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Edward Parker Bedwell                     1834-1919
Edward was born on 22 February 1834, the son of Edward Parker Bedwell and Harriet Drew, at St. Heliers, Jersey.
Emily Harrison                                   1840-1909
Emily was born on 18 March 1840 as Emily Ackerley, the daughter of William Ackerley and Jane Howarth, at Wigan, Lancashire. She was first married to Robert Devereux Harrison, who died in 1874. This is her second marriage.
I have identified the following children.
  Edward Parker Born 19 Mar 1878   Southport, Lancashire  
Harold Brisbane Born 20 Oct 1879   Brisbane, Australia  
Emily Clara Born 6 Aug 1881   Thornton Heath, Surrey Married Jasper Clark

Birth of Parents
Edward Parker Bedwell b: 22 Feb 1834         St. Heliers, Jersey
son of Edward Parker Bedwell and Harriet Drew

Emily Harrison,
(nee Ackerley)
b: 18 Mar 1840  c: 18 Mar 1840       Wigan, Lancashire       1840 1Q Wigan 21 821
daughter of William Ackerley and Jane Howarth

21 Jun 1877
Edward Parker Bedwell
Emily Harrison
West Moreton, Queensland, Australia
Bachelor, Brisbane, Commander Royal Navy, Father: Edward Parker Bedwell, Lieut. R.N.
Widow, Redbank, Father: William Ackerley, Solicitor
Wit: William H. Ackerley, Lizzabeth Ackerley

The Brisbane Courier, Tuesday 26 June 1877        Marriages
BEDWELL - ACKERLY -   On the 21st June, at the residence of the bride's brother (W. H. Ackerly, Esq.) by the Rev. J. Hansall, Staff Commander E. P. Bedwell, R.N. Admiralty Surveyor, Queensland, second son of the late Lieutenant E. P. Bedwell, R.N., to Emily Harrieon, only daughter of the late William Ackerly, Esq., Wigan, Lancashire, England.

Edward Parker Bedwell b: 19 Mar 1878               Southport, Lancashire       1878 2Q Ormskirk 8b 795
son of Edward Parker Bedwell and Emily Harrison
Harold Brisbane Bedwell b: 20 Oct 1879               Brisbane, Australia
son of Edward Parker Bedwell and Emily Harrison

1881 Census RG11-820 4 April 1881 Croyden, Surrey
Woodvale, Colliers Water Lane
Edward P. Bedwell
Emily (Wife)
Arthur P. Harrison (StepSon)
Edward P. Bedwell (Son)
Harold B. (Son)
Plus 2 Servants
Age 47
Age 40
Age 9
Age 3
Age 1
Staff Commander Royal Navy

St Heliers
22 Feb 1834
18 Mar 1840
14 Jul 1871
19 Mar 1878
20 Oct 1879

Emily Clara Bedwell b: 6 Aug 1881               Thornton Heath, Surrey
daughter of Edward Parker Bedwell and Emily Harrison

The Times, Wednesday, Aug 10, 1881                         BIRTHS
  On the 6th Aug., 1881, at Thornton-heath, the wife of Staff Commander E. P. Bedwell, R.N., H.M.S. Defence, of a daughter.

1891 Census RG12-543 6 April 1891 Cheam, Surrey
Rusbett House, Cheam Street
Edward P. Bedwell
Emily (Wife)
Plus 1 Servant
Age 57
Age 49
Staff Commander Retired St Heliers
22 Feb 1834
18 Mar 1840

Emily (Harrison) Bedwell Died 26 Dec 1909, Age 69,       1909 4Q Portsmouth 2b 316

The Times, Friday, Dec 31, 1909                         DEATHS
  BEDWELL - On the 26th Dec., Emily,aged 69, beloved wife of Staff Commander E. P. Bedwell, R.N., Southsea. (Australian papers, please copy.)
LONDON   15 Feb 1910                         Probate
BEDWELL, Emily, of the Royal Beach Mansions Hotel, Southsea, Hampshire, (wife of Edward Parker Bedwell), died 26 December 1909, Probate London, 15 February, to Arthur Howarth Pryce Harrison, captain in the Indian Army.   Effects £1,973 6s. 4d.

1911 Census RG14-140 4 April 1881 North Meols, Southport, Lancashire
Queens Hotel
Edward Parker Bedwell (Widower)
Emily Clara (Dau)(s)
Age 77
Age 29
Retired Naval Officer St Heliers
Thornton Heath
22 Feb 1834
6 Aug 1881

Edward Parker Bedwell Died 30 Jun 1919, Age 85,  at Southport, Lancashire       1919 3Q Ormskirk 8b 684

The Times, Thursday, Jul 3, 1919                         DEATHS
  BEDWELL - On the 30th June, at Southport, Staff Commander Edward Parker Bedwell, R.N., in his 86th year.
LIVERPOOL   28 Aug 1919                         Probate
BEDWELL, Edward Parker, of Queens Hotel, Southport, Lancashire, retired staff-commander Royal Navy, died 30 June 1919, Probate Liverpool, 28 August, to Emily Clara Clark, widow.   Effects £16,639 11s. 8d.

Southport, Thursday, 3 July 1919   OBITUARY
(Late R.N.)

  On Monday, at the Queen's Hotel, there passed away a notable veteran in the person of Staff-Commander E. P. Bedwell, late R.N., who for about twenty years had resided in Southport.   He was 85 years of age and had been a prominent figure in the town.   Staff-Commander Bedwell joined the Navy in 1848, and in 1851 and 1852 he served under Sir William Parker, one of Lord Nelson's captains, fighting in the Crimean War in H.M.S. "Ardent" and "Sheerwater".   He was on the ship that brought the news of the result of the Battle of Alma to Malta, and was the officer sent ashore with the dispatches concerning this memorable soldier's battle.   Subsequently he was engaged with the Naval surveying party off the coast of British Columbia and at Vancouver, and also for a period of ten years was employed surveying the Great Barrier Reef off the Eastern coast of Australia.   Naturally he had some exciting experiences to relate, but he was never too egotistical, and there was always something indefinably winsome about his narratives and his manner of unfolding them.   He struck up a great friendship with many of the
  officers of the troops billeted in Southport in the early months of the recent war.   Many a narrative of his experiences during the Crimean War has he related for their benefit.   He regarded the French as the finest trench builders in the Crimean war, and used to mention that the trenches they constructed were large enough to accommodate cows.   By this passing of Staff-Commander Bedwell, many in Southport and elsewhere will feel a sense of deep personal loss.
  The funeral took place yesterday at Birkdale Cemetery, the Rev. C. B. Hulton (Vicar of Holy Trinity) officiating.   Those present included Lieut.-Colonel E. P. Bedwell, R.F.A. (son), Commander H. B. Bedwell, R.N. (son), Mrs. Jasper Clark (daughter), Mr. Gordon Ackerley (nephew), Miss Ackerley (Niece), Lieut.-Col. A. H. P. Harrison (nephew), who is at present with the Indian Army on the Western Frontier, was, of course, unable to be present.
  Wreaths and floral tributes were sent by numerous friends, in addition to the family, and included wreaths from Mr. N. Darbyshire, Mr. H. E. Taylor (manager) and the Staff of the Queen's Hotel, Mr. W. D. Coddington. Mrs. McMillan, Mr. Gordon, Miss Ackerley, and others.
  Boughroyds efficiently carried out the undertaking arrangements.