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Captain John Alexander Edwards (.1803.......1837)

Back to . . . 17th Foot Leicestershire Regiment

  • Born : Sept 5th, 1803
  • Where Born : Fort "St. John", Lower Canada
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 19th December 1830 .
  • Ship Arrived on : " Burrell "
  • Rank on Discharge : Captain
  • Regimental # : C.07
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted :He passed through the Military College, Sandhurst,
  • Date of Discharge
  • Where Discharged : Sydney 10th October 1833
  • Died : 8th May 1837
  • Where Died / Buried : With Ann and two infant daughters, Harriet and Bessie, in the Church of England Cemetery, Gouldburn.
    Parents Names : Brigadier Wilbraham (William ) Tollemache Edwards (b.1770....d.20th January 1826.& Elizabeth Burrowes( d. before 1819)
  • Spouse's Name : Ann Parker
  • Date Married : March 19,1829
    Where Married : Sculcoates, Yorkshire
  • Spouse's Parents : John Cowham Parker (b......d.) and Ann Goodhand (b.......d.)
  • Born : Nov 5, 1805
  • Where Born : Hull, Yorkshire
  • Occupation : Ann (Parker) Edwards continued to run the sheep farm purchased by her husband at Bangalore, nine miles from Goulburn after her husband's death until she remarried to Captain Ronald Campbell in 1839.
  • Date Arrived : 19th December 1830 .
  • Ship Arrived on : " Burrell "
  • Died : Sept 13, 1879
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Descendants

  • Some Information Supplied by Maureen McGee memcgeecga@shaw.ca

    Area Settled :
     
    Children :
    1 . John Wilbraham Edwards b. March 17, 1830, d. July 6, 1891 Bobundara, N.S.W.married Catherine Louisa Battye.  Her father, Edward Montagu Battye was in the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusilliers
    2 . Harriet J. Edwards b. 1832 died young of whooping cough
    3 . Henry Tollemache Edwards b. March 6, 1834, d. Nov 20, 1915, Burnima,Bombala, N.S.W.

    History & Achievements :

    Edwards John Wilbraham, eldest son of the late Captain John Alexander Edwards of Her Majesty's 17th
    Foot Regiment and grandson of Brigadier Wilbraham Tollemache Edwards of the same Regiment died at Bobundarah on 6.7.1891 aged 62 years. Manaro Mercury 11.7.1891.
    I have also found this information which I believe relates to him.Military: Brigadier-General William Tollmache Edwards - 14th Foot - killed in the assault on Bhurtpore - 18th January 1826. See memorial below.
    Military: Memorial at Meerut - "Sacred to the memory of Brigadier-General
    W.T. Edwards His Majesty's 14th Regiment, and Captain H.B. Armstrong of the
    same Corps, who in the successful assault on the Fortress of Bharatpur on
    the morning of 8 January 1826, fell on the ramparts in the gallant discharge
    of his duty, General Edwards leading the left column of the attack. This
    tablet is erected by their brother officers."
    e- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: January 23, 2004.