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Richard EDWARDS (1885-1968)

1. Richard John EDWARDS, son of Richard EDWARDS ( - ) and Rose BUNTING ( - ), was born on 28 February 1885 in 14 Bingfield Street, Islington, London. He was a Carpenter/Builder. He married Ruby Charlotte WALLER on 7 January 1914 in St. George's Presbyterian Church, Willesden Lane, Brondesbury. He died in 1968.

 

The following gives a small insight into the mind of Edwards. In a family scrap book there is an entry, dated 10th March 1912, made by R.J. Edwards (most likely Richard John), in which he copies a poem entitled "Disarmament" by J.G. Whittier. This poem is a passionate call to pacifism: ""Put up the sword!", the voice of Christ once more speaks in the pauses of the cannon's roar" it begins; and finally ends: "and peace unweaponed conquers every wrong". It is a sad irony that within two years Britain would already be involved in the carnage of World War I - it would be interesting to know what Edwards did - he survived not only this war, but also World War II, dying at the age of 83 in 1968.

 

Ruby Charlotte WALLER and Richard John EDWARDS had the following children:

 

Eileen Dorothy EDWARDS (1914-1978). Eileen was born on 21 December 1914. She died in 1978.

Cyril Llwellyn EDWARDS (1916-2004). Cyril was born on 14 May 1916 in 78 Hanover Road, Brondesbury Park, Willesden. He married Josephine Mary TORRANCE on 14 September 1963 in Torre Church, Torquay, Devon. He died on 20 September 2004 in Torbay Hospital, Torquay, Devon.

June EDWARDS (1925- ). June was born on 28 June 1925 in Willesden, London. She married Eric WARD on 22 July 1950 in St. Albans Church, North Harrow.

Second Generation

2. Richard EDWARDS married Rose BUNTING.

 

3. Rose BUNTING has few details recorded about her. She and Richard EDWARDS had the following children:

 

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Richard John EDWARDS (1885-1968)