Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Biography:
Edward Biggerstaff (1883-1958)

Edward Biggerstaff (1883-1958)

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Edward was born on 18th November 1883 to Henry and Anne Biggerstaff (nee Grace). Age 7 in the 1891 census, his family comprised his father, then a Drayman, mother and siblings Fanny 13, George 12, Alice 9, Harry 4, Ernest 2 and Grace 2 months. By the time of the 1901 census, he was 17 and working as a Brewer’s Labourer. The family were still in Northchurch – Harry 14, Grace now 10 had been joined by a younger brother Fred aged 7.  Ernest, who would have been 12 was not recorded. On 19th April 1905 he married Fanny Caroline Gomm, a dressmaker, in Berkhamsted.  By the time of the 1911 census, now aged 27, he and Fanny had set up home at No 9 Provident Place, Berkhamsted  and had their first child, a boy Edward James. By the time of the 1939 Register Edward was working as an Estate Carpenter, living in Berkhamsted with Fanny and a daughter Audrey Marguerite. Edward James was away in the Royal Navy. Edward died on 6th March 1958 aged 74 – he had outlived both his children: Edward James was lost at sea on 27th June 1940 and Audrey Marguerite had died only four years later. His wife lived on until 3rd January 1962.
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Edward was born on 18th November 1883 to Henry and Anne Biggerstaff (nee Grace).
Age 7 in the 1891 census, his family comprised his father, then a Drayman, mother and siblings Fanny 13, George 12, Alice 9, Harry 4, Ernest 2 and Grace 2 months.

By the time of the 1901 census, he was 17 and working as a Brewer’s Labourer. The family were still in Northchurch – Harry 14, Grace now 10 had been joined by a younger brother Fred aged 7.  Ernest, who would have been 12 was not recorded.

On 19th April 1905 he married Fanny Caroline Gomm, a dressmaker, in Berkhamsted.  By the time of the 1911 census, now aged 27, he and Fanny had set up home at No 9 Provident Place, Berkhamsted  and had their first child, a boy Edward James.

By the time of the 1939 Register Edward was working as an Estate Carpenter, living in Berkhamsted with Fanny and a daughter Audrey Marguerite. Edward James was away in the Royal Navy.

Edward died on 6th March 1958 aged 74 – he had outlived both his children: Edward James was lost at sea on 27th June 1940 and Audrey Marguerite had died only four years later.

His wife lived on until 3rd January 1962.

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