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Edmund Walker Wischhusen (1845 - 1912)

Edmund Walker Wischhusen
Born in Shoreditch, Middlesex, England, United Kingdommap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died at age 66 in Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdommap
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Edmund Wischhusen was born in Shoreditch, Middlesex, England.

Edmund Walker Wischusen was born in 1845 in Shoreditch, Middlesex, London, England, a son of Henry Walker Wischhusen (abt.1824-1882) and Elizabeth (Reynolds) Wischhusen (bef.1824-)



In 1874 Edmund married. [1]

  1. Elizabeth Wischhusen (1864-)
  2. Henry John Wischhusen (1875-1954)
  3. Stephan Arthur Wischhusen (1879-1933)

England and Wales Census 1871 [2]
In the 1871 Census, he was 26 years old, a fur skin dresser employing 8 men. His residence was 138 New North Road, Hoxton, London, United Kingdom.


The Shoreditch Observer on 28 September 1912 published a notice by the administrator that the effects and household goods (many listed) of E W Wischhusen (deceased) would be sold at 138 New North Road by auction at those premises by W W Shadrake & Co at noon on 4 October. [3]

Research Notes Indexed at the GRO as Edmund Walker Wiochhusen but quite clearly Wischhusen on the image at FindMyPast.[4]

Is this about this Edmund?: In 1901, the St James Gazette describes a case in the police court where two burglars were caught by Edmund Wischhusen and a constable after a chase through woods. Wischhusen was commended by the magistrate and given an award of 20 shillings. The account tells us he was the caretaker of Highgate Police Court and had been previously recommended for the VC (Victoria Cross, the highest UK military gallantry award) for hurling a live shell from Spion Kop during the Boer War; it appears not to have been awarded. [5]

The Halifax Evening Courier reports in January 1901 of his appointment as caretaker of Highgate Police Court referencing his bravery at Spion Kop and stating he was until lately in the 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (British Army). [6]


  1. Marriage Entry FreeBMD ; database online] Citing: Edmund Walker Wischhusen GRO Ref: Marriages Sep 1874 District: Islington Vol: 1b Page: 557 (Accessed 14 Jul 2020)
  2. 1871 Census. Citing this Record: "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2017), Edmund Wischhusen, 1871.
  3. Shoreditch Observer - Saturday 28 September 1912 pg 4
  4. UK GRO Birth Index Q2 1845 Holborn 2,159 (mmn Reynolds).
  5. St James Gazette Tuesday 9 July 1901 pg 10
  6. Halifax Evening Courier - Saturday 12 January 1901 pg 3

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