Elizabeth Lamdin

Author: Stephen Ord
Date published: 17/01/2014

Elizabeth Lamdin

Elizabeth Simms was born about 1826 in St Mary Bourne, the daughter of
William and Eliza(beth). In 1851 she can be found in Aldermaston,
working as a servant to Joseph John Brown a farmer of 168 acres, his
wife and two children. The 1861 census has her living at 5, Trafalgar
Place Newbury, the wife of Thomas Lamdin.

Thomas was born about 1810 in Newbury. In 1851 he was living at Union
Chapel Yard Newbury as a widower. He had married his first wife,
Vashti, on 20th October 1833 at St Nicholas Church in Newbury. I have
been unable to find any children for this marriage. Vashti died in
February 1851 and was I believe buried at St Nicholas.

Thomas married Elizabeth on 5th Dec 1852, again at St Nicholas. They
had 4 children, one being William Thomas (grave NWW 20). 3 were
baptised at the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Newbury. Thomas was
living at 5, Trafalgar Place Newbury in both 1861 and 1871, when his
job was given as grocer’s porter. My information shows he was buried at
Newtown Road Cemetery on 3rd August 1871 but his grave appears to be

Elizabeth continued to live in Trafalgar Place after Thomas’s death
although she had moved a few doors to number 12 by 1881, when she was
working as a laundress. In 1891 she is still at number 12, and still
working as a laundress.

Elizabeth Lamdin was buried on 17th July 1893 aged 66 years.


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