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Dr Robert EDWARDS of Antigua [4804]
Catherine JULIUS [4805]

Jane Smith EDWARDS [686]


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1. William JULIUS [685]

Jane Smith EDWARDS [686]

  • Born: 15 Feb 1733/34, Antigua
  • Baptised: 17 Mar 1733/34, St Peters Basseterre St Kitts WI
  • Marriage (1): William JULIUS [685] about 1753 in Recorded In London
  • Died: 27 Jun 1823 aged 89
  • Buried: 3 Jul 1823, Bunhill Fields Burial Grounds Bristol GLS

bullet  General Notes:

Baptisms St Peter Basseterre St Kits
1734 Mar 17 Jane Smith dau of Catherine and Robert Edwards aged 6 weeks.
C Vol 1 pg 158

Laft Friday the wife of William Julius Efq., was fafely delivered of Twins, a Son (sic) and a Daughter, at his Seat at Holthoufe, near Oakingham in Berkfhire, and all are extremely well.
London Chronicle 16-18 Aug 1757 pg 2.

12 August the Lady of William Julius Esq of a son and a daughter.
Gentleman's Magazine 1757 vol. XXVII p 386.

On Friday laft the Lady of William Julius, Esq. was fafely delivered of a fon at his seat near Reading in Berkfhire
The Daily Register of Commerce and Intelligence 19 Aug 1761

Yefterday morning the Lady of William Julius, Esq. was fafely delivered of a fon, at his houfe in Wimpole-ftreet, Cavendish-fquare.
Gazette and New Daily Advertifer Tuesday 18 Jun 1765

Jane was an Executor of the Will of John Calfe probated 13 April 1805

At Bristol, June 27 aged 100, Mrs Jane Smyth (sic) Julius, relict of the late William Julius, Esq. of Mansion Estate St Christopher's.
Jacksons Oxford Journal 12 Jul 1823 also Gentlemans Mag. Vol 2 Pg 93.

Probate July 1823
Last will and testament of Jane Smith Julius widow at present living in Pritchard Street parish of St. Paul Bristol to be buried in the churchyard of the parish in which I may happen to die with as little expense as may be.
No 15 Pritchard Street to my dau Jane Smith Julius and her assigns for life and after her death to my Grandaughter Emily Julius dau of my son George Charles Julius and her heirs assigns etc.
To my said son George Charles Julius a ring to the value of 5 guineas as a token of affection he is well provided for, my dau Jane Smith Julius's income is considerably reduced in consequence of a change in public affairs, therefore all my residue to said dau who is made sole executor.
Signed Jane Smith Julius 1 March 1822. Witness Caroline Ford and a Bristol Solicitor and his Clerk.
Prob 11 1673 fol. 416; IR26 - 959 fol. 752. Duty 1% of Three hundred & fifty three pounds eight shillings and five pence. Equals three pounds ten shillings and eight pence.
Copy on file.

Bunhill Fields Burial Grounds
Jane Smith Julius age 89 of Pritchard St St Pauls July 3rd 1823 No FG27, 3 Feet, Cost L3/3/0
I hereby certify that the above is a true extract or copy of the Register Book of Burial belonging to Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, in Redcross Street, in the Parish of St Philip & Jacob, in the City of Bristol, as examined and compared therewith, this 19th Day of August 1926.
H.S. Allen

Picture St Kitts Record Office courtesy Caroline Macpherson 2013.

bullet  Research Notes:

Jane was thought a Welsh heiress, first cousin of Sir Charles Morgan of Tredegar Park. (Family lore unsubstantiated)

John Hill writes 2009
I am as sure as I can be that Jane Smith Julius (nee Edwards) was the daughter of a Dr. Robert Edwards and his wife Catherine JULIUS (nee Smith). Dr Robert Edwards was a medical practitioner in Antigua where Jane was born, and maybe also in St Kitts where he died on 3 Sept 1762 in Basseterre; on his gravestone is engraved "chirurgeon" and the records confirm this. I have not yet been able to find out his parentage, and the nearest I got was a certain Rev. William Edwards , a clergyman in Shropshire who had a son named Robert who was born in 1700 and went to Wadham College, Oxford in 1717. I am trying to find out where he studied medicine.

1848 Bunhill Fields, Redcross Street
Burials discontinued except to members of the tabernacle congregation and only one body in each grave and no burials with five yards of a building.


bullet  Other Records

1. Jane Smith Julius: Burial, 3 Jul !823, Bunhill Fields Burial Grounds Bristol GLS.


Jane married William JULIUS [685] [MRIN: 213], son of William JULIUS of Basseterre [687] and Frances (Anne) Mary CHARLES [688], about 1753 in Recorded In London. (William JULIUS [685] was born on 12 Nov 1726 in St Kitts (Reg In London), died on 18 Feb 1780 in London. and was buried on 22 Feb 1780 in St Paul Covent Garden.)

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