The First Family of James Casbon in England

I have written about James Casbon (~1813–1884) many times, but most of my focus has been on his later years in England, his emigration to the United States, and his children who grew up there. However, he lived most of his life in England and had a large family there by his first wife, Elizabeth… Continue reading The First Family of James Casbon in England

More Servants!

My last two posts profiled two individuals who entered into domestic service as a ladies-maid and footman, respectively. Before I leave the topic altogether, I want to pay tribute to many other Casbon family members who worked as domestic servants. I’ve combed through my files to find those Casbon relatives who were listed as servants… Continue reading More Servants!

Emeline Harriet (Perry) Casbon (~1840–74)

When Mary Adaline (Aylesworth) Casbon died in March 1868, she left behind her husband, Sylvester V. Casbon, 30 years old, and two children: Cora Ann, seven, and Lawrence Leslie, almost three. He would have needed help caring for the children and maintaining the household. I’m sure family and friends would have stepped in to help,… Continue reading Emeline Harriet (Perry) Casbon (~1840–74)

Four Generations Together, 1955

After some fairly heavy-duty research and blogging about the Chatteris Casbons, I’m ready for something a bit lighter. Thanks to cousin (fourth, once removed) Mark Casbon, for contributing these photos and allowing me to share them with you. This photo is a treasure! It shows four generations, beginning with Amos James Casbon (1869–1956), Vernon Lloyd… Continue reading Four Generations Together, 1955

New Document Breaks through a Brick Wall

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post about George Casbon, an orphan who was sent from England to Canada to live and work when he was 15 years old, under the auspices of Doctor Barnardo’s Homes.[1] I knew that George was born June 11, 1914, that his birth was registered in Croydon, Surrey, and… Continue reading New Document Breaks through a Brick Wall

George Casbon – A Canadian Mystery

One day, while doing research, I came upon this passenger's manifest of a ship bound for Quebec, Canada, from Liverpool, England.[1] Detail from passenger list of the Duchess of Atholl, departing Liverpool, England 20 September 1929 (Click on image to enlarge) I’ve underlined information pertaining to George Casbon, age 15. His last address in the… Continue reading George Casbon – A Canadian Mystery

The French Connection

Quiz: In which U.S. State did the Casbons first settle and where did they come from?What year is the earliest U.S. Census with the surname Casbon?What is the first U.S. military conflict for which there are service records of a Casbon family member? Answers: 1. The U.S. State with the earliest records of the Casbon… Continue reading The French Connection