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Sarah Jane & William Albert Edwards

SARAH JANE GUILFORD dau of James and Mary Guilford,  was born Feb 1873 in Wellington.

School Records (APWs); Name GILFORD Sarah J; School Te Aro; Register Number 834; Admission Date 17 Apr 1882; Parent / Guardian Mr Guilford; Address Pirie St; Birthdate Feb 1872; Last School Wanganui

Sarah mar: 1893 to WILLIAM ALBERT EDWARDS. He was b: 03 Dec 1858 son of John and Mary Ann Edwards, Occ: 1894, Carpenter; He d: 7 Jan 1904 in Carterton. 

Manawatu Herald , 7 June 1894; William Albert Edwards was charged with having, on the 19th April at Palmerston North, forged the name of J Levy to a cheque for 1 7s, drawn in favour of 0. J. Jackson or bearer. The prisoner pleaded not guilty. In cross-examination prisoner was asked if there was any previous conviction against him. Mr Wilford objected to the question as not being a fair one to the accused. After argument, however, His Honor allowed the question to be put, and Edwards admitted having been convicted of stealing an overcoat on the 26th April, a date after the time he was alleged to have forged the cheque. He had done a term of imprisonment in the Wanganui Gaol for it. The coat belonged to Mr Linton, of the firm of Mowlem and Linton, whose office was in the Theatre Royal, the same room from which the blank cheque was alleged to have been abstracted. His Honor summed up, and the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

SUDDEN DEATH at CARTERTON, During the run of the mail train from Wellington 7 Jan 1904 a passenger, a married man named Albert Edwards, 35 years of age, died suddenly last evening. He had been treated in the Wellington city hospital suffering from consumption of the throat and was seized by a violent fit of coughing and broke a blood vessel and died almost immediately. Deceased was accompanied by his wife and 12 year old daughter who were coming to Carterton to take over a boarding house. Bur: Clareville Cemetery Plot: C of E, 36

Albert Edwards was a great lover of athletics and the drama and was for some years the Wellington Dramatic and Sporting critic for the Auckland "Sporting and Dramatic Review".


i. MARY GLADYS EDWARDS, b. 17 Jan 1894;d. 24 Dec 1908, 1899

School Records (APWs); Name EDWARDS Gladys; School Mt Cook Infants Wellington; Admission Date 29 May 1899; Parent / Guardian W A J E; Address Ellice St; Birthdate 17 Jan 1894; Last Day Destination Berhampore; Occupation of Parent: Carpenter

1902 School Records (APWs) - Name EDWARDS Gladys; School Mt Cook Girls Wellington; Admission Date 27 Jan 1902; Parent / Guardian Albert Edwards; Address 3 Broomhedge Street; Birthdate 8yrs; Last School Mt Cook Infants Wgtn; Last Day 17 Dec 1903; Destination Carterton

She d: 24 Dec 1908 in Auckland aged 14Y  Occ: 1908, Schoolgirl; Bur: 26 Dec 1908, Waikumete Cem. Auckland.

Mary's mother, Sarah Jane Edwards d: 15 Dec 1954 in Auckland - bur: Waikumete Cemetery