14 Mar 1802
Edward was born in 1802. Genealogy records available through LDS resources show him dying the next year, but I have found nothing in the local records or temple records of his relatives to support it.
There are census entries of an Edward Giles living in Goudhurst for several decades. The age of the individual jumps around, but is usually too young for our Edward. Still, the birthplace is suitable, the age is within range, Edward is a servant and worker like many of his relatives, and in 1841 he lived next door to the family of George Giles, a likely candidate for our Edward’s brother.
David King Udall believed in 1877 that Edward had died.
Parish Records for
Edward son of Edward & Sarah Giles, christened 14 Mar 1802
1841 Census District 4,
Edward Giles 30, born Kent, trade "M - S" (M - L?)
Note: Even though Edward is listed as nine years too young, this entry is still appealing because next door is household of George Giles. Our Edward had a brother George, though this George is also listed as six years younger than Edward's brother. Edward lived in household of Ann Vonsden, a farmer, at Hen Green. Trade might mean Manual Servant or Manual Laborer.
Name: Edward Giles
Year of Registration: 1843
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
Note: Brides on page were Mary Sophia Hickmott, Sarah Morris
1851 Census District 1a,
Edward Giles servant 45, born
Note: Lived in household of William and Mary Amsden, farmer with 98 acres, at Hen Green Farm.
1861 Census District 4,
Edward Giles servant 50, born
Note: Lived in household of Lawrence Thurgood and
wife Jane, “farmer 93 acres employs 4 men 2 boys” at
1871 Census District 3,
Edward Giles boarder, 57, born
Note: Lived in household of John F. Thurgood a merchant’s clerk, and wife Ann. Address on census form is blank; previous entry is for Mann House
Edward Giles Jr., born Goudhurst, Kent, England, bap 11 Sep 1877 by David King Udall, grand cousin
Note: David King would have been his "Grand" cousin, since David King's father David was his cousin. We would call them first cousins once removed.
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