Many thanks for reply. My john richard edwards is a diffrent john to yours. Although mine was born newtown abt 1873/74 he married mary ann mills from tipton staffs bn abt 1878. He died in trefonen oswestry shropshire in 1953. His fathers name was john but have no further info on his mum or dads places of birth etc. I seem to have thought your john was linked to me. Thankyou for the info on your john helped me alot to clear the confusion up.