Edward George Strike was baptised in Stoke Climsland son of Edward and Emma on 28 Dec. 1864. On 3 Sep. 1870 his mother Emma was buried and in 1871 census, he was the eldest of 4 children living with his widowed father and a Housekeeper - Mary Strike - his father's unmarried sister. The youngest child was William George aged 7months who was baptised on the same date as his mother was buried. On 15 Jun 1871 Mary Strike was married to Charles Martin in Stoke Climsland and Edward still had needs for someone to care for his children while he worked as a Groom [3 were aged 3 or younger when Mary married]. His father - Edward - 'found' a Margaret Edwards [not found in 1871 census or earlier] and they were married in Stoke Damerel on 10 Apr. 1873. Edward and Margaret later moved to Little Houghton, Northamptonshire and was employed as a Coachman. 3 of his 4 children were with him and his wife was in hospital in London. The missing son was Edward George. I have found an Edward Strike working as a Servant in 1881 in Lamerton, Devon but as he was born in Tavistock in 1866, I have discounted him. There is a possibility that he was the Edward Strike who was enlisted 1887 in the 16th Lancers, but as his age is given as 21 I am of the opinion that he is the same Edward as above. I think that Edward George was in Australia some time either prior to or after the 1881 census but cannot find his date of departure. There are a lot of details that I have on Edward George in Oz including a return to England [alone] from Sydney arriving London 3 Jul. 1916. He was aged 51 and occupation Bootseller. He returned to Oz 3 Oct. 1916 and his occupation is shown as Bookseller. Another thing is a marriage in Oz in Redfern reg.#6463/1890 but there is no PDF availability.