Edward Arthur Cartwright Windsor
Edward Arthur Cartwright Windsor
Date of Birth 9 March 1869
Place of Residence 'Victoria Terrace' 3 Welman Street Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Ellen Elizabeth Sexton
Childrens Names Albert Roy, Sydney Claude & Iris Maud

Edward Arthur Cartwright Windsor was born on 9 Mar 1869, a son of Edward Charles Windsor (1827-1893) and Georgiana Cartwright (1839-1903) who married on 10 Apr 1858 at St George's Church, Hobart. Edward junior was educated at the Launceston High School, as were his two sons, Albert, born 1893 and Sydney, born 1896. Sydney transferred to the Grammar School when the two schools merged. Edward's daughter Iris was born in 1897. Edward married Ellen Elizabeth Sexton on 4 Dec 1893 in Launceston.

Edward was one of Tasmania's finest cricketers. He was an aggressive batsman and talented spin bowler, representing Tasmania from 1888 to 1912. He was described by one famous cricket writer as 'Australia's forgotten cricketer' and is regarded by many as one of the finest players never to represent Australia. The number of wickets he captured for Tasmania stood as a record until the 1980s. He was a bank officer by profession. A significant Tasmanian sportsman, he died aged 85 on 23 Dec 1953 in Launceston. His wife Ellen had died on 31 Dec 1944. They were buried together at Carr Villa in Section E1 No. 695.

Two of Edward's sisters and one brother are also pictured in the Family Album.

Rick Smith Sep 2005 & Marion Sargent Jun 2009