J. Stradling and F.C. Hopson, Councillors A. C. Elliott and H. Rummins, Rev. C.E. Hardy, Messrs G.J. Belgrove, E. Turner, P. Chillingworth, Dr Patterson, Messrs H.A. Cannon, John Brighton, H. S. Neate, C.H. Sandbach, J. T. Lawrence, F. M. Adnams, J.H. Hopson, E. H. McCann, H.S. Commerford, G. Withers, R. Martin jun. F. H. Stillman, R. Adey, H. Smart, G. Budd, W. Gamble, H. Walker, Miss Harrison, Misses Fielder, Miss L. Withers, Mrs and Miss H. Hall, Messrs A. Wellington, W. Spring, Lipscombe and Fisher (former employees) Messrs A Grant, J. Bew, L. Parker and Miss Dolton (employees).

The mourners were: Misses M. and A. Edmonds (daughters); Mr and Mrs J. Stephens (daughter and son-in-law); Mrs J. Sperring (daughter), from Rhodesia; Mr Arthur Edmonds (Winchester); Mr Archibald Edmonds and Mr Thomas Edmonds (nephews); Miss Bessie Edmonds and Miss Marjorie Edmonds (nieces); Mr and Mrs W. Lock (Cirencester).

The wreaths included: Wife, Daughters and John; Billy and Peter (Africa), Dorothy, David and Mary (Kintbury), grandchildren; All at Winchester; Mrs J. Edmonds and family; Mrs T. Edmonds and family; Miss H. Lock; Mrs and Mrs W. G. Lock; employees past and present; Royal Berks Lodge of Hope; Newbury Bowling Club; Churchwardens and Sidesmen, Parish Church, Admiral and Mrs Hyde Parker.; Mr and Mrs Nicholson; “An old friend”; Camp Hopson & Co.; Isabel Cox; Miss Gilbert; Mr and Mrs Pavier.

The arrangements were in the hands of Edmonds and Son, and Mr E.R. Hitchman conducted the funeral.


At the annual summoned meeting of the Jack of Newbury Lodge of Oddfellows, on Monday, a vote of condolence to the widow and family of the late P.P.G.M. Bro. was adopted by all present upstanding and in silence.

The late Bro. Edmonds had been a member of the Lodge for nearly fifty years, and passed through the various offices with distinction, and for a considerable time was a trustee of the Lodge.


Sources:Newbury Weekly News








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William Edmonds
Mayor of Newbury 1898
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William Edmonds
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William Edmonds
Mayor of Newbury 1898
©From “Regalia of the Town of Newbury, Berkshire” Compiled by Roderick Thomason (Mace Bearer) and reproduced with his kind consent.
William Edmonds
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Marriage William Edmonds to Ann Sock
Marriage William Edmonds to Ann Sock


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