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  1. I have seen a portrait of a Lasbury sailor online at a BBC website. It is showing the painting is at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Is this a member of your family?

  2. Jonathon

    Thanks for your comment. I believe the painting to be of Joseph Sheppard Lasbury (1829 – 1912) so the painting would have been painted a little earlier than that suggested on the website. In 1861 the census shows him as a private in the Royal Navy and the 1901 census shows him as a Naval Pensioner. The title of the painting is “J. Lasbury, RMLI” and I think this means “Royal Marine Light Infantry” so this would fit with his description of being a private in the navy. I have contacted the BBC through their website suggesting the identity of the person in the painting. You can see Joseph Sheppard Lasbury at http://www.lasbury.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I3877&tree=tree1