Thomas Lamdin

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Date published: 23/01/2014
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Thomas Lamdin

Thomas Lamdin was the illegitimate son of Charlotte Lamdin. His
baptismal record entry states that his father was “ reputedly William
Cooke”.

He married his first wife Vashti Ann Palmer on 20th October 1833 at St
Nicholas Church Newbury. (Note Vashti is a biblical name – in the Old
Testament it is the name of the first wife of King Ahasuerus of Persia
before he married Esther.)

The couple appear on the 1841 census living at West Mills Newbury.
Although they have been married  more than seven years there are no
children.

On the 1851 census Thomas is a widower living at Union Chapel Yard
Newbury. He is working as a grocer’s porter. Vashti was buried on 5th
Feb 1851 at St Nicholas Newbury.

Thomas (widower) married Elizabeth Simms (spinster) of St Mary Bourne
on 5th Dec 1852 at the Parish Church Newbury (certificate held).

Thomas and Elizabeth can be found living at 5 Trafalgar Place on both
1861 and 1871. His job is still shown as Grocer’s Porter.

Thomas died late July / August 1871 and was buried at Newtown Road on 3
August 1871.

Elizabeth was buried in Newtown Road on 20th July 1893 and is the
subject of a separate profile already provided.

Thomas and Elizabeth had 4 children all born in Newbury:

Elizabeth Jane born 27th  November 1853

William Thomas born 14th March 1856 – William Thomas and his wife
Miriam are buried in Newtown Road CHNWW20

Charlotte Ann B born 1st quarter 1859 She was last seen alive on 2nd
January 1924 and found dead in the River Thames at Henley on 12th June
1924. She is buried in London Road Cemetery Reading.

Eliza Mary born 14th March 1861

The gravestone of Thomas’s wife Elizabeth is barely legible with much
of the surface having crumbled. It is therefore not possible to say
whether Thomas is also buried in plot NA 10 with his wife Elizabeth.


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