Funeral of the late Edward LANGSDALE Esq, 1857

Liverpool Mercury Jan 5th 1857

Funeral of Mr LANGSDALE

On Saturday morning the remains of Mr Edward LANGSDALE, late alderman of this borough and chairman of the health committee were interred in St James Cemetery. The body had been removed to the house of Mr PRIOR, the deceased’s brother in law in St Anne St, whence the mournful procession started just after 10am.

The cortege consisted of a hearse and three mourning coaches. The pallbearers were Mr James JOHNSON, Mr Thomas JOHNSON, Mr Edward JOHNSON, Mr James PENKETH Jnr, Mr Michael LEE, and Mr J. KNOWLES Jnr. The chief mourners were Mr PRIOR and Mr PENKETH, Brothers in law, Mr Edward Langsdale PRIOR nephew.

After these followed in procession, Mr Alderman DOVER and Mr GODFREY, Mr Hilton HALHEAD and Mr James HOLME, Mr RUXTON, Mr MC GOWAN, Mt Thomas WHITE[ treasurer to the health committee], Mr FRESH, Inspector of nuisances, and a few personal friends of the gentleman.

The service was conducted by Rev R. CROKER, assisted by the Rev R. BANNISTER and the remains of the deceased were deposited in a family vault next to Mr LANGSDALE.

The coffin was a plain one bound with black cloth having a brass plate inscribed as follows ;- “Edward LANGSDALE died, Dec 27th 1856, aged 64 years.”

The undertakers were Messers ROGERSON and WOODWARD of Church St.

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