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Origins of the name Launchbury

Last name: Launchbury
Recorded in several spellings including Lanchberry, Lanchbury, Launchbury, and possibly others, this is an English surname. It is locational from a now "lost" place probably situated in the county of Oxfordshire. It is estimated that over the past seven centuries at least three thousand small towns, villages and hamlets are known to have disappeared owing to natural causes such as the plague known as the Black Death of 1348, in which an eighth of the population perished, or to the widespread practice of enforced enclosure of rural lands for sheep pastures from the 15th Century onwards. The placename is composed of the first element "Wlenca", a personal name derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "wlanc", meaning proud, and "-burg", a fort, hence, "Wlenca's fort". Early recordings include Ursula Lanchbury, who married Thomas Perssite in 1589, at Charlbury, Oxfordshire; Abraham Lanchburie, who married Gillian Tounseind in 1598, at Shipton under Lynchwood, Oxfordshire; Grace Launchbury, who was christened on January 4th 1696, at St. Bride's, Fleet Street, London; and Samuell Lanchbury, who was married to Grace Oliver on January 3rd 1700, also at St. Bride's, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name in church registers is believed to be that of Elizens Lanchburie. This was dated 1584, when he married Margaret Warn, at Charlbury, Oxfordshire, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1st, known as "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Resting Places:-Parrack's

John Parrack, who was a Farmer in Bentworth, Near Alton, Hampshire, England! He is Buried at St Mary's Churchyard, Bentworth, Hampshire, England. He Died on the 3rd November 1881.

Charlotte Parrack, (nee Cosens) wife of the John Parrack, is also Buried at St Mary's Churchyard, Bentworth, Hampshire, England. She Died on the 25th November 1868.

Silas Parrack, Son of John & Charlotte Parrack, is also Buried at St Mary's Churchyard, Bentworth, Hampshire, England. He Died on the 8th July 1875.

John, Charlotte & Silas are all Buried together in a Family Plot in St Mary's Churchyard, Bentworth, England. I know where this Grave is situated within the Churchyard.

Below is a Picture of St Mary's Bentworth!


PARRACK'S

We believe the name Parrack, was actually spelt Paroque, and that the family came of Viking stock from Denmark originally!

Resting places:-Streets

Dick (Richard)Street, Buried at St Peters Churchyard, Frimley, haven't found grave yet!

Lilian Street Married John Jacques, Died August 1949, Buried at St Peters Churchyard, Frimley, haven't found the grave yet! Their son John was killed in WW2, whilst in the Royal Navy serving on HMS Hood, which was sunk on 24 May 1941!!

Edwin Street - Dick's Brother, drowned in Mytchett Lake; Buried at St Peters Churchyard, Frimley. Haven't found grave yet!

John Street -Brother of Dick & Edwin, was killed in WW1!

Minnie Maud Launchbury Wife of Dick Street 26-03-1879 to 30-03-1969, she was Cremated at Park Crematorium, Aldershot, Hampshire, England!

Children of Dick Street - Minnie Maud Launchbury:- Albert Edward known as Bert 09-11-1900 to 24-08-1992, My Father, Buried at St Peters Churchyard, Frimley, I know where this grave is!!

Violet Moedwil (Pink)03-12-1902 to 20-12-1993, don't know if she was buried or cremated!

Minnie May (Walker)11-07-1905 to 15-12-1993, was cremated at

Edwin (Edward)James known as Ted 31-03-1911 to 19-04-1994, Cremated at Park Crematorium, Aldershot, Hampshire, England!

George Richard John known as Dick 05-09-1915 to 15-07-1979, don't know if he was buried or cremated! His Daughter with Phyliss Susan Aslett; called Susan 01-10-1946 to 04-01-2010, don't know if she was buried or cremated!

Josephine Muriel Mima known as Jo, 11-09-1923 to 06-08-2011; Married a Louis Budd (who then changed their name to Braden), Cremated in Okehampton, Devon!

Below is a picture of Park Crematorium, Aldershot, Hampshire, England!