Edith M Harrison was born in Broseley in 1877.
Edith was the daughter of Ada and Edward Harrison of Coalport. Edward worked as a repairer of colours at tile works. In 1881 they and their 4 year old daughter are living with Ada’s father, Thomas Doughty, a waterman.
Ten years later they are at Tuckies, Broseley. Both parents worked making tiles Edward, an encaustic tile maker (tile made using different coloured clays), and Ada as a tile burnisher (polisher). They had 6 children and a servant. Selina Hewson. Selina is only 12 years old but is given as servant and nurse. Their eldest child Edith, now 14 year old was already working as painter of majolica, presumably at the tile factory. Their other children were Fred (1880, William (1881), twins Arthur and May (1884), George (1887) and Lillee (1900).
By 1901 Edith had changed occupation and was working at Salop and Montgomery Council counties Lunatic Asylum at Bicton Heath. By 1911 she has moved to work at Morda workhouse. Edith was 34 years old when she married in Whitby, Yorkshire in October 1911. Her husband Donald Llewellyn Prestage came from an army family and had been born in India in 1864. He had been a Captain in Welch Regiment Major Shropshire Yeomanry. He worked as a civil engineer in the tile industry in Broseley. He went on to be an Alderman of Broseley. Donald died on 23 October 1930.
Edith died in Warwick 19 January 1957 left £5941 17s 11d.