- Hi 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
- Dear Chris
This is fascinating, what an unusual name. Also have Rossiters in my family tree.Trying to find out who has records for Devon. Peggy Goodger in Birmingham has records for Somerset. Her grandmother was my great grandfathers youngest sister and has helped with the Parfitt family back to 1802.
Here we have Autumn, +3 this morning, have a big job to scrape up all the leaves!
Continueing my search to try and help you, but it may take time!
- Hi Terry
I have now discovered a Lethaby family living in Winscombe, Somerset
in the 1851 census. This is the only Lethaby family I have yet
discovered that had a child John of 11 months that could be my
Grandfather. It states he was born in Bristol. The head of house was
John, (also born in Bristol) wife Charlotte (born Wedmore) and
daughter Elizabeth (born Bristol). There was also an Ann Willis aged
70 (mother-in-law) living with them. I know from my grandfathers
death certificate that his father was also John and have recently
learned he had a sister Elizabeth. I feel very sure this is my
family, but where in Bristol could the birth have been? How would I
find out? I have not seen this family on the LDS IGI.
Any help would be appreciated. The Charles Rossiter, My grandmothers
first husband, is not related to me, but of course is related to my
cousins born of grandmothers first marriage.
Thank you again for your interest Terrance.
--- In englishresearch@y..., "TERRANCE PARFITT" <terry.parfitt@s...>
> Dear Chrismy family tree.Trying to find out who has records for Devon. Peggy
> This is fascinating, what an unusual name. Also have Rossiters in
Goodger in Birmingham has records for Somerset. Her grandmother was
my great grandfathers youngest sister and has helped with the Parfitt
family back to 1802.
> Here we have Autumn, +3 this morning, have a big job to scrape upall the leaves!
> Continueing my search to try and help you, but it may take time!
> Best regards