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    BIOGRAPHY - PERRY EDWARDS

        full name:        Perrie Louise Edwards
        date of birth:   10 July 1993
        place of birth:  South Shields, Tyne & Wear
        home town:     South Shields, Tyne & Wear

      

        FAMILY - see below
        SCHOOLS/COLLEGE - click link
        SINGING/DANCE/DRAMA - click link
        EARLY PERFORMANCES - click link

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 PERRIE EDWARDS - FAMILY

 GRANDPARENTS (maternal):
   Grandfather:    Hugh Hogg, born 1942, Glasgow, Scotland (Daily Record, Scotland. 25 Nov 2011)
   Grandmother: Nancy Gosling, born 1941, South Shields, Tyne & Wear (public records - Births, Marriages, Deaths)
     Hugh Hogg worked in the Glasgow shipyards but, in search of work, moved to South Shields, Tyne & Wear, where he worked as a paint sprayer and
     cleaned drains
(Daily Record, Scotland. 25 Nov 2011). In South Shields, Hugh met Nancy Gosling (Shields Gazette. 31 Oct 2011).
   Hugh Hogg and Nancy Gosling married in 1958 in South Shields, Tyne & Wear
(public records - Births, Marriages, Deaths) and had four children -
    Douglas, born in 1959; Eileen, born in 1961; Deborah (Perrie`s mother), born in 1965; Nancy, born in 1968
(public records - Births, Marriages, Deaths). 

   Hugh and Nancy separated in 1996 and Nancy stayed in South Shields, Tyne & Wear and Hugh went back to Glasgow, Scotland, but they continued
   to stay in touch. (Daily Record, Scotland. 25 Nov 2011).
   Hugh and Nancy`s grand-daughter Stephanie died of a viral infection in 2000. Her death resulted in Hugh suffered from a stroke, paralysing him down
   one side. (Daily Record, Scotland. 25 Nov 2011)
.
   Hugh died in 2006 - aged 64. (Daily Record, Scotland. 25 Nov 2011)
.

 PARENTS:
   Father (biological): Alexander Edwards, born 1959, Durham North-East district
(public records - Births, Marriages, Deaths)
   M
other: Deborah Hogg, daughter of Hugh and Nancy Hogg, born 1965, South Shields, Tyne & Wear
(public records - Births, Marriages, Deaths)
    
Alex was the singer with bands in the 1980s - firstly with Wallop, and then with Six Of The Best (Sunday Sun. 16 Oct 2011).
    Alexander Edwards married Deborah Hogg (Sunday Sun. 16 Oct 2011) and they had two children -
    Jonnie Alexander, born 1989 in South Shields, Tyne & Wear; PERRIE LOUISE, born 10 July 1993 in South Shields, Tyne & Wear
     
(public records - Births, Marriages, Deaths). Perrie was named after Steve Perry of rock band Journey (Dorset Echo. 25 Oct 2011)
   Alex and Debbie divorced when Perrie was very young. Alex continued to see Perrie every week and they went on holiday together. (Sunday Sun. 11 Dec 2011).
   Debbie moved with Perrie and Jonnie to Weymouth, Dorset
(Dorset Echo. 18 Oct 2011)
, where Perrie first went to school (see schools).
   A little while later, Debbie was unable to find work in Weymouth, so moved back to South Shields with Perrie and Jonnie. (Daily Star. 13 Dec 2011).
   Alex met and married Joanna Wells (now Perrie`s step-mother) and they had a daughter, Caitlan Georgia Edwards (Perrie`s step-sister), born in 2002
    in North Surrey (public records - Births, Marriages, Deaths).

   Step-father: Mark Duffy, who had known Perrie and her mother, Debbie, since Perrie was four years old (The Sun. 3 Dec 2011) married Debbie
     (Perrie`s mother)
in South Tyneside in 2003.
(public records - Births, Marriages, Deaths).
   In 2004, when Perrie was 11 years old, she lived for a year in New Zealand, then returned to South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England
    
(Ready To Fly, Little Mix autobiography. HarperCollins. 2012)
.
  
In February 2011, Mark moved to Basildon, Essex to run a club. Debbie stayed in South Shields, Tyne & Wear as Perrie was at college. (The Sun. 3 Dec 2011).
   In November, during Perrie`s time on X Factor, Mark and Debbie separated. (Daily Mail. 13 Dec 2011).

   Debbie is a teaching assistant at South Tyneside College, South Shields, Tyne & Wear
   (Chronicle News, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 12 Oct 2011)
.

  

   Alex is the singer with the band Alexander`s Palace, which he formed in 1995, but the band remains unsigned (Sunday Sun. 16 Oct 2011).

   Mark runs Woodlands Social Club, in Basildon, Essex. (The Sun. 3 Dec 2011).

 SIBLING

     Brother: Jonnie Alexander Edwards, born 1989 in South Shields, Tyne & Wear (public records - Births, Marriages, Deaths).
       Jonnie joined the Royal Navy in 2005, when he was 16 years old, and spent nine months touring America on Ark Royal before the ship was decomissioned.
       (Chronicle News. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 15 Oct 2011). Jonnie has worked as a Royal Navy aircraft handler on HMS Illustrious, a helicopter carrier based in
       Portsmouth, Hampshire,
but he is mainly at Royal Naval Air Squadron, Yeovil, Somerset. (Shields Gazette. 12 Dec 2011). When not on ship. Jonnie is a fireman at
       the airbase. (Chronicle News, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 15 Oct 2011).

   Step-sister: Caitlan Georgia, born 2000 in North Surrey (public records - Births, Marriages, Deaths).

 AUNTS and COUSINS

   Perrie has three aunts, and seven cousins.

   Aunt: Eileen Hogg, daughter of Hugh and Nancy Hogg, sister of Perrie`s mother Debbie, born 1961 South Shields, Tyne & Wear

               (public records - Births, Marriages and Deaths)

               Eileen Hogg
married Mark Hemmings 1991, South Shields, Tyne & Wear (public records - Births, Marriages and Deaths), had 3 children (Perrie`s cousins)
   Cousins:
Jake Mark, born 1992; Kurtis, born 1997 (public records - Births, Marriages, Deaths); Kelsey (Dorset Echo. 4 Nov 2011)

   Aunt: Nancy Hogg, daughter of Hugh and Nancy Hogg, sister of Perrie`s mother Debbie, born 1968 South Shields, Tyne & Wear
               
(public records - Births, Marriages and Deaths)
                Nancy Hogg married George Grant 1991, South Shields, Tyne & Wear
(public records - Births, Marriages and Deaths), had 2 children (Perrie`s cousins)
    Cousins: - Georgia and Reeve.

   Aunt: Margaret Edwards, sister of Perrie`s biological father Alex, born 1953 Gateshead  (public records - Births, Marriages and Deaths)
                Margaret Edwards married Dennis Kernohan 1975, Gateshead
(public records - Births, Marriages and Deaths), had two children (Perrie`s cousins)
    Cousins: Sarah Louise, born 1980; and Lee, born 1983. (public records - Births, Marriages and Deaths).

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