Edward Dewsbury was the second of the ten children of William Dewsbury, and his wife Elizabeth Cook of the fenland hamlet of Barway close to the village of Soham in Cambridgeshire, England.
Edward worked as a farmer in the Cambridgeshire land around Soham and Wilburton.
He married a woman named Sarah (whose maiden name remains elusive) at Wilburton, Cambridgeshire and together they had ten children - nine daughters, and one son between about 1795 and 1816, with only one child (Edith) known to have died in infancy.
Edward pre-deceased his wife by eight years in 1836.
- Circa 1770 at Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.
- 7th October 1770 at St. Andrew's Church, Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.
- Sarah (1771-1844) before 1795, presumably in Cambridgeshire, England.
- Elizabeth Dewsbury (1795-?)
- Frances Dewsbury (1770-1836) married William Chapman (17??-?)
- Sarah Dewsbury (1799-?)
- Edith Dewsbury (1801)
- Ede Dewsbury (1802-?)
- Mary Dewsbury (1806-?)
- Ann Dewsbury (1809-?)
- William Dewsbury (1811-1885) married Rebecca Lythell (1821-1889)
- Rebecca Dewsbury (1814-?)
- Rachel Dewsbury (1816-?)
Census and Residence
- 1835: 65yrs, Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England.
- 1814: Farmer
- During June 1836 at Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 66 years.
- 18th June 1836 at St. Peter's Church, Wilburton in Cambridgeshire, England.