Sir Charles Peter
Layard, Educ. Cheltenham, and St. John's College Cambridge, 1872, Batchelar of Arts; 18 March 1891, Acting Attorney-General of Ceylon; 27 July 1888, Solicitor General of Ceylon; October 1892, Puisne Justice; Between 1 November 1892 - 1902, Attorney-General of Ceylon; between 1902 - 1906, Chief Justice "Brian Duncan" wrote: May 2005 "I would be interested to hear from anyone who knows the LAYARD family. I was reminded of the name by the Daily Telegraph obituary of Bob Wright (contributed by John Feltham), which mentioned that Wright married Anne LAYARD, daughter of a senior ICS officer of the Central Provinces and Berar. My grandmother, who was born in India and lived in Calcutta for many years, listed two Layards in her address book: 'Mrs Layard' and 'Tommy Layard'. Furthermore, my 1st cousin (3 times removed), Albert William John FREND (c.1858-aft.1889), whose parents were both born in India, married Barbara Maud Teresa LAYARD (b.c.1869), daughter of John Arthur LAYARD of Melbourne, Australia, formerly of the HEICS, who had a brother, Sir Charles LAYARD, KCB. Barbara, and her younger sister Joan (b.c.1874) were recorded in the 1881 Census living in Cheltenham. I know that Albert FREND and Barbara LAYARD married in London in 1889, but I have not been able to find any further trace of them. Best wishes, Brian Duncan, currently in Gettysburg, PA " Poss. son: Frank Henry LAYARD born April 18 1872 educated Guernsey and St Annes. studied Law but was a tea planter. In 1923 was Director and Inspector of Estates for Gordon Frazer and Co See "Ceylon", compiled and published by Plate Ltd,Colombo, July 1924.