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James George EDWARDS

Currently looking for Eliza's bap.

Can't find it 1818 - 1824. I did think to check Pimble.

Name: Eliza Edwards
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 02 Jun 1845
Father's Name: David Edwards
Mother's Name: Eliza Pymble
Batch: C310433
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check out London England Births & Baptisms 2 July 1820 at Hackney St John - Robert & Mary Pymble parents.
has - reported Born 7 April 1818

They also did
Robert Pymble reported born 1 June 1820
James b 17 March 1813
George b 23 March 1815

Looks like it could have been a requirement for arriving in the Colonies. as they arrived in 1821

Group Baptism.... big party
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No arrival in Tasmania in the Arrivals database.

Departures from Tasmania:

Family Name Given Name(s) Title Rank Ship of Departure Date of Departure Port of Departure Where Bound Ship to Colony Status Remarks References
Edwards Elizabeth Steerage City of Melbourne 22 Oct 1851 Launceston Melbourne Angelina Free by servitude POL220/1/1 p455
Edwards Elizabeth Passenger Swan 3 August 1846 George Town Port Phillip CSO95/1/1 p345

Neither of those.

We know both children ended up in Killara area so looking for Eliza plus 2 around 1849.
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1851 census
Edwards David 1851 Hobart CEN1/1/107 page 128

A different David.

No inquest and no divorce listed for David.
Robert and his family arrived in the colony as free settlers aboard the ship 'Marshal Wellington' arriving 24 Jul 1821. The decision by Robert, his wife Mary and 6 surviving children to emigrate to Australia was partly prompted by Mary's frail health. The family arrived with £1500 in capital, jewellery and personal possessions.

Source: Spurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992

Another site has this for David:

born about 1809 Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
died 1846

It also lists no children.
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Hi Dave,
can only find these - James born Frome shows on 1861

1861 census for Wellington Somerset has a James Edwards b Froam Somerset
Benjamin Glass 78 b Wellington Somerset - a weaver wool factory
Ann wife 77 b same
Ann daug single 32 b same
Hannah Edwards daug 40 married b same
Maria Edwards granddaugt 16 b same
Thomas Edwards grandson 11 b Starkwood Dorsetshire – was Stokes in 1851
James Edwards grandson 9 b Froam Somerset
Elizabeth Edwards granddaug 7 b Yetminster Dorset
Mary Jane Edwards granddaug 4 b Gileyzean?
William Henry Edwards grandson 2 b Harliton Marish?
At 14 Westford Rd. Wellington. Somerset
Registration district Wellington Sub-registration district: Wellington ED, institution, or vessel: 9 Household schedule number: 14
Piece: 1611 Folio: 53 Page Number: 3

1851 for Bedminster Somerset
John Edwards 30 b Taunton Somerset a labourer
Hannah wife 30 b Wellington Somerset
Maria daug 7 b same
Thomas son 3 b Stokes Somerset
At 18 Pager Court – Bedminster Somerset
Registration district: Bedminster Sub-registration district: Bedminster ED, institution, or vessel: 1d Household schedule number: 18
Piece: 1945 Folio: 125 Page Number: 5

James is a cook in 1871 at Barrett H Harries home in Kensington. and loose him after that when checking for birthplace Frome.

a John Edwards married ANNA Glass Sept qtr 1843 Wellington Vol 10 page 669

Hello all,
This James EDWARDS and family belong to my families and they ended up in Queensland. So the James Dave is looking for was not part of this family line.
Starkwood is actually Stockwood, Froam is Frome, Gileyzeam is Gillingham, but the other one of Harliton Marish/Marsh has me stumped. The closest one I can find is possibly Charlton Marshall.
Any helpers most welcome on this one.