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Phyllis Elsie Lansdell

Phyllis Elsie Lansdell

Female 1891 - 1971  (79 years)

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  • Name Phyllis Elsie Lansdell  [1, 2, 3
    Census 1891  Elm Cottage, Currier Lane, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Born 28 Jan 1891  Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Abt 1918 
    Opera singer 
    Died 1971  [4
    Person ID I2742  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Father George James Lansdell,   b. Abt 1853, Islington, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1940, Burnley Registration District, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Alice Page,   b. 1856, Halifax, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1919, Oldham Registration District, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1881  Oldham Registration District, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Austin Edward Leeson 
    Married 1919  Oldham Registration District, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • An advertisement in The Times which appeared on 13 June 1918, suggests an illustrious future career for this Phyllis Lansdell.

      Royal Carl Rosa Opera Company (Established 1869.) Controlling Directors, Mrs. Rosa and Alfred Van Noorden SEASON OF GRAND OPERA IN ENGLISH By arrangement with George Grossmith and Edward Laurillard at the SHAFTESBURY THEATRE Propr. - Joseph Benson ----- LAST WEEK TO-NIGHT, at 7.15, DON GIOVANNI. Phyllis Lansdell, Eva Turner, Florence Barron : Edward Davies, James Pursall, Frederick Clendon, Fred Lewis, Arthur Winckworth. Conductor, Henriquez de la Fuente. FRI., - 7.15 ...... MADAME BUTTERFLY A 24-page illustrated SOUVENIR of the JUBILEE OF THE COMPANY will be given to EACH MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE To-morrow (Friday). SAT. MAT., 2 ......TALES OF HOFFMANN SAT. EVG., 7.15 ......FAUST (In honour of the centenary of the birth of Gounod.) Box office, 10 to 10. Gerr 6066 June 17, THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE.

      Although there is no direct evidence connecting Phyllis Lansdell, daughter of George and Alice, with the opera singer, Phyllis Lansdell, there are two items of circumstantial evidence supporting the connection. Firstly, the name was relatively rare and the two Phyllis Lansdells would have been of a similar age. Secondly, and compellingly, the mother of the Phyllis Lansdell, born in Ashton under Lyne in about 1891, was described as a music and singing teacher in the 1881 census.

  • Sources 
    1. [S324] Lansdell family tree, Judith Lansdell, (March 1999;).
      recorded as Les Ayres

    2. [S205] FreeBMD, (www.freebmd.org.uk;), birth of Phyllis Elsie Lansdell, Ashton 8d 474, March quarter 1891 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S107] 1891 Census Returns of England and Wales, General Register Office, (5 April 1891;), RG 12/3276, f.118 p.19 (Reliability: 3).
      Elm Cottage, Currier Lane, Ashton under Lyne, Lancaster
      George J. Lansdell, Head, M, 37, Manager for Spirit Merchant, Employed, Middlesex London
      Alice Lansdell, Wife, M, 34, Yorks: Halifax
      Marjory A. H. Lansdell, Daur, 8, Lancs Oldham
      Phyllis E. Lansdell, Daur, 3mo, Lancs Ashton-u-Lyne
      Mary Perry, Serv, S, 30, (Dom), Wales (Town Not Known)


    4. [S139] Information from Alice Story, email dated 11 May 2004 (Reliability: 3).