Personal and family information:
son of Emma Bass, of Vine Cottage, Blackmore, Ingatestone, Essex. [CWGC]
known about Edwin Alexander. The most local Birth is Sep 1895. Alexander
Edwin James. Hackney. 1b 540. [statutory register]
Census: Emma Bass (aged 44, born Radwinter), foster mother to Edwin
Alexander, is recorded as living in ‘Cottage’ somewhere near to the Post Office
in Blackmore village. She was married
to Jabez Bass (aged 54, born Little Dunmow) and at that time had two foster
children: Horton Wright (age 7, born Blackmore) and Dora Lynn (age 1, born London).
Bass, Chelmsford Road, was baptised as an adult at The
Baptist Church, Blackmore, on 31st May 1896 and received into membership the
following week [ERO T/B 324/1].
listed as voter (for the first time) in the Electoral Register for Blackmore
in 1918. Emma recorded as living in
‘The Village’. The other Bass named is Jabez (husband). [ERO C/E 2/1/1].
It is not
clear whether the fostering arrangement implied any relationship.