See also

Eileen EDWARDS (1914-1978)

1. Eileen Dorothy EDWARDS, daughter of Richard John EDWARDS (1885-1968) and Ruby Charlotte WALLER (1891-1972), was born on 21 December 1914. She died in 1978. She married John GAY.

Second Generation

2. 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.

 

3. Ruby Charlotte WALLER, daughter of George Edward WALLER and Emily Charlotte WILLIAMS, was born on 21 February 1891 in Camberwell. She was an Outfitters' Manager. She died in 1972.

 

.. of 167 Brondesbury Park.

 

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

 

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Eileen Dorothy EDWARDS (1914-1978)

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.

Third Generation

4. Richard EDWARDS married Rose BUNTING.

 

5. 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)

 

6. George Edward WALLER, son of Walter E WALLER and Elizabeth GRANT, was born on 9 November 1863 in Southampton. He was an Outfitters' Manager. He married Emily Charlotte WILLIAMS in September 1885. He died on 4 February 1955.

 



Unfortunately no photograph of George appears to have survived. At various times of his life he worked as Clothier, Boot Warehouseman, and - by 1914 - as Outfitter's Manager. He and his wife Emily Charlotte were, in 1921, and when George was in his late fifties, termed "esteemed residents of Brondesbury [NW London]". It is not known why he left Southampton, where many previous generations of Wallers had lived, and made his home in North West London. He married a lady who had little in the way of prospects or connections, but who was known for her looks and been given the nickname "the Belle of Camberwell".

Information on George is fairly scanty, and comes mostly from census entries and from his daughter Ruby's wedding certificate.

 

George worked as an "Outfitter's Manager" and was later in life, together with his with wife (known as "the Belle of Camberwell") as "esteemed residents of Brondesbury (North West London).

 

7. Emily Charlotte WILLIAMS, daughter of Chas WILLIAMS and Emily HURLOCK, was born on 3 September 1863 in Southampton. She died on 8 February 1949.

 

Emily was known as "The Belle of Camberwell".

 

George Edward WALLER and Emily Charlotte WILLIAMS had the following children:

 

George E A WALLER (1886- ) (known as 'Albert'). Albert was born on 18 July 1886 in Kennington, London.

Emily Mabel "Girlie" WALLER (1888-1941). Emily was born on 13 March 1888 in Camberwell. She died on 19 May 1941. She was buried in Golders Green Crematorium.

Vivian William Hurlock WALLER (1889- ). Vivian was born on 15 November 1889 in Camberwell. He married Gwenith May BURNARD on 31 December 1913 in St. George's Presbyterian Church, Willesden Lane, Brondesbury.

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Ruby Charlotte WALLER (1891-1972)

Lilian Catherine Florence WALLER (1894-1901). Lilian was born on 4 May 1894 in Camberwell. She died on 2 September 1901.

Charles Sextus Hodsoll WALLER (1898-1983). Charles was born on 19 December 1898 in Willesden Green, London. He married Kathleen BUSFIELD on 1 October 1938 in Church of St. Albans, Golders Green. He died on 15 July 1983 in Summerlands Hospital, Yeovil.

Ernest Walter WALLER (1901- ). Ernest was born on 17 August 1901.

Irene Octavia WALLER (1903-1974). Irene was born on 13 January 1903. She married Victor Edward SHERLOCK on 12 October 1927 in St. George's Presbyterian Church. She died on 28 March 1974.