Edmund Spencer Tiddeman
A clergyman born in 1831 and died in 1898. Before June 1865 he was second master at Llanrwst Grammer School. He was then given the Vicarage of Childerditch, near Brentwood.
He married Harriet Spooner, daughter of James Spooner.  They had six daughters and 3 sons, the youngest of which was Edmund Spencer Tiddeman (junior) born 1861 died 1937. He was Chief Draughtsman of the GER and LNER 1907 - 26. He went to Stratford as a pupil of Loco. Superintendent T W Wordsell and joined the drawing office in 1890. He designed the electro-mechanical ATC used on the Seven Sisters and Epping lines. He was known to Ron Garraway but only as a rather distant figure. He was a ninth-generation direct descendant of Edmund Spencer, the Poet.
- Wilson D H (1977) FRM No. 77, page 21