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A Stockbroker's Life in the Ballarat Gold Rush

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Edwards, Owen Edward JP (1828 - 1905)

Parents: Capt. Owen Edwards & Catherine William
Birth: 1828, Llanaber, Barmouth, Wales
Arrival: 1852 (Obituary)
Married:
  • Catherine Hughes in 1856, Wales
  • Mary Thompson (nee Harry) in 1904, Ballarat
Children: With Catherine - Owen, Catherine Jane, Owen, William
Death: Dec 1905, Ballarat
Buried: Ballarat Old Cemetery

Associated companies/mines:

  • Ararat Black Lead Mining Co.
  • Argus Quartz Mining Co.
  • Bismarck Quartz Mining Co.
  • British Columbia Gold Mining Co.
  • Chryseis Mining Co.
  • Countess of Malmsbury Gold Mining Co.
  • Curtis Quartz Gold Mining Co.
  • Duke Company N/L
  • Duke of Cornwall Freehold Co.
  • Eagle Hawk Union Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • Enfield Mining Co.
  • Esperanza Quartz Company N/L
  • Fortuna Gold Mining Co.
  • Fryers Quartz Mining Co.
  • Gladstone Freehold Mining Co.
  • Goldbrook Company L/L
  • Goldbrook Junction Company N/L
  • Great Estate Gold Mining Co.
  • Great Extended Quartz Mining Co. Ltd.
  • Halford Quartz Mining Co.
  • Homebush United Company N/L
  • Lummas Freehold Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • Madame Berry Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • May-Day Freehold Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • New Burra Burra Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • New Flying Scud Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • New Greed's Reef Quartz Mining Co. N/L
  • New North Homebush Co. N/L
  • New Sovereign Mining Co. N/L
  • North Black Horse Company N/L
  • Director - Prince of Wales and Bonshaw United Co. N/L
  • Prince of Wales Quartz Mining Co.
  • Princess Alice Quartz Mining Co.
  • Queen Gold Mining Co.
  • Reform Gold Mining Co.
  • Scotia Quartz Mining Co.
  • South Birthday Quartz Company N/L
  • South Learmonth and Egerton Amalgamated Q.M.Co. N/L
  • South Learmonth Quartz Mining Co.
  • St. George United Gold Mining Co. Ltd.
  • The Egerton Company Ltd.
  • United Ajax Gold Mining Co. N/L
  • United Miners Company N/L
  • Victoria Gold Mining Co.
  • Virginia Quartz Mining Co.
  • Western Freehold Company
  • Working Miners' Quartz Co. N/L

Associated organisations:

  • Edwards and Davies – Tent makers (partner was William Rees Davies - also a named defendant in Learmonth vs Bailey lawsuit)
  • Justice of the Peace
  • President / committee Ballarat Benevolent Asylum
  • President Ballarat District Hospital
  • Mechanics Institute
  • Committee member / chief originators Welsh Eisteddfod
  • First Commodore Ballarat Yacht Club
  • Founder Colac Yacht Club
  • Made the Eureka Stockade Flag

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