This page is dedicated to providing as much information about my side of the Laughton family tree. The complete Laughton tree can be found here
George Laughton (1) born c1735 married Susanna Rooney 4th June 1766 in St Andrews, Dublin, Ireland. Susanna Rooney born c1745
Children of George Laughton (1) and Susanna Rooney
Nicholas Laughton (2) b: c1770, Ireland
Richard Laughton b: c17??, Ireland
George Laughton’s occupation on the 25th April 1765 was a Tailor.
Marriage 1: Nicholas Laughton (2) married Alicia Phelan c1788. Alicia Phelan was born c1778 in Dublin, Irleand
Children of Nicholas Laughton (2) and Alicia Phelan
Nicholas Laughton (3) b: c1798 in Dublin Ireland. Died: 1880
Marriage 2: Nicholas Laughton (2) married Francis Reid c1790. Frances Reid b: c1772.
Children of Nicholas Laughton (2) and Frances Reid
Margaret Laughton b: c1795, Ireland
Brifoteaux Laughton b: c1801
Half-brothers Nicholas and Brifoteaux Laughton were involved in the craft of iron founding.
Nicholas Laughton (3) married Lydia Moran 16th November 1819 in Dublin, Ireland. Lydia passed away 1844.
Children of Nicholas Laughton (3) and Lydia Moran
John Laughton b: 1820 Dublin, Ireland
Ginger Laughton b: 8th May 1822 Dublin, Ireland
Nicholas Laughton b: 31st July 1824 Dublin, Ireland
Mary Laughton b: 19th January1825 Bolton, Lancashire, UK
Nicholas Laughton b: 1827 Dublin, Ireland
Elizabeth Laughton b: 1830 Dublin, Ireland
George Laughton b: 1833 Dublin, Ireland
Paul Laughton b 1835 Dublin, Ireland
Thomas Laughton (4) b: 1838 Dublin, Ireland. Died: 1915, Mosman, NSW
Felix Laughton b 16th December 1841 Dublin, Ireland
In 1852-53 when he was about 54 years old, Nicholas migrated to Australia with some of his family, including: his daughter Eliza (16yrs) and his son Felix (12yrs).
In 1858, two more of his children migrated to Australia with their families: his daughter Mary Frances (32yrs), with her husband James DAVIS and their children plus his son Paul (20yrs). At some other time, two more of his children migrated: his son Nicholas and his son Thomas.
In 1860 Nicholas’ half-brother Brifoteaux migrated to Australia with his wife and family. Half-brothers Nicholas and Brifoteaux Laughton, and many of their children, were involved in the craft of iron founding. Paul and his eldest son Nicholas founded “Laughtons Pty Ltd” (Iron Founders) of Footscray in 1888.
Thomas Laughton (4) married Mary Anne Pearce 7th August 1868 in Melbourne. Mary Anne Pearce b: 1845, Tasmania. Died: 1920, Mosman NSW.
Children of Thomas Laughton (4) and Mary Anne Pearce
Alice Laughton b: 1865, Melbourne d: 1865
Thomas Laughton (5) b:1866, Melbourne. d:1940, NSW
Charles Laughton b: 1868, Melbourne d: 1868
Mary Lydia Laughton b: 1876, Melbourne
Violet Laughton b: 1880, Melbourne d: 1880
Thomas Laughton (4) opened the first hotel in the Lakes Entrance area. He then sold the hotel and started another one at Kalimna. After the sale of the Kalimna Hotel, Thomas Laughton (4) and Mary Anne moved to Mosman NSW. The 1916 Electoral Roll list Mary Anne’s addess as Kalimna, Kareela Road, Mosman.
Mary Lydia married Arnold Hegarty. Their son Thomas Hegarty was a wartime survivor of the Centaur, a hospital ship sunk by the Japanese during WW2.
Thomas Laughton (5) married Louisa Margaret Seabrook in Tasmania 1901. Louisa Seabrook b: 1879 in Tasmania. d: 1963, Burwood, NSW.
Children of Thomas Laughton (5) and Margaret Seabrook
Thomas Clarence Laughton b: 1903, Tasmania
Archibald Henry Laughton b: 1906, Queensland
Charles Reginald Laughton b: 1908, Queensalnd
Ernest Stewart Laughton (6) b: 1910, Queensland. d: 1984
Mary Edith Laughton b: 1912, Queensland
Florence Pearl Laughton b : 1915, Queensland
Mavis Rebecca Laughton b: 1918, Queensland d:1922
Ronald Laughton b: 1920, Queensland
Arnold Laughton b: 1924, Queensland
The 1913 Queensland Voting list has Thomas and Louisa’s address as Dee Track, which was a mining area in Queensland. Thomas was a foreman.
The 1936 Voting list we find Thomas and Louisa have moved to 54 Roundtree Street Balmain, NSW. Thomas is a miner and Louisa is listed as homeduties.It also has Ernest Stewart (6) as a labourer and Florence Pearl as a shop assistant.
Ernest Stewart Laughton (6) married Myra
Children of Ernest Stewart and Myra
Thomas Laughton (7) b: 1941, Paddington, NSW d: 1990, Gladesville, NSW.
Thomas Laughton (7) married Judith Ann Williams 196?. Judith Ann Williams b: 1940, Melbourne d: 1989, Gladesville, NSW
Children of Thomas Laughton (7) and Judith Ann Williams
Steven Laughton b: 1966, Ryde, NSW
Kerri Laughton b: 1970, Ryde, NSW