Seeking info about Edith Adeline Gilling Cherry, 1872-1897, Plymouth UK

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Dear People, esp in THE UK

I'm researching the life and works of Edith Cherry who during her 25 years of life wrote at least 140 poems, Hymns and songs.  I'd be very grateful for any information concerning her lineage.  She lived all of her short life in Plymouth.

I have detailed information of her forebears but, as she and her family had no offspring, I cannot trace any other cousins or other descendants.
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Thank you Ron.  Most of the notes from stempublishing were copied directly from the two original published books.  However, I am keen to trace the diaries and artefacts of Edith.  After Edith's death, her mother, Matilda,  published the first collection of Edith's works and then died a few years later. In her old age Matilda was residing with her younger friend, Isabella Bishop who in turn published the second book of Edith's poems and some further diary extracts.

I am hoping that a request in the local Plymouth newspaper and some church newspapers might generate some responses.

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Father appears to have had 1 sister Charlotte Elizabeth born c. 1849

Father remarried Annie Strong 1906.

Mother's family 1851 census:

Thomas Gilling 50
Sarah Gilling 47
Thomas B Gilling 26
Henry Gilling 21
John Gilling 17
Francis Gilling 15
Matilda S Gilling 11
Emmily Hemming 18
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Edith E A Cherry

England and Wales Census, 1881

Name Edith E A Cherry
Event Type Census
Event Date 1881
Event Place Plymouth St Andrew, Devon, England
Registration District Plymouth
Residence Note Lockyer St
Gender Female
Age 9
Marital Status (Original) Single
Occupation Scholar
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated) 1872
Birthplace Plymouth, Devon, England
Page Number 25
Registration Number RG11
Piece/Folio 2199/128
Affiliate Record Type Household






Matilda S Cherry Head F 41 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Edith E A Cherry Daughter F 9 Plymouth, Devon, England
Emma Brooks Servant F 20 Spreytown, Devon, England


"England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch( : accessed 13 June 2016), Edith E A Cherry in household of Matilda S Cherry, Plymouth St Andrew, Devon, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images,findmypast ( : n.d.); citing p. 25, Piece/Folio 2199/128, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,776.

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John T Cherry

England and Wales Census, 1871

Name John T Cherry
Event Type Census
Event Date 1871
Event Place St Andrew, Devonshire, England
Enumeration District 20
Gender Male
Age 26
Marital Status Married
Occupation Professor Of Music
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1845
Birthplace London, Middlesex
Entry Number 4
Affiliate Image Identifier GBC/1871/2121/0189






John T Cherry Head M 26 London, Middlesex
Matilda L Cherry Wife F 31 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Maria M B Morris Boarder F 29 London, Middlesex
L Roach Boarder F 25 Plymouth, Devonshire
Annie Hayward Boarder F 23 London, Middlesex
Jane Symons Servant F 17 St Cleer, Cornwall
Kate Symons Servant F 14 St Cleer, Cornwall


"England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images,FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 June 2016), John T Cherry, 1871.

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