Edward Bernard Proctor (née Coleman)
1845 - 1929

 Relationship to me: First Cousin 3 times removed Gen -3

Edward Bernard Proctor (née Coleman)
 Born: 1845
 Died: 1929
 Age ~84  
 Father:      Edward Bernard Coleman 1812 - 1849
 Mother: Louisa Elizabeth Jane Proctor 1818-1854
 Brothers: none
 Sisters:   none
 Married: (2) Helen Mary Elizabeth Dixon m. June 1891
 Children: Henry Arthur Bernard Proctor (emigrated to U.S.) b.1892
  Cecil Waring Proctor   1894 - 1988
  James Adolphus Proctor - (killed in WW1)  1896 - 1918
  Dorothy Louise Proctor  1900 - 1981
  Charles Ruthven Kynaston Proctor  1906 - 1992?

(Information supplied by Helen Proctor, 9th Jan 2003): "Edward Bernard Coleman 1845-1929, my grandfather, became his grandfather's heir and on the death of his younger uncle in 1878 he inherited the Aberhafesp Estate. In accordance with his grandfather's Will he took the name and arms of Proctor.

In June 1891 he married (2ndly) (there were no children from the first marriage) Helen Mary Elizabeth Dixon, only dau. of the Rector of Aberhafesp.

They had five children:-

In Jan 2011, John Coleman, a descendant of Edward Bernard Coleman's great-great-uncle Francis, offered additional information about Edward Bernard Coleman's inheritance and change of name, taken from the Shropshire Archives Online:

Collection SALT COLLECTION; Section RECORDS OF CLIENTS - Family, Estate and Personal
Sub Sub Section The Aberhafesp Estate and the Proctor inheritance
Sub Sub Sub Section Records of inheritance
Level Item; DocumentRef D3651/B/74/2/1; Date 1855-1859

Title: Copy will of Lt Gen Henry Adolphus Proctor CB of Aberhafesp Hall with probate

Description Will of 6 May 1855: Aberhafesp Hall estate with lands in the parishes of Aberhafesp, Llallwchaiarn, Llandinam and Penstrowed to Edmund Henry Lyon of Vaenor Park and David Jones of Cyffronydd in trust for grandson Edward Bernard Coleman; legacies and annuities to wife, sons and daughter; successor in fee to take surname of Proctor or forfeit. Wife Louisa Proctor sole executrix.

Page created 9th Jan 2003 [photo added 19th March 2003 courtesy Helen Proctor]