The Children of Edward Rogers, the Tailor of Chester Street



Edward Rogers was born 30 July 1790 in Wrexham, he was the son of William Rogers and Mary. On 30 December 1830 he married Elizabeth Eyland at Walsall, Staffordshire. By 1835 Edward was in Charles Street and was advertising his business in the Pigots Directory.

Their children were Dorah born 1833, Elizabeth Eyland baptised 14 June 1837, William b 1839 died 1869, Mary b 1841 died 1842 and Harriet born 13 November 1848.

The family lived in Charles Street for many years, Edward had his tailors and woolen drapers business there until his death on 15 May 1865 at his home. He had gone to bed as usual at about 10.30 pm, but on reaching the top of the stairs he missed hold of the handrail and lost his balance.  He fell to the bottom and severely banged his head, the doctor was called for but Edward died a couple of hours later. He is buried in the Old Ruthin Road Cemetery. He was a wealthy man.

His son William Eyland had taken over the business at Charles Street, he had married on the 6th October 1868 at Walsall, to Elizabeth Eyland the youngest daughter of Charles Eyland, Esq., Hill View, Walsall. Sadly William died on 22 May 1869, also in Charles Street.  

He would also have been buried in the Old Cemetery, his widow Elizabeth was with her brother and his family in Walsall by 1871.

Elizabeth and her daughters moved to Wynnstay Place, 2 King Street, which is still standing.  Number 1 was a private ladies school for many years. Elizabeth snr died on 7 July 1880, she left a personal estate of under £4000.

In 1881 only sisters Elizabeth and Harriet were still in 2 King Street. The sisters were very pretty, but never married.

Elizabeth died on 5 May 1887 at Wynnstay Place, she was 48.

Harriet only had a companion there with her in 1891, she later moved to 2 Belgrave Road and by 1911 to 8 Fairy Road where she died on 17 May 1923 after living there for quite a long time.   The sisters are buried together next to their brother Edward Eyland Rogers and his first wife.

Researched by Annette Edwards. Many thanks to Deborah Smith for the family photos. April 2019.

J-02729 Wrexham Cemetery 14/03/2019

Grave ref: Wrexham Cemetery J-02729

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