Laslett family history
Thomas Laslett of Chatham and his wives Louisa, Harriet, Mary and Clara
Thomas Newnham Laslett was born at born 22 December 1841 at Chatham. He was the eldest son of Thomas Laslett, timber inspector for the Admiralty, and his wife Harriet Milicent Laslett née Newnham (page 87).
Architect. Thomas married four times but all the marriages, except the first, were childless.
The first marriage was at St Lukes Church, Old Charlton, Kent on 1 December 1866 to a widow named Louisa Ann Covil née Weekes. Louisa had been born on 9 January 1838 at Princess Street, Gillingham. She died at Charlton at 5.25 a.m. on 8 January 1891. The death was registered at Woolwich in the March quarter of 1891 (vol 1d page 832).
The second marriage was at St Margarets Church, Stoke Golding, Leicester on 6 April 1895 to Harriet Matilda Moxon, a spinster. Harriet had been born on 27 July 1907. She died at 6 Brockenhurst Road, Ramsgate at 2.05 p.m. on 27 July 1907.
The third marriage was at All Saints Church, Lullington, Leicester on 1 September 1908 to Mary Elizabeth Moxon, a spinster. Mary had been born on 28 August 1856. She died at 6 Brockenhurst Road, Ramsgate at 10 p.m. on 1 April 1915.
The British Library holds the following two publications by Thomas:
Carol for Christmas ... Words by W. Pritchard. Laslett. Thomas Newnham 1914
Chants for use in churches … Laslett. Thomas Newnham 1905
The fourth marriage was on 19 March 1921 to a widow named Clara Charlotte Groombridge.
Thomas died at 8 North Avenue, Ramsgate at 3.20 p.m. on 29 August 1923.
Family of Thomas and Louisa Laslett
THOMAS FREDERICK - born at 6 Lower Woodland Terrace, Charlton at 1.10 a.m.
on 5 October 1868 and baptised at St Marys Church, Woolwich on 18 November
1865. Thomas died on 14 December 1868 aged 9 weeks.
WILLIAM THOMAS - born at 6 Lower Woodland Terrace, Charlton at 10.15 a.m. on 12 November 1869 and baptised at St Marys Church, Woolwich on 29 December 1869. Married Edith Laura Willings on 12 September 1895. Edith was the third daughter of James William Willings of 2 Moss Lea Road, Penge, S.E. William died in May 1944 at Eureka Road, Midway, Burton-on-Trent and Edith died there also on 1 September 1955.
See chapter Thomas and Edith Laslett of Penge on page 133.
THOMAS HENRY (Tim) - born at 97 Maryon Road, Charlton at 5 p.m. on 30 November
1874 and baptised at St Marys Church, Woolwich on 30 December 1874. Immigrated
to Canada in the early 1900s. Moved to Western Australia in the 1920s and
lived at Cottesloe where he opened a store. Married Rena Murray, probably
in Canada, but no known issue. Died of stomach cancer on 22 April 1947 and
buried at Karrakatta.
FREDERICK CHARLES - born at 97 Maryon Road, Charlton at 1.55 a.m. on 1 March 1880 and baptised at St Thomas Church, Woolwich on 27 March 1880.
ALFRED ERNEST - born at 97 Maryon Road, Charlton at 6.45 p.m. on 12 October 1882. He immigrated and lived in Detroit. Married Mildred Mary Moss who had been born in Michigan on 31 July 1888 and died on 27 April 1988 at Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga, OH.
ELEANOR LOUISA - born at 6 Lower Woodland Terrace, Charlton at 5.15 a.m.
on 24 August 1867 and baptised at St Marys Church, Woolwich on 6 November
1865. Eleanor married James Dougall on 26 February 1903.
JULIA ANN SUSAN - born at 40 Salem Street, Bradford, Yorkshire at 9.35 a.m. on 21 November 1871 and baptised at St Marys Church, Woolwich on 30 December 1874. Married twice, firstly to a Mr. Robinson and they lived at 12 Dumpton Road, St Lawrence on Sea, Thanet. He second husband was Charles Vanderpied Simpson, a compositor, whom she married on 29 June 1912. They lived at 63 Horsford Road, Brixton Hill.
MARIA JANE - born at 97 Maryon Road, Charlton at 5 p.m. on 17 September 1878 and baptised at St Thomas Church, Woolwich on 17 November 1878. Married twice, firstly to a Mr. Boden then on 26 June 1912 to a Mr. Marshall. They went under the name 'Laslett-Marshall'.