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.