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Monday, July 24, 2006

Edwin Ryder Phillips c1863

My maternal Great Grandfather, father of John Edwin, and grandfather of Jean and Betty.

Edwin was born about 1862 born in Leicester, son of Thomas Phillips and Catherine (nee Ryder).

Edwin had many brothers and sisters:
  1. Elizabeth (b 1854)
  2. James (b 1859)
  3. Alfred (b 1865)
  4. John (b 1868)
  5. Arthur (b 1873)
  6. Ernest (b 1878)
On August 7th 1882 at the Parish Church of St. Mark's in Leicester Edwin (aged 20)married Emily (nee Bishop, born 1862) witnesses to the marriage where Walter castle? nd Edwin's brother James. Edwin and Emily had 4 children:
  1. John Edwin (my maternal grandfather)
  2. Ethel (b 1884)
  3. Gertrude (b 1891)
  4. Joy Ivy/Ivy Joy? (b 1896)
In the 1871 census we have Edwin (9) living at 30b Bedford Street, St Margarets, Leicester,with his immediate family and two nephews John (6) and Edwin (4) Ryder...

In the 1881 Census we have Edwin listed as a boarder with Mr and Mrs Thomas Clay at 260 Belgrave Gate, single and no occupation listed.

The 1891 census sees Edwin now married and living with his wife, their children Ethel and John and mother in law Emma who is now widowed. The address given is 93 Gresham Street, St. Margarets Leicester. They are stilll living at the same address by the time of the next census in 1901, by this time Edwin's children are working in the factory - John Edwin as a moulder and Ethel as a shoemaker,

Edwin's occupation is listed as a moulder and Emily a shoehand and Ivy and Gertrude make their first appearance on the census.

I have been told the they worked at "Bungy Smith's" Foundery,maybe someone can tell me more.

Edwin died in ?

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