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Francis Robert Edward

M, #171, b. 1897, d. 6 December 1965
Last Edited: 1 Nov 2020
1st July 1950 St Paul's Church, Nethergate, Dundee
  • Birth*: Francis Robert Edward was born in 1897 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Irene Alma Gillies in 1926 at Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; GROS Oct 2006.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Francis Robert Edward married Wilhelmina Scott Ford, daughter of William Scott Ford and Margaret Scott Key, in April 1945 at Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland, .2,3
  • (Deceased) Death*: Francis Robert Edward died on 6 December 1965 at 173 St Vincent Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , Title     Mr
    First name(s)     Francis Robert
    Last name     Edward
    Age     68
    Birth year     1897
    Birth place     Broughty Ferry
    Death year     1965
    Residence     173 St Vincent Street
    Periodical     Dundee Courier & Telegraph Obituaries 1869-2018
    Publication year     1965
    Publication date     07 Dec 1965
    Place     Dundee
    County     Forfarshire (Angus)
    Country     Scotland
    Volume     6
    Page     248
    Record set     Scotland, Newspaper Death Reports & Obituaries
    Category     Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Subcategory     Parish Burials
    Collections from     Great Britain, Scotland.4
  • Obituary: The obituary of Francis Robert Edward was was published on 7 December 1965. Tuesday, December 7, 1965.
    Death of Dundee jeweller
    One of Broughty Ferry's best known residents died at home yesterday, after an illness lasting a few weeks.
    He was Mr Francis Robert Edward, of 173 St Vincent Street, who worked in Dundee as a jeweller for 50 years.
    Born and bred in Broughty, Mr Edward was educated at Grove Academy before taking up his career with Ramsay's, Reform Street,
    In 1948 he went into business on his own at 10 Reform Street, until his retiral last March.
    Mr Edward, who was 68, was well known in yachting circles.
    He was a past president of Broughty Boating Club and in 1938 was elected an honorary life member in recognition of 25 years' service. He was also an office-bearer of the Royal Tay Yacht Club.
    Golf was another favourite of Mr Edward's. He was a past captain and match secretary of Broughty Golf Club, Monifieth.
    He is survived by his wife and two daughters, one by his previous marriage.4
  • DeathofSpouse*: In 1943 Francis's wife died.
  • Photograph*: Wilhelmina Scott Ford and Francis Robert Edward are in this photograph taken on 1 July 1950 at St Paul's Church, Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .5
    1st July 1950, St Pauls' Church, Nethergate, Dundee


  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS [Oct 2006].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory Marriage 1945 Broughty Ferry, ref 282/5 28 no image [Nov 2020].
  3. [S40] From JB [Jul 2020].
  4. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    Scotland, Newspaper Death Reports & Obituaries collection Dundee Courier & Advertiser [Nov 2020].
  5. [S133] Interview with unknown informant (unknown informant address). Unknown repository (unknown repository address), CNM DGA Wedding Album [1950].