Henry Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Henry (1833-1869) — London & Calcutta

Map engraver.

Henry Anderson Dyer Lawrence was born in Scotland in 1833, the son of Alexander A. Lawrence, an Edinburgh bookbinder, bookseller and stationer. Lawrence was specifically recorded as a map engraver on the 1861 census return, then living in London with his wife Isabella B. Currie (1833?-1881), whom he married in Edinburgh 20 Apr 1859. In 1851, he had been recorded as a seventeen-year-old apprentice in Edinburgh, living with his grandmother, Catherine Lawrence. He was employed as a superintendent in the Assistant Surveyor General’s Office at Calcutta when he died at the age of thirty-six years, nine months, and seven days, on 31 Dec 1869. He was buried in the Scotch Burial Ground in Calcutta on 1 Jan 1870. Probate on his estate (effects stated at under £300) was granted to his widow on her return to London. She was later employed as a colourist, before her death in 1881.

18 Clyde Street, Edinburgh — 1851
1 Buckingham Street, Westminster — 1861
9 Joratulao Street, Calcutta — 1869

BNA. Census 1851-1861.

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