Harriet Lait

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 09/05/2020
© Christine Gambles

Harriet Lait


Harriet Tooley was born on the 1st January and baptised on the 7th January 1819 in Bicester Oxfordshire she was the daughter of Richard and Ann Tooley

Other children of Ann & Richard were:

Francis Blewitt baptised 5/5/1808                                                                                                                                          

William baptised 1/11/1809                                                                                                                                                   

Elizabeth born 13/2/1812 baptised 21/3/1812                                                                                                                          

Twins: James & John born & baptised 8/4/1815    James died 16/4/1815 & John died 3/5/1815                                                                                                                                                                              

Charlotte baptised 8/5/1821


Harriet married Samuel Henry Lait (a Cooper) 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 Henry died aged 74 in 1888 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 21st July.

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