Edward was born on 18 May 1825 at Manchester, Lancashire, to parents Edward, a spinner, and Sarah. He was baptised on 3 July 1825 at Oldham Street Wesleyan Chapel, Manchester.
He married Emma Challingworth (1828-1870) in the summer of 1853 at Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Census returns identify five children.
- Caroline Sarah (1857-1924) – a teacher (1881); married John Parry, an accountant, in 1886
- Susannah (b abt1859)
- George Edward (1863-1929) – a teacher (1881); a Congregational minister (1901)
- Annie (b abt1865)
- Harriet Emily (b1867)
Edward died on 11 October 1899 at Solihull, Warwickshire. He was buried at Gomersal, Yorkshire.
- 1849 Burland
- 1851 Brierley Hill
- 1853 Sandbach
- 1854 disappears
- 1857 Market Weighton (Congregational minister)
- 1861 Tipton
- 1865 Birstall
- 1879 South Cave
- 1885 retired
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Surman index id 7589; id6579 (George Edward)
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers