Thomas Lamdin

Author: FNRC
Date published: 23/01/2014

Thomas Lamdin was the illegitimate son of Charlotte Lamdin. His baptismal record entry states that his father was “ reputedly William Cooke”.

He married his first wife Vashti Ann Palmer on 20th October 1833 at St Nicholas Church Newbury. (Note Vashti is a biblical name – in the Old Testament it is the name of the first wife of King Ahasuerus of Persia before he married Esther.)

The couple appear on the 1841 census living at West Mills Newbury. Although they have been married more than seven years there are no children.

On the 1851 census Thomas is a widower living at Union Chapel Yard Newbury. He is working as a grocer’s porter. Vashti was buried on 5th Feb 1851 at St Nicholas Newbury.

Thomas (widower) married Elizabeth Simms (spinster) of St Mary Bourne on 5th Dec 1852 at the Parish Church Newbury (certificate held).

Thomas and Elizabeth can be found living at 5 Trafalgar Place on both 1861 and 1871. His job is still shown as Grocer’s Porter.

Thomas died late July / August 1871 and was buried at Newtown Road on 3 August 1871.

Elizabeth was buried in Newtown Road on 20th July 1893 and is the subject of a separate profile already provided.

Thomas and Elizabeth had 4 children all born in Newbury:

Elizabeth Jane born 27th November 1853

William Thomas born 14th March 1856 – William Thomas and his wife Miriam are buried in Newtown Road CHNWW20

Charlotte Ann B born 1st quarter 1859 She was last seen alive on 2nd January 1924 and found dead in the River Thames at Henley on 12th June 1924. She is buried in London Road Cemetery Reading.

Eliza Mary born 14th March 1861

The gravestone of Thomas’s wife Elizabeth is barely legible with much of the surface having crumbled. It is therefore not possible to say whether Thomas is also buried in plot NA 10 with his wife Elizabeth.


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