James Edward Edis (born Baston) married Fanny Johnson (born Pointon) in 1880. James worked as a farm waggoner in Honington where (in 1901) they lived in The Row. Their children (all born Honington) included:
Mary Anne c1887 Ethel c1889 Alfred c1892 (Charles) William 1894 Frank Herbert 1897 (died at 3 months) Mabel c1905
Alfred died in December 1908, aged 17. For 6 months he’d been working as 2nd waggoner for Alfred Bratley of Brandon Old Hall and lodging with Edward and Mary Anne Sharpe in Brandon. Alfred was said to have had a cold and been short of breath at dinner. A heart attack was suspected.
Charles William (apparently known as William) joined 1/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment in Jun 1915. After training at Lincoln, Grantham and Newton he went abroad on 25 Dec 1915. The battalion were briefly sent to Egypt in Jan 1916 before returning to France. L/Cpl Edis died of wounds on 20th April 1917 after the Germans bombarded a town the British had just captured. He was buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, just outside Lens. His name is on the Honington Roll of Honour.
The father James Edward (aka Edward James) died in 1922. Fanny moved to Carlton Scroop, where she died in 1942.