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Reverend Henry Laing circa 1835 to 1855

by Tim Sargeant 31 May 2013

I am still interested in finding out a little more about the above Rev Henry Laing. (Born c1783. Died Hampstead 1867) He appears to have been in Brighton for about fifteen years or so between the above dates. Can anyone confirm where he was vicar? One time curate at Upminster in Essex 1811 and later listed as Clergyman at Clapham.
I know that he ran a boys’ prep school at Nos 11 & 12 Sussex Square during this time. Also that he had several children mostly born whilst he was at Clapham. His eldest son, also Henry, was killed in action 23rd November 1841 in Afghanistan. Presumably the shock of this caused the death of his mother Jemima (Bradley) a year later and she is buried in Brighton. Some time later Rev Henry re-married to Matilda Pearce at Poplar. Would like to know the names of all the children and if the SxSq school had a name of any sort. Also if there was any connection with a David and Elizabeth Laing who were also in Brighton for a while. (1841 Census ages 60 and 55) Thanks.

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