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Hagar Freeth [fh.]

Hagar Freeth was the second child of Noah Freeth & Ann Robinson born Oct-December 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 c1867 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.

Hagar died in July-September 1953, aged 84, her death being registered at Wednesbury, Staffs.

The children of Hagar Freeth & George Edwards were:

fh. George Edwards born c1888 at West Bromwich
fh. Ann Edwards born c1890 at West Bromwich
fh. Job Edwards born c1891 at Birmingham, Warks
fh. Arthur Edwards born c1893 at West Bromwich
fh. Esther Edwards born April-June 1896 at Pilsley, Derbyshire
fh. Noah Edwards born Oct-December 1898 at West Bromwich

fh.  Joseph Edwards born c1903 at Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall, Staffs
fh.  Daisy Edwards born Jan-March 1907 at Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall, Staffs
fh.  Lily Edwards born April-June 1909 at Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall, Staffs
fh.  Daniel Edwards born Oct-December 1910 at Heath End, Pelsall, Walsall, Staffs


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