Edgar Dawes was born 1820 in Sussex, England, United Kingdom to Alfred Dawes (1790-1874) and Maria Thorpe (-1848) and died 1901 of unspecified causes. He married Ann Emily Akehurst (-1862) 1851 in Hailsham. He married Jane Cuthbert (1832-1883) 1870 in Hailsham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He married Avis Downing Rashleigh (1851-1947) 1889 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.
Edgar Dawes was born in 1820 to Alfred and Maria Dawes. Edgar was christened on 5 December 1820. Alfred Dawes (1790-1874) and Maria Thorpe (died 1848) married on 26 September 1812 in Wartling, Sussex. Edgar's paternal grandparents were Joseph Dawes and Sarah Hutchinson. Edgar had the following siblings:
- Alfred Lewis Dawes (1815-), married in Sussex in 1842.
- Joseph Dawes (1816-)
- Edward Dawes (1819-)
- Albert Dawes (1825-1910), a professor of music.
- Maria Mildred Dawes (1826-), married in Sussex in 1862.
After Edgar's mother died, his father remarried to Caroline (1814). They had the following children:
- Louisa Ann Dawes (1850-)
- Edward Arthur Dawes (1854-)
|Offspring of Edgar Dawes and Ann Emily Akehurst (-1862)|
|Edgar Dawes (1852-1933)||1852||1933|
|Ann Maria Dawes (1854-)|
|Harry Dawes (1859-)|
|Alfred James Dawes (1862-)|
|Offspring of Edgar Dawes and Jane Cuthbert (1832-1883)|
|Clarence Dawes (1871-)|
|Kate Dawes (1873-)|
|Emma Dawes (1874-)|
|Jane Dawes (1878-)|
First marriage and children
In 1851 in Hailsham, Sussex Edgar Dawes married Ann Emily Akehurst (-1862). They had the following children:
- Edgar Dawes (1852-1933)
- Ann Maria Dawes (1854-)
- Harry Dawes (1859-)
- Alfred James Dawes (1862-)
Second marriage and children
In 1870 in Hailsham, Sussex, Edgar Dawes married Jane Cuthbert (1832-1883), the daughter of Joseph Cuthbert. They had the following children:
- Clarence Dawes (1871-)
- Kate Dawes (1873-)
- Emma Dawes (1874-)
- Jane Dawes (1878-)
In 1889 in Eastbourne, Sussex Edgar Dawes married Avis Downing Rashleigh (1851-1947). They appear to have had no children.
The 1881 census shows the family living at 'Mills,' Wartling, Sussex. Edgar Dawes was a farmer 150 acres employ 6 men 2 boys. He lived with his wife and children, plus two servants, a general servant and a farm labourer.
In the 1901 census Edgar and Avis Dawes are found as lodging house keepers in Eastbourne.