- Oct 8, 2001Hi Terrance,
My family name of Lethaby comes from Somerset/Devon. I can't be
anymore specific than this because at this stage I smply don't know.
My Grandfather John George LETHABY was born about 1848, possibly in
South Molton but I can't be sure. He married Elizabeth HART in 1868
and emmigrated to New Zealand in 1869. They had two children Albert
and Anna. I don't know what happen to Anna but I knew Albert. When
Elizabeth died, John George went back to England and remarried.
This marriage to Alice Hart ROSSITER (my grandmother) took place at
Churchhill, Wellington, Somerset sometime prior to 1898 and they
returned to New Zealand. They had five children. I have been
watching lists for ages to see if anyone else enquired about this
name. But so far no one has. I know there is several variations to
the spelling of Lethaby and that there was a family of Lethaby that
emmigrated to Australia and once there changed the spelling to
Letheby. If anyone does have this name in their background I would
be grateful for contact with them.
--- In englishresearch@y..., "TERRANCE PARFITT"
> To Chris LethabyWellington and Aukland. Saw your message to Janet, tried to get a
> An unusual name! Calling from Sweden and great memories of vising
copy of 'Weakest Link' but not possible here in Sweden. I was born in
Evercreech 1940 and left '65 for Sweden. Janet has achieved a
tremendous amount of research about Evercreech in Somt. U.K. and been
very helpful to me.
> Where did your 'Lathaby' family come from?
> We are now into Autumn, a long Winter round the corner.
> Kind regards
> ¨Terry Parfitt
> XEvercreech/Bristol & Sweden
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