First marriage to Anne Hewitt.
Anne died in 1585.
Second marriage to Margaret
Edward died in 1591.
|Edward was brought
up with his widowed mother in a cottage at Kiveton, (near Sheffield).
They were befriended by Sir William Hewitt, lord of the adjacent manor of
Wales. Hewitt, a wealthy London merchant, took Edward, then
probably in his teens, to London as an apprentice cloth-worker. Edward
lived with them on London Bridge. One day a careless maid dropped
Hewitt's four year old daughter Anne into the river Thames. Against all
odds Edward dived in and rescued the unhappy child. From then on Sir
William treated Edward as his own son and twenty years later Edward and
Anne were married. Edward inherited Sir William's business interests and
He became a highly successful cloth merchant. He was Sheriff of London in 1575 and was knighted on becoming Lord Mayor in 1585.
The Pax in Bello arms were registered to Edward at the Heralds Visitation of London in 1568.