Hagar Freeth was the second child of Noah Freeth & Ann Robinson born November 11th, 1868 at West Bromwich.
In 1871 Hagar (Agar in census) was living with her parents & 2 brothers at Albert St, West Bromwich.
By 1881 the family had moved to 51 Mount Pleasant St, West Bromwich & Hagar now had 4 brothers & 2 sisters.
Hagar married George Edwards on December 25th, 1887 at St John the Evangelist, West Bromwich. Both George & Hagar made their mark. Witnesses at the wedding were Eliza & William Felton. George was born June 11th, 1867 at Moxley, Staffs, the son of Anne & William Edwards, a collier.
In 1891 Hagar & George were living at Colliery Cottages, Perry Barr, Handsworth, Staffs. They were lodging with Mary & John Smith, a coal miner. George was also a coal miner. They had 2 children – George (3) & Ann (1).
By 1901 they had moved to High Heath, Walsall Wood, Handsworth & George was described as a coal miner hewer. In addition to George & Ann they now had Job (9), Arthur (7), Esther (5) & Noah (2).
In 1911 Hagar & George were living at Victor St, Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall & George was a coal miner Stallman. Sons George, Job & Arthur also worked at the coal mine as horse drivers. Also at home were Esther, Noah, Joseph (7), Daisy (4), Lily (2) & Daniel (5 months). It was noted on the census that they had had 12 children, only 10 of whom were still alive.
The 1939 register shows Hagar & George living at 6 Victor St, Aldridge, Staffs. George was now retired & with them was son Daniel, a builders labourer. Living next door was son Noah, a coal miner, and his wife Gladys & family.
Hagar died in July-September 1953, aged 84, her death being registered at Wednesbury, Staffs.
The children of Hagar Freeth & George Edwards were:
fh.126.96.36.199.11.2.1 George Edwards born April-June 1888 at West Bromwich
fh.188.8.131.52.11.2.2 Ann Edwards born April-June 1889 at West Bromwich
fh.184.108.40.206.11.2.3 Job Edwards born Oct-December 1891 at Birmingham, Warks
fh.220.127.116.11.11.2.4 Arthur Edwards born Jan-March 1894 at West Bromwich
fh.18.104.22.168.11.2.5 Esther Edwards born April-June 1896 at Pilsley, Derbyshire
fh.22.214.171.124.11.2.6 Noah Edwards born September 5th, 1898 at West Bromwich
fh.126.96.36.199.11.2.7 Daniel Edwards born July-September 1901 at Walsall; died 1901 at Walsall
fh.188.8.131.52.11.2.8 Joseph Edwards born Oct-December 1903 at Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall, Staffs
fh.184.108.40.206.11.2.9 Daisy Edwards born Jan-March 1907 at Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall, Staffs
fh.220.127.116.11.11.2.10 Lily Edwards born April-June 1909 at Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall, Staffs
fh.18.104.22.168.11.2.11 Daniel Edwards born October 1st, 1910 at Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall, Staffs