Checked the 1871 & 1881 Census found a possible family for Edward John Dawes. 1871 County: London Registration District: St Saviour, Southwark SubRegistration District: Trinity Newington John DAWES b: abtr 1836 Longhope Gloucestershire Ann R DAWES b: abt: 1836 Croyden Surrey Charlotte A DAWES b; abt 1863 Newington Surrey Edward J DAWES b: abt: 1868 Newington Surrey William M DAWES b: abt; 1870 Newington Surrey
Edward's father is dead by the 1881 census and his mother appears to be using middlename Rebecca.
1881 Census Civil Parish: Newington London Registration District: St Saviour Southwark SubRegistration District: Trinity Newington
Rebecca DAWES Head Widow b: abt; 1836 Croydon Surrey Occ: Housekeeper(Dom) Edward DAWES son b: abt: 1868 Southwark Surrey William DAWES son b: abt: 1870 Southwark Surrey.
FreeBMD Deaths Qurt Dec 1879 DawesJohn age: 45 District: St. SaviourVol: 1d Page: 76
Possible marriage but not positve.
John DAWES m Rebecca BEACH 1859 District: Epsom (Surrey) Vol: 2a page: 8
Births Qrt Mar 1868 DawesEdward JohnDistrict: NewingtonVol: 1d Page; 215