Wollstonecraft Family History



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    More about:Edward Bland Wollstonecraft
    (and his service with the
    East India Company)




    Edward Bland Wollstonecraft was born on 29th February 1735/36 in Bishopsgate, London, the son of Charles Wollstonecraft and Britannia (nee Wood). Charles Wollstonecraft was a son of Edward Wollstonecraft, weaver of Spitalfields. Edward Wollstonecraft's son by his second marriage, Edward John Wollstonecraft, was the father of Mary Wollstonecraft, pioneer of Women's Rights and mother of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (nee Godwin).

    Mary Wollstonecraft was Edward Bland Wollstonecraft's half-cousin.

    Edward Bland Wollstonecraft was an officer in the East India Company's Service. After his last voyage he settled to live with his family in Southampton. He died on 31st July 1795 at his home in Gloucester Square, Southampton. On 3rd November 1761, at St Mildred, Bread Street, London, he married Lydia Cooke.

      Edward Bland Wollstonecraft b: 29 February 1735/36 Bishopsgate, London Occupation: 1765 Officer in East India Company's Service d: 31 July 1795 Gloucester Square, Southampton, Hampshire m: 3 November 1761, in St Mildred, Bread Street, London, Lydia Cooke b: 29 March 1741 Newington, Surrey d: Abt. 27 January 1785 Southampton, Hampshire

      1. Lydia Wollstonecraft b: 26 September 1762 St Nicholas Cole Abbey, London d: Abt. 26 April 1833 The Strand, St Clement Danes m: 8 December 1783 in Holy Rhood, Southampton, Hampshire, Joseph Turner b: Abt. 25 July 1746 Fareham, Hampshire d: 1802 Martlett Court, Bow Street, Covent Garden
      2. Britannia Wollstonecraft b: 1 August 1765 St Nicholas, Cole Abbey, London d: Abt. 1 March 1830 High Street, Southampton
      3. Edward Wollstonecraft b: Abt. 1768 Occupation: Merchant at Gibraltar d: 17 February 1849 Cardigan, Wales, m Mary. Click here for a description of Edward Wollstonecraft by his great nephew, Godfrey Wordsworth Turner.

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