Edward Beardmore, John’s younger brother, was baptised at St Paul, Burslem on August 13th 1848.

Edward was a ‘Potter’s Manager’. He was 50 when he married Alice Hancock in Newport, Shropshire on July 13th 1898. According to his brother’s grand-daughter, Margaret, Alice had been ‘his housekeeper and very nice too’.

Alice and Edward’s daughter Ethel Dorothy was born in January 1900.

The family lived at The Grange, Malthouse Lane, Barleston which appears to have been a rather grand house. In the 1901 census Edward described himself as ‘living on own means’ – helped perhaps by an inheritance from his stepmother Caroline.  £1187 15s 8d was a reasonably substantial sum in those days.