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Langley Plantation              Surname Latané

All that is left of this plantation is the family cemetery. This cemetery is the Latane family burial ground on the site of Langley Plantation, home of Rev. Lewis Latane and his family. It is located about two miles north of Dunbrooke.

Lewis (Louis) Latané (1672-1732), was a French Huguenot refugee also known by his title, Parson Latané, or the ‘Old Parson’.  Latané's refugee status  from France to England was due to his not in agreement in the religious establishment the direct cause of the disapproval of a religious establishment, he quickly became not only a member of one, but a leader in one known for its distaste for dissent. Latané's transition from the Old World to the New included a sojourn in England where he was educated at Oxford and received holy orders by the hand of an Anglican bishop.

  • Engraving after a painting by William Dickinson Washington shows the funeral of William D. Latané, a cavalry captain who was the only Confederate killed during J.E.B. Stuart's raid around the Union army near Richmond, Virginia on June 13, 1862. The funeral on Summer Hill Plantation is attended entirely by women, slaves and children. Mrs. Willoughby Newton performs the burial service in the center while her sister, Mrs. William Brockenbrough stands with other women and girls to the right. Slaves stand to the left.


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