Edwards, John Passmore
- A. J. A. Morris
Edwards, John Passmore (1823–1911), newspaper proprietor and philanthropist, born on 24 March 1823, at Blackwater, near Truro, Cornwall, was the second of the four sons of William Edwards and his wife, Susan Passmore. Edwards received a rudimentary education at his village school before leaving in 1835 to help his father with his various jobs as carpenter, brewer, publican, and nurseryman. He continued his studies after work, teaching himself from the cheap books he was able to buy. These endeavours were rewarded when, in 1843, he was employed as a clerk by a ...