Samuel Henry Lait

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 15/02/2021

Samuel Henry Lait


Samuel was born in Faringdon Berkshire he was baptised on the 31st July 1814 and was the son of Samuel & Lucy Lait (nee Fellows) who married on the 31st August 1806 in Marylebone.

Other children of Samuel & Lucy were:

Samuel baptised 26/4/1807 St Andrew’s Holborn London (died 1808 buried 31st January at St Andrew’s Holborn)                                                                                                                  

Sarah Ann baptised 28/1/ 1810 St Andrew’s Holborn London.  Abode: St George Bloomsbury                                                                                       

George John born 11/6/1811 baptised 23/10/1812 St Andrew’s Holborn London                                                                               

Lucy born 17/12/1812 baptised 24/1/1813 St Alphege Greenwich Kent   Abode: Vanburgh Fields, Father‘s occupation, Servant                                                                              

Elizabeth baptised 21/4/1816 Berkshire


Samuel was a Cooper he married Harriet Tooley (daughter of Richard and Ann Tooley (nee Blewitt) born 1st January 1819 baptised 7th January 1819 at Market End, Water lane, Independent Bicester) in Bicester Oxfordshire in 1841 and they had the following children:

Samuel 1846-1850                                                                                                                                                                        

George 1848                                                                                                                                                                                    

James 1850                                                                                                                                                                                       

Lucy 1852                                                                                                                                                                            

Samuel 1855-1866 (buried in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 13th January)                                                                                                                                                                                             

Sarah Ann 1861-1862 (buried in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 7th March)                                                                    

Henry 1858-1867 (buried in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 3rd August)                                                                                                                                                                                   

Fred 1863

The family moved to Newbury before George was born in 1848, they lived in Jack of Newbury Street until at least 1861 moving to Granger’s Yard by 1871 and Milton Court by 1881.

Harriet died aged 65 in 1883 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 3rd November.

Samuel died aged 74 in 1888 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 21st July.

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