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1871 Thomas Lankshear living with Emma (LAING) and her son Henry in Chiswick

son of 1808 John Lankshear wedding Jane Margaret Pearson

well 1861 Thomas and Jane Lankshear  

I was looking at findmypast and they had these as Lankshear whereas Ancestry had as Lankster hence I had been ignoring them

Clearly it is Thomas - age is round about and he is from Bloomsbury which Thomas always said.

Sadly it means he has left his wife 1833 Thomas Lankshear marriage to Jane Sophia Barrow 

and where is his wife 1871 census Jane LANKSHEAR wife of Thomas visiting her brother in law

1871 RG10; Piece: 1320; Folio: 38; Page: 7  SALISBURY PLACE TWINHAM GREEN

BRENTFORD Registrar's Sub-District CHISWICK Enumeration District No 2 Civil Parish CHISWICK

Margaret Doyle 21 servant 

Emma Lankshear  32 Chelmsford wife so born 1838/39

Henry Lankshear 14 Islington son 1856/7

Thomas Lankshear 55 Bloomsbury head 



1872emma-burial.jpg (73723 bytes)

Then this sadly does seem to be her 

Emma Lankshear Death Dec 1872 Wandsworth vol 1d-352 (age 35 born c1837)

and I think it must be Thomas's Emma 

Emma Lankshear Burial 7 Nov 1872 35 abt 1837 Saint Mary, Putney Wandsworth


No marriage to Emma obviously and Henry does not appear in BMD as a Lankshear

So I went looking for a Henry with mother Emma in 1861 

and this fits them very well - Emma right age born Chelmsford and Henry right age and Islington and note he is Thomas Henry.

Plus where are they living but Hornsey, Middlesex and where was Thomas in 1861 Thomas and Jane Lankshear  you got it

RG9; Piece: 792; Folio: 18; Page: 27

Emma Laing age 24 born abt 1837/8 Chelmsford, Essex Wife - note she says wife of a miner but the status column has Mar with almost a question mark alongside it. However I am not seeing an Emma Laing from Chelmsford so perhaps she had been married. Of course I may be wrong on this Emma and Henry but they do seem to fit Thomas's household in 1871

Thos Henry Laing Emma abt 1857 Islington, Middlesex Son



Then next census 1881 Thomas Lankshear aged 70 living with Ann Worsley cousin - actually not clear if Ann is really his cousin or just his landlady.

I tried a Emma Worsley scenario but nothing coming up - anyway Ann is up there in Salford a long way from Chelmsford. Perhaps Thomas just moved well away from London after this sad affair.

Anthony in his research had Thomas but did not have any wife but with a son Henry Saville Lankshear.

here we are 9/2013 and Sally contacted me re Harry Saville Lankshear 1858-1934 and also LANKSHEAR in South Africa