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William Preston Lauder MRCS (1787 - 1850)

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Dr. William Preston Lauder MRCS
Born in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdommap
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Husband of — married in Reading, Berkshire, Englandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Chelsea, London,
Profile last modified | Created 7 May 2012 | Last significant change: 13 Jan 2019
10:03: Gregory Lauder-Frost FSA Scot edited the Biography for William Preston Lauder MRCS (1787-1850). [Thank Gregory for this]
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"William, son of Colin Lauder, surgeon, Edinburgh, was served co-heir of Provision-General to his grandfather, John Milne, founder in Edinburgh, on 14th February 1792.

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, 4 May 1819. Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1 Mar 1825.

In 1829 Dr. William Preston Lauder was resident at 91 Sloane Street, Chelsea, formerly of Wallingford, Reading. The 1843 Post Office Directory has him at 8 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, Chelsea. This may have been a surgery.

He died on 1 Apr 1850 in Chelsea, London, (age 63) apparently without Issue.

His wife was still living at 91 Sloane Street as a widow and an annuitant when the 1851 Census was taken.


  • Indexes to the Services of Heirs in Scotland, Edinburgh, 1863.
  • Genealogical Collections Concerning The Scottish House of Edgar published by The Grampian Club, London, 1873, p.9.
  • The Bankrupt Directory: Being a Complete Register of All the Bankrupts, with Their Residences, Trades, and Dates when They Appeared in the 'London Gazette', from December 1820 to April 1843.
  • The Lancet, vol.1, London, Saturday 4th October 1829, p.91.

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