George Henry Edwards

b. 24th February 1871 at High Street, Tredegar, Monmouthshire (Birth Certificate)

 d. 14th March, 1929 at "Derlwyn" Heol Y Nant, Whitchurch, Cardiff, Wales, aged 59 of "Cardiac Failure"

His death Certificate gave his occupation as "Blacksmith"


Parents: Thomas Edwards Mary Grace Harrison

 Siblings: Anne Edwards

 Married: Elizabeth Ashford

Children: Henry Charles Edwards Thomas George Edwards

Henry's Birth Certificate (1894) gives George's Occupation as "Smiths Striker" (A Blacksmith's helper)

George and Elizabeth's Marriage Certificate (14th Oct 1891) gives their address as 24, Talworth Street, Roath, Cardiff . Information received tells me they lodged at the same property after she was widowed. George probably moved to Cardiff from Tredegar to find work. The certificate also shows that 3 years were added to his age, and 2 years taken off Elizabeth's, showing their ages as 23 and 26 respectively. It would seem that eyebrows may have been raised by an 8 year age gap in 1891?

By 1894, George and Elizabeth lived at 20 Blanch Street, Roath, Cardiff, where Thomas George and Henry Charles were born. 1897 records show them in 156 Cyfartha Street, and Seven years later, the 1901 Census states that George was a "Waggon Lifter, of 156 Cyfartha Street, Roath, Cardiff". By 1914, they were living at 21 Deri Road, Cardiff, and George died in 1929, aged 59 at "Derlwyn", Heol Y Nant, Whitchurch Rd, Cardiff, according to his Death Certificate.