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My name is Emily Furniss and I’m trying to trace my family tree. My branch of the Laughton family are from the Unstone, Derbyshire area of the uk. It would be great if you guys could help. My grandad is called David Laughton and his father was Ronald. Ronald’s father had his own jazz band and for a laugh he used to dress as a tramp. His nickname was Juggler. Hopefully I can connect with someone who can help me shed more light onto this side of my family. Feel free to get in touch. Many thanks

Emily Furniss <>
Chesterfield , UK - Monday, January 22, 2018 at 18:18:11 (EST)

Hello Laughton enthusiasts. My Laughton ancestor was Isabella Laughton born 1832 Peterhead, Scotland who moved with her parents Samuel Laughton and Mary (born Robertson) down to Tyneside where other children in the family were born. It looks like both Samuel (born 1788) and Mary died leaving young children but I believe Samuel's brother John (born 1784) had also moved to the NE with the family .Both Samuel and John were born in Stromness, Orkney.

My father knew or knew of Isabella Laughton who helped bring up her grand daughter, his mother in the NE England.

Going further back it appears that Samuel Laughton and his brother were two of the six children of Robert Laughton and Janet Bakie who married in Stromness, Orkney in 1779. I believe Robert Laughton was born in 1759 - christened ni Kirwall, Orkney in 1759 if I have the right person. There are two Robert Laughtons born within about 10 years in that area and it might be either. If I have the right one his father was William Laughton ( born earlier than about about 1739 ) and his mother born Elizabeth Wards.

Stromness was very busy in the 1700s as ships avoided the English channel due to war so there was much work for an ancestors, mariners. I suspect the move to Peterhead as a familwy as go obtain work and the later move around the 1840s of the two brothers to England, the Tynemouth (also a port) was similarly for work reasons. The family then stayed in the NE for at least 100 years.

Isabella's first husband died leaving her with a lto of small children when she was young. Her second husband David David Gustard also had lost his wife and had small children and cared for some of his wife's young relatives. They endedup with about 10 children they were caring for in the second marriage and also a grandchildren of Isabella's first marriage to Henry O Hart. The 1841 - 1901 English census (Laughton/Hart/Gustard (and the grandchild Reah)) places them all at various periods in England.

The absence of census records before the 1840s to check Scottish baptism records against make it harder for me to gain certainty before that period.

Any infomation of Samuel or Robert Laughton around 1759 onwards in Orkney usefully received.

Lydia <>
London, UK - Monday, August 28, 2017 at 13:47:00 (EDT)

Erica Margaret Atkinson (nee Laughton) posted in 2010 a search for her half brothers and sisters, the children of Kenneth Laughton. I am her half sister and have tried to email her on the email address she put on 7 years ago. It is now unavailable.

Janet Grage ( nee Laughton ) <>
Norwich, United Kingdom - Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:09:13 (EDT)

Hi, I have a new email address for the below enquiry regarding Laughton heritage. Please send any details to this one. Thank you. Skque <>
United States - Sunday, August 07, 2016 at 21:44:01 (EDT)
I am looking for any information on my grandfather Jimmy Maurice Lawton (Laughton). He is assumed to be passed away, but he left when my mother was 4 years old. If you have any information on him please contact me. My family needs closure and it has been too long.

Amanda <>
Clinton, SC USA - Sunday, May 08, 2016 at 17:49:25 (EDT)

Hi Laughton's! I am Marie Lavery. I originate from Laughton's of Vigga, Holm, Orkney. My ggg grandfather was John b. 1801 married to Jean Spence. Gg grandfather David b. 1841 married to Margaret Laughton (different family). Two of David's brothers, Jerome and John emigrated to Canada. They both married and had families there. I have found information of family members in Canada. Great grandfather was William Sinclair Laughton b. 1881, married to Annie Kirkness. My grandmother was Helen Laughton b. 1923, who married Thomas Croy of Sanday. They had a daughter Lillian who is my mother. I would be happy to talk to anyone who thinks they may be related.

Marie Lavery <>
Kenilworth, UK - Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 07:36:55 (EDT)

hi folks, my granny was Annie Laughton born at kirkhouse, Widewall in South ronaldsay in the 1920s her siblings were: Jackie, sammy, Lilly, Maggie, mina and ruth. Their parents, both born in South ronaldsay were john taylor Laughton and williamina Esson sinclair - I have birth certs for both. My granny was brought up at sorquoy farm, eastside, South ronaldsay. She married a soldier from insch in aberdeenshire, Sgt. Robert James smith at sorquoy in the war time. My grandparents settled at robertsons shop in St. Margarets hope South ronaldsay in the 1950s, we (my parents) still own the shop - the origins of the shop can be traced back to its founder Thomas Laughton, to the 1830s although the date on the building reads 1878. We believe the Laughtons and robertsons were related.
I am looking for any information or photos of anything connected to my granny's family or the shop.
I am also looking into the medical side of having Laughton genes as myself and quite a few of my cousins have auto-immune conditions which doctors believe stem from the Laughtons.... I am type 1 diabetic, and have quite a few associated auto immune conditions, but a very rare one I have is tolosa hunt syndrome & when they did a lumbar puncture on my commented that my "back"was not typical scottish but was more Scandinavian - which would make sense since half of orkney folk probably are! Would absolutely love any info about any of this... And anyone ever in South ronaldsay please pop in by robertsons!
Many thanks in advance, Jenna

Jenna Simison <jenna simison>
south ronaldsay, scotland - Friday, September 11, 2015 at 21:59:54 (EDT)

If anyone has any information on the parents of a 'William Laughton' married to a 'Frances Agnes Wells' it would be much appreciated. He was born around 1763 in Lincolnshire, England, and died around 1837.

He had a child with his wife (mentioned above) by the name of 'Smith Laughton' who married 'Elizabeth King', and 'Mary Ann Maidens'.

Any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated,

Mikayla <>
-, - NZ - Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 03:17:33 (EDT)

Mr Matthews,My Grandmother is a Orkeny Laughton an have quite a bit of the Laughtons on my side who came to NZ.
Give me a Mail if you like?? Bernie Dwyer

Bernie Dwyer <>
Waiuku, Franklin New Zealand - Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at 18:59:42 (EST)

I'm Hugh Laughton, born 1960, son of Peter Laughton (Camerons born 1923) and Grandson of Col Francis Eugene Laughton MC (Camerons awarded MC at the Somme). Francis was the son of the notable Naval Historian John Knox Laughton. I thought the family was all Scottish but have found that John Knox Laughton's father was a Master Mariner from Liverpool.

Hugh Laughton <>
Machynlleth, Wales UK - Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 14:09:28 (EDT)

Hi , I have some history on the Orknay side, John Laughton and Hellan Budge were married on the 12 of Feb 1785 in South Ronaldsay, the southernmost island of the Orknay Group off the north-east coast of Scotland. He went on and entered the services of Hudson Bay Company, and also the East India Company. On 28th May 1793 ,his son John was born, one other child ,Thomas is known to be born on the 5th April 1795, but there may have been others? From what I understand he might of remarried a Elizabeth Williams in Hubberston, Pembrokershire, Whales, in 1817 ?They had a son Thomas in 1819 and another John W.S. in 1822 ?John senior went on to become a" Captain in the Merchant Service" "And sailed his ship "ALFRED" into Sydney in 1824 ? I am going og info given to me by my Aunt Cheers Anne

Anne Laughton < >
Hobart , Tas Australia - Friday, June 06, 2014 at 08:33:44 (EDT)

My father was called Brian Laughton, he was from Hartlepool. He passed away 1995 so don't know that much about his family history. Would be happy to hear from anyone with link to Hartlepool.

stuart laughhton <>
Hartlepool, uk - Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 14:27:23 (EDT)

I'm trying to contact Susan P. Laughton, birth reg Mar qr 1956 Uxbridge, Mdx, daughter of Cyril George Girdham Laughton and grand-daughter of John Hugh Inglis Laughton. She advertised here for help in finding Janet Laughton, and whereas I can't help with that particular query I do know a great deal about Susan's ancestry and would love to exchange information. Though not cousins through blood, she and I are distantly related by a marriage of John's father.

Joan Dexter <>
Newark, Notts England - Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 09:12:29 (EST)

Hi, I have a new email address for the below enquiry regarding Laughton heritage. Please send any details to this one. Thank you.

Ela <>
Alice Springs, NT Australia - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 23:26:25 (EDT)

I am trying to trace my children's indigenous heritage. Their father's name is Edward (Eddy) Laughton. His father's name is Bruce Laughton and his mother was known by both the names Lillian (Lil, Lilly) and Elsie. I believe the family is from the NT, possibly Arnhem Land but I'm not sure. If anyone could shed any light on our indigenous heritage I would be most grateful. I would like to be able to provide my children with their history. Thank you.

Ela <>
Darwin, NT Australia - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 13:27:49 (EDT)

Hi- I am trying to trace my grandfather, John Laughton (known as Jack) from East Hull. Born circa 1910 and was a docker, married a Sarah Wells (known as Sal). Not sure about his background, but was told he was from Flamborough area, but not sure of this. Thanks

Al Laughton <>
Hull, N Humberside Uk - Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 05:42:47 (EDT)

I'm looking for my grandfather i know he is not alive anymore but i found out he had a sister and i want to know if i have any cousin jimmy maurice Laughton. he has a wife minnie laughton but she got remarried and now her name is minnie jane birdsong and she told me his name last name could also be lawton and he loved music and dancing and making people laugh and my grandmother also told me he was married three times and he was a door to door sales man that he was buried in mount vernon and he lived in Cypress TX, Scroggins, TX and has a kid name james laughton he was 76 any information would be nice.

eamy <>
lutherville, md USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:40:22 (EDT)

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luci <>
manchester, england UK - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 20:28:35 (EDT)

Dear Laughtons
I am connected thru my great-grandmother Ethel Maud Fawcett (nee Laughton), daughter of John William Laughton, ship-builder on the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney. Great to see so many Laughtons about and would love to make contact with any cousins to fill in the gaps re family history.

Cheers Adam...

Adam Fawcett <>
Newcastle, NSW Australia - Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 02:34:38 (EDT)

Hi Laughtons
Am trying to trace Any family that is still around My father had a step sister May Harvey born 1 may 1894 died 1977 her mother was Eliza Harvey. May married Ernest Laughton died 1968 rose hill Doncaster Am trying to trace any family left even grand children my father never told me he had a step sister He also had a stepsister which was Mays sister called Christiana Mc GillMarried name Location Doncaster SOUTH YORKS

Wendy Tomsett <>
uk - Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 08:59:21 (EDT)

dear laughton
I'm looking for my grandfather i know he is not alive anymore but i found out he had a sister and i want to know if i have any cousin james maurice laughton or jimmy or mj he has a wife minnie laughton but she got remarried and now her name is minnie jane birdsong and she told me his name last name could also be lawton and he loved music and dancing and making people laugh and my grandmother also told me he was married three times and he was a door to door sales man that he was buried in mount vernon and he lived in Cypress TX, Scroggins, TX and has a kid name jimmy laughton he was 76 any information would be nice.
thanks emma laughton

emma laughton <>
baltimore, md USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 13:59:00 (EST)

dear laughton
I'm looking for my grandfather i know he is not alive anymore but i found out he had a sister and i want to know if i have any cousin james maurice laughton or jimmy or mj he has a wife minnie laughton but she got remarried and now her name is minnie jane birdsong and she told me that he was buried in mount vernon and he lived in Cypress TX, Scroggins, TX and has a kid name jimmy laughton he was 76 any information would be nice.
thanks emma laughton

emma laughton <>
baltimore, md USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 13:56:23 (EST)

Didn't know there were so many Laughton's,was wondering if there are any other Laughton's in Law enforcement,I'm in the SAPS for 10 years now,just survived a traumatic situation in my work that's made me think about family,my fathers name is. Micheal laughton,he has 2 sons and 2 daughters.

Johnathan Mark Micheal Laughton
Sasolburg, free state South Africa - Friday, January 25, 2013 at 00:41:51 (EST)

My father in law just recently passed away we just discovered he was adopted when he was 1 his birth mother was blanche laughton (laughton maiden name) also known as stoter and oconnell we are trying to find out what happened she is buried at rookwood cemetry with ethel laughton had other children viktor and leslie her parents are thomas and alice laughton blanche died in 1926

Burt <>
sydney, nsw Australia - Sunday, July 08, 2012 at 07:33:57 (EDT)

Hi omg I cannot believe there are so many laughtons out there and it seems they mostly have the names james herbert frank alan clarence. My mother was a laughton, her father was Michael Laughton who was a part aboriginal man from Utopia/alcoota Northern Territory. He had 2 half brothers Herbert and Frederick. Their father was Jim Laughton who was a white man who was apart of huckitta station NT. Michael's sons names where Frederick and James Emanuel (but called Clarence). I have no idea how he got that name. Michael grew up 2 sons Allan & Herbert whose fathers were white men from around the Alice Springs area. Michael married Amy Collie or Gully (that was the name given taken from Aboriginal pronounciation at the time) there were 3 daughters Ethel Evans nee Laughton (who married a white man) Rona Stuart nee Laughton and Pauline Thomas nee Laughton(a white man). Allan had 3 sons Frank Robert, Michael & Lionel and several daughters as well. Herbert had Patrick, Gerald & Wayne he also had 3 daughters Gail, Coral & Michelle. Ethel had 11 children and Rona (my mother) had 5 children, Michael James Lynnette Robyn, Bronwyn & Lezlee. I see similar names in previous comments. Frederick had 2 children Stuart & Leonie. From what I remember being told Michael's father Jim Laughton was Scotish but was not told where he had come from. He may have fathered other children in other states as he worked with cattle. Although these descendants I have mentioned all came from Central Australia. I don't know James birthdate but Michael or Mick as he was known who was the eldest brother was born 12/6/1900 give or take a year or so. he died in 1986/7. I grew thinking that my family was the only Laughtons other than Charles Laughton the actor as I hadnt know any others. The name was spelt Lawton due to Michael being a cattle duffer apparently and had to leave the NOrthern Territory. He returned to Alice Springs in 1978 and stayed there until he died. Amy followed a few short years later. He is survived by only 2 of his 7 children (as he classed the 2 olders boys his own). His daughtedr Rona dying 6 years ago.
I would be really interested in hearing if anyone else has information regarding this.

bronwyn haseldine <>
smoky bay, sa australia - Friday, June 15, 2012 at 08:48:05 (EDT)

Hi, I am Catherine Laughton. My Father is Campbell McPherson Laughton born Glasgow Scotland, migrated to Australia 1951. He had brothers Albert (dec'd) & James (Jimmy) (dec'd), sister Agnes (known as Nancy). My Grandfather was Albert Frederick Laughton (from England), married Agnes McPherson in Glasgow & remained there, until migrating to Australia in the late 1950s.

Catherine Laughton <>
Adelaide, SA Australia - Monday, June 04, 2012 at 06:33:07 (EDT)

Hey name is Emily and I'm hoping to trace my family tree. My mum is a Laughton. Her father is David and his father was Ronald Laughton. He married a lady names Olga Grocutt. Ronald's father had a jazz band in unstone Derbyshire. If anyone has any info please get in touch...thanks xx

Emily Furniss <>
Chesterfield Derbyshire , UK - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 14:55:37 (EDT)

Hi Laughton's. I stumbled across this webpage after Googling my name (was bored) and was thrilled to learn that there is so many of us around the globe. My name is Kenric James Laughton and was born in Tasmania in 1972. I have traced my heritage as far back as Captain John Laughton 1793 - 1827.

I would love to hear from Chris Laughton who left a post in June 2010 looking for his father. Chances are we're cousins.

Kenric James Laughton <>
Toowoomba, Qld Australia - Friday, April 27, 2012 at 10:35:20 (EDT)

Kia Ora,
My name is Laughton, are there any laughton's out there from the laughton clan of the Orkney Islands????? My mother's maiden was Laughton, and so am just trying to connect those lost branches of my geneaology :)

Laughton Matthews <>
Auckland, New Zealand - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 at 21:31:11 (EDT)


I am try to trace a fellow class member Michael Andrew Laughton,d o b 30 11 1940 from Clacton, Essex England, who was a boarder at Earls Colne Grammar School Essex from 1952 to 1959. I have managed to trace a reference to a person with the same name and date of birth to Pittsburgh PA. Do you have any contact with Michael through your web page. If so you might be able to help, this would be much appreciated by our former pupils association, The Old Colonians.
Julian Taylor. 0044 (0) 1278 691152.
You can check me out on .

Julian Taylor <>
Bridgwater, Somerset UK - Friday, March 16, 2012 at 06:18:41 (EDT)

Hi, Looking for info on David Robertson Laughton born Orkney Isles, Scotland 1857 and arrived Australia 8 Aug 1883 (Arrivals Melbourne and Sydney). He appeared to live variously in W.A., Victoria and latterly Tasmania. Any clues as to offspring etc would be most helpful.
I have access to Orkney Laughton information if anyone needs help there. Many Thanks, George

George Laughton <>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 12:43:03 (EDT)

To some additional information I forget to give you. Your greatgranddad Lee N. James
Laughton had 3 siblings - Rose E. married a Hobbs, Martha married a Bartlett and Abisha H., Jr.

Rev.Beth Laughton <>
Portland, ME USA - Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 11:59:33 (EDT)

In response to Some additional information you might like to have is: your great great grandad Abisha H. Laughton's wife Martha Beede died in March 1880. His son, your uncle many times over, was Abisha H. Laughton also born June 16, 1849 in Maine and died March 12, 1935. His wife was Olive A. Buzzell born Dec. 25, 1847 and died November 21, 1928. Her parents were Thaddeus F. Buzzell born June 18, 1822 and died June 29, 1888.Thaddeus' wife Sarah F. Stanton born March 1825 and died May 20, 1915. Abisha and Olive had a daughter Mimmie E. Laughton born 1876 in Maine. This is from the Kates genealogy/line.

Rev. Beth Laugton @Carter <>
portland, Me USA - Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 11:51:52 (EDT)

Been a couple years since I posted to this site, but am still digging for my Laughton roots. The farthest back I can go is Captain James Laughton, a merchant seaman who lived in NYC in the late 1790s. He and his wife Mary had one son (John E) and 3 daughters (Eliza Parkhurst of KY, Uzarella Nuttman of NJ, and Mary "X") John lived in Richmond, VA during the civil war. My line of Laughton's lived in NJ, PA, MD, KY, VA, MO, FL, and DC. Feel free to contact me. Regards, Mike Laughton

Mike Laughton <>
MN USA - Friday, June 10, 2011 at 06:24:12 (EDT)

Francis Edward Laughton married Mary Evelyn Francis Clarke in 1896. In the 1901 Census, they had a daughter, Jessie, who died unmarried. He died in Worcestershire in 1937 and Mary in 1839.

Jean <>
USA - Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 04:46:15 (EDT)

I was born Jayne Laughton and my father's name was Bernard Clarence Laughton (b 21 12 1921). He had a sister Pearl Laughton. We never knew who their father was, there is nothing on the birth certificate but we were always told he was from Canada. We have no idea what happened to him and when he disappeared. Our grandmother was called Gertrude Laughton. My father was married to a Socttish lady called Rhoda and they had a son, Derek. He was adopted and changed his surname from Laughton in the early 50s. We've never had any contact with him. Any information, very gratefully received. Thanks

Jayne Couchman (nee Laughton) <>
London, UK - Friday, February 11, 2011 at 17:40:53 (EST)

since my earlier entry on Orkney Laughtons, I found the date of marriage of John Laughton and Hellen Laughton nee Robertson as being 1849 from church bans. No other information seems to be available. This line is separate from that of all others apparently listed on the web and nothing seems to exist otherwise. There are quite a number of John Laughtons all around at the same time but this are definately parents to John Robertson Laughton deceased 1924. I suspect that the line goes to South Ronaldsay, does anyone have info on this stuff?

steve <>
USA - Saturday, February 05, 2011 at 19:53:42 (EST)

Does anyone have further information on the origin of the name in Orkney being "Lachtane"? and originating with a "Tackman" in the original Nordic Tribal system. It is interesting that the biggest concentrations of Laughtons are both Orkney and Yorkshire, both of which were heavily populated by Danes or Norwegians, my theory is that they have common roots but I have also seen a reference to an earlier Laughton jumping ship at Orkney to found the name there? I have also heard that there is some connection to the Sinclair Clan apparently? Can anyone shed any light?

Steve Laughton <>
glasgow, scotland uk - Saturday, February 05, 2011 at 14:25:19 (EST)

Hello all Laughtons especially the Orkadian ones.
I'm looking for any info which can help trace a line back through John Laughton and Helen or Ellen Laughton ms Robertson in Orkney.
I am son of Edwin Sinclair Laughton, son of Edward dob 5/4/1907 who was Brother of John dob 25/11/1891. Both were sons of John Robertson Laughton 1852 and Mary Jane ms Flett 1870. Last in the line I can get are John and Helen as mentioned. Our line goes back through Brims Hoy to Orphir and Firth on Mainland Orkney but I'm not sure where the earlier sources are. The earlier profession in the registers are farming but in the later generations at least, inshore fishing was important.
I'd be grateful if there was anything which could help and as they still say in Orkney - "Ah'll be back in a blink"
Cheers Abody

steven laughton <>
glasgow, Scotland UK - Saturday, February 05, 2011 at 13:58:17 (EST)

My grandmother was Etheleen Laughton born in 1882 in Sheffield, daughter of John Henry Laughton and Annie Eliza Gibbins. She immigrated to Canada in 1906 and married her childhood sweetheart Gordon Watson and bore 9 children. She passed Nov 9/77 at the age of 96. It was reported that she was related to Charles Laughton as my mother visited him and called him her great uncle but I do not know the connection.

Gladys Michael <>
Victoria, BC Canada - Monday, January 24, 2011 at 23:29:49 (EST)

hi i'm Andy Laughton. i live in the u.k on the wirral peninsular would love to hear from anyone with links to the area

Andy Laughton <>
leasowe, england - Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 07:04:13 (EST)

Hi, my name is Steven Laughton born 1977 in Bradford. Son on Keith Laughton born 1956 in Hull.

Keith was one of 3 Children, brother Brian Laughton and Sister Denise Laughton.

My grandparents were Alfred Jospeph Laughton and Enid Laughton (nee Wade). Born in 1915 and 1920 respectively. Alfred came from Hull and was brought up on Hessle Road and used to work on the railways. They later moved and settled in Bradford.

Alfred had a Sister called Marion Laughton and another brother I think, but we do not know his name.

My grandad used to swear that Charles Laughton the Actor was his great Uncle, not sure how true this was. My gran said we were related to the Laughton's in Scarborough that ran a Hotel but again, i'm not sure if this is true!!

That's as much as i know. Would love to hear from anyone that might now us.

Steven Laughton <>
Bradford, West Torkshire UK - Friday, January 07, 2011 at 14:54:10 (EST)

I am looking for an old school/boy friend of mine Pat(Patrick) Laughton, son of Nora Laughton from Alice Springs. Anybody out there know where he is?

Vicky Taylor <>
Burleigh Waters, Qld Australia - Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 07:46:06 (EST)

Hi Dennis Laughton again
Mistake on the last post. My great grandfather Lee N. Laughton was born Sept. 26, 1842 Kingsbury, piscataquis, Me. Married Alice Sims Nov. 20, 1878 at Reno, Nv. Died Sept. 20, 1920.

Dennis James Laughton <>
St. helens, Or USA - Friday, December 10, 2010 at 04:11:52 (EST)

Hi everyone
My name is Dennis James Laughton.I am looking for info on The the parents of Abisha H.Laughton b.Sept 1817. married Martha Jane Beede b. 7 Dec 1823 on 17 Arp 1841 in Maine. He had 4 children Lee N., Rose E. (Hobbs), Martha (Bartlett), Abisha H. Jr.
Lee N. Laughton Was my Grate Grandfather and married Alice M. Sims in Reno Navada 22 Sept 1920.His son Glen James was my Grandfather and My Father is Glenroy James Laughton.
Thanks for any help you can give me.

Dennis James Laughton

Dennis James Laughton <>
St. Helens, Or. USA - Tuesday, December 07, 2010 at 00:51:36 (EST)

My names Michael Laughton. Born in Sheffield England in 1951. I have a brother, David born in 1954.
My father was Richard Henry (Harry) Laughton who had a sister called Joyce. My Grandfather was James Henry Laughton. My Grandmother was Olive Dunham. She was sepaated from my grandfather and ran The Ram Jam Inn, Stretton, Rutland and the Three Tunns in Castle Bytham. My side of he family have always lived in the Doncaster and Sheffield areas and I would be very interested to hear from anyone who can add to my very sketchy knowledge of my family history. My fathers sister, Joyce, lived with my Grandmother until she married and became a Marshall.
My father always told me of two brothers in Scarborough who had a hotel. I think one was called Tom (Tommy.
That's about all I have got, so if anyone can add to this I will be very glad to hear.
Mike Laughton

Michael Richard Laughton <>
Doncaster, England - Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 22:06:21 (EST)

i am a laughton

hayden laughton <>
lincoln, l Uk - Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 06:01:17 (EDT)

I have had correspondence in the past with Lorna Flint Laughton, actually am reading an old letter she sent me concerning Catherine Trumpour and William H Murphy. If you are Lorna Flint Laughton please email me. I am so interested in the photocopies you sent me back in 1985.

Thanks, Lorraine

Lorraine Putnam Rhines <>
Miamisburg, OH USA - Friday, August 27, 2010 at 22:56:23 (EDT)

Hi from Johannesburg. I am Carrington Laughton, son of Harold & Beulah.

Carrington Laughton <>
Johanneburg, South Africa - Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 10:42:40 (EDT)

My name is Peter Laughton, My father is David John Laughton I have three sons Jacob Mathew and Isaac. I grew up at Laughtondale, near Wisemans Ferry, North of Sydney Australia. Great to see so many Laughton's!!!

Peter Laughton <>
Kiama, NSW Australia - Friday, July 09, 2010 at 22:42:34 (EDT)

hi my name is Vicki Laughton we are the Laughton's from Strathroy on canada .My grandfather grow up there .his name is murray J dad said that we are relate to charles Laughton.i would like know if there is so that grow up there.

vicki laughton <>
london, canada - Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 22:56:26 (EDT)

I'm Isabella Laughton-Clark, I'm 16. My mother is Anne Laughton, my Grandfather is David Laughton.. And my Great x4 Grandfather was Captain John Laughton. He brought first settlers to Tasmania. My mum and I are the only ones in Tasmania that we know of that carry the name still. Not sure if this means anything to anyone.

Isabella Laughton-Clark <>
Hobart, Tas Australia - Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 05:43:36 (EDT)

Hi, my name is Chris Laughton and I live in Durban, South Africa. I am looking for my father, Kenric James Laughton who was born in Tasmania, Australia. He left SA to go back to Australia about 30 years ago.

Chris Laughton <>
Durban, KZN South Africa - Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 13:04:27 (EDT)

Hello Everyone, :o)
My name is Linda Edwards and, as some of you may know, I have been researching the Laughton lineage (Scarborough, Derbyshire, and Oxfordshire England) for 20 years. I am the daughter in-law of Sidney Edwards, who was the half brother of Charles Laughton. (The famous actor. They had the same father, but different mother's.) I am always willing to share what information I have on the Laughton's. Please feel free to send me an e-mail with your inquires. Warmest Regards, Linda

Linda Edwards <>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 00:20:40 (EDT)

Hi my name is Liz Laughton one of 3 children born to Geoffrey and Patricia Laughton. Lived in UK all my life in various places but born and raise in York, England. My grandfather was Harold Laughton who died in 1978. His siblings were Doris, Oliver and Ivy who all passed away over the 80's and 90's. My grandfather may have had other siblings but not sure. I know my Dad had cousins and they had children. We have met cousins and cousins twice removed. Are there any other connected relatives? My grandfather grew up in Nottinghamshire (Laxton) and they were in farming.

Elizabeth Laughton <>
York, United Kingdom - Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 03:49:58 (EDT)

The LAUGHTON FAMILY TREE in Canada has been growing and so we are now on the TelNic Network (DOT TEL). You can find all the links at "ancestors_DOT_laughton_DOT_tel). Our founding ancestor was Gilbert Laughton from the Orkney Islands in 1771 so I created an e-mail address for Gilber to get all mail into that mailbox. We now have members contributing from around the world. The DOT TEL address was created so we could easily send out the information.

But wait, there is more .... you can now get up-to-date notices of new postings on Gilbert's line on TWITTER:

twitter DOT com / gilbertlaughton

I hope I have done the HTML URL thing correctly, as I recall we can not post links - only suggestions.

Richard Laughton <>
Milton, ON Canada - Friday, April 09, 2010 at 21:33:54 (EDT)

I am working on the California Branch of our Maine Laughton's. I am seeking my 3rd cousins John Dudley Laughton born April 11, 1948 in Carmel, CA and James Hayden Laughton born Sept. 22, 1956 in Jackson, CA. I met your Dad's at a family reunion when I was just a little tyke. They corresponded with my Dad, John Laughton.

Rev. Elizabeth Laughton Carter <>
Portland, ME USA - Wednesday, April 07, 2010 at 15:34:34 (EDT)

I am working on the California branch of our Maine Laughton's. I am seeking my 3rd cousins John Dudley Laughton born April 11,1948 in Carmel,CA and James Hayden Laughton born Sept, 22, 1956 in Jackson, CA. I met both your father's at a large family reunion when I was just a little tike. They corresponded with my Dad for many years.

Rev.Elizabeth Laughton Carter <>
Portland, ME USA - Wednesday, April 07, 2010 at 15:29:46 (EDT)

WOW, I had no idea so many Laughton's exsisted!! My maiden name is Laughton. My dad is Raymond Harvey James Laughton and his dad Victor Laughton. My grandfather Victor Laughton lived in Vanscoy, Saskatchwan for all of my life. I am 36 years old, my dad is still alive my grandfather passed away about 15 years ago. I know I have a few cousins and so does my dad but thats all I know of for our Laughton line.

Rebecca George <>
Stony Plain, AB Canada - Friday, March 12, 2010 at 17:17:49 (EST)

I would like to correct my earlier posting stating William Laughton was my Grandfather. He was my Great Grandfather and my Grandfather was Elmer Gilbert Laughton born in Clearwater MN in 1895.

Duane Laughton <>
Brainerd, MN USA - Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 22:07:29 (EST)

I am looking for information on descendants to William Laughton (my Grandfather) born 1/4/1866 married Myrtie Bell. I know I have relatives in the Clearwater MN area.

Duane Laughton <>
Brainerd, MN USA - Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 20:10:26 (EST)

My name is Todd Laughton born in new port beach calif base family from San Bernardino Ca . Nice to see so many of us .

Todd Laughton <>
Las Vegas, Nv USA - Monday, March 08, 2010 at 21:21:01 (EST)

Hi everyone,
I was born Erica Margaret Laughton in 1943. I am looking for my half brothers and sisters, the children of Kenneth Laughton. I believe the eldest one [Christopher?] would have been born around 1945 somewhere in Manchester or Stockport, England. I believe you are unaware of my existence, but I am Kenneth's daughter by his first marriage to Maimie Finnie who died in 1945. I have a few photos and a letter from him dated 1996 as well as my birth certificate of course. Having been brought up as an only child, I would love to be in touch with other members of my family who are of my generation.
What a great website - the possibilities seem endless!

Erica Margaret Atkinson nee Laughton <>
Ashburton, Devon UK - Monday, March 01, 2010 at 08:56:39 (EST)

Hi I am Tim Laughton.

I am just updating my email address.

Tim Laughton <>
Sittingbourne, Kent UK - Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 15:49:07 (EST)

I just left the last post. I wanted to give more info on my family. I have 3 uncles from My father Brian Laughton, Bruce Laughton, and the Late Jeff Laughton. Jeff Laughton Died in M.A. After drinking and was in a accident. My Grand Mother was Dorothy Laughton her real name was mary but wemt by the name Dorothy. She married into my family. My grandfathers name was Hubert Laughton. We have ties to England & Ireland. I have Family in Newburyport M.A. Lowell M.A. Nashua N.H. Derry N.H. Plus many other parts of NH & M.A. I know I have more family out there. I know due to the fact that the Laughton name is every were. Please if I have more family out there EMail me or Call me 603 527 0059

Stacie Laughton <>
Laconia, NH USA - Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 18:58:08 (EST)

Hello My name is Stacie Laughton. But at birth I was named Barry C, Laughton Jr. I am looking for my family. I know I am related to the Actor Charles Laughton & I am related to to owners of Laughton's Florist in Chelmsford M.A. I was born in Nashua NH and My father was born in Fall River M.A. I have the family that I know of in M.A. & parts of NH. if you think we may be be related. Please send me a E-Mail. I would love to hear from you & get to know you. If we have not met yet. Even if we have I would like to get to know you better. Thanks Stacie Laughton formerly Barry C, Laughton Jr

Barry "Stacie" Laughton <>
Laconia, NH USA - Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 18:15:48 (EST)

I am looking for my Cousins, Steven and Stacy Laughton from the San Diego California area. Their mother's name would have been Peggy or Damian. My mother never kept in touch with that side of the family and i was never really informed about a lot of things until after she passed. Thanks for the great website!

Adam Kryger <>
Kingman, AZ USA - Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 01:03:57 (EST)

my great great grandfather Magnus Ninnian Mouat Laughton from Shetland Islands arrived in NZ early 1900's married and settled - like to hear from relations please

Carol Robinson <>
australia - Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 05:51:14 (EST)

Hi John Laughton Garig

My name is Steve Laughton and it looks like we might be related.

Thomas Laughton was also my gg grandfather. The Thomas Laughton who moved to Qld was my g grandfather.

Thomas Laughton married Louisa Seabrook in Tasmania 1901 and had one child there Thomas Clarence, then they moved to Qld where my grandfather Ernest Stewart Laughton was born, plus a few more children.

Thomas, Louisa and Ernest were living at 54 Roundtree St Balmain in 1936. Ernest Laughton then married and had 3 children, one being Thomas Laughton my dad.

Dad lived in Mort St Balmain for a while. Also both of us worked at Cockatoo Island.

Have more info if required


Steve Laughton <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 16:53:47 (EST)

Does anyone know of a Mary Laughton who married Timothy Toohey? She would be my great great grandmother. Would probably have been born in the 1830's.

Carol <>
Marquette, MI USA - Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 19:30:11 (EST)

I would love to get in touch with a Dennis Laughton who had a hotel buisness near Whitley Bay in Northumberland . He was a pretty good footballer i beleive .Does anyone have any imfo that might help .

paul handley <>
kendal, cumbria england - Monday, November 16, 2009 at 17:32:28 (EST)

I am a descendant of James Liddle Hepburn born 12 September 1841 at Shapinshay, Orkney, Scotland. He was the son of Thomas Hepburn and a Janet Laughton.

Barbara Irby <>
Gallatin, MO USA - Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 00:51:05 (EST)

What a surprise to see Linda Lottes request re: my sister. I have responded to her privately since Helen Laughton passed away at age 44. I also see my cousin Frank Laughton from Ohio listed. Right now for another I am researching the parents of John Laughton who married Dorinda Tarr Laughton. This would be late 1800's here in Maine. Elizabeth Laughton Carter

Elizabeth Laughton Carter <>
Portland, ME USA - Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 13:18:51 (EST)

I am trying to find a dear, old friend. Here name is Helen Briggs Laughton. I knew her in Bangor, Me., but I believe she was from Rumford.....she would have been born in the early fifties. Thank you!

linda lottes <>
new port richey, fl USA - Sunday, November 08, 2009 at 03:19:49 (EST)

What a site (sight) to see ! Laughtons from all over the place.
Daughter,Brandy N (Reining) Hammerstone, Ohio
Son, Christopher L. Laughton, Ohio
Sister, Valerie A Laughton,OH (deceased)
Sister, Michelle C (Whitley) Laughton, FL
Brother, Sam A Laughton Georgia (deceased)
Father, Reginald Laughton of Ripley Maine.
Mother, Anita R Mock, St Cloud Minnesota (deceased)
Grandfather Frank G Laughton, Maine (D)
Grandmother Veneine West, Canada (D)

got to set some time aside to exploe thiis entire site, cant wait . . .

Frank S Laughton <Frank S>
Kent, OH USA - Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 21:17:39 (EDT)

WOW, What a site. Gonna have to dedicate some time to reading the entire thing, for now though . . .
My Father Reginald Laughton

Frank S Laughton <Frank S>
kent, oh USA - Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 21:01:23 (EDT)

Hi, I am Richard Laughton son of Albert Laughton. My uncle was Kenneth Laughton.

Richard ( Rick ) Laughton <>
Thousand Oaks, Ca USA - Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 02:01:44 (EDT)

Does anyone have any leads on Jane Laughton baptised June 1708 in Rotherham, Yorkshire - she is the daughter of William Laughton and possibly the wife of John Barnes and mother of Alice Barnes who married into the Shemwell family in Derbyshire. I'd be eternally grateful for any info.

Anna <>
London, England - Monday, March 16, 2009 at 11:52:56 (EDT) joeper a seventh-day adventist, from looking for pastor david laughton from canada...i hope you could help me to contact him...thank you...

joeper <>
USA - Monday, February 09, 2009 at 05:47:27 (EST)

hi i am the daughter of fredrick george laughton was always called george //born in lancashire england 1916
his father was also george
any relatives out there ???

jo corneill <>
manchester, england - Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 06:02:41 (EST)

Hi I am Robert W Laughton I reside in La California. I would like to send my best wishes & prayers to all.

Robert William Laughton <>
Lake Balboa, Ca USA - Friday, January 23, 2009 at 06:12:40 (EST)

Sasha Laughton
Please check your Email address, the one given in your posting isn't correct.

Philip Laughton <>
Doncaster, Yorkshire UK - Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 06:26:31 (EST)

Hi my name is Sasha Laughton, mum is Sue Laughton, gran is Alice Laughton. Could you be my relatives?

Sasha Laughton <>
Adelaide, S.A Australia - Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 08:21:33 (EST)

Hi My Birth name is Barry Laughton and my sister has posted on here also. I am looking up our family also. I am a transgender Female and I go by the name Stacie Laughton. I have been told I am related tothe actor Charles Laughton from what my Dad says and he also says we are related to the owners of Laughton's florist in Chelmsford MA USA. I am looking to see if I can find anyone who is Related to Charles Laughton and also to see if I can connect with the owners of the florist shop to see if I can meet family I and my wife have not met yet. If you have and any info e-mail me at or call 603 275 2700

Barry"Stacie"Laughton <>
Laconia, NH USA - Monday, December 08, 2008 at 00:03:32 (EST)

My granny Gladys Blanche Laughton was born in Chesterfield in 1897. She had five brothers and sisters, I think. She married a Brailsford and had five girls. I am looking to trace her father's side of the family - anyone can help?

Maria Luise <>
Chesterfield, Derbys UK - Monday, November 17, 2008 at 07:28:22 (EST)

Hi, I am trying to solve the great Laughton mystery from our family. My Great-Grandmother Kathleen Victoria Laughton was born to James and Mary Laughton in 1897. James was in the forces and she was born in Ireland while he was posted there but they settled in Devonport. Here she married William J Denton in 1915 and they had several children, the only one who survived being my Grandmother. Kathleen seems to have disappeared from the records around 1930 - my grandmother lived with her father and new family in Worcestershire and never really mentioned her mother. Anyone with connections to James Laughton (b. 1970 in Scotland) or her sisters Laura May (b 1898 in Weymouth) and Louise Maud (b. 1899 in Weymouth)who can help with general family history or specifically Kathleen I would love to hear from you.

Hazel Dunlop <>
Uk - Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 18:01:07 (EDT)

Attention: Helen Brown
I have the Laughton information you asked for, but the email address you have given is not valid. Please reply and leave another address. John Laughton was my great-grandfather and married Elizabeth, their son James was my great grandfather. Please get in touch!

Eileen Smith (nee Laughton) <>
Hobart, Tamania Australia - Wednesday, October 01, 2008 at 06:48:21 (EDT)

Vigga, Holm Laughtons. My great great great grandfather was John Laughton of Vigga, Holm on Orkney - married to Jane/Jean Spence. Their son David Laughton m Margaret Laughton was great great grandfather, then William m Annie Kirkness great grandfather. I come through the line of Annie Laughton Jr m John Arnold Petrie of Burray, Orkney. My father John Petrie is their eldest son. Think I might have found some long lost and distant relations. My father always knew we had family in Canada but wasn't sure how we got there !! Sue Petrie

Sue Petrie <>
Aberdeen, Scotland - Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 08:25:29 (EDT)

I was born a Laughton in Scunthorpe, England in 1975. My dad,s name is Phillip Eric Charles Laughton and he was born 30th December, 1953 in Gainsborough.My grandfather was Leslie Eric Laughton, born 30th December 1913 in Gainsborough. My grandfather married Gertrude Brocklesby on December 27th, 1937. They had three children including my dad. Dad's sister is Ruby and his brother is Michael. I'm looking to trace my family history, if anyone can help me, please email me. Our coat of arms is black with three golden crowns on the diagonal. There is a coat of arms that I have descibed in York Minster Catherdral

Marianne Mendonca <>
Newborough, Vic Australia - Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 22:07:46 (EDT)

Hi all you other Laughtons out there! My Dad is Harry who had three sisters and came from the East End of London, Walthamstow and North London. I hear that we all share the 'good looks' gene!

frank Laughton <>
radlett, herts uk - Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 08:40:15 (EDT)

Wow, Great to see that the laughton name is so strong. and to read the storys from my uncle Norm laughton. brings back alot of good times with the so Cal laughton`s. sure do miss you all. Little Pete

keith (Nick) Laughton <>
seattle, wa USA - Monday, July 21, 2008 at 19:25:41 (EDT)

I am Lisa Laughton, with the married name Dupill. My dad was Herbert Laughton, and he was the son of Dugal Laughton of Westminster, Massachusetts. Dugal had three sons, Cameron, Earl and my dad, and one daughter, Shirley, and he raised his grandaughter, Elizabeth Ann, as his daughter. My cousin, Cameron's son, runs this website. I am just updating my details, as email addresses do change.

Lisa Laughton <>
Fitzwilliam, NH USA - Friday, July 11, 2008 at 10:05:33 (EDT)

Hoping to find parents and siblings of Esther Laughton who married on
10 Jul 1744, Jonathan Palmer of Rowley, MA. I do not have her birth
date, but Jonathan's is 1721/22, so I'm est. abt 1722. I have checked
"Early Settlers of Rowley, MA", Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850
(, Concord VR's, and "Hist. of Waitsfield, VT." She and
Jonathan had 5 ch.

Joan Norstedt <>
Oxnard, CA USA - Monday, June 23, 2008 at 10:20:38 (EDT)

The Laughtons of Stonesfield Oxfordshire, England.
I am descended from one of the many branches of the Stonesfield Laughtons & would love to hear from anyone
that is connected. Regards, Sharon Laughton.

Sharon Laughton <>
Orpington, kent UK - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 19:19:04 (EDT)

The Laughtons of Stonesfield Oxfordshire, England.
I am descended from one of the many branches of the Stonesfield Laughtons & would love to hear from anyone else that is connected. Regards, Sharon Laughton.

Sharon Laughton <>
Orpington, kent UK - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 19:17:38 (EDT)

The Laughtons of Stonesfield Oxfordshire, England.
I am descended from one of the many branches of the Stonesfield Laughtons & would love to hear from anyone else that is connected. Regards, Sharon Laughton.

Sharon Laughton <>
Orpington, kent UK - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 19:17:37 (EDT)

My dad is from St. Paul Minnesota. He had one sister, now deceased - Mary Alice Laughton Hanson - he has two sons, Michael and Todd and one grandson Jason Laughton, also deceased. With Jason's death the family name died. If anyone knows of Laughtons out of Minnesota, I'd like to hear from you.

Karel Jean Laughton Thurson <>
naples, fl USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 16:24:26 (EDT)

Hey Im a laughton from Newzealand, my uncle when on a trip to scotland and traced back all my family history etc... traced us back to the shetland islands if you want to know anymore email me and ill get info for you :)

Jesse Laughton <>
Christchurch, USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 05:21:05 (EDT)

I married Russell Laughton of Christchurch NZ (now residing in Wellington NZ), he is a lier and a cheat.

S Laughton <>
Wellington, New Zealand - Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 08:50:17 (EDT)

Hey, I never realised how many Laughtons there were, my father is Philip Laughton and I ve always wondered about the Laughton history... My family are from London but I live in Spain.

Rachel Laughton <>
Ewell, Surrey England - Wednesday, April 09, 2008 at 16:28:02 (EDT)

i wundr if all laughtons are related in some way

bye laughton familey

Garrett Laughton <>
phinex, az USA - Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 04:26:44 (EDT)

i wundr if all laughtons are related in some way

bye laughton familey

Garrett Laughton <>
phinex, az USA - Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 04:26:20 (EDT)

Hey, I'm Jennifer Laughton my father is Vincent thomas Laughton.And man I didnt kno how many laughtons there are lol but hello everyone ^^

Jennifer Laughton <>
columbus , ohio USA - Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 19:45:43 (EDT)

hi Laughtons. My name is Andy Laughton, my father was Michael Laughton

andy laughton <>
wirral, great britain - Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 07:16:51 (EDT)

I am still trying to find a young lady named Tanya who was looking for her father Jack Laughton back in 2000.She did get intouch with my stepdad, Jack Laughton, his girlfriend told her no way related. But after a long talk with my stepdad he said there is a possibilty that she could be his daughter. At the time she was living in Calgary Alberta. I think her Mom is french, not sure. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Peggy Ife <>
Hines Creek, AB Canada - Monday, February 25, 2008 at 14:49:01 (EST)

Hi just found this site. My grandfather was William John Laughton, also known as Jack Laughton. Lived in Oadby, Leicestershire uk, but was born in Newark uk. Beleive to have family in Canada and usa

Daryl Raglan Laughton <>
Auckland, New Zealand - Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 20:27:12 (EST)

Seasons Greetings To All The Laughton Tribe.

Philip Laughton <>
Doncaster, UK - Friday, December 07, 2007 at 16:51:30 (EST)

Hi,we are researching our hotel guest book from the mid 19th Century and have an entry for a Miss Ellen Laughton of Ottawa, Canada for 17/5/1875.

We would love to know if there are relatives who have some information about her.

She stayed in the company of a Mr and Mrs Herbert Phillips and and a Miss Laughton of Manchester.

Unfortunately this is all I have to go on.

We would love to hear from you!

Tamsyn Champion <>
Boscastle, UK - Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 11:58:00 (EST)

Been a couple years since I posted to this site, but am still digging for my Laughton roots. My Laughton ancestors lived in NYC in the late 1790s, Richmond, VA during the civil war, and afterwards, NJ and MD. Feel free to contact me. Feel free to contact me....

Regards, Mike Laughton

Mike Laughton <>
MD USA - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 14:54:21 (EDT)

Jim Lawton - great/great grandfather/from Borroloola NT
Micheal Laughton - grandfather/from Utopia (Harts Range) NT
Alan R Laughton - father/from Alice Springs NT

Jim Lawton changed his surname to Laughton and was apparently called "captain blood" when traveling in and out of QLD and NT

Frank Laughton <>
Adelaide , SA Australia - Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 00:09:02 (EDT)

I am Annabel Jane Laughton, daughter of John David Laughton who was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, UK in 1939. I have a brother, Jocelyn who is a neurobiologist. We all live in Geneva, Switzerland...I am happy to see we have a lot of relatives around the world!

Annabel Laughton <annabel.laughton@bluewin-ch>
Geneva, Switzerland - Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 17:26:45 (EDT)

Well into family history with lots of info. My Great Grandmother was Elizabeth Laughton who was born in Egmanton. She married Edmund Bills who was also born in Egmanton. Would love to hear from anyone connected. My maiden name was Bills.

Sandra Sarll <>
arlesey, England - Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 05:27:26 (EDT)

Hi all,
I am an Australian Aboriginal, I was just surfing the net and stumbled across this site. My dad is Frank Robert Laughton who's father was Alan Laughton. We were originally Lawton's but changed to Laughton many years ago. Just thought I'd leave a comment you never know we could be long lost relative's.

Fantasia Laughton <>
Darwin, NT AUSTRALIA - Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 01:34:19 (EDT)

Hi, I'm looking for Campbell Laughton who was in the UK and was living in London in 2001. He was from nr Dunedin NZ. I remember he had a brother back home called Hunter. We lost touch (and he lost his phone on a trip to Scotland) and would love to catch up with him again. He is about 30 years old by now. Any help appreciated.

Sam Hollingdale <>
London, UK - Saturday, October 06, 2007 at 15:35:11 (EDT)

Hi Laughtons,Just found this site,My Grandmother is Jane Gorn Laughton born 1867.trying to find when she came to NZ and on what ship.She married Marmaduke Dove Wilson in Dunedin.She is buried in a halswell cemetry Ch.CH.Her brother John Laughton,buried at Taupo, came to NZ with his son, Rev John G Laughton.Any NZ Dunedin Laughtons that relate to Jane and Family may know some more about her,the Wilsons are welcome too.

Bernie Dwyer <>
waiuku , new zealand - Tuesday, October 02, 2007 at 20:10:42 (EDT)

Time to update the LAUGHTON information that was posted here many years ago (see 4th post to board). Our Laughton clan dates back to the Orkney Islands and I have an extensive web site with all the details for those that are from that area. I tried to put the web site together so you can get to all the resources I used to make the LAUGHTON FAMILY TREE. I can not post the URL here but you can get to all my sites from my own DOT COM address, my name, no spaces DOT COM. Alternatively Search "richardlaughton" in Google and it comes up as the first item.

Richard Laughton <>
Milton, Ontario Canada - Sunday, September 09, 2007 at 11:32:02 (EDT)

hi decided to come on laughton hopin i find a old freind frm yrs ago is names paul carr frm kirby he used to be on a scheme doin deacoration or gardenen nt to sure i met in black horse pb yrs ago he must be in his early forties ne he had dark hair hes g a brother who live in wales somerwere i would love to gt ck intouchto see hw he is he lived five mins away frm kirby shoppin centre over the rd fr a school and park think his rd was called westvale if any one nos him could u let me nopls my name is sylvia frm huyton thnx

sylvia sisson <>
huyton, united kingdom - Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 07:19:37 (EDT)

Hi all laughtons i am issac i am 12 years old and live in chch my dad is russell laughton his dad was john laughton my brother is jesse laughton and my sister is amber laughton and my dads mum is elizabeth laughton just stumbled across this site bye

Isaac Laughton <>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Sunday, August 12, 2007 at 01:26:24 (EDT)

I am looking for the descendants of William Richard Laughton who married Elsie Mary Farrow, who were living in Ontario around 1915-20. Does anyone have these in their lines, or have any information?
Thanks...Mike Dean

Michael Dean <>
North Yorkshire, England - Friday, August 03, 2007 at 16:56:30 (EDT)

Hi, my maiden name is LAUGHTON, and I was born in CANTERBURY, KENT, England. Mum is from Annesley Woodhouse and My dad is Wilf Laughton, from Aylesham, Canterbury, Kent, to Charles and Savina Laughton. My grandfather Charles was orignally from Blaina, Wales and grandmother Savina (nee Rae) from Cumbria.

Angela Mills <>
Whitstable, England - Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 16:53:47 (EDT)

PS. I also know that the actor Charles Laughton is my fathers, Great Uncle, I do know he was from England, and that part of my hertiage is english. (I was wrong in the previous statment that my father was irish)

Glorya Laughton <>
Portsmouth, NH USA - Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 15:19:54 (EDT)

Hello, I was born a Laughton, I have 2 younger brothers, my fatehr is Barry C. Laughton, with brothers Brian, Bruce and the late Jeff, and Kathy Dunham (former Laughton), His mother was Dorothy Laughton, who past away about 10 years ago. He husband my papsi past away early in 1983 when i was 6 months old. My father knows very little of our family history and it would be awesome to learn about where i come from.
Email me with any information about the Laughton's
email is
I do know that we came from Europe because my father is 100% Irish.

Glorya Laughton <>
Portsmouth, NH USA - Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 15:11:28 (EDT)

Hi, I was born Laughton, my dad is Clarence Alan Laughton (better known as Alan and born 1938). His brothers and sisters: Nellie, Margaret, Sheila, Barbara, Heather, Susan, Penny, and brother Ricky. Father to all but the youngest 2 was Clarence Alan (also) - I know nothing about him, as I only met him when I was 5, and my dad didn't get on with him. I know of my cousins on the Laughton side, but I wouldn't know how to find out anything about my grandad and anymore of his family. If you know or think you are related to me please get in touch. My Grandad was living in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, and may have gone to live in Liverpool until he died.

Tanya Housham <>
Lincolnshire, UK - Saturday, July 07, 2007 at 12:42:25 (EDT)

I have a painting by Mrs W.M. Laughton-Boreham of Poole, Dorset which is dated around 1936. There is also an address. Any information appreciated.

Val <>
Wimborne, Dorset UK - Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 13:59:11 (EDT)

Hello all you Laughtons. I am descended from James Laughton of Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, whose daughter Amy married James Howes of Stonesfield on 24 January 1838. She died in 1847 & James remarried Julia Farmer of Charlbury & raised a second family. I'd love to hear from anyone related to this family
Sue Gover

Sue Gover <>
Stevenage, England - Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 11:30:53 (EDT)

I am looking for any Laughtons who reside in the USA. My whole heritage consists of these families with the last names: Bailey, Barnett, Bjerkness, Hogg, Hutchingson, Isler, Klennert, Laughton, Luby, Parks, Parsons, Robinson, Roswell, Roubinek, Savage, Shafel, Sheldrup, Valley, Vukelich, and Zaffke. IF anyone knows any families with these last name in the United States please send me an email and I will be glad to respond back with information regarding to those families. I am doing a family geneology research and I have information for anyone who wants to know. Thank You and God Bless you all!

Theresa Bjerkness <>
Red Wing, MN USA - Friday, June 01, 2007 at 10:33:25 (EDT)

Hi there
I am actually an O'Shea, but I was lucky enough to marry a Laughton, Michael James Laughton in fact. He was born in East London, RSA (1 of 8 children) on 31 March 1955. As soon as I have more information to post, I will. We would really like to get in touch with other Laughtons out there.

Tracey Laughton <>
Cape Town, W Cape R S A - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 08:07:17 (EDT)

Hi there
I am actually an O'Shea, but I was lucky enough to marry a Laughton, Michael Jame Laughton in fact. He was born in East London, RSA (1 of 8 children) on 31 March 1955. As soon as I have more information to post, I will. We would really like to get in touch with other Laughtons out there.

Tracey Laughton <>
Cape Town, W Cape R S A - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 08:06:54 (EDT)

I am married to Michael James Laughton (born 31 March 1955 in East London, RSA). We aren't too clear on genealogy. Anyone who thinks they might be "related", please let us know.

Tracey Jane Laughton (nee O'Shea) <>
CAPE TOWN, RSA - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 07:46:33 (EDT)

I am married to Michael James Laughton. We aren't too clear on genealogy. Anyone who thinks they might be "related", please let us know.

Tracey Jane Laughton (nee O'Shea) <>
CAPE TOWN, RSA - Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 07:43:45 (EDT)

Hi all the Laughton's. I am Ryan Laughton from South Africa with wife Yolandi Rhona Laughton (a boer breed), Originally I am from Rhodesia (No, not Zimbabwe). I have 3 brother's namely Brett Robert Laughton, Pastor Lance Craig Laughton and Gary Shane Laughton who all currently reside in Johannesburg, South Africa. My father is Thomas Charles Laughton and mom is Dorothy Kay Laughton (previously Strachan). My grandfather was also a Thomas Charles Laughton from Durban, South Africa and prior the "England".
Latest generation of children between mine and my brothers are 4 boys and 3 girls currently. Youngest boy being my son Terence Troy Laughton of 2, youngest girl also being my daughter Bronwyn Kay Laughton of 4 years.
Will update shortly with more news of the Laughton bloodline above my grandfather.

Bye all and yes, I also Laugh a lot.

Ryan Troy Laughton <>
Bloemfontein, Free State RSA - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 18:26:36 (EDT)

I am the great grand daughter of william laughton son of John Laughton and Elsie McPherson,John Laughton son of John Laughton and Jessie or Janet Moss Born Holm & Paplay Orkney can anyone help with either John or Janet Laughton nee Moss I'm stuck,Janet was born 1805 but to whom I don't know and John Laughton I can't seem to get any further.Any help with this would be appreciated.

shirley smeaton <>
mosgiel, New Zealand - Monday, May 28, 2007 at 05:04:03 (EDT)

I am Susan Laughton, daughter of Cyril George Girdham Laughton and grand-daughter of John Hugh Inglis Laughton. Trying to contact Janet (Jan) Laughton who was my father's second wife. Jan left posting on this site on April 7th, 2006. Please email any information!!

Susan Laughton <>
Marlborough, Wiltshire UK - Monday, May 21, 2007 at 06:02:57 (EDT)

Steve laughton - of hull road in hessle. the laughton family

steve laughton <>
Hessle /HUll, ENGLAND (UK) - Friday, May 11, 2007 at 18:44:28 (EDT)

My ggg grandfather was named Laughton Davis. I think he may have been named after a Laughton. His Mother may have been a Laughton. He was born in 1805 and SC and died in 1882 at MS. He married Mary McKenzie and later Mary Stewart. If you think you have a link, let me know...thanks.

Norm Davis <>
Goodwater, AL USA - Sunday, May 06, 2007 at 18:19:21 (EDT)

I'm looking for any relative of May Victoria Laughton born 1900 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. Mother was Beatrice Proctor born 1884.

Peter Surgey <>
Dunstable, England - Thursday, May 03, 2007 at 12:04:25 (EDT)

I'm looking for any relative of May Victoria Laughton born 1900 in Barnsley. Mother was Beatrice Proctor born 1884.

Peter Surgey <>
Dunstable, England - Thursday, May 03, 2007 at 12:03:50 (EDT)

Congratulations to the orignator of this site.

My name is Glenn Dana Laughton Priestley, born in Oxnard, California although my parents were both British & I was brought up in Blackpool, U.K.

My mum's maiden name is Betty Anne Priestley (81 yrs of age in 2007) & her father (my Grandfather) was Frederick Laughton who died in 1959(aged 69, and was brought up in Alderdale Hall, Droysden, Manchester. His Father (my GGrandfather was named George William & he & my Grandfather owned a Rubber business (believed to have been 'G.W. Laughton's'that produced the World's first Rubber Heal (which we still retain). The factory was in Vienna & they had Rubber Plantations in Malaysia. Unfortunately, the business colapsed shortly after the Second World War. THEY WERE VERY KEEN MANCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS. I was in possession of an item of jewellery that displayed a family crest until it was stolen in 2005 (Maroon, Cream & Pale Blue with a galleon) & I regret not finding the time to investigate further.

I have a cousin Michael Laughton living in Cheshire, U.K., an Aunt Phyllis Laughton (now Harding) living in Sidmouth, Devon, U.K. and several female cousins living between Manchester & Nottingham. When I have a little more time, I shall attempt to post some further information to the site.

I look forward to hearing from anybody who: -
a) feels like communicating.
b) can assist with any further details of our family tree.

e-mail address is

Cheers to all

Glenn Dana Laughton Priestley <>
Blackpool, U.K. - Sunday, April 08, 2007 at 14:42:28 (EDT)

Wow!! It's taken me 2 hours to read about all you Laughtons. There needs to be more input from Sydney, Australia!
I know my name is not Laughton BUT my husband's g.g.grandfather was John Laughton, the ship builder & carpenter who arrived in Australia in 1836 after jumping ship. He built boats on the lower Hawkesbury River, became a preacher, married a widower with 1 child and then had ten more!! So if all the rels keep the same history no wonder there are so many of you all over the world! So I need to go back over all your entries but I can remember maria from Sydney with rels in Windsor. They are our rels too! Today we visited Laughtondale near Wiseman's Ferry. John Laughton who was born in 1815 in the Orkneys Scotland, parents Peter Laughton and Isabella Brown are the branch I am interested in. I think 'GLCopro' said the Laughtons from the Orkneys go back 300yrs to Yorkshire? Anyone who can help me further? Keep up the great work! I have a picture of John Laughton if anyone is interested! Jodie.

Jodie Worboys <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, April 06, 2007 at 08:27:00 (EDT)

I see some reference to the Laughtons of Renhold, Bedford, unfortunately it appears to be an old entry and there is no contact. I hope Dennis and Lorna, who referred to the Laughton/Renhold connection, see this (or anyone else who has a possible connection) and contact me. Jesse Laughton of Renhold married my gg aunt, Anne (Fanny) Buck. They had eight or nine children, nearly all of whom were born in Renhold before immigrating to Canada around 1882. Their children were Harland, Leah, Agnes, Fanny, Mary, Francis, Hilda and Alfred. There may also have been a Julia, but it is possible Julia is actually Hilda's middle name. Mary Laughton appears to have married one Thomas Sullivan and had two children, Jack and Hilda. Most of Jesse's and Anne's children were still living at home with their parents at the time of the 1901 Canadian census. Any help would be appreciated.

Ralph Buck <>
Kenora, ON Canada - Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 03:21:06 (EDT)

I was looking for a Carla Laughton an old friend from school shes from Barnsley South Yorkshire England

. <>
south yorkshire, england - Friday, March 23, 2007 at 13:36:09 (EDT)

My Great Grandmother Helen Robertson Laughton (1885-1972) born in Leith, Scotland m Godfrey Humphreys. Her father Thomas Laughton (1858-1941) born in South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland m Phebe Marshall McIntosh. Thomas' parents James Laughton m Jane Gunn. I don't really know much more info on these people and would appreciate help. If you know of these people and want decendants info I am happy to help you in return.
Happy Laughton researching eveyone!

Renee Rawlinson <>
Perth, WA Australia - Monday, March 12, 2007 at 22:36:41 (EDT)

My name is Lawton which is a variation of Laughton. There are both spellings in my family tree which is mostly based around Staffordshire, Church Lawton and surrounding areas.


Hayley <>
Cheshire, England - Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 15:13:39 (EST)

Looking for a laughton possibly arthur or alfred who married a gertrude lillian hack pre 1920. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Simon Laughton <>
Liverpool, uk - Monday, February 19, 2007 at 13:45:17 (EST)

My cousin found this website and thought I would be interested , unfortunately I only know my geneology ad far back as my Granpa who was Thomas Vernon Laughton, who married my Granma Irene. The only information I have on them is that they married in their 20's, both worked for the Royal Navy, lived in Malta for a while, then Rosyth in Scotland and finally settled in Norfolk England. My Dads name is John Richard Laughton... if anyone has any further information on my geneology can you please contact me, thank you.

Victoria Elizabeth Laughton <>
Dundee, Angus UK Scotland - Saturday, February 03, 2007 at 17:08:04 (EST)

Robert Girdham Laughton <>
London, UK - Friday, February 02, 2007 at 14:24:32 (EST)

I am still looking for Tanya Laughton whom was looking for her father around 2000. At the time she was living in Calgary AB. I may have some info for her on who her father was. Any help to find her would be great.

Peggy Wasyk <>
canada - Monday, January 01, 2007 at 12:06:03 (EST)

I am trying to find out about Richard Laughton, born 1805 and his family before and after as he is my Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grand Dad! I know he married twice, a Ellen in Furophore in Bengal and a Jessie Lake in UK in 1863 and sired kids unti mid 70's !! He was a suregeon in the Honourable East India Company / Bengal Army and had the folowing kids

Agnes Maria Laughton, born 1834 in Bengal, India, who marrried a Arthur Bohun Beet. Mother was his first wife Anne Agnes Unknown (1st Wife) or Ellaine Elizabeth ?
Herbert Richard Laughton, b. Lewisham in 1864
Edith Jessie Laughton in 1866
Maria Emily Laughton 1870
Francis Edward Laughton, 1872, b Croydon UK
Beatrice Mary Laughton 1876, Croydon UK

Any help really appreciated. I know now how many Laughton's far and wide there are....Cool site. Good idea

jon Pratt <>
Portsmouth, UK - Friday, December 22, 2006 at 09:57:07 (EST)

i am the great great great grand daughter of edward Laughton who married mary ann watt, they had a daughter elizabethwho married henry speary if anyone knows who edwards and marys parents are let me know thanks

kell <>
tx USA - Monday, December 11, 2006 at 16:40:01 (EST)

Hello, Im all the way over in England. I wonder just how many of you Laughton's are relatives? We mostly descend from North London and Hertfordshire, England. Hope you are all keeping well...

Tracy Laughton <>
Milton Keynes, Bucks England - Monday, November 20, 2006 at 09:17:05 (EST)

Hi, my name is Robert Laughton. My father's name is William Laughton born in Granum, Alberta, Canada. His father's name is Wilbur Laughton. My family is the last line of this Laughton lineage, as good fortune has it I have 2 boys Asher and Camdon. Just looking to see if there are any people that know more about my line prior to Wilbur.

Robert Laughton <>
Okotoks, alberta canada - Sunday, November 05, 2006 at 22:18:31 (EST)

Hi All

Just updating my email address. Feel free to get in touch.

Tim Laughton <>
Sittingbourne, Kent UK - Wednesday, November 01, 2006 at 14:44:24 (EST)

Hello my name is Connie. I am the daughter of Patsy (Laughton) and Jerry Bjerkness. Sister of Theresa, Robbie and Tony. Mother of Mason Derosier.

Connie Bjerkness <>
Brainerd, MN USA - Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 07:14:30 (EDT)

Have Laughtons in my family mostly from this county. Any link with other Laughtons researching in similar area most welcome. Info to swap if necessary.Also Canadian link.

Janet Young <>
Nottinghamshire, England - Friday, October 20, 2006 at 12:37:48 (EDT)

Seaching for Ancestors of Alexander Laughton, born in Monroe County, Ohio on 1 MAR 1841. He died in Buffalo County, Nebraska on 20 JAN 1932. He is buried in Riverdale, Nebraska. His father was John Laughton, born in Scotland in 1803 (and died in Monroe County, Ohio in 1843). John Laughton was married to Mary A. Reed, born in 1810 in Maryland and died in 1877 in Vermilion Co., IL.

Other Children of John and Mary Laughton were two daughters, Elizabeth Laughton, born in 1837 (and later married to William McCoy) and died in Appanoose Co., IA in 1862.
Jane Laughton, born in 1839 (and later married to Mathew Cain)whose last known locale was Labette, KS.

Trying to find location of John Laughton's birth in Scotland and any information on parents.

Janet <>
USA - Monday, October 16, 2006 at 21:48:11 (EDT)

My Name is David Laughton-Clark

My Great Grandfather Was John G. Laughton. There is a number of New Zealand websites with info about him. this is one.

My Granfather James Laughton was his youngest son and the youngest child.

My Mother Michele Laughton is the forth of six children And I am her eldest and only child For more info on our branches of the Laughton Family please feel free to contact me at

David Laughton-Clark
New Zealand - Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 16:21:00 (PDT)

Entry removed by request of poster.

Centennial, CO USA - Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 22:19:29 (EDT)

Hi, I am Justin Francis Laughton, born in Greymouth, New Zealand 1976, my father is James Moat Laughton, my grandfather is also James Laughton, my grandfather had traced our family tree to the Shetlands.

Justin Francis Laughton <>
Darwin, Northern Territory Australia - Tuesday, August 01, 2006 at 20:36:22 (EDT)

I am organising a body painting art exhibition in Johannesburg at an art gallery on 19 August 2006 to raise funds for a worthy charity. I am inviting any Laughton's that may be in South Africa at that time to attend, so should you be interested please contact me for further details. Further to this are there any other Laughton naturists in the world?


Carrington Laughton

Carrington Laughton <>
Johannesburg, South Africa - Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at 08:43:18 (EDT)

I am Helen Laughton - father John Richard Laughton, grandfather Edward (Ted) Richard(?) Laughton. From Birkenhead, Merseyside. I keep meaning to trace my family tree but dont seem to find time although I do work in the county Record Office. I didnt realise there were so many Laughtons as we are the only ones in North Wales!!! Feel free to get in touch> Regards Helen

Helen Anne Laughton <>
North Wales, UK - Thursday, July 06, 2006 at 07:08:01 (EDT)

Hello. I recently picked up a book of poetry printed 1814, with the signature of Edward Laughton in it. It also has the names, Swope, Roerty, and Lindsey in it. It was purchased in Lexington, Kentucky in 1815. I would be interested in selling this book called the romance of the forest, if anyone might be interested. There are many signatures, and if anyone would be interested in seeing pics, please e-mail me . If not, good luck in you research. Anthony.

Anthony Kubiak <>
Milwaukee, WI USA - Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 13:45:30 (EDT)

I am Eric Laughton. My father is Frank H. Laughton; my grandfather is Frank Laughton.

Lockport, NY USA - Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 13:12:13 (EDT)

Hiya, i am Sarah Laughton. i had no idea how many Laughtons existed!!! My dad is Chris Laughton and his dad was Kenneth Laughton but i don't know any further back. i think it's really cool that there is a website under MY surname, no-one else in my class has!!! keep up the good work!

Sarah Laughton <>
London, England - Wednesday, June 07, 2006 at 13:06:09 (EDT)

Hello to All. I have a somewhat strange request. I recently needed to get hold of my FULL birth certificate from the Sheffield Register Office (UK). I previously ever only had the short version. The Registrar informed me, after checking in the ledger, that on my date of birth, The 2nd August, 1951 there was also another entry of a birth. A Michael (same name) Laughton (same spelling) in the same borough ( S W Sheffield ). Now this of course maybe an incorrect entry, but it seems odd that someone with the same name and born on the same day in the same district registered at the same time. The Registrar was surprised at this entry and says that it is correct. The only difference is I have a middle name of Richard. Is there any Laughtons out there who can shed any light. It is a bit of a puzzle. Both my parents ( Richard Henry and Olive ) have passed away so there is no way of finding out from this end.And apart from my younger brother (David) I am not aware of any other close relativer bearing the Laughton surname. Thank you.

Mike Laughton <>
sheffield, uk - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 15:53:27 (EDT)

I have been trying to find my step-father, Richard William Laughton. He used to reside in Detroit, Michigan and married my mother, Doris Tang from Singapore. He was a navigator. Anyone who finds this name famiiar, please contact me.

Shirley Wong <>
Singapore, Singapore - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 03:02:01 (EDT)


amber laughton <>
chch, New Zealand - Monday, April 24, 2006 at 00:49:54 (EDT)

There is a gravestone in the Baraka Mission Cemetery in Libreville Gabon for a Robert, son of William Laughtan who was from Scotland. I think the date is 1864. The writing is very hard to read--don't know if it is his birth or death year. He was likely working for traders in this area of Africa.

Mary Cloutier <>
Libreville, Gabon - Friday, April 21, 2006 at 12:35:37 (EDT)

Hi, a Laughton living in UK, North East, son of Edwin Laughton. Feel free to frop an email if you notice some connection there.

Colin Laughton <>
Whitburn, UK - Monday, April 17, 2006 at 12:23:34 (EDT)

Hi there, Laughtons. My Father Kevin has also made an entry on this page. I have a brother Stephen and a sister Joanne and of course mum (mom), Fran Laughton nee Kable. Would love to come over to visit some of the extended 'clan' one day.
Stu :)

Stuart Laughton <>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Sunday, April 09, 2006 at 07:51:10 (EDT)

i have a family tree, sir john laughton squire to sir john chandon flower of english chivalry poitiers 1300, i am widow of cyril goerge girdham laughton royal navy son of john hugh inglis laughton born india to indian army captain

janet laughton <>
javea, spain - Friday, April 07, 2006 at 02:34:22 (EDT)

hi i am doing my nannas family tree and i am stuck i have her dads name william bower smith he was named after a william bower laughton his mum is called lily louisa beatrice smith (laughton)before marrige her dad was called joseph laughton and his wife was called ruth.a.laughton i know lily used to spend time at charles laughton the actors hotel in scarborough and that these people lived at 14 belgrave street briggate in leeds england and that a few of the men were butchers but i am stuck after that if anyone as any further information that could help me i would be very gratefull

joanne hendry <>
leeds, england - Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 08:37:22 (EST)

doing family history if you are a laughton contact me.
Barry C Laughton, Jr.

Barry C, Laughton,Jr. <>
Laconia, NH USA - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 16:05:24 (EST)

My connection to the Laughton family is through the marriage in 1852 of John Palmer Laughton to Sarah Howell in Hoxton, England. Sarah was the sister of my great grandmother. Sarah and her husband went to Australia shortly after their marriage, as did two of her brothers. I have just tried to email Robert Laughton with this info, but his address must have changed. Does anybody know a current one?

Vaughan Everett <>
UK - Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 16:40:48 (EST)

Hello family My name is ronald laughton jr. My father is ronald sr. and his father was Frank laughton. We moved to Georgia before I was a year old. Before that we lived in Maine on my father's dairy farm. It was passed to him by his father. It's nice to see we have such a large family. I live in Destin FLA now. If there is any Laughtons in this area please feel free to contact me at It would be nice to find some near by family members. Thanks for everyone's input.

ronald gilbert laughton jr. <>
destin, fla USA - Monday, February 06, 2006 at 14:05:53 (EST)

I recently attended the formal closure of 61 Mech Bn Gp at the Army Battle School in Lohathla & having served in the unit it was a very emotional event marking the end of an era. Are there any other S.A. based (or ex-pat) Laughtons who served with 61 at any stage? I have some photos taken at the memorial service that are quite good. Thanks.

Carrington Laughton <>
Johannesburg, South Africa - Monday, January 30, 2006 at 03:27:47 (EST)

I was born in brooklyn 1959 to a roger w. laughton and veronica audrey finn. I have a brother Gregg 2 years older. Roger passed in the 80's and i have no information. Roger eventually remarried a woman named rosemary. Thanks for any info you might have.

glenn james laughton <>
hampton bays, ny USA - Monday, January 16, 2006 at 18:59:40 (EST)

I am researching the family of Ellen BOND of Irchester, who was the daughter of Quintus BOND and Betsy Ann BAYES. Ellen married John LAUGHTON and had children Alfred Burrows, Doris Ellen, Reginald Thomas, Phyllis Ethel and Jack.

Also, Beatrice LAUGHTON of Irchester, daughter of Samuel & Mary (and sister of Sarah, Margaret, George, Samuel Eaton and Herbert) married Harry BOND, and she had children Ivy May, Edith Elizabeth and Charles Henry BOND.

As Irchester is not such a big place, I expect the 2 families I mentioned above are connected. I would love to hear from anybody connected to the Laughton family of Irchester.

Kerry Farmer <>
Narraweena, NSW Australia - Monday, January 16, 2006 at 04:52:02 (EST)

Mike ( talks about "a sea captain named James Laughton who starts appearing in NYC harbor records in the late 1790's" ... interesting coincidence as my gt gt grandfather was also a sea captain named James Laughton. His dates were 1777-1859; son of John Laughton and Margaret Fourbister; married Anne Potts. Their son, (Sir) John Knox Laughton became a famous British naval historian.

Christopher Carr Laughton <>
Penzance, UK - Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 17:29:49 (EST)

I am related to the Laughtons from Crow Wing County Minnesota, USA. My mother is Patsy Laughton. Her father and mother are: Leonard and Irene Laughton. They had 6 children: Allen(Parsons), William, Rose(Isler), Susan(Vukelich), Patsy(Bjerkness), and Peggy(Roubinek). My grandfather worked in the Iron Ore mines in Crosby until he retired from mining. Allen had 3 chilren(1 boy, 2 girls), William had 2 children(1 boy, 1 girl), Rose had no children, Susan had 3 children(2 boys, 1 girl), Patsy had 5 children (3 boys, 2 girls), and Peggy had 3 children(2 boys, 1 girl). If anyone knows any information on this family in Crosby,(Crow Wing County),Minnesota. Please email me with more information.

Theresa Bjerkness <>
Red Wing, MN USA - Tuesday, January 03, 2006 at 16:46:18 (EST)

I am looking for Tanya Laughton. She was looking for her father around 2000 and she was around 20 years old at the time and was living in Calgary Alberta. I have info on her who her father was.

Peggy <>
Revelstoke, BC Canada - Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 19:23:19 (EST)

Awsome web page!!! Did we really get our name from a court jester? Cheers!

Andrew Laughton <>
CA USA - Thursday, December 08, 2005 at 03:05:16 (EST)

Does anyone know the whereabouts of Andy Laughton? He worked with me for a short time in the 1980s at BBC Radio London. This was a local radio station serving Britain's capital. Andy worked with me on a programme called 'Hold the Front Page' - a weekly review of London's newspapers. He was a bright graduate and electronics boffin. After a short time he went to work in Ecuador and now seems to have disappeared. At least I can't find him on the Internet. Andy must be in his late 40s.

Roger George Clark <>
London, United Kingdom - Wednesday, November 09, 2005 at 17:02:21 (EST)

Hi! I'm looking for any Laughtons that live in MN. I'm related to the MN Laughtons and have a lot of the family tree laid out. If you could, please contact me so I can fill in any holes and I can share what info I have. Thanks!

Ryan Laughton <>
Dayton, OH USA - Friday, October 07, 2005 at 00:13:57 (EDT)

I am looking a person by the name of Paul Laughton who used to be director of product development at Fox Video Games back in the 80s. Does anyone here know of any other Paul Laughton's besides the one who runs this website? I e-mailed Paul from so hopefully he's the correct person, but if not I just thought I would post this message to see if anyone could help me locate any other Paul's. Thanks for any help, since this seemed to be the best place to post this and I'm really interested in talking to the Paul from Fox Video Games for a clasic video game website I run :)

Bryan Roppolo <>
Pittsburgh, PA USA - Friday, September 23, 2005 at 20:21:41 (EDT)

Anyone out there gotmaterial on how one got a divorce c.1825? Any relatives of Sewell Laughton reading this, please tell me anything you have, including where family bibles might be. I think I might be a ggggrandson through his first marriage, if there was one, to a woman who settled in Canada after they split up. If there was a non-marital relationship you have record of, I really do still want to know. (Someone sat on evidence that my gggrandfather, Sewell's possible son, was more or less the town drunk, for 6 months before she told me, b/c she thought I might be offended. I wasn't.)

Greg Laughton <>
Welland, ON Canada - Monday, September 05, 2005 at 13:19:55 (EDT)


I'm descended from Pheobe Hannah Laughton/Lawton, b. c. 1862 in Kingswinford, Staffordshire, England. She was the daughter of Sampson Laughton/Lawton who was born about 1826 in Sedgley, Staffordshire, England and Phebe Cooper. Sampson's father was named Andrew Lawton/Lotton. If anyone has any info, please let me know. If anyone has access to parish records or other info from Staffordshire (for example on CD) and could check for me, that would be great.

Looking forward to learning more about my Lawton heritage.


Nicholas James Bridgewater <darth_,>
Manchester, UK - Friday, August 19, 2005 at 05:31:57 (EDT)

I am an adopted adult above my birth name my mother patricia ashworth married john parrish construction engineer in long beach in the 1970s before that sherman oaks hollywood

susan ashworth <>
bradford, united kingdom - Monday, August 15, 2005 at 17:16:07 (EDT)

Hello,I have a Laughton ancestor.Do you know of Anne Laughton,born at Tupton Derbyshire,about 1820?She married Henry Rodgers,probably on 28 Mar. 1841 at Clowne.I cannot find her birth so any suggestions would be great,thanks a lot, Jean.

Jean Kerr <>
Invercargill, New Zealand - Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 23:20:42 (EDT)

Hi! Mike Laughton here again with updates. I can be reached at

I can trace my family back to a sea captain named James Laughton who starts appearing in NYC harbor records in the late 1790's. He's taken prisoner by an American privateer during the revolutionary war and is held in Norfolk Virginia until he posts bond. He's dead by April 1804. There a NYC court order declaring James dead and his wife Mary is to provide an inventory of James' possessions within 30 days.

James had 3 daughters and one son. There's a Mary who I am still trying to figure out. Ursarella, who married a James Nuttmann, Eliza, who married a Parkhurst and moved to Kentucky, and John who moved to Richmond, Virginia, had two wives and several children, some of which fought for the Confederacy in the civil war. Please contact me if you have any Laughton questions.

Regards...Mike Laughton

Mike Laughton <mellaughton>
USA - Friday, July 29, 2005 at 18:32:48 (EDT)

Just updating my contact details. My grandfather is Dugal Laughton, and my cousin runs this website.

Lisa E.Dupill <>
Fitzwilliam, NH USA - Friday, July 22, 2005 at 10:56:12 (EDT)

question -- does anyone have the quote or the story of actor Charles' visit to UNC to give a speech at Chapel Hill -- in which he was overcome with tears on entering a courtyard garden filled with blooming jonquils (or such)? thank you.

Richard Owens <>
GA USA - Monday, July 18, 2005 at 20:28:20 (EDT)

Re: above entry . St Albans is past Wisemans Ferry NSW Aust

Judy <>
Gosford, NSW Australia - Sunday, July 03, 2005 at 02:25:59 (EDT)

My friend Sandra Minett is the great-great granddaughter of David and Charlotte Laughton from Scotland who were married around 1840. David's name appears on a plark in a small church in St Albans. Her Dad is Robert Minett, Uncle is Ron Minett.

Judy <>
Gosford, NSW Australia - Sunday, July 03, 2005 at 02:20:19 (EDT)

Hey, everyone.
I'm Vincent Laughton and yes a Laughton.
For many years I have thought if there were any Laughton's
so I started searching the internet and found and .org I'm planning a trip to schottland where my family come from.
I also have a book on us that I got from the libary.
We must have been at one time really famious to have towns, streets and even clubs named after us.
I will find out and let you know.

See you all next time.

VTLaughton London, Ohio USA - Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 18:46:54 (EDT)

Hey all, l slipped up last week, saying my grandfathers name was charles laughton when in fact it is Leslie. I was reading other people's stories and was researching Charles Laughton's movies at the time and wrote Charles' name instead. completely embarrassed, sure everyone will understand.

all the best in researching your families history


Elissa Laughton melbourne, vic australia - Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 09:03:15 (EDT)

I can't believe these Laughton Stories are still going. I wrote one on here when i was 17 years old....i am now 22 going on 23! If anyone is interested in Charles Laughton (Jack), or apart of that family tree, drop me an email as i have some information at home that some might find useful. Alan Laughton has also assisted with collecting the history, amazing really.

Let's keep the stories going

I also heard the name Laughton came from the joker's in England!!! Perhaps that is why i am always laughing :)

Ciao to all,


Elissa Laughton <>
Melbourne, VIC Australia - Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 09:10:03 (EDT)

I can't believe these Laughton Stories are still going. I wrote one on here when i was 17 years old....i am now 22 going on 23! If anyone is interested in Charles Laughton (Jack), or apart of that family tree, drop me an email as i have some information at home that some might find useful. Alan Laughton has also assisted with collecting the history, amazing really.

Let's keep the stories going

I also heard the name Laughton came from the joker's in England!!! Perhaps that is why i am always laughing :)

Ciao to all,


Elissa Laughton <>
Melbourne, VIC Australia - Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 09:09:14 (EDT)

hi i noticed ther was sum 1 else called brooke laughton, how cool!my family are all frm north yorkshire and im wonderin weather ne1 is ne relation!

Brooke Laughton <>
manchester, united kingdom - Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 12:50:20 (EDT)

Hi i am looking for a greg laughton from arizona, he's my uncle by marriage (lynn). I am just trying to reconnect with some of my family from out there!

renee <>
warrensburg, mo USA - Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 15:58:31 (EDT)

Hey everyone, I'm Vincent Laughton and I just come up with an idea that I don't know if anyone's up to it or not.
But I thought for the last few years about bringing all of the Laughton's back to their home town in Scotland.
Which i can't remember the name of the town for the life of me.
Just e-mail me if you can about it and I'll tell you more.

Vincent Laughton <>
Columbus, Oh USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 01:00:04 (EDT)

Hi Tim

Edgar Laughton was my Great Grandfather. He wad married to Ethel Neal. He had nine brothers & sisters. His parents were Daniel Laughton & Elizabeth Harvey. Daniels parents were William Laughton & Mary Ann Brown.

Paul Laughton <>
Stevenage, UK - Thursday, March 03, 2005 at 03:46:12 (EST)

Grandfather (George Frederick ??)Laughton
Lived in York (UK) circa 1890 - 1940
Sons: Eric Laughton
George Freeston Laughton Born 1890
Basil Girdham Laughton
Dennis Laughton
Grandsons:Derrick Peter Girdham Laughton b1920
Partrick Girdham Laughton circa b1925
Christopher Michael Laughton b21.02.1933

C.M. (Mike) Laughton <>
Harrogate, Yorkshire UK - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 08:52:18 (EST)

Hi Everyone,
Any Laughton out there with links back to John Laughton and Mary Coult, married November 1770 in Conisborough near Doncaster

Philip Laughton <>
Doncaster, Yorkshire UK - Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 12:13:00 (EDT)

Hi All

This is just to update my email address; I left my details about a year ago.

Tim Laughton <>
my Great grandfather was Edgar Laughton born around 1875(siblings: mabel, albert, ethel, minnie, and sydney..) born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. His parents were Daniel and Elizabeth Laughton...anyone related? lol (daniel's parents may have been James and Mary Jane Clark..?)

Em <>
CT USA - Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 18:40:21 (EDT)

To: James Laughton-Swanney
Is your Elizabeth Laughton the daughter of Thomas Laughton and Catherine Bews? If so, we are related. I am trying to locate any Laughton-Swanney relatives who might still be living in Scotland or even in Shapinsay. Maybe you can get in touch with me.

Susan Torres <>
Santa Fe, NM USA - Sunday, August 01, 2004 at 18:59:36 (EDT)

My comments were entered in 2002. This is to update my e-mail address only. I can no longer be reaached via Skoline.

Dale G. Robinson <>
Miami, FL USA - Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 10:47:22 (EDT)

My name is Heather, and I am trying to figure out my family tree. My father is Donald Graham Laughton born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1946. My Grandfather is Lional Graham Laughton born in Ontario, Canada in 1909 (or so) and dies in 1978. He was married to Eliza Kidd Stewart and is buried in Winnipeg. Please help me. Thank you.

Heather <>
Sherwood Park, AB Canada - Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 17:59:21 (EDT)

I am researching the Company Strattons based in Birminghamoperating in the fields of Jewellery and Decorative metalwork, and,in the field of Radio and Communications iunder the brand EDDYSTONE. The ownership o9f Strattons was with the LAUGHTON familly based around Henly in Arden Birmingham. Any assistance most welcome as I am writing the histotoy of EDDYSTONE RADIO and all the archives were damaged in WW2. Thank yoiu, Alan Ainslie, Farnham, Surrey, England. Tel 01252 782 932

Alan Ainslie <>
FARNHAM SURREY, UK - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 05:11:47 (EDT)

Further to my recent posting for information regarding my Chemistry colleague Philip Laughton and his wife Lorna Laughton, I forgot to mention that his family lived in SEVENOAKS in Kent, U.K.....if this is any help. Thanx.

Peter Taussig <>
London, U.K. - Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 15:01:42 (EDT)

I am trying to trace my colleague from University, PHILIP LAUGHTON. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1972 with an Honours degree in Chemistry and did postgraduate work for 3 years in the University of Sheffield Department of Chemistry until 1975. He married shortly thereafter to Lorna and for some years worked as an Executive at Unilever U.K. for their food company Batchelors Peas in Sheffield (South Yorkshire). He lived in a district of Sheffield called Hunters' Bar. I haven't seen him since 1979 and would greatly like to trace him now to chat about old times.

Peter Taussig <>
London, U.K. - Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 14:54:55 (EDT)

Has anyone got a Sarah Laughton Greig (Grieg??) in family lines? Wife of Thomas Greig, married in the 1840s I think, and I would appreciate anything you might have about her Laughton associations. Please e-mail me direct. She will be listed as daughter of James and Charlotte Laughton.

Greg Laughton <>
Welland, ON Canada - Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 09:11:56 (EDT)

We are also related somehow to charles laughton but havent really found out how. We live in Hessle just outside hull and are a large family. Take care

Andrew and Helen Laughton <>
hull, uk - Friday, April 09, 2004 at 14:25:44 (EDT)

I am the granddaughter of Catherine Craig (nee MCKissock) who is the cousin of Wilfred Laughton the actor, who went to USA/Canada as a young man. She lived most/all of her life in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland

Moira Benson <>
Sheffield, USA - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 at 08:24:52 (EDT)

Back again with some news for the Laughton's from the Orkney Islands - I did not know that I came from there but semi-retirement gives you time to learn all kinds of things. My Uncle Paul (Paul MacDonell Laughton, Ottawa CANADA) started the genealogy map some 20 years ago and I did not pay much attention, but now I have started to take his information to the web. If you are related to the Laughton's from Holm & Paplay in the Orkney's then you may want to look at our genealogy and other information on our new web site:

I have found some specific e-mails from long lost relatives as far away as Australia, so I will contact you directly.

Also, if you follow this chain to George Van Wyck Laughton, M.C. and all that follow, then you may wish to visit the separate site on his exploits in the Battle of Arass (Vimy Ridge) found at:

Please reply to my e-mail address at or as I am on my wife's computer at this moment.

Richard Van Wyck Laughton
Milton Ontario CANADA

Richard Laughton <>
Milton, Ontario Canada - Monday, April 05, 2004 at 17:45:33 (EDT)

I have always wanted to trace my family back, I come from George Wesley Laughton, He was my great grandfather I know he was born in 1887 but I don't know where my grandfather never told me. My roots are from northern Minnesota as far as how we got there I don't know.....If anyone can help me on how to start to trace this back it would be great. is my e-mail feel free to drop me a line if you have info.....Thanks

Robert Laughton <>
Inver Grove Heights, MN USA - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 14:57:04 (EST)

Originate from Plymouth, England, Born 1954. Message for Garth Laughton of Germany. Brother is Roger who may be Garth's father

Kevin Laughton <>
Plymouth, England - Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 18:17:58 (EST)

It would appear that we are the targets of fraudsters. I am by profession a fraud investigator and have recently received an e-mail from a KABIRU MUSA claiming to be a solicitor representing deceased family offering $ 10,5M for some stupid scheme. Ignore these idiots! There is no such thing as a quick buck, and if it sounds to good to be true. It is! Thank you

Carrington Laughton <>
Johannesburg, South Africa - Friday, March 05, 2004 at 17:56:19 (EST)

My family has traced our ancestors back to Robert Laughton born 1513 in Leicester, Leicester, England. Wife name unknown but indicated that she was born 1519 in Leicester. They were married 1540 in Leicester. Thomas Laughton, son, was born between 1541-1544 in Charlton Kings, Gloucester, England. Does anyone have further info as to Robert and his wife? Thanks

Edwina Laughton Hardy <>
Rumford, ME USA - Monday, February 23, 2004 at 19:04:09 (EST)

The pieces are beginning to fall into place. My father, Charles Malcolm Laughton, and his two Sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, died before I became interested in putting together a family history so I had to start from scratch.

Grandfather, Malcolm Laughton b September 18, 1866 Ontario. He was a Customs Agent for Canada and also a Census taker. He took his family to California after his retirement from in the hopes that the climate would be easier on my grandmother, Arabella Loring Laughton. She died in California and he returned to Sault Ste Marie, Canada. My father stayed behind in California.

GGrandfather, Malcolm Laughton b June 17, 1821 South Ronaldsay, Orkney. Married to Anne Liddle. Immigrated to Canada (date unknown). His siblings included
ann, Elizabeth, James, Mary, Samual and William

GGgrandfather Malcolm b July 6, 1790 Orkney Scotland

gggrandfather William Laughton. I do not have any information on him

Bruce Laughton <>
Bloomington, MN USA - Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 10:49:07 (EST)

Oops, my mistake........look like it was on this web site I saw Mike Laughton. I scrolled down further down and saw my posted from years ago.

Deborah Morrison <>
Baltimore, MD USA - Monday, January 19, 2004 at 19:28:21 (EST)

Hi all! I am related to Mike Laughton, he's posted on this
board. I found Mike on the internet. For many years, my family has heard of him, but knew nothing. Then, one day I saw a Laughton family tree site he posted on ( not this one) and we've been contact ever since. So, those who are looking for lost relatives, I hope you find them as I found Mike. Walter P. Laughton, SR. was my grandfather.
Grandfather was born 1900, not sure where, but died at age 83 in West River, MD. He was in WWI, was told he lied about his age to get in. Worked as a postal worker. One of his favorite things was cake icing on bread. Sorry, I don't know much about his family, he didn't like to talk much about his family....probably issues that weren't resolved. When I was younger, I thought I was adopted. My mom took one look at my feet and said 'yep, you're one of us!' Big gap between the big toe and the other toes, she said that was a Laughton trait. Not sure if she was pulling my chain there. Be glad to here any of you!!!!

Deborah Morrison <>
Baltimore, MD USA - Monday, January 19, 2004 at 19:20:09 (EST)

I was just wonderin if anyone had info about my grandfather, Walter Laughton. I think he decends from Lincolnshire area of UK, later moved to Mansfield are of Nottinghamshire.

Kathryn Laughton <>
Uk - Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 06:55:01 (EST)

I am one of a few Laughton's in South Africa, we also have several immediate members of family in the UK. I have recently added a member to the family, namely Hannah, now aged 15 months. My mother, Beulah, has traced the family history back to the 1100's. Should anyone be interested please contact me.

Carrington Laughton <>
Johanneburg, South Africa - Friday, January 09, 2004 at 00:40:25 (EST)

well i dont know about my family but i know that the family laughton is starting up in germany . because i have three boys so that is a start in germany

garth laughton <garthison>
berlin, germany - Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 14:25:37 (EST)

well i dont know about my family but i knw that the family laughton is starting up in germany . because i have three boys so that is a start in germany

garth laughton <garthison>
berlin, germany - Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 14:23:53 (EST)

My great grandmother was Ida Laughton, born Derbyshire around 1898. Sister of Muriel, said to be cousin of Charles Laughton the actor. She married and became Ida Bloor and moved to Doncaster.Died c.1995.I'd love to hear from anyone who thinks we may be related. I'll check the site for messages.Cheers.

Michelle Morgan
Doncaster, UK - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 04:20:15 (EST)

Hi Every body,
Some time ago a Janet L Laughton posted an enquiry regarding John Laughton and Mary Coult, who married in 1770, and their children. If you are out there please contact me, we may be from the same line.

Philip Laughton <>
Doncaster, UK - Tuesday, November 25, 2003 at 11:49:15 (EST)

Any info on: my dad, Rick, worked at a club near Reno, Nevada, circa 1940 - 1950, called Laughton's Hot Springs. Thanks.

gloria benedetti <>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 17:35:35 (EST)

I have some newspaper articles from the eary 1900s regarding a Mrs Laughton living at Renhold.

John Wainwright <>
USA - Friday, November 14, 2003 at 23:42:53 (EST)

Hello fellow family members.I am the son of Ronald Laughton Sr.and Ella Wintle.I am also the brother of Rachel,Rae-Shawna, and Rhonda Laughton.It's great to see all of these Laughton family members.Feel free to e-mail me.I don't know much of our history, But together we can hopefully all find the answers to the questions we have. Much love from this end.

Ronald G Laughton jr. <>
dexter, ME USA - Sunday, October 05, 2003 at 23:37:18 (EDT)

Anyone got anything on Sewell Laughton, who apparently married Mariah Parrish (maybe Parish) in the 1830s, and (i think) settled in Minnesota? I think I might be the offshoot of a prior marriage/relationship, as my gggrandfather was born about 1824. Sewell was born in the late 1790s. Any answer: email me directly. Thanks.

Greg Laughton <>
Fonthill,, ON Canada - Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 15:09:01 (EDT)

I don´t know many things about the family Lauton, but my family´s mother has this name. My grandmother told us a story about a little boy maybe named Charles Laughton that came to Brazil by boat. If someone know others things about Lauton´s (or Laughton)family in South America please send me a e-mail. Thanks

Abgail <>
Hortolândia, SP Brasil - Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at 16:40:14 (EDT)

Looking fot Laughton's that may have come to Mainr from Canada. John and William

Joan Laughton <>
York, Me USA - Monday, September 15, 2003 at 04:48:41 (EDT)

Stumbled across this site by accident and found it extremely interesting.

I can only go back as far as my grandfather. My father, Geoffrey was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK in 1929 and his father, Frank, somewhere in Derbyshire in 1903. Any further info on my line would be gratefully received.

Cheers to all Laughtons everywhere.

Tim Laughton

Tim Laughton <>
Kidderminster, UK - Saturday, August 09, 2003 at 18:32:54 (EDT)

Wow, There sure is a lot of you isn't there.
I'm from new zealand and over here, Laughton is a very uncommon name so as you can imagine it's very surprising to type laughton into the search engine and find a whole lot more Laughtons.
If you have any information about us Laughtons, i would really appreciate it if you could e-mail me i find it really interesting.

Christina <>
-, - New Zealand - Friday, July 04, 2003 at 00:02:22 (EDT)

Just touching base again with updated e-mail and contact info. Submitted pictures of Laughton-en-le-Morthen couple of years back. Originally, Orkney branch of the Laughton Clan.

George Laughton <>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 21:00:04 (EDT)

Hi There,
With so many Laughton researchers about can someone help with information on BARBARA LAUGHTON born c.1852 in Scotland.By 1877 she had moved to Linskill Street in North Shields, Northumberland. She married William Scott at the Presbyterian Church in Tynemouth on 6th January 1877. She was a widow by 1891 when she was a Grocer/Confectioner working on her own account in North King Street, Tynemouth. Her father was SAMUEL LAUGHTON, a Tailor. He was probably born in Scotland between 1820 and 1834. Barbara and William had a son WILLIAM LAUGHTON SCOTT, b.15th June 1879 in Tynemouth.

Charles Scott <>
Ledbury, England - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 02:10:12 (EDT)

Trying to contact Kerrie Laughton but email address must have changed. I have information on William Laughton and Elizabeth Brodie from Orkney and David Laughton who immigrated to Australia in 1883.

Margaret Reynolds <les&>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 06:30:57 (EDT)

Great site which I can't believe I just stumbled on. My father is James Laughton son of Andrew Laughton, grandson I am fairly sure of Andrew Laughton and Mary Cheyne Spence Mouat, Lerwick, Shetland Island. To Margaret Reynolds - I guess that means we are related although I would have to check on the lineage. Feel free to contact me as my father does have some information.

Hayley Laughton <>
Dunedin, New Zealand - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 21:33:56 (EDT)

Hi Laughtons!
I didn't know there were so many of us. My name is Christina and I'm 12 years old and unlike most of you from New Zealand! It's amazing to see all of the Laughton's there are in the U.S.A. I live in a little town down here in NZ with my brothers and parents,apart from my fathers siblings and my grandparents, there is a very very very small number of Laughtons here, so we're trying to keep the name going, Everybody says What an unusaul and rare name an d where does that come from? I don't konow! Does anybody know any information about us laughtons so i can give them an answer!!!!!!

Christina Laughton <>
NZ - Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 03:38:12 (EDT)

Wow this site is cool, i never knew there were so meny Laughtons out there. There is a few of us up here in Canada but not to meny in my area near London ON. Canada

Josh Laughton <joshlaughton>
Appin, on Canada - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 14:36:26 (EST)

Hello my name is Amber Laughton And My fathers name is Scott Laughton. He is 47 and his Fathers name is James Laughton. His Mothers name is Deanna Laughton. I know that my Dad's dad was in the Army and was in the Vietnam War. I don't know the actual family tree Because I'm only 14 and I live a ways away from my Grandma (Deanna) who lives in Ohio. My Grandfather(James Laughton) died of Agen Orange.I hope this information helps you to find out some information.

Amber Laughton <>
Kittery, Me USA - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 12:32:49 (EST)

My father is Arthur, his father was James, his grandfather,John was born in England. John was the son of William and Jarre Laughton born at Epworth in Lincolnshire, rth,Lincolnshire,England rth,Lincolnshire,England on Dec, 12, 1842. Married Sarah Ann Clark ar Thorn in Yorkshire, England. Immigrated to this country in 1869. Descendants still reside in south central Il

Jeff Laughton <>
Clay City , Illinois USA - Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 13:36:52 (EST)

My father is Arthur, his father was James, his grandfather,John was born in England. John was the son of William and Jarre Laughton born at Epworth in Lincolnshire, rth,Lincolnshire,England rth,Lincolnshire,England on Dec, 12, 1842. Married Sarah Ann Clark ar Thorn in Yorkshire, England. Immigrated to this country in 1869. Descendants still reside in south central Il

Jeff Laughton <>
Clay City , Illinois USA - Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 13:36:47 (EST)

Hi.. my dad's name is Scott Allen Laughton. I'm not sure where he came from but his dad was in the Army or Navy.. I'm not sure.

Kristal Laughton <>
ME USA - Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 10:27:26 (EST)

All i know is that my family originated in York, England, near a lake. One of my ancestors name was John of Laughton. If anyone has any information about the Laughtons originating in York, please feel free to contact me.
Many Thanks

Megan Laughton <>
Adelaide, SA Australia - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 00:02:43 (EST)

I a researching Francis and Matilda Laughton who came from Wheeling, West Virginia to Gunnison, Colorado. Matilda died in 1883.

Kathy <>
USA - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 17:09:50 (EST)

The only info I have is my great-great grandmother Charlotte Laughton born in England May 1853. Family owned cotton mills. Looking for further info or connections.

Karen <>
Victoria, Canada - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 01:53:45 (EST)

I never knew there were so many of us Laughtons. I was surprised when I discovered one in N.C. and shocked when I discovered this webb.

Charles F.Laughton <>
Hollywood, Fl USA - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 21:26:11 (EST)

My brother, Norm Laughton, Sun City, AZ, wrote some time ago--I was liivng in Cupertino, CA at the time--now in Huntington Beach. I have a husband, Dennis, and a son, Kevin Laughton Cunningham. My parents were Herbert and Gladys Nichols Laughton--I had 7 brothers and one sister. Our grandparents came from the Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Dorothy Laughton Cunningham <>
Huntington Beach, CA USA - Monday, November 04, 2002 at 03:44:04 (EST)

Hi! Mike Laughton here, born and raised in the Washington, DC & Maryland area. I've researched my family tree for some time and have the folling info to offer. If you can tie your family into this, please contact me.

My father is Harry R Laughton, in Maryland

My grandfather was Harry R Laughton, of Mt Ranier, MD. He was the oldest of 5 boys (Harry, Arthur, Walter, Leroy, and Forrest) and 2 girls (Flora and Fannie)

My great grandfather was Edward Forrest Laughton. He lived in Mt Ranier, MD. Edward was married to Ida Estelle Marsh. Edward a brother Walter Judson Laughton, who lived in NJ. Walter married a Maggie Bornheimer and had 3 kids: John B. Laughton, Catherine Laughton, and Addie Laughton.

My gg grandfather was Lyman Judson Laughton, of Ricnmond, VA, and after the civil war, in NJ. He was a Confederate soldier in the 12th Virginia Infantry along with his brother John Edward Laughton, JR. There were other brothers and sisters in this family, to include Eliza Hercelia Laughton, James Crane Laughton, and Charles P. Laughton.

My ggg grandfather was John Edward Laughton, SR, born in NJ but moved to Richmond, VA after marrying Catherine Roberts. Catherine dies after giving birth to my gg grandad. After a while, John remarried, to a Sarah Ann Cook. All are buried in Shockoe Hill cemetary in Richmond. Only Sarah has a headstone.

My gggg grandad was James Laughton, a merchant sea captain who starts appearing in NYC harbor records about 1791. He was married to Mary Delzell. They had 4 children; Uzzarella (Nuttman), Eliza (Parkhurst), John Laughton, and Marie.

That is my family tree in a nutshell.

other e-mail addresses to reach me at

Regards and best wishes to all Laughtons

Mike Laughton <>
Newport, MN USA - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 12:44:07 (EDT)

JOHN E. LAUGHTON OF RICHMOND AND GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA was my ggg grandfather. He married my ggg grandmother, Catharine D. Roberts, in NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, in 1826. They made their home in Richmond. I am trying to trace his ancestry. If you are descended from John or either of his two wives, I may be able to help you. I am a Virginian immigrant to Florida, so don't let my address fool you. Best wishes to all of Laughton blood!

Dale G. Robinson <>
Miami, FL USA - Saturday, September 21, 2002 at 11:54:28 (EDT)

My mothers maiden name was Geraldine Mary Laughton born 1944 her father was James Alfred Laughton born about 1916 and his father was Charles Laughton born about 1878
my mother was born in Bristol England as was her father so we believe not sure about Charles
Anyone out there connected to us

Paula Waymark <>
dover, england - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 07:41:07 (EDT)

Hi all
I am amazed to see that there are so many of us out there!
Best wishes to all Laughtons!!

Tim Laughton <>
Maidstone, Kent UK - Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 18:18:53 (EDT)

Grandmother's maiden name is Laughton. Have found a link with Ruth Nelson, who I have found posted on two websites. The email address is no longer valid. Grandmother's name is Catherine Laughton. Her two sisters were Dorothy and Gertrude Laughton. Their father was Leroy Laughton. Leroy's parents were Estelle and Edward Forrest Laughton. They were from the Mt. Rainier MD area.

Catherine van Wyhe <>
Gretna, VA USA - Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 16:53:22 (EDT)

I am a Bedford Laughton and trace my ggg Thomas L, born 1851, in Renhold Beds. Unable to trace any further, and would greatly any further fascinating details

nick laughton <>
ixworth, suffolk UK - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 08:01:46 (EDT)

A few Laughton names in my family have come to mind. If they click with anyone would you please E.mail me
Thomas Laughton Sr-Thomas Laughton Jr.-James W. Laughton-Emma Hannah Walker-Happy Hestrep and Armine Walker Laughton
My family originated in Sheffield, England. Thank-You

Connie Laughton Campbell <>
Seattle, WA USA - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 21:13:57 (EDT)

My name is Beverley Jensen (nee Nixon). I am the daughter of Shirley Dawn Nixon (nee Field), who is the daughter of Florence Eva Laughton, who was the daughter of George Robert Laughton who emigrated to South Africa, from England, at the turn of the century, settling in Cape Town. George's children were Florence Eva, Frank, Stanley, Ernie and the Twins Harold and Norman. They started a business in Sea Point Cape Town called G.R. Laughton & CO. A Hardware store. I am busy researching my family tree and would appreciate it if you could make contact with me if you feel that we are of the same family and we can share information.

Beverley Jensen <>
- Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 17:43:25 (EDT)

I am looking for decendants of my father Ronald Mouat Laughton (his father Mouat Laughton). He lived in the South Island of NZ. I want to go back as far as our correct coat of arms. Please help!

Ronald Anthony <>
Auckland, NZ - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 06:26:08 (EST)

I've changed my email address. Still looking for information about my Scottish, but probably not Ornkey ancestors. My grandfather's name was Dugal Laughton, and he came to Massachusetts from Scotland, born in the late 19th or early 20th century somewhere near Glasgow. Dugal is such an odd name I thought that anyone who'd come across it might remember. I'll look at my dad's birth certificate forfor information. Feel free to contact me.

Lisa Laughton-Dupill <>
Fitchburg, Ma. USA - Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 18:13:59 (EST)

Just thought I'd leave my name here to say I've visited the site. Best wishes to all Laughtons around the world.

Frank Laughton <>
Hebburn, Tyne & Wear England - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 18:27:43 (EST)

Greetings from California's wine country. I've heard from 2 other family members - 1 in Australia and 1 in New Zealand. Am hunting for any descendents of Andrew Laughton and Isabella Craigie Laughton - married 1852 in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. They had 8 children = John (1852), James (1854), Andrew (1858), Ann (1859), David Brotchie (1861, William Matches (1963, Robert Lennie (1965), and Charles Smith (1869). My late husband was William Muir Laughton Jr. He was the grandson of William Matches. Hope to hear from someone. By the way, if you live in the western U.S. aren't you tired of your name being pronounced "Laffton"?

Mary Frances Laughton <>
Napa, CA USA - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 16:21:51 (EST)


DUFFTOWN, SCOTLAND - Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 09:57:46 (EST)

I have carreid out much research into the village of Renhold, Bedfordshire, England. Inter alia, I have made a list of all the gravestones in the churchyard of All Saints Church, Renhold. There are many Laughtons buried there and if anybody wants a copy of the MIs, just let me know and I will email them to you


Rob Gaskell

Rob Gaskell <>
Renhold, UK - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 12:35:56 (EST)

HI, I'm Stephanie My greatgrand father is Author Laughton. I have an English backgrond and all I know, if anyone can please email me and tell me more about this name and if i have anyother family members.

Stephanie Laughton <>
philadelphia, pa USA - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 17:51:40 (EST)

I am looking for decendants of Albert and Jenny Hutchins Laughton. Most are living in the Crow Wing County Minnesota area. Jenny Hutchins Laughton would be my great-great-great Aunt. They had six children, Lucy Laughton Woolsey 1877 to 1956, Georgia Evelena Laughton Stowe 1878-1968, Willis Laughton 1880 died around 1885, Edgar S. Laughton 1881-1975, George W.Laughton 1886-1987 and William Linza Laughton 1888-1959. Lucy's family moved to Idaho and WA, the rest stayed in MN - Crosby, Brainerd, Hibbing, and Remer areas.

Gretchen Carey <>
Tacoma, WA USA - Friday, February 22, 2002 at 18:50:13 (PST)

I am researching my gg grandfather, Thomas Laughton b abt 1839 in Dublin and migtated to Melbourne around 1856.
Father Nicholas Mother Lydia Mary Moran.
Brother Nicholas married to Amelia.
Thomas Laughton married Mary Anne Pierce of Longford, Tas in Aug 1868, They had two children, Thomas who moved to Queensland and Mary Lydia, my grandmother.
Thomas Laughton settled in the Gippsland Lakes area around 1875, building the Lakes Entrance Hotel and later Kalimna Hotel.He moved to Sydney in 1915 and passed away in that year. I am interested in any relatives of this branch of the Laughton family.

John Laughton Craig <jcraig@.bellcommodities,>
East Balmain, NSW Australia - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 18:54:00 (PST)

My dad is the Richard Laughton posted on this page with the email address
I am one of his triplet daughters who he was referring to.

Jennifer Laughton <>
Milton, ON CANADA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 22:24:55 (PST)

Hi I never knew there where so many of use
Just wanted to say my family originated in Irchester Northants,I moved to Finedon in the same county when i married
I have twin daughters Emma & Jessica Laughton and my wifes name is Jackie
Sadly I have no boys to Carry the name on so when my daughters marry that ends my family line in the name
But we still go on.
Laughtons not lawtons as so many spell it

Richard Laughton <>
northampton, uk - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 15:31:55 (PST)

For Amelia Campbell - we share the same ggggrandmother- Sarah Laughton daughter of Smith Laughton of Lincolnshire- I tried your e-mail but it bounced.
We are looking for LAUGHTON pre 1800

Jean Ross <>
Taumarunui, NZ - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 23:04:31 (PST)

I am a great great grandson of John Dingle Taylor, born February 25,
1845 at Devonshire England died January 5, 1917 at Glenboro Manitoba
Canada the son of Richard Taylor and Eliza Dingle and John Dingle's wife
Rebecca Laughton Shipley (my great great grandmother born 1851 Upper
Canada (Ontario today) and died early 1930's Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Her
parents were William Shipley born 1808 Yorkshire England and died December
11, 1865 at Mitchell Ontario and Hannah Laughton born 1807 Lincolnshire
England and died February 15, 1865. also at Mitchell Ontario. I have
them being April 28, 1830 at Owston, Lincolnshire England but not
definitely sure on this date or place.
I have Hannah as be christened June 13, 1807 at Ferry, Owston, Lincolnshire England. Hannah was the daughter
of James Laughton and Sarah Fisher. Does any of this history or names
connect with what you are working on? T. James (Jim) Latimer -----

T James Latimer <>
England - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 21:37:53 (PST)

Still looking for Laughton connections in the East End of London. See my web site
Barry Laughton

Barry Laughton <BarryMLaughton@.AOL.COM>
Fakenham, UK - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 00:43:24 (PST)

The Information Book has been modified. Entries are now automatically added to the book at the time you make the entry.

Paul Laughton <>
San Jose, CA USA - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 08:00:30 (PST)

Email =
Name = Pollye
Thomas Laughton married Emma Walker and Had Mary Elizabeth Laughton Nov.24, 1866 who Married Walter Hill Middleton and had
William, Harry, Albert and Pollie(Feb.9 1903) moved to Canada about 1906 ,Pollie married Dan Hamilton had Shirley and she had me. So ever heard of
any of them? There may be other brothers and sisters in each generation but these are all I know.

Email =
Name = Bob Wise
I am looking for an old high school friend. Dave Laughton lived in Los Gatos, CA and went to Leigh High School. His folks are Barry and Kay. He has a brother named Paul and a sister named Sue. They moved to Fresno in the early 70's. Any help would be appreciated. Bob Wise

Email =
Name =
hello everyone!!!!!! i thought that laughton was a rare name! i was fooled! well when i looked at this page, i was so surprised when i saw my grand father in here! that was heaps cool!!!!!!! well if you want to write to me, please do!

Email =
Name = Mike Laughton
Well, how are you all ! There is a lot of you out there. Mike Laughton born Sheffield 1951. Brother David, born N.E. Derbyshire 1954. Father. Richard Henry (Harry) 1921 (now deceased). G Father.  James.GG Father. Richard. Any of this mean anything to anyone ? Am I the nearest Laughton to be living near to Laughton-en-le Morthen, South Yorks ?  Can anyone fill me in on family tree ? (especially any good bits !!!) Hope to hear from you .    Thank you

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Name = Keith Hatton
I am searching for information concerning a Mr Laughton who was connected with (either as owner or partner)Masson Mill between Cromford and Matlock Bath in Derbyshire, England during the early part of this century. Apparently he left with his family for Manchester sometime after 1920 after a downturn in the cotton market. I am researching for a book concerning Matlock Bath between the wars and later. Apparently, Mr Laughton, who lived opposite the mill, was both a business man and a philanthropist. Any information (about his philanthropic activities mainly)would be appreciated.Many thanks.

Email =
Name = Peter Laughton of Widnes
Hi, Just another Laughton letting you all know that there is another branch in Widnes,Cheshire, who originate from Yorkshire,(posibly from Laughton en le Morthen 1800 or so)

Email =
Name = Donell Laughton
I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Born in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.  Origin of my first name comes from Colonel John MacDonell, a distant ancestor who led the second charge up Queenston Hieghts after General Brock was killed.  Didn't quite realize there were so many of us laughtons kicking about.  Anyway, regards from the Great White North.

Email =
Name = Lisa Laughton-Dupill
Today I was looking for a good place to get a Union Jack. I typed in a search for just that phrase and came up with a British American news site.
There, somewhere, I found a link for coats of arms. While looking for MacLaren, I found Laughton, my maiden name.  How delightful to be greeted with a green dragon! I've always been a big dragon fan.    Having been raised to believe my family name was Scottish, imagine my surprise to find the name may be English. The little bit of success I've had looking for the coat of arms in Scottish geneology books indicated the name means "A field for growing leeks."   My father's name is Herbert Henry Laughton, born in Massachusetts, USA in 1924, his father's name is Dugal Laughton, and he was born in either Glasgow or Edinburg, Scotland, although I do not know the year.   If I get more info from paperwork, I'll make it available.   Thanks for the British history lesson. Anybody know where I can buy a
proper Union Jack?

mail =
Name = Shelley (Combs) Trader
I am looking for an old friend, his name is Scott Allen Laughton.  Last time I had talked to him he was living in Maine.  I know his fathers name was James Laughton.  HE has brothers named James, and Dennis.  His Mother may live in Hebron Ohio, and Scott himself did as a teenager.  Also I know he was in the military ( navy).  I am looking for either an email address, or any other Info you can help me with.

Email =
Name = David Laughton-en-le Morthen
Just like to say hello to all the other laughtons out there!

Email =
Name = Anna Laughton
Another Laughton! I live in the uk, (Berkshire). Daughter of Simon and Monica, Grandaughter of Alan and Joy. I was amazed to find a site dedicated to us that like to differ in spelling. No Lawton's here! If anyone wants to get in touch....maybe a long lost relative.....then feel free. I'm kinda bored, so it'd be good to here from you!

Email =
Name = Loma Jean Laughton Lambert
My grandfather was Benjamin Franklin Laughton, born 8/17/1894, died 8/28/1967. His father was Bennie Laughton. I know that my great grandfather changed his name from Loflin to Laughton sometime between 1885 and 1894. On the 1885 Florida Census Bennie Loflin was a ward of a family named Haskell living in Portland, Florida. I know that he had one sister. Has anyone ever heard of the name of Loflin?

Email = rayc.collins@.btinternet
Name = Ray Collins
Am trying to find out information on a Euphemia Laughton Brown c21 July 1833 Stromness. Father William Brown mother Betty Esson. Possibly a Grandmother who was a Laughton. Have traced GGGGrandmother to be a Euphemia Lorton Brown born Scotland on Census and had a daughter in 1854 in E. London. From Scotsorigins only possible is above. Does anybody have a tree that shows her or if the family left the Orkneys before 1854.

mail =
Name = Robert Laughton
Hi my name is Robert Laughton I've always wanted to research my family name I Live in Minnesota I would be interested in exchanging information please feel free to e-mail me

Email =
Name = Mrs. Carl M. Vining
My husband's great-grandmother was Elizabeth Laughton, born in South Ronaldsay, Orkney, Scotland.  A great site for any Laughton relative is  which gives the International Genealogical Index for Laughton births in Orkney.  Warning, it is 70 pages.  But you could read it, if not download it.

Email =
Name = morgan laughton
hello how are u im probably not realated we just got the same last name

Email =
Name = Eddie laughton
I would like to know if there is a tartan that the Laughton's could wear, seeing as there are so many Laughtons in Scotland.Thanks.

Email =
Name = Robert E. Laughton
It was a great pleasure to know that are so many Laughton's. I am currently looking for my dad Leonard Allen Laughton.

Email =
Name = Trevor George Laughton
 I live in Cape Town, South Africa, part of the G.R Laughton clan.  My Father was Frank and Mother was Marion Bain who was born in Perth, Australia 1903.
I am married to Patricia (Pat) and we have two children, Anita and Richard. Greetings to all the Laughtons, feel free to drop me a line, I am also into computers.

Email =
Name = Ian Denness
Just found the site in passing. My paternal grandmother was Emily Laughton. She died when I was very young, so I know very little of her. I believe that she came from Lutterworth in Leicestershire, and was said to be in some way related to the actor, Charles Laughton.

Name =
I would like to inquire as to the nature of the name Laughton.  I have a English or Irish family name which was changed when we immigrated from Ireland to Canada.  The name is now Longthon but the orriginal name sounded very different.  Some in my family think the name was orriginally Leekto (spelled phoneticly) - is there connection between that name and  Laughton? Thank you for your time. Please respond.

Email =
Name = Simon Laughton
Question or comment = Love the site. I was messing about and came across it. My Aunts are currently trying to complete our family tree,
if you can help feel free to email me. We are the Laughton's of Stonesfield, oxfordshire. Our Name origin stated that "Laughton" ment "enclosed farm"
Any help would be greatly recieved. Thank you

Email =
Name = Amelia Campbell

Hello!  This is a Campbell invading the web page..
HOWEVER my great great great grandmother was a Sarah Laughton.

I'm trying to find out more about her Lincolnshire roots.  Here is all the
information I have:

THOMAS LAUGHTON (ggggg grandfather)
born: 1770
married: Elizabeth
  Margaret, b 1795, in Aby and Belleau, Lincolnshire
  Kezia, b 1797, ditto
  Smith, b 1799, ditto
  Eliza, b 1801, ditto
  Robert, b 1802, ditto
  Maria, b 1804, ditto
  Stephen, b 1807, ditto
  Mariann, b 1808, ditto
died: Lincolnshire

SMITH LAUGHTON (gggg grandfather)
born: 1799, in Aby and Belleau, Lincolnshire
married: Elizabeth King, 1819, Lincolnshire
  Alice, b 1824, Louth, Lincolnshire
  Joseph, b 1821, South Ormsby, Lincolnshire
  Sarah, b 1824, Mavis Enderby, Lincolnshire
  Anne, b 1826, ditto
  Susan, b ?
  Maria, b ?
died: Lincolnshire

The Sarah listed above is my ggg grandmother who immigrated to NZ with her
husband Francis Harrison in 1859.

Can you make a connections?
If so, I'd love to hear from you.

  Amelia Campbell
  Wellington, New Zealand

Email =
Name = Priscilla Laughton
I am a Laughton from a farming community in Southern
Illinois.  My grandfather was James Laughton and my father was John A. Laughton.  He had two brothers, Fred and Arthur. I now live in South Orange County, California.  My married name is Hutton. I was pretty amazed to find so many Laughtons listed on this website.  Are there any other Priscilla Laughtons out there?  I have a brother, TJ (Thomas James) who still lives in Illinois.  My daughter is named Esther and she changed her middle name to Laughton, just because she liked the
sound of it.  Are there any other Esthers out there?  My grandmother Laughton had records dating back to the our ancestors who came on a shipfrom England.  Otherwise, I know little about my heritage, but would loveto learn.

Email =
Name = Bruce Laughton
Hi to all Laughtons.  Found this page while surfing! My dad is Michael Laughton(ex army), his father was Eric Laughton(ex raf)married to Gertrude(both deceased). Would like to hear from possible relatives to trace family tree!

Email =
Name = Chris Laughton
Hi My name is Chris Laughton I live in Norwalk, Ct with my wife and three children. Somehow i stumbled across your website and I was shocked. We are the only family in our town with the last name Laughton. I find it pretty amazing that we have relatives in CA. Please write back when you get a chance.

Email =
Name = Crystal Beth Laughton
Wuz Up? I thought that my family of laughtons were he only ones!! I dont know where all my ansestors came from but right now we  all live in MINNESOTA. My grandpa is George Laughton, known as  shog to many indians around here because it means big as a tree I have one uncle, David laughton, 4 aunts, Sib, sylvia, cathy  elain, And my father is dale laughton. I dont know if I am related to any of you, but it would be fun to know.

Email =
Name = Robert Laughton
I am Robert Laughton Melbourne Australia Can trace back to Enderby Laughton Chemist from Wiebech England - his son John Palmer Laughton born "Berris" East Sussex or Suffolk England emigrated we think to Western Australia - Any info would be gladly received.

Email =
Name = Janet Cox
My late mothers maiden name was Jessie Laughton. she was the daughter of Horace and Sarah Laughton of Northampton England. She was the sister of James, Clifford,Kathleen and Margery. She used to tell me of the times she visited Renhold in Bedfordshire but who she visited, I am unsure. If any of these names mean anything to you please contact me.Hope that this helps.

Email =
Name = Mary Frances Laughton
Am only a Laughton by marriage but would like to find out more for my offsprings' sakes.  Late husband was William Muir Laughton, Jr. Live in Napa CA - heart of the wine country.  Would love to "correspond" with other Laughtons.

Email =
Name = Helen Brown
Does anyone have any knowledge of John Laughton, who married Elizabeth unknown in Hobart in c1827? They had one son registered. He was James Laughton, born c1826.(These date could well be inverted).

Email =
Name = Jean Adams(nee  Laughton)

Email =
Name = Michael Bryan Laughton
I want to know information on the laughton family

Hi there, I have been looking into the Laughton a bit from  time to time.  I'm in Florida, but I was born in Bangor, Maine. My father is Ronald Laughton, his father was Frank Laughton.  I know there are many of the Laughton family still in Maine but I am afraid I have completely lost touch.  I hope to visit the area soon.  I know my father is up there each summer.  I hope to make it up there for one of the Laughton reunions. It's good to learn more about my heritage.  I thank you all..

Email =
Name = Todd Walter
I am searching for the parents of Harriet O. Laughton. She married Daniel T. Boynton in late 1700's, possibly in Augusta, Kennebec Co., Maine. She died in Fort Wayne,Indiana.

Email =
Name = Emily Laughton
 Hi,I am a Laughton and have just discovered this website! It is really great to see how many other Laughton's there are, although most ofyou are in America! I wonder if we are related to any of you...

Email =
Name = Carole Laughton
Hey all the Laughton's! I was wondering how many Laughton's live in North Carolina (like me) or Virginia...My grandparents and my deceased great-grandparents live in Beaufort, NC but i live in Elizabeth City. Anyway, i'm 12 years old and just you might say! ;)

Email =
Name = Andy Laughton
Very impressive web page, I don't know if we are realated but your the closest Laughton's that I know of around here rather than my own family.  We live in Salinas, my grandfather came from Big Bear to the Salinas valley with his family.

Email =
Name = Anne Fletcher (nee Laughton)
I am amazed at the number of Laughton's around the world. My family come from Nottinghamshire, mainly Egmanton and Walesby. There aren't too many of us there that I know of. I think the homepage and information exchange is brilliant and have informed a relative of mine who lives in Canada of it.

Email =
Name = derek laughton
Hi all my name is derek laughton 40 years of age my father is alec and my grandfather was albert my dad told me that albert was charles the actors cousin, dont know if he was pulling my leg, would very interested in finding out if this is true or where I  could find any info

Email =
Name = Julia Van De Car
Hi! I've been trying to trace my roots for years, and never thought that my dad, who was registered as David Laughton Gordon-Lennox at birth, could have had a father called David Laughton, until someone suggested the possibility to me today! Does anyone know of any Scottish Laughtons in South Africa around 1920 - 1930?

Email =
Name = Anne Fletcher nee Laughton
My family originates from villages such as Egmanton, East Markham, Walesby and Eakring in north Nottinghamshire, I never knew there were so many Laughtons around the world. My sister Heather and I have been tracing our family for a number of  years and have found we have direct relatives in Vancouver, Canada. What fascinates me is the amazing number of Anne Laughtons. It would seem that a family tradition used to be to add the mothers maiden name as the middle christian name for the eldest child ie. John Gale Laughton whose mother was  Anne Gale.

Email =
Name = Christopher Alfred Laughton


I am an English Laughton born and bred, but now living down under in the
land of the 2000 Olympics.  I liked to think that I came from an enclosure,
settlement or town (Olde English - tun) where everyone laughed a lot and
was full of the joys of life (laugh-tun).

My first forays into seeking enlightenment came from a perusal of Reaney
& Wilson's 1991 edition of "A dictionary of English surnames" and Hanks
& Hodges 1995 "A dictionary of surnames".  The former gave names only,
the latter a meaning, for both LAUGHTON and LAWTON, though I was
most interested in the former and thought the two possibly unrelated.  Then
I came across Paul Laughton's website - WOW, fantastic!  In which Paul
states that "In Olde English, laughton means "town by the lake", but
without an explanation of why that is so!  Browsed the website and up
comes Alan Laughton's contribution from Corel Family Tree ver1, in
which an example is given of a Laughton family who lived in the village of
Lawton in Cheshire/Herefordshire, which as the "Dictionary of surnames"
confirms is derived from Olde English hlaw tun, meaning a settlement
 (tun) on a hill (hlaw).  So there does seem to be a connection between the
 two spellings, though the earliest quoted date is for a Philip de Lauton of
 1281.  Then Newbold's wonderful review of the village of Laughton en le
 Morthen, ( takes us back to 870 A.D. and
 again makes a possible connection between the Laughton's name and the
 Saxon for Lawton, with a fort on the top of a prominent hill next to
 Laughton Church, but no mention of a lake.  Naomi Laughton gives us a
 delightful historical walking tour map of the village in Paul Laughton's
 website, which I shall certainly go on a pilgrimage to on my next visit to
 the motherland.

So what was 'laugh-ton' derived from in Saxon times?  My dictionary
 enquiries gave under the Laughton entry (Reaney & Wilson, 1991), the
 names William de Lactone 1185 (Templars); Walter de Laughton 1327;
 Thomas Laughton 1541; and others, the first two showing the change from
 Olde English of the Anglo-Saxons to Middle English influenced by
 Norman French.  Hanks & Hodges (1995) state that Laughton is a
 habitation name derived from Olde English leac (leek) and tun
 (enclosure).  The compound word was used in the extended sense of a herb
 garden and later a kitchen garden.  "Laughton near Folkingham in
 Lincolnshire, however, was probably named as loc-tun enclosed farm".
 Olde English loc meaning a lock or fastening.  Are these speculations or
 with Paul's 'town by the lake' do they have real justification?  And what
 about all those other variant spellings given to us by Alan from the Corel
 Family - Loton, Lorton, Lotton, Loughmane, Loughton, Lawtons,
 Laughton, Lowton, Lawton, Loughmant, Loughmend, Loughman,
 Loughmand, Loughment, Loughmyn, Loughmen, Loughmint, Loughmynd
 and Loughmind?

Email =
Name = Christopher Alfred Laughton
Fantastic.  What a great contribution to understanding the family, and the interest there is in our roots.  I'm down under in Aussie, soaking up the Olympic Games right now, which brings the world family together in peace and harmony.  But I was  born in England.  My brother still resides there and is researching
our stream of the family. My own interest wandered into the origin(s) of the name and I came up with a different version again in the 'Dictionary of English
surnames' combined with the 'Dictionary of surnames'. The former under the heading 'Laughton' gave names only starting with William de Lactone (Templars, 1185) followed by Walter de Laughton (1347); and others of more recent vintage.  That could very well agree with your interpretation of the name as Town by the lake, but  in the second dictionary it gave an explanation from the Olde English from 'tun' meaning enclosure, settlement and now town plus 'leac' meaning the vegetable 'leek', hence a vegetable garden.  Must say I prefer the lake idea.  I can accept Lawton as from Olde English hlaw = hill and tun = town, very sensible place to locate a settlement, and I certainly prefer a lake to a vegetable! Love to get your comments on the latter, as I am giving another talk on the subject at the next Toastmasters International Speech Competition - quite light hearted, but also inspirational! Keep up the great work. Chris L

Email =
Name = William.C.(Bill) Currier
Grew up with the Laughton family in the Midwood street and Gerrard st area of Simms Cross, played "tick and pass"   on a Sunday afternoon with all the lads from Midwood street- Travis St and Gerrard st, we loved to get the Laughtons on our side my nephew Andrew Currier played for Widnes, his father, HARRY or Aj  as he was known played fullback for St Helens. Once a Simms Cross Lad, always a Simms Cross LadI believ that the old stomping grounds are now knocked down; but they cant knock down the Memories....... Bill

Email =
Name = Laughton
David, brother, Michael, Father, Arthur Felix, Mother sylvia Patricia,Paternal grandparents William and ? Essex and london family origins, grandfater William possibly adopted. I am david born 1952 just starting on this journey, any info please

Email =
Name = Frank Laughton
Greetings all Laughtons My name is Frank Laughton, born in London , England in 1950 HOWEVER I know that my surname was changed to Laughton only a generation before so there you go!

Email =
Name = Brendon Laughton
Hello Laughton's. I'm just starting out on my search and would love any information on my Grandfather Eric Laughton who lived in Owaka or Motueaka in the South Island of New Zealand.  Any information on Laughtons entering New Zealand would be great. I live in Christchurch, New Zealand and would love to hear from anyone who could help.

Email = tony,
Name = kim laughton
my dad is edward laughton from grandad is wilfred laughton..his dad is george dunk laughton married to eliza laughton

Email =
Name = Brooke Laughton
Hello~ My name is Brooke Laughton.  I live in Salinas, CA.  I was just wondering if I was one of the Laughtons that you are apart of?  My dad is Bill Laughton and my grandfather is  George Laughton.  If this sounds familiar let me know. Thanks, Brooke

Email =
Name = Kerrie Laughton
Seeking any information on William Laughton born c1825 Scotland married Elizabeth Brodie 1849 in Orkney Scotland. Also David Laughton who migrated to Australia before 1886.

Email =
Name = John Wainwright
Trying to find information on Sgt George Laughton, 7th Beds Regiment. He was killed on 1 July 1916 leading his men in to action. He was son of Edwin and Fanny Laughton of 1 King Edward Road, Goldington, Bedford, England. Any family out there? I have info that may be of interest. You may be able to help me with info for a book. Thanks. John.

Email =
Name = Eileen Laughton Smith
Attention all with Orkney Islands ancestors!!!! Have you clicked on to "" ?   If not, try it - you click onto the Laughton name and you will have hundreds of Laughton names, dates and locations.  Rather than use valuable Internet time, I copied to disc and browsed at my leisure.  If you have success in what you are seeking, I would be pleased to hear about it. Good luck!

Email =
Name = Eileen Laughton Smith
Dear Paul, Have just been browsing the pages and am amazed to see the growing number of laughtons 'popping up! My message is also posted there,
thankyou.  However, as it is all so interesting, it would be just great if each person could type in (preferably bold letters), where he/she is living - some have done this, but others it is not possible to tell just from the e-mail address.  It just makes it more interesting to know the town and country the notice is from.  I think it is a good idea to keep checking this site, as if there isn't a family link today, there could be, tomorrow. Someone asked if the name had ever been mispronounced -
frequently and often is my answer!   "Laffton" or "Larffton" is the most frequent I've had, and I have also found my Orkney ancestor's marriage record in Wales was spelt "Loughton". I think a lot depended upon how well educated the clerks were who filled in the forms. Anyway, the site fulfills a great need for all of us who thought we had an unusual name! ..Wonder what I'll get if I type "Smith" in my search engine?  (probably a headache!)

Email =
Name = Colin Laughton
Any Laughtons with Holm, Orkney connnections, please get in touch.

Email =
Name = Barry Laughton
Greetings to all Laughtons I am Barry Laughton, living in Norfolk UK. The farthest that I know of my family tree is my gggrandfather John Laughton m. Eliza Wade daughter of General Wade (General being a name rather than a title). My ggrandfather was named John General b. in Poplar London UK 1856. He married Sarah
Madden. They had a number of children one named John General m. Emily Maud Buck, believed to have emigrated to Australia Also believe that a member
of the family went to New Zealand, that's about enough for now.                        Barry Laughton

Email =
Name = Glen Laughton

Question or comment = Hi All!  I have a previous message listed back a few years ago and thought I'd  list my updated address.  I've relocated from Seattle, WA own to Walnut Creek, California and am enjoying the sunshine.  I am into computers and have worn several hats in Information Technology including being a manager.  I recently accepted a position as a  technical trainer and am looking forward to this change of pace.  Contact me if you'll be in the San Francisco Bay area.  Thanks.

Glen Matthew Laughton son of Edward Ben Laughton son of Ben Edward Laughton son of Herbert "Pappy" Laughton

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Name = Jesse Laughton
Hi my name is Jesse I am 9 years old. The city I live in is hamilton. The country I live in is New Zealand.

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Name = Russell Laughton

Hi all,  was scanning through previous e-mails and didn't come across any obvious connections to my Grandfather - Magnus James Laughton, from Lerwick hetland Islands. He and his wife moved to New Zealand where I live currently. Any connection ?

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Name = Karen (nee) Laughton

Wow, Look at all these Laughtons! I'm currently living in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. My immediate family lives in Mississauga and Etobicoke, Ontario. Our ancestors came from Great Britian.

Email = David Laughton <>
Name = David Laughton

A Laughton adventure

Hi, Paul! I wanted to let you know that I named my company WILMO and secured the domain name WILMO.NET (it was about the last 5-letter combination
available). There's nothing very interesting at yet.

I still own LAUGHTON.ORG and will probably use it for personal stuff, sort of an evil twin to your page, but I haven't actually activated the domain
yet. For now I'm still putting all my fun pages on my old ISP site - - and I've posted a full report on my recent adventures in Africa.  Most of my time there was devoted to business, and I purposely omitted a lot of information that is inappropriate to this personal page; however, you may want to know what some of the abreviations mean:

KLI:  Kenya Leadership Institute
ICEG:  International Council for Economic Growth
ASEGRA:  a non-Laughton family; anything marked "for ASEGRA only" will have no meaning to people outside the ASEGRA circle.

Feel free to tell other Laughtons about the page if you find it amusing.


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Name = Colleen MacCabe

I am trying to establish the existence of one Frank Laughton, circa 1875, in the State of Pennsylvania.  I have found a John Laughton in the Beaver County tax records, but everything seems to end there. Can someone help?

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Name = Eileen Laughton Smith

Good site - do you have any information on the Laughtons of Scotland, i.e. the Orkney Islands?  This is where my great-great-grandfather John was born in 1793.  He was a master mariner and came to Australia in early 1800's.  There was also a son of his, Thomas, who joined the Hudson Bay Co. in the later 1800s, and was never heard from again. I live in Nowra, NSW, Austrlia, but was born in Tasmania where Capt. John Laughton settled.  I like cats, too - I have 3 - Wispa, a chinchilla aged 16, Whitey a silver-grey tabby, and his sister, Blackie - both shorthairs and all very spoiled!

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Name = John Laughton
Question or comment = Hi, This is John Laughton (Uncle of Simon in an earlier message). I was born in Sheffield and my brother Dave have done a lot of family tree stuff. I moved to California in 1985 and live in Pleasanton, CA I am amazed to see how may Laughton's there are ! John

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Name = Tim Laughton

Hi to all Laughtons! I never realised that there are so many Laughtons out there.

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Name = Constance Laughton Campbell

I have had more fun reading about all the Laughtons on the Laughton homepage.I never knew there were so many of them.  My family originated in Shefield, England.  I hope to correspond with some of them. Connie Campbell, Seattle, Washington

Am seeking information on a James Willy Laughton born 1881 in Sheffield,Eng. Also, Thomas Harry Laughton his brother. Thank you for your help.

I am trying to find Laughtons who lived in Pennsyvania or Massachusetts in the 1800's.  Please help!

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Name = Marc Laughton
Hello fellow laughtons!  I was wondering if any one out there had any info on John E. Laughton Jr., who served in the civil war as a Richmond Gray.  Oh, and by the way this web-site is great!

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Name = Richard Laughton

Hi , Just had to check out your Web-Site , you all having a great name like  "Laughton" !!! ,not that many in England,  Best Wishes to all, Rick Laughton.

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Name = James E Pennington

Dear Laughton family,   I jus thought I'd write as I live in a village called Laughton en-le morthen, which you have mentioned on your excellent website. I was just   browsing the web, looking for information about the actor Charles Laughton, when I found your website and was pleased to see a link with  the village in which I have always lived. When I noticed where you lived, and that you had some interest in my village it felt good and unusual at the same time. I wondered if you have any history in my village? I know that many of the Pilgrim Fathers originate from nearby!? Anyway, if there is anything more you would like to know about my village, ease let me know and I will be pleased to help.Yours sincerely, James

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Name = Kevin Lindsay Laughton

Born at Orange N.S.W. Australia on 18th Oct 1937 Son of Karl Maxwell Laughton born Cathundral N.S.W. 31 Aug 1907 Karls father, Willis Laughton born 25 Dec 1873 Wisemans ferry N.S.W. His father was Elijah Laughton born Hawkesbury River 10 oct 1848 . His father John (ships carpenter) left the Orkney Islands Scotland in the "Stirling Castle" in 1835 arrived Sydney 1836.Jumped Ship. Ship returning to England wrecked on Frazer Island off Queensland most lost. His father Peter laughton Lived at Stromness (m) Charlotte Brown . More info available

Hello all you Laughtons! I live in Orange New South Wales Australia and my Great Grandfather John Laughton 30/1/1815 came to
Australia from the Orkney Islands on the "Stirling Castle" in 1835 as a ships carpenter. He arrived in Sydney in 1836, jumped ship and lived at "Laughtondale" near wisemans ferry. His fathers name was Peter and his mothers name was Isabella brown. I would like to go back from there , could someone out there help  ?? Thank you, Kevin Laughton 3 times Australian and 25 times N.S.W.and present Flycasting Champion of Champions.

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Name = matthew laughton

hello all laughtons.

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Name = Greg Laughton

Re Laughton in Sussex, the village: There are no Laughtons in Laughton, haven't been for years. (parish priest). Re family: Has anyone got a Sewell Laughton (Spellings vary hugely) who married Mariah Parish? In about 1836 or so? Not sure I remember right, but I think they settled in Ohio or somewhere out there. I think I may be descended from his first marriage, and would like to compare notes. One of their children was David. (IGI resources.) help?

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Name = Syd & Anna Marie Laughton

 I am new to the web, and just visited your page.

3/23/00 message from Mike Laughton forwarded from "Peter" who seems to be Helen Ward. I am trying to get some more information.

Hi, I am writing from a village in Sussex England called Laughton. The village is celebrating the millennium by trying to contact other towns and
villages with the same name. I was wondering whether, in your search for your ancestors, any information about Laughton- towns or villages came to
light? The village is celebrating its history by producing a book of all the people who now live in the village as well as by enacting the funeral
of one of the first ministers of England ( what is now a Prime minister). Two of the first ministers from the 1700's are buried in the graveyard of
the village church. One of these - a Pelham- was instrumental in bringing the Gregorian Calendar into everyday usage in Britain. If you have any
information about Laughton, the village would be fascinated. We think that there must be many other Laughtons and would like to link up with as many
as possible. Thanking you in anticipation. Hellen Ward

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Name = Edward Laughton

Hi,My name is Edward Laughton only son of Albert Edward Laughton. Dad grew up in Barnsly, but family roots come from Larne in Northern Ierland. i am trying to trace my family. please e-mail if you have any leads.  Many Thanks

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Name = Alan Laughton

I found the following in the genealogy program Corel Family Tree ver1. Its no longer published or supported so you might be able to put it on your
page. Their meaning of Laughton is a bit different than what is quoted on your page. Anyhow, it makes interesting reading. Regards, Alan Laughton

The information supplied by Alan can be found  here .

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Name = Barry Laughton
I have a record of my great grandfather born in the East End of London in 1856. He was married to Sarah Madden. My g.grandfather was christened John General. The name General was derived from his grandfather who was called General Wade, his daughter being Eliza. The Christian name of General was carried on for a little while. Please e-mail with any queries or if you have any info. to share.      Barry Laughton

Email = jflaughton!
Name = John Ferguson Laughton

Wow, and I have trouble keeping in touch with my lone sister. Now what am I gonna do?? Greetings from the Heart of Dixie. Spanish Fort,
Alabama. Wife: Judith, Sons: Alexander and Noah; Daughters: May and Amelia. My father was John Unsworth Laughton (Liverpool) Mother was Frances Pauline Ferguson Laughton (NY).

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Name = Michael Laughton

I was just looking to find more on the Laughton's past generation. If you or anyone know info. on the Laughton's past generation I would like to hear form you.  I live in California and im 16 years old. Thanks Michael Laughton

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Name = Vincent Laughton
Hi. I'm a laughton too. I just came across this address so I'm asking you to email if anything comes up thanks.

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Name = Karen Palmer
hi,I also have Charles Howes and Ann Laughton from Stonesfield.Charles.c.1829,Hannah.c.1831,James.c.1833.Do you think that Thomas Howes.c.1850, and Jane Howes.c.1852,in stonesfield.Whose parents were Charles Howes and Ann ? are related??

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Name = Paul Newbold
My South Yorks, UK, website features the village of Laughton en le Morthen with a few Dec 1999 photos on  Regards PN

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Name = Tim Laughton

Hi All. My grand father, David Laughton, born in county Cork Ireland in the late 1800's, believed to have emigrated to the UK when aproximately 5 years
old, married and had four children, David, John, Eileen and James.  Can anyone add to this information as i would like to find out more about him?
Also i would like to contact any Laughton's living in or around Olando, Florida, USA.  Feel free to e-mail me.

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Name = Sharlene Helga Laughton

I came across this page when I checking out domaine names. I know virtually nothing about the Laughton side of my family. My father's name was George Laughton. He was born in 1910 in Yuma, Arizona. He and my mother separated when I was very young (at the beginnig of World War II). Presumably, he had a very large family ... so, I probably have many cousins out there. Also, I have a Laughton half brother somewhere. My sister's name is Dolores Laughton ahmasebbi. If anyone knows about the cousins or half brother I'd like to hear.

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Name = Allen & Sheila French

Isn't high tech wonderful.  My grandfather's name was John Laughton who emigrated from the Orkney Islands at the turn of the last century, settling in Fort William (now Thunder Bay) Ontario.  He had two sons, Bill Laughton who moved to the Los Angeles area in the 1950's, and John Carrel who still lives in Thunder Bay.  John was adopted as an infant; hence the name Carrel. My Uncle Bill's widow Alexina Laughton still lives in California.  Since they had two daughters, Alexina is the only one left with the Orkney Laughton name in North America. John Laughton, my grandfather, came from a farm in Orkney called East'rbist'r.  We have
documents showing that the farm was worked by a gent named "John Lauchtane" in the mid 1400's.  The Laughtons still work the same farm today. We still stay in touch and visit, and I will pass them the address of this website. We might be related, but as likely the similarity in the name could be the result of some medieval monkish monkeying.  If you know of any connection I'd be pleased to hear. Cheers Al French 

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Name = Mike Laughton

Marc Laughton, who recently left a message on this page, is a cousin of mine. If he sees this, please e-mail me.

Hi Paul, I'm getting a lot closer to completing ( is it ever complete!?!?!) my family tree. And while looking around I found this Laughton site in
Australia. They are not related to me, well I dont thinks so a this stage. The site is at  and will not open in
Netscape, only IE. See'ya Alan

Email =
Name = Grant John Laughton
Question or comment = Hi, I'm a Laughton living in Killamarsh near Sheffield,England I have two sons, Jake & Harry Laughton (6 & 3yrs old) I have traced my line back to a Jonathon Laughton. Jonathon was married in Nottinghamshire in November 1820. If anyone knows any info on him please e-mail me. Another one for the worldwide family !!

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Name = Elisabeth Laughton

Just having been returned to the Laughton family fold, I have always yearned to know where I came from. Messing around on the computer one day I typed in the name of the church where all my ancestors are buried, hoping to have a look at a picture of it; and I found this page. I now know that I am related to hell of alot of you and infact "that church" is the one in Laughton-le-Morth! My blood is part of the really old line of Laughton's hailing from North Yorkshire. Somewhere
along the line, some of my forebearers ended up in South Africa (not sure how, haven't got that far yet).And my Grand-parents emmigrated back to London uk, where my Mother was born in 1959. My Grandmother is also ELizabeth,I don't know my Grandfathers name, but I have a feeling its James..hmmm. So hello family all over England & south Africa, I will see you all very soon....!

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Name = Elisabeth Charlotte Anne Laughton
I belong to the Laughton's of Yorkshire.There is a Laughton Church there where all my relatives are buried.I wonder If I am related to any of you?
I belong to the Laughton's of Yorkshire. My mother is Fiona & I am Grand daughter to Elisabeth - born in South Africa......

Email = Hicasso (?)
Name = Marc Laughton

My dads name is Geoffrey Laughton.  He's the grandson of William Miller Laughton and the great grandson of Hunter Hackett Laughton, of Wasington D.C. and Lurray, VA, respectively.  These Laughtons have been in California since 1936.  I am the youngest and, currently, the last male from our family's line.  I hope someday to have a son to carry the name on.  My grand-uncle, William Laughton, Jr. also lives in Quincy, MA.

Email =
Name = Greg Laughton

Anyone got a Laughton male who is the right age to have fathered a son in 1824, either in Leeds County, Canada West, or somewhere in the northern US? He may have been married to ANNE L. who, in turn, may have been born in Scotland (Orkneys???) in 1795. Responses to the e-mail address would be very welcome.

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Name = robert bruce laughton

hey fellow laughtons,i once heard we came from drunken shipwrecked viking hillbillies.whats up with that. the laughton clan.thunder bay ont

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Name = Tim Laughton
 Hi to all Laughtons. My name is Tim Laughton and I live in Faversham Kent England. My tribe originated in Ireland and crossed the water a couple of
generations ago and spread out across London and the south east of England. Its great to see so many Laughton's represented on the net.

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Name = Laughton McCree

Of course I was interested in any history of the name "Laughton".

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Name = Lacy Laughton

I was just wondering about my father?  His father married a Nelson woman and had my dad.  They broke up.  In 1994 my dad died .  His name was David Michael Laughton.  Born in 1950.  If you have any information on any of these men please comtact me.  It would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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Name = Jean Patricia Laughton

Laughton by marriage - my ex-husband's family live in South Lincolnshire. I live in the village of Laughton in North Lincolnshire UK, between Scunthorpe and Gainsborough. I have been the headteacher of the village school for just over three years. This village is very old, with mentions in the Domesday book and evidence of life from Neolithic times. I am part of a group which is interested in looking for links with any families that have lived in the village. So far we have contacts in Canada and Australia as well as in the UK. Hope to hear more about Laughtons worldwide.

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Name = Nettie Marson

I was looking up Alan Laughton who lives in Victoria, Australia and ended up in your page instead.  I love your information on your family
tree.  I don't know if you are in any way connected to the Laughtons over here maybe you would like to find out.  email Take care.  greetings from an aussie.

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Name = Tim Laughton

I was surprised and amazed to find this site!  It's great to see so many Laughton's represented on the net.   My family originate from Ireland and are spread out in London and the south east of England. Why not e-mail me if your descendants originated in Ireland too, we might be related!!!

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Name = Anne DeJohn
Thank you for this wonderful site,my mother is a Laughton of  Crosby Minnesota,now residing in Montana. We have just recently started to trace our family history and have hit some very large road blocks,but we will keep trying. Thanks again. Anne

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Name = Christopher Laughton

Hello to all you Laughtons from a London based Laughton. I have a family tree which goes back to 1481 and the Bailiff of Worcester. Please contact me if you are interested in it. I am a 34 year old designer interested in meeting all of you but especially hearing from other creatives. I'll give more info about my family once I see this on the site. My last e-mail hasn't appeared. (My apologies. I have been very slow at updating the site in the last few months. - Paul)

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Name = Michael George Laughton

Absolutely fantastic! A big round of applause to the person who set up this site! I'm stunned. I didn't think there were many Laughton's at all ... suddenly ... Laughtons all over the world! Brilliant! I am 25 and I live in Blackpool, England! I would like to know more about my family history and I am happy to speak to anyone who wishes to speak to me, only I don't really know much but hey! Who Does? Laughton Internet site - What ever next? The Laughton Chat room!? The Great Laughton Convention! Now that would be something! Just to go off on a slight tangent, have any of  you ever been called "Mr. Laughington"?

Email =
Name = Crystal Laughton

I am a laughton as you can see and I'm interested in info containing my family. e-mail me!!!!!!!!!

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Name = Lindy Ryan Laughton
Great web site. I'm happy to see so many Laughton's online. My husband, Mike is descended from the Vigga, Holm, Orkney group. My brickwall is Gilbert Laughtan married to Margaret Miller children John married to Jane Spence, James and Margaret. I would like to hear from other Laughton's. Take Care, Lindy

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Name = Grant John Laughton

Hi, I'm from Sheffield in England My family have been in Sheffield for approx 130yrs I have traced a relative to Misterton in Lincolnshire in 1841 He is called Jonathan Laughton. I believe he was married in South Muskam near Newark in November 1820. Any help would be greatfully recievedI have 2 sons who will be carrying on the family name !!

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Name = Christopher Richard Laughton

I am Chris Laughton one of the last, I thought, in a long line of Laughtons in England with a family tree which has been researched going back to 1481 and the Balif of Worcester. This is my first time on the internet and I was surprised to see so many of you out there. If somebody reads this and would like to find out more about my family tree then I would be very keen to pass the information on. Off hand I can't remember much about the tree but there was definitely a guy who 'died in America' and thats all that was known. I have always suspected that there were American decendants and so on.

Just briefly - I am 34, a furniture and product designer living in London. The oldest Laughton alive is my grandmother Alison who is 88 (i think) who married Richard (Charles) Laughton, a Colonel who fought in WW2 in Burma in the Royal Artillery.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Name = Cynthia A Sanderson

Hello, My greatgrandfather was Dugal Laughton. I am interested to see if Cameron and Florence Laughton are actually my Uncle Cam and Auntie Flossie. Dugal
lived in Westminster MA. Thank you Cyndy

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Name = Elissa Francis Laughton

Wow.....I didn't realise how many Laughton's were out there.  I was only wandering the internet when I thought I might type my surname in when all of a sudden I got all this info.  None of the names seemed familiar, though. My name is Elissa Laughton, I am nearly 17 years old and I live in Victoria, Australia.  My fathers name is Stuart John Laughton.  From there is my grandfather who died at the age of 39.  His name was Lesley John Laughton, nickname Jack.  My great-grandfather who's name was Lesley Laughton as well, and my great, great, grandfather, by the name of Nicholas Laughton.  Nicholas and Lesley senior, both out-lived my grandfather Jack. If any one knows of my relations, please contact me.

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Name = Gemma
Source =

Hi, I am a Laughton aswell!! Kool hey, I'm 14 years old and in year 9 at school!! Well, I'll see ya round! Luv, Gem.

Name = Dennis Laughton
Source =

Hi to all Laughtons, our branch of the family came to Canada from Renhold Bedfordshire. My wife, Lorna is an avid geaneologist. We would
like to correspond wi any who feel they may be connected.

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Name = Judy Laughton McInnes
Source =

Very interesting, such diverse ideas and it seems as if us Laughtons are everywhere!  I am the daughter of Norman Laughton of Sun City Arizona.  I live with my husband, Walter, on Macleay Island, Queensland, Australia.  In my father's family, there were nine children - Ben, Robert, Norman, Keith, Richard, Raymond, Donald, Joyce and Dorothy. Each of those children have from one to eight children, who (mostly) have all had children and many of us have grandchildren.  I wasn't aware that there were so many Laughton's in England!  Thought that they were all in Orkney, Scotland, Canada and California!  Great reading.

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Name = Shirley Jane McElhatttan

Hello!  I am Norman Laughton's granddaughter. Norman is Herbert and Gladys Laughton's son.  My mother is Nancy Laughton Sloan, Norman's daughter.  I am 37, married to Colin and live in Martinez, CA. with son, Max and baby on the way, Sean.

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Name = Jeanette Laughton

My family is from a line of Laughton's in South Australia. Our ancestors came to South Australia in the 1830s from England and were involved in pastoral activities and stock and station agencies. Edward Laughton was auctioneer at the first cattle sale by auction in Adelaide in 1861 and  on 14/7/1913 he sold the first ox at the openining of the new Abbotoir's yards.

My father, Herbert,(no middle name) had one brother, named William S.Laughton. Their father was Jerome Laughton, born in Orkney in 1834 and their mother was Jean (Smith) Laughton, also from Orkney. (The Islands just North of , and part of Scotland.) My father was born in 1887, in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada. Was a naturalized U.S. Citizen. I do not remember having a model airplane, we couldn't afford such. Our money went for food , rent and clothes. Paul Laughton has another cousin named Norm. I guess. I will e-mail him, to see if I can tie him into the clan. Fun to try, right? Thanks, Shirl. Love to all, Grandpa Norm.

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Name = Norm & Phyl Laughton

I am Norm Laughton, son of Herb and Gladys Laughton of the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles County, where I lived the first 75 years of my life. My father had one brother, William Spence Laughton, of Detroit. With the Laughton name, you must be connected. All Laughtons I have contacted were descendants of John Laughton and Jane Spence of Orkney, Scotland. Have you traced back?  My father was born in Canada, as were many Orkney Laughtons. Your cousin (doubtless), Norm.

My papers show neither of your grand  or great grands, but they show only
the descendants of  Gilbert Laughtan  and Margaret (Miller) Laughtan, and
then only the descendants of their son John Laughton and Jean or Jane
Spence Laughton. (Gilbert and Margaret Laughtan also had a son James and a
daughter Margaret.) John was born 30 April 1801. He was my great
grandfather, he and wife Margaret lived at Vigga, a 56 acre farm in Holm
(pronounced Ham) Parish, Main Island, Orkney, where they had nine
children, one of whom was my fathers father, Jerome, who married Jean
Smith, in Orkney, then shortly after, departed for Canada, where they
settled in Walkerton, Ontario. My father, Herbert was born there. He left
home at 17, worked in Toronto, and Detroit for a couple of years as a Reed
and Rattan furniture maker, then went to Los Angeles, continuing in the
same trade, where he met and married my mother, Gladys (Nichols) , called
Dickie.They had nine children, I am the third, Bruce Norman Laughton, and
the ninth child, Dorothy,and her husband Dennis Cunningham, also live in
Cupertino. Twenty years ago, I went to Orkney, via Scotland, to locate the
place my grandfather was born and lived until in his forties. My father
only knew that his father had come from Orkney, the Islands just north of
Scotland. In the Scots Record Office in Edinburgh, I learned where in
Orkney only because I knew Jerome had married Jean Smith. Seems there are
so many Laughtons in Orkney it would have been a 3 month job to locate
Jerome,however,the man looked up Smith (He did not know there were Smiths
in Orkney) and found their wedding record, placing them.  My wife and I
went by train and Bus to the north end of Scotland, then Ferry to
Mainland, where we met several descendants of my grandfathers brothers and
sisters. They treated us wonderfully. We still correspond.Since then, I
have been corresponding with two Canadian Laughtons who have done much
geneologic search, both been to Orkney, and are descended from brothers of
my grandfather Jerome. One is Paul Laughton of Ottawa, the other Ivan
Laughton of Nelson, B.C. Both have sent me charts of our common
descendants. If you wish, and you think it possible your ancestors came
from Orkney, I could write my Canadian cousins and inquire? Cheers, (The
exact ending my cousin Paul of Ottawa uses) Norm Laughton Sun City, AZ

Email =
Name = Shirley Jane McElhatttan
Hello!  I am Norman Laughton's granddaughter. Norman is Herbert and Gladys Laughton's son.  My mother is Nancy Laughton Sloan, Norman's daughter.  I am 37, married to Colin and live in Martinez, CA. with son, Max and baby on the way, Sean.

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Name = Jeanette Laughton

My family is from a line of Laughton's in South Australia. Our ancestors came to South Australia in the 1830s from England and were involved in pastoral activities and stock and station agencies. Edward Laughton was auctioneer at the first cattle sale by auction in Adelaide in 1861 and  on 14/7/1913 he sold the first ox at the openining of the new Abbotoir's yards.

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Name = Cheryle E Palmer

I'm looking for Calvin Laughton, he is my father, all I know is that he was a only child and was born about 1929 - 1932, his mother lived on or about 114th St. & Manhattan Ave. in Harlem, NYC. My mother's name was Gloria Reeves, who lived on 118th St. in Harlem. I am 47 yrs old - d.o.b. 5/14/52. I think I have 2 sister born to Calvin Laughton, one born about the same time I was born in 1952. I think his wife's name was or is Naomi from hearing my mother talk. Would like to find him or most of all my 2 sister's. I think his mother was of African & English, West Indian backround. He worked for Bouleva Watch Co. in manhattan, NY. I
just have bit's a pieces of the information. if someone see's this and knows something, please contact me. Getting older and need to know my sister's if nothing else.

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Name = Mish Laughton

Hi Paul. I have just finished a trip to King City California. I stopped at a Steven Laughtons I have been helping him with the family tree I stumbled on you web pages I have over 300 Laughtons from Lincolnshire England mainly Owston Ferry if I can help with anything please call me yours Mish Laughton

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Name = Deb Keay McPherson

Am researching family history. My Dad is Izat Swanney Keay b-1931 Dundee His Dad is Izat Swanney Keay b-1901, d-1937 Dundee His Mum is Catherine M. Swanney 1871-1968 from Orkney. Her mum is Margaret Laughton 1840 - ? OrkneyHer dad is Thomas Laughton abt 1810.Orkney

Thomas Laughton married Catherine Bews : Thomas 1830, James 1832, William 1834, Elizabeth    1836, David 1838, Margaret 1840, John 1845, Peter 1848,  Issac 1850.

I have info on other families, from census, etc.  I am trying to gather a complete family history.

Will James Laughton Swanney from Orkney please write me?!!
Your Elizabeth L. may be my Margaret's sister. ??

This site is GREAT!  it's wonderful to see so many cousins! I lived in Burbank,CA for years, now in Tennessee. My husband and father are from Scotland and we would love to move back there one day.

Deb McPherson
Tennessee, USA

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Name = Simon Laughton

I was so glad to stumble acroos this page.  I have searched only a few times for my own name, and with little success.  I am 17 yrs old and live in Devon, England. My dad (David) is a family tree fanatic so hopefully this page may be of some use.  Anyone wishing to contact me may do so. I noticed that the family home is in California.  Do you have any relation to John Laughton, also of California.  If so you must be related to me.  He is my uncle.

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Name = Claire Laughton + 5 more Laughtons

Well ! We were all really interested to see your Home page...but, we are not convinced by your explanation of the meaning of our name.  When I looked it up in a book on heraldry in our local library, it said that Laughton came from an old Saxon word Leactun meaning leek enclosure!  We think that comes much nearer the truth - especially as our branch of the family are completely devoid of Lords, Ladies or Wise Virgins!! By the way, we can't wait to visit the fairy-tale land of Laughton-Le-Morthen P.S. We live in very ordinary Norfolk,England - oh and our visiting Laughton's come from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  See you !

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Name = John Dudley Laughton

father: Dudley Laughton, Jr., born Jackson, CA
grandfather: Dudley Laughton, lived in Jackson, CA
great uncle: Hayden Laughton, lived in Sacramento, CA
cousin:  James H. Laughton, lives in Jackson, CA

Name = Janet L Laughton

looking for James b1838 3/4 Conisborough and his wife Francis(Ann) Smith? also John b? Conisborough perhaps m Mary (Coult) and their children Wm bp 1795 Peter bp ? Edmund b 29 Apr 1808 many thanks.

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Name = Bert and Margaret Laughton
Related to the Bedfordshire, England branch.

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Name = Rachel Ella Laughton Chambers

I'm 23 and recently married to Mchael Scott chambers.  I was born in Bangor Maine one of 4 born to Ronald G. Laughton and Ella L. Wintle.  My grandparents are Frank G. and Vinine Laughton of Ripley. My great grandfather were John S. Laughton, born Jan 12, 1865, and his wife mary Emm Merril. His parents were John Milton and Susan (Hanley) Laughton. They were farmers in Ripley Maine. I was glad to come across this site I had no idea ther were so many Laughton's.  It's good to know.

Dear Paul,

I was delighted to run across this page.  My son Nathan and I do not have a home page up yet, but I can be reached at work as indicated belowor at for personal mail.

Sincerely, John

John D. Laughton, Esq.
Business, real estate, & estate planning
P.O. Box 3080, Monterey, CA 93942-3080
Voice:  (831) 649-1122 x140
Fax:  (831) 649-0566
Cell/VM/Pager: (831) 670-8881

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Name = Alan John Laughton
Hi Paul, Just a quick note to say hi. Like the web site and good to see there have been other Australian's make contact (although none related to me). I contacted you about 2 years ago when I first got Internet connected and yet still have not done much about our family tree.  That may be of interest, I have a CD that contains the Victoria, Australia records of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the years 1837 to 1888. Many Laughtons are listed.
See 'ya

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Name = Fred Knapp, PO Box 82, Princeton,ME 04668

I found your address at I am trying to trace my great-great grandmother Eliza J. Laughton of Bristol, ME (born 6 Dec 1821) who married Hawes Atwood, a mariner from Wellfleet, MA (Cape Cod) on 7 Dec 1848.  The parents of Eliza J. were Thomas Laughton and Lydia Yates, married on 26 Nov 1818 in Bristol. H. Atwood was Eliza's second husband. She was probably the young window of another Cape Cod man with the last name of Hawes. Any help you can offer is much appreciated. I am willing to pay for your time and trouble .

Thanks .                  Fred Knapp, PO Box 82, Princeton,ME 04668

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Name = Simon Laughton
Absolutely amazed and delighted to find this site.My father was Bernard Clarence Laughton, he was born 1921, he had a sister Pearl.His father Alfred(possibly Arthur)was supposed to be from Leith in Scotland, though another story is that he was a Canadian.Alfred's wife was lilian Gertrude Hack.Can anybody shed any further light as I am at a dead end.

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Name = Lacy Lane Laughton

I was wondering if you knew a man named David Micheal Laughton from Minnesota.  He has 2 sons and 2 daughters including my self.  He died June 4,1994.  I f you have any imformation about this man please get back to me as soon as possible.  Thanks!

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Name = Catherine Leuba

Hi there! I would like to ask some information to Mister Ian Laughton. Just surfing on the web and felt like going back some years ago. Maybe we know each other, maybe not. Please let me know more about yourself.

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Name = James Laughton Swanney
I come from a long line of Laughtons that lived on Shapinsay island in the Orkneys.

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Name = Stephanie Allen

I am in the process of trying to trace my ancestors. A Raymond Laughton (then 25 years old) of Angels Camp, California, married my great-grandmother Rebecca Estella Tripp in Angels Camp in October of 1899. My grandmother was born in February of 1901, in Angels Camp. That is all I know and I have been unable to trace anything at all about Mr. Laughton. Thanks in advance for any clues anyone might have.
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Hi, everyone. I know very little about my great-grandfather Raymond Laughton. In fact, all I know is that he was 25 and a resident of Angels, Camp, CA when he married my great-grandmother Rebecca Estella Tripp (resident of Stockton, CA - age 19) on Octo ber 10, 1899. I believe he and my great-grandmother divorced not long after the marriage and I have no idea what happened to him - nor do I know from where he came. Any information or clues would be greatly appreciated!! Stephanie in Denver, CO

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Name = maria laughton

I have been doing my genealogy search on and off for a few years and have traced back to Orkney Islands in the late 1770s.  My family was Peter Laughton who married Isabella Brown they lived in Stromness.  Peter was a seaman and then a captain of a ship.  His third son John left Stromness in 1834 on the Stirling Castle and desserted in Sydney in October 1835 thank goodness he did the ship ran aground off the Queensland coast.  The captain of the ship was Captain Fraser the husband of Eliza Fraser who was travelling with him and was captured bythe local aboriginal tribes and lived with them until she was rescued.  I visited Orkney in September 1997 and had a wonderful time just seeing where I came from. I engaged a genealogist Alison McCallum in Stromness to do some further searching for me after I left but we have drawn a blank at the moment. I would be interested to hear from anyone with an interest in the laughton name or with connections to my family.  I live in Sydney Australia but my father came from the town of Laughtondale near Windsor in New South Wales.

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Name = peter bartley
Bonjour from France After globetrotting for the last few years I am interested in finding an old friend from 1970-1973 ANDREW J(I think) LAUGHTON We were at Teacher training college togther before Andrew settled in Dartford Kent in the early seventies Andrew had a twin brother who at one time worked in a fireworks manufacturing plant near Salisbury UK They are both mid 40's Please contact me with any information

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Name = James A. Laughton

I'm looking for information about my father, Jimmy Maurice Laughton, possibly Lawton--he had a vivid imagination.  He claimed to have been born to Jack and Margaret Laughton in 1936--though 1934 is another possibility--and to have had one sister, Linda, and one brother Jackie.  His family spent time in both Maimi, FL and South Carolina, possibly Abbeville.  Any info would be appreciated.

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Name = Gary Edward Laughton

Delighted to find this page, surprised, but delighted. My father was Lawrence Lens Laughton and my grandfather was John Laughton of Brenbury Saskatchewan. All I know of my about my great granparents was that he was a tailor in Glasgow Scotland.  I will check out the rest of the website and would love to hear from anyone who can tell me how to research further up the family tree.

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Name = david allen laughton

Question or comment = hi this is david allen laughton dob 03-08-52 Braintree Essex England, brother Michael Barry, Father Arthur Felix Laughton and Grand father William Laughton born around 1900 but orhpaned in early childhood in the Middlesex area, interested in any information.

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Name = graham ritch laughton

my family have lived in Orkney (small archipelago to the north of scotland) on the farm of Easterbister since as far back as 1492 when a man called John Lachtane was living at the farm of Estirbustir. my grandfather has researched and completed his laughton family tree as far back as ten generations however further studies are not possible as the records become unreliable to say the least.anyway i must go now to carry on with the new year festivities, on that note happy new year to you.

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Name = Robert Laughton
I enjoyed your web site, very well done and informative.  I am just starting to research my family's genealogy.  My Father's name is also Robert, he had a brother George (who moved to Calif.) and a sister Christina, both who are deceased.  My father married Vivian Simler circa 1927.  He lives in Detroit, MI.  His mother's name was Helen Weir, she had a brother Thomas.  If anyone knows of any information or links to my family I would appreciate hearing from them.  Thank you.

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Name = Ernie Weiss
I have an aunt June and two cousins named Angela and Digby. These three Laughtons live in Johannesburg, RSA. My late uncle Hal adopted the name Laughton. This was after he emigrated from the Third Reich. I am unable to find them on the internet. Has anyone any more info?

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Name = Judith Bennett
My husband's family is descended (we think!) from a miller of Laughton en Morven in the 18th century.    I would like to know if anyone has information about the village and the mill, its history.  Was it connected to Roch Abbey whi

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Name = Robert Douglas Laughton

Thank you very much for creating this opportunity to learn more about the family. I noticed a Robert Laughton Jr. whose father and son were Robert; the eldest son has been Robert in our family for as long as I can establish and my 18 month old son

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Name = John S. Laughton
I would like to trace my part of the Laughton tree.  My father is John Edward laughton.  My grandfather was John Francis Laughton, My great-grandfather was John Horatio Laughton, and my great-great grandfather was John Laughton(no m

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Name = kate weaver
Hi Paul and family - Took a look at your home page - my mother's maiden name was Magdalen Fairbridge Laughton, born in Cape Town.  I think her father (Francis Laughton) was Forestry Minister in South Africa many years ago.  Cheers,  Kate

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Name = Annabel Laughton

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Name = George Laughton

Hi Paul,  Inspired by the info on your Laughton Information Exchange Pages, we recently took a trip to Laughton-en-le-Morthen (the birhplace of all Laughtons possibly) and were met with tremendous hospitality by the locals.  Whilst there we took quite a few pictures and would be happy to share these with anyone interested. I can scan and send as JPEG if this is acceptable.

Regards, George Laughton, Edinburgh, Scotland

Links to George's pcitures are below.

Church  VillageFarmGardenSchoolShoppeStepsVicarage

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Name = David Paul Laughton

Greetings!  I'm Mike Laughton's brother, but it looks like he forgot to include me in the list of Laughtons on his information page.  I live in Washington, DC, and am one of the authors (there are hundreds) of the internet game Genesis (  It's a fantasy roleplaying game that should appeal to any Dungeons & Dragons fans, and it's free.  If you decide to give it a try and can manage to make it all the way to the local post office without getting slain by a troll or eaten by a giant toad, send me a letter. (I'm known there as Uhclem).  Have fun!

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Name = David John Laughton

I was born in Birmingham England in 1939.  My father was Cedric Jack Laughton born in Urchester, Northamptonshire in 1909, he is still alive in England.  The Northamptonshire Laughtons are a huge family.  Look forward to hearing fro

Regards:  David Laughton

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Name = Thomas William Laughton

Just checking out what other Laughtons are out there get back to me if you get time maybe we are related?

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Name = George Laughton

A Scottish Laughton - born in the Orkney Isles and currently living and working as a TV Producer in Edinburgh. I believe that the Orkney branch of the Laughtons was established around 300 years ago and originally came from South Yorkshire.  We have family in Australia - where else I'm not sure.

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Name = Carole Laughton

Hi!  I'm a Laughton too. My uncle name is Paul and my aunt's is Rebecca. Cool! I live in North Carolina and so does my aunt and uncle.  I am 10 years old. Where are your ancestors from? My side of the Laughtons are from England. E-mail me! That wo

P.S. Do you pronounce Laughton like Lawton? We do
(Yes. Sounds like Lawton. People who do not know often guess "loofton.")

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Name = Justin Laughton

Looking though the Laughton family tree, trying to trace generations. This Web page is an eye opener, I really had no idea that there were so many Laughton's spread across the World, it's a nice feeling.  There will be another addition to the laughton clan, my brother Stuart and his wife Sarah are expecting there first bab

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Name = Bryan Walker

I'm trying to track down an old college friend - Andrew Laughton. Andrew and I trained as teachers at Northumberland College of Education, in the north east of England, from 1970-73. He is about 46 years old and was teaching in the Bromley/Swanley area of London when I last heard of him (in the late 70s I think). I was

His father was something to do with the Ministry of Defence and lived in West Dean in Wiltshire then Rosyth in Scotland if I recall.

He has not inherited millions (well not that I know of) or won the lottery, I (and another old friend Pete Bartley, now working in Russia) would simply like to find him and fill in the last 20 or so years!

Any information would be appreciated.

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Name = Carolee Laughton

The last name is not too common, the first name is even more uncommon.  Am interested in any Scottish routes I may have and any French Huegenott (sp?) that I may have. Everything gets kind of murky.  It would be fun to put together a Laughton familytree that more or less traces our family back along whatever twists and turns a family, group, or tribe can make.  Who were we before we became Laughtons?  What were our liv (remainder of message lost).

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Name = Ruth Nelson

I am searching for three cousins: Gertrude, Kathleen and Dorothy Laughton. Last known address was Mt. Rainier, MD., in early 1940's. Their Dad was a policeman.  Any information will be appreciated.

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Name = Jeffrey Chatfield Laughton

I am very interested in the Laughton genealogy.  My parents don't know much about this subject so I'm looking for anyone who can help me.  All that I know is that my great grandmother left for New York when she was in her early 20's.  When she returned home, she had a child but she wasnot married.  She said that she had met a Laughton and they were together for about a year.  They seperated and he went over seas. There is no proof that the person she met was a Laughtonbecause they cut off all communication once he left so he never met her family.  If anyone can help me I would be very thankful.

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Name = Linda Edwards []

Hello everyone, :) I see that my last message I tried to post got lost. Basically, what I said was that my husband's paternal side of the tree were all LAUGHTON's. The earliest LAUGHTON I have is Charles LAUGHTON, born aprox. 1819 in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, England. This particular branch then mirgrated to Derbyshire and finally ended up in North Yorkshire. I have created a website on this particular line. If you'd like to check it out, This site is dedicated to one of the most famous LAUGHTONS... Charles Laughton, the late, great actor. If you go to the page entitled "The 4th Brother" you'll find my deceased father-in-law's biographical information and how it ties into this particular line.

There was a message posted by Jean LAUGHTON [last known e-mail: was]. Her aunt was Vera LAUGHTON and was the only daughter of Frank LAUGHTON, [not my Frank, though, Charle's younger brother.] who who was born somewhere in England. Somehow they're related to Charles.
Because she am graduating from Florida State University, and because this e-mail account came with her tuition, the email address would no longer once she graduated. If you ever do hear back from her, ~please~ let her know that I'm still wanting to chat with her about her connection to my line.

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Name = Laghton Miller

 I was allways interested in the origins of my name, and now finally someone  has presented it in an entire web page.  I'm thankful that someone out there took the time to find out.  Now I can feel proud of that name.

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Name = Gregory David Harrison Laughton

I reside in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and was born to Carol and David Laughton.  My grandfater Kenneth Laughton passed away in January 1997.  From the looks of this page, Laughtons are everywhere.  Long live the Laughton Line.

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Name = Lisa Laughton

I am a new Laughton, married to John Laughton last March.   My sister-n-law had indicated she put a web page on the net of our wedding and I was looking for it and found this.   Interesting how many laughton's there are!

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Name = LeRoy Laughton

Searching for 3 daughters of LeRoy and Elizabeth Laughton. Names, Gerturde, Kathy and Dorothy.  Last know area, Mt. Rainier MD.

A Lawton Family Reunion!
July 17-19, 1998
Newport, RI
Click here for more information.

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Name = Deborah Morrison

I have relatives with the Laughton last name.  I am very interested in finding lost relatives and information on family background history.  The above e-mail address are friends of mine they will give me the message.  Also you may hand write at
3680 Khayyam Ave. Apt.12
Orlando, Florida 32826

All I really know is that my grandfather(Walter P. Laughton)had 3 or 4 brothers and one sister. Talk to you later.
Thank you for reading my message and hope we can speak soon.

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Name = Tim Laughton

Hi my name is Tim Laughton.  I was born in Dulwich, South London, England on Sept 1st 1965. My father, James Laughton was born in Bermondsey, London in 1922. His family originated in Island.  It's great to see Laughton's represented on the net!!

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Name = Greg Laughton

Still here, and still wondering if anyone out there has connections to James Laughton, born 1824 or 1826 and (perhaps) raised by Asa Webster in Eastern Ontario. Died in 1856 or 1858, not-yet-32. Any hope of help from you out there r(remainder of paragraph lost in transmission).

Added choice: Anyone who knows why Ann Laughton, aged 76, might have been enumerated as a stray in Clinton Township in the 1871 Ontario census?
Anyone got a record of deaths 1870-1890 in the province? I know who her legatees would have to have been if she actually was my GGGGrandmother. Thanks.

Name = Hans Norgaard
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I am doing some research on the history of the Jersey cow, and I am  aware that Edward Laughton in South Australia established a herd of  Jersey cows in the 1860`s, which was sold about 1929. If some Laughton family members have knowledge about this herd, I would be pleased to have a word.
Best wishes
Hans Norgaard
Egebjergvej 33
5771 Stenstrup

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Name = Gary Charboneau

You may not think so, but I am a Laughton heir.  My father's mother (my Grandmother) was Iva Laughton, born 1882 in Clearwater, Minnesota.  Her father homesteaded 160 acres in Clearwater in 1850; his name was Orin Laughton.  His father as was he was born in Maine. Luther Laughton, Orin's father, was born in
1787 according to the LDS Family WAIS sheets for Maine.  But I can't find his father's name - or any record of Luther's family.  Can anyone help?  I can assist anyone who may be related to this family.  I have several Census sheets and Land Grant Form Copies that show the Laughton Family.  Please
E-mail if you can help.  Thanks!

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Name = Jean Laughton

HI.  I'm Rob Adams, Jean Laughton's husband. This is some information that I have on the Laughton family in South Africa.  George Robert Laughton emigrated
to South Africa, from England, at the turn of the century, settling in Cape Town.  Their children where Eva, Frank, Stanley (Jean's Father), Ernie and the Twins Harold and Norman.  They started a business in Seapoint Cape Town called G.R. Laughton & CO.  A Hardware store. Stanley married Stella Ambrosine Jarman, they had five children, David, Robert, Maureen, Jean and Ann. David is now the owner of the Business with his only son Trevor the manager.  Robert has five children all of whom are married and is now retired. Maureen has three children all of whom are married.  Jean has three children, the eldest having recently married.  And Ann has three children, eldest two also recently married. Anything of interest related to the family we would be happy to hear from you at the above address.

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Name = Norm Laughton

This is Sue again....

Since my dad doesn't have internet access, I'm posting this for him. Dad is our family historian, and currently lives in Sun City, AZ. He would also love to hear from any other Laughtons out there, and may be able to tell you if we're all related!

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Name = Sue Laughton

Hail fellow Laughtons!

I was just wandering the net & came across!

I live in Walnut, California and am the daughter of Bruce Norman Laughton.  I noticed that several of my cousins have also signed in here as well....Robert, Jr., Glenn, Tom, & Ron, with a quote from Ed.

My dad, Norm, was the 3rd son of Herbert & Gladys (Dickie), and had 4 children: Nancy, Herbert, Judy & me.  Dad currently lives in Sun City, AZ, & I will ask him if he would like his e-mail address posted as well. He probably will, but just this once I thought I'd be polite & ask

Feel free to e-mail me if you like!  I always appreciate
getting mail.


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Name = Mary E. Vanderpool Laughton

I am looking for information reagrding my husband, Don Bruce Laughton's father, Don (Donovan) George Laughton, b. 1911 or 1901, Ky.  He used the b/d 1911, but no record exists for this b/d.  A Donovan George Laughton, b. 1901, KY is

Thank you.

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Name = Naomi Laughton

Naomi has provided us with a fascinating walking tour map of the village of Laughton-en-le-Morthen. Thank you, Naomi.

If anyone is interested in the village of Laughton-en-le-Morthen.  A local man is writing a booklet on the history of the village, you can contact him at:

Roy Newman
Pear Tree Pottery
Firbeck Lane
South Yorkshire

A small leaflet is also available from:
Recreation Offices
Countryside services
Grove Road
South Yorshire



Name = Peter Laughton
Email  = Not given.

Hi, I live in Melbourne Australia. I am married to Trish. We have four grown up children and seven grandchildren.
Trish and I and eldest daughter Tracy were born in England and I came to a position in Melbourne in 1960. We stayed. We like it.
I found your family by accident.

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Name = Annabel Laughton

Could you send me any information regarding the Yorkshire branck of the Laughton family, specifically Barnsley ?
Hope to hear from another Laughton soon, best wishes to all.

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Name = Amelia Laughton

Wow i never knew there were so many laughtons.  the laughtons i know live in canada, mostly in ontairo.  id love to hear from
any of you!

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Name = Robert Laughton Jr.

I am Robert Laughton Jr., first born son of Bob. Grandparents were Herbert and Dickie Laughton of San Gabriel, CA.  My father was the 2nd born. His brother Ben was first born.  His first born son is Ed Laughton, and his son is Glen. My three son's are Robert III, William and Peter who all live in the Lancaster.  I have two twin half sisters born before me (prior to 1942) in the San Gabriel Valley of CA.  Unk names or locations.

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Name = Shay Laughton

I was just wanting to find out more about my family

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Name = Janina Laughton

Hi all you Laughtons out there

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Name = James Laughton Swanney

My g-g-grandmother was Elizabeth Laughton from the island of Shappinsay in the Orkneys.

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Name = Carrington Laughton

Greetings my people! Keep in touch.

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Naomi Draycott Source =

Thought that I would have a squiz at your site, most interesting. I'll have to find some stories from my soon-to-be-hubbies family about where their from etc. As I mentioned before We get married on October 1st at the Southern Palms Hotel St Lawrence Gap, Barbados, WI. If any one out there is in the vacinity about 4pm they are welcome to tag along! My fiance, James Michael Laughton and I have been living together for 2 years, we live at 38 Millais rise, Flanderwell, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. S66 2XW. We are both 30 years old. I am a graphic designer and James is a park ranger at a local country park

Naomi lives very near one of the prime sources of Laughtons, the Village of Laughton en le Morthen.

Kind regards


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Name = Scott A. Hurst

I am very intrigued by this web site as I have been researching Charles Laughton for 14 years. If you have any information on that Laughton family from Scarborough, England or any living relatives (there were cousins) I would great (rest of message lost)

I am doing research on the LAUGHTON line as my husband's paternal side of the tree were all LAUGHTON's. The earliest LAUGHTON I have is Charles LAUGHTON, born aprox. 1819 in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, England. This particular branch then mirgrated to the (rest of message lost )

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Name = Margaret Reynolds

Looking for the ancestors of, or any information at all about; Andrew Laughton & Isabella Craighie, who were married on the 4/12/1851 at Kirkwell and St Ola in the Orkney's. They had 8 children that I'm aware of; Andrew ( my Great Grandfather who married Mary Cheyne Spence Mouat ), Anna, Isabella, James, John, Robert, Robert ( I assume the first Robert died in infancy ) & William. Any info greatly appreciated.

Margaret Reynolds

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Name = Philip LaughtonJust a message to say it's nice to know that there are other Laughton's out there. Does everone else have their name pronounced 'LOUGHTON', cos I do otherwise it is spelt 'Lawton'.

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Name = John William Palmer Laughton
Question or comment = 36 MacArthur St, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650, Australia.
Phone Australia on (069) 312259

Would be happy to recive or give any infomation about the family
history. Sorry but you would have to write or phone me.

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Name = Linda Clark

Looking for information on Laughton (first name unknown) that was a sea captain that had married a Susan Andrews in or around Searsmont Maine, Susan was born 01-09-1839 I do not know the date of the marriage. There was one child from this marriage by the name of Nora Laughton. Capt. Laughton was lost at sea and Susan Andrews Laughton married a Joshua Rivers of Searsmont, Maine.




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Name = Andrea Gibney

With greetings from probably-a-relation-but-my-lot-go-back-a-long -way-maybe-six-generations-then-previously-from-England?-so-who- knows-if-we-are-but-hey Sue Laughton in Abbotsford, Melbourne, Australia.

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Name = Edward C. Laughton

Hello Guys. I am a Laughton in Jamaica W.I. I would like to know if you guys know the full colours of the other coat of arms you have on the web page?

No, the colors shown are from my imagination. I have only seen B&W line versions of the Coats of Arms. - Paul

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Name = craig laughton

Thanks for the Laughton home page. My Laughton "thread" traces to York, England. I will send in the specific names in the near future. I live in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Name = Tessa Laughton

Hey, well I was just goofin' around on the net, and decided to type my name in, and this is what I found. Well I live in Ontario Canada and I'm 16 Years old and just thought it would be neat to find other LAUGHTON's out there! See Ya.

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Name = Jean Laughton

I've always been interested in tracing my roots, but I known where to start. My aunt has started the family tree, and would be a big help to you. Her maiden name was Vera Laughton. She is the only daughter of Frank Laughton who was born in Engla nd. Somehow, we're related to Charles Laughton-the actor. I think my grandfather was a cousin or something. I'll be visiting my aunt next month, and will discuss this with her. I'll definitely be in touch. This is a really great idea!

P.S. Because I am graduating this semester from Florida State University, and because this e-mail account came with my tuition, this account will no longer be valid after April 25. But now that I know of your existence, I'll keep in touch. Promise!

Attention Jean...

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Name = Linda Edwards

Dear Jean Laughton [Email =] If you happen to see this, ~please~ e-mail me as I have some vital information on your LAUGHTON line. Hoping to hear from you very soon.

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Paul: Please add me to the e-mail address. Bill Laughton I live in Bethlehem, Pa and Dunedin Fl. and orginally am from Detroit Michigan. My Grandfather Andrew Laughton migrated from Scotland to Canada and then moved to Detroit in the very early 1900s. Very interesting that you have established a home page. I'll let my brother and sister know about it and I am sure they will be signing up to.

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Name = Jim Laughton

My father was Albert Laughton. My mother's maiden name was Lucille Nord. They were from Minnesota, but moved to the Northwest US before I was born. I was raised in Portland, OR, and live in Colorado now with my wife of 25 years and 13 year old son. I have two brothers and one sister. One brother is deceased, the remaining brother and sister still live in Portland.


Name = Tom Laughton

My name is Tom Laughton. I am the grandson of Ray and Sue Laughton. We live in the San Diego area of California in a town called Vista. I am 29 years old and I am a computer programmer at a Golf Appearal company called ASHWORTH. I would Like to be added to the list of Laughtons on the web page. Please let me know when you add me to the list. I look forward to talking to you soon.

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Name = Harold Laughton

Whilst I have access to email, I dont understand this Webb business (I am one of the older fellows). I am quite entrigued to know how you (or your computer) found me, never having heard of "multiple search engines". But Hi nevertheless from Johannesburg.

I have no lost relatives, my forebears, and then laterly my wife Beulah, having kept a good trail of the family. We hail from Tickhill in the West riding of Yorkshire (up to the middle of the last century), and before that from the nearby village of Laughton en le Morthen. The family tree which we have starts in 1372.

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More information from Harold....

The information we both have clearly comes from the same sourse. The basic pedigree I have is headed "Pedigree of Laughton, of Laughton, Eastfield, Howarth Grange, and Letwell."

As I recall, this pedigree was published in a volume called "The Pedigrees of South Yorkshire Families". If you have access to this, or a copy of this pedigree, you will note that the last line sets out the children of Edmund Laughton. To my knowledge, only Alfred Nelson Laughton, the fourth son, had children. He himself had only one son, my grandfather. Despite my father being one of his six sons, at the next generation there is only my elder brother, John, myself and a cousin, John. Both these Johns are in England. If you and I are related, we have, I think , to go back at least to Edmund's great great Uncles. Our own line is traced back to the Robert de Laughton to which you referred.

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Name = Jeffrey Chatfield Laughton

Hello Paul. I appreciate you e-mailing me informing me of this web page. I have always been very interested in my family tree and I hope that this web page will be able to answer some of my questions. I worked at the Library of Congress this summer and every chance I got, I went to the geneology section to research the Laughtons and the Chatfields. The main reason that I e-mailed you was to ask you if you could add my e-mail address also my brother and parents. My name is Jeffrey Chatfield Laughton and my address is My brother Gregory Warren Laughton is And my parents, Robert Warren Laughton and Patricia Laughton thier address is Once again, thank you very much.

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Name = Glenn Laughton

Greetings! Thank you for your email about the Laughton web site! I'd considered this being a valuable resource, but have had other projects ahead of this one. Please add my name to the web site email list. I can be reached at: (work) and (home). There are over 250 Laughtons in my known clan. Most of which are in Southern California, I am the first of my clan to move to the Seattle, Washington area, but have since had 4 other Laughton families follow. I would like to add my family newsletter to your list. It can be reached at: This was the first multimedia Christmas card I've written. I am Network Consultant and have a strong interest in web development, so maybe we can learn a few things from each other. Bye for now!

Paul, I asked my father about how our clan came to California and here is the answer...

From: Pappy Laughton (or Herbert), Grandma Dickie's husband, came to the U.S. in the early 1900's from Walerton, Ontario, Canada. He was born there 11/17/1887. His parents (Jerome Laughton and Jean Smith) were born on the Orkney Islands, Scotland. They immigrated to Canada before Pappy was born. And that is the brief family history of how our clan came to California. (Pappy, when he came to the U.S. went to California, met Grandma Dickie, courted her, they married). Love, Dad

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Name = Mitch Laughton

Paul, Thank you for the Laughton home page! my email address is My Father's email address is (James R. Laughton Sr.). Great Idea.

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Name = Walter and Maureen Laughton

Hi! We're looking for any Laughton's who have a connection to the Orkney Islands in Scotland. We can trace back to Robert Laughton born around 1872 and living on South Ronaldsay at the time of his marrage in 1897. He married Jessie Eunson. They later emigrated to Canada around the turn of the century. We live in Victoria B.C. Canada and are a family of four.


We have unearthed further info on our tree.Great grandfather, Robert Laughton, was married to Mary Harold. She died in 1890 He died in 1903. His father was John Laughton, married to Elizabeth Calder. Does this ring a bell with anybody?They are buried in a small church yard in South Ronaldsay.

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Name = Ron Laughton

I enjoyed the Thanks for the history. By the way, my father is

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Name = Glen Laughton

Glad to see this web site! I'll have to talk to our family historian, Norm Laughton, and get more details, but from what I remember our ancestry goes back to the Orkney Islands. I believe there was some discussion that the Orkney Islands were par t of Norway originally and that our name was Lofthane (not sure on the spelling there) and Anglicised to Laughton. Anyone who knows of Grandma Dickie (Gladys) and Pappy, their 7 sons and two daughters, I am a decendant of that group. The seven sons included: Ben, Bob, Norman, Keith, Donald, Richard, and Ray. The two daughters are: Joyce Burger and Dot (Dorothy) Cunn ingham. The eldest son Ben, had two sons: Ed and Rich. Ed had two son: Glen and Ron. I am Glen and live in Seattle and work as a Computer Network Consultant, and my brother Ron lives in L.A., California as a Lotus Notes developer. Our father Ed, recen tly moved to Bellevue, Washington and is a Computer Consultant for Cap Gemni of America. Greetings from this end of the Laughton clan!

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Name = Gregg Clinton Laughton

Am also a Laughton. Born Brooklyn, New York 1957. Father to Rachel Nicole and Jacqueline Veronica Laughton. Brother to Glenn James. Roger Laughton father! Only child apparently. Grandfather deceased before being born. Grandmother dec eased when about 2-3 yrs old. No info on living or deceased relatives. Understand ancestors to be a mix of English, Scottish and French Canadian. Would be very interested in trying to establish family tree. Need any info to get started. Thanks Much

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Name = greg laughton

Information wanted on James K. Laughton, born after February 18, 1824 to Ann (Anne?) Laughton and ??? 18, 1824, to Anne (Ann?) Laughton and ??? somewhere near Leeds County, Canada West. Died in Gananoque, Ontario, February 18, 1858. Sister probably MAry L., later wife of Asa Webster. I have stuff to trade. What do you need?

Paulette MAry Laughton's query is something I may have a partial answer for, but her listed e-mail address ( comes up as a wrong address in my system. I would be glad to get direct e-mail from her... greg (Sorry. That is the only adr I have for her. -Paul)


For Canadian Laughtons: Today (March 12th) is the 202nd birthday of William Lyon Mackenzie. (Remember him? Rebellion of 1837?) In 1837, when he started down Yonge street with his armed friends to shake up the government, they were met by a government force. The news that they were coming was brought by a John Laughton, who was a magistrate at the time.




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Name = Glenn James Laughton Hello!, How are you? My mom's maiden name is Finn, my dad's name is Roger Laughton.

Does it ring any bells? If so please send me an E Mail Thank you, also how wonderful it is that this site exists!

Take care! Glenn Laughton




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Name = Dennis Laughton
Hello from Dennis Laughton in Fullarton, Ontario
Merry Xmas fellow Laughtons

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Name = Ian Laughton
Stumbled across this far flung bit of the family whist eating my lunch with the mouse free hand. Do you have a UK connection that you know of??

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Name = Richard Van Wyck Laughton (corporate) (start of triplet's page)

Was looking for a family and your was the same as my Uncle Paul in Ottawa, Canada. Not the right one, but a lot of Laughton's out there! Very impressive, how did you do all the nice panes? You have surpased my Pollutech home pages.

Thanks for the message. I had been to your web site previously and was very impressed. I found it when I was looking for my uncle, who is also a Paul Laughton in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

I have attached a copy to his son and daughter as they may be able to direct you to the "other Paul Laughton" who has done extensive work on the Laughton family tree. (Mary Frances Laughton <>, )

For your interest our corporate web site is attached. For the younger generations, my triplet daughters are at and the Laughton Dog is at .

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Name = Darren Laughton
26 year old Laughton currently living in Peterborough, England.Empliyed as a PC support Analyst for Pearl Assurance PLC. I will be getting married in July next year and we hten jope to Emigrate to Canada. If there are any Laughton's out there in Canada who feel like they want to help and advise me, then please feel free to contact me.That's it for now.

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Name = Hamish Crisp
Hello. My mum's maiden name was Laughton.She was born in the parish of Holm in Orkney in the far North of Scotland

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Name = paulette mary laughton

I was born in Regina Saskatchewan Canada on April 17,1959. My mother is Polish my father is German. The above name is my birthname I am searching for my birth parents or any siblings or other family members.

Paulette: Please contact Greg Laughton at He has some leads on the information you are seeking.

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