The family as far as I can gather, originated within the farmland south and west of Oxford. The county boundaries have changed, and by the Industurial Revoloution, this Agricultural Family had turned into a railway Family. My late mother remebers relatives in Dorset and one dodgy relative in Oxford whom was operating a black-market trade in ladies underware. Apparently he had relative in East Anglia with good contacts within the American Airforce. I have not had any luck in establishing the tale as of yet, but please let me know if you find any links to the below.
1. John1 Launchbury was born 1750 in Long Combe Oxfordshire England, and died between 1785-1841. He married Elizabeth 1775 in Long Combe? She was born 1753 in Long Combe,and died between 1785-1847.
Children of John Launchbury and Elizabeth are:
2 i. Ann2 Launchbury, born 1778 in Long Combe ; died between 1792-1872. She married Richard Merry between 1792-1825; born between 1761-1781; died between 1795-1867.
+ 3 ii. Thomas Launchbury, born 1780 in Long Combe ; died 1843.
4 iii. James Launchbury, born 1782; died between 1783-1872.
Generation No. 2
3. Thomas2 Launchbury (John1) was born 1780 in Long Combe Oxfordshire England, and died 1843. He married Mary Bason December 27, 1802 in St. Mary Magdalen Church Oxford. She was born 1782 in Cumnor, Berkshire, England (now in Oxfordshire), and died February 06, 1872 in North Hinksey Berkshire,(now in Oxfordshire).
Children of Thomas Launchbury and Mary Bason are:
+ 5 i. Henry3 Launchbury, born 1820 in North Hinksey Berkshire, England (now in Oxfordshire); died May 17, 1869 in North Hinksey.
6 ii. James Launchbury, born 1806; died between 1823-1896. He married Elizabeth Hounslow 1823-1856; born between 1802-1822; died between 1823-1906.
7 iii. John Launchbury, born 1810; died between 1829-1901. He married Mary between 1827-1858; born 1811; died between 1827-1905.
8 iv. Elizabeth Launchbury, born 1816; died 1816.
9 v. Martha Launchbury, born 1817; died between 1831-1911. She married John Pimm between 1831-1864; born. 1800-1820; died. 1834-1906.
+ 10 vi. Charles Launchbury, born 1823; died between 1866-1915.
11 vii. Daniel Launchbury, born 1826; died 1826.
12 viii. William Launchbury, born 1803; died between 1804-1893.
13 ix. Thomas Launchbury, born 1812; died between 1813-1902.
Generation No. 3
5. Henry3 Launchbury (Thomas2, John1) was born 1820 in North Hinksey Berkshire, England (now in Oxfordshire), and died May 17, 1869 in North Hinksey. He married Hannah Wickson November 07, 1842 in North Hinksey Church. She was born 1820 in Stanton Harcourt Oxfordshire, England, and died July 17, 1873 in North Hinksey.
More About Henry Launchbury: Occupation Miller, May 17, 1869, Buried South Hinksey Churchyard with Memorial
More About Hannah Wickson: July 17, 1863, Buried South Hinksey Churchyard with memorial
Children of Henry Launchbury and Hannah Wickson are:
+ 14 i. Frederick4 Launchbury, born November 10, 1856 in North Hinksey ;died July 09, 1914 in Caversham, Oxfordshire,(now in Berkshire).
15 ii. Thomas Launchbury, born 1843; died between 1844-1933.
16 iii. Robert Launchbury, born 1845; died 1877.
17 iv. Charles Edwin Launchbury, born 1847; died between 1848-1937.
18 v. Mary Hannah Launchbury, born 1850; died between 1851-1944.
19 vi. Samson Launchbury, born 1853 in Hinksey; died May 17, 1891 in Hinksey Berkshire. He married Elizabeth? 1874; born 1854 in Oxford.
More About Samson Launchbury:Occupation Plasterer. May 17, 1891, Buried South Hinksey Churchyard with Memorial
More About Elizabeth: Buried South Hinksey Churchyard with Memorial
20 vii. David Launchbury, born 1860; died between. 1861-1950.
10. Charles3 Launchbury (Thomas2, John1) was born 1823, and died between 1866-1915. He married Sara Anne Hiscock 1844. She was born 1822 in Chaddington Oxfordshire, England, and died between 1865-1917.
Children of Charles Launchbury and Sara Hiscock are:
21 i. William4 Launchbury, born 1845; died 1845.
22 ii. Thomas Launchbury, born 1856; died 1856.
23 iii. Mary Matilda Launchbury, born 1857; died between 1858-1951.
+ 24 iv. Charles Launchbury, born 1859; died 1933.
+ 25 v. Frank John Launchbury, born 1863; died 1938.
26 vi. Sarah Anne Launchbury, born 1851; died between 1852-1945.
+ 27 vii. John Launchbury, born 1849; died between 1870-1939.
+ 28 viii. James Launchbury, born 1849; died 1889.
Generation No. 4
14. Frederick4 Launchbury (Henry3, Thomas2, John1) was born November 10, 1856 in North Hinksey, and died July 09, 1914 in Caversham, Oxfordshire,(now in Berkshire). He married Hannah Carter August 16, 1875 in Holy Trinity Church Oxford. She was born 1856 in Oxford, and died 1932 in Caversham, Berkshire, England.
More About Frederick Launchbury: Occupation, G.W, Railway Foreman July 09, 1914, Buried Caversham Cemetery
More About Hannah Carter:1932, Buried Caversham Cemetery
Children of Frederick Launchbury and Hannah Carter are:
+ 29 i. Charles Edwin5 Launchbury, born 1888 in North Hinksey; died January 16, 1957 in Farnborough, Hampshire, England.
30 ii. Frederick Charles Launchbury, born 1877 in North Hinksey Berkshire, England (now in Oxfordshire); died 1936. He married Annie Maud Mary Clark February 16, 1901 in St Peters Church Caversham; born between 1863-1886; died November 07, 1936 in Caversham, Berkshire, England.
More About Annie Maud Mary Clark: Buried Caversham Cemetery
31 iii. Minnie Maud Launchbury, born 1879 in North Hinksey; died between 1906-1973. She married Richard Street June 04, 1900 in St Peters Church Caversham; born between 1854-1881; died between 1905-1968.
+ 32 iv. David Launchbury, born April 02, 1882 in North Hinksey; died May 24, 1963 in Woodley, Reading, Berkshire.
33 v. Ada Launchbury, born 1884 in Hinksey; died between 1898-1978. She married Thomas Carey Pinnock between 1898-1931 in St Peters Church Caversham; born between 1867-1887; died between 1901-1973.
Notes for Thomas Carey Pinnock: Lived at Caine End, on Oxford road out of Caversham.
34 vi. Hannah Rose Launchbury, born 1890 in Hinksey; died between 1904-1984. She married ? Brill between 1904-1937; born between 1873-1893; died between 1907-1979.
24. Charles4 Launchbury (Charles3, Thomas2, John1) was born 1859, and died 1933. He married Elizabeth J. Alder between 1874-1906. She was born 1858, and died 1942.
Children of Charles Launchbury and Elizabeth Alder are:
+ 35 i. Ewart Charles5 Launchbury, born 1892; died 1965.
36 ii. Cecil Launchbury, born 1895; died 1976. He met Margaret Knibbs? born?
37 iii. Leonard Launchbury, born 1897; died 1968. He met Vera Jones? born ?.
38 iv. Floss Launchbury, born 1885; died 1966. She married Ernest Wyatt between 1899-1931; born between 1868-1888; died between 1902-1974.
39 v. Winifred Launchbury, born 1891; died 1977. She married John Cornish Gale between 1905-1938; born between 1874-1894; died between 1908-1980.
25. Frank John4 Launchbury (Charles3, Thomas2, John1) was born 1863, and died 1938. He married Ada Elizabeth Bassett WFT Est. 1879-1910. She was born 1863, and died 1938.
Child of Frank Launchbury and Ada Bassett is:
40 i. Frank5 Launchbury, born 1884; died between 1885-1974.
27. John4 Launchbury (Charles3, Thomas2, John1) was born 1849, and died between 1870-1939. He married Mary between 1866-1899. She was born between 1845-1865, and died between 1870-1949.
Child of John Launchbury and Mary is:
41 i. Susanah5 Launchbury, born between 1870-1899; died between 1875-1981.
28. James4 Launchbury (Charles3, Thomas2, John1) was born 1849, and died 1889. He married Emily Matilda Bryan between 1868-1885. She was born 1852, and died 1931.
Child of James Launchbury and Emily Bryan is:
42 i. Sarah Matilda5 Launchbury, born 1871; died between 1872-1965.