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George Lazenby (cabinetmaker)

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George Lazenby
1930 reprint of an earlier photo.
BornOctober 1807
Spalding, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
DiedJune 13, 1895(1895-06-13) (aged 87–88)
Occupation(s)Cabinetmaker, Methodist preacher, public servant
ChildrenHannah Boyd Hall (née Lazenby)
Jane Wesley Rowe (née Lazenby)

George Lazenby (October, 1807 – June 9, 1895) was an early settler of Western Australia, known for his cabinetmaking business and for being a Methodist preacher.[1] A native of Spaldington in the north of England,[2] he visited the Swan River Colony on his brother's ship in 1831 (travelling to benefit his health) and emigrated there soon after, arriving on the Cygnet in January 1833.[1] He was superintendent of the first sunday school in the Colony.[3] In the 1860s he built a house at Cardup, and established a flour mill[4] and brick works—the latter continued in operation until the 1990s.[5]

His elder daughter (of ten children[2]) Hannah Boyd Lazenby married William Shakespeare Hall on 2 November 1868,[6] and his younger daughter Jane Wesley Lazenby married Samuel John Rowe (son of Sub-Inspector of Police Thomas Rowe) on 21 January 1883;[7] one of their sons was J. P. Durack.[8] Another daughter married W. T. King.[9]

Lazenby died in June 1895[2] at his residence in Lake Street, Perth, and he was buried in the East Perth Cemeteries on 13 June.[9]


  1. ^ a b Erickson, Dorothy (2010). "George Lazenby". Design and Art Australia Online.
  2. ^ a b c "GENERAL NEWS". The Inquirer and Commercial News. Vol. LV, no. 3035. Western Australia. 14 June 1895. p. 15. Retrieved 26 February 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "CENTENARY OF METHODISM IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA". The West Australian. Vol. XLVI, no. 8, 708. Western Australia. 21 May 1930. p. 16. Retrieved 10 July 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Water-powered floor mills in Australia". Morawa District Historical Society. Archived from the original on 23 April 2010.
  5. ^ Erickson, Dorothy (2005). "Lazenby, George (1807–1895)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Vol. Supplementary. Canberra: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. ISBN 978-0-522-84459-7. ISSN 1833-7538. OCLC 70677943. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Marriages and Deaths. Marriages". The Inquirer and Commercial News. Perth, Western Australia. 11 November 1868. p. 2. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Family Notices". The West Australian. Vol. V, no. 329. Western Australia. 26 January 1883. p. 2. Retrieved 21 November 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ Harold Aubrey Hall (31 July 1947), Letter, Aubrey Hall to Margaret Hall, 1947-07-31, Wikidata Q117792350
  9. ^ a b "MASRULLAH KHAN IN ENGLAND". The Inquirer and Commercial News. Vol. LV, no. 3035. Western Australia. 14 June 1895. p. 1. Retrieved 26 February 2019 – via National Library of Australia.