Tuesday, April 01, 2008

John Lawford 1811- 1875

John Lawford, My great-grandfather,  was the third son of Samuel Lawford (1749 - 1865), Master of the Drapers' Company 1850, and his wife Ann Wright. John married Ellen Crofts, daughter of John Crofts of Nottingham at St Peter's Eaton Square on 16th November 1852 and had eleven children, of which my grandfather, Vincent Adrian, born in 1871, was the ninth son. John was a banker with Curries & Co and lived at the bank's premises at 29 Cornhill where most of his children were born. Uncle Valentine recalled that his daughter Sophie could look out of her nursery window at the Royal Exchange. He later moved to Blackheath where the rest of his twelve children were born.