I'm related to William LAYTHORN, convict. The details that I have are: born 1807, Southwark, Middlesex; d. ???. He appears to have also gone as William LATHAM. (A William LATHAM, aged 64, d. New Norfolk, Tasmania, 21 March 1872, reg 312 but I don't know if it's the same one.)
On 8th July 1839, William married Elizabeth KENNIWELL either at, or under the auspices of Christ Church, Newcastle. Elizabeth KENNIWELL also went as Elizabeth SLEIGH; I'm trying to find out why; the SLEIGHs were another family in the Hunter Valley. (Elizabeth and William's marriage was witnessed by an Edward SLEIGH.) Their children, William Thomas (1840-1841), Frederick George (1843-1847), Alfred William (1844-1912) and Caroline (1845-1929) all appeared to have the surname "LATHAM".
There were a number of other LATHAM families in the Newcastle area:
Robert LATHAM who married Celia McLAUGHLAN (they had a son George (b. 1821)).
Henry LATHAM who married Elizabeth Lucy (they had children Elizabeth Matilda (1874-1877), Andrew Henry (1876), William James (1880) and Harriet May (1883) and they lived in Market Square, Newcastle.
Thomas LATHAM who married Susan (they had children William Thomas (1878), Arthur Selwyn, Eva Ethel (1880), Ida Maude (1882) and Rhoda (1886).
I have a feeling that all or most of these LATHAMs were related to William LAYTHORN and I'm interested in any connections.
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