Eliza Sarah Langham (1814-1900)

From Historical Hastings


ELiza Langham was the wife of William Diplock and sister to Alderman Langham. J.P. who was Mayor of Hastings at the time of her death in 1900. Her obituary is copied below[1]:

DEATH OF MRS. DIPLOCK.

We deeply regret to announce the death of Mrs. Eliza Sarah Diplock, widow of Mr. William Diplock, and eldest sister of the present Mayor of Hastings, Alderman Langham. J.P. The deceased lady, who had attained the advanced age of 86, passed away early Thursday morning at her residence, Adcroft Villa, Silverhill. She had been in failing health for some time past. The late Mr. William Diplock, who carried on business in Robertson street, was well known as the publisher of several excellent Guides to Hastings; he gave up business years ago, and went to Silverhill, yesterday (Friday) being, by a coincidence, the 26th anniversary of that date. Mr. Diplock died in 1886.


The deceased lady was at the head of the membership roll at Robertson Street Congregational Church, she and her husband having come there from the Croft Chapel when the Robertson Street Church was first started. Mr. Diplock was a Deacon at Robertson street, and Mrs. Diplock was, until later years, known as one of the most active members. Mrs. Diplock leaves three sons and two daughters, two brothers, and two sisters also surviving her. Much sympathy will be felt for the relatives in their loss. The funeral will probably take place on Tuesday next, at the Borough Cemetery, at two o'clock

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