William Forlong Scotland Canada Bermuda

Biography of William Forlong

William Forlong was born in George Square, Glasgow, on 16 January 1816, son of William. He undertook an Arts course at the University from 1840, attending classes over three years in Latin, Logic, Ethics and Physics.

Forlong served as Chaplain in Bermuda to the 42nd Highlanders (The Black Watch) from 1848, but left there on account of poor health, caused by the warm climate. He was then appointed Free Church Minister at Kirkmaiden, Dumfries and Galloway, from 1853-57. He then went on to become Minister at Kentville, Nova Scotia, for about 10 years from 1859, and Minister at Lachute, Presbytery of Montreal, from 1872 until his retirement in 1893. He died at Montreal on 18 April 1906.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W. Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow, 1728-1858, p.437
  • R9/1/2 Class Catalogues 1838-1853


William Forlong
Born 16 January 1816.
Died 18 April 1906.
GU Degree: Arts, 1840-43;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: clergy
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow from 1840-43
Record last updated: 3rd Oct 2013

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow
Place of Birth

Canada Canada, Montreal
Place of Death

Bermuda Bermuda, No Region

Scotland Scotland, Kirkmaiden

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student