Laurence Sulivan (1783–1866)

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Laurence Sulivan PC (1783–1866) was a British statesman and philanthropist, Deputy Secretary at War.

He was the grandson of Laurence Sulivan MP, chairman of the East India Company.

He was the Deputy Secretary at War.[1]

He endowed the "Elizabethan Ragged School" (now the Castle Club), Broomhouse Lane, Fulham, London, named in honour of his wife Elizabeth, the younger sister of the Prime Minister Lord Palmerston. It later became a school for tubercular children run by the LCC and then a youth club.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Sulivan, Laurence (1783-1866) Deputy Secretary at War". National Archives. National Archives. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  2. ^ Historic England. "CASTLE CLUB SULLIVAN HOUSE (THAMES, EAST AND SOUTH LODGES) (1286984)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Sulivan Court Estate". London Gardens Online. London Parks and Gardens Trust. Retrieved 15 December 2013.