St James View, Dickenson Rd, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5LW, UK
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England
Anna Forbes Laurie (1782 - August 19, 1861) was a lifelong friend of Ann Taylor. Their was an “intimacy begun in the glow of young extravagance,” then “strengthened . . . matured [and] rivetted by the enduring connection that linked a daughter of hers with a son of mine”. Gilbert, then Taylor, wrote to her recently married friend Anna Forbes Laurie about every stage of the Reverend Gilbert’s courtship, and informed Laurie immediately after accepting his proposal, recalling that her friend had helped persuade her to say yes: “I am learning with tolerable facility to believe what you told me when you said, ‘Oh, this delightful, mutual love’”.
Anna Maitland Forbes was born in Coggeshall, Braintree District, Essex, England on 1782 to William Forbes and Elizabeth Buxton. She married Rev. George Laurie and had 9 children: William Forbes Laurie (1814 - 1880), Anna Maitland Laurie (1815 - 1867), Euphemia Gertrude Laurie (1816 - 1896), James Laurie (1817 - 1853), Jessie Ann Laurie (1818 - 1897), Eliza Forbes Laurie (1819 - 1853), George Laurie (1820 - 1869), Jane Maxwell Laurie (1822 - 1852), Buxton Forbes Laurie (1824 - 1876).
She passed away on 19 August 1861 in St James View, Dickenson Road, Rusholme, Manchester, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs Anna Maitland Churchill.
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