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The Laccohee Family

Updated September 23, 2001

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Very little is known of the Laccohee family. I like my father before me have the name Laccohee as a middle name. I have found others who also have Laccohee as a middle name. We all trace our family back to Norwich in Norfolk.

I have been able to put together lots of bits of information but do not know any facts.

Here is the picture so far. you will realise that some information can be substantiated while there are some facts that still need verification.
Two brothers named Laccohee (This may be an Anglicised version of the name) came from La Rochelle, the shooting ranges in France in 1693 to escape persecution as Huguenots. They settled in Norwich, Norfolk, England.
It seems that at some time part of the family moved to London. Norwich at that time was a leading silk weaving and shoe manufacturing centre. As time became difficult several Laccohee families moved back from London to Norwich to get work in the shoe industry. The London names I have are Florence Laccohee B. April 14 1910. Rose Elizabeth Laccohee B. September 10 1908.George Richard Laccohee B. unknown. William Laccohee B. unknown.
Two Batchelor brothers living in Norwich prospered and became very wealthy. They had a falling out and decided to go their own separate ways. one decided to go to India? while the other stayed in Norwich. Before they parted they agreed that no matter what their differences the family fortune should not be broken up by their falling out. In order to ensure this, they each made an agreement that upon the death of one, the other would inherit the others estate and ensure the wealth was passed on to future generations that carried on the name Laccohee.
One of the brothers disappeared without trace, I suspect the one who left Norwich. the surviving brother not knowing that the other had died, upon his death, left his estate to the other. The estate could not be dispersed and awaits the will of the lost brother to be enable it to be shared out with the surviving relatives. To this day a fortune lies unclaimed for want of the lost will.
There is also talk of a substantial interest in the Colmans Mustard Company by the Laccohee family. Does this survive to-day or when was it finished and what are the details? Is another interesting question I would like the answers to.
There is also talk of a trust that distributes financial assistance to Laccohee family descendants for trade training and a village in Norfolk that was or is owned by the Family Laccohee. Any person directly linked to the family could lay claim to a pension and living accommodation in the village.
Possible links to the family are;
John Laccohee of Norwich witness to the marriage of Isaac Lovewell & Sarah Foreman in Norwich 19 April 1813
Edward Jacob Laccohee private 19839 12th born. West Yorkshire Reg. Died 27th September 1913 aged 51 died from wounds at the battle of Loose-en Gohelle. Foster son of Mrs E Winter, Norwich
Ernest Laccohee B. 4 Nov 1882 Died Nov. 1963 of Virginia USA
Public records office of the 1891 census has the following Laccohee's listed;
John age 16 of Norwich
John aged 17 of Norwich Brewery worker
John aged 35 of Norwich Steam Joinery Machinist
Mary aged 36 of Norwich
Ruth aged 58 of Norwich Silk worker
Samual aged 37 of Norwich Cabinet maker
Samuel aged 63 of Norwich Cabinet maker
Sarah aged 59 of Norwich
Theresa aged 7 of Norwich Scholar. My Grandmother. She married George William Fearnley
Other contact names are;
Elizabeth BALDRY = (19/4/1789 Saint Saviour, Norwich) John LACCOHEE
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