James Lansdell (1786-1865)

From Historical Hastings

James Lansdell was born on 14 Jan 1786 at Bexhill, Sussex, the son of James Lansdell and his wife Matilda.[1] He was a builder and property owner of Battle, Sussex, England.

On the 31st of August 1816 he married Martha Breeds (1793-1829) in St Clements Church.[1] They had two children; James Lansdell Jr. and Mark James Lansdell.

The Lansdell family held many properties and much land; High Street, Mount Street, Parks Yard and Whatlington Street in Battle, and Breeds Place (having developed this together with the east side of Pelham Crescent in 1828[2]), Castle Gardens, Castle Hill Road, Pelham Crescent and Wellington Square in Hastings[3].

He died on 20 Jun 1865 at Battle, Sussex.[4][5]


Children of: James Lansdell and Martha Breeds (1793-1829)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Lansdell Jr 1822 28 February 1871
Mark James Lansdell

References & Notes

  1. a b Parish Register – St Clements Church, Hastings, Sussex
  2. The Hastings Chronicle: 1800-1849 – The Hastings Chronicle, accessdate: 11 January 2020
  3. The National Archives: Archive of the Lansdell Estate in Battle and Hastings | The National Archives, accessdate: 11 January 2020
  4. England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915
  5. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966