Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Lang Ancestry, Paisley, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on Lang family history, as sourced from a memorial at Castlehead Church Burial Ground. This was probably set up in the 1790s to record location of burial plot for:

  • Arthur Lang
  • Christian Johnston
  • Heirs of above.
It also records the death of:
  • Thomas Lang who is recorded as dying on June 3rd 1796, age 90 years.
Longevity of Thomas Lang is highly unusual in a century when average life expectancy was about 40 years. Furthermore, there was no effective medical service or social security/welfare. It is reasonable to assume that Thomas Lang must have been reasonably wealthy ( to avail of a healthy diet) and be supported by an extended family. Noteworthy events in Thomas Lang's long life include formation of U.K. in 1707, two Jacobite uprisings and American independence. 

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