Name: Edward Wilson
Note: Died age 55 (MI)
Death: 3 APR 1708
Burial: Didlington, Norfolk
Residence: Didlington, Norfolk
MEM: Didlington, Norfolk: MI
Change Date: 16 DEC 2011
On a like compartment against the north wall is this inscription ?Here lyeth the Body of Edward Wilson of Didlington,. Esq; second son of Robert Wilson of Merton in the County of Surrey...?
Of Colveston, Norfolk.
?Edward Wilson, Esq. built a neat manor-house at Colveston, now  enjoyed by his eldest son,Robert Wilson, Esq. of Didlington.?
Edward?s mother is shown as Catherine Ashe in IGI.
?He [John Wilson qv] died 21st May 1718, aged 59, without issue, and his heir was his half-brother Edward Wilson of Didlington in Norfolk, the lineal ancestor of Lord Berners. His widow Dorothes had Knight Thorpe for life...|?
(Genealogical memoirs of the extinct family of Chester of Chicheley - Page 356. by Robert Edmond Chester- Waters - 1878.)
Robert W of Merton, 1st of Didlington d 11 Nov 1660, and had a son Edward W of Didlington, who married Judith, dau of Henry Webster of Bungay, who had a son Henry Wilson of Didlington, who married 2 Mar 1720 Elizabeth Knyvet(t), from whom the Berners connection.
IGI submitted shows him and Judith as having:
1. Robert Wilson - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Birth: 1690 , , England
2. Henry Wilson - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Birth: < 1692> , , England
3. Catherine Wilson - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Birth: < 1694> , , England
4. Charles Wilson - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Birth: About 1720 London, London, England
5. John Wilson - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Birth: < 1708> Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England
Tablet memorials on the South wall of the Chancel at Didlington church:
Robert WILSON, Son and Heir of Robert WILSON of Merrow [should it be Merton?], Surrey, d. 10 Dec 1701 in his 51st year.
Edward WILSON, Second son of Robert WILSON of Merton, Surrey, d. 3 Apr 1708, aged 53(? - partly illegible),
also Katherine WILSON, daughter of EW, d. 29 Sep 1698 (or 5?)
and Katherine WILSON another daughter of EW, d 11 Feb 1708
On the north side:
Robert WILSON, of Didlington Park, eldest son of Edward WILSON Esq. d. July 22nd 1765 in his 78th year.
(Transcribed by E.C."Paddy" Apling, September, 1999 )
Father: Robert Wilson b: 1625
Mother: Catherine Ashe b: <1631> in London, Middlesex
Judith Webster b: ABT 1664 in Suffolk
- Robert Wilson b: 1690
- Henry Wilson b: <abt 1692>
- John Wilson b: 1697
- Charles Wilson b: ABT 1720 in London
- Type: Book
Periodical: Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk
Author: Francis Blomefield
Date: abt 1775