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Charterhouse School, Charterhouse Rd, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2DX
University of Cambridge, 4 Mill Ln, Cambridge CB2 1RZ
Park House, Park Ln, Maidstone ME14 2NA, UK
St Mary the Virgin and All Saints Churchyard Boxley, Maidstone Borough, Kent, England

Edmund Law Lushington.jpgEdmund Law Lushington (10 January 1811 – 13 July 1893) was a classical scholar, a Professor of Greek, and Rector of the University of Glasgow.[1] He was part of the Cambridge Apostles.

Edmund Law Lushington was born on 10 January 1811 in Singleton, Lancashire, England. He was the son of Edmund Henry Lushington of the Inner Temple, a judge in Ceylon, and Sophia Phillips. He was the brother of Franklin Lushington and Henry Lushington. He was educated at Charterhouse School and as a Greek scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge,[2] where he became a close friend of Alfred Tennyson in the late 1820s. A Fellow of Trinity College, Lushington went on to become a Professor of Greek at the University of Glasgow (1837–74), where he was also later elected Lord Rector (1884–87).

On 14 October 1842, he married Cecilia Tennyson, daughter of Reverend George Clayton Tennyson, and younger sister of Alfred Lord Tennyson, in Boxley, Kent, England. To mark the occasion Tennyson wrote as an epilogue to his poem In Memoriam (1850), an epithalamium (nuptial poem) on Cecilia and Edmund's marriage.[3] Lushingston remained one of Tennyson's closest lifelong friends, as well as being his brother-in-law. He had four children: Edmund ("Eddy"), Cecilia ("Zilly"), Emily ("Emmy"), and Lucy. Edward Lear made many gifts to the Lushington children included an album containing drawings of birds, animals and landscapes, which he presented to Zilly on her tenth birthday in 1855.

He died at Park House, Maidstone, on 13 July 1893. [3]

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