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Rev Alfred EDERSHEIM D D [2060]
Mary Elizabeth BROOMFIELD [13144]
(Abt 1825-1866)
Rev Alfred EDERSHEIM [13148]


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1. Lydia Julia Pauline MONTAGU [24406]

Rev Alfred EDERSHEIM [13148]

  • Born: 16 Oct 1858, Old Machar ABD
  • Marriage (1): Lydia Julia Pauline MONTAGU [24406] on 21 Dec 1881 in St Michael Chester Square LND

bullet  General Notes:

At the Free Church Manse, Old Aberdeen, on the 17th inst, Mrs Edersheim of a son.
Stonehaven Journal Thursday, 21 October 1858.

Alfred Edersheim
Birth year1858
Father's first name(s)Alfred
Father's last nameEdersheim
Mother's first name(s)Mary
Mother's last nameBroomfield
PlaceOld Machar

A cricket match was played here on Saturday, . . . . . Mr A Edersheim, as backstop, distinguished himself by not once allowing the ball to escape him. . . . . .
Western Gazette Friday 4 July 1879.

December 21, at St Michael's, Chester Square, by the Rev S Gillum, Rector of Millbrooke, Ampthill, assisted by the Rev Canon Fleming, BD, Vicar, and the Rev W H G Mann, MA, Alfred Edersheim, Esq, only son of the Rev Dr Edersheim, Vicar of Loders, Dorset, to L J Pauline Montagu older daughter of J M P Montagu, Esq, DL, of Downe Hall, Bridport, Dorset.
Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette Thursday, 29 December 1881.

Ordination at Gloucester Cathedral.
The Lord Bishop of this dioceses held an ordination in Gloucester Cathedral on Sunday morning. The following gentlemen were admitted to holy orders:
Deacons . . . . . Alfred Edersheim, BA, Pembroke College, Cambridge. . . . .
After the ordination the following were licensed to curacies . . . . . Rev A Edersheim to Huntley . . . . .
Gloucester Journal Saturday, 30 September 1882.

Bell Ringing. A date touch, consisting of 1894 changes of grand sire doubles, was rung on the bells of the Parish Church last week. The ringers were: Treble, F Ruck; 2nd, Rev A Edersheim; 3rd E Ryelands; 4th C Turner (conductor); 5th John Dobbins.
Gloucester Citizen Monday, 22 January 1894

The Elopement Of a Rector.
Once a Curate in Leeds.
At a meeting recently held the creditors of the Rev Alfred Endersheim, rector of Blaisdon, a picturesque village between Ross and Gloucester, it was stated that that gentleman, who was a married man with a wife and children, had eloped with the daughter of a neighbouring squire, and was now on his way to America. He had left a letter which stated that he had led an unhappy life and Blaisdon. He gave instructions that the farm stock, etc, was to be sold to pay the creditors with, and after consideration the meeting decided to instruct a Gloucester firm of auctioneers to dispose of the property. According to "Crockford" the Rev Alfred Edersheim is a Cambridge graduate, and was ordained deacon in 1882 and priest in 1884. He held curacies at Huntley, Gloucestershire and in Suffolk, Leeds, and Leicestershire, and was appointed rector of Blaisdon in 1890. The gross income of the living is put down at L172 and the net at L112 and a house: the population is given as 150.
Yorkshire Evening Post Monday 17 February 1896.

General District News.
Rector And the Squire's Daughter.
Divorce Follows an Elopement.
The elopement of a Gloucestershire county rector with a young lady parishioner was described during the hearing of the case in the Divorce Court on Monday. The runaway pair were the Rev Alfred von Edersheim, clerk in holy orders, formerly Rector of Blaisdon, Forest of Dean, and Miss Stubs, who resided with her father and Blaisdon Hall. (The family of Stubs is associated with the ecclesiastical affairs of Blaisdon, the living having been in their gift.) These two went to New Zealand from Blaisdon in 1896, and a new director was appointed.
The petitioner, Mrs Lydia Julia Pauline von Edersheim, married Mr von Edersheim in 1881. The wedding took place at St Michael's Pimlico, Mr von Edersheim being then a divinity student. He was ordained at Gloucester in 1882 and was subsequently appointed to the curacy of Huntley. After holding various curacies he was preferred to the living of St Michael Blaisdon.
Mr Crawford Cree, who appeared for the petitioner, stated there had been three children of the marriage. Mrs von Edersheim gave evidence in support of counsel's statement. She said that after the marriage she and her husband lived together in Gloucester. At the time he was studying for holy orders, and in 1882 he was ordained. They had lived at different places in Gloucestershire, and in 1891 they went to Blaisdon where he became rector. She had, while there, to complain of his behaviour with reference to some young ladies, and in January 1896 he left her, and she received a letter from him.
Counsel at this point said that the letter complained that the writer "could not bear it any longer" and contained instructions as to the disposal of his property.
The President. (To Mrs von Edersheim) this letter puts the blame on you. What do you say? - It was not so
Counsel. You had some trouble because of his friendship with ladies?
The witness was understood to reply that there were two ladies who were sisters.
Continuing her story, Mrs von Edersheim said that she was unable to find out whither her husband had gone. Mr Stubs told her that his daughter had also left home. In 1903 witness heard that Mr von Edersheim was in New Zealand. She wrote to him to ask him to assist in the education of her son, and he replied that he was unable to do so. The letter was signed in the name of Gibson. Last year she heard that he had returned to England.
A lawyer's clerk described how he found Mr von Edersheim in the smoking room of the Hotel Victoria, London. The witness addressed him as "Mr von Edersheim," and he did not deny the identity. Mr von Edersheim admitted that he was staying with "Mrs Gibson" at Regency Square, Brighton. He said that he did not wish the address to be known, so that the scandal might be avoided. He was passing under the name of "Gibson."
After a parlourmaid in the service of "Mr and Mrs Gibson" at Brighton had given evidence, a decree nisi was granted.
Gloucestershire Echo Tuesday 19th of February 1907.


bullet  Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Free Church Manse Old Machar Aberdeenshire. Alfred is shown as a son unmarried aged 2 born old Machar Aberdeenshire 1859.

2. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Blaisdon GLS. Albert is recorded as head of house married aged 35 the rector of Blaisdon born Scotland.


Alfred married Lydia Julia Pauline MONTAGU [24406] [MRIN: 8793], daughter of J M P MONTAGU D L [24414] and Unknown, on 21 Dec 1881 in St Michael Chester Square LND. (Lydia Julia Pauline MONTAGU [24406] was born about 1855 in Boulogne-sur-Mer France and died on 21 Dec 1926 in Fleet Hampshire.)

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