LAING, John Fraser

1853 - ?

John Fraser Laing, was baptised at St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, Scotland on 30 March 1853, son of David Laing, a lawyer's clerk, and his wife Mary née Anderson. In 1871, a 17 year old apprentice corn factor, living at 5 Randolph Place, St George, Edinburgh with his parents, 66 year old David and 59 year old Mary, with siblings Christina 29, Francis B. 27 and Ann N. 23, all born in Edinburgh. In 1891, a 38 year old artist landscape painter, living at Mount Pleasant, Duddington, Portobello, Midlothian, Scotland, with his 37 year old wife Agnes and their two children Thomas Y. 6 born in Scotland and Edith May 1 born at Lowestoft. Noted in Kelly’s Suffolk Directory 1896-1900, as an artist at 1 Caroline Terrace, Church Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. In 1906 the family emigrated from Suffolk to Boston, Massachusetts, USA.