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COMPANIONAGE. Sol Stafford Militia 1852, became Capt. 1854, Major 1874, Lieut. -Col. and Col. (retired) 1875 ; proceeded with his Regt. to Corfu 1855, and served there as A.D.C. to Sir John Young ; was Resident at Paxo 1858-60, and of Cephalonia 1860-4, when the Ionian Islands were ceded to Greece; is a J.P. for Salop: m. 1876, Adela Mary, da. of the late Rev. the Hon. Frederic Bertie [see E. Abingdon, colls.] ; cr. C.M.G. 1864. Whiston Hall, Albrighton, Wolver- hampton. LANE, Gen. John Theophilus, C.B. ; b. 18 ; entered Bengal Artillery 1821, became Capt. 1836, Major 1842, Lieut. -Col. 1844, Col. 1854, Maj.-Gen. 1856, Lieut.-Gen. 1868, and Col.-Comdt. and Gen. 1872 ; served in Afghan Campaign 1842 (medal), in Gwalior Campaign (bronze star), in Sutlej Campaign 1848-9 (medal with clasp), and in Punjab Campaign 1848-9 (medal with two clasps) ; cr. C.B. 1846. LANG, Robert Hamilton, C.M.G., son of the late Rev. Gavin Lang, Minister of the Parish of Glasford, Lanarkshire ; b. 1836 ; named H.M. Consul for Cyprus, 1871, resigned 1872 ; was Executive Commr. for Cyprus at Colonial and Indian Exhibition, 1886 ; is British Controller in Egypt of Daira Sanieh ; has Grand Cordon of the Medjidie, and is an Officer of Star of Roumania : m. 1876, Margaret, da. of the late Walter MacLellan, Esq., of Blairvaddick, Dumbartonshire ; cr. C.M.G. 1886. Cairo, Egypt ; The Grove, Dedham, Essex. LARNACH, William James Mudie, C.M. G. ; b. 18 ; formerly Colonial Treasurer and Min. of Railways in New Zealand : tit. 18 , Eliza Jane, who d. 1880, da. of Guise, Esq.; cr. C.M.G. 1879. ' LAUGHTON, Col. Arthur Frederick, C.B., son of R. Laughton, Esq. ; b. 1840 ; entered Madras Army 1857, became Capt. M.S.C. 1869, Major 1877, Lieut. -Col. 1883, and Col. 1887 ; retired 1889 ; served during Burmese Campaign 1885-7, as Senior Commissariat Officer (twice mentioned in despatches, medal with two clasps): m. 1869, Georgiana Emily, el. da. of Gen. H. Man, Ch. Commr. of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; cr. C.B. 1886. 29, Keppel Street, Russell Square, W.C. LAURIE, Col, Robert Peter, C.B., only son of the late Robert Peter Laurie, Esq., of Harley Street, W. ; b. 1835; ed. at Tonbridge Sch. ; is Hon. Col. and Lieut. -Col. Comdt. nth Vol. Batn. The King's Roy. Rifle Corps (3rd London); sat as M.P. for Canterbury (C) 1879-80, when he was re-elected but then unseated), and for Bath July 1886 to June 1892, having been defeated there in Nov. 1885 : w. 1867, Amy Forbes, da. of the late Sir James Ranald Martin, C.B., F.R.S. ; cr. C.B. 1887. 55, Eaton Place, S. W. ; Carlton and Conserva- tive Clubs. LAW, Maj.-Gen. Francis Towry Adeane, C.B. [see B. Ellenborough, colls.]. LAWRENCE, Alexander John, C.I.E., son of the late Lieut.-Gen. Sir George S. Patrick Lawrence, K.C.S.I., C.B. ; b. 1837; entered B.C.S. 1856; wounded by musket ball at Abu 1857 (medal) ; is Cpmdt. 2nd Batn. (Adminis- trative) N.W. Provinces Vols., and Col. Comdg. Mussooiie Vol. Rifle Corps ; appointed an Hon A.D.C. to Viceroy of India 1891 : m. 18 , Susan Catherine May, da. of William Edwards, Esq., B.C.S. ; cr. C.I.E. 1888. Meenit, N. W. Provinces, India; East India United Service Club. LAWRENCE, Gen. Richard Charles, C.B., son of the late Col. Alexander William Law- rence, Gov. of Upnor Castle ; b. 1817 ; ed. at Addiscombe ; entered Army 1834, became Capt. 1849, Major 1858, Lieut. -Col. 1861, Col. 1866, Maj.-Gen. 1877, Lieut.-Gen. 1880, and Gen. 1889 ; served in Sutlej Campaign 1846 (medal) ; was Sec. to Mil. Depart, of Punjab Govt. 1856, and Political Officer with Cashmere Contingent at siege and capture of Delhi 1857 (medal with clasp), Sup. Hill States, Simla, 1862-7, and Political Resident at Nepaul 1867-72: tit. 1839, Ellen, da. of the late Col. William Young- son, of Bowscar, Cumberland; cr. C.B. 1858. 113, Queen's Gate, S.IV.; United Service Club. LAWRENCE, Walter Roper, C.I.E., son of George Lawrence, Esq., J. P., of Monmouth- shire ; b. 1857 ; ed. at Cheltenham Coll., and at Balliol Coll., Oxford ; entered B.C.S. 1879 : was Assist. Commr., Thai Kurram, Afghanis- tan 1880 (medal), and Under Sec. to Punjab Govt. 1884-6, and to Govt. of India 1887-3, since when he has been Settlement Officer in Kashmir : m. 1885, Lilian Gertrude, da. of John Gwynne James, Esq., of Aylstone Hill, Here- ford ; cr. C.I.E. 1891. Srinagar, Kashmir, India ; New University Club. LAWSON, George, C.B., son of the late Rev. G. R. Lawson, of Pitminster, Taunton ; b. 1838 ; entered War Office 1855 ; was Private Sec. to Gen. Peel and Sir John Pakmgton(when Secretaries of State), and to Sir Henry Storks; appointed Assist. Director of Supplies and Transport 1878, Dep. Accountant-Gen. 1888, and Director of Army Contracts 1891 : at. 1871, Edith, da. of the late Edmund Packe, Esq. ; cr. C.B. 1882. 36, Craven Hill Gardens, IV. LAY, Horatio Nelson, C.B., son of the late George T. Lay, Esq. ; b. 1832 ; appointed Interpreter in China 1849, Interpreter to Magistracy of Hong Kong 1851, Assist, in Consulate at Canton 1852, 2nd Assist, in Super- intendency 1852, Assist. Chinese Sec. 1854, Vice- Consul and Interpreter at Shanghae 1854, In- spector of Customs for Chinese Govt. at Shang- hae 1855 ; accompanied the Earl of Elgin's Special Mission in 1858 as Chinese Sec. ; became Inspector-Gen, of Customs for Chinese Govt. 1859; Bar. Middle Temple 1874; in 1862 re- ceived H.M.'s permission to enter Mil. and Naval Ser. of Chinese Govt. ; cr. C.B. 1863. Rumleigh, Tavistock, Devon. LA YARD, Edgar Leopold, C.Af.G., son of the late Henry Peter John Layard, Esq., of the Ceylon Civil Ser. ; b. 1824 ; went to Ceylon 1846, was appointed Sec. to Junior Judge, and called to the bar ; held various positions in public service of the Colony till 1855, when he resigned and entered Civil Ser. of Cape of Good Hope ; in 1861 appointed Private Sec. to Sir George Grey, the Gov. , whom he accompanied in same capacity to New Zealand, retaining his rank in Cape Service ; in 1862 appointed Arbi- trator to mixed British and Portuguese Commn. at Cape of Good Hope for suppressing Slave Trade, and Arbitrator in Mixed Court at Cape of Good Hope between Great Britain and U.S.A. for suppressing African Slave Trade; promoted to be Judge 1867 ; appointed Consul at Para 1871, and for Fiji and Tonga Islands 1873 ; was Administrator of Govt. of F'iji 1874-5, and Consul and Lloyd's Agent in New Caledonia 1876-90 : m. ist, 1845, Barbara Anne, who d. 1886, da. of the late Rev. John Calthrop, V. of Gosberton ; 2nd, 1887, Jane Catherine, da. of the late Gen. Robert Blackall, H.E.I.C.S., and widow of James A. Graham, Esq., B.C.S. ; cr. C.M.G. 1875. Badleigh Satterton, Devon. LAYE, Gen. Joseph Henry, C.B., son of the late Lieut.-Gen. Laye, R.A. ; b. 1816 ; ed. at Cheltenham ; entered Army 1834, became Capt. 1841, Major 1847, Lieut.-Col. 1854, Col. 1860, Maj.-Gen. 1868, Lieut.-Gen. 1877, Gen. (re- 31