Name: Thomas EDGAR Recorder of Ipswich, and Reader of Gray's Inn 1 2
Change Date: 02 SEP 2017
Note: Reader of Gray's Inn, 15 Charles II (1664).
'Genealogical collections concerning the Scottish House of Edgar'
Education: Appears on the Gray's Inn Admission Register: Thomas Edgar, son of Lionel E., of Ipswich, Suffolk, gent. 11 AUG 1619 4
Death: 12 APR 1692 1
From the PREFATORY NOTE:
EDGAR is an old and peculiar surname. One might suppose that even at the present day it would be common, at any rate about large cities, and in those districts whose characteristics are still, to a certain extent, more especially Saxon. When, however, we come to inquire narrowly, and refer to Directories, we find it of rare occurrence. For example, if we take the diocese of Winchester, and run over the index of Wills in its Probate Court from 1498 down to the present time, or, at least to the close of last century, among numerous Saxon names, that of Edgar occurs but thrice ; and in two of these Wills, oddly enough, we meet with the same corrupt spelling of the name which, in the contemporaneous registers of the northern kingdom was so prevalent.
In England, an ancient family of the name settled in Berkshire at an early period. That and the Edgar family in Suffolk may have had a common ancestor; and it may not be saying too much to suggest their descent from one or other of the Edgars who appear in the pedigrees of the Saxon Earls of Northumbria.
From the chapter
EDGARS IN ENGLAND
Although no connection appears to exist between the Edgars of Ipswich and those derived from Wedderlie, it is curious that in a letter of the Secretary James Edgar to his nephew, he recommends the latter, not to omit visiting his namesake at Ipswich. It is, therefore, evident that must he recognised some common origin. If any such origin can be suggested, it must date back to the thirteenth century at the latest.
The following narrative concerning the Edgars of Glenham and Ipswich, in the county of Suffolk, is transcribed from the family register of the house, commenced in 1641 by Thomas Edgar, Esq., of North Glenham.
"This register, coming to my - this 7th day of December, 1734, is a transcript of my mother, Mrs. Mary Edgar, widow, and relict of Thomas Edgar, Esq., my father, Recorder, therein transcribed for perpetuity.
“Philip Powle was born 24th February, 1582, and am 49, if live to the 24th February, 1631.
“Mary Powle, my wife, was born 2 day of December, 1590 if she lives to the 2nd day of December 1631, she will be 41 years old.
"Our daughter, Mary Powle, was born 27 December, 1616, if she lives to the 27 December, she will be 15 years old.
"1. Philip Edgar, eldest child of Thomas Edgar Esq. and Mary his wife, was born at Muzell Hill in the parish of Hansey in the county of Middlesex 29 day of July 1636 after 3 in the afternoon, and baptized 5 August in my house. Philip died of a dropsy, 21 June 1654 at 6 at night buried in the Tower Chancel in Ipswich on Sunday 23 Jan. 1654.
"2. Thomas, 2nd son of Thomas and Mary Edgar was born in St. Thomas the Apostle, London, Monday, 1st October 1638, ¼ past 7 in the morning. Baptized 10th October, died of a consumption 25 May 1641, buried in the parish church of St. Mary Aldermanbury, London.
"3. Mary Edgar, 3rd child or eldest daughter born Sept. 19, 1641, ¼ before 6 at night, baptized on the 29th of the same month at St. Mary Tower in Ipswich, she died of the rickets, May 24 1643, buried in St. Mary Tower church 26 May 1643.
"4. Elisabeth Edgar, 4th child and 2nd daughter, born Wednesday Feb. 15 1642, at ½ past 10 in the morning, baptized last day of Feb 1642, in Tower Church, died of a consumption 8 o'clock at night 19 June 1659. Buried 21 June 1659 in the Tower Church, Ipswich.
"5. Thomas Edgar, 5th child and 3rd son, born Wednesday 13 March 1646 at ½ past 9 at night in the Tower parish and died at the Red House in St. Margaret's Parish. He was baptized 21 May, 1646, and buried in St. Mary Tower church 6 Dec 1677, of small-pox.
"6. Robert Edgar, 6th child, born Saturday 27th April 1650, ¼ of an hour before 12 at noon, in Tower parish, baptized in my hands in the same church 30 of April 1650, died of small-pox 30 of June.
"7. Devereux Edgar, 5th son and 7th child, born Monday Oct. 20 1651 at 11 at noon in Tower parish Ipswich, baptized 28 of same month in Tower Church Ipswich, which said Devereux, by the blessing of Almighty God, is the transcriber of these births and burials, without the assistance of any artificial optics, being in the 84th year of my age.
"8. Mary Edgar, 8th child and 3rd daughter, was born on Sunday 21 May 1654, at a ¼ before 9 at night, and was baptized the next day, being Monday (in my house) the 22nd, and died of a looseness and vomiting 17 April 1661, at 5 in the morning and buried in St Mary Tower chancel 18 April 1661.
"9. Katherine Edgar, the 9th child and 4th daughter, was born on Thursday, the 8th of June 1656, at 8 o'clock in the afternoon, and was baptized the same day at my house in Tower parish, by Mr. Frensham, minister of the same parish ; she died single, 10 November 1718, aged 63, buried in the chancel of the parish of St. Mary Tower, in the vault, there built by my brother, Dev. Edgar, Esq.
"10. Frances Edgar, the 10th child, born on Monday 23rd August 1659 at 7 at night, baptized the 26th by Mr. Beek, vicar of St. Margaret's Ipswich. The said Frances was cut for the stone in the bladder 24 December 1667 by Mr. Robert Gouling, chirurgeon, in the presence of the Right Honourable Leicester, Viscount Hereford, and old Dr. Wollaston. The stone when taken from her weighed one ounce and half. She was eight years and four months of age when cut, and lived after cutting all her life after in good health without pain or any stoppage or difficulty of urine, and died at St. Mary Tower parish, in Grimstone House, and buried in a vault in the South East side of the Chancel of the Church of the parish, in the vault which Devereux Edgar Esq. made for a repository or conservatory for the family of the Edgars, which said Frances died single, 6th day of April in the 76th year of her age, and was buried the 19th of June." 3
Father: Lionel EDGAR of Ipswich
Mother: Catherine GLASSCOCK
Mary POWELL b: 27 DEC 1616
- Note: Issue ten children, only four of whom survived to adulthood. 1
- Philip EDGAR b: 29 JUL 1636 in Muswell Hill, Hornsey, Middlesex
- Thomas EDGAR b: 01 OCT 1638 in London
- Mary EDGAR b: 19 SEP 1641
- Elizabeth EDGAR b: 15 FEB 1642
- Thomas EDGAR b: 13 MAR 1645/46
- Robert EDGAR b: 27 APR 1650
- Devereux EDGAR b: 20 OCT 1651
- Mary EDGAR b: 21 MAY 1654
- Katherine EDGAR b: 08 JUN 1656
- Frances EDGAR b: 23 AUG 1659
- Title: Burke's
Page: Burke's Landed Gentry 1858, p.335
- Title: The Gentleman's Magazine
Abbrev: Gentleman's Magazine
Page: Vol 62, Part 1 p.523
- Title: Book
Page: Genealogical collections concerning the Scottish House of Edgar
Grampian Club, London 1873
- Title: The Register of Admissions to Gray's Inn, 1521-1889
Abbrev: Gray's Inn Admissions
Author: Compiler: Joseph Foster
Publication: Hansard Publishing Union, London, 1889
Page: p.142, folio 715