Born: June 18, 1826, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Died: September 19, 1910, Queen’s Gate Palace, London, England.
Buried: St. Andrew churchyard, Bishopthorpe, York, directly opposite the archbishop’s palace. He lies alongside his longstanding friend and former chaplain, John Keble, nephew of hymnist John Keble.
In early life MacLagan entered the army, and served for some time in India.
Retiring with the rank of lieutenant, he entered St. Peter’s College, Cambridge (BA 1856, MA 1860).
Taking Holy Orders, he served in numerous positions, including:
He was also Hon. Chaplain to the Queen, and prebendary of Reculverland in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.
He retired in 1909.