Oliver Laceby
(1728-)
Ann Collins
(-1765)
Oliver Laceby
(1751-1827)
Eleanor Johnson
(-1795)

Charles Lasby
(1781-1870)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret Challenor

Charles Lasby 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 1781, Milwich, Staffordshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Challenor on 29 Jan 1807 in Milwich, Staffordshire, England
  • Died: 10 Jun 1870, Ponsonby, Nichol Twp, Wellington, Ontario, Canada at age 89
  • Buried: Ponsonby Pioneer Cemetery, Ponsonby, Nichol Twp, Wellington, Ontario, Canada

   Another name for Charles was Charles Laceby.

  Research Notes:

He had 12 children according to 1871 census.
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Excerpts from....The Lasby Story
by Bill Lasby, Toronto, Canada.. June 18, 1969
(original is 9 typed pages)

at http://www.angelfire.com/in3/vanbrink/lasby.html:

In 1824, Charles Lasby and his wife, Margaret Challenor, and their family arrived in Pilkington from Stafforshire. Their arrival is recorded in John Connon's book as follows:

Charles Lasby and Margaret Challenor, his wife, were from Staffordshire, England. The date of their arrival is uncertain but it was not later than 1828. The farm on which they settled was on the south side of Cox's Creek at Ponsonby, and is now called "Fife" farm. The reason for selecting this was that the timber was thin along the banks of the stream while the beaver meadow there was heavy growth of wild grass with which to feed their oxen. Their house was on the side side leading to Bethany Church and the aged parents were buried on the Edgerton Fife farm.

They had a famliy of twelve of whom Joseph Lasby was one. He lived on that corner farm northeast of the Bethany Church. In 1837 he married Matilda Crowther and it is from this family that all in this locality by the name of Lasby are descended. Of their family of one girl and eight boys, the only ones now living are Mrs. John Seaton, of Altona, Michigan and Mr. Walter Lasby of Northfield, Minnesota. Joseph Lasby died in January, 1878 and Mrs. Lasby died in June of 1854. [the above book excerpt was published in 1930]

Bill Lasby continues...

In my search for details on the family I have developed information, some of which supplements Mr. Connon's information and some that differs from his.

I have established that the family arrived in 1824 and that Charles Lasby died in 1870. He is not buried on the Fife farm as recorded but his headstone is in the old Ponsonby cemetary. In my search I have located information on only five children of Charles Lasby and Margaret Challenor, and I have some questions as to whether or not there were twelve children as recorded by Connon.

My sister, Emily, who also has a keen interest in the family, spoke to the late Thomas Bye many years ago concerning the elder members of the Lasby family. He recalled Charles Lasby as an elderly man. At that time, Mr. Bye was a young boy and had been sent by his mother for a bucket of coals to light their fire. He recalls Mr. Lasby, who was working in the garden, as a very kindly short man with a sandy beard.
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From http://www.waynecook.com/rose.html - the Ponsonby Pioneer Cemetery Rose Garden webpage:

following email was sent in by Jim Bellamy:
Some of the individuals listed are ancestors of mine. The family info I have collected suggests that several changes would make the info a little more accurate.
4. Joseph Labby D. Jan. 25th, 1878, 67 yrs.
5. Matilda wife of the above D. June 3rd., 1854, 36 yrs. old.
8. Also his daughter Mary wife of Daniel Peckover, D. Feb. 17th, 1855, 32 yrs. old.
10. Mary wife of Joseph Labby D. Dec. 31st, 1876, 28 yrs., 8 mos., 25 days.
14. Charles Labby D. June 10th, 1870, 89 yrs. old a native of Staffordshire.
The info I have and suggestions are as follows:
Charles Lasby (listed as 14. Charles Labby) was born circa 1781 in Milwich, Staffordshire, England. He married Margaret CHALLENNOR on 29 Jan 1807 in Milwich, Staffordshire, England. Margaret was born on 19 Sept 1784 in Milwich, Staffordshire, England. They emigrated to Canada circa 1828. Margaret died in 1856 in Ponsonby, Wellington, Canada West. (She should be listed in that cemetary.) Charles Lasby died 10 June 1870 in Elora, Ontario.
Joseph Lasby (listed as 4. Joseph Labby) was one of the sons of Charles Lasby and Margaret. Joseph Lasby was born 9 Dec 1810 in Milwich, Staffordshire, England. He married (date ?) Matilda Crowther (listed as 5. Matilda), born 12 June 1818 in London, Upper Canada. Matilda (Crowther) Lasby died 3 June 1854. Joseph Lasby died on 25 Jan 1878.
The name "Peckover" perhaps should be "Peskover". Not entirely sure but another ancestor Oliver Lasby married a Lydia Peskover in 1872 inElora, Ontario.

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From The Early History of Elora, Ontario and Vicinity, pp. 28-29:

"Charles Lasby and Margaret Challener, his wife, were from Staffordshire, England. The date of their arrival in Pilkington is uncertain, but it was not later than 1828. The farm upon which they settled was on the south side of Cox's Creek, at Ponsonby, and is now called the 'Fife' farm. Their reason for selecting this was that the timber was thin along the banks of the stream, while on the beaver meadow there was a heavy growth of wild grass with which to feed their oxen. Their house was on the side road leading to Bethany Church, and the aged parents were buried on the 'Egerton Fife' farm. They had a family of twelve, of whom Joseph Lasby was one. He lived on that corner farm northeast of the Bethany Church. In 1837 he married Matilda Crowther, and it is from their family that all in this locality by the name of Lasby are descended." 5

  Death Notes:

May have died in Elora, Wellington Twp, Wellington, Ontario.

  Burial Notes:

Transcriptions of headstones in the Ponsonby Pioneer Cemetery may be found at http://www.waynecook.com/rose.html. This cemetery is now a rose garden. A corrected transcription is:
Charles Lasby D. June 10th, 1870, 89 yrs. old a native of Staffordshire.

  Noted events in his life were:

Religion: a Methodist.

Emigrated: from England to Canada, 1824.

Settled: on south side of Cox's Creek, 1828, Ponsonby, Nichol Twp, (Wellington), Upper Canada (Ontario), Canada. The farm is now called "Fife Farm."

Census, 1871, Pilkington Twp, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.


Charles married Margaret Challenor, daughter of Joseph Challenor and Mary Tabbenor, on 29 Jan 1807 in Milwich, Staffordshire, England. (Margaret Challenor was born on 19 Sep 1784 in Milwich, Staffordshire, England and died in 1856 in Ponsonby Twp, Wellington, Canada West (Ontario), Canada.)


Sources


1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tincanman&id=I034234.

2 Ross, Peter, History of Long Island: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, vol. III (New York, 1903.), p. 95.

3 Website:, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~methodists/pilkington.htm.

4 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rbrink4656&id=I06275.

5 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial # 142243070.


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