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Harry

Harry Report 27 Apr 2013 23:25

Friend is trying anything on John Parry Edwards, born Anglesey, 18/11/1883, from military records.

Served in the Boer war, but no other details.

Any help appreciated, or suggestions as to where he can make enquiries.

Happy days

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 01:25

There is this off FindmyPast which doesn't really tell you much. May or may not be your man:-

Boer War 1899-1902 - Soldier details
Name: Edwards, JP
Rank: Unknown
Soldier number:
Unit: Army Post Office Corps
Notes:
Age:
Literary references: Post Office Militant 1899 - 1902 17-18
Units:
Rank: Unknown
Number:
Unit: Cape Town Highlanders; served with

Mike *

Mike * Report 28 Apr 2013 01:40

Not seeing a birth for John Parry Edwards c 1883

Could he be Owen John Parry ?

There is this one in 1911...


Owen John Parry Edwards

Age in 1911:32

Estimated Birth Year:abt 1879

Relation to Head Son

Birth Place:Llanfigael, Anglesey, Wales

Civil parish:Bodedern
County/Island:AngleseyCountry:Wales

Street Address: Mynyddyg Of Bodedern Anglesey

Marital Status:Single
Occupation:Medecal Prostitioner
Registration district:Holyhead
:


Edward Parry Edwards 63
Margaret Ann Edwards 62
Owen John Parry Edwards 32
Ellen Elizabeth Edwards,39
Robert Davies Evans 54
Elizabeth Ann Roberts 27
Maggie Ann Jones 19
William Mechan 40

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 28 Apr 2013 10:27

Hello Harry - how did your friend connect to this man in the first place? - any links might help us find further info.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 28 Apr 2013 11:24

donlt think it's this one - age wrong

Name: Owen John Parry Edwards
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1911
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Birthplace: Llanfigael, Anglesey
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: Holyhead
Sub-District: Llanddeusant
Parish: Bodedern
County: Anglesey

Catherine

Catherine Report 28 Apr 2013 12:46

This is the Owen John Parry Edwards in 1881:-

1881 Wales Census about On.John Parry Edward
Name: On.John Parry Edward
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Relation: Son
Father's Name: E.P. (Dr.) Edward
Mother's Name: Margaret Anne Edward
Gender: Male
Where born: Llanfigal, Anglesey, Wales
Civil parish: Bodedern
County/Island: Anglesey
Country: Wales
Street Address: Mynydd Y Gof
Education: View image
Employment status: View image
Registration district: Anglesey
Sub-registration district: Llanddeusant
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 5592
Folio: 27
Page Number: 2
Household Members:
Name Age
E.P. (Dr.) Edward 33
Margaret Anne Edward 32
Ellen Elizabeth Edward 9
Edd.Ll.Parry Edward 7
On.John Parry Edward 2
Elizabeth Jones 20
Mary Jones 25
William Jones 22
......................................................

1891 Wales Census about Owen John Edwards
Name: Owen John Edwards
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Edward Parry Edwards
Mother's Name: Margaret Anne Edwards
Gender: Male
Where born: Llanfigail, Anglesey, Wales
Civil parish: Bodedern
Ecclesiastical parish: Bodedern
Town: Bodedern
County/Island: Anglesey
Country: Wales
Street Address: View image
Condition as to marriage: View image
Education: View image
Employment status: View image
Occupation: View image
Registration district: Holyhead
Sub-registration district: Llanddeusant
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4679
Folio: 22
Page Number: 4
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward Parry Edwards 43
Margaret Anne Edwards 41
Ellen Elizabeth Edwards 19
Edward Llewellyn Edwards 17
Owen John Edwards 12
Anne Davies 29
Elizabeth Williams 20
William Bennett 24
John Jone 25
David Jones 14
..........................................................................

In 1901:-

1901 Wales Census about Edward P Edwards
Name: Edward P Edwards
Age in 1901: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Margaret A Edwards
Gender: Male
Where born: Maentwrog, Merionethshire, Wales
Civil parish: Bodedern
Ecclesiastical parish: Boderdern St Edeyrn
County/Island: Anglesey
Country: Wales
Street Address: View image
Condition as to marriage: View image
Education: View image
Employment status: View image
Occupation: View image
Registration district: Holyhead
Sub-registration district: Llanddeusant
ED, institution, or vessel: 1
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 121
Piece: 5296
Folio: 13
Page Number: 17
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward P Edwards 53
Margaret A Edwards 51
Ellen E Edwards 29
William Meehan 30
Jane Owen 19
Cathrine Reilly 16

..........................the son is missing. This would be the time of the Boer War so maybe this is the correct family?

Would be helpful to know if he ever married to see what the marriage cert. says!

This would be his death:-
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006 about Owen J P Edwards
Name: Owen J P Edwards
Birth Date: abt 1879
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1955
Age at Death: 76
Registration district: Anglesey West
Inferred County: Anglesey
Volume: 8a
Page: 23

Catherine

Catherine Report 28 Apr 2013 12:52

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915 about Owen J Parry-edwards
Name: Owen J Parry-edwards
Spouse Surname: Jones
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1914
Registration district: Holyhead
Inferred County: Anglesey
Volume Number: 11b
Page Number: 922
Spouse:- Mary G Jones

Harry

Harry Report 29 Apr 2013 10:47

Thank you all for your interest on this one. It's an Australian friend on another forum who is related to the above.
The details are sketchy, but if i hear anything further, will come back.

Many thanks Happy days