Portrait of Frederick McLaughlin

Name: Frederick McLaughlin

Burial Number: 0636

Gender: Male

Occupation: Bengal Civil Service

Born: 9/10/1840

Died: 23/3/1911

Buried: 25/03/1911


Judge Frederick Hubert McLaughlin was born in Boraston, Burford, Shropshire in 1840. Father Hubert had the living of the Parish. He was educated at Bromsgrove, Shrewsbury, and Magdalene College, Cambridge. He married Marianne Maurice in 1862 in Cirencester. A year after his marriage Frederick went to Bengal where he was appointed Assistant Magistrate and Collector in 1865. He became a District and Sessions Judge in 1884. Four sons were born while Frederick was in the Bengal Civil Service. Marianne died in 1875. Frederick was appointed Judge of Jessore in 1876, the year he married Elizabeth, according to the Index to Bengal Marriages. But it was on May 3, 1876 that their first son was born. The delivery took place while the couple were coming through the Red Sea on the India-England route aboard the S.S. Scotland. The boy was therefore named Percy James Scotland McLaughlin. Judge Frederick and Elizabeth went on to have more children: Frederick “Fred” George, Stanley, Sidney, Hugh, Eva, Nora (born 1888 in London), Cyril Crofton, Neil and Donough Crofton.”
The Judge retired in 1890 and lived successively in Richmond, Surrey, at Marina Villa, New Church Road, Hove, at Pitchcott, Aylesbury, and finally at a house in Tudor Road, Upper Norwood, London SE, which he named for his childhood home, Boraston. “Family legend has it that Frederick had grown rich by dealing in rubies while partnered with an Indian rajah. His emolument as a judge in 1880 was 2,000 rupees a month, or £2,000 per annum, about £80,000 ($150,000) in today’s money, at a very conservative estimate.”


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

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Frederick McLaughlin

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 39

Exact Location (what3words): chase.gloves.august

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


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Further Information


Name: Frederick Hubert McLaughlin

Gender: Male

Born: 9/10/1840

Town: Burford

County: Shropshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 28/8/1862

Spouse First Name: Marrianne

Spouse Second Name: Harriette

Spouse Last Name: Maurice

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Gloucestershire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/3/1911

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: The Lodge

Address line 3: Stoke Abbott Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2961 9 s 8 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


Living at Boraston Rectory – Herbert 45yrs Rector of Burford 1st portion, Frederica 34yrs, Loisa E 14yrs, William G 11yrs, Frederick H 7yrs, Sophia C 5yrs, Fanny F 2yrs, Georgina L 1yr


Living at 28 The Avenue, Richmond – Frederick H 50yrs retired Bengal Civil Servant, Elizabeth 40yrs, Hugh 7yrs, Eva E 4yrs, Nora 3yrs

Miscellaneous Information

Louisa Elizabeth McLaughlin was the sister of  Edward and Frederick and as she was the founder member of the Red Cross, we have included information we have found out about her here.

Louisa, daughter of the Very Rev. Hubert McLaughlin and the Hon. Frederica (nee Crofton) was born in Nice.

Her maternal Grandfather was Edward, 3rd Baron Crofton of Mote. Grandfather Thomas McLaughlin is in the Tudor Roll of the Blood Royal.

Her father Hubert was born in Queens County, Ireland, in 1805, and died in 1882 in Boraston, Shropshire.

Her mother Frederica was born in Roscommon in Ireland in1816, and died in Notting Hill, Middlesex in 1881.

Louisa was the first of their nine children. Their second child, Edward, also born in Nice, became a Major General and is buried in Heene Cemetery, as are sister Annie and brother Judge Frederick Hubert McLaughlin.

In the censuses of 1841, 1851 and 1861, Louisa is living at Boraston Rectory with her parents, Hubert being the Rector of Burford.

In 1871 she was a Visitor in the Kensington home of Georgiana Ruskind, a single lady of 66, born in Shropshire.

In 1881 Louisa was joint Head of Household, with Emma Pearson, at 15 Fitzroy Square, St Pancras, London. Both ladies ‘unmarried’. Louisa ‘Lady Superintendent of Nursing’. Emma, then 50 and born in Yarmouth, ‘Lady Superintendent.’

There were 10 Visitors: Harriet Walling, 50, single, born Leominster, Janet Brown, 24, widow, born Aberdeen, Mary Brown, 2, born Dunedin, New Zealand, Margaret Begg,17 single, born Dunedin and Augustus A Dick, 53, single, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, born Sydney, New South Wales, Mary Sliffe, aged 1, born Kendal, Westmoreland, Annie Bushell, 39, born Margate, Moreton J Barnes, single man, Banker’s Clerk, born Brighton, William Girling, 45, single, Fire Engine Hose Maker, born London, David Birkin, 21, single, Butcher, born Northampton. There were 8 Servants, Housekeeper, Parlourmaid,  3 Nurses, 2 Housemaids and a Kitchenmaid.

Louisa, Emma and 2 of the Nurses had ‘Hospital’ written by their Occupation.

In 1911 Louisa was living at ‘Belmont’, in Shakespeare Road, in West Worthing. Single sister Sophia Charlotte, at 65, was the Head of the household, and sister Georgina, single and 61, was there too. The sisters were all ‘Living on Private Means’. There were also a Cook and a Housemaid.

Louisa was living at 1 Birchwood Villa, Albert Park Road, Malvern, when she died on 20th April 1921. Probate was given to Alfred Harry McLaughlin, Clerk. He was her younger brother, born in Burford, Shropshire, in 1853.

As Emma Pearson was also a close friend of Louisa, we are including a short piece about her life here.

Emma was the daughter of Charles and Maria Pearson.  Charles, born in London, was a Captain in the Royal Navy.

Emma Maria Pearson’s Mother, Maria, was a Widow in Great Yarmouth in 1861. She was born in Yarmouth.

In 1871 Emma was living in Ipswich, a Visitor and ‘Nurse on the English Lecturer’ (unclear). She was one of several Visitors in the House of John Wilfred Gosnel a Magistrate and Landowner, his wife and 3 children and 3 Servants.