Laslett family history

Albert and Isabella Laslett

Albert Laslett was born at Sandgate on 17 April 1868 and was the fourth son of John Barrett Laslett and his wife Susannah Laslett née Jarvis (page 89).

Less than a year after Albert was born, his father died. He went to the Greenwich Hospital School at the age of 10. On 18 March 1883, he joined the Royal Navy, and his first draft was HMS Duke of Wellington as a Ship's Steward Boy.

He married Isabella Taylor at the Baptist Tabernacle, New Brompton, near Chatham, on 10 December 1892, and sailed 6 days later on the Royal Mail Steamer Cuzco for Australia, where for 2 years he was Ship's Steward onboard HMS Mildura, at Sydney. He had earlier served Lieutenant George, later to become King George V, and his grandson Graham still has the photograph given him by the Prince. 30 October 1907 he was pensioned out, but volunteered on 14 July 1914 with threat of war. Medically unfit for sea, he joined the Army and served in France rising to Sergeant. Somehow he re-joined the RN, being finally de-mobilised 6 June 1921 as a Victualling Chief Petty Officer.

Albert died at Hythe, on 12 August 1925, is and buried at Horn Street Cemetery, Hythe.

Isabella had been born on 28 March 1868, and died at Coulsdon, Surrey, in the 1940's.

Family of Albert and Isabella Laslett


ALBERT HENRY - born on 28 May 1896. Married Peggy Probert, and had 2 daughters. Lived in Lincoln for much of his adult life, and became a registrar. As a widower thought to have married again without issue, dying in the late 1960's in Somerset.
ERNEST JOHN - died as an infant at Gillingham in 1899.
ARTHUR EDWARD - born 10 September 1903. Trained as a schoolmaster at St. Marks College, Chelsea, and all his working life taught in Thornton Heath, Surrey. Married Sybil Constance Whiting. One son, Graham Francis, born at Thornton Heath on 29 July 1933. Moved to Coulsdon, Surrey on his son's second birthday. On retirement at 62, moved to be near son at Edington, Wiltshire. C. of E. sub-deacon and church-warden. Died 25 September 1972.

See chapter Arthur and Sybil Laslett of Coulsdon on page 163.

CYRIL BARRETT - born 1907. Married Kathleen, and had 1 daughter. Cyril died in 1991 and is buried with Kathleen at Brenzett on Romney Marsh.


VIOLET ISABEL - died as an infant at Gillingham in 1901.
DORIS ISABEL - born 1908. Never married. Died at River, Dover in January 1988.