September 10, 1791, Wapping, Middlesex, England.
January 7, 1867, Homerton, Hackney, Middlesex, England.
Edmeston was an architect and surveyor by profession. He served as the church warden at St. Barnabas, Homerton. He strongly supported the London Orphan Asylum, and visited there frequently.
It is said he wrote 2,000 hymns, one each Sunday. His works include: