Edward Gardner was born about 1812 and baptised at Glenfield, Leicestershire, on 11 July 1812.
On 29 April 1834 he married Sarah Blockley (born abt 1811) a dressmaker from Whetstone, Leics, at St Margarets, Leicester.
|They had 4 children;|
John Blockley Gardner, born about 1837. Elizabeth Gardner, born about 1840 Edward Gardner, born about 1846 Thomas Gardner, born about 1849
Sarah died on the 8 January 1856 and is buried at Claybrook Parva, Leicestershire.
Edward then married Eliza Miles (born abt 1811) but she died in abt 1869.
Edward married for a third time, to Anne Ellington.