Thomas Lavender

21 June 1804–18 August 1887 (Age 83)
Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Lavender was born on 21 June 1804, in Cardington, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Lavender, was 27 and his mother, Mary Mutton, was 26. He married Charlotte Apthorpe on 17 October 1827, in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 18 August 1887, in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Taylorsville Memorial Park Cemetery, Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Lavender
Charlotte Apthorpe
Marriage: 17 October 1827
Alice Apthorpe Lavender
Charlotte Lavender
James Lavender
Susan Lavender
Eliza Lavender
Mary Lavender
Elizabeth Lavender

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1827Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 11
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 26
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a washerman or launderer, Old French lavendier (from Late Latin lavandarius, an agent derivative of lavanda ‘washing, things to be washed’). The term was applied especially to a worker in the wool industry who washed the raw wool or rinsed the cloth after fulling. There is no evidence for any direct connection with the word for the plant (Middle English, Old French lavendre). However, the etymology of the plant name is obscure; it may have been named in ancient times with reference to the use of lavender oil for cleaning or of the dried heads of lavender in perfuming freshly washed clothes.In some cases possibly also Walloon and Flemish: variant of French Lavandier , a cognate of 1 above, or perhaps a nickname from Dutch lavender ‘lavender’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Thomas Lavender (Brother of James, Sarah, and George Lavender)

    Written by Marlene Dimond - 9/2001 Thomas was born 21 Jun 1804 at Bedford, Bedfordshire, England a son of John Lavender, (b.1777 in Cardington, Bedfordshire) and Mary Mutton, (b.1788, in Bedford). …

    Sources (18)

    • Thomas Lavender, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Thos. Lavendar in entry for Alice L. Fields Theckston, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Thomas Lavender, "United States Census, 1870"

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