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