Edward Drewett

(born 1740 Patney, Wiltshire died 1790)

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Maternal grandmother: not known

Maternal grandfather: not known


Paternal grandmother: not known

Paternal grandfather: not known


Mother: Margery ??? (born abt 1715)  

Father John Drewett (born 1715)  

Brother: John Drewett (born 1736 Patney, Wiltshire ) 7 children  

Partner: Sarah Akerman (born 1736 Patney, Wiltshire )  

Daughter: Jane Drewett (born 1758 Patney, Wiltshire )  

Son: William Drewett (born 1761 Patney, Wiltshire )  

Son: John Drewett (born 1764 Patney, Wiltshire )  

Daughter: Sarah Drewett (born 1767 Patney, Wiltshire )  

Daughter: Grace Drewett (born 1769 Patney, Wiltshire )  

Daughter: James Drewett (born 1772 Patney, Wiltshire )  

Daughter: Thomas Drewett (born 1774 Patney, Wiltshire )  

Sister: Grace Drewett (born 1738 Patney, Wiltshire )  

Brother: Alexander Drewett (born 1745 Patney, Wiltshire )  

Wife: Jane Chandler (born abt 1740 )   View NotesHide notes married 16.7.1767 Marden, Wiltshire  

Name taken from Margery Drewett's christening

Daughter: Margery Drewett (born 1768 Patney died 1810 ) 8 children   View NotesHide notes  

See Allcannings and Etchilhampton Parish Registers online at

Husband: Edward Fidler (born 1763 died 1842 )   View NotesHide notes  

Unfortunately, baptism records were lost for the time of Edward’s birth in Etchilhampton - see attached image. So we may never know his parents for definite. They could have been William Fidler and Betty Brown, married in 1756 and at least one child Betty who died in 1759.

There is a burial record for an Edward Fidler aged 79 on 2nd April 1842 giving birth year as 1763.

Daughter: Elizabeth Fidler (born 1788 Etchilhampton, Wiltshire )   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised 8th Aug 1788

Daughter: Charlotte Fidler (born 1789 Etchilhampton, Wiltshire )   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised 21st March 1789. Probably married Thomas Bullock 20th April 1814.

Son: Edward Fidler (born 1791 Etchilhampton, Wiltshire )   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised 7th August 1791, Etchilhampton in Wiltshire baptisms on FMP. Probably married Mary Butler in 15th April 1816 Etchilhampton.

Son: Jane Fidler (born 1792 Etchilhampton, Wiltshire died 1796 )   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised 11th Dec 1792, possibly died in 1796

Son: William Fidler (born 1794 Etchilhampton, Wiltshire )   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised 28th Dec 1794 Etchilhampton, on Wiltshire baptisms on FMP.

Son: Thomas Fidler (born 1795 Etchilhampton, Wiltshire died 1.6.1874 Cheshunt, Hertfordshire)   View NotesHide notes  

Was a farmer at Tinkfield Farm near Stert in Wiltshire but apparently lost the farm and moved on to become a corn (?) dealer in Stepney and then a coal merchant. Died at Turners Hill, Cheshunt, leaving £800 according to probate record attached.

Son: John Fidler (born 1800 Etchilhampton, Wiltshire )  

Daughter: Sarah Fidler (born 1803 Etchilhampton, Wiltshire died 1810 )  

Daughter: Elizabeth Drewett (born 1773 Patney, Wiltshire )  

Edward Drewett Notes:

Name taken from Margery Drewett's christening. Was a yeoman at time of marriage to Jane Chandler, and married by bond (Sarum Marriage Licence Bonds). Will for an Edward Drewett of Patney, 1790 — record should be available on Ancestry.

Fidler baptisms
1788-97, 1905 Transcription, online at archive....
Wilful Murder
in Wilts. Thomas Fidler first on scene discoverin...
Thomas Fidler
on long list of people opposed to repeal of corn ...
Devizes and
Wiltshire Gazette, 6th November 1845
January 22nd,
1846 Devises and Wiltshire Gazette.
Oct 3rd 1850,
Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette
Later map
showing Tinkfield Farm and future railway, home of Th...
Thomas Fidler,
coal merchant, probate 1874
baptisms, John, Sarah and probably Mary 1800, 03 and 05 ...
Edward and
Margery’s marriage was recorded in both Etchil...
Fidler’s baptism record has probably been lost. Al...

Census records (4):

1851 9, Stepney Rents, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex
Fidler Thomas Head Married M 52 1799 Corn Dealer Wolverhampton, Wiltshire 497
Fidler Thomas Son M 15 1836 Tinkfield, Wiltshire 500

1851 Townsend, Bishops Cannings, Devizes, Wiltshire
Bullock Thomas Lodger M 59 1792 Agricultural Labourer Coate, Wiltshire 4450
Bullock Charlotte Wife F 64 1787 Etchilhampton, Wiltshire 809

1861 Water Lane, Cheshunt, Middlesex
Fidler Thomas Head Married M 66 1795 Coal Merchant Etchilhampton, Wiltshire 497
Fidler Mary Wife Married F 61 1800 ..., Wiltshire 498
Fidler George Son Unmarried M 31 1830 Fitter And Painter Etchilhampton, Wiltshire 499

1871 College Road, Cheshunt, Middlesex
Fidler Thomas Head M 74 1797 Coal Merchant (employs 2 men) Wiltshire, Ethelhampton 497
Fidler Mary Wife F 69 1802 Wiltshire, Stert 498
Browsea Stephen Son-In-Law M 42 1829 Assistant to above Dorset, Shroton ? 1511
Browsea Eliza Daughter F 37 1834 Wiltshire, Ethilhampton 514