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Thomas Sylvester Lankshear Family 

(Ron's grandfather - T.S.L. died 1933 Ron born 1937

Lankshear Genealogy Blog: Follow their houses in Maps of Thomas Sylvester Lankshear and family

Thomas Sylvester Lankshear Birth 1847  

Possible picture of TSL with his mother or Aunt

Initial confusion over Thomas birth as also a registration in 1853 sometimes agrees with census age but at death he was 85 agrees with birth in 1847 - 1853 GRO was another Thomas Sylvester Lankshear -

7 Jun 1847 @ 16 St John's Sq., Clerkenwell / Thomas Sylvester / Father - John Lankshear (Pocket Book Maker) / Mother Elizabeth Lankshear (formerly Shaw)

Elizabeth SHAW & John Lankshear - 1838

1851 Thomas Sylvester Lankshear age 3 with Aunt Harriet LONG (formerly SHAW) This was a fantastic find as Aunt Harriet confirmed which SHAW family

image means a link to my Hard Drive for a larger picture of full document which will not work on web 
1870 Marriage Thomas and Caroline    
Caroline Caswell or what happened to Caroline ?????    
1871 Flora Elizabeth Lankshear Birth and Baptism 1873

 

 

 


Flora Elizabeth birth cert 1871BCLANKSHEARFloraElizabeth.jpg (84013 bytes)


born 15 Dec 1871, 23 Park Street
Thomas Sylvester Lankshear, Ironmonger
Caroline Lankshear formerly Townsend
Informant C. Lankshear mother, 23 Park Street, Liverpool Road
Registered 26 Jan 1872 (Islington West, Islington, Middlesex)

Baptism flora

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1909 Florrie Elizabeth LANKSHEAR Marriage

1891 was wrong - the Florence from Chiswick - at moment I do not know where my Aunt Florrie was in 1891

1901 census - Florrie Larkshear

1912 Arthur LANKSHEAR - Home Child to Canada

1901 census - Florrie Larkshear

1909 Florrie Elizabeth LANKSHEAR Marriage

Flora Lankshear - Marriage 1895 (not Florrie)

 

 

1873 Patty Hendy LANKSHEAR - Birth and Baptism Birth Cert 1873BC_LANKSHEARPattyHendy.jpg (82386 bytes)  image

Baptism 1873
Patty Hendy
born 15 Oct 1873, 54 Foreign Street
Thomas Silvester Lankshear, Salesman
Caroline Lankshear formerly Townsend
Informant C. Lankshear mother, 54 Foreign Street, Brixton
Registered 25 Nov 1873 (Kennington 2nd, Lambeth, Surrey)

Note  - Caroline's sister Mrs Patience Thomas in 1881 was at 58 Foreign Street 

Foreign St is now Wickwood - note Caroline later lived in Flaxman just across the railway

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1894 Patty  LANKSHEAR marriage to Herbert Sims

Patty  LANKSHEAR - Marriage 1894

 

Thomas Sylvester Lankshear 1881 - Family

1880s Shakespeare Rd and Percy Terrace Brixton - my grandfather's home

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1882 George Henry Lankshear imageimage

George Henry  Lankshear
born 19 Feb 1882, 6 Percy Terrace, Shakespeare Road
Thomas Sylvester Lankshear, Commercial Traveller
Caroline Lankshear formerly Townsend
Informant C. Lankshear mother, 6 Percy Terrace, Shakespeare Road
Registered 30 Mar 1882 (Brixton, Lambeth, Surrey)

1911
Paul Collis 71
Hannah Collis 56
Eva Frances Collis 20
Walter Paul Painter Collis 16
Percival John Collis 10
George H Lankshear 27
H Bateson 28
RG14; Piece: 8125; Schedule Number: 329;
age 27 abt 1884
Boarder
Birth Place: London, England
Cowley St John
Oxfordshire
Street Address: 62 Marston St Cowley Rd Oxford
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Carpenter

1880s Shakespeare Rd and Percy Terrace Brixton

George went to Wales and married in Neath 

As yet cannot find him in 1911 census

1882BCLANKSHEARGeorgeHenry.jpg    
1883BCLANKSHEARAdaMary.jpg image  image
Ada Mary Lankshear born 14 Jul 1883, 287 Shakespeare Road
Thomas Sylvester Lankshear, Commercial Traveller
Caroline Lankshear formerly Townsend
Informant C. Lankshear mother, 287 Shakespeare Road
Registered 24 Aug 1883 (Brixton, Lambeth, Surrey)

1880s Shakespeare Rd and Percy Terrace Brixton

 

 
All plain sailing to here - now we have the Grey Period Indications are of family change before birth of Lottie  But Birth Certificates for Lankshear children still show as Caroline Townsend whereas she could now be Caroline Caswell (???)

Clement's children added with this colour so we can compare to Thomas's  

 
 

Births Jun 1886 Lankshear Dorothy Caswell Lambeth 1d 465 

Dorothy died 1889 so my guess is Caroline moved in with Clement 1886ish

As Dorothy at death still shows father as  Thomas I suppose she is his daughter BUT perhaps Caroline was just staying with  the official record

Birth detail (Janette has BC)

3 Mar 1886 at 37 Flaxman Road
Dorothy Caswell Lankshear
Father Thomas Silvester Lankshear (note spelling of middle name), Commercial Traveller
Mother Caroline Lankshear formerly Townsend
Registered 14 Apr 1886 by C. Lankshear, mother, 37 Flaxman Road, Loughboro' Junction

image Death of Dorothy 17 May 1889 
Daughter of
Thomas Sylvester Lankshear
Ironmonger's assistant - he was when Flora born
Deceased - sure looks like it but TSL died 1933
37 (perhaps 34) Flaxman Road
Loughborough Junction
(street runs off Coldharbour Lane - I wonder if a shop address)
Must be 37 Flaxman Road - same address as Clement and Caroline were at on 1891 & 1901 census 
no mention of a mother
Informant is P Thomas - Aunt (Mrs Patience Thomas Caroline's sister) - 6 Gordon Grove Loughborough Junction in 1891 there are Rudd's at this address

Flaxman was just across the railway from Foreign St where Patty was born
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Births Sep 1887 LANKSHEAR Clementi__ Caswell Lambeth 1d 479  18 Aug 1887 at 37 Flaxman Road (again), Loughboro' Junction, Lambeth
Clementina Caswell Lankshear
Father Thomas Silvester Lankshear (again the spelling of the middle name), Commercial Traveller
Mother Caroline Lankshear formerly Townsend
Registered 28 Sep 1887 by Caroline Lankshear, mother, 37 Flaxman Road, Loughboro' Junction

[1yr 2mths 6dys after birth of Dorothy]

Looking for Clementina Caswell - marriage 1912 and .......

 

 

 
Lottie (Charlotte) Ellen Lankshear Births Mar 1889 0  Greenwich Kent 1d 1121

Lottie Ellen Lankshear was born 24 Oct 1888

imageLottie Ellen  image
born 24 Oct 1888, 24 Creed Place
Thomas Lankshear, Commercial Traveller
Catherine Lankshear formerly Townsend
C. Lankshear mother, 24 Creed Place
Registered 8 Jan 1889 (Greenwich East, Greenwich, Kent)

Creed Place Greenwich

NOTE: Don't know who was the Catherine Lankshear formerly Townsend on Lottie's birth certificate but still guessing Elizabeth.

 
Annie Dorothy Caswell was born 10 May 1889 [only 6 months and 17 days later] - unless Lottie was very premature she was not Caroline's daughter. 

Died 2 Dec 1892

Birth image  
10 May 1889 at 37 Flaxman Road (again), Loughboro' Junction, Lambeth - 
father Clement Caswell - Inspector on Railway
 Mother Caroline Caswell formerly Townsend  (no mention of Lankshear)

and death image

Broncho Pneumonia certified by AH Macdonald
2 Dec 1892 at 37 Flaxman Road 
father Clement Caswell - Inspector on Railway
 Informant - present at death - Mother Caroline Caswell 

 
Lily Lankshear Birth 1890 - Bermondsey

[9mths 23dys after Annie Dorothy]

Lily born 2 Mar 1890, 9 Bermondsey Square
Thomas Lankshear, Commercial Clerk
Caroline Lankshear formerly Townsend
Informant T. Lankshear father, 9 Bermondsey Square
Registered 11 Apr 1890 (St. Mary Magdalen, Saint Olave, London)
1908 Lilian Mary (May) Lankshear daughter of Lily

1912 Lily Lankshear marriage to George Purkiss
Thomas Sylvester Lankshear 1891 - Family    
Caroline in 1891 should be 40 but is read as 30 (poss 20) and born Rotherhithe not Cornwall -  So who is this does not match Caroline who was with Clement and really not Elizabeth either   
     
Gerald Lankshear Birth 1892
Ron's knew as  Uncle Tom - his son is Gerald and Gerald is also Ron's second name.
Gerald (from photocopied certificate Jerry sent to Grace)
born 1 Nov 1892, 84 St. James Road
Thomas Lankshear, Commercial Clerk
Caroline Lankshear formerly Townsend
Informant T. Lankshear father, 84 St. James Road, Bermondsey
Registered 12 Dec 1892 (St. James, district unreadable but I think should be Bermondsey, Surrey)image
Ron's Uncle Tom (Gerald Lankshear)
Frank born 1894 Frank 
born 4 Oct 1894
Registered Dec qtr 1894 (St. Olave district)
They were living 84 Saint James Road Bermondsey father Thomas shown as Commercial Clerk and again Caroline Lankshear formerly Townsend
1894
died 1917 serving with RFC
Edwin (Dick) Lankshear - Birth 1900

Wolseley Buildings - Edwin was born here 

A web site on Bermondsey

 

Edwin
born 4 Mar 1900, 86 Wolseley Buildings
Thomas Lankshear, General Labourer
Caroline Lankshear formerly Townsend
Informant C. Lankshear mother, 86 Wolseley Buildings, Bermondsey
Registered 17 Apr 1900 (Bermondsey, Saint Olave Bermondsey, London)
 
     
Thomas Sylvester Lankshear 1901 - Family    
Elizabeth Skeggs Birth 1862 - wife of Thomas Sylvester Lankshear by 1901

 

23 Nov 1862 @ Halifax, Nova Scotia / Elizabeth Sarah  / Father - Henry Skeggs (Gunner in R.A.) / Mother - Elizabeth Sarah Skeggs (no maiden name shown)  
Elizabeth Sarah Skeggs  and Family    
1905 death of Caroline Caswell and Clement 1909 Although Clement lies on the certificate everything points to this being Caroline Lankshear (Townsend)

 

 
1923 Thomas Sylvester Lankshear marriage to Elizabeth Sarah Skeggs Note: Presumably they were now free to marry  
Thomas Sylvester Lankshear - Memorial Card 1933 -Aged 85      
Thomas Lankshear Census Comparisons - The comparison needs more work but it shows anomalies across census re age and place of birth    

The trail of movements is

Lankshear Genealogy Blog: Follow their houses in Maps of Thomas Sylvester Lankshear and family

  • 1846 16 St Johns Square Clerkenwell
  • 15 Dec 1871, 23 Park Street, Islington
  • 15 Oct 1873, 54 Foreign Street, Lambeth
  • Note  - Caroline's sister Mrs Patience Thomas in 1881 was at 58 Foreign Street 
  • 1881 6 Shakespere Rd Percy Terrace Lambeth
  • 19 Feb 1882, 6 Percy Terrace, Shakespeare Road
  • 14 Jul 1883, 287 Shakespeare Road
  • 24 Oct 1888, 24 Creed Place
  • 2 Mar 1890, 9 Bermondsey Square,  Bermondsey
  • 1892 84 St James Rd Bermondsey
  • 1900 86 Wolseley Buildings
  • 1901 100 Hoxton St, St Leonard Shoreditch
    1911 early view of census and they appear to be in Bethnal Green
  • By 1917 13 Poyser St Cambridge Heath Bethnal Green