Norris, Cecilia Maud (1862-1940) and William Henry Edwards (b.1853)

Cecilia Maud Norris

Cecilia Maud Norris (1862-1940) and William Henry Edwards (b.1853)

Cecilia Maud Norris (1862-1940)
Daughter of
Born 1862
Married William Henry Edwards (b.1853) In Bangalore on 14 November 1877

William Henry Edwards (b.1853)

The marriage was unhappy though it produced 9 children. Apparently Cecilia, vowed that her two daughters would not go through the same ordeal as herself and consequently neither daughter married. Cecilia also thought that the wives of her sons were not good enough for them. She herself came from a wealthy family and the Norris’ were related to equally wealthy families the Donnes and Scaiffes. The Donnes owned a phaeton and reputedly the children were seen to be playing with bags of gold mohel (coins). Also connected to the Donnes were the Saint Pour Saint family, one of whom was snatched from their garden by a panther.
William and Cecilia had nine children

Cecilia died in 1940


(i)Osmond Henry Edwards (1878-1939) married Muriel Constance O’Leary (1882-1970). They had five children.

(ii)George Malcolm Edwards (1880-1880)

(iii)Maud Cecilia Edwards (b.1881)

(iv)William Lindsay Edwards (1883-1942) married Marie Charlotte Hardaker (1899-1976). They had one child.


Hazel Zoe Lindsay Edwards (1921-1925). Born in Mysore on 3 October 1921 and died in Madras on 24 April 1925.

(v) Richard Charles Edwards (1885-1956) married Evelyn Constance Eagle (1889-1971). They had two children

(vi) George Llewellyn Edwards (1886-1938) married Phoebe Iris O’Doherty. Divorced.  They had one child.


Doreen Daphne Edwards (b.1920) Born in Bangalore on 9 June 1920 who married Maurice George Hardaker (b.30.5.1920) in Bombay on 24 April 1948.  They had two children Gail Lorraine Hardaker (b.10.4.1951) and Rosamond Carlene Hardaker (b.28.1.1956)

(vii)Herbert Pascal Edwards (1889-1965) married Veda Leonora Hardaker (1890-1956). They had four children.


(I)Phyllis Marguerite Edwards (1913-1991), married Edward Poindexter Snead (b.1920). Divorced in 1968. They had three children

(II) Ian Ralph George Edwards (1915-1989) married Phoebe Mary McLeod (b.1921) They had three children.

(III)Colleen Marie Edwards (b.1918) Married William Irby McClaren (1918-1867). They had two children

(IV)Cedric Stuart Michael Edwards (1932-1977) Married Greta Agnes Fox (b.1933).  They had two children.

(viii)Alice Irene Edwards (b.1894). Unmarried.

(ix)Percival Lancelot Edwards (b.189..) Born in India on 4 November 189.. Married Phyllis Jones. They had three children.


Mona Edwards (twins)

Hazel Edwards (twins)

William Edwards

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