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William Lascelles

A 'Maybe clue' -
QUIN, Frederick William. Wife desertion; formerly in police force under name Quin, Irish, c28 years, otherwise Frederick William LASCELLES. p. 293, 15 July 1858 Victoria Police Gazette.
Elizabeth Louise Hobson born 1836, dau of Emma and Walter Hobson in Campbelltown, Tasmania, is the subject of an extensive Rootschat exchange.
Tas Index also lists Elizabeth Louisa Hobson as 4th dau born 1833 to Frances Guy 1806 wed 1820 to William Hobson 1798
Elizabeth Hobson wed 3 Jan 1852 to Robert Garnet Varey (bc1809, Monmouth, Wales) in Campbelltown, Tas, and had a daughter Matilda. They came to Geelong, where, as Robert Garnet Veary born Monmeath, he died in Victoria 1855 #4841 aged 41
Elizabeth as Elizabeth Varey, registered Frederick William Free 1857 #6497R, son of George William Free.

Frederick William Lascelles wed 1858 #2069 to Elizabeth Varey 1835 - 1866 #1193 dau of Emma and Walter Hobson aged 30, and they lived at Daylesford.
William Lascelles 1830 - 1896 #10729 aged 66, parents unknown, born Dublin wed 1868 #2086 to Rosaline Down Pascoe 1831 - 1892 #11209 aged 61, dau of Hannah Farley Foster and Samuel James Hutch, born in Kent.
Rosaline Down Lascelles nee Hatch 1831 - 1892 #11209 aged 61, died at Melbournes South and Wm Lascelles are buried together in the same grave in St Kilda Cemtery along with Fred Walter Wlm who died in 1936
Rosaline Down Hatch wed 1850 #2371 to John Slade Headlam at Presbyterian, Melbourne & Geelong
John Slade Headlam 1815 - 1865 #3900 aged 50, son of Ann Slade and John Headlam of London, aged 50
LASCELLES Wm died in 1896 #10729 at Melbourne S aged 66, parents unknown, will be his death and confirm the second marriage to Rosaline as they are buried together in the same grave in St Kilda Cemtery along with Fred Walter Wlm who died in 1936
6 children
of Elizabeth
1. Matilda Varey c1853 wed 1885 #1695 to David Mcpherson died 1918
2. Frederick William Free 1857 #6497R died?
3. Fredk Walter Wm Lascelles 1859 - 1936 #10284 aged 77
4. Walter George Lascelles 1862 #14033 - 1946 #4016 aged 87
5. Emma Elizabeth Lascelles 1864 #8179
6. Robert Lascelles 1866 #1899 - 1866 #1202 lived 18 days
5 Children of
Rosalind
1. Horatio Charles Headlam 1856 #4128 - 1922 #6755 aged 66
2. Walter Headlam 1860 #10727 - 1935 #17450 aged 74
3. Foster Slade Headlam 1862 #7987 - 1864 #3504 lived 2 years, died at Echuca
2 Children of
Fred Wm
4. Frank Nelton Lascelles 1869 #8198 born in Daylesford
5. Edward Lascelles 1874 #5000 born in Sandhurst
1. Matilda Varey 1855 - 1934 #2714 aged 78, wed 1885 #1695 to David Mcpherson and lived at South Yarra
4 children 1. William Hamilton Mcpherson 1886 #22114 - 1966 #1187 aged 79
2. Flor Marion Mcpherson 1888 #33446
3. Walter James Mcpherson 1891 #27692
4. Alice Mary Mcpherson 1894 #15654 - 1965 #26277 aged 71
3. Fredk Walt Wm Lascelles 1859 - 1936 #10284 aged 77, wed 1883 #4522 to Sarah Ann Wilkinson 1864 - 1938 #4033 aged 74, dau of Catherine Bullen and Henry Wilkinson (Harry Wilkinson wed 1857 #3050 to Kate Bullem) and lived at Brunswick then at Cmaine.
5 children 1. William Henry Walter Lascelles 1884 #14944 - 1885 #576 lived 8 months
2. Elizabeth Catherine Lascelles 1886 #16175
3. Florance Matilda Lascelles 1889 #28974 - 1953 #1784 aged 62, wed Johnson
4. Walter Geo Lascelles 1892 #2364
5. Lillian Maud Lascelles 1894 #19188
4. Walter George Lascelles (junior) is the one born in 1892 #2364, served in the First World War. On 15 September 1945, he wed Nancy Edols, daughter of John Henry and Kate Eleanor Edols, at St Mark's Camberwell Victoria. I don't know if they had any children - I suspect not due to their ages at marriage - and it appears that they have set up a philanthropic trust called the Walter and Nancy Lascelles Memorial Trust which has contributed to several medical charities in Victoria.
4. Walter Lascelles wed 1894 to Violetta Elizabeth Dowey 1867 #11935 - 27 December 1927 #15643 aged 60 and lived at Carlton then at Snapper Point
Walter George Lascelles (senior) is the one born in 1862 #14033 son of Elizabeth Lorscom/Hobson and William Lascelles born at Daylesford, and died 15 Apr 1946 #4016 aged 87, parents unknown. Despite the slight discrepancy in the age at death, I believe he is the one buried at Coburg. Interestingly, the notice regarding his estate names Walter John Lascelles and Violet Elizabeth Fletcher Allen (nee Lascelles) as administrators of his estate.
Coburg Cemetry, CofE section, grave 781, has Walter George LASCELLES. aged 87, 15/4/1946, Another LASCELLES without first name, aged 60, 29/12/1927 and Tulby LASCELLES, aged 33 5/11/1931.
7 Children 1. Iyren Lascelles 1895 #1832 - 1973 #27461 aged 78, wed Porter
2. Trilby Lascelles 1896 #9858 - 5 Nov 1931 #14764 aged 34
3. Anna Vera Lascelles 1897 #14463 - 1959 #27303 aged 64, wed Robinson
4. Violet May/Elizabeth Fletcher Lascelles 1899 #13720 wed Allen
5. Elizth Kate Lascelles 1901 #14373 - 1985 #27625 aged 84, wed Phillips
6. Walter John Lascelles 1907 - 1968 #12729 aged 62
7. Louis Edward Lascelles 1910 - 1985 #24841 aged 75
1. Horatio Charles Headlam 1856 #4128 - 1922 #6755 aged 66, wed 1876 #2549 to Elizabeth Lillian Webb
2 Children 1. Wm Alfred Headlam 1879 - 1939 #3937 aged 61
2. Charles George Joseph Headlam 1881 #1430 - 1940 #3289 aged 59
2. Walter Headlam 1860 #10727 wed 1885 #820 to Euphemia Jane Hill - Jane Hill 1865 #24467 - 1942 #24281 aged 76, dau of Johanna Minchin wed 1859 #4311 to Thomas Brownlee Hill and lived at Echuca
10 Children 1. Alice Rosaline Ann Headlam 1885 #25140 - 1886 #5230 lived 4 months
2. Albt Frank Baden Headlam 1900 #15998
3. Beatrice Headlam 1890 #499
4. John Slede Headlam 1893 #12346 - 1965 #15204 aged 73
5. Clara Alma Headlam 1897 #2914
6. Euphemia Rosa Headlam 1894 #20256
7. Vivian Walt Theodore Headlam 1898 #25950
8. Frank Baden Headlam 1900 - 1972 #29734 aged 72
9. Norman Cedric Headlam 1901 #24214 - 1970 #6108 aged 68
10. Leo Rupert Headlam 1903 - 1982 #01527 aged 79

Thomas Latham


From on Sunday, 15 January 2012
Hello, Elizabeth.
My father was Maxwell William LATHAM, youngest son of Alan Thomas LATHAM, who was a son of Thomas & Janet (nee Scott) LATHAM.
Thomas Latham married three times that I know of:
Initially, Thomas married Ellen MYERS; His second wife Emily MATSON; His last wife was Janet SCOTT, who was born in Scotland
I am glad to have come across your website on Google this afternoon. Thank you so much for putting the information out there to help those searching for answers.


Found on Phorum 5 Date: February 29, 2008
My great grand grandmother Ellen MYERS was born on the Miramichi in 1830. Sometime between then and 1849 she moved to Victoria, Australia, where she met and married Thomas LATHAM.
I have information from ancestory.com that her parents were Julia KING and David MYERS, but this is unconfirmed.
Her parents may have moved to Victoria for the gold rush.

From Thomas Latham died 30 Apr 1876, son of Ann and John Latham, was first wed to Barbara Maria Lett Fiels, and had 2 chn, Edward Latham c1834 wed Charlotte Monk c1834, and Barbara Maria Latham c1841 wed Thomas Drinkwater c1842

From GenForum dated 2 Mar 2007, by John Nichols, whose email address bounced 16 Jan 2012
An old Latham message board contained a 1999 message from Basil Latham of Canada asking about his father Edward Latham born Birmingham 18 May 1888, son of Thomas William Latham & Annie. Thomas William Latham died 1896 and the sons, Edward, Frederick William & Thomas were sent to Canada in the late 1890s. Basil Latham left his email address which is now inactive. I believe that Basil's grandfather is a descendant of my 2 gr grandfather Thomas Latham of Birmingham through his son Edward Latham who married Charlotte Monk in 1854, Birmingham
If any of these people seem familiar, I would appreciate a message as I am trying to trace the descendants of Thomas Latham (1817 Birmingham-1876 Melbourne) and his first wife, Barbara Maria Lett Field (1812-1865 Birmingham) & his second wife Ellen Myers (1830 Canada- 1869 Melbourne) John Nichols

Reply 23 Mar 2007 - by Deanna Straats, Unfortunately I think Basil has died.
From the Toronto Star: LATHAM (On the 6th anniversary). In memory of my dear friend Basil Edward Latham who passed away on April 14, 2000. - Always remembered and sadly missed by his friend Furio.


Thomas Latham wed 1849 #754 to Ellen Myers at St Francis, Roman Catholic, Melbourne Ellen Latham nee Myers 1829 - 1869 #2235 aged 39, dau of Julia King and David Myers, lived at Epping. First 4 chn from the FamilyTreeMaker site. An Ancestry page suggests she was born in America and only knows of the 8 chn born after Victorian Registration. Gives Thomas as born 1818
Thomas Latham 1817 - 1876 #4960 aged 58, son of Ann and John Latham of Birmingham, UK
12 children
of Ellen
1. Julia Anne Latham 1849 - 1923 #9914 aged 72,
2. Sarah Ann Latham 1850 guess infant death
3. Ellen Jane Latham 1851 - 1885 #8262 aged 34
4. Thomas Latham 1853 - 1938 #6077 aged 85
5. Mary Anne Latham 1855 #7212 - 1889 #18148 aged 34
6. Elizabeth Beauchamp Latham 1856 #4486
7. William Latham 1857 #9902
8. Twin Edwin Latham 1859 #1893
9. Twin Emma Latham 1859 #1894 - 1948 #9006 aged 89 wed Armstrong
10. James Albert Latham 1861 #17713 - 1944 #2896 aged 82
11. Evangeline Sebina Latham 1863 #6415 - 1948 #613 aged 84, wed Russell
12. Sarah Ann Latham 1868 #22427 - 1868 #8330 lived 1 week
1. Julia Anne Latham 1849 - 1923 #9914 aged 72, wed 1867 to Joseph Moses De Young
3. Ellen Jane Latham 1851 - 1885 #8262 aged 34 wed 1869 #1160 to Robert William Griffiths and lived at Richmond
5 children 1. Henry Thomas Griffiths 1871 #25689 - 1872 #10293 lived 1 year
2. Ellen Florence Griffiths 1873 #5130 - 1875 #4106 lived 1 year
3. Robert William Griffiths 1874 #25280 - 1876 #11475 lived 1 year
4. Edith Florence Griffiths 1876 #15226 - 1876 #8527 lived 14 days
5. Ellen Frances Mary Griffiths 1877 #21499
4. Thomas Latham 1853 - 1938 #6077 aged 85 wed 1876 #283 to Janet Scott and lived at Flemington, Collingwood From an Ancestry entry, Thomas Latham, Born in Epping, Victoria, Australia on 3 Jul 1853 to Thomas Latham and Ellen Myers.
Thomas Edwin Latham wed Janet Scott 1848 - 1912, and had 5 children.
Thomas Edwin Latham wed about 1913 to Annette Chapman 1845 - 1923 #3246 aged 78, dau of Sarah Sophia Berry and Frederick Chapman who was born at Diamond Creek, and christened 1845 #14378 at St James Church of England, Melbourne Annette wed 1865 #2592 to Samuel Rudduck, whose wife Elizabeth Ann Ruff died 1864 #4562 aged 30. No chn listed.
Thomas Edwin married Emily Maston after 1923.
He passed away on 15 Jul 1938 in Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia.
5 children 1. John Grey Latham 1877 #22336 - 1964 #16437 aged 86 as John Greig Latham
2. Leslie Scott Latham 1879 #16155 - 1950 #1291 aged 70
3. Bertrand Latham 1882 #1735
4. Alan Thomas Latham 1884 #1646 - 1975 #446 aged 91
5. Elsie Janet Latham 1887 #18524 - 1959 #21210 aged 81, wed Turner
5. Mary Anne Latham 1855 #7212 - 1889 #18148 aged 34, wed 1878 #1259 to James Edwin Henry Lane 1857 #668 son of Eliza Hessey and Henry William Lane, and lived at Preston, then Northcote
James Edwin Hy Lane wed 1895 #1233 to Maria Plester born in WA
5 children 1. Florence Eva Lane 1880 #24512 - 1959 #7832 aged 78, wed Forrest
2. Minnie Gertrude Lane 1882 #18277
3. Emma Lane 1884 #19700 - 1972 #23914 aged 89, wed Cochrane
4. Edith Jessie Lane 1885 #27661
5. Henry Thomas Lane 1887 #22288 - 1887 #11399 lived 1 month
7. William Latham 1857 #9902 as William Edward Latham born at Epping, wed 1878 #2685 to Anne Sheldon 1859 #12016 - 1925 #71 aged 68 dau of Charlotte Taylor and James Sheldon, lived at Richmond, Ascot Vale
9 children 1. William James Latham 1878 #21414 - 1950 #1610 aged 72
2. Thomas Latham 1881 #11828
3. John Latham 1883 #19048
4. Arthur Latham 1885 #20815
5. James Latham 1888 #14764 - 1950 #2071 aged 62
6. Edward Latham 1890 #35092 - 1962 #5433 aged 71
7. Jessie Sarah Latham 1893 #296
8. Emma Latham 1896 #255
9. Frank Latham 1899 #228
8. Twin Edwin Latham 1859 #1893 wed 1887 #5299 to Suzette Mary Jenkins nee Coxhead 1863 #1963 - 1940 #7259 aged 77 dau of Anne Arnold and George Coxhead
3 children 1. Edwin Clifford Latham 888 #10425R - 1956 #8039 aged 68
2. George Stanley Latham 1895 #32241 - 1959 #4942 aged 64
3. Winifred Suzette Latham 1890 #31561 - 1955 #10699 aged 64, wed Dowdle
9. Twin Emma Latham 1859 #1894 - 1948 #9006 aged 89 wed 1886 #3769V to Thomas Armstrong from Ireland and lived at Ascot Vale
3 children 1. Louis Frederick Armstrong 1887 - 1967 #18417 aged 80
2. Thomas Leslie Armstrong 1899 #23653 - 1900 #97 lived 1 month
3. Lillian May Armstrong 1902 - 1939 #10749 aged 37, wed Sindrey
10. James Albert Latham 1861 #17713 - 1944 #2896 aged 82, wed 1896 #6713 to Sophia Decker 1855 #2846 - 1939 #1676 aged 82m dau of Rose Mackin and Alex Decker
1 child 1.Florence Latham 1905 - 1942 #5488 aged 37, wed Considine
11. Evangeline Sebina Latham 1863 #6415 - 1948 #613 aged 84, wed 1890 #2048 to James Russell and lived in Melbourne, then Welshpool
5 children 1. George Henry Russell 1888 - 1974 #11178 aged 86 2. James Russell 1891 #5017 - 1891 #2894 lived 9 days
3. Ivy Isabel Norah Russell 1897 #1350
4. James Wm Russell 1899 #23057 - 1976 #2869 aged 76

Richard Latimer

Richard Latimer 1829 - 1870 #8250 aged 41 son of Ellen and William Latimer of Sligo, wed 1859 #4447 to Anne Jane Payne and lived at Williamstown
4 children 1. William Latimer 1860 #18899 - 1863 #9529 lived 3 years
2. Thomas Latimer 1862 #18203 - 1863 #9532 lived 18 months
3. Joseph Henry Latimer 1864 #19006
4. Richard Latimer 1865 #25719 - 1865 #10384 lived 1 month
5. Samuel Ernest Latimer 1867 #5522
6. Isaac Herbert Latimer 1869 #12478
3. Joseph Henry Latimer 1864 #19006 wed 1889 #6849 to Margaret Blackburn 1870 #16874 and lived at Essendon
3 Children 1. Ernest Richd Latimer 1891 #4166
2. Cyril Percival Latimer 1892 #32241
3. Leslie Herbt Latimer 1894 #20390

James Laughlin

James Laughlin wed 1859 #3484 to Hannah Dunn, and lived at Creswick, then at Clunes
7 children 1. Eliza Laughlin 1860 #22807
2. James Laughlin 1862 #20175
3. Thomas Laughlin 1864 #1861
4. Hannah Laughlin 1865 #21479 - 1867 #1401 lived 1 year
5. Annie Laughlin 1867 #7632
6. Hugh Laughlin 1870 #22069
7. Robt Laughlin 1873 #15376
1. Eliza Bell Laughlin 8 Nov 1860 - 5 Apr 1946 #3371 aged 85, wed 23 Mar 1887 #161 to William Yeo 1 Jul 1860 #15598 - 23 Jan 1937 #1132 aged 75, and lived in Kerang, 5 Children

Samuel John Laurence

Samuel John Laurence wed 1865 #2377 to Emily Ann Newman and lived at Barkstead then Echuca
5 Children 1. Samuel Charles Laurence 1866 #23743X1900
2. Evelyn Mary Laurence 1871 #7210
3. Alice May Laurence 1873 #14468
4. Alfred Ellis Laurence 1879 #15773
5. Herbert Victor Laurence 1882 #8829
1. Samuel Charles Laurence wed 1899 #6537 to Selina Fleming 1878 #1280
1st Child 1. Samuel Charles Laurence 1866 #23743X1900
2. Evelyn Mary Laurence 1871 #7210 wed 1895 #97 to Richd Wm Izard 1874 #4309 and lived at Moyhu, twin boys 1900
3. Alice May Laurence 1873 #14468 wed 1896 #2222 to Fred Denton Swinburne 1858 #7359 born at Steiglitz

Peter Laurie 1828

Peter Laurie 1828 - 16 Jan 1902 aged 74, born at Hawick, Scotland, wed Jean Weymes 1831 - 6 Jul 1915 aged 84, daughter of Janet Laidlaw and Ebenezer Weymes. In 1853 Peter, his wife, children and mother-in-law travelled to Victoria.
Janet Weymes nee Laidlaw 1802 - 20 May 1882 is buried with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren Margaret, Ebenezer and Frederick Laurie.
The family owned land called 'Red Hill' near Murphys Flat and when the railway line passed through the area, the railway station was called Laurie.
12 Children 1. William Laurie 1849 - 16 May 1884 killed in a snowstorm at Cobungra between Omeo and Bright
2. Jessie Laidlaw Laurie wed 1883 #5357 to Henry Adamson and moved to New Zealand
3. Minah (Minnie Pasley) Laurie wed 1883 #306 to James Tattersall
4. Ebenezer Laurie 1850 - 3 Feb 1914
5. Mary Laurie 1857 wed 1878 #2951 to (John) Jack Lee
6. Margaret Laurie 1859 - 3 Dec 1939 did not marry
7. Frederick Deiner Laurie 1860 - 18 Jul 1937
8. Peter Laurie 1863 wed 1889 #5693 to Jane Ross Donald
9. Alexander Laurie 1865 #4265
10. Jane Ester Laurie 1867 #4705 - 25 Apr 1940
11. Agnes Ellen Laurie 1870 #11604 wed Nathaniel Ramsay
12. Esther Alexandria Laurie 1873 #20601 wed Dave Bowman
10. Jane Ester Laurie 1867 #4705 - 25 Apr 1940 wed 1894 #6097 to Ebenezer Allen, 3 children

Peter Laurie

Featured on firstfamilies2001 by Jan Ball,

Peter Laurie arrived in Australia in 1853 on the ship Ida. He had 4 young children in tow and no wife as his beloved Agnes (Christina) Bell had died at sea. His children - James, Peter, George and Thomas were no doubt in dire need of a mother (James was only a year old if that). Peter was listed as a labourer on his marriage certificate in 1854 as he married Ellen Sturrock, a 20 year old servant girl from Dundee, Scotland. They went on to have another 10 children, lived at Malmsbury
George Laurie born in Dundee wed 1883 #4384 to Isabella Trimble
James Laurie born in Scotland wed 1874 #654 to Mary McWhae
Thomas Laurie died 1867 #8411 aged 25, son of Peter and Agnes BELL born at DUND.
Robert Laurie, John Laurie, William Laurie, Elizabeth Jane Laurie,
David Millar Laurie, Ellen Laurie, Mary Ann Laurie,
Annie Laurie 1872 #10055, Andrew Laurie 1874 #16989,
Barbara Anderson Laurie 1878 #24086


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