Genealogy Page

Family History

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


Thursday, 17th November 2005

Its been a very long time, but finally here is an update
I've had alot of sucess in locating other living Lashams
and also on expanding the tree, which has been reloaded
on this site, so have a look please.

Thursday, 11th June 2002

Not alot of updates to this site in over a year however
I have consolidated alot of my research with a great database
tool called Custodian II. I will shortly be publishing on
this site all the research material I have from this tool.

Saturday, 7th April 2001

I've added more births, marriages and deaths as well as
adding more entries in the 1881 and 1851 census indexes.
Also, I've uploaded the latest version of my family tree.

Friday, 30 March 2001

Visited Auckland Library and searched Hampshire wills and
Hampshire Census for 1851

Thursday, 29 March 2001

Found on the following:
LASHAM, Sara born 1792/93; died 30 Apr 1837; Married William MILLS
10 Jul 1815 in Selbourne, Hampshire UK.

Monday, 26 March 2001

Sent an email to the Hampshire Country Library asking if
they have a history on the town of Lasham, have received
an initial response that they will look into the matter
and get back to me.

Tuesday, 20 March 2001

Went to Auckland library at lunch time today too see if they've
got any new data in. Found the following:
Oxford Dictionary of Surnames shows
LASHAM,LASSAM : Thomas de Lasham 1260 Assizes of Cambridge; Oliver Lasham
, John Lassambe 1583 Musters of Surrey, From Lasham (Hampshire)

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

Wednesday, 20 September

Today I went to Auckland library to do some more research.
They now have some more CD ROMs that can be searched including
the 'Soldiers who died during the Great War of 1914-1918' database.
I found two Lasham entries on this CDROM , both of which I had
already found entries of their Wills in the Wills and Admins  indexes.

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  H.M.S. Britannia
      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 Tartar Frigate"
     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.