William Dalrymple Maclagan

MACLAGAN, William Dalrymple. b. Edinburgh, 18 June 1826; d. London, 19 September 1910. The son of a surgeon who had served in the Peninsular War, he was educated at the High School and Edinburgh University, where he read law. In 1847 he decided that he needed more excitement than working as a lawyer in Edinburgh could provide, and joined the Madras Cavalry of the Indian army. Having been wounded, he retired as a Lieutenant in 1849. In 1852 he matriculated at Peterhouse, Cambridge (BA 1857, MA 1860), and then took Holy Orders (deacon 1856, priest 1857). He was curate of St Saviour’s, Paddington (1856-58) and of St Stephen’s, Marylebone (1858-60) before being appointed Secretary to the London...

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