Edward Charles Croasdell and Emily Gilchrist

Edward Charles Croasdell was born on 31st January 1867 at 1 Upper Jackson Street in Hulme, Manchester, the eldest son of Edward Simpson Croasdell, described as an Estate Agent on his son's birth certificate, and Eliza Turner. The family were at the same address in the 1871 census but 10 years later they had moved to 61 Embden Street to live with, or possibly just to visit, Eliza's mother, although Edward senior was not with them and his whereabouts hasn't been traced. In 1888 Edward Charles married Emily Gilchrist who had been born in Pendleton about 1869. By 1891 Edward and Emily had moved and established themselves in Newcastle on Tyne at 76 Thorpe Street, Elswick. Edward was Manager of a Boot Shop and their first child, another Edward Simpson who had been born in Salford, was with them. Also there on census night were George Corrigan, with his wife Margaret and child, all born in the Manchester area. George was another Boot Shop manager. Edward and Emily had 6 children and over the first few years moved house fairly often. From Newcastle they went to Leicester, then back to Salford and in 1901 were to be found in Monton, Eccles, in Lancashire, by which time Edward Charles had been promoted to Inspector of Branch Boot Shops. He was described as District Manager at Tyler & Sons Boot Dealers in his son's army documentation. Edward Charles & Emily's 6 children were


Edward Charles died on 26 May 1914 aged 47 leaving an estate worth £766 15s 3d. His address at the time was 3 Oakhurst Terrace, Longbenton, Northumberland and the death was registered (as Charles Edward Croasdell) in Tynemouth in the June quarter. Emily and brothers Art and Albert were executors. Emily died in 1935 in Newcastle RD aged 67.

It appears that the male line of this branch of the family died out, at least in England, but I am happy to be proved wrong in this and would love to hear from any descendants, either Croasdells, Holorans or others. Please contact me


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