Raymond Charles Jean Pierre (Raymond) LHOEST was born 18 Jan 1855 in Verviers, Liege. He came to England before 1879 as he married Esther EVANS in Lambeth, London in that year. They had three children:
1. Nora Leonardine Lhoest (1880 – 1940) m. Guy Herwald PARKER
2. Leonard Raymond Charles Lhoest (1881 – bef 1940) m. Lilian Eugenie ESSINGER*
3. Elsie Lhoest (1884 – 1911), d unmarried
* my line
About 1895 they emigrated to New South Wales, Australia where Raymond formed a wool company called Lhoest & Co in 1903. He died in 1925. On his death certificate his parents are listed as Jean Joseph Paschal Lhoest, occupation wine merchant, and Marie Thérèse Leonardine Joseph NEUJEAN.
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