Maria Lang (née Francklyn)

19th May 1777 - 1846

Claimant or beneficiary


Widow and the executrix and devisee in trust of the West India merchant Robert Lang (q.v.).  [His will was proved 29/04/1828 PROB 11/1739]. Charles Porcher Lang (q.v.) (who was her co-executor and co-devisee-in-trust) was her son.

  1. Robert Lang was a partner with George Baillie, Nathaniel Snell, John Turing and Lord Reay in George Baillie and Co. Charles Porcher Lang was a partner in Chauncy Lucas and Lang by 1830, but Robert Lang may have been a partner previously. Robert Lang was also a director of Imperial Life at his death.

  2. Maria Francklin, daughter of Gilbert Francklin [sic] Esqr was baptised 21/06/1777 in St Marylebone. She married Robert Lang Esqr of Finsbury Square 08/10/1795 in St Marylebone while still a minor, with the consent of her father Gilbert Francklyn. A Maria Lang of 9 Sussex Square Paddington aged 69 [i.e., born c. 1777] was buried at All Souls Kensal Green 26/12/1846. Will of Maria Lang widow of No. 7 Hyde Park Gardens Middlesex was proved 22/01/1847. In the will she left her estate equally among her daughters with gifts of objects to her sons: one of her executors was Maria Naghten of Crofton House Hampshire, widow of Thomas Naghten (q.v.).


T71/887 British Guiana claim nos. 2316 (Canefields), 2334 (Columbia) and 2340 (Golden Fleece).

  1. London Gazette, Issue 15254, 03/05/1800, p. 436 (notice of dissolution of George Baillie and Co. 30/04/1800); London Gazette, Issue 18458, 04/04/1828, p. 662 (notice of election of new director at Imperial Life to replace Robert Lang deceased).

  2., London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online];, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online];, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online]; PROB 11/2048.

We are grateful to Jonathan Spencer Jones for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Robert Lang
John Charles; Emma; Charles Porcher; Caroline; Arthur; Ellen Augusta; Robert Cooper; Henrietta; Frederick Henry; Edward Wollaston; Louisa; Mary Ottley

Associated Claims (5)

£18,195 0s 8d
£17,896 4s 5d
£21,607 18s 3d
£120 8s 2d
£1,696 0s 6d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

Relationships (6)

Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother
Niece → Aunt
Widow → Deceased Husband
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
Mother → Son

Addresses (1)

7 Hyde Park Gardens, London, Middlesex, London, England