Laslett family history

Edward and Eliza Laslett of Sandridge

Edward Laslett was born at Hoaden Farm, Ash and baptised at Ash on 19 May 1839. He was the seventh son of George Laslett a farmer of Ash and his wife Mary Laslett née Hunt (page 70).

On 17 November 1860 Edward married Eliza Buckland, spinster, (born 1837 at Maidstone) at Loose in Kent. She was the daughter of John Buckland and Martha Smith. Edward gave his occupation as miller.

Edward and Eliza immigrated to Victoria where they had a grocery store at Sandridge. Lived at Garton Street, and later Bay Street, Sandridge in Port Melbourne. When his son Herbert was born in 1872 Edward gave his occupation as labourer while when Herbert married in 1893 he gave his late father's occupation as Miller.

Edward died in 1889 and is buried at Hawthorn.

In 1900 Eliza's address was 120 Montague Street South, South Melbourne. She died in 1917 and is buried at Diamond Creek.

Family of Edward and Eliza Laslett


HENRY EDWARD - born 1863 Sandridge Victoria. In 1884 married Louisa Ann Walker the daughter of Edward Walker and Emily Parker. The 1894 Melbourne P.O. directory records a Henry E. Laslett, Auctioneer of 397 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Victoria. There is Ellis Island New York record of arrival for a “Laslett, Edward Henry Australian citizen 20 Aug 1902 aged39y Male Single Ship:Oceanic Port of Departure: Liverpool, England, UK” which appears to be Henry. Henry appears to have divorced and a second marriage, to a Selina Lillian Goss at Port Melbourne in 1906, is recorded although no issue appear to have resulted from this marriage. Louisa died in 1929 and is buried in Brunswick Victoria. Henry moved to Western Australia where he set up as a Stock and Station Agent in Kalgoorlie. There is still a large building standing there called 'Laslett Chambers'.

Henry Edward - born 1885. Died 1889 in Carlton.
Ethel Louisa - born 1888 in Port Melbourne. Married Arthur Reynolds in 1910 at Port Melbourne.
Thelma May Laslett – born 1909 in South Melbourne, Vic. And died there in 1910.
Louisa Thelma Reynolds - born 1911 in South Melbourne, Vic.
Cyril Lancaster Reynolds - born 1913 in Port Melbourne, Vic.
Margaret Lillian Reynolds - born 1915 in Coburg, Vic.
Edna Ethel Reynolds - born 1917 in South Melbourne, Vic.
Lillian Emily - born 1889 in Port Melbourne, Vic. Died aged 10 months in 1890 and buried at Port Melbourne.
Ruby May - born 1891 in Port Melbourne, Vic. Married George Crombie Dickson in 1915 in Victoria.
Emily Ray - born 1893 in Hawthorne, Vic. Married Clarence Edward Templeton in 1919 in Victoria.
Stella Victoria - born 1898 in East Coolgardie, W.A. Married William Gordon Phillips in 1919 in Victora.
Rita Eileen Kalgoolie - born 1899 in East Coolgardie, W.A. Married William Medhurst in 1920 in Victoria. Ria died at West Brunswick, Vic. in 1943.
ERNEST - born 1868 at Sandridge, Vic. and died there the same year.
HERBERT ARTHUR - born 1 March 1872 at Garton Street, Sandridge Victoria. A plumber. Herbert was married at St. Columb's C of E in Hawthorn to Jeannie Currie on 21 June 1893. Jeannie died in Fremantle in 1899. Herbert he married Hannah Mary Kerr, a nurse, at St Albans Church of England in Perth on 5 January 1901. Herbert on 27 November 1938 at Mandurah, W.A. Hannah died at Fairy Meadow, N.S.W. on 11 October 1949.

See chapter Herbert Laslett and his wives Jeannie and Hannah on page 138.


CAROLINE - born 1865 at Sandridge Victoria. In 1891 married Thomas McDowell at Port Melbourne. Caroline died in 1953 at Camberwell, Vic.
Nellie McDowell – born in 1892 at Hawthorn, Vic.
James McDowell – born in 1893 at Hawthorn, Vic. Died at Ferntree Culley, Vic. in 1960.
Lillian McDowell – born in 1894 at Hawthorn, Vic. and died there in 1895 aged five months.
William Edward McDowell – born in 1896 at Hawthorn, Vic. and died there in 1945.
Thomas Murray McDowell – born in 1906 at Hawthorn, Vic. – a twin of Caroline. Died early in 1906 at Hawthorn.
Caroline Jean McDowell – born in 1906 at Hawthorn, Vic. – a twin of Thomas.
LILLIAN ELIZA - born 1869 at Sandridge Victoria. Married Robert Alexander(Alec) Stewart at Port Melbourne in 1905. Lilian died at South Melbourne in 1952. In Nillumbik (Diamond Creek) Cemetery there is a tombstone inscribed: ‘In loving memory of Robert Stewart died 18th July 1948 Also Lillian Eliza Stewart wife of above died 19th March 1952 In her 83rd year. Robert A. Stewart died 18.7.1948 - aged 77. Lillian E. Stewart (nee Lasslett) died 19.3.1952 aged 82 Loved parents of Eva. McKay 15.6.1906-11.9.1994 (Phillip Is.) and Archibald E. Stewart 11.7.1910-4.10.1995 here interred father of George, Robert, John & Bette’
Eva Dorothy Stewart – born 15 June 1906. Married Victor Claude McKay on 18 June 1932. Eva died at Phillip Island on 11 September 1994
Dorothy Margaret McKay – born 19 March 1934.
Archibald(Archie) Edward Stewart – born in 11 July 1910 at Ivanhoe, Vic. Had a dairy farm in Fish Creek Gippsland. Died 4 October 1995. Children - George, Robert, John & Bette.