John Henry EDMONDS, b. ca 1831, ____ son of John EDMONDS and Mary Ann KIBBY married in 1855 at Nairne, South Australia to Mary JOHNS, b. 1838 ___, dau of Richard JOHNS and Margaret NANCARROW.

John & Mary EDMONDS had their first children in South Australia and probably arrived in south-west Victoria about 1860. They were living at Bruk Bruk (Carapook) in 1868 when twin girls Ada & Eva were born. John EDMONDS signed a letter dated 1 Nov 1865 from the Bruk Bruk School Committee to the Board of Education applying for aid under the Common Schools Act.

The family appears to have moved north to the Harrow and Clear Lake area around 1876.

Susannah EDMONDS a sister of John was married to Richard JOHNS a brother of Mary. This couple also had children in the Casterton and Clear Lake areas. James JOHNS another brother of Mary & Richards died in Beerik Parish in 1871, aged 30.

John EDMONDS and Mary JOHNS had the following family:
  1. Mary EDMONDS b. 1857, ___, SA,

  2. John Richard EDMONDS b. 1857, Nairne, SA, m. Sarah Jane ELDRIDGE

  3. Mary Ann EDMONDS b. 1859, Nairne, SA, m. Joseph HOBBS

  4. Margaret Jane EDMONDS b. 1862, Coleraine, Vic, m. George Henry ELDRIDGE

  5. James Henry EDMONDS b. 1864, Casterton, Vic, m. Eliza Ann HOBBS

  6. George EDMONDS b. 1867, d. 1867 Coleraine, Vic.

  7. Eva Lucy EDMONDS b. 1868, Bruk Bruk, Vic, d. 1928 Clear Lake, Vic.

  8. Ada Louisa EDMONDS b. 1868, Bruk Bruk, Vic, m. Harry Walter WADE

  9. William Thomas EDMONDS b. 1871, Beerik, Vic, m. ____

  10. Essington Albert EDMONDS b. 1874, Coleraine, Vic, m. Jessie Mary CAMPBELL

  11. George Arthur EDMONDS b. 1876, Harrow, Vic, m1. Lena Elizabeth HAIR, m2. Myrtle HAIR

  12. Lavina Maud EDMONDS b. 1879, Clear Lake, Vic, m. Francis Edgar WATSON

  13. Beatrice May EDMONDS b. 1882, Clear Lake, Vic, m. Frank Hill HAIR

  14. Charles Leslie EDMONDS b. 1884, Horsham, Vic, m. ____