Ann Laundon was my maternal second great grandmother. Ann married twice and had three children with her first husband Thomas Baker. Ann separated from Thomas some time between 1865 and 1871 and did not marry Edward Roberts until 1878, presumably Thomas may have died by then. Her fourth child was Edward Roberts (my great grandfather) born in 1869, always thought to be a child of her second husband. His birth registration states his father was Thomas Baker but he was always known as Edward Roberts and Roberts was used as his middle name on his birth certificate. DNA analysis however suggests that Edward may have had a different father altogether with the possible surname of Dye.
Ann’s fathers side, is believed to have come from France, their name said to originally be ‘de’ Laundon, but most of their documented ancestry to date is in Leicestershire, England. We believe they are closely related to another Laundon family who were based in nearby Northamptonshire. The Smith’s were from the small village of Knossington part of the Church Langton area of Leicestershire.
Ann’s mother side, the Lee’s, also came from Northamptonshire mainly the village of Lilbourne. Her maternal grandmother Sarah Cave is believed to be descended from the prestigious Cave family of Stamford and the Hull family of the manor of Aston Flamville, near Hinckley Leicestershire.
For more information:
- For more detail on Ann’s life, see her biography at Wikitree;
- Click on the links in the pedigree shown above to go directly to each ancestors biography page at Wikitree;
- To view a tree showing up to 254 ancestors, including locations, click here;
- Access a list of Ann’s ancestral surnames here;
- If you have a subscription, you can also view the tree at Ancestry;
- The ancestry of Ann is correct and confirmed by DNA analysis back to her four grandparents and most of her great grandparents.
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Click the links below (TBA) for more information about Ann’s grandparents family lines:
- The Laundon line
- The Smith line
- The Lee line
- The Cave line