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Edmund Sturge

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1808 Born in Olveston, son of Joseph Sturge (1763–1817), a farmer and grazier, and his wife, Mary Marshall (d. 1819) of Alcester, Warwickshire. His brothers included Joseph Sturge, Charles Sturge and John Sturge

Edmund joined his brother John Sturge in business, after completing his schooling. The firm traded under the name John and E. Sturge.

1830s Actively supported Joseph Sturge's campaign to abolish slavery

1841 Married Lydia Albright, daughter of William and Rachel Albright of Charlbury. Lydia was also active in supporting the Anti-slavery movement and other good causes.

1841 Living in Edgbaston, Edmund Sturge 30, chemist, with Lydia Sturge 30, and (her sister) Hannah Albright 25[1]

1842 Edmund's brother-in-law, Arthur Albright, joined the business. He later founded Albright and Wilson

1862 Edmund and Lydia Sturge travelled to Montserrat and spent a year developing the growing of limes. This enterprise later became the Montserrat Lime Juice company, of which Edmund Sturge was a Director until his death. Their son, Edmund John and daughter, Edith were also involved in the running of the Montserrat estates.

1867 Edmund and Lydia moved to Charlbury.

1876 Edmund retired from business but continued his work on slavery and other good causes

1892 Lydia died

1893 Edmund died

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  • [1] Wikipedia
  • Quaker Published Memorials, 1818-1919