Thanks for the info.
I'll look into offspring of Walter when I get home.
On the 1881 Census He appears (age 26) with Kate (age 25) and two children Earnest (age 2) and Tom (age 1)
I was unaware of other siblings however (except William now)
Also note that his mother Charlotte (Nee Smith) was living next door as a widow.
Does anyone have any clearer information on Kate, wife of Walter. He maiden name seems in doubt. She is variously recorded as White, Wood and West, individually or in various double barrelled forms. The same query for her parents too.(I'm sure you have worked this one out Fran)
How come James was born in Sunderland. His father William must have moved there, probably for work, but it seems a long way from Donnington in Gloucestershire. Do we know his occupation?
And Rose, yes I would be interested in the Coat of Arms, though I feel a bit dubious about it. All our ancestors seem to have been farm workers (e.g. Walter above is recorded as a general labourer). And I feel sure that such could not acquire a coat of arms. There is a Coat of Arms for the Irish Edgeworths of course, but we have no proof of a link.
Thanks Rose and all who read this