Mary Edgar 1854-1934

FatherHalbert James (I)
MotherMargret Burgess
Date of Birth27th. May 1854
Place of BirthHarrow, Victoria, Australia (map)
Date of Death1934
Place of DeathCasterton, Victoria, Australia (map)
SpouseJohn James Badams
Date of Marriage1874
Place of MarriageVictoria, Australia
First ChildMargaret Rose
Second ChildIsabella Catherine
Third ChildElizabeth May
Forth ChildMary Christina
Fifth ChildFanny Elizabeth
Sixth ChildEdith May
Seventh ChildWilliam Halbert
Eighth ChildJohn Robert

Relationship to me: Great, Great Aunt.

John James Badams was born in 1834 in Birmingham, England to parents William born (abt) 1797 and Catherine Powell born (abt) 1805, and he died in 1909.

As was the norm with this branch of the Edgar family, Mary and John’s children were born in one place, Harrow near Edenhope, and it appears they remained in the district all their lives.  All accessible Registry records show Birth, Marriage and Death as being in Victoria.

Mary and John are both interred in the Casterton Cemetery.

Margaret Rose was born on 2nd. December 1874 and married Mr. Robert Cox in 1892 . Margaret died on 15th. March 1937. Both she and Robert are buried in the Casterton Cemetery.

Isabella Catherine was born on 23rd August 1876 and in 1907 married Mr. John Alex Hodges. Isabella passed away in 1967.

Elizabeth May was born 2nd. May 1878 and died 19th. March 1881.

Mary Christina was born on 21st. June 1880 and married Mr. George F. Jordan in 1913. She passed on in 1960. Both are also interred in Casterton Cemetery.

Fanny Elizabeth was born in 10th. May 1883 and died in Victoria in 1948 apparently unwed. Then came,

Edith May and,

William Halbert was born on 6th. January 1888 and as another example of possible errors in the records.  Williams birth registration shows his second name as Halvert.

John Robert was born 1892 at Casterton.

A list of headstones can be found using this link.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ausvsac/Casterton.htm