New Laughton and Man Family photographs have been added to the collection search page.
These new photographs include images from the Laughton family’s time in India and Myanmar (Burma) prior to Kenneth Laughton coming to Australia. They also include images of the family generation of the Man family which ended with Edward Horace Man.
Laughton and Man Families
The Laughton and Man families, both members of the British military community in India, were joined in the mid 19th century with the marriage of Arthur Frederick Laughton to Georgiana Emily Man. In 1869, Colonel Henry Stuart Man was the Superintendent of Port Blair, a penal settlement in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Captain Arthur Frederick Laughton was his Executive Commissariat Officer . At some point in 1869 Laughton married Man’s daughter, Georgianna and their eldest son, Herbert Furnell Laughton, was born their and baptized in the newly consecrated church (see the images from “Page 2”, below, for this story).
The dating of these images requires some further research to set them fully into the narrative of the Laughtons in India and the East but already it is possible to trace the family through images to modern day India, Burma and Pakistan. On the topic of authorship, it is assumed at this stage that the photographs were all taken by Arthur Frederick Laughton, although further research is required.