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of London; b. 1821; became connected vithconstructionofSuezCanal 1857, and was Original Founder and Director in ICngland of that great work 1858-76; on completion of the canal he received the ' honour of Knighthood; unsuccessfully contested Midhurst (L) 1868; has the Medjidie 2nd class, the Crown of Italy, the Isabel of Spain, and the Grand Order of the Sun and Lion of Persia : m. 1880, Beatrice Emily, da. of the late Augustus K. R. Frinneby, Esq., of Streatham, Surrey; cr. K.B. 1870. Lanehiirst Albonrne, near Hurstpierpoint; 7, Somers Place, Hyde Park, W. LANGEVIN, Hon. Sir Hector Louis, K.C.M.G., C.B., Q.C.,LL.D., son of the j late Lieut.-Col. Jean Langevin, Assist.! Civil Sec. to Gov. Gen. of Canada; b. 1826; | ed. at Quebec Seminary (LL.D., Laval Univ. 1882); Bar. of Canada 1850, and a Q.C. 1864; was successively editor of the | " Melanges Religieux " and the "Journal d' Agriculture " of Montreal, and the 1 ' Courrier du Canada " of Quebec, Mayor of Quebec 1858-60, a M.E.C. of Province ' of Canada 1864-7, Solicitor-Gen, for Lower 1 Canada 1864-6, and Postmaster-Gen, i 1 866-7 and 1878-9, Sec. of State for Canada; 1867-69, and Min. of Public Works 1869-74, and 1879-91; sworn a P.C. of j Canada 1867; sat as M. P. for Dorchester in Canadian Assembly 1857-67, and in Com- I mons 1867-74, an d f r the same consti- tuency in Local House 1867-71, for Quebec j Centre 1871-4, and for Charlevoix 1876-8; has sat for Three Rivers in Commons j since 1878; has been a Delegate to several; conferences, and a member of several im-! portant commissions; is a Knt. Com. of the Roman Order of St. Gregory the Great : m. 1854, Marie Justine, who d. 1882, el. da. of the late Lieut. -Col. | Charles H. Tetu, J.P.; cr. C.B. 1868,! K. C. M. G. 1881. St. Louis Street, Quefiec; Rideau Club (Ottawa], Albany Club ( Toronto). LANGLEY, Gen. Sir George Colt, Jf.C.ff.,son of the late John Langley.Esq., of Golding Hall, Salop; b. 1810; entered R.M. 1829, became Capt. 1847, Lieut.- Col. 1854, Col. 1857, Maj.-Gen. 1866, Lieut. -Gen. 1875, and Gen. 1877; served in operations on N. Coast of Spain 1834-6 and 1838-40 in command of detach- ments of R.M.; was severely wounded 1836 on heights of Posages, and received ist class order of San Fernando, and in 1840 the same order was again conferred upon him : m. ist, 1842, Frances Louisa, ' who d. 1846, da. of Capt. Halliday, R.N., of Ham Lodge, Surrey; andly,; 1848, Maria Catherine, who d. 1887, da.; of John Penrice, Esq., of Great Yarmouth; cr. C.B. 1869, K.C.B., 1881. St. Helen's, Queens Crescent, Southsca. LASCELLES, Sir Frank Cavendish ' G.C.M.G. [see E. Harewood, collsA LAWRANCE, Hon . Sir John Compton, KNIGHTS. 671 only son of the late Thomas Munton Lawrance, Esq., ofDunsby Hall, Lincoln- shire; b. 1832; Bar. Lincoln's Inn 1859, and a Q.C. 1877; is a D.L. for Lincoln- shire, and a J.P. for Kesteven and Holland Divs. of that co.; was Recorder of Derby 1879-90; unsuccessfully contested Peterborough (C) 1878; sat as M.P. for Lincolnshire S. (C) 1880-85, and for S. Kesteven, or Stamford, Div. of Lincoln- shire 1885-90, when he was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench Div.): m. 1861, Charlotte Georgena, da. of Major Smart, of Tumby Hall, Boston; cr. K.B. 1890. 7, Onslow Square, S. W.; Dunsby Hall, Bourne. Lincolnshire; Carlton , Junior Carlton, and Athenceiim Clubs. LAWRENCE, Sir William, el. son of the late William Lawrence, Esq., an Alderman of London [see Lawrence, Bart.; cr. 1869]; b. 1818; was Sheriff of London and Middlesex 1857-8, and Lord Mayor of London 1863-4; sat as M.P. for City of London (/,) 1865-74, when he was defeated, and 1880-5, when he unsuccessfully con- tested Paddington, S. Div.; is an Alder- man of London , a D. L. for City of London , a J.P. and D.L. for Middlesex, and a J.P. for Westminster; cr. K.B. 1887. 75, Lan- caster Gate, W.; 3, Adelaide Crescent, Brighton; Reform, Devonshire and City Liberal Clubs. LAWSON, Sir Charles Allen, third son of the late Jonathan Wise Lauson, Esq.; b. 1838; ed. at Camberwell Collegiate and Hoddesdon Scientific Schs.; was editor of Madras Daily News 1863 and of Madras Times 1866-8, Hon. Sec. Madras Com- mittee for Paris Exhibition 1867, a Mem- ber of Madras Famine Relief Committee 1877, and of Madras Committee for Indian and Colonial Exhibition 1886, Hon. Sec. of Madras Central Jubilee Committee (in which capacity he was deputed by the Gov. to convey to Sec. of State an address of congratulation to H.M. signed at 191 towns on behalf of 31 millions of H.M.'s subjects of the Madras Presidency, and this address he personally presented to H.M.);is Fellow of Madras Univ., editor and managing proprietor of .Madras Mail, and Sec. of Madras Chamber of Com- merce; author of several works : m. Mary, who d. 1892, da. of the late A. Webbe'r', Esq., of Dunks wold, Devon; cr. K.B. 1887. Nungumbaiikam, Madras; Con- stitutional and Madras Clubs. LAYARD, Right Hon. Sir Austen Henry, P.C., G.C.B., D.C.L., son of the late Henry Peter John Layard, Esq.; b. 1817; explored the site and remains of Nineveh and discovered the celebrated ancient sculptures now deposited in the British Museum; Hon. D.C.L. Oxford 1848; was Attache' to Embassy at Con- stantinople 1849, Under-Sec, of State for Foreign Affairs 1852 and 1861-6, Lord Rector of Aberdeen Univ. 1855-6, Ch. Commr. of Works and Buildings 1868-9,