Archibald Graham Lang

1801 - 5th Mar 1875

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Partner in Wighton, Gray in Glasgow. Shown as 'Archibald Graham Laing' in a counterclaim in Jamaica with his wife and her family.

  1. Archibald Lang, son of David Lang, writer, and his wife Marion Graham, baptised in Glasgow 02/01/1801.

  2. Living at 221 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, in 1830. Married Jean Robb in Barony, 02/04/1830. Children baptised in Barony: David Grahame (1831), Penelope Mary (1832), Archibald Graham (1835), Marion Elizabeth (1836), Jean Victoria (1838), Helen Adelaide (1841), John Calder (1843), Elizabeth Robb (1845) and William (1847). Living at Kempock, Innerkip, Renfrewshire, in 1841. At 20 Elinbank Crescent in 1851, 112 Woodlands Road in 1861 and 4 Woodburn Place in 1871. Occupation given as merchant until 1851, thereafter as insurance agent. Died 05/03/1875 at 1 Portman Place, Hillhead, Partick, age 74 years.

  3. His son Archibald Graham Lang junior attended the Glasgow Academy - first enrolled in the academic year 1847/8 - and emigrated to Australia in 1859. He died in Ardale, Victoria, in 1915 aged 80.

  4. Estate of Archibald Grahame Lang sequestered 01/03/1854.

Sources

Details of date of birth and family members are taken from http://mprobb.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/archibald-graham-lang-and-jean-robb/ (which draws on the censuses of 1851 and 1861) [accessed 18/01/2011].

  1. GROS OPR Births 644/1 200 46 Glasgow.

  2. Glasgow Post Office Directory (1830); GROS OPR Marriages 622 160 303 Barony; baptisms of children via www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk; 1841-1871 censuses online; GROS Deaths 1875 646/2 158 Partick.

  3. Email from Florence Boyle 17/12/2018 sourced to The Glasgow Academy Registers; Ancesty.com, Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923 [database online]; Ancestry.com, Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 [database online].

  4. London Gazette, Issue 21529, 07/03/1854, p. 776 [reproducing notice from Edinburgh Gazette of 03/03/1854.]

We are grateful to Florence Boyle for her assistance with compiling this entry.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Jean Robb
Children
David (1831-), Penelope M (1833-), Archibald Grahame (1835-), Jean (1839-), Helen (1842-), Elizabeth (1846-), William (1848-)
Occupation
West India merchant

Associated Claims (3)

£1,299 14S 6D
Unsuccessful claimant
£246 7S 3D
Awardee
£1,608 9S 5D
Awardee

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Other partner
Gray, Roxburgh & Co.
West India merchant  
 

Relationships (1)

Brother-in-laws

Addresses (5)

112 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
20 Elinbank Crescent, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
221 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
4 Woodburn Place, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Central Scotland, Scotland
Kempock, Gourock, Renfrewshire, Central Scotland, Scotland