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My GG Grandfather was named George LaCombe. One of his sons was named Charles LaCombe. I am looking for any descendents or information relating to. [ Brenda Hamilton ]

Looking for my cousins - children of Charles, Percival, Annie and Hettie Lake. Grandchildren of Walter Lake of Hamworthy. My father was Walter S.F Lake of Avenue Place, Poole [ Royston Lake ]

Laminman, Samuel
Samuel Laminman was a seaman on the unity of boston in census of 1891..he died in Poole in 1892.. was there a battle at that time? I am trying to find any info possible about him. Was there newspaper articles that I could research? [ Donna ]

Looking for Landers in Poole. My gggggrandfather was Charles Lander, born 1816-1818 in Poole. He moved to New Brunswick, married and had descendents there. Looking for his parents, siblings, any info. [ Charles Lander ]

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My Family moved to POOLE from Huntspil in Sturminster Newton around 1867. My Grandfather was Reginald Sydney LANE he lived at the Tatnam in Garland Road. He worked at the Gas Works, he was married to my Grandmother May Drake and they had 4 sons, Donald, Ivor, Raymond and Peter. They divorced and he married Lillian Bright who had a son Patrick (paddy) and had 3 sons David, Malcom, and I think Richard and a daughter Rosemary. My Father was Donald LANE and I have a brother Andrew both of whom still live in the area. What I am looking for is any contact with any other family member. [ Anthony Lane, Australia. ]

Wanted: Marriage of William Lane to Susannah. They were living in Holnest when they had my ggggggrandfather Joseph baptised 1731. Where did they come from? No sign in transcripts of Holnest PRs ... ALSO ... Any information about Edwin Lane, wheelwright and licensee of the (old) Bear Cross Inn, c 1884 till his death in 1894, and his son Frank LANE, ditto, 1903-1914, d 1954, Kinson. [ Vivian Pritchard nee Lane ]

My 2xG Grandmother Dionisia LANE (nee FUTCHER) spent the last years of her life at "The Moorings", Longfleet Road, Poole, living with her youngest son Albert Edward LEIGH LANE. Dionisia was baptised at Fovant, Wilts, in 1828, and she died at Poole in 1908. She is buried at St.Mary's Longfleet. I have no record of her whereabouts from 1871 to 1901. There is an unsubstantiated family story that Dionisia was the first woman in this country to hold the position of Headteacher in a state school. Albert Edward was a music teacher and lived at Poole and in Bournemouth, where he died in 1942. He did not marry. I do not know why he took the name "Leigh". [ John Lane ]

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Lane, George
I am looking for a death of George Lane who was born on the 16 April 1815 in Sixpenny Handley Dorset he was married to Eliza Chown, they had 9 children all born in Sixpenny Handley . Mary, James,Sarah,Jane, Henry,Samuel,Martha, Georgina and Ann, I would be grateful for any information that might be available. [ Vivian Lane ] ** Please contact us at : as we have a possible family link for you and we have not been able to contact you via the provideed e-mail address**

Information on any Langdown's, especially in Dorset. but also in Portsmouth & Tynemouth [ Elaine Langdown ]

Ancestors of Anna Langdown who married Henry Thompson Fisher. She died in Poole c 1901. She was born c 1837 in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset and her father was William Langdown, butcher of Lytchett Matravers. All her children were born in Poole. [ Betty Burrows ]

Looking for information on the name LANGE. [ Maura ]

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Any information on Lankshear's I am studying the name world wide. Lankshear's arrived in Dorset in earkly 1800s and some went to USA and Canada. They lived in Hooke Askerswell Losterton and Broadmayne. And some live in Poole area now. My website is [ Maura ]

Grandparents Walter & Amy Latcham lived at The Gas Tavern which was then managed by their son in law John Noon (died  1978)
Other  family connections with The Shipwrights Arms and The Angel both in Poole. [ Janice Noon ]

Please see entry for Lowday [ John Lowday ]

Ann Lawford, maiden name of Ann mother of George Tanner, may be born kinson [ Suzanne Carroll ]

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Any info. on Ernest James Lawrence born 1869 in Poole, died 1926 his father was James and mother Drusilla. He run a mineral water company in Oxford in the 1920's [ Brian Perry ]

Roy Albert Lee, one of thirteen children, fathers name Jack. Known to have lived Turlin Moor in sixties or seventies moved to Canada to work with horses, last we heard married with two children. [ Debbie ]

Looking for George Legg b.abt1853 West Milton married Susan McNair from Ayr in Scotland. I am a descendant of thier son Donald Legg who married Edith Sims from Sturminster Marshall. Info on George would be great. [ Lynne Ballard ]

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I am looking for information regarding Benjamin Lester? Thanks so much! [ Kathryn Brett ]

Any info on LIGHT family of Wimborne district (1830 - 1890). [ Tom McDowell ]

Locke, Harriet
Harriet Locke was born in 1860 and died 1935 and is buried at the cemetary in Good Rd. Does anyone have any info on her. We think she lived in Sherringham Rd, Parkstone.. [ Christine Gillingham ]

Lockyer, Alice
Looking for information on the whereabouts of Alice Lockyer from Broadstone. [ Kelvin Norton ]

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Lockyer, Syndey
When Born/died? What were his parents names? My grandfather Sidney Lockyer was divorced from my grandmother Florence Annie Rose Ratew. Both came from and lived in Poole as far as I know. I am intrested in finding out if my grandfather remarried and had children and who his parents were, and any other information relating to him. [ Karen Saeidi ]

Looking for any information on this family from the Wimborne, Chalbury, Witchampton and Tarrant areas in the 17th, 1th and 19th centuries. [ Paul Allen ]

Long family of Poole Josiah and Martha 1881 Poole St James . [ Jean Toms ]

James Love married Annie Toms St Peters Parkstone 1907. James was a Policeman in Sturminster Newton. They had a son, William James,born 1909.I believe they moved to Tarrant Hinton. Does anyone have info please. [ George Toms ]

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Any Lovelands from Dorset or Kent. [ Andrew Hector ]


Researching the Lovell's of Poole from 1780 onwards. [ Phil Lovell ]


How the Loveless's i.e. connected to Tolpuddle Martyrs is related to my Great Grandmother maiden name Martha Snook from Wool/Wareham area. [ V.Kones ]

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Loveless, A
Information about the parents of Ann Loveless born 21st September 1850 at Chetnole Dorset. She was my great grandmother. [ Cherry Davies ]

Researching my mother's family. She was born LILY MARY LOVERIDGE in 1903 to WALTER and ALICE LOVERIDGE of BOX HOUSES, EAST QUAY, POOLE. She was the third child of a large family. The names of her brothers and sisters that I remember are:  WALTER,THOMAS,LESLIE SIDNEY,EVA,ALICE,IRIS,and GERTRUDE. Uncle Walter Loveridge was living with his family at THE Moorings, Napier Road, Hamworthy during the Second World War. [ Eric Bushell ]

The Lowday family plus variants Lawday etc had their origins in Devon SW England from the 1500s. I have a good database of names and would be pleased to hear from anyone researching that surname, especially those leaving their native Devon and travelling within the UK and around the World. [ John Lowday ]

Drusilla married Ernest James in Poole in 1891 they were living in South Road I would like to find were she was born (her father was Henry Lowe). [ Brian Perry ]

Please has any one any information on the above name around 1881 from Swyre or Puddletown. Family tree search in detail being covered. Thank for your help. [ Carol Fenemore ]

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Seeking information of the birth of Pheobe Lucas c1803 Dorset.She married John Dominey in Wareham 1825 where she resided until her death in 1845. Hope someone can help. Thankyou. [ Neil Stanton ]

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