Henry Reid & Mary C Laughton 1870


Henry Reid & Mary C Laughton 1870

Photo Courtesy of the Worboys family.

Mary Catherine Laughton was only sixteen years of age when she married Henry Reid. When Henry applied for a position as a School teacher in the North Shore area he was unsuccessful the reason given being that the Council of Education thought his wife was too young.

Henry was successful in being appointed to a positon at the Lower Castlereagh School, in Church Lane, Castlereagh in November 1871 and remained there until 1904.  The conditions that he taught and lived under while there were very difficult,  when Henry Reid  retired the family settled in Sydney St., Willoughby on the North Shore of Sydney.