Edgar Ernest Clement Postle

#44660, b. 13 March 1874, d. June 1944

Individual's Timeline

Birth13 March 1874Edgar Ernest Clement Postle
Christening18 November 1878Edgar Ernest Clement Postle1
Marr RegMarch 1897Edgar Ernest Clement Postle2
Marriage of DaughterSeptember 1928Elizabeth Jane Postle3
Marriage of SonSeptember 1933Edgar Ernest Postle4
Marriage of DaughterDecember 1934Barbara Selina Postle5
Death RegJune 1944Edgar Ernest Clement Postle6

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 06: Summary and commentary of story in the Yarmouth Independent 27 November 1920

    Ernest Edgar Clement POSTLE sued for divorce by this wife of 23 years. Even though not named, this must be Isabella HENDRY, marriage took place in Sculcoates 1897.

    They had 13 children, 6 still alive in 1920, 3 still young enough to be dependent upon parents.

    According to the court report, they were together in Hull until Mat 1919. Ernest moving to Fraser berg, and allowing his wife £2/10/- per week. He paid for a while, then stopped.

    When the money stopped, Mrs POSTLE, who knew her husband was in Yarmouth, took a job as a fishworker in Yarmouth. Only to find that he was living with another woman.

    She discovered that a birth was registered 7th October 1920 to Ernest Edgar and Charlotte POSTEL formerly ALLISON. This Charlotte was a woman with whom Edgar had been living back in Hull. Charlotte had told Isabella, back in Hull, that she (Charlotte) would do all in her power deprive her (Isabella) of her husband.

    It seems Mrs POSTLE had to get out of Hull rather sharpish, as she had beaten up Charlotte at 3AM one morning. This is born out by a story in the Hull Daily Mail.

    The birth was registered in Yarmouth as Edgar E POSTLE, Dec qtr 1920.

    NOW -----

    Edgar_Ernest is on my web pages, with a lot of queries regarding his wives. Some stuff I have just found, after reading the newspaper -- in 1939 he is with a Mary. He is a mason's labourer, in Hull.

    I would guess the woman Mary above is Elsie M PRECIOUS who married Edgar E POSTLE in Sculcoates in 1933

    I can't find the Edgar who was born in 1920 anywhere under his registered name, or his mother's..
  • Research note 01: Even though married as Edgar William POSTLE and Bella HENDRY they appeared in the 1901 census as Edgar Ernest POSTLE and Isabelle his wife.
  • Research note 02: There is a married Isabella POSTLE in Lanchester Durham in 1911. Husband is NOT with her but 2 daughters are. I have eliminated her as OUR Bella, as she married William Bowey POSTLE in Lanchester in 1890. Note that Durham and Dunbar when written down look very similar, so it is possible our BELLA was from Durham and NOT Scotland.
    * As these 2 Isabella's have a similar birth date, we may confuse the deaths...The Isabella who is NOT ours died in Consett, Durham, in 1961 at the age of 91, and is buried in Blackhill Cemetery.
  • Research note 03: Now we have a real turn up. In 1911 Edgar signed the census form, and indeed filled the whole thing in, as POSTAL. He also got places of birth wrong for the children..
  • Research note 04: 7th April 1920 Isabella and Ernest Edgar POSTLE of 10 Albany Terrace, Liverpool Street, Hull were invovled in a family fracas.

    Hull Daily Mail 7 April 1920.
  • Research note 05: In 1937 an Ernest E POSTLE married Mary Ellis in Hull. There was a death of an Isabella 6 months earlier in Hull, but with the wrong age.

    Refer to email to John Dom - John I may have unearthed a little more. Note that below the name swaps around between Edgar Ernest and Ernest Edgar

    I believe Edgar Ernest died in 1944, and there is a notice in the Hull papers when he died that has him with a remaining brother named George. This fits in with my POSTLE. And we know that one was married to Isabella from Scotland. (Incidentally the death notice indicates his nickname was Shiner)

    A couple of years later there is an anniversary notice in the paper placed by his wife Mary. Definately the same man as it has the exact death date

    I checked free BMD and there is indeed a marriage between Ernest E POSTLE and Mary ELLIS in Dec qtr 1937 -

    I think this can be summed up as.

    (1) Certain the death of Ernest in 1944 is ours as the family fits.
    (2) Certain there was a woman who said she was his wife named Mary
    (3) Marriage found in 1937. Not 'certain' as I have not seen any record that quotes Edgar's parents or age,

    If we take (3) as correct, we should be looking for a death of Isabella before 1937, or a divorce after 1925 (allowing for the rules of separation),

    It is unsure if Isabella stayed in the Hull area (she was born in Scotland remember), but if she did, There is only the one death (June qtr 1937)

    I am in 2 minds about this death. It has the wrong age for our Isabella, and it matches the age of another Isabella who was in Hull in 1911. HOWEVER, our Edgar Ernest remarried in Dcd qtr 1937, which fits in with the death of a previous wife 6 months earlier.

    Please let me know what you think


    ELLIS Mary Postle Hull 9d778 Scan available - click to view Postle Ernest E Ellis Hull 9d778.

Children of Edgar Ernest Clement Postle and Isabella Hendry

Child of Edgar Ernest Clement Postle and Charlotte Allison

  • Edgar E Postle

Citations

  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     13 Mar 1874
    BaptismDate     18 Nov 1878
    Forename     Edgar Ernest Clement
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     George
    MotherForename     Catherine Isabel
    FatherSurname     POSTLE
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     Yarmth
    FatherOccupation     Butcher
    Notes     
    FileNumber     18890.
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, HENDRY      Bella            Sculcoates      9d     213.
  3. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Civil Registration event: Marriage
    MarriageFinder: Elizabeth J Postle married Herbert E Cox
    Name:      POSTLE, Elizabeth J
    Registration district:      Sculcoates
    County:      Yorkshire
    Year of registration:      1928
    Quarter of registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep
    Spouse's last name:      Cox
    Volume no:      9D
    Page no:      293
         
    Name:      COX, Herbert E
    Registration district:      Sculcoates
    County:      Yorkshire
    Year of registration:      1928
    Quarter of registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep
    Spouse's last name:      Postle
    Volume no:      9D
    Page no:      2939.
  4. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Civil Registration event: Marriage
    MarriageFinder: Edgar E Postle married Elsie M Precious
    Name:      POSTLE, Edgar E
    Registration district:      Sculcoates
    County:      Yorkshire
    Year of registration:      1933
    Quarter of registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep
    Spouse's last name:      Precious
    Volume no:      9D
    Page no:      523
         
    Name:      PRECIOUS, Elsie M
    Registration district:      Sculcoates
    County:      Yorkshire
    Year of registration:      1933
    Quarter of registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep
    Spouse's last name:      Postle
    Volume no:      9D
    Page no:      523.
  5. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Civil Registration event: Marriage
    MarriageFinder: Barbara S Postle married John E Gowen
    Name:      POSTLE, Barbara S
    Registration district:      Sculcoates
    County:      Yorkshire
    Year of registration:      1934
    Quarter of registration:      Oct-Nov-Dec
    Spouse's last name:      Gowen
    Volume no:      9D
    Page no:      551
         
    Name:      GOWEN, John E
    Registration district:      Sculcoates
    County:      Yorkshire
    Year of registration:      1934
    Quarter of registration:      Oct-Nov-Dec
    Spouse's last name:      Postle
    Volume no:      9D
    Page no:      551.
  6. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Civil Registration event: Death
    Name:      POSTLE, Edgar E
    Registration district:      Hull
    County:      Yorkshire
    Year of registration:      1944
    Quarter of registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    Age at death:      70
    Volume no:      9D
    Page no:      167.
  7. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      Isabella
    Last name      Postle
    Birth year      1904
    Birth date      07 Jun 1904
    Event year      1910
    School name      Hull Westbourne School
    Town      Hull Westbourne
    County      Yorkshire
    Country      England
    Parent name(s)      Ernest
    Book type      Admissions
    Archive reference      SL199_6
    Folio / page no.      61
    Archive      East Riding Archives & Local Studies Service
    Record set      National School Admission Registers & Log-books 1870-1914
    Category      Education & work
    Subcategory      Schools & education
    Collections from      United Kingdom.
  8. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Great Yarmouth
    Church     St Nicholas
    RegisterNumber     2575
    DateOfBirth     10 Nov 1899
    BaptismDate     22 Nov 1899
    Forename     Catherine Isabel
    Sex     F
    FatherForename     Edgar
    MotherForename     Isabella
    FatherSurname     POSTLE
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     Row
    FatherOccupation     Labourer
    Notes     
    FileNumber     38704.
  9. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Postle      Edgar Ernest            Sculcoates      9d     181.
  10. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, POSTLE      Isabell            Sculcoates      9d     165.
  11. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, POSTLE      John Robert K            Yarmouth      4b     9.
  12. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Postle      Barbara Selina            Yarmouth      4b     8.