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Meaning, Origin, Etymology
The surname of Edwards derives from the personal given name Edward. The personal given name of Edward comes from the Old English Pre 7th Century word of “Eadward,” which itself comes from the elements “ead” which can be translated to mean prosperity or fortune, and the element “ward” or “weard” which can be translated to mean guard. Thus, the personal given name of Edward can be translated to mean “prosperity guard,” or “guard of fortune.”
The surname of Edwards is the patronymic form of the personal given name, adding an “s” to denote that the original bearer of this surname was the son of Edward. This means that the surname of Edwards means “son of the prosperity guard,” or “son of the guard of the fortune.” The popularity of this surname can be traced to the canonized Kings of England, one Edward the Martyr who ruled from the year 962 to the year 979, and one Edward the Confessor, who ruled from the year 1004 to the year 1066. This personal given name was originally found in the Doomsday Book of 1086 under the personal given name of Eaduuardus and Eduuard.The first recorded spelling of the surname of Edwards was found in the country of Wales. One person who was named John Edwards was mentioned and named in the Records of Chirk in the year 1498. This document was ordered, decreed, and written under the reign of King Henry VII, who was commonly known throughout the ages as “The Last Welsh King.” King Henry VII ruled from the year 1485 to the year 1509. Wales was the country where the patronymic form of this surname of Edwards was found with the added “s” at the end, denoting “son of Edward.” Other mentions of this surname in the country of Wales include Humphrey Edwards, who died in the year 1658, who also signed the death warrant of King Charles I in the year 1649, and who served as the commissioner of South Wales in the year 1651. Another mention of the surname of Edwards in Wales was in the year 1767 to the year 1768, when John Edwards translated the text Pilgrim’s Progress into Welsh. The largest concentration of those who carry the surname of Edwards live in the county of Glamorgan. Those who carry the surname of Edwards can be found throughout Scotland’s eastern region.
The surname of Edwards can be found throughout the country of England. The areas with the largest concentration of those who bear the surname of Edwards can be seen in the areas of Lancashire county and in and around the city of London. The United States of America was an area where many European citizens migrated to in the 1600’s. Those who are known to have the surname of Edwards were among those who migrated to America. The first person to bear the surname of Edwards in America was one Arthur Edwards, who settled in the state of Virginia in the year 1622. In 1633, Robert Edwards was recorded to have landed in the state of Maryland.
The most Noble Order of the Garter was founded by Edward III in 1348. Members of the Order have included the Duke of Wellington and Winston Churchill.
The American clergyman Jonathan Edwards (1703—58) was renowned for his gift as a preacher. Unfortunately, such was the powerful effect of his oratory, that when he led a religious revival in 1734 he drove many of his converts to suicide. After this, he became president of the college which later became Princeton University.
Michael Edwardes, chairman of much troubled BL (formerly British Leyland), was born in South Africa. His meteoric rise in the commercial world came to public notice after he won the Guardian Young Businessman’s Award. His appointment as chairman of BL has made him a popular target for union leaders, and his efforts to save the ailing British car industry-notably by linking it with the Japanese firm of Honda-have frequently raised storms of controversy.
The Fleet Street editorship record is held by Robert Edwards who served four terms as editor of a national newspaper: Daily Express (1961 and again in 1963), Sunday People (1966) and Sunday Mirror (1972).
The United Kingdom has one related-name town-Edwardstone, while Australia has an Edwardstown and New Zealand an Edwardson. The United States has 7 Edwards- related towns.
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Early Marriage Records for Edwards
Alexander Edwards married Sarah Searle (Widow) April 28, 1642 in Springfield, Massachusetts
Ann Edwards married Daniel I. Pond July 18, 1661 in Dedham, Massachusetts
John Edwards married Mary Stanborough 1666 in East Hampton, New York
Benjamin Edwards married Martha Gaines May 14, 1687 in Wenham, Massachusetts
John Edwards married Amey Warren March 2, 1693 in Boston, Massachusetts
John Edwards married Sibella Newman October 29, 1694 in Boston, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Edwards married John Allen July 22, 1697 in Boston, Massachusetts
Robert Edwards married Judith Mosston January 13, 1698 in New York
Popularity & Geographic Distribution
The last name Edwards ranks 735th in popularity worldwide as of the 2014 Census and approximately 731,430 people carry the Edwards surname worldwide. The name ranks particularly high in the following six states: Texas, California, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and New York. It ranks highest in the following countries: United States (421,070), England (128,796), Australia (43,993), Wales (28,174), Canada (26,456), and Jamaica (20,275).
Early Bearers of Surname
Cristina Edwardis, 1279 in Hundred Rolls (Hunts)
John Edwards, 1498 in Chirkland Extent
Thomas Edwards, 1592 in IGI (Grosmont, Monmouths)
Margareta Edwards, 1602 in IGI (Panteg, Monmouths)
William Edward, Somerset, 1 Edward III: Kirby’s Quest.
Adam Edward, 1379: Poll Tax of Yorkshire.
Willelmus Edward, taylour, 1379: Poll Tax of Yorkshire
Ricardus Edward, 1379: Poll Tax of Yorkshire
John Edwardson, of Bold, 1594: Wills at Chester.
Roger Edwardson, of Kenyon, 1624: Wills at Chester (1621-50).
Robert Edward:, 1415 Cal. of Wills in Court of Husting (2).
Richard Edwardson and Elizabeth Harford: married 1600 St. James, Clerkenwell.
Edwards of Nanhoron descends from one of the royal tribes of Wales through Sir Griffith Lloyd and Sir Howell y Fwyallt
Edwards of Ness Strange descends from Einion Effel, lord of Cynllaeth, co. Montgomery, 1182
Edwards of Old-Court, co. Wicklow, claims from Roderick the Great, king of all Wales in 843, through his younger son, Tudwall Gloff or “the lame,” whose descendants settled in Ireland in the XVII. century
History, Genealogy & Ancestry
EDWARDS OF NESS STRANGE.
Edwards, GeoRGE-Rowland, Esq. of Ness Strange, co. Salop, Col. E.I.C.S., b. 23 June, 1810; m. 11 March, 1847, Catherine-Jane, eldest dau. of Major-Gen. Edward Armstrong, E.I.C.S., and has issue, 1) John, b. 30 July, 1850. 2) George-Rowland, b. 18 Feb. 1852. 3) James-Murray, b. 1 Jan. 1854. 4) Henry-Charles, b. 9 May, 1865. 5) Antoinette-Charlotte. 6) Catherine. 7) Louisa. Iv. Eleanor-Margaret. 8) Eliza-Henriana. 9) Gertrude-Helen. 10) Annie-Elise-Florence.
Líneage.—Robert Edwards, Esq. of Rhydycroesau, otherwise of Lledrod, co. Denbigh, the first of the family who assumed a distinct surname, was son of Edward ap Thomas ap Llewellyn, of Cynllaeth, and was lineally descended from Einion Efell, Lord of Cynllaeth, in Montgomeryshire, A.D. 1182. He m. Anne, dau, and heir of Robert Kyffin, Gent. of Cynllaeth, and was s. by his eldest son, John Edwards, Esq., who purchased Ness Strango, co. Salop. This gentleman was admitted, 1668, to the freedom of Shrewsbury. He m. Dorothy, dau. of Thomas Barnes, Esq. of The Lowe, by whom (who d. 1714) he had issue. Mr. Edwards d. Feb. 1709-10, and was s. by his eldest son, John Edwards, Esq. of Great Ness, alias Ness Strange, co. Salop, who m. 1st, Mary, dau. of Richard Muckleston, Esq. of Shrewsbury, brother of the Recorder of Oswestry; and 2ndly, Mary Corbet, a widow lady : by the former (who d. 1 Jan. 1703) he had (with a dau., Mary, m. to the Rev. William Parry) a son and successor, John Edwards, Esq. of Great Ness, alias Ness Strange, b. 19 April, 1701; who m. 1st, April, 1735, Margaret, dau. of Robert Lowndes, Esq. of Winslow, co. Bucks, by Margaret his wife, dau. of Richard Atcherley, Esq. of Weston. and had three sons, Rowland his heir. John, twin with Rowland, m. 20 Feb. 1769, Anne, dau. and heir of Lewis Owen, of Dolserau; and d. July, 1801, leaving issue, 1 John, of Dolserau, co. Merioneth, m. Anne, younger dau. and co-heir of the late Edward Edwards, Esq. of Cerrig Llwydion, co. Denbigh, and had an only child, E.-Lloyd Edwards, Esq., who m. the eldest dau, of George-Edward Beauchamp Proctor, Esq.; 2 Lewis-Owen; 3 Edward, father of the present CHARLEs Edwards, Esq. of Dolserau 4 George, d. young. Thomas, d. s. p. He m. 2ndly, Dec. 1744, Mary, dau. of John Comberbach, Esq., but by that lady (who d. 4 Feb. 1764) had no issue. Mr. Edwards d. 2 June, 1775, and was s. by his eldest son, Rowland Edwards, Esq. of Ness Strange, b. Sept. 1738; who m. April, 1765, Dorothy, dau. of John Scott, Esq. of Shrewsbury; and d. 31 May, 1796, when he was s. by his only son, John Edwards, Fsq. of Ness Strange, J.P. and D.L., b. 22 Sept. 1773; m, 2 Dec. 1806, Charlotte-Margaret, dau. of the Rev. George Martin, vicar of Great Ness, by the Lady Mary Murray his wife, dau. of John, 3rd Duke of Atholl, and by her (who d. 15 Dec. 1849) had, with other issue, who d. young or unn., John, b. 10 Dec. 1808; d. unm. 7 April, 1834. GeoRGE-Rowland, now of Ness Strange. Mary. Georgiana, m. 20 Aug. 1846, to John Naylor, Esq. Amelia-Murray, m. 10 Dec. 1857, to Rev. Geo. Richard Turner, eldest son of the late Sir George Turner, lord justice of appeal. Mr. Edwards d. 26 July, 1850. Arms—Per ſesse, sa, and arg., a lion, rampant, counter changed. Crest—Within a wreath, a lion, rampant, as in the arms. Seat—The Hall, Great Ness, near Shrewsbury.
EDWARDS OP DOLSERAU.
Edwards, Charles Esq. of Dolserau, Dolgellau, co. Merioneth, J.P. and D.L., Capt. of 1st Merioneth rifle volunteers, M.P. for Windsor from 1866 to 1868, b. 25 March, 1825; m. 28 Oct. 1848, Mary-Elizabeth, only child and heiress of the late William Tate, Esq. of Kilbucho, Peeblesshire, and Mary his wife, dau. of Major John Munro, 2nd N.I., and has issue, 1. Charles-Edward-Munro, b. 29 Aug. 1853. 11. Robert-Lloyd, b. 14 April, 1855. III. Wynne-Howard, b. 3 June, 1859. 1. Mary-Grace-Catherine. II. Marguerite-Augusta. III. Ellinon-Alexandrina.
Lineage.—John Edwards, Esq., b. 1 Sept. 1738 (2nd son of John Edwards, Esq. of Great Ness), m. 20 Feb. 1769, Anne Owen, dau. and heiress of Lewis Owen, Esq. of Dolserau, and d. July, 1801, leaving issue. His 3rd son, Edward Edwards, Esq., m. 15 Aug. 1818, Margaret, eldest dau. of Watkin and Mary Williams, of Gwyndu and Nant y-lyn, co. Denbigh, and by her (who d. 10 July, 1859), left, at his decease, 12 Dec. 1853, John-Robert, m. Mary, dau. of William Gold, Esq. Edward-Watkin, m. the widow of J. Ashton, Esq. CHARLEs, now of Dolserau. Arms—Per fesse, sa. and arg., a lion, rampant, counter changed, bearing an escutcheon of pretence of heiress of TATE. Crest—Within a wreath, a lion, rampant, as in arms. Scat—Dolserau, Dolgelley.
EDWARDS OF ARLESEY BURY.
Edwards, Samuel-Bedford, Esq. of Arlesey Bury, co. Bedford, J.P., b. 13 March, 1825; m. 28 April, 1857, Emily-Clara-Charlotte, dau. of Edward Thomas Bainbridge, of London, sometime M.P. for Taunton.
Lineage.—The family of Edwards was settled at Arlesey 1623, and was in Henlow at least as far back as 1499. Richard Edwards, Esq. of Arlesey, b. 1663 (the representative of this old family), m. 1st, Frances Holgate, of London, by whom he had three daus. He m. 2ndly, Margaret Robinson, of London, and relict of John Coxe, Esq. of London, and by her had, Richard, his heir. Margaret, m. to the Rev. William-Faller Bedford, rector of Woolverton, co. Somerset, by whom she had two sons and a dau., of whom the elder son, Williamſ, s. to Arlesey, on the death of his uncle, and assumed the surname of Edwards. Mr. Edwards d. 1746, and was s. by his son, Richard Edwards, Esq. of Arlesey, b. 1717; m. 1747, Mary Talman, and dying s. p. 1789, was s. by his nephew, William BEdford, Esq., capt. E.I.C.S., who assumed by royal licence, 20 Nov. 1792, the surname of Edwards. He wn. Mary Crowther, and by her (who m. 2ndly, Thomas Innes, Esq., and d. 1836), left at his decease (27 Nov. 1800), an only surviving son, Samuel-Bedford Edwards, Esq. of Arlesey Bury, co. Bedford, J.P., high sheriff 1825, b. 27 Jan. 1799; m. 12 May, 1823, Sophia, eldest dau. of John Hubbard, Esq. of Stratford, Essex, and sister of John-Gellibrand Hubbard, Esq. of London and Addington Manor, Bucks, M.P.; and dying 8 Jan. 1857, was s. by his son, the present Samuel-Bedford Edwards, Esq. of Arlesey Bury, co. Bedford. Arms—Per bend sinister, sa. and erm., a lion rampant, or. Crests—1st, the Prince of Wales’ feathers, surmounted by a heron plume; 2nd, an esquire’s helmet, ppr. Seat—Arlesey Bury, Baldock, co. Bedford.
EDWARDS OF NANHORON.
Edwards, Richard-LLoyd, Esq. of Nanhoron, co. Carnarvon, J.P. and D.L., b. 9 April, 1806; m. 7 Nov. 1831, Mary, only dau. of John Lloyd Wynne, Esq. of Coed Coch, co. Denbigh, and has issue, 1. Richard-Lloyd, b. 6 Aug. 1832; capt. 68th regt., killed before Sebastopol, 11 May, 1855. II. FRANcis-William-Lloyd, b. 16 June, 1845; m. 24 June, 1869, Georgiana, 2nd dau. of Henry Trench, Esq. of Cangort Park, King’s County. III. Timothy-Lloyd. 1. Mary-Annabella-Lloyd. III. Margaret-Elizabeth-Lloyd. Mr. Edwards served as High Sheriff for the cos. of Carnarvon 1834, Anglesey 1836, and Denbigh 1847.
Lineage—This ancient family is lineally descended from one of the royal tribes of Wales. Timothy Edwards, Esq., capt. R.N. (son of Rev. William Edwards, of Nanhoron, by Frances his wife, dau. of Rev. Wm. Williams, of Stoke), was a distinguished officer, who commanded at different periods the “Cornwall,” “Valeur,” “Volage,” and “Wager.” He m. Catherine, only dau. and heiress of John Browning, Esq. of Pulloxhill, co. Bedford, and had issue. His eldest son, Richard Edwards, Esq. of Nanhoron, col. royal Carnarvon militia, m. 24 June, 1803, Annabella, only dau. and heiress of Richard Lloyd, Esq. of Bronheulog, co. Denbigh, and had issue, Richard-LLoyd, now of Nanhoron. Annabella, m. to J. Harden, Esq. of Harrybrook, co. Armagh. Jane, m. , to John Priestley, Esq. of Havod Gregog, co. Merioneth. Catherine-Wynne. Col. Edwards d. July, 1830. Motto—Dąuw a diwedd da. Seat—Nanhoron, Pwllheli, co. Carnarvon.
EDWARDS OF TREMATON HALL.
Edwards, John, Esq. of Trematon Hall, co. Cornwall, J.P., s. his late uncle, Thomas Edwards, Esq., Lessee of the Parish, and Lord of the Manor, of St. Stephens, Saltash, 9 Dec. 1857; b. 8 Oct. 1802; m. 26 April, 1831, Jane, dau. of John Bennett, Esq. of Wearde, co. Cornwall, and has issue, 1. John, b. 12 June, 1835; m. 6 Oct. 1863, Eliza-Howard, dau. of Joseph Yellowley Watson, Esq., F.R.G.S., of The Grange, Thorpe, co. Essex. II. Thomas-Jervis, b. 16 May, 1840; m. 8 July, 1862, Sabine, dau. of Admiral John-Jervis Tucker, of Trematon Castle, co. Cornwall. III. Henry-William, late 9th lancers, b. 30 Oct. 1841; d. 3 March, 1865. 1. Annie-Elizabeth, m. 21 May, 1861, Charles Graham, eldest son of Commander Charles Blatchley, R.N. This family, of Welsh descent, has been long settled in Cornwall. Seat—Trematon Hall, near Saltash.
EDWARDS OF OLD COURT.
Edwards, John-Kynaston, Esq. of Old Court, co. Wicklow, Barrister-at-Law, b. 12 Feb. 1819; s. his father 17 Feb. 1850.
Lineage.—Richard Edwamps, Esq., son of Thomas Edwards, of Llanelwy, or St. Asaph, by Anne his wife, dau. of Thomas Lloyd, of Berth, ſnear Ruthin, co. Denbigh, was descended, through Cyhelyn ap Tudor, from Tudor Trevor, Earl of Hereford, living A.D. 924. He m. 1st, about the year 1656, Elizabeth, dau. and (by the death of her brother, Capt. Roger Kynaston, 1657) heiress of Col. John Kynaston; and 2ndly, Penelope, eldest dau. of Sir Robert Wolseley, Bart. of Wolseley, Staffordshire, and relict of — Fountaine, Esq.; but by the former only left issue. Richard Edwards, who served as high sheriff co. Wicklow, d. 1693, and was s. by his eldest son, Richard Edwards, Esq. of Old Court, for many years a member of the Irish parliament, b. 1659; m. 1682, Mary, 2nd dau. of Sir Charles Wolseley, Bart. of Wolseley, but dying without issue (1722), he was s. by his only surviving brother, John Edwards, Esq. of Old Court, b. 1665; who m. 1697, Jane, eldest dau. of James Butler, Esq. of Rathelline, co. Carlow, by whom he left at his death 1728, with other issue, a son and heir, James Edwards, Esq. of Old Court, b. circa 1708, who m. 29 Nov. 1750, Ann, 2nd dau. of Thomas Tenison, Esq., 3rd son of Richard Tenison, D.D., Bishop of Meath, and had, 1. John, his heir. 11. James, capt. in the army, m. 1789, Charlotte, sister of Lieut.-Col. Henry Sturgeon, R.E., and dau. of William Sturgeon, by his wife, the Lady Henrietta-Alicia Wentworth, dau. of Thomas, 1st Marquess of Rockingham, by whom there was issue, 1 James, of Ballyronan, co. Wicklow, d. s. p. 2 John-Kynaston, of Knockrobin, co. Wicklow, m. three times, and had issue. 3 Tenison, of the Inner Temple, barrister-at-law, b. 23 Dec. 1815; m. 2 Sept. 1845, Mary-Osborne, only child of the late Thomas Flower, Esq., E.I.C.C.S., and has a son, Tenison-Vaughan-Wentworth, b. 9 Oct. 1854. 1 Henrietta-Alicia. 2 Anna-Charlotte. 3 Agnes-Elizabeth. 4 Maria. 5 Frances-Dorothea (dec.), m. to Marcus Maingay, Esq. 6 Elizabeth-Charlotte, m. to the Rev. Francis Greene. 111. Tenison, capt. in the army. m. Charity, dau. of John Barrington, Esq. of Castlewood, Queen’s Co., by whom he left issue, Charity, m. to Philip-Henry Crampton, Esq.; and Annabella, ºn to Viscount Glentworth, by whom she was mother of the Earl of Limerick. 1. Alicia, n. to John Barrington, Esq. of Castlewood. James Edwards d. 1780, and was s. by his eldest son, Lieut.-Col. John Edwards, of Old Court, b. 1751, who m. Jan. 1780, Charlotte, 5th dau. of John Wright, Esq. of Nottingham, and sister of John Wright, Esq. of Lenton Hall, Notts, by whom he left issue, James-Kynaston. Richard, d. unm. Wright. lieut. 58th regt., severely wounded at St. Sebastian; m. 1823, Sarah, widow of Capt. Jones, and has issue. Anne, m. to Henry-Eugene Perrin, Esq. of Dublin; d. leaving issue. Mary-Lucy, d. 29 Dec. 1858. He d. 1832, and was s. by his eldest son, James-Kynaston Edwards, Esq. of Old Court, major in the Wicklow militia, b. 12 Dec. 1780; m. 18 April, 1818, Emily, dau. of Henry Smith, Esq. of Beabeg, co. Meath, and has issue, John-Kynaston, now of Old Court. Henry-St. George, in holy orders, m. 1st, 5 Oct. 1854, Catherine, dau. of St. George Smith, Esq. of Greenhills, co. Louth, which lady d. 1855; and 2ndly, 8 May, 1867, Frances Augusta, 2nd dau. of N.-P. Symes, Esq. of Strood Park, Sussex, and Rough, co. Mayo. James-Tenison. Emily, m. to the Rev. Richard Verschoyle, vicar of Carlingford, co. Louth. Charlotte-Matilda. Elizabeth, m. 16 July, 1857, to Henry, eldest son of Henry J. Smith, of Beabeg, co. Meath. He d. 17 Feb. 1850, and was s. by his eldest son, the present John-KYNAston Edwards, Esq. of Old Court. Arms—Those of HEDD Molwysog (sa., a stag, passant, arg., attired and unguled, or), changed as to colours, viz., vert, a stag passant, or, attired and unguled, arg. ; with, as an augmentation, in 1683, on a chief, arg., three falchions, ppr. ; quartering for KYNAston, differenced with a crescent; quarterly: 1st and 4th, erm., a chevron, gu. : 2nd and 3rd, arg, a lion rampant, sa.. (the black lion of Powys). Among the quarterings to which the family is entitled is that of PLANTA GENET. Crest—A lion’s head erased, erm… between two palm-branches issuing out of a wreath, ppr., mantled, gu., doubled, arg. Motto—Heb Dduw heb ddim, Dduw a digon, i.e., Everything with God. nothing without God. Seat—Oldcourt, co. Wicklow.
EDWARDS OF HARDINGHAM.
Edwards, Henry-William-Bartholomew, Esq. of The White Hall, Hardingham, co. Norfolk, J.P. and D.L., b. 1820; m. 1852, Caroline-Georgiana, dau. of William-C. Marsh, Esq. of Gaynes Park, Essex, and has issue, 1. William-Mordaunt-March. Ii. Ernest-Marsham-Lomlee. 1. Ellen-Lucy. iii. Mildred-Vertue. II. Constance-Catherine.
Lineage—In a pedigree in possession of Mr. Edwards, which is ratified and approved by Robert St. George Clarenceux, this family is traced from Hugh Edwards, of Leverington, in the Isle of Ely, 13 Edwand 1LI. (1345), and is continued to about the year 1650. Rev. John Edwards, son of the Rev. Bartholomew Edwards (d. 1786) and Catherine Smith his wife, m. Lucy, dau. of Robert Marsham, Esq. of Stratton Strawless, Norfolk, and d. 4 June, 1832, having had, besides the present Henry-William-Bartholomew Edwards, Esq. of The White Hall, Hardingham, another son, Captain Herbert Edwards, late of the Scots greys; and a dau., Sophia-Catherine. Arms—Quarterly: 1st and 4th, arg., on a feese, between three martlets, sa…, a cinquefoil, or, for Edwards; 2nd, per cross, gu. and arg., in the 1st and 4th quarters, a cross potent, or, for CRoss: 3rd, arg., per chevron, gu. and arg., a crescent, counter changed, for Chapman. f ſº-A martlet, sa., charged on the wing with a cinque oll, or. Motto—Quid leges sine moribus? Seat—The White Hall, Hardingham Hingham, co. Norfolk.
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EDWARDS, SIR HENRY, BART., of Pyenest, Yorkshire (cr.1866). Eldest son of the late Henry Lees Edwards, Esq., of Pyenest, by Lea, dau, of Joseph Priestley, Esq., of Goodgreve, co. York; b. 1812; m. 1838 Maria Church ill, eldest dau. of Thomas Coster, Esq., of Marchwood. Is a J.P. and D.L. for the W. Riding of Yorkshire, and Lieut.-Col. Commandant 2nd West York Yeomanry Cavalry; was M.P. for Halifax 1847–52, for Beverley 1857–69.—Pye Nest, Halifax, Carlton, Boodle’s, Junior Carlton, and Conservative Clubs, s.w. ; Garrick Club, w.c.; 32, Dover Street, w. Heir, his son Henry Coster Lea, Lieut. 2nd West York Yeomanry Cavalry ; b. 1840.
EDWARDS, SIR BRYAN, KNT., (cr.1859). Son of the late B. Edwards, Esq.; b. 1799; called to the Bar at the Inner Temple 1825; late Chief Justice of Jamaica.
EDWARDS, LADY OF GREENFIELDS, Montgomeryshire. Harriet, dau. of the Rev. Charles Johnson, and grand dau. of the Ven. Dr. Willes, Archdeacon of Wells; m. 1st 181—John Owen Herbert, Esq., of Dolvorgan (who d. 1824); 2nd 1825 Sir John Edwards, Bart., M.P., of Greenfields, many years Lieut.-Col. of the Montgomery Militia, who d. 1850, by whom she had an only child, the Countess Vane (whom see).-Greenfields, Machynlleth.
EDWARDS, THE REV. BARTHOLOMEW, M.A., Ashill Rectory, Norfolk. Son of the late Rev. Bartholomew Edwards, by Catherine, dau. of the Rev. William Smith ; b. 1789; m. 1811 Emily, dau. of John Custance, Esq., by Frances, dau. of Sir Wm. Beauchamp, Bart., K.B.; educated at St. John’s Coll., Cambridge (B.A. 1811, M.A. 1814); is a Dep.-Lieut. for Norfolk, Rector and Patron of Ashill, and Rural Dean of Breccles.—Ashill Rectory, Watton, Norfolk.
EDWARDS, CHARLES, ESQ., of Dolserau, Merionethshire. Youngest son of the late Edward Edwards, Esq., of Dolserau (who d. 1853), by Margaret, dau. of the Rev. Watkin Williams, Rector of Henllan, co. Denbigh ; b. 1825; m. 1848 Mary, dau. of William Tate, Esq., of Frognal, Hampstead, and has, with other issue, * Charles Edward Munro, b. 1853. Mr. Edwards, who is a J.P. and D.L. for co. Merioneth, was M.P. for Windsor 1866–8; formerly a member of the Stock Exchange.—Dolserau, Dolyelley, Merion, th– shire; 12, St. George’s Place, w.
EDWARDS, CHARLES, ESQ., of Wrington, Somerset. Youngest son of the late Thomas Lyddon Edwards, Esq., of Brislington, Somerset, by Peggy, dau. of William Ball, Esq., of Donniford; b. 1819; m. 1847 Rachel, only child of Samuel Lund Fry, Esq., of Axbridge, Somerset, and has, with other issue, * Charles Lund Fry, b. 1849. Mr. Edwards is a Magistrate for Somerset.—The Grove, Wrington, Somerset.
EDWARDS, COL. GEORGE ROWLAND, of Ness Strange, Shropshire. Eldest surviving son of the late John Edwards, Esq., J.P. and D.L., of Ness Strange, by Charlotte, dau. of the Rev. George Martin, and grand-dau. of John, 3rd Duke of Athole; b. 1810; s. 1850; m. 1847 Catherine Jane, eldest dau. of Major-General Armstrong, and has, with other issue, – * John, b. 1850. Col. Edwards entered the Military Service of the H.E.I.C. in 1826, and retired as Col. 1862.- The Hall, Great Ness, Shrewsbury.
EDWARDS, THE REV. HENRY, of Churchstanton, Devonshire. Eldest son of the late Rev. Henry Edwards, LL.B., Rector of Wambrook, Dorset, by Mary Anne, dau. of the late Samuel Hole, Esq., of +…º.º. ; b. 1818; m. 1846 Elizabeth Fergussone, eldest dau. of the late Rev. R. P. Clarke, Rector of Churchstanton. Educated at Lincoln Coll., Oxford (B.A. 1843); is a Magistrate for Devon, Rector and Patron of Churchstanton, Rector of Wambrook, Dorset, and Rural Dean.—Churchstanton Rectory, Honiton.
EDWARDS, HENRY ESQ., Eldest son of the late John Edwards, of Somerton, by Elizabeth, 2nd dau. of James Brayley, of South Molton, Devon; b. 1820. Is a J.P. and D.L. for Middlesex, and a Merchant in the City; was elected M.P. for Weymouth 1867–Union Club, Brighton; Windham Club, s.w.; 53, Berkeley Square, w.
EDWARDS, HENRY WILLIAM BARTHOLOMEW, ESQ., of White Hall, Norfolk. Son of the late Rev. John Edwards, of Hardingham Hall, by Lucy, dau. of Robert Marsham, Esq., of Stratton-Strawless, Norfolk; b. 1821; m. 1852 Caroline Georgiana, dau. of the late Wm. Coxhead Marsh, Esq., of Gaines Park, Essex, and has, with other issue. * William Mordaunt Marsh, b. 1854. Mr. Edwards, who was educated at Trinity Coll, Cambridge (B.A. 1843, M.A. 1846), is J.P. and D.L. for Norfolk.-White Hall, Hardingham, Attleborough.
EDWARDS, JAMES, ESQ., of Benarth, Caernarvonshire. Son of the late J. Edwards, Esq., of Benarth; b. 1810; m. 1859 Harriet, youngest dau. of the late George Main, Esq., and niece of Robert Main, Esq., of Ravensbourne Park, Lewisham, Kent. Is a J.P. and D.L. for co. Carnarvon (High Sheriff 1850).-Benarth, Conway.
EDWARDS, THE REV. JOHN, of The Hayes, Gloucestershire. Youngest son of the late Thomas Edwards, Esq., by Jane, dau. of the late Thomas Wathen, Esq. (she was representative of the extinct family of De-la-Bere, of Southam House, near Cheltenham, now the seat of the Earl of Ellenborough); b. 1800; s. 1838; m. 1830 Elizabeth, dau. of the late John Milford, Esq., of Exeter, and has, with other issue, • John, b. 1832; educated at St. Mary Hall, Oxford (B.A. 1856, M.A. 1857); appointed Vicar of Prestbury 1860. Mr. Edwards, who was educated at Worcester Coll., Oxford (B.A. 1823, M.A. 1830), is a Magistrate for co. Gloucester and Patron of the living of Prestbury, of which he was Vicar 1824–60.-The Hayes, Prestbury, Cheltenham.
EDWARDS, JOHN, ESQ., of Trematon, Cornwall. Only son of the late John Edwards, Esq. (who d. 1839), by Mary, dau. of Francis Cock, Esq., of Beer, Cornwall; b. 1802; s. his uncle, Thomas Edwards, Esq., 1857; m. 1831 Jane, dau. of J. Bennett, Esq., of Wearde, Corn wall, and has, with other issue, * John, b. 1835; m. 1863 Eliza Howard, dau. of Yellowly Watson, Esq., of Roupell Park, Streatham, Surrey, and Thorpe, Essex. Mr. Edwards, who is a Magistrate for Cornwall, is of Welsh extraction.—Trematon Hall, Saltash.
EDWARDS, MRS., of Hardingham, Norfolk. Lucy, younger dau. of the late Robert Marsham, Esq., of Stratton-Strawless, Norfolk (who d. 1812), by Sophia, dau. of Edward Hase, Esq., of Sall Park, Norfolk; m. 1818 the Rev. John Edwards, M.A., of Hardingham, who d. 1832, leaving, with other issue, * Henry William Bartholomew, of White Hall (whom see). This family derive from Hugh Edwards, Esq., of Leverington, Isle of Ely, 1344.—Hardingham Hall, Hingham.
EDWARDS, JOHN KYNASTON, ESQ., of Old Court, co. Wicklow. Eldest son of the late James Kynaston Edwards, Esq., of Old Court, by Emily, dau. of Henry Smith, Esq., of Beabeg, co. Meath; b. 1819; s. 1850. Educated at Trinity Coll., Dublin (B.A. 1841); called to the Irish Bar 1843. This family was originally settled in North Wales.—Old Court, Bray, co. Wicklow. Heir Pres., his brother Henry St. George, b. 1824; m. 1854 Catherine, dau. of St. George Smith, Esq., of Greenhills, Co. Louth, deceased.
EDWARDS, LEA PRIESTLY, ESQ., of Fixby Hall, Yorkshire. Eldest surviving son of the late Joseph Priestley Edwards, Esq., J. P. and D.L., of Fixby Hall, by Margaret, dau. of James Edward Norris, Esq., of Savile Hall, co. York; b. 1845; s. 1868 ; is Lord of the Manor of Oxenhope, and Cornet 2nd W. York Yeomanry.–Warley Castle, Halifax ; Firly Hall, }. ; Junior Carlton Club, s.w. Heir Pres., his brother Alfred Delafont, b. 1848.
EDWARDS, CAPT. NATHANIEL FREDERICK, of Ludbrooke, Devonshire. Eldest son of the late John Edwards, Esq., of Worting House, Hants; b. 1800. Educated at the Royal Naval Coll.; entered the Royal Navy in 1813; is a Magistrate for Devon (High Sheriff 1845), and a Commander R.N. retired.—Ludbrook House, Ivybridge.
EDWARDS, RICHARD LLOYD, EDQ., of Nanhoron, Carnarvonshire. Only son of the late Col. Richard Edwards, of Nan horon, by Annabella, only dau. and heir of Richard Lloyd, Esq., of Bronhamlog, co. Denbigh ; b. 1806; s. 1830; m. 1831 Mary, dau. of John Lloyd Wynne, Esq., of Coed Coch, co. Denbigh, and has, with other issue, * Francis William Lloyd, b. 1845. Mr. Edwards, who was educated at Westminster and Ch. Ch., Oxford, is a J.P. and D.L. for co. Carnarvon ; was High Sheriff of co. Anglesea 1836, of co. Carnarvon 1834, of co. Denbigh 1847.-Nanhoron, Pullheli.
EDWARDS, SAMUEL BEDFORD, ESQ., of Arlesey Bedfordshire. Only surviving son of the late Samuel Bedford Edwards, Esq., of Arlesey by Sophia, eldest dau. of the late John Hubbard, Esq., of Stratford, Essex; b. 1825; s. 1857; m. 1857 Emily Clara Charlotte, eldest dau. of Edward Thomas Bainbridge, Esq. Is in the Commission of the Peace for Beds.—Arlesey Bury, Baldock; Union Club, s,w.
EDWARDS-MOSS, SIR THOMAS, BART., of Roby Hall, Lancashire (cr.1868). Eldest son of the late John Moss, Esq., of Otterspool, co. Lancaster (who d. 1858), by Hannah, dau. of the late Thomas Taylor, Esq., of Blakeley, co. Lancaster; b. 1811; m. 1847 Amy Charlotte, only child and heir of the late Richard Edwards, Esq. of Roby Hall, whose name he assumed by Royal licence 1851. Educated at Eton; is a J.P. and D.L. for co. Lancaster.—Roby Hall, Huyton, near Prescot; R. Y. Squadron, Cowes; Union and Conservative Clubs, s.w. Heir, his son John Edwards, b. 1850; educated at Eton.
EDWARDS-VAUGHAN, of Rheola. (See Lee.) LEE, JOHN LEE, ESQ., of Dillington, Somerset, and Orleigh, Devon. Eldest son of the late William Hanning, Esq., of Dillington, by Harriet, dau. of Edward Lee, Esq., of Pinhoe, near Exeter; b. 1802; s. 1834; m. 1st 1834 Jessy, dau. of John Edwards-Vaughan, Esq., of Rheola, co. Gla morgan; 2nd 1841 the Hon. Sophia Mary, dau. of Samuel, 1st Lord Bridport, and has, by the former, * Vaughan Hanning (of Rheola, and Llanelay, co. Glamor gar), late Capt. Glamorganshire Light Infantry, and formerly Capt. 21st Fusiliers; b. 1836; s. his uncle N.V. Edward-Waughan, Esq., of Rheola 1868. Mr. Lee, who was educated at Westminster and Ch. Ch., Oxford is a J.P. and D.L. for Somerset (High Sheriff 1845), a Magistrate for Devon, and Patron of 1 living: was M.P. for Wells 1831–7; he assumed the surname of Lee 1820, on succeeding to the property of his uncle, Edward Lee, Esq., of Orleigh.-Dillington House, Ilninster; Orleigh Court, Bideford.
Early American Immigration and New World Settlers
Edwards Settlers in United States in the 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th Century
Arthur Edwards, who landed in Virginia in 1622
Arthur Edwards, who settled in Virginia in 1623
Robert Edwards, who arrived in Maryland in 1633
Rich Edwards, who arrived in Virginia in 1634
Jon Edwards, who landed in Virginia in 1635
Walter Edwards, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
Anne Edwards, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
Eliza Edwards, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
Benja Edwards, who arrived in Virginia in 1702]
Hannah Edwards, who landed in Virginia in 1703
David J Edwards, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
G Edwards, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
Edward Henry Edwards, aged 23, who landed in Ohio in 1812
Hayden Edwards, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813
Haden Edwards, aged 16, who landed in Texas in 1829
John Wesley Edwards, who arrived in Colorado in 1906
Ben Edwards, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906
Edwards Settlers in Canada in the 18th, 19th & 20th Century
Joseph Edwards, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
Joseph Edwards, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
Thomas Edwards, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Mr. Joseph Edwards U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 179 aboard the ship “HMS Clinton”, picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York
Mrs. Mary Edwards U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 327 aboard the ship “HMS Clinton”, picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York
James G Edwards, who arrived in Canada in 1834
Samuel Edwards, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig “Betsy Heron” from Belfast, Ireland
Betty Edwards, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig “Betsy Heron” from Belfast, Ireland
Mr. George Edwards, aged 32 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec but died on Grosse Isle on 29th June 1847
Mr. Henry Edwards, aged 24 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship “Charles Richard” departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847
I C Edwards, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
Edwards Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Ms. Harriot Edwards, (b. 1782), aged 18, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 22nd March 1790, sentenced for life for stealing silver tea tongs, 6 gowns, and other goods, transported aboard the ship “Minorca” in June 1801 to New South Wales, Australia
William Edwards, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the “Ann” on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia
William Edwards, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the “Asia” on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia
John Edwards, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the “Albion” on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen’s Land, Australia
Richard Edwards, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the “Albion” on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen’s Land, Australia
Edwards Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th & 20th Century
John Edwards, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
Robert Edwards, who landed in Ohiro, New Zealand in 1840
James Edwards, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Aurora” in 1840
Eliza Edwards, aged 29, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Aurora” in 1840
James Edwards, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship “Bolton” in 1840
William Edwards, aged 25, a bricklayer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship “S. S. Waimana” in 1926
A vino duw derwd. When God willeth He will come.
Dax fyddo ein cryfdwr. God be our strength.
Duw ydi (sometimes ydyic) ein cryfdwr. God is our strength.
Gratia naturae,i vincit. Grace conquers nature.
Heb Dduw heb ddim, Duw a digon. Without God without anything, God is enough.
Honor potestate honorantis. Honour is in the power of him who honours.
Onine bonurn Dei donum. Every good is the gift of God.
Peace with power.
Quid leges sine moribus ? What are laws without morals!
Vincit veritas. Truth conquers.
EDWARDS, . . . ., of Southouse and London, granted …. by Cooke. Stowe MS. 670, fo. 3’’; Guil., p. 228, az., on a bend cottised argt. three martlets gules.
EDWARDS„ …. Quarterly, arg., 3 dragons’ heads erased vert, each devouring a hand sinister couped ppr., vulned gu.; quartering, 2 Morgan, 3 . . . ., 4 Caerleou ; 22 Sept., 2 Chas., 1626, by Segar. Add. MS. 12,225, fo. 38’’; Harl. MS. 1476, fo. 30.
EDWARDS„ Christopher, of London …. by Cooke. Stowe MS. 670, fo. 28.
EDWARDS„ Richard, of Henlowe, Beds, confirmed 27 Aug. 1632, by R. St. George, Clar. Add. MS. 14,295, fo. 56’’; C. 31, Visit, of Bedfordshire , 63, Her. Coll.
EDWARDS,, Simon, of London, Merchant, 12 -June 1640, by Borough. Harl. MS. 1105, fo. 57 ; Edmonds in Guil., p. 381 ; Add. MS. 26,702, fo. 93.
EDWARDS„ Thomas, of London, cheesemonger, descended out of Wales, arg., a fesse erm. cotised sa. between 3 martlets of the last …. by Segar. Add. MS. 12,225, fo. 38’’.
EDWARDS TO NOEL, Gerard Noel, of Catmore Lodge, co. Rutland, 17 . ., Vol. XX, fol. 153.
EDWARDS, . . . ., of Longparish, Hampsh., 17S . ., Vol. XVI, fol. 29.
EDWARDS LATE RAYNSFORD, ….. of Henlow Grange, co. Bedf., and Lincoln’s Inn, London, 1809, Vol. XXV, fol. 153.
EDWARDS AFTER WILLIAMS, . . . ., M.A., Rector of St. George’s, co. Denbigh, Wales ; Cerrig Llwydion, co. Denbigh ; and Bodelwyddan, co. Flint (died s.p.), 182 . ., Vol. XXXI, fol. 359.
EDWARDS, late Richards, Thomas William, of LlandafF aud Cardiff, Wales, 1823, Vol. XXXIV, fol. 208.
EDWARDS, Joshua, of Rutheu, co. Denbigh, Wales, aud Manchester, eo. Lauc, 22 Jan. 1825, Vol. XXXV, fol. 95. (Berry’s Appx.)
EDWARDS„ of Rutheu, eo. Denbigh, Wales, aud Manchester aud Liverpool, CO. Lane, 185 . ., Vol. XLIX, fol. 225.
EDWARDS AFTER SMITH, ….. of Tarrington, co. Hereford, and The Bower, Ham Lacy [?], 182 . ., Vol. XXXV, fol. 102.
EDWARDS-VAUGHAN, John, Rheola, par. of Cadoxton juxta Neath, aud Llanelly, CO. Glamorgan, Wales, and Regent Street, Westminster [Vaughan and Edwards quarterly], 26 Feb. 1830, Vol. XXXVIII, ful. 45. [Crisp, Fragm. Geneal., VI, p. 13.]
David Monroe Edwards (1939-2016), American football linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys (1962-1795)
Dennis Edwards Jr. (1943-2018), American soul and R&B singer, lead singer in The Temptations, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989
Elaine Lucille Edwards (1929-2018), née Schwartzenburg, an American politician from Louisiana, First Lady of Louisiana (1984-1988)
Geoffrey Bruce Owen “Geoff” Edwards (1931-2014) who was a TV actor from America, hosted the game shows Starcade and Treasure Hunt, he was most notably recognized for his role on Petticoat Junction
Lena Frances Edwards (1900-1986), American physician from New Jersey, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Lieutenant-General Idwal Hubert Edwards (1895-1981) who was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, at Headquarters of the U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C. from the year 1950 to the year 1951
Major-General Heber L. Edwards (1897-1962) who was an Adjunct-General of North Dakota from the year 1937 to the year 1962
Monroe Edwards (1808-1847), American slave trader, forger, and convicted criminal who was the subject of a well-publicized trial and conviction in 1842; he is mentioned in Herman Melville’s story “Bartleby, the Scrivener”
Mr. Isaac Edwards (died in 1915) who was a Third Class passenger from America who was aboard the RMS Lusitania at the time of the sinking, and perished in the sinking of the vessel in the year 1915
Nole Floyd “Nokie” Edwards (1935-2018), American musician, known for his work with The Ventures, inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Reuben LaVell Edwards (1930-2016), American football head coach for Brigham Young University (BYU)
Ronnie Claire Edwards (1933-2016), American actress, best known for playing Corabeth Walton Godsey on the TV series The Waltons
William Donlon “Don” Edwards (1915-2015) who was a politician from America, who served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California from the year 1993 to the year 1995, from the year 1975 to the year 1993, and from the year 1963 to the year 1975
American Revolution Veterans
There were over 1,800 men that served in the American Revolution with the name of Edwards. Below you will find just a few of these men.
Andrew Edwards, Virginia, Rank of Private
Charles Edwards, Virginia, Rank of Sergeant
Daniel Edwards, Virginia, Rank of Fifer
Edward Edwards, Maryland, Rank of Drum and Fife
Evan Edwards, Pennsylvania, Rank of Major
George Edwards, Virginia, Rank of Private
Jesse Edwards, New Jersey, Rank of Sergeant
John Edwards, Virginia, Rank of Private
Nathaniel Edwards, Connecticut, Rank of 1st Lieutenant
Thomas Edwards, Virginia, Rank of Fifer
William Edwards, South Carolina, Rank of Private
Civil War Veterans
There were over 8,000 men that served in the Civil War with the name of Edwards. Below you will find just a few of these men.
Abner Edwards, 138th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Barton Edwards, 56th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Union, Pennsylvania
Cyrus Edwards, 40th Regiment, Virginia, Confederate, Virginia
Dan Edwards, 108th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Ephraim Edwards, 49th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Francis Edwards, 34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, Confederate, Arkansas
Gaines Edwards, 122nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Hannel Edwards, 66th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Union, Indiana
Ira Edwards, 11th Battalion, Louisiana Infantry, Confederate, Louisiana
Jackson Edwards, 75th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Kintchen Edwards, 3rd Regiment, Maryland Infantry, Union, Maryland
Larkin Edwards, 5th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
Major Edwards, 65th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Nathaniel Edwards, 51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Confederate, Georgia
Oley Edwards, 52nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Union, Kentucky
Perry Edwards, 113th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Quintin Edwards, 26th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate, North Carolina
Reuben Edwards, 14th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry, Union, Kansas
Sampson Edwards, 107th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Thomas Edwards, 6th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Union, New York
Uriah Edwards, 26th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Confederate, Georgia
Vinson Edwards, 65th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Walter Edwards, 8th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry, Union, Connecticut
Xennos Edwards, 11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Union, Iowa
Yarrett Edwards, 40th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Confederate, Virginia
Zack Edwards, 62nd Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Ness Strange, co. Salop; derived, through Thomas ap Llewelyn, from Einion Efell, Lord of Cynllaeth, in co. Denbigh, living 1182, son of Madoc, last prince of Powys-Fadoc). (Dolseran, co. Merioneth). Per fesse sa. and ar. a lion ramp. counterchanged. Crest—Within a wreath of the colours a lion ramp. as in the arms.
2) (Garth, co. Montgomery, bart.; Mary Cornelia, only child of Sir John Edwards, Bart., M.P., m. 1846, George Henry Robert Charles, Marquess of Londonderry). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, quarterly, gu. and or, a fess betw. four lions pass. guard. all counterchanged; 2nd and 3rd, sa. on a fess betw. a lion ramp, in chief ar. and a fleur-de-lis in base or, three snakes interlaced ppr. Crest—A lion pass. guard. per pale or and gu. resting the dexter paw on an escutcheon of the last charged with a nag’s head erased ar.
3) (Pyenest, co. York, bart.). Motto—Omne bonum Dei donum. Az. on a bend nebuly ar. cottised or, a fleur-de-lis betw. two martlets of the field. Crest—Out of a crown vallery or, a talbot’s head ar. seme-de-lis az.
4) (co. Bedford). Ar. a chev. ermines betw. three nags’ heads erased sa.
5) (City of Bristol). Erm. a chev. per pale or and sa. Crest—An eagle displ az.
6) (Lelant, co. Cornwall; Thomas Edwards. Visit. 1620). Ermines an antelope ramp. or. Crest—An antelope ramp. sa. bezantee attired or.
7) (Trematon, Saltash, co. Cornwall). Motto—Perseverando. Per. chev. az. and or, in chief a cross crosslet betw. two garbs, and in base a garb betw. two cross crosslets all counterchanged.
8) (Farncott, co. Salop, formerly of Lea Castle, co. Salop, and of Chirk, co. Denbigh; descended from Tudor Trevor, a chieftain of the Marches of Wales). Per bend sinister erm. and ermines, over all a lion ramp. or. Crest—A man’s head sidefaced in a helmet all ppr.
9) (Chirk, co. Denbigh, and Welham, co. Leicester). Same Arms. Crest—A lion’s head erased per bend sinister erm. and ermines.
10) (Arlesey Bury, co. Bedford; William Bedford, Captain E. I. Company, son of Rev. William Foller Bedford, by Margaret, his wife, dau. of Richard Edwards, Esq., of Arlesey, assumed the name and arms of Edwards, by royal licence, 20 Nov. 1792, having succeeded to the estates of his maternal uncle, Richard Edwards, who d. 1789). Same Arms. Crests—1st: the Prince of Wales’ feathers surmounted by a heron plume; 2nd: An esquire’s helmet ppr.
11) (Northowran, co. York). Same Arms. Crest—A lion’s head erased per bend sinister erm and ermines.
12) (Liddorne and Lea, co. Salop). Motto—A vyno Duw dervid. Same Arms. Crest—A man’s head sidefaced in a helmet all ppr.
13) (Exeter, co. Devon, and Taunton, co. Somerset; descended from Edwards, of Ludlow, co. Salop. Visit. Devon, 1620). Same Arms. Crest—An ibex pass. sa. bezantee attired and maned or.
14) (Brislington, co. Somerset). Same Arms. Crest—A demi lion ramp. or, holding betw. the paws a castle ar.
15) (Prestbury, co. Gloucester). Same Arms, a bordure engr. of the last. Crest—A demi lion ramp. or, holding betw. the paws a castle ar.
16) (Henslow, co. Bedford). Per bend sinister sa. and erm. a lion ramp. or. Crest—A helmet ppr. garnished or, thereon, on a wreath, a plume of feathers ar.
17) (Exeter). Same Arms. Crest—An ibex pass. sa. bezantee, maned, armed, and attired with two straight horns or.
18) (co. Somerset, Middle Temple, London, and Bristol). Same Arms, a border engr. or.
19) (Isle of Ely, and Portlade, co. Sussex. Arms from a monument in Wisbeach Church, to Thomas Edwards, High Bailiff of the Isle of Ely, temp. Queen Anne). Ar. a fess ermines betw. three martlets sa. Crest—On a ducal coronet ar. a tiger pass. or.
20) (Essex and Loudon). Ar. a fesse betw. six martlets sa.
21) (co. Flint). Gu. a chev. engr. betw. three boars’ heads erased at the neck ar. Crest—A boar’s head erased, as in the arms.
22) (Shrewsbury, co. Salop). Same Arms. Crest—A man’s head in a helmet in profile all ppr.
23) (co. Salop). Same Arms, field az.
24) (co. Hereford; said to be derived from Edwards, Baron of Anglesey). Ar. a cross flory engr. betw. four Cornish choughs sa. armed gu. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a demi lion ramp. gu. holding in the dexter paw a sword ppr.
25) (cos. Salop and Huntingdon). Erm. a lion ramp gu. Crest—An ibex pass. sa. armed, tufted, maned, and double horned or.
26) (originally of Maes-yr-hen-llys, co. Denbigh, subsequently of Gouldgrieve, co. Flint, descended from Roderick the Great, King of Wales). Motto—Heb Dduw heb ddim, Duw a digon; which signifies, Everything with God, nothing without God. Gu. a chev. betw. three roses ar. the coat of Rhodri Mawr; and also the peculiar arms attached to the name, viz., sa. a stag tripping or, attired and unguled ar. on a chief of the same three falcons ppr., quartering Kynaston, of Hordley (which see). Crest—A lion’s head erased ermines betw. two palm branches ppr.
27) (Old Court, co. Wicklow; confirmed by Carney, Ulster, 1683, to Richard Edwards, Esq., of co. Wicklow). Motto—Heb Dduw heb ddim, Duw a digon. Vert a stag pass, or, attired and unguled ar. (derived from the coat of Hedd Molwynog, seventh in descent from Rhodri Mawr), with, as an augmentation in 1680, on a chief ar. three falcons ppr., quartering Kynaston, Grey, Cherleton, Holland, and Plantagenet. Crest—A lion’s head erased erm. betw. two palm branches issuing.
28) (late of the Manor House, Bishop’s Lavington, co. Wilts; seated at Tilshead Manor, 20 Henry VIII., as appears from a MS. copy of a court roll of Sir Thomas Seymour under Elizabeth Ryperose, abbess of Wilton, the surname being then George, since then the name of Edwards has been adopted through an intermarriage). Or, on a chev. engr. betw. three heraldic tigers’ heads erased sa. as many falcons rising ppr.
29) (cos. Salop and Kent). Erm. a lion ramp. guard. gu. armed az. on a canton or, an eagle displ. with two necks sa. Crest—A unicorn sa. with two horns or.
30) (Tyrington, co. Norfolk, and London). Erm. a lion ramp. guard. az. on a canton gu. an eagle displ. with two necks or.
31) (Lord Mayor of London, 1679). Erm. a lion ramp. az. on a canton or, an eagle displ. sa.
32) (Reedham Hall, co. Norfolk, co. York, and London; James Edwards, son of Sir James Edwards, Knt., Lord Mayor of London, 1679, and grandson of William Edwards, of Welsh descent, who settled in co. York, was created a bart. 1691, extinct 1764). Erm. a lion ramp, guard, az. a canton or.
33) (London). Ar. a chev. gu. in chief two bucks’ heads cabossed ppr. and in base on a mount an oak tree all ppr.
34) (London). Ar. a fesse ermines cotised sa. betw. three martlets of the last. Crest—On a ducal coronet or, a tiger pass sa. maned of the first.
35) (London). Az. a bend vaire gu. and ar. cotised of the third, betw. two eagles displ. or. Crest—An eagle’s head erased ppr. ducally gorged or.
36) (London). Az. on a bend betw. two cotises ar. three martlets gu. Crest—A talbot’s head issuing out of a marquess’s coronet.
37) (Visit. London, 1568). Ar. a fess ermines betw. three martlets sa. Crest—A lion’s gamb couped and erect erm. grasping a goat’s leg erased sa. armed or.
38) (Haverfordwest, co. Pembroke). Erm. a lion ramp. sa. Crest—On a mount vert a wivern ar.
39) (Llandaff House, co. Glamorgan). Per pale erm. and ermines a lion ramp. or, between two flaunches ar. each charged with a spear paleways sa., quartering sa. a chev. betw. three fleurs-de-lis ar., for Richards. Crest—An oak tree, on the dexter side a gate ppr., on the sinister a lion ramp. against the tree gu.
40) (Ashill, co. Norfolk). (Hardingham Hall, co. Norfolk). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. on a fesse betw. three martlets sa. a cinquefoil or, for Edwards; 2nd, quarterly, gu. and ar. in the 1st and 4th quarters a cross potent or, for Cross; 3rd, per. chev. ar. and gu. a crescent counterchanged, for Chapman. Crest—A martlet sa. charged on the wing with a cinquefoil or. Motto—Quid leges sine moribus.
41) (Pentre, co. Montgomery, and Cilcen, co. Flint). Ar. a falcon, wings elevated ppr. belled, beaked, and legged or, holding in its dexter talon a martlet of the last, all within a bordure engr. or.
42) (cos. Lancaster and Denbigh; confirmed by Sir George Naylor in 1825 to Joshua Edwards, of Manchester). Motto—Duw ydi ein cryfdwr. Or, a pile az. and a chev. counterchanged betw. three horses’ heads erased of the second. Crest—On a mount vert a horse’s head erased or, charged on the neck with a chev. gu. betw. two branches of oak ppr.
43) (Toxteth Park, Liverpool, and Broughton, co. Lancaster). Motto—Over the crest: A vynno Duw dervid (what God wills will be accomplished); under the arms: Duw ydi ein cryfdwr (God is our strength). Same Arms. Crest—A man in complete armour resting the dexter hand on a sword, point downwards ppr., and supporting with the sinister hand a shield of the arms.
44) (Rhyl, North Wales). Ar. a cross flory engr. betw. four Cornish choughs sa. armed gu.
45) (Wales). Quarterly, or and gu. in each quarter a lion pass. guard. counterchanged. Crest—A lion pass. guard. or.
46) (Trematon Hall, near Saltash). Motto—Perseverando. Per chev. az. and or, in chief a cross crosslet betw. two garbs, and in base a garb betw. two crosses crosslet. all counterchanged. Crest—In front of two wheat stalks ppr. a griffin’s head erased per chev. or and az.
47) Ar. two chevronels sa. betw. three eagles’ heads erased gu. Crest—On a ducal coronet or, a tiger pass. sa. maned and tufted gold.
48) (Rhyd-y-Gors, co. Carmarthen). Motto—Aspera ad virtutem est via. Quarterly, 1st, sa. a lion ramp. within an orle of cinquefoils or; 2nd, gu. a chev. or, betw. three bowers’ knots sa.; 3rd, sa. three bucks’ heads cabossed ar.; 4th, chequy or and sa. a fesse ar. Crest—A demi lion or, holding betw. the paws a bower’s knot sa.
49) (Thomas Edwards, Esq., of Dublin; from the Fun. Ent. of Sir Edward Fisher, Knt., of Prospect, co. Wexford, d. Dec. 1631, whose wife was Alice, dau. of said Thomas Edwards). Ar. a chev. engr. az. fretty of the first betw. three Cornish choughs sa. beaked and legged gu.
50) (Baron Kensington). Motto—Garde la foi. Quarterly, lstand 4th, erm. a lion ramp. sa., for Edwardes; 2nd and 3rd, gu. a chev. betw. three crosses botony or. Crest—Upon a mount Vert a wyvern, wings expanded ar. Supporters—Two reindeer ppr. attired and unguled or.
51) (Shrewsbury, bart.). Motto—A vyno Duw dervid. Gu. a chev. engr. betw. three tigers’ heads erased at the neck ar. Crest—A man’s head and shoulders affrontee in armour, the helmet open vizored ppr. garnished or.
52) (Rhyd-y-Gors, co. Carmarthen). Motto—Aspera ad virtutem est via. Quarterly, 1st, sa. a lion ramp. within an orle of cinquefoils or; 2nd, gu. a chev. or, betw. three bowers’ knots; 3rd, sa. three bucks’ heads caboshed ar.; 4th, chequy or and sa. a fesse ar. Crest—A demi lion or, holding betw. the paws a bower’s knot.
53) (Gileston Manor, co. Glamorgan). Mottoes—Vigilate, and Gardez la foi. Quarterly, 1st and 4th, az. a chev. embattled and counter-embattled or, betw. three sea horses naiant ar.; 2nd and 3rd, erm. a lion ramp. sa. Crest—A bear’s paw, holding a battle axe ar.
54) (Visit. London, 1568). Ar. a fess ermines betw. three martlets sa. Crest—A lion’s gamb couped and erect erm. grasping a goat’s leg erased sa. armed or.