I have been researching my family history over the last 15 years and am finally starting
to get some information together that is interesting and may be of use to other researchers.
On these pages I have added data that I have found
on Lasham family members who may or may
not be directly related to my immediate family.
If you have information to share on the Lasham's please Email Me
Index of Lasham facts I've collected(approx 750k)
Lasham Family Tree
Sussex Record Society Marriage license microfiche
Vol 26 Page442 fiche 2 of 3 1919:
VOLLAR, James of Brighthelmston, widower aged 21 and upds &
Charlotte LASSAM of same aged 21 Brighthelmston chappel 15 Feb 1836 (Lewes)
Vol 35 Page 335 1 of 3 1929
July 24 1782 John LASHAM of Lenchmere (2 years) batchelor, aged 24 and Elizabeth Hale
of the same (some time) maiden, aged 20 a minor (consent her father Mr John H
of Selbourne, county Hants, farmer) surities or bondsman. The sd J.L. and
sd J.H. (Lenchmere) avidavit and bond
The two men where:
George Charles LASHAM, born Brixton, Surrey.
Enlisted in Shepherd's Bush, Middlesex
Resident in Lambeth, Surrey
Died 26th August 1916; Killed in Action
in France and Flanders, rank of
Gunner - number 7912.
Was formerly 139th Hamp. HVY.BTY
William Baxter LASHAM: 16th (County of London)
Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles)
Enlisted in Westminster; resident in Romford.
Killed in Action on the 19th September 1916 in France and Flanders.
Rank of Rifleman, number 5363
Notes on my Ancestors
1. There was a Richard Lasham on the 100 Gun ship
serving as a Lieutenant between 1801 and 1805 in the Royal Navy.
Richard served on the H.M.S. Britannia
during the Battle of Trafalgar.
During the battle she was commanded by
Captain Charles Bullen , she had
10 killed 42 wounded.
The picture above shows the French Bucentaure being fired upon by the Britannia.
2. Richard's Grandson, Thomas Lasham owned an Inn called "The
in Harbour Street, Broadstairs, Kent.
This pub was a frequent watering hole for Charles
Dickens, who paid a tribute to
it in his book "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" by naming a sailor Mr Tartar.
In his book, Dombey and Son he also names a ship "Tartar Frigate".
Dickens also described the Inn as "the cosiest little
sailors Inn... that is to be met
around the coast . . . the very walls have long ago learned 'Tom Bowling' and '
The Bay of Biscay' by heart and would be thankful for a fresh song"
Later the Inn was to become a favorite for Ted Heath.