In the light of my recent post on Anthony and Thomas Lefroys, and the very big possibility that Tom went to Ireland in the mid of November 1798 to save his brother and his family, this is an excerpt from Cranfield’s From Ireland to Western Australia, page 9-10. In the earlier post, I also revealed the fact that Anthony was indeed the first sibling who got married (
Page 9 and 10 of From
Children of Anthony Peter Lefroy, and Anna [Ann Gardner]:
1. Lucy, born
2. Phoebe, born
4. Sarah, born
5. Thomas Langlois, born
6. Anthony, born
8. Benjamin, of Cardenton House,
9. Christopher, Midshipman, R.N. Born
10. Anne, born
11. Henry (Reverend), M.A., Vicar of Santry near
PS 26 May 2010:
Ms. Anne Wilmot, the great-great-great grand daughter of Benjamin Lefroy of Cardenton House (TLL's younger brother, # 8 on the list above), has kindly informed us that from his marriage with Catherine Tessier de la Nauze, Benjamin Lefroy actually also had a daughter (Lucy) who was Ms. Wilmot's great-great grandmother. Thank you very much Anne for the interesting information.
Cranfield, R. E. 1960, From Ireland to Western Australia: The Establishment of a Branch of the Lefroy Family at Walebing, Western Australia, 1842 to 1960, Service Printing Perth.
Pic 1: James McAvoy as Tom Lefroy in Becoming Jane, from Jane Austen's Regency World Magazine, March/April 2007Pic 2: The scanned page of Cranfield’s passage about Tom and Anthony