|The Lawfords at Drapers' Hall 2014 Click to enlarge. For names, see below|
Penny Fussell, the Archivist, gave a talk on the Company and a tour of the Hall. Jeremy Lawford talked about the Lawford family history and Nigel Lawford about the family's long links with the Drapers' Company, beginning in with Valentine Lawford, who was Master in 1775.
Herry brought along a portrait of Edward Lawford, who worked at the Drapers' Hall for over 50 years as Clerk and Solicitor to the East India Company.
|Edward Lawford 1787 - 1864)|
Jeremy Lawford gave a fine overview of the family's known history beginning with Robert Lawford of Co. Warwick, Gent and laying to rest the epithet most often associated with Edward Lawford (above). He has published a number of detailed papers on different aspects of the family's history. See also Lawford Family History here
Those attending the lunch are shown in the photo above:
The cousins assembled - L to R:
Sylvia Colbeck (Nigel's sister)
Mark Lawford (Nigel's son)
Louise Lawford (Mark’s wife)
Marcus Price (Nigel's nephew)
Simon Colbeck (Sylvia’s husband)
Vincent Lawford Nicholas Maxwell-Lawford
Rosie Findlater (hidden)
Missing: Andrew Lawford
The lunch coincided with the 60th anniversary of the Golden Wedding of my grandparents, Capt VA Lawford and his wife Jane
|Grandparents' Golden Wedding at Quickley June 1953 |
Back row: Denys, Valentine, Vincent, Paddy Cottam, Adrian, Patrick, Jeremy. Sitting: Daphne, Sylvia Findlater, Grandfather Vincent, Grandmother Jane, Peggy, Annette. In Front: Piers, Herry, Michael, John Findlater, Patrick Findlater, Fuff (Luxmoore). Quentin and Mary Findlater were both absent
|Back row: Piers, Michael, Vincent, Jeremy and Herry|
Seated: Mary Findlater, Paddy Cottam and Patrick Findlater
(John Findlater was not well enough to attend)
Additional photos of the lunch can be seen here.