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Lancelot Henry Lawford

Male abt 1886 - 1945  (~ 59 years)



  • Name Lancelot Henry Lawford  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Known as "Lance" 
    Birth abt 1886  Rockhampton, QLD Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 5
    Residence Mar 1901  Chigwell Grammar School Find all individuals with events at this location ; Boarder  [4
    Marriage abt Aug 1909  Thanet Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Laura Hamilla Taylor,   b. abt 1878, Dunkirk, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1957, Ferndale Point Nursing Home, Ferndale, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1913  Shanghai, China Find all individuals with events at this location ; Customs Official  [2
    • Worked for the Chinese Maritime Customs in Shanghai and Peking at a period of political instability and fighting following the Chinese revolution of 1911 and the establishment of a republic. School of Oriental and African Studies holds photocopies of nine letters of Lancelot Lawford to his wife from Shanghai, 1913, and Peking, 1917, describing political and military events in China.
    Decoration 1922  Chinese Order of the Crop (3rd Class)  [6
    • Awarded by the President of China to Lancelot Henry Lawford, Esq., 1st Assistant (A), Chinese Maritime Customs Service
    Occupation 1932  Shanghai, China Find all individuals with events at this location ; Commissioner of Customs  [1
    Occupation - 1945  Bombay Find all individuals with events at this location ; Merchant  [7
    Residence - 1945  143 Esplanade Rd, Bombay Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Death 30 Sep 1945  Mombasa, Kenya Find all individuals with events at this location   [7, 8
    • On Sep. 30, 1945, very suddenly, at Mombasa, Lance Henry Lawford, of 143, Esplanade Road, Bombay, late Commissioner of Customs, Shanghai. [The Times]
    Probate 16 Sep 1946  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 29,330 17s. 1d.  [9
    • Lawford Lancelot Henry of Bombay India died 20 September 1945 at Mombasa British East Africa Probate London 16 September to Laura Hamilla Lawford widow. Effects 29330 17s. 1d. in England. [NPC]
    • Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of eight days application will be made in the Principal Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice for the Sealing of the Probate of the Will of Lancelot Henry Lawford late of Bombay in the Empire of India Merchant deceased granted by the High Court of Judicature of Bombay on the 18th day of February 1946 to Laura Hamilla Lawford the sole Executrix named in the said Will. Dated this 15th day of May 1946. Stevenson Harwood and Tatham, 16, Old Broad Street, London, E.C.2. Solicitors for the Executrix
    Notes 
    • passenger on "Empress of Australia" arr Quebec 16 Sep 1927 ex Southampton: Lancelot Henry Lawford, age 41, b Rockhampton, Australia, passing through Canada en route to China, wife Laura Hamilton [sic] Lawford, Pallas, The Park, Cheltenham.
    Person ID I4338  Tatham | Richmond branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 02 Jan 2013 

    Family Laura Hamilla Taylor,   b. abt 1878, Dunkirk, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1957, Ferndale Point Nursing Home, Ferndale, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Marriage abt Aug 1909  Thanet Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Notes 
    • 4 ch: Edith Hamilla, Alice Rosemary, James P, Peter L. [death notice, Laura Hamilla; GRO Consular Birth Indices]
    • Son James: b Peking 29 Dec 1915; d Winchfield 06 Nov 1977. Educ Cheltenham; Clare Coll, Cambridge; MA History 1937. Indian Army (16th Punjab Regt) 1938-1947; Royal Artillery 1948-1961; senior lecturer RMA Sandhurst 1967-1977. MC 05 Oct 1944 Burma. Lieut-Col 02 Apr 1959. Marr 16 Dec 1944 Joan Mary Spencer; 2s 2d. [Indian Army Officers]
    Children 
     1. Alice Rosemary Lawford,   b. 22 Nov 1912, Shanghai, China Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 2000, Surrey W Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F1313  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt 1886 - Rockhampton, QLD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Boarder - Mar 1901 - Chigwell Grammar School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - abt Aug 1909 - Thanet Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - abt Aug 1909 - Thanet Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Customs Official - 1913 - Shanghai, China Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Commissioner of Customs - 1932 - Shanghai, China Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - - 1945 - Bombay Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1945 - 143 Esplanade Rd, Bombay Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 30 Sep 1945 - Mombasa, Kenya Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 29,330 17s. 1d. - 16 Sep 1946 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 17 Sep 1932.
      dau Alice Rosemary

    2. [S07] Other Sources, School of Oriental & African Studies.

    3. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Thanet, 3Q1909.

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 14 b Australia

    5. [S12] Passenger Lists, Empress of Australia, 16 Sep 1927.

    6. [S35] London Gazette, p 3869, 19 May 1922.

    7. [S05] The Times, legal notices, 29 May 1946.

    8. [S05] The Times, death notice, 10 Oct 1945.

    9. [S14] National Probate Calendar.