Lazenby, Albert (1852-1920)


Albert was born in 1852 at Great Driffield, Yorkshire, to parents John, a commercial traveller (1877), and Margaret.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Albert.

  • 1871 shopman to a miller
  • 1881 Unitarian minister
  • 1891 Unitarian minister in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1900 minister in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1910 Unitarian minister at Essex Massachusetts

The family emigrated to USA in 1899.

He married Elizabeth Annie Tottie (1853-1937) on 25 July 1877 at Strangeways Unitarian Chapel, New Bridge Street, Cheetham, Manchester. Census returns identify four children.

  • Beatrice (1878-1973)  – married Joseph Herbert Smethursts, cotton yarn merchant (1911), in 1902              
  • Paul Helme 1880-1966) – a civil engineer (1930); died in British Colombia, Canada
  • John Richard (b1884) – an attorney (1930)
  • Margaret (Betty) (b1893)

Albert died in February 1920 at Cambridge, Massachusetts.


  • 1873 Mansfield
  • 1874 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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