time line for Thomas Lapham
1 Thomas Lapham born 1800 - AKA Robert Thomas Lapham
1814 apprentice cutler ??
1821 journey man cutler ??
Mr. PLUM, Dolphin Street for 14 years ?
1828 master cutler ??
own business when ?
T. LAPHAM, Surgical Instrument Maker, Cutler & Gunsmith
opposite the Arcade.
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the elephant symbolizes he made ivory handles, for surgical instruments and fine table ware , and the four stags symbolize horn handles for example for carving knives and forks
12 May 1833 St Pauls, Bristol (banns date) married Elizabeth Seymour 1810 - after 1891 welsh dressmaker
(my grandfather desribed her as a court dressmaker ) could be a second marriage or a wrong bride or a marriage in Wales or Bath
........ 2 Robert Thomas Lapham 1828 Bath, Somerset, England - 1906
............ +Margaret Stewart Cormack 1841 St Pauls Bristol - 1919
........ 2 Robert Lapham 1832 St Pauls Bristol- <<>< ?
HO 107 374 ED 10 P 6
Thomas, Elizabeth x 2, Robert, Sarah, George.
........ 2 Alfred Lapham 1843 - 1901 my g grandfather
............ +Fanny Bartley Ball 1836 - 1920
........ 2 Eliza Jane Lapham 1847 - 1899
Thomas Lapham died - June quarter 1846 Bristol 11 115
BRISTOL, St. Peter 1851 Census
P.R.O. Reference # H.O. 107/1948
Narrow Wine Street
LAPHAM Elizabeth Widow/er 43 ? Waist coat Maker Carmarthen Wales
Elizabeth 17 Waistcots Bristol
Sarah 15 Waistcoats Bristol
Alfred 8 Scholar Bristol << became clothing salesman
Elizabeth 4 Scholar Bristol
Name Age in 1871 Birthplace Relationship Civil Parish County
Elizabeth Lapham 61 Cardiff Head St Philip and St Jacob Gloucestershire
Vest Maker (unemployed)
Elizabeth Lapham 37 Bristol Daughter St Philip and St Jacob Gloucestershire
Eliza Lapham 24 Bristol Daughter St Philip and St Jacob Gloucestershire
Dwelling:5 Heron Road
Census Place:Bristol St George pt of , Gloucester, England
Source:online PRO Ref RG12 Piece 1976 Folio 87 Page 18
Eccl dist St Marks pt of
Elizabeth LAPHAM W 81 F Wales Carmarthen
Occ:maintained by her daughters
Elizabeth LAPHAM U 56 F Bristol
Eliza Jane LAPHAM U 42 F Bristol