Edward Desborough Man was born on 20 May 1814 at 18 Chester Place, Kennington, Lambeth, Surrey, the eldest son of Edward and Georgiana (Desborough) Man, and was baptized 2 September 1814 at St. Mary-at-Lambeth, Lambeth, Surrey. He married Louisa Mary Harris on 29 January 1849 in Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common North Side, Surrey. Edward died on 9 August 1893 at 42 Marina, St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex and was buried on 12 August at Hastings Borough Cemetery, The Ridge, Hastings, Sussex.
Louisa Mary Harris was born on 29 January 1824 in Clapham, Surrey and she was baptized on 27 February at Holy Trinity, Clapham Common North Side, Clapham, Surrey. She died on 19 July 1874 at Thames cottage, Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire and was buried on 22 July 1874 at All Saints, Great Marlow. She left a WILL, also in PDF.
[References: His birth and baptism - FHL Film # 0254605; his marriage - FHL Film # 0307719; his death - copy of death certificate; his burial - copy of grave register; Louisa's birth and baptism - FHL Film # 0307717; her death - copy of death certificate; her burial - provided by E-mail from Bucks Record Office.]
NOTES: Edward Desborough Man has been found on the 1861 census which can be viewed here. In the 1891 census, Edward is shown as a lodger at # 72 Marina with his daughter, Mary L(ouisa), who will marry Rev. Vere Awdry in October of that year. His niece, (Louisa) Jane H(ingston) Kirkness, is a visitor. Edward D. died in 1893 at which time he was living at # 42 Marina. Mary A. Desborough, his cousin, was in attendance. She was probably the daughter of Capt. Lawrence & Maria Aletta Cameron Desborough, born in India in 1837. His grave at Hastings cemetery no longer exists. He left a WILL. The company E. D. and F. Man bears his initials and those of his brother Frederick. A summary of the history of the MAN group founded by Edward Desborough and his brother that appeared in the journal West Africa (2000) can be accessed HERE (<--- two pages PDF).