Lasbury Family History
This website contains my research of the Lasbury family worldwide. I began this quest about 30 years ago just researching my own UK branch of Lasbury’s. This was extended somewhat when I was contacted by Mary Lasbury from San Francisco who shared her own family’s research with me. Since then the family records have grown to encompass numerous branches of the Lasbury family both in the UK and the rest of the world. The records also contain the research I have undertaken on my wife Christine’s family and generally any other family that has a connection through marriage to a Lasbury individual.
I use a software package called Legacy Family Tree to store my records on my PC and I upload them to an online database system called TNG (The Next generation) which is running behind the scenes of my web site. This allows for a massive improvement over a normal website as the web pages are created on demand using the records stored within the database. This makes it much quicker and easier for me to update the web site with new records and offers a much improved browsing experience including an impressive search facility.
Not all of the records within are from my own personal research, some have been shared by individuals when our research paths have crossed. I owe a great deal of thanks to these individuals who have been kind enough to share their research with me and I have named those individuals on the Credits page.
My mother June Lasbury was the one who first interested me in finding out about my heritage. She took a great interest in my early findings, I just wish she were still alive to see the records available here, stretching across the world and going back several hundred years. I therefore dedicate this website to my mother June Margaret Lasbury who was born in 1931 and died after a long illness in 2003.
I encourage you to explore the website and utilise the menu to the left that will take you into the TNG system. Browse the surnames or use the search facility. If you find anything relevant then please send me a message, I would love to hear from you.
Recent News Entries
David Parfitt was born 1888 in Clutton, Somerset, the son of Abel Parfitt and Martha Challenger. He was a full time soldier in the Royal Artillery and had postings that included France, India and Mesopotamia.
My thanks to Aaron McGill for sending these lovely photos of his great great grandparents John McPherson Taylor & Emma Lasbury. John McPherson Taylor was born 24 May 1865 in Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland and Emma Lasbury was born 13 Nov 1865 Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. Emma Lasbury emigrated to Canada … Continue reading →
On the way to Normandy – continued 75th Commemorations for D-Day were held at the end of May by Gosport Borough Council at Stokes Bay, the departure point for thousands of men in 1944. At Hardway, another embarkation point in Gosport, the Friends of Hardway held Commemorations on 6th June 2019. At both, Gosport D-Day Fellowship … Continue reading →
In Memory Gordon David Way 1st March 1947 – 27th July 2018 ———- June Margaret Way (nee Lasbury) 11th May 1931 to 1st Jan 2003
The Gosport D-Day Fellowship are seeking help deciphering some more writing from the Hardway Embarkation Board shown above. They think it could read Wallace, J. – Rag Man or RAC Man from Smutford End, Smatford, E13 If anyone has any information on this name or any ideas on who may … Continue reading →
Is there anybody who has a relative called James Baxter? James would have been born between 1905 and 1925, probably lived in Edinburgh, Scotland and in 1944 he was a Sergeant in the Regiment of Artillery and his military number was 891891. He left England for Normandy in 1944 from the Hardway embarkation point in Gosport and signed the piece of paper mentioned in this article whilst in Gosport. In Normandy he was awarded the Military Medal for bravery. Please make contact if you think he is part of your family Penny Harris Associate Researcher GDDF
Enter a postcode or location to see 500,000 location records for 410,000 men and women who died while serving in the First World War.
Some of the newly discovered graves from a recent trip to Holy Trinity Church at Clandown, Somerset
Charles Henry Robbins Pilot Officer / Navigator / Wireless Operator Royal Air Force Died 8th November 1943 Age 22 Buried at Holy Trinity Church, Clandown, Somerset
Just returned from a trip to Somerset that included visits to a number of churchyards, including Clutton, High Littleton, Clandown and Midsomer Norton. Whilst there I was able to photograph a number of graves of relevant surnames. Research ongoing into those graves and the families, with updates to follow.
The latest website update includes the descendants of Alexander Maggs and involves the addition of a few hundred individuals down to present day. Surnames include Maggs, Short, Robbins, Blatchford, Gullick, Harris, Gulliford, Hamilton, Seymour, Woodland, Orledge and many more. View a textual 7 generation report or many other reports here.
The latest round of research has been into the Blatchford family of Somerset, in particular the descendants of James Blatchford and Mary Bush. They were both born in Kilmersdon and married in 1759 at St. Peter & St. Paul Church in the village. This Register report show 8 generations of the … Continue reading →
During May of 1944 vehicles of all shapes and sizes started arriving in Gosport, a town on the south coast of England. Everything from tanks to jeeps lined the streets and as they departed for Normandy after the 4th of June, more arrived to replace them, for several weeks. There … Continue reading →
One of the fun things to do is customizing Legacy to make it look and function just like you want. If you go to Options > Customize you will see 12 tabs of customization options. (click image to enlarge) I am going to do something a little bit backwards. I … Continue reading →
The recording of today’s webinar, “Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 3): Adding a Census Record” by Geoff Rasmussen is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. Webinar Description In this series, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will guide you through the step-by-steps of properly adding genealogy documents, citations, and digital … Continue reading →
In this series, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will guide you through the step-by-steps of properly adding genealogy documents, citations, and digital media to your Legacy Family Tree 9 software. Each class is based on a different chapter in his popular book, Legacy 9 Unlocked: Techniques, Tips and Step-By-Steps for Using Legacy … Continue reading →
Legacy 101 – Backing up Your File Backing up your file is a must. You should be doing this routinely. Legacy will remind you to backup your file on exit if you have selected this in the Options menu. Options > Customize > Other Settings > Option 12.5 Message Boxes. … Continue reading →
Legacy 101 – Privacy There are many ways to privatize things in Legacy. Privacy is a big issue so we are going to go over all the ways you can protect your information if you decide to share your information in a gedcom, a new Legacy file, webpages, reports and … Continue reading →
We’ve tallied the numbers and made a list of the Top 10 FamilyTreeWebinars.com classes for January 2018! Are your favorite topics or instructors among the list? Need something new to learn? Use the list to get inspired! Each month thousands of Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers head for the library to … Continue reading →
Simon Orde, founder and director of Calico Pie, has written an article for Findmypast entitled “The Argument for Building an Offline Version of Your Family Tree”. To read the article, click here. Family Historian 6 Powered by WPeMatico
Press Release Source: Calico Pie Ltd For Immediate Release Family Historian adds automatic record matching and ‘hints’ for Findmypast databases LONDON – 2nd April, 2016 – Calico Pie today released a new version of Family Historian, the award-winning desktop genealogy program. The new version includes automatic matching against records on … Continue reading →
Press Release Source: Calico Pie Ltd For Immediate Release New guide to Family Historian: Getting the most from Family Historian 6 LONDON – April 11th 2016. Calico Pie today announced the publication of a new book, Getting the most from Family Historian 6. The book is a detailed guide to the … Continue reading →
“Family Historian remains our favourite program for Windows users” Who Do You Think You Are? magazine, Issue 114 July 2016 Who Do You Think You Are? magazine has done an eight-page in-depth group comparison of leading genealogy programs in its latest edition (Issue 114 July 2016). The group comparison, entitled … Continue reading →
Webinar Recording The webinar happened on October 27th (see original event description below). However you can still view a recording of it by clicking on this link: Webinar Recording If you were registered previously you just need to enter your email after selecting the ‘already registered’ button; otherwise, simply sign … Continue reading →
The best way to explain how linking and unlinking people in your file will save you a lot of time and aggravation is to give you a couple of scenarios. Let’s say you find a marriage record for your ancestor John Doe. He married Jane White. It just so happens … Continue reading →
Legacy 101 – How to Enter a Child and Parents Now that you have entered your first person and their spouse, you can now enter their children and their parents. You can add a child in three ways (click image below to enlarge). Click to enlarge When you click one of … Continue reading →
The recording of today’s webinar “Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 1): Your First Few Legacy Tips” by Geoff Rasmussen is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time. Webinar Description In this series, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will guide you through the step-by-steps of properly adding genealogy documents, citations, and … Continue reading →
In this series, Legacy’s Geoff Rasmussen will guide you through the step-by-steps of properly adding genealogy documents, citations, and digital media to your Legacy Family Tree 9 software. Each class is based on a different chapter in his popular book, Legacy 9 Unlocked: Techniques, Tips and Step-By-Steps for Using Legacy … Continue reading →
Legacy 101 – The Different Views Legacy has many different views that you can work off of and which one you choose is personal preference. Each view is customizable so that you can tweak it to your liking. How to customize the different views will be covered at a later … Continue reading →
MyHeritage and FamilyTreeWebinars.com are pleased to announce that registration is now open for its 2018 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series. Choose from 106 classes from genealogy’s leading educators on topics ranging from to Jamestown to England, from DNA to online privacy, and from Geni and MyHeritage to Legacy. And not … Continue reading →
There are a lot of different ways to find help while using the Legacy Family Tree software program. Below are seven easy ways for your to get started. 1) On every screen in Legacy there is a Help button. If you click the Help button it will take you to … Continue reading →
It was a Friday afternoon, Geoff had completed his projects at work, and he was anxious to add the newspaper article that he found last night to his Legacy family file. So he pulled up his webinar software and hit the record button. In this webinar, join Legacy’s Geoff … Continue reading →
We have a great new Legacy Quick Tip Video for you. Today, learn about Legacy’s TreeFinder. For more Legacy Quick Tip videos (35 of them now!), click here. Legacy News Powered by WPeMatico
Tuesday’s Tips provide brief how-to’s to help you learn to use the Legacy Family Tree software with new tricks and techniques. IntelliMurder! (Intermediate) The Legacy Staff affectionately calls the Advanced Set Living tool “IntelliMurder.” You can access it by going to Tools > Advanced Set Living. (click image to enlarge) … Continue reading →
Stanley Bertram Richard Edgell was born 1897 in Coleford, Somerset, the son of Albert Edgell & Elizabeth Young. He was working as a coalminer in 1911 but later joined the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards. He fought in France but was killed in action 27th March 1918, age 21. … Continue reading →
The recording of today’s webinar, “Getting Started with Evidentia” by Ed Thompson is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free. Webinar Description A quick overview of using Evidentia software to organize and share your research with Legacy Family Tree software. We will cover entering and cataloging your first source, analyzing your … Continue reading →
by Katy Barnes My grandma June was a lively, intelligent woman who loved to share memories of her past. Back in college, as I worked on my degree in family history, I came to her house one day to interview her about her life history. She told wonderful stories about … Continue reading →
I received this email from Alexandra today with this great question: Several cousins and I have been working on our genealogy for the past several years. Two cousins are using Ancestry.com software but the limitation is only one person can input data. We are looking for a program where … Continue reading →
Every family has stories to share, whether the central characters are heroes or villains. Regardless of what color of hat they wore, most ancestors are worth remembering and their stories are worth preserving. During RootsTech 2017, Hank Smith shared some moving stories about how his family stories have brought him … Continue reading →
Not that I needed it today, but more than once Legacy’s Birthdays, Death Dates, and Anniversaries reminders have come through for me in a big way. Found within the Legacy Home tab inside Legacy 9 software is a list of upcoming birthdays, death dates, and anniversaries. Today is both my grandparents’ 65th wedding … Continue reading →
Thanks to Michele Simmons Lewis, CG for this article. (Click to enlarge.) I track both my atDNA (autosomal) matches and my yDNA matches in Legacy using Hashtags. When working with atDNA, if I know how the person matches me I go ahead and add their tree (their direct line) back to … Continue reading →
Below are more answers to questions you have asked us over the past several days regarding the Legacy-MyHeritage acquisition. More Frequently Asked Questions Q. Will Legacy continue to be stand-alone, offline software? A. Absolutely! Legacy will always remain as it is. Legacy users can count on using Legacy in the … Continue reading →
We have another great Legacy QuickTip Video for you today! Learn: How to create a custom report How to use Legacy 9’s new Hashtags How to get a list of everyone in a certain location How to upload your raw DNA data to MyHeritage (free) to see matches and ethnicity … Continue reading →
Pressing the “Publish” button for this blog post was one of the most exciting, nerve-wracking, and exhilarating things I’ve ever done and is indeed the biggest step forward we’ve ever made with our company. You read the title correctly – we have merged with MyHeritage. While Legacy has a new … Continue reading →
Alfred Vranch 1877 – 1956 and Florence Mary Jane Vranch (nee Axford) 1879 – 1957 This grave has been found in a damaged condition at the graveyard of St. John the Baptist Church in Midsomer Norton, Somerset. The grave belongs to Alfred Vranch who died 15th April 1956 and his … Continue reading →
Lily Joyce Dullea (nee Hobson) Lily Joyce DULLEA passed away at Winslow House, Nailsworth on Wednesday 5th July 2017, aged 99 years and 11-months. Much loved Mum of John and late Paul. Mother-in-law to Ann and Jenny. Beloved Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great-Great Grandmother. 1 2 3 4 5 1 … Continue reading →
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Thomas Pitt 1850 – 1932 My thanks to Christine Jerram for allowing me to take a copy of this photo of Thomas Pitt, my great great grandfather. The photo shows a recently restored framed painting that was originally a photograph on a tin plate. The painting was passed down the … Continue reading →
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This is a summary of the top 30 surnames currently held in the database. A full list of all surnames can be seen here.
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Bad news for anyone researching their Australian connections, the Australian government has decided it has no money available to continue support of Trove, part of the National Library of Australia. This may mean that Trove continues as it is but with no additional resources from here on, or it could … Continue reading →
Born on this day March 8th 1950 in Wood River, Madison, Illinois and tragically died 20th October 1967 at the age of only 17. I have recently been contacted by Tim Bowers who was an old school friend of Rickey Dean Lasbury. Tim remembers Rickey Dean very well and … Continue reading →
In a sudden turnaround Ancestry has announced it will now provide support for Family Tree Maker. It is however selling the FTM software to MacKiev and they will continue to support and develop its features including the ability to synch with Ancestry. MacKiev have for the past 6 years managed … Continue reading →
A new multi-site family history search has been discovered recently. Roots-Search allows the user to enter the search criteria once but then search many different sites. The screenshot shows 6 possible search sites as standard: Ancestry, Family Search, Find A Grave, Find My Past, Mocavo and My Heritage. The search … Continue reading →
Cousins Barton Coles Marcy Jr. and Donald James Marcy have been undertaking research into their family history for over 40 years. They have been tracing the origin of their common ancestry, following their MARCY surname from New England in the United States back to England in the 1600’s. Together they have compiled … Continue reading →
The Society of Genealogists is delighted to announce that the Government has accepted an amendment to the Deregulation Bill currently going before the House of Lords that allows for the publication of information from Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates in England and Wales to be issued otherwise than in the … Continue reading →
O’Cahill – In early medieval times the most important sept of O’Cahill was that located in County Galway near the Clare border. The head of which was Chief of Kinelea, but by the middle of the thirteenth century their former position as the leading family in Kilmacdaugh had been taken by … Continue reading →
O’Donovan – There are few families about which we have more information than the O’Donovans. The Genealogical Office has a verified pedigree of the eldest branch from Gaelic times, when they held a semi-royal position, up to the present day, and also the notes of Dr. John O’Donovan, one of … Continue reading →
Good news! TNG has won a GenSoftReviews Users Choice Award for the 6th straight year! We’ve even moved up to 2nd place out of all the programs in the running, with a 4.78 (out of 5) rating! Read the full report
Emma Louise Reed (nee Lasbury) Born 25th March 1926 Died 7th October 2014 Emma Louise Lasbury Reed, of North Palm Beach, Florida, long-time Indianapolis resident, died Oct. 7. She was 88 years old. She is survived by her children, Robert E. Reed and Teri Reed Senn, 10 grandchildren and 10 … Continue reading →
Frederick Hamilton Howell born 3rd October 1903 Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, UK
My thanks to Elza Maeshiro for sending this lovely set of photos of her family View Elza Maeshiro’s album of photos here
Latest Update – 1st October 2014 Statistics 26296 – Individuals 9735 – Families 3002 – Surnames 617 – Photos 248 – Headstones Top 5 Surnames Lasbury Dando Seymour Hobbs Chivers
Cyril John Lasbury born 1st October 1910 Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, UK
John Lasbury born 29th September 1866 Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA
George Lasbury born 25th September 1819 Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire, England, UK
Thomas Paradise Davis born 24th September 1837 Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Philip Lasbury born 24th September 1918 Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Cyril Charles Hobson born 21st September 1913 Rodborough, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Derrick John Lasbury born 16th September 1924 Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Walter Eric Lasbury born 9th September 1925 Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Adeline Taylor Lasbury born 8th September 1851 Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
David Stuart Greenhall born 7th September 1942 Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Latest Update – 30th August 2014 Statistics 25764 – Individuals 9480 – Families 2975 – Surnames 596 – Photos 202 – Headstones Top 5 Surnames Lasbury Dando Seymour Hobbs Chivers
Lura Thrall Lasbury born 4th September 1910 Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA
Ralph Chesick Lasbury Jnr. born 4th September 1906 East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Cecilia Justice Lasbury born 30th August 1931 East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Born in Rockland, ME on Aug. 30, 1931, she was the daughter of Ralph C. and Cecilia (Chase) Lasbury and the granddaughter of Joshua C. and Mary Justice (Lee) Chase. Cecilia graduated from Milton Academy in … Continue reading →
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Warren Lowe Banyon Snr. born 26th August 1896 Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA
Edwin Charles Lasbury born 24th August 1910 Alton, Madison, Illinois, USA
In a recent TV show the comedian Johnny Vegas discovered some startling news about his 4th great grandfather Philip Haynes. The Bristol Mercury newspaper of 4th July 1835 included the local court reports and showed Philip Haynes received a sentence of 6 months imprisonment for the theft of a knife … Continue reading →
I thought it was time for a database update as it had not been done for about 6 weeks. I have added almost 1000 new individuals in this time, including the following surnames: Brimson, Doel, Elliott, Cosh, Day, Barnett, Turner, Silk, Bailey, Chivers, Guy, Rowe, Selves, Dando, Horler, Ashman, Perrett.
Presented to Frank Crisp by his fellow workers at George Spencer Moulton & Co. as appreciation of his gallant conduct in saving a boy from drowning – 29th August 1918 Photos kindly provided by Marilyn
Today is an exciting day for genealogists everywhere as we’re announcing that Mocavo has been acquired by FindMyPast/DC Thomson Family History. This is a groundbreaking development for the industry and a major turning point in Mocavo’s quest to bring all the world’s historical information online for free. The wonderful folks … Continue reading →
NEWS just in! London, UK, June 17, 2014. Findmypast.co.uk, the leading British family history company, announced today that it has bought Origins.net, one o f the early pioneers of online records. The first company to set up a pay-as you-go model for online family history records, Origins.net specialises in unusual a nd … Continue reading →
In Memoriam page for Sidney Alfred Lasbury at the website of the Durham Mining Museum
The data files were updated on the 28th February 2014 with additions to the Gleed family of Avening, Gloucestershire and the Dando and Hodges families of Somerset.
A large number of new website links have been added to the Links page. Lots of new, interesting and hopefully useful genealogical links to websites for the researcher.
A very useful website maps.familysearch.org has come to my attention. The site is based on the 1851 jurisdictions of England and Wales and allows the user to zoom in and examine different features in a graphical form. The map is able to display counties as seen here or configured to show … Continue reading →
I have been having some difficulty with my internet hosting company so thought it was finally time for a move. Changes with their equipment and server software meant it was no longer a straightforward process to update the website. After quite a bit of searching I now believe I have … Continue reading →
My thanks to Louisa Alderson for bringing the following report from the Birmingham Mail newspaper archives to my attention. William Alfred Mitchinson, the younger brother of Louisa’s grandfather was mortally wounded during an air raid over Birmingham in 1940. Police Constable E123 William Alfred Mitchinson came from a police family, … Continue reading →
I made a visit to Senghenydd recently to view the newly opened Memorial Garden that commemorates the many mining disasters that have occurred in Wales, and the two disasters in particular at Senghenydd. The bronze statue depicts a rescue worker coming to the aid of a mine worker after a … Continue reading →
A Wales National Mining Memorial is to be unveiled at Senghenydd in the South Wales Valleys. The ceremony on 14th October 2013 will mark the centenary of the UK’s worst mining disaster that took the lives of 440 men and boys who were working at the Universal Colliery at Senghenydd. … Continue reading →
One Millionth Photo Received on New Free Family Photo Preservation Service Online Meet Ephraim Mecham. On September 10, 2013, this portrait of Ephraim Mecham became the one millionth photo uploaded to FamilySearch.org by contributors! Read the whole story at GenealogyBlog.com
Richard Loxton has been very busy compiling his website covering the history of the Somerset village Chewton Mendip. It is still a work in progress but already has extensive details of the village, its farms, properties, businesses and people together with education, religion, military and much more. If you have … Continue reading →
I have recently discovered a new utility program for those working with gedcom files. It is called Family Tree Analyzer and allows a gedcom family history data file to be loaded and analysed. It has a large range of reporting facilities one of which is to extract and report on … Continue reading →
The records continue to grow with further additions of families that lived and worked in the Somerset Coalfields. Surnames from this area include Dando, Seymour, Garrett, Hobbs, Vranch, Young, Chivers, Parfitt, Heal, Latchem, Horler, Lockyer, Wrintmore, Cornick and many more. Click here for the full list of surnames on record. … Continue reading →
My continuing thanks to Sue Cahill for providing the data for the latest set of individuals who were born, lived and worked in the Somerset Coalfields. This also includes those that moved out of the Somerset area to South Wales and to other areas. More than 1000 individuals have been … Continue reading →
The second largest group of surnames in the database so far is DANDO. This surname appears to have several potential origins: Anglo-Saxon: where it was originally used as a pet name for the Scottish Andrew. Norman: a geographical name for someone who lived in Aunou in Orne, Normandy, named from … Continue reading →
William Boyd has kindly sent some more photos of his ancestors for inclusion in the site. See the whole album here.
Andrew Shackell has kindly sent a number of photos from his collection. The Kendall family are in my wife Christine’s ancestry and a Kendall brother and sister married a Shackell brother and sister. See the whole collection of photos here
My gratitude goes to Pamela Coleman for letting me know I had made several mistakes in my research of the Bartley family. Pamela has sent a great many corrections and additions to her ancestors and hopefully I now have them all in order.
It is with sadness that I report the death of my cousin Paul Victor Dullea who passed away peacefully at home in Stroud, Gloucestershire on 23rd February 2013. Paul had been battling with cancer for quite some time. He will be greatly missed by his wife Jenny, his children Becky, Matthew … Continue reading →
It is with regret that I report the death of Olive Lasbury (nee Beard) who passed away peacefully on 5th February 2013. Olive Beard was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire in the last quarter of 1915. Her parents were Henry Beard and Alice Pulham, both of Gloucestershire. Olive had one sibling, … Continue reading →
A new bio page about Sir Reginald A. Fleming Johnston KCMG, CBE has been added to the site together with a few links to more information.
My thanks to Georgia Rivett for spotting some errors in the records for her family in Queensland, Australia. The errors have been corrected and all should now be in order. Keep up the good work Georgia.
I have installed a new Vertical Ancestor Tree chart modification. This is a modification to the TNG system that runs behind the scenes of the website and was created by a TNG mod developer Mark Barnes. An example of this new tree can be seen here with an ancestor chart … Continue reading →
This photo taken in 1931 shows 4 generations. The matriarch (centre) is Emma Susan Wills, 83 years old, Emma’s daughter (right) is Rose Annie Newcombe aged 54, Rose’s daughter (left) is Kathleen Maud Hobson aged 25 and the baby is June Margaret Lasbury.
“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” – Cecilia Lasbury
Vernon Alfred Dando was just 29 when he was killed in action aboard HMS Onslow on 31st December 1942. He is remembered by the War Graves Commission at the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
The website has been updated with the latest details. Lots of new individuals, mostly from the Dando family, kindly provided by Sue Cahill. There are nowmore than 9000 people on record within.
I have recently found the death certificates of George Lasbury and his wife Emma Brown online at the Royal British Columbia Museum. George was born in 1865 in Stroud, Gloucestershire and emigrated to Quebec, Canada in 1872 with his family.
My gratitude to Tracy Barnett for her permission to reproduce her photo of the grave of Ann Rabbets (nee Bell) and her son Josiah Rabbets.
Thanks to William Boyd for getting in touch. William is also researching the Hall family and has sent details and photos of Harriet Hall and her husband Darius Phillips. Also photos of Hubbard Hall and his wife Sarah Jane Hutchins and a number of entries on www.findagrave.com
The website database has been updated following a great deal of work on the Dando family that links in two different places. Once to the Bartley family and once to the Lasbury family. My thanks to Sue Cahill for her help in bringing all of the Dando records together.
Just received an email from Mary Dumelle offering a useful link to a web site of free genealogy resources. I have added the site to the links page and would like to thank Mary and her daughters for finding the link and passing it on. I am sure other researchers … Continue reading →
I have added several new references to grave records discovered on the Find a Grave web site. Details here.
I found the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site now have downloadable certificates for each person’s record. I have downloaded a number of certificates and put them together as an album here.
Thanks to my cousin Andrew Curry for sending these photos
Further gratitude to Richard Barton for his continued research into our common Gloucestershire “Terrett” and “Dunn” ancestors. Richard has spent many hours at Gloucester Records Office and has added many new generations to the family.
Thanks to Dorothy for sending corrections and additions to the Piddell individuals in her family.
My thanks to Richard Barton for getting in touch. We share common ancestors William Terrett and Susannah Dunn who lived in Wotton under Edge, Gloucester in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Richard has descended from Daniel Terrett and I has descended from his younger sister Eliza Terrett. Richard has sent … Continue reading →
My thanks to Ruth Kelly for sending this photo of Frank Robert Lasbury together with a number of other newspaper clippings and obituaries.
This entry from the marriage register of Holy Trinity Church in Bradford on Avon was obtained from the county records office in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. It shows Benjamin Lasbury and Frances Gibbens marriage on 24th July 1774. Neither bride nor groom could sign their name on the register so they each … Continue reading →
New probate records for Lionel Cohen who died in 1928 and his wife Selina Kate Cohen (nee Lasbury) who died in 1943.
Benjamin Lee Lasbury died on the night of 6th May 1956 whilst driving back to the University of Vermont with two friends. The car left the road and Benjamin was fatally injured.
Mary G. Lasbury (nee Tracy) died on 7th June 1966 at Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Thanks to Ruth Kelly for sending this obituary.
It has taken a long time but with the help of the wonderful staff at Cardiff Council’s Cemetery Services I have been able to finally locate the grave of Christine’s great grandfather John Donovan. Once the grave location was confirmed a request was made to the council to erect … Continue reading →
Thanks to Ancestry for expanding their collection of probate records up to 1966. I discovered 21 new probate entries for Lasbury’s and one for a Bartley.
The family records have been updated with the addition of several hundred new individuals, in particular the Dando, Higgins and Bartley families.
My thanks to Flickr member Addie-B for kind permission to reproduce some photos of James Lasbury and his family. The photos are believed to have been taken in Connecticut around 1867 but somehow found their way to a swap meet in San Diego. Have a look at Addie-B’s photos at … Continue reading →
The Families page has been updated with the latest family groups. There are now 10 Lasbury families within the database, 4 more family groups of my other ancestors and 6 family groups of my wife Christine’s ancestors.
Doreen Waith (nee Piddell) passed away peacefully on 23rd March 2012. She will be greatly missed by her children William, John, Diane, Mavis, Veronica and Violet.
I have finally got around to compiling an album of the 31 photos previously sent by Barton Marcy. My thanks to Barton for taking the time to bring me up to date with his research. The album can be viewed here
My thanks to Ruth Kelly for sending lots of her family photos and information for inclusion in the site. An album containing 17 of Ruth’s photos can be found here.
Received a photo of Thomas Taylor from Ken Kuhnell. Thomas Taylor has turned out to be very elusive and little more is known about him other than he served aboard the HMS Iron Duke during the First World War.
A new “Photo of the Week” feature in the RH sidebar. Click to go to that individuals page. Redesigned the “Emigration” page to show a much clearer timeline. Added a bio page for Barton McGuckin
Used the Legacy Family Tree / New Family Search facility to search for the descendants of Sarah Lasbury who was born in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire in 1796. She married Edward Portrey in c1828 and they had four children between 1828 and 1839.
New gedcom of records imported following the removal of several individuals that I had mistakenly included as LASBURY’s. I was contacted by Karen who is researching her ancestors from Shropshire with the surname of LASBREY and it seems that the two surnames are often confused in the records. My thanks … Continue reading →
A new Legacy update is available today with an interesting and useful addition – a feature to check who was alive for any particular census. This will help in identifying who I have missed from my census research.
The main genealogy part of this website has been updated to the latest version (9.0.1) of TNG (The Next Generation) written by Darrin Lythgoe
Experimenting with using WordPress for a new look to www.lasbury.com
CAMDEN – Joshua Coffin Lasbury, 77, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, after a brief illness at Pen Bay Medical Center. He was born Aug. 17, 1934, in Hartford, Conn., son of Ralph Cherokee and Cecelia Chase Lasbury. Read the full obituary