James Edmondson

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James Edmondson was born on 29th June, 1887. After being educated at University College School he joined the British Army. Edmondson fought in the First World War and was gassed at Passchendale. He recovered and in 1918 was appointed to the staff of the Eastern Command.

A member of the Conservative Party Edmondson served on the Oxfordshire County Council (1922-37). Edmondson was elected to to the House of Commons in November, 1922. He held several government posts including Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions (1925-31) and Assistant Government Whip (1937).

In May 1939 Archibald Ramsay founded a secret society called the Right Club. This was an attempt to unify all the different right-wing groups in Britain. Or in the leader's words of "co-ordinating the work of all the patriotic societies". In his autobiography, The Nameless War, Ramsay argued: "The main object of the Right Club was to oppose and expose the activities of Organized Jewry, in the light of the evidence which came into my possession in 1938. Our first objective was to clear the Conservative Party of Jewish influence, and the character of our membership and meetings were strictly in keeping with this objective."

Members of the Right Club included Edmondson, William Joyce, Anna Wolkoff, Joan Miller, A. K. Chesterton, Francis Yeats-Brown, Lord Redesdale, 5th Duke of Wellington, Duke of Westminster, E. H. Cole, John Stourton, Thomas Hunter, Aubrey Lees, Ernest Bennett, Charles Kerr, Samuel Chapman, John MacKie, Mavis Tate, Marquess of Graham, Margaret Bothamley, Earl of Galloway, H. T. Mills, Richard Findlay and Serrocold Skeels.

James Edmondson retired from the House of Commons in June, 1945. Created Baron Stanford he sat in the House of Lords until his death on 16th May, 1959.

James E. Edmondson

He graduated from Central High School in Muskogee, Oklahoma, before attending Northeastern State University. [3] Following graduation from NSU in 1967, he served in the United States Navy for two years. [4] He earned his J.D. [5] degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1973. From 1976 to 1978, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Muskogee County, Oklahoma. [6] From 1978 to 1981, he served in the U.S. Attorney's office in Muskogee, Oklahoma, as Assistant United States Attorney, and later Acting United States Attorney. [7] From 1981 to 1983, he was a Partner in the Edmondson Law Firm along with his brother, Drew Edmondson. [8]

In 1983, he was appointed as a Judge for the 15th state Judicial District and served in that post until his appointment to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. [9]

Governor Brad Henry appointed Edmondson as an Associate Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 2003, replacing the retiring Justice Hardy Summers. Edmondson was retained on the court in the 2006 election, and served as Chief Justice from 2009 to 2010. He was retained on the court again in the 2016 election. [10]

Edmondson was born in Kansas City, Missouri, [11] and is the son of Ed Edmondson, a former U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma, and June Edmondson, a nephew of former U.S. Senator and Oklahoma Governor J. Howard Edmondson, and the brother of former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson.

He is married to Suzanne Rumler Edmondson and has two children. [12] His daughter Sarah Edmondson was given a 35-year prison sentence for her role in a crime spree, allegedly inspired by the movie Natural Born Killers, with her boyfriend which included a murder and robbery in Mississippi, and a robbery and attempted murder in Louisiana. [13] [14] Sarah Edmondson was released on parole on May 20, 2010 [15] and is serving her parole in Oklahoma which is set to end on June 1, 2025.

Jim Edmondson

James H. Edmondson, Principal of E&G Group, has over thirty years experience in real estate development and finance.

Mr. Edmondson started his business career in 1972 in Washington, D.C. as a consultant at Touche Ross & Co., after serving as an officer in the U.S. Army. In 1975, Edmondson left Touche Ross to join a Columbus, Ohio-based firm, Realcon III. He and his partners developed condominiums, managed real estate, and worked out loans for banks. During this time, Edmondson served as a consultant on a number of long-term development projects.

In 1981 Edmondson persuaded a former colleague and then Touche Ross principal, Tom Gallagher, to join him in forming Edmondson & Gallagher with the purpose of acquiring and redeveloping post-war apartments in the D. C. area using the new financing tools and tax laws. The firm grew a portfolio of approximately 3,000 deed-restricted units and created a property management company that continues. E&G became expert in compliance issues and the rehabilitation of apartment buildings. The firm and its principals continue to develop, own and manage affordable apartments.

Edmondson is active in local affairs in Northern Virginia. He was a founding member of AHOME, an affordable housing advocacy group he was vice chair of the Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia for many years he has served as an elder of Lewinsville Presbyterian Church and he has held other positions of responsibility in community organizations. In 2009 Governor Kaine re-appointed him as a consumer representative to the Virginia Board of Health.

The History and Heresy of Black Liberation Theology

Most evangelicals are unfamiliar with the origins and foundational beliefs of Black Liberation Theology. That is perhaps why many evangelicals today are becoming sympathetic to its heretical doctrines.

Black Liberation Theology’s influence on the social justice movement within the Church has been noticeable to many who spend considerable time studying Black Liberation Theology, Black Church history, and the evangelical social justice movement.

To be clear, some of the most vocal members of the social justice movement within the Church have rejected Black Liberation Theology in the past. This includes people like Thabiti Anyabwile, Anthony Bradley, and Ekemini Uwan.

Nevertheless, over the last few years, I’ve had private conversations with many professing Christians who embrace Black Liberation Theology. This is in part because the founder of Black Liberation Theology, James Cone, has received admiration from social justice leaders within the church like Jemar Tisby and to a lesser extent, Mika Edmondson and others.

I usually refuse to share people’s names like that so publicly, not because I believe it’s sinful to do so. And I don’t think it’s because I fear the inevitable accusations about my motives or supposed mean-spiritedness. I usually dislike sharing people’s names like that because some readers might respond by attacking the people, instead of attacking their ideas.

But I am comfortable sharing their tweets because as it’s increasingly common today, many people seemingly refuse to accept any serious concerns about the social justice movement. Too often, no matter how gracious I attempt to be, they seem more concerned about discerning my motives than discerning bad theology.

Still, though many Christians refuse to accept Black Liberation Theology’s influence on the social justice movement, The New York Times are not doing the same. Earlier this week, they shared an article about the evangelical social justice movement. And in the article, a theology professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary admits that “Cone’s ideas are in play.”

Last year, I wrote an article comparing the evangelical social justice movement’s woke theology to Black Liberation Theology. But that was a simple and short article about Black Liberation Theology’s relevance in the social justice movement today.

So earlier this year, I had the incredible privilege of writing a 5,000 word article on Black Liberation Theology’s history and heresy for Jubilee, a journal by The Ezra Institute, one of the best ministries in Canada.

In the article, I explain that Black Liberation Theology is a tragic consequence of slavery and segregation in American history. In the article, I explore how James Cone’s theology is the culmination of Frederick Douglass’s theology, Walter Rauschenbusch’s theology, Malcom X’s idealogy, and Martin Luther King Jr’s theology in one. And finally, I explain how modern events like the Fergusson Riots and Black Lives Matter’s influence have shaped a form of Black Liberation Theology in the Church.

If you want to know why I describe Black Liberation Theology as a theology designed to repay evil for evil, you can read the 5,000 word article on page 15 of the latest issue of Jubilee, here.

Information on James Edmondson

From Genforum.com post of Stephen W. Edmondson:


James appears to be the eldest son of Thomas and Ann Gregory Edmundson. James Edmundson married Judith Alleman Parr, widow of Philip Parr, in 1700 (Essex County Marriages, Book 10, p. 70). Judith was the daughter of Thomas Allaman of Gloucester County. Philip Parr’s will was dated Dec. 30, 1699, and was proved in Essex County June 10, 1701. Parr, of South Farnham Parish, in the County of Essex, gives 150 acres lying upon the Gleab Swamp to kinsman Richard Carter, to eldest daughter Judith Parr, all the land in Middlesex County, formerly given to her by her grandfather, Thomas Alleman to daughter, Mary Parr, my Manor plantation daughter, Constant Parr, wife Judith Parr, all the rest of my land father-in-law, Thomas Allaman, and brother-in-law, Mr. Richard Covington, executors. On June 11, 1702, James Edmundson , with James Boughan as security, executed a bond to Thomas Ellis, conditioned upon prosecuting an appeal from a judgment rendered against James Edmundson and Judith, his wife, administrators, with the will annexed, of Philip Parr, deceased. A later court document related to a suit before the General Court stated that Thomas Allaman, who died in Gloucester County March 9, 1706, married twice, and had by his first wife a daughter Judith, who married Edmundson and had Thomas Edmundson and John Edmundson, both living in 1753. (William and Mary College Quarterly, Vol. 13, 276 Tyler’s Quarterly, Vol. 1, p. 225).

March, 1703/04. James Edmondson and Edward Adcocke witnessed a deed of gift by Francis Thornton of Stafford County. Wills and Deeds, Essex, No. 11, p. 214.

1704, Essex County. James Edmondson reported additional inventory in the estate of Philip Parr. Tobacco due the estate: Elizabeth Gregory, 180. Mr. Thomas Edmondson, 300. Mr. Bindrey, 100. Mr. Robert Deputy, 365. William Hudson, 15. Tim. Driscoll, 9. Henry Nixson, 15. Richard Huchens, 16. Richard Bradbury, 67. Robert Webb, 136. John Webb, 136. Edmond Roberts, 109. John Brasur, 210. John Brooks, 200. Francis Meriwether, 129.

James Edmundson owned 500 acres of land as shown on the Quit Rent Roll, 1704, Essex County (English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, by deCognets, p. 136, pub. in 1958 Virginia Tax Records, p. 548). James and Joseph Edmundson witnessed a deed, July 10, 1703, by which John Haile, son and heir of Capt. Richard Haile, deceased, sells 100 acres in King and Queen County, part of a larger tract owned by Capt. Haile, part in King and Queen County and part in Essex (Deed Book 11, p. 29).

Nov. 10, 1704. James Edmondson witnessed a bond for Nicholas Copeland as guardian of Jno. Adkinson, orphan.

Feb. 16, 1705/06. James Edmondson stated he owes George Loyd, ordinary keeper, 1250 lbs. tobacco which he refuses to accept.

Oct. 23, 1712. Will of John Braser was witnessed by James Edmondson, Thomas Russell and Ann Gibbons.

March 12, 1712/13. A deed was recorded from Plunkett Holt to John Boughan, Sr., 620 acres, beginning at Kings Swamp below Piscataway Mill. Witnessed by Thomas Bryan and James Edmondson.

James Edmundson bought 150 acres from Leonard Tarent and his wife Mary, April 8, 1714 (Deed Book ?, p. 225, Essex County).

James Edmundson of Essex County, January 13, 1714/15, sold to his brother Samuel Edmundson 150 acres of land for 45 pounds sterling, bought from Leonard Tarent . Witnesses were William Edmundson, Bryant Edmundson, Robert Bryant. Judith Edmundson, wife of James, gave power of attorney to James Boughan to relinquish her right of dower. James and Benjamin Edmundson took inventory of the estate of Edward Coffy in Essex County, Dec. 4, 1716. James Edmundson signed bond as administrator of the estate of Jeffery Dyer in 1716. James Edmondson’s land is mentioned in a patent to Robert Forish in King and Queen County and in Essex, June 22, 1722. (Va. Gen., Vol. 3, p. 237).

Bond was made as follows: Know all men by these presents that we John Edmondson & Thomas Edmondson are held and firmly bound unto Thomas Waring Alexander Parker William Daingerfield and Mungo Roy Gentlemen Justices of the peace for the County of Essex, their heirs and Successors in the sum of fifteen hundred pounds sterling to the which payment well and truly to be made we bind our Selves our heirs Exrs & Adms jointly and severally firmly by these presents Witness our hands and seals this 15th day of Septemr anno Dom 1741 The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above Bound John Edmondson Executor of the Last will and Testament of James Edmond-son desd do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said desed which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of the said John Edmondson or into the hands possession or knowledge of any other person or persons for him and the same so made do Exhibit or cause to be Exhibited into the County Court of Essex at such time as he Shall be there unto required by the said Court and the same goods Chattles and Credits & all other goods Chattels and credits of the said Deceased at the time of his Death which at any time after Shall shall come to the hands or possession of the said John Edmondson or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him do well and truly Administer according to Law and Further do make a just and true account of his actings and doings therein when thereto required by the said Court and also do well and truly pay and deliver all the Legacies contained and Specified in the said Testament as far as the said goods Chattels and credits will thereunto Extend according to the Value thereof and the Law Shall Charge Then this obligation to be void and of none Effect otherwise to Remain in full force and Vertue. John Edmondson (seal) Tho Edmondson jr (seal)

At a Court held for Essex County at Tappahannock on the 15th day of September 1741 John Edmondson and Thomas Edmondson jr acknowledge this bond to be their act and Deed which was ordered to be recorded. Test S Robinson

The will of Judith Edmundson, dated March 6, 1763, names daughters: Constance Edmundson, Eliza Hull, Mary Breedlove, Judith Faulkner son, John Edmundson. To brother William Alleman, negroes now in the possession of Toy Tabb. Sons, John Edmundson and Thomas Edmundson. Witnesses: James Edmundson and Thomas Edmundson. Several of the daughters’ names do not coincide with daughters’ names in her husband’s will. However, the will of Phillip Parr, quoted earlier, names daughters of Parr’s marriage to Judith: Judith, Mary and Con-stant Parr. Another source states Constance Parr married Thomas Edmundson. (Bond, Dec, 18, 1750, related to the estate of Thomas Edmundson). Judith Alleman Parr Edmundson’s brother, William Allaman, died in 1732, leaving a widow Ann who married John Tabb and had Humphrey Toy Tabb (Tyler’s, Vol. I, p. 125). James Edmundson’s daughter Elizabeth Hay appears to have one daughter Sarah Hay in 1741 and to have married again by 1763 (Eliza Hull). The grandchildren of James and Judith, John and Sarah Edmundson, would appear to be the children of his son James Edmundson, Jr. and Christiana Gregory Edmundson. (See Dinwiddie County).

Children of James Edmundson and Judith Allaman Parr Edmundson:

1. James Edmundson, Jr., who married Christiana Gregory in 1731 and died in 1734, leaving two children, John and Sarah. See Dinwiddie County for John. His grandfather when he died in 1741 left him the plantation on which his father had lived. Sarah was unmarried in 1741. 2. Thomas Edmundson, said to be Captain Thomas Edmundson, was mentioned in his father’s will in reference to goods held by Thomas. As no other legacy is given in the will, one might think major property had been settled on Thomas at an earlier time. He is said in the Allaman suit quoted above in the William and Mary Quarterly to be living in 1753. He was one of the administrators of his uncle Thomas’ estate with the widow Constance. His male line seems to have become extinct in the late 1700’s. 3. John Edmundson, executor of his father’s will. Said also to be living in 1753. Probably the man who signed the Westmoreland Resolutions in 1765. See will of Joseph Greenhill below. Married Catherine Dunn. Died in 1773. Many descendants. 4. Elizabeth Edmundson who married Mr. Hay before 1741 and had a daughter Sarah Hay and apparently married later Mr. Hull. Sarah Hay was named in her grandfather’s will in 1741. 5. Sarah who married John Townley before 1741. See account. 6. Susannah Edmundson, unmarried in 1741. Needs research.

Stepchildren of James Edmundson, children of Judith Allaman and Philip Parr:

1. Constance Parr who married Thomas Edmundson, brother of James. 2. Mary Parr who married Charles Breedlove. (Deed, Essex County, May 1-2, 1724. 3. Judith Parr who married Faulkner (probably Henry Faulkner).

(Eliza Hull might be another daughter of Judith’s first marriage and not Elizabeth Edmundson, married now to a second husband, Hull, as suggested. However, no Eliza Parr is named in Philip Parr’s will).

4. Anne Parr who married William Boulware and lived in St. Anne Parish, Essex. See 1941 deed below. This daughter is not mentioned in any other document I have seen and would have been born after the will was made. SWE

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Thomas is probably a younger son of Thomas Edmundson the Immigrant and his second wife Mary _____. He is named in his father’s undated will which was probated in Essex County in 1715, likely drafted about 1698. He was underage when the undated will was made as a negro slave is to be delivered to him “when he is 21”. He was to receive also “a horse, saddle and bridle, 2000 pounds of tobacco being one half of 4000 pounds due by bill from my son Samuel Edmundson”.

He appears to have been an innkeeper in Essex County as he gave bond in 1724 as an “ordinary”. He also owned land and engaged in other business. It was deduced from his being called “Glover Thomas” in a deposition by John Fargeson in 1766 that he made or sold gloves. However, this refers to his living on the old Glover property which he had acquired. His son William in his deposition in Wright vs. Edmondson in 1765 that his father worked as an overseer. We must be careful to distinguish him from his very prominent nephew, son of James and Judith Alleman Parr Edmondson.

He married Constance Parr, daughter of Phillip Parr and Judith Alleman Parr, about 1720 (estimate). She is named in her mother’s will as Constance Edmundson. Essex Deeds and Wills, Book 17, p. 323, shows May 2, 1724, the sale by Thomas and Constance Edmundson of 50 acres patented to James Webster “and now doth belong to Constance Edmondson and Mary Breedlove as heirs from Mary Webb, daughter of John Webster” (Tylers, Vol. 17, p. 105). Constance was a stepdaughter of James Edmondson, Thomas’ older brother who had married the widow Judith Allaman Parr.

Thomas Edmundson, husband of Constance, is thought to have died April 20, 1749. However, his son William in a deposition in 1765 gave the year of his death as 1750. He died before Oct. 16, 1750, as the Essex Order Book 16, p. 209, tells us: “Constantine Edmondson to appear at the next court to be held for the County and produce the last Will and Testament of her late husband Thomas Edmondson deceased if any be made by him. The same order book, p. 219, Dec. 18, 1750, says Constance Edmundson and Thomas Edmondson, Jr., pray administration of the estate and posted an Estate Bond, signed also by John Edmondson. Constance signed with a mark. An estate appraisal was ordered by the Justices: Thomas Waring, Simon Miller, John Clements, and James Jones, Gentlemen. The inventory and appraisement of the estate of “Thomas Edmondson, decd.,” dated January 19, 1750/51, was returned to the Essex Court, May 22, 1751, and was ordered to be rcorded. Will Book 9, p.67. It shows Thos. Edmondson and Const. Edmondson as administrators. A partial list (page 3) includes:
3 old trays, one spinning wheel, one ? ? table, one pair cotton and one pair wool cards, one parsol leather, one old Tubb & piggin, one cow hide, one old Cedar piggin, one pewter bason, one gridiron, one pair fire tongs, one iron spit, one frying pan, one old bag, one small old looking glass, one towel, two old towels, some table lining, 2 pillow cases, one negro man called Dick, one Negro woman called Dinah, one Negro girl called Frank, one Negro girl called Inez?, one Negro boy called Sam, eight geese and four ganders, one small grind stone, two Ducks & one Drake, a parsol of old pewter, one old pewter dish, one punch bole, 3 lambs, a parsol fodder, four barrols & three bushels of Indian corn. (Many items illegible).

Thomas Edmondson, Jr., and John Edmondson were both sons of James Edmondson and Judith Parr Edmondson, nephews of the deceased man. William Edmondson’s deposition in 1766 makes it clear that the administrator was Captain Thomas Edmondson and not Thomas the son of the deceased. (Abstracts of depositions provided by Lee Edmundson)

The Will of Judith Alleman Parr Edmundson, widow of James, March 6, 1763, named daughters Constance Edmundson, Mary Breedlove, Judith Faulkner.
As James and Judith had no daughter named Constance, it seems clear that Constance was an Edmundson by marriage and a child of Judith’s first marriage.

A Chancery Court suit was brought against William Edmondson in Essex in 1765 by Mr. George Wright. Wright tried to collect an old debt against Thomas Edmundson’s estate more than 15 years after Edmundson’s death . Constance Edmundson gave a deposition as the widow of Thomas. James Edmundson, a son, was deposed. He stated he was “aged about 43 years”, indicating his birth about 1723. William Edmondson in his deposition March 18, 1765, stated he courted his present wife in 1748. William in his reply to Wright stated that the administration of his father’s estate was taken over by Captain Thomas Edmondson (son of James Edmundson and step-brother of Constance Parr Edmundson).

Constance Edmondson probably did not marry again. The Vestry Book of South Farnham Parish states, p. 79, Dec. 3, 1755: “We the subscribers have peacefully & quietly processioned every persons land…..except the lines between Henry Purkins Tyler & Constantine Edmondson which said line cant be found without Phil Par Edmondson”. A few years later, Dec. 3, 1759, the Vestry Book, p. 103, mentions the processioning of “also the line of James Edmondson as Isaac Hayes lives on, also the line of Constant Edmondson”…The 1763 processioning, p. 119, reports Constant Edmondson’s lines are again walked, one being “The line between Constant Edmondson and James Edmondson”. As her stepfather, James Edmondson, died years earlier, this must refer to her son James. The 1771 processioning report notes, pp. 136-137, the lines between Philip Kidd, John Rodden, Robert Brooke and Constance Edmondson. The Vestry Book makes no further reference to her after 1771. (See THE VESTRY BOOK OF SOUTH FARNHAM PARISH, ESSEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1739-1779, by Ann K. Blomquist, Heritage Books, 2006. Excerpts provided by Lee Edmundson).

Lucrecy Breedlove died in 1772. He will was proved Jan. 17, 1772 (Essex Co. Virginia Will Book 12, pp. 444-45 and 551-52). She named no children. Accounts were settled to a number of people including Nathan Breedlove and Constance Edmundson. It appears Constance Parr Edmundson was living at the time.

Thomas Edmundson and Constance Parr Edmundson had five known children:
1. Thomas Edmundson who appears to have moved to Frederick County, Virginia, probably before 1766, and was living there in 1779, 1781 and later. A deed for the sale of 98.5 acres in Essex, to William Roane, dated October, 1781, was made by heirs of William Edmondson: Philip Parr Edmondson of Charles City County, James Edmondson, Sr., and Priscilla his wife of Essex, Thomas Edmondson and Mary his wife of Frederick County, and John Mann and his wife Judith of Essex County. He sold his land in Frederick about 1792 and moved to Pendleton District, SC, where he died in 1809. He had several children of the first marriage who moved to SC and later to northeast Georgia. He married the widow Ann Campbell in Frederick County, March 16, 1786. See Frederick County, Virginia, and Pendleton District, SC, for more details.

2. William Edmundson, born before 1728, who married about 1748 and died in 1774. He married Leah Allen who was his wife when he died. His mother refers to Leah as his wife at the time a slave discussed in the Chancery suit was given to William before his father’s death. Though Susanna Allen in her deposition in 1766 mentions his “wives”, no other wife is known. William’s will named his loving wife and directed that “after my wifes decease the land I held upon Daingerfield’s Mill Swamp be sold and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided amongst my three Brothers Phill., James, Thomas, and my sister Judith Mann”. The will of Leah Edmondson, widow of William, named her brothers, nieces and nephews, surnamed Allen. She bequeathed to a niece, Ann Allen, “Six Silver Table Spoons that Thomas Edmondson of Winchester had Silver to get made”. No known children.

3. James Edmundson, born about 1723. Married Priscilla. Lived in Essex County in 1766 and in 1781. Possibly moved to Frederick County, Virginia, for a few years before settling in Pendleton District, SC, in the 1790’s. A chancery suit in 1797 indicates he had left Virginia and was thought to be in SC. Died after 1807. See deed to his grandson, Samuel, son of James, in Pendleton District. Some of his family settled in Gwinnett County and later in Forsyth County, Georgia. See fuller account following.

4. Judith Edmundson Mann who married John Mann. Still living in 1797 in Essex County, cited in another chancery suit. Appears to have remained in Virginia and to be the last of the siblings to die.
5. Philip Parr Edmondson who lived many years in Charles City County, Virginia. The Journals of the House of Burgesses, ed. By H.R. McIlwaine, 1752-1755, p. 132, refers to him, Nov. 23, 1753: “Two claims of William Rowntree, for taking up two Runaways therein mentioned. Also, a Claim of John Pond, for same service. Also a Claim of Needlis Hill, for the same service. Also, two Claims of Philemon Parr Edmondson, for the same services, were severally presented to the House, and received. Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee of Claims to allow the said Claims in the Book of Claims.” He married two sisters and left no known children. His first wife was Martha____ . His second wife was her sister, Elizabeth, widow of William Cole, whom he married in 1756. Order Book, Charles City County, Virginia: Nov. 5, 1755. Philip Edmonson was made guardian of William, Richard and Mary, orphans of William Cole, deceased (see Virginia Will Records. Volume II, The Coles Family, pp.82-83. This item provided by Beverly Brunelle)
Deed Book 7, p. 87, Charles City County. William Edloe, George Minge and Phil. Par Edmondson, Gentlemen, were directed to receive the relinquishment of right of dower of Anne , wife of Mordecai Debnam, who by an indenture Sept. 25, 1760, sold to Buchner Stith land on the south side of Sturgeion Creek, as she could not conveniently travel. Nov. 6, 1760. They were directed to attend to the same matter related to sale of 600 acres on the north side of Sturgeon Creek to John Sherman Gregory on the same date. See Deed Book 7, p. 89.
The County Committee for Charles City County, 1774-1775, chosen Dec. 17, 1774, chaired by Benjamin Harrison, included Philip Par Edmondson, with William Acrill, Francis Eppes, William Edloe, Rev. James Ogilvie, William Green Munford, William Rickman, Thomas Holt, Benjamin Harrison, jun., William Gregory, Samuel Harwood, David Minge, John Edloe, George Minge, John Tyler, Freeman Walker, Francis Dancy, William Christian, James Bray Johnson, Peter Royster, Henry Southall, Benjamin Dancy, James Eppes, John Brown, Stith Hardyman, William Edloe, jun., Henry Armistead, William Royall, Edward Stubblefield and Patrick Murdock, clerk. (List provided by Beverly Brunelle.

Could he be the Captain Philip Edmondson listed in HISTORICAL REGISTER OF VIRGINIANS IN THE REVOLUTION, by John H. Gwathmey?
He is listed in VIRGINIA TAXPAYERS, 1782-1787, by Fothergill and Naugle, 1940, living in Charles City County with five slaves. He died Oct. 22, 1784, insolvent according to a later suit in equity in 1797. No known children.
(His nephew John Edmondson, son of Thomas, married the widow of Dr. William Rickman. John lived in Charles City County for some years before he moved to Augusta County).
Was Benjamin Edmondson, Continental officer who lived in Charles City County after the Revolution, a son of Philip Parr Edmondson? If not, who were his parents?

Edmondson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The story of the name Edmondson is long and rich in history. It begins among the Boernicians of the Scottish/English Borderlands where the name was derived from the personal name Edmond. Edmondson is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms were formed by a son using his father's personal name as a surname. Others were taken from the names of important religious and secular figures. Members of the Edmondson family settled in Scotland, just following the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.

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Early Origins of the Edmondson family

The surname Edmondson was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Queen Margaret of Scotland. They take their name from the place name Edmondstone, the tun of Eadmund, near Edinburgh. The name may have been derived from Aedmund filius Forn, one of the witnesses to a charter by Thor filius Swani (c. 1150) [1]

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Early History of the Edmondson family

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Edmondson Spelling Variations

Boernician names that evolved in the largely preliterate Middle Ages are often marked by considerable spelling variations. Edmondson has been spelled Edmondson, Edmonson, Edminson, Edminston, Edmiston, Edmeston, Edmondon and many more.

Early Notables of the Edmondson family (pre 1700)

Notable among the family at this time was Henry Edmondson (1607-1659), an English schoolmaster, entered Queen's College, Oxford in 1622 aged 15. William Edmundson (1627-1712), was an English Quaker whose father was a wealthy yeoman, was born.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Edmondson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Edmondson, who landed in Maryland in 1658 [2]
  • Mary Edmondson, who landed in Maryland in 1668 [2]
  • William Edmondson, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [2]
  • Tho Edmondson, who arrived in Virginia in 1699 [2]
Edmondson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Edmondson, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811 [2]
  • Thomas G Edmondson, aged 22, who landed in Maryland in 1812 [2]
  • Arthur Edmondson, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1893
Edmondson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Albert James Edmondson, aged 19, who landed in America from England, in 1904
  • Annie Edmondson, aged 19, who immigrated to America from Manchester, in 1905
  • Ambrose Edmondson, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States from Barraw, England, in 1910
  • Cissie Edmondson, aged 26, who landed in America from Nottingham, England, in 1910
  • Catherine Edmondson, aged 23, who landed in America from Barrow in Fuless, England, in 1911
  • . (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Edmondson migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Edmondson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Edmondson migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Edmondson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Edmondson, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Mr. J. E. Edmondson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gloriosa" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 22nd January 1865 [4]
  • J. Edmondson, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1869
  • William Edmondson, aged 23, a printer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Edmondson (post 1700) +

  • Mr. William Edmondson, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1532 to 1533
  • George E. Edmondson Jr. (1922-2019), American insurance salesman from Tampa, Florida, known to the University of Florida community as "Mr. Two Bits"
  • Paul Michael Edmondson (1943-1970), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the 1969 for the Chicago White Sox
  • Thomas Edmondson (1792-1851), English inventor of the Edmondson railway ticket, pre-printed train tickets with serial numbers used worldwide from the 1840s through the 1980s
  • Kate Edmondson (b. 1983), British television presenter from Portsmouth, Hampshire, sister of Matt Edmondson
  • Jerold A. Edmondson, American Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Arlington
  • Matt Edmondson (b. 1985), British Sony Award-nominated television and radio presenter
  • Edmond "Ed" Augustus Edmondson (1919-1990), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma (1953-1973)
  • Mark Edmondson (b. 1954), retired Australian professional tennis player, ranked World No. 15 (17 May 1982)
  • Thomas William Edmondson Ph. D (1869-1938), English-born, American mathematician
  • . (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Edmondson family +

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Kenneth E. Edmondson, American Coxswain working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [5]

Related Stories +

The Edmondson Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtus auget honorem
Motto Translation: Virtue increases honour.

James Edmondson

Edmondson, called J.M. by his friends, was born 1937 in Corpus Christi. During that year, Franklin Roosevelt was president, the Hindenburg burst into flames, and Amelia Earhart disappeared while attempting to fly around the world events most students have only read about in history books.

Edmondson earned associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees in the in the ‘60s and ‘70s. In January 1993, Edmondson began taking classes at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. In all, he has 13 degrees including seven master’s degrees in education from the Island University. With plans to graduate in May 2014 with his latest degree, he will have all of the master’s degrees the College of Education has to offer except Kinesiology. Since becoming an Islander 21 years ago, Edmondson has only missed one semester of school, spring 2010.

“I am trying to keep my brain from going bad,” said Edmondson. “Education keeps my brain alive and functioning.”

Edmondson has utilized many of his degrees, working as a farmer, teacher, rancher, and judge. For the last 15 years, he has served as Executive Director of the Mathis Housing Authority.

“I was a farmer for 20 years. Every year there was a drought, I had to go back to teaching to put bread on the table,” said Edmondson.

Edmondson says education runs in his family. Many of his relatives have master’s degrees. His daughter is a senior at Texas State University, and his son has a Nuclear Engineering degree from Texas A&M University.

“If society is going to progress, it has to learn from its past and project those things on to the future and education is how you do it,” said Edmondson. “I plan to stay in school until I die.”

I try to sketch on paper as much as I can. I usually ink my sketches by hand if I have the time. I prefer going a bit slow. Each project is different, and I don’t beat myself up for adjusting my process according to the constraints of the job. After a sketch or direction has been chosen, I carefully craft the beziers with extreme patience. I take pride in my curves like a plus-size model.

Where does most of your design process take place? What is your ideal work space?
Right now, all my work is done at home in my room. This is not ideal. I’m from a big family, and I love having a lot of people around. My ideal space would be maybe 30 independent designers or small studios all in a rad warehouse space with music playing, ping pong tables, and visiting designers stopping by to hang out. A mini ramp would be cool. Just writing that, and looking back at my desk makes me think, “What are you doing dude?!” One day it will come true, and it will be a blast.

Art history plays a huge role in many designers&rsquo point of view and style. Are there design time periods such as Bauhaus, Renaissance, or Constructivism that have effected your point of view or aesthetic?
When I think about type design, I think of design principles that aren’t tied to time. Figure/ground relationships, rhythm, and consistency are what my brain revolves around when I’m designing type&mdashcalligraphers had that stuff nailed a long time ago. One thing that is awesome about this craft is that I can focus on any sort of style I am interested in at that moment. Most often it’s 20th century, but I’m interested in going back further.

Also, quality is a much larger consideration than style in my mind. With every release, I try to drastically improve the overall product from the last one I put out. I am blown away by type designers like Jackson Cavanaugh. His first release was Alright Sans, and it was this huge perfect thing. And it sold well.

How did you get connected to Lost Type?
I stumbled on Lost Type after I designed my second or third typeface, Wisdom Script. I shot Riley Cran an email and he got back right away saying he was interested in Wisdom Script and Duke. I remember being bummed that he didn’t want my typeface Edmondserif, but now looking back on that font, it’s so obviously a piece of shit. Riley made a good call.

What drew you to working with Lost Type?
At that point I had finished three fonts, and I wasn’t sure what to do with them&mdashwhether or not I wanted to put them up on MyFonts, or just let people download them for free. Lost Type seemed like a perfect balance. It’s proven to be a great decision. Having my fonts out there got my work a ton of exposure, and in the last year I’ve met so many of design heroes, and made lots of new friends.

What&rsquos it like to see typefaces you designed being used in a variety of circumstances?
It’s fun! The weird thing is how excited my parents and friends get. I didn’t expect anyone else to care (or even to be able to spot which fonts were mine). My mom was excited when Wisdom was BarackObama.com, but I was thinking, “Who cares? RON PAUL 2012!”

Are you concerned about your fonts becoming overused because they are available on the Internet for free?
Should I be?! I’m a little bit bummed that Wisdom has become so popular because I now see how weak the design is. That said, there is no shame in a popular design if it’s well made.

What are your plans for the future?
One goal is to get accepted into the Type & Media program at The Royal Academy of the Arts in The Hague. Another is to write a hit song. I am also interested in other areas of design like furniture and interior design. I would love to work for trade more often. I really want to do some work for Vans&mdashdesigning a skate deck or doing lettering for a skate company would be just great. I’m actually terrible at skateboarding, but it has by far the most visually appealing culture and design. I think snowboarding is the worst. It’s right down there with 󈨞s NBA logos and energy drink cans. Lastly, I would love to teach typography some day. That’s major incentive for graduating college.

James Edmondson - History

Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, on April 7, 1919, and son of Edmond Augustus and Esther Pullen Edmondson, U.S. Rep. Edmond A. "Ed" Edmondson graduated from Muskogee Junior College in 1938 and the University of Oklahoma in 1940. His father was a Muskogee County commissioner. His brother, J. Howard Edmondson, was Oklahoma governor and U.S. senator. While attending college, Ed Edmondson worked for a Muskogee newspaper and United Press International.

From 1940 to 1943 Edmondson was a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. During World War II he became a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy while serving in the Pacific. He was also in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1946 to 1970. He married June Maureen Pilley on March 5, 1944. Their children were June Ellen, James Edmond (who became a district judge), William Andrew (who became Oklahoma attorney general), John, and Brian. Edmondson was the Washington, D.C., correspondent for several Oklahoma newspapers from 1946 to 1947. He received a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in 1947 and returned to Muskogee, serving as Muskogee County attorney from 1949 to 1952.

In 1952 Oklahoma's Second District voters first elected Ed Edmondson as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives he served from 1953 to 1973. By the end of his congressional career he had attained considerable seniority on the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee and Public Works Committee. He was chair of the Mines and Mining Subcommittee and the second-ranking Democrat on the Indian Affairs Subcommittee. Other subcommittee membership included Environment Irrigation and Reclamation Public Lands Flood Control and Internal Development Investigation and Oversight Roads Conservation and Watershed Development and Economic Development Programs. He played a crucial role in passage of legislation creating the Arkansas River Navigation System and Copan Dam.

When he first went to Congress, he was a grass-roots liberal, and throughout his tenure he was prolabor. He supported Pres. John F. Kennedy's New Frontier legislation, but during Lyndon Johnson's administration he became more conservative. In 1972 and 1974 Edmondson ran for the U.S. Senate. His campaigns focused on his conservatism, his dislike of Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern, and his support for economic measures to help the "little man." Nonetheless, Republicans Dewey Bartlett and Henry Bellmon defeated him. In 1978 Edmondson tried again but lost his party's nomination to David Boren.

In later years Edmondson was an attorney in Muskogee. He was involved with the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission and the preservation of the Illinois River. He died in Muskogee on December 8, 1990. He was survived by his wife, June, sons Jim, Drew, and Brian, and daughter June Ellen.


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