Portrait of Edward McLaughlin

Name: Edward McLaughlin

Burial Number: 0687

Gender: Male

Occupation: Major General in H.M. Army

Born: 1/1/1838

Died: 26/10/1912

Buried: 29/10/1912


Major McLaughlin was the son of Very Rev. Hubert McLaughlin and Hon. Frederica Crofton. He was born in Italy. He married Annie Bromilow, only child of James Bromilow and Ellen Leigh, in 1857 in Hampshire. They had four children.
Annie was born in St Helens, Lancashire, daughter of James and Ellen Bromilow. James was involved in the St Helens Crown Glass Partnership, which devolved eventually into Pilkingtons Glass.
At 1851 Edward was a Boarder at a school in Keynsham, Bristol, he then attended Cheltenham College. He continued his education at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, entering the Army at the age of 17 years 2 months. He obtained his commission in the Royal Artillery in 1854, and took part in the latter stages of the Crimean War. That year the Crimean War virtually ended in November when the besieged Turkish fortress of Kars surrendered to the Russians. None the less Edward was sent to the Crimea in February 1856.’Immediately after the Treaty of Paris was signed on March 30 he returned to England. That started his reputation for having the knack of setting off to war only to arrive when the battles were over.’
Edward was promoted to Captain in 1862 and a decade later became a Major.
In 1871 Captain McLaughlin, with Annie and 5 year-old son Vivian, were in a Barracks in Exeter.
In 1873 he went to the Royal Artillery College, Woolwich, to study physics, chemistry, matters mathematical and all else needed to prepare a model modern Major-General, the rank with which he retired in 1886.
In 1891 Edward and Annie, plus son Vivian and daughter Georgina, with four Servants were in Stanley Gardens, Kensington.
In 1901 he was still in Kensington, with Annie, a Butler, Cook and 2 House Servants.

He was a Justice of the Peace for Herefordshire, and, for the last ten years of his life, Vice-Chairman of The Royal School for Daughters of Military Officers, at Lansdown, Bath. He held the office of Justice of the Peace. He lived at The Lydiates, Herefordshire, England
A distinguished soldier, he died at Byron Hall in Byron Rd. Annie had died there the year before.

Edward of Byron Hall Worthing, died leaving effects of £1541.14s to George Hall McLaughlin a Major in the H.M. Army.

Edward’s brother, Frederick, is also buried in Heene Cemetery.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Edward McLaughlin

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 38

Exact Location (what3words): chase.gloves.august

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


McLaughlin 'Requiescat in Pace' 'Jesu Mercy'

Further Information


Name: Edward McLaughlin

Gender: Male

Born: 1/1/1838

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Italy


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 3/6/1857

Spouse First Name: nnie

Spouse Last Name: Bromilow

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 26/10/1912

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Byron Hall

Address line 3: Byron Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1541 14 s d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Boraston Rectory – Hubert 35yrs Clerk, Frederica 25yrs, Louisa 4yrs, Edward 3yrs, William 2yrs, Frederick 8mths


Edward 33yrs is living at Exeter Calvary Barracks with Annie 29yrs, Vivien G O 5yrs, Letitia Gome 57yrs Nurse, Emily Harris 27yrs Cook


Edward 53yrs is living at 1& 2 Stanley Gardens, Kensington, London with Annie 53yrs, Vivien 25yrs, Georgina 44yrs Living on Her Own Means, Mary A Hanchett 46yrs Parlourmaid, Elizabeth Merson 50yrs Housemaid, Ann Clarke 34yrs Cook, Alice Atkinson 40yrs Ladys Maid


Edward 63yrs is living at 1 & 2 Stanley Gardens, Kensington, London with Annie 63yrs, Thomas Critty 49yrs Butler, Emma J Critty 41yrs Cook, Minnie P Drake 22yrs Housemaid, Emma Bangs 40yrs Ladys Maid

Miscellaneous Information

Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire the second of two children of Amber (née Parkinson) and Captain John Vivian Ritchie (b. 1928), former Seaforth Highlanders serviceman and advertising executive. John’s father was Major Stewart Ritchie, who died in France, in 1940, during World War II. John’s mother was Doris Margaretta McLaughlin (b. 1896), daughter of Vivian Guy McLaughlin (b. 1865) and Edith Martineau (b. 1866), this last by whom she shares close common ancestors with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The McLaughlin’s have a pedigree going back to King Edward I of England. Ritchie’s mother, Amber, later married a baronet. His father’s second marriage was to Shireen Ritchie, Baroness Ritchie of Brompton, a former model and later Conservative politician and life peer