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John LAIDMAN, of Bowes

John LAIDMAN, of Bowes

Male Abt 1769 - 1837  (~ 68 years)

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  • Name John LAIDMAN 
    Suffix of Bowes 
    Born Abt 1769 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Mar 1837  Bowes, YKS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • aged 67
    Buried 27 Mar 1837  Bowes, YKS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Laidman, Yeoman, Bowes, 67
    Person ID I10749  Our Family History
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2013 

    Father Jonathan LAIDMAN, of Gilmonby,   b. Abt 1737,   d. 13 Jan 1810, Bowes, YKS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Mary AISLABIE,   b. 11 May 1740, Bowes, YKS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1803, Bowes, YKS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 13 May 1761  Bowes, YKS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Jonathan Laidman of Golmonby, a mason, married Mary Aislabie or Aisleby, of Bowes.
      Wits: John Coats, William Copeland
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    Bowes, Yorks., St Giles
    Bowes, Yorks., St Giles
    where Thomas was baptised in 1704, and buried in 1752.
    Bowes, Yorks., St Giles 2
    Bowes, Yorks., St Giles 2
    where Leonard and Mary were married in 1679 (although there is little left of the church from that time).
    Bowes MI 6
    Bowes MI 6
    Headstone reads:
    In Memory of
    Jonathan Laidman of Bowes
    who departed this Life Jany
    Ye 13th 1810 Aged 72
    Also Mary his Wife
    who departed this Life April
    Ye 21st 1803 Aged 62
    Also of JOHN LAIDMAN, Son of
    the above, who died March 21st
    1837 Aged 67 Years
    Bowes, Cow Close 2002
    Bowes, Cow Close 2002
    Mentioned in the 1656 indenture as being "in the Tenure or occupation of Thomas Laydman sonne of William Laydman".
    Family ID F7850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Mar 1837 - Bowes, YKS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Mar 1837 - Bowes, YKS Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bowes, Yorks., St Giles
    Bowes, Yorks., St Giles
    where John was baptised in 1769 - and buried in 1837.
    Bowes MI 6
    Bowes Churchyard,Grave No. 235
    Headstone reads:
    In Memory of
    Jonathan Laidman of Bowes
    who departed this Life Jany
    Ye 13th 1810 Aged 72
    Also Mary his Wife
    who departed this Life April
    Ye 21st 1803 Aged 62
    Also of JOHN LAIDMAN, Son of
    the above, who died March 21st
    1837 Aged 67 Years
    Bowes, Cow Close 2002
    Bowes, Cow Close 2002
    Mentioned in the 1656 indenture as being "in the Tenure or occupation of Thomas Laydman sonne of William Laydman".

  • Notes 
    • Co-executor and beneficiary (with his brother Thomas) of his father Jonathan Laidman’s Will dated 10 January 1810 (q.v.).

      Durham Record Office, Ref No. D/HH 3/1/27/33
3 January 1826
(1) Revd. Joseph Taylor of Stourbridge, Worcs., Clerk and Mary, his wife
(2) Margaret Taylor of Richmond, Yorks., widow
(3) Juliana Steele of Barnard Castle, widow
(4) Margaret and Violetta Taylor of Richmond, spinsters
(5) William Shaw of Bowes, schoolmaster
(6) John Laidman of Bowes, farmer
Draft release by (1) to (5) of a school house, 2 messuages and 15 acres of land in Bowes, to the use of (5) as specified. Covenant to levy a fine. Release of legacies and dower rights by (2), (3) and (4). Recites will of George Alderson Taylor
Consideration: £1 ,900
(1 file)

      Will of John Laidman of Bowes (1769-1837):
      This is the last Will and Testament of me John Laidman of Bowes in the County of York. I give and bequeath unto my Nephew William Shaw of Bowes in the County of York all that my Freehold land situate on the North Side of the Turnpike Road West of Bowes, together with the Cow House and all Out-Houses or buildings and all rights and privileges whether Manorial or otherwise thereunto attached or belonging, and also the West Field of the East Cow Close situate on the North side of the Turnpike Road leading to Barnard Castle together with the Cow House and all out Houses or Buildings and Rights and privileges whether Manorial or otherwise thereunto attached or belonging, on Condition that he the said William Shaw do pay the following legacies, that is to say, that he do pay to my Niece Mary Laidman of Gilmonby Yorkshire the sum of Seventy Pounds in lawful British Money, and that he do pay to my Niece Elizabeth Laidman of Gilmonby Yorkshire the sum of Fifty Pounds of lawful British Money, and that he do pay to my Nephews Jonathan and Thomas Shaw of Bowes severally and unto each of them the sum of Twenty Five pounds of lawful British Money.
      I also Give and Bequeath to my Nephew John Wilson of Thatch Holme in the Parish of Bowes Yorkshire all that my Freehold land situate on the South side of the Turnpike Road West of Bowes together with all rights and privileges whether Manorial or otherwise thereunto attached or belonging, and I also Give and bequeath unto the aforesaid John Wilson of Thatch = Holme the East Field of the East Cow Close situate on the North Side of the Turnpike Road leading to Barnard Castle together with all rights and privileges whether Manorial or otherwise there unto attached or belonging
      On Condition that the aforenamed John Wilson do pay the following Legacies to his Sisters, that is to say that the aforesaid John Wilson do pay to his Sister Mary the sum of Fifty Pounds of lawful British Money—
      I also give and bequeath to Jonathan Laidman Son of my late Nephew John Bird Laidman, and Grandson of my Brother Jonathan Laidman of Penrith all the residue of my estate personal and real, (excepting the legacies hereinafter named and specified). namely I give to the aforesaid Jonathan Laidman son of my late Nephew John Bird Laidman my Dwelling House at Bowes with all offices and out Buildings thereunto attached together with the Garth behind the aforesaid House also the two Crofts near the House by the side of the lane leading to Barnard Castle and also the Garden attached to the aforesaid House, and I also give and Bequeath to the aforesaid Jonathan Laidman, son of my late Nephew John Bird Laidman all that Field known by the name of the Cow Close, situate by the side of the lane leading to Cotherstone, and also the Low Field on the South Side of the Turnpike Road East of Bowes, and likewise all my stock of live Cattle of any name of [sic] description whatsoever and also all my Crops from all my landed property for the term of one year after my decease
      On Condition that he, the above named Jonathan Laidman do pay the following legacies, that is to say. that he do pay to Each of his three Sisters namely Margaret, Mary Ann and another (whose Christian name [note: Elizabeth] I do not recollect but who with Margaret and Mary Ann are all daughters of John Bird Laidmans first Wife) the sum of Fifty Pounds of Lawful British Money, and that he, the above named Jonathan Laidman do pay to my Niece Mary Todd of Broadwood the sum of One Hundred Pounds of lawful British Money such legacy to be entirely at her own disposal.
      I give and Bequeath to my Servant Margaret Henderson, the Bedstead on Which I sleep as also a Bed and Pillows which my sister Jane Dent will point out.
      I give and Bequeath unto my Nephew Thomas Shaw and unto my Nephew John Wilson all my Husbandry Gear and apparatus to be divided between them equally.
      I give and Bequeath unto my Niece Elizabeth Laidman of Gilmonby Yorkshire all my Interest in the Ship Richards that was Wrecked or Sunk in the West Indies.
      I give and Bequeath unto my Nieces Mary and Margaret Wilson of Thatch Holme in the Parish of Bowes Yorkshire all my Household Furniture Beds Bedding, linen, plate and China, and all my Dairy Utensils, to be divided equally between them.
      I will and order that all the legacies shall be paid at the end of one year after my decease and that My Nephew William Shaw and John Wilson shall have possession of the land left to them at the expiration of the year after my decease and not sooner.
      Those who are Minors are to have the interest of the money until they become of age.
      I do hereby nominate and appoint my Brother Jonathan Laidman of Penrith Cumberland and my brother in Law William Shaw of Bowes Yorkshire Joint Executors of this my Will.
      I do hereby order that all my Debts, Testamentary and Funeral Expenses shall be paid out of my personal property.
      And I do hereby declare that this is my last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke and make null and void all other Wills and Testaments heretofore made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and set my seal this Twentieth day of March in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Seven –

      [signed] John Laidman

      Signed Sealed Published and declared
      as and for his last Will and
      Testament in the presence of us
      who in his presence and in
      the presence of each other have
      hereunto signed our names

      William Adamthwaite Bowes Surgeon )
      James Hyslop Gilmonby )
      James Longstaff Bowes )

      [on the same sheet, but upside-down]
      Rokeby April 10th. 1837
      On which day appeared personally before me the within-named Executors, and were sworn well and truly to administer the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the within named Testator; -- And (also at the time of his Decease the whole of such Goods &c did not amount in Value to the sum of Five Hundred and Fifty Pounds within the Archdeaconry of Richmond
      [signed] George Bowness, Surrogate.
      [William Adamthwaite died in Bowes on 4 June 1851 and is buried in Bowes churchyard where his monument informs us he died aged 46, surgeon of Stanhope].

      Bowes Churchyard MI - Grave No. 235 Headstone:
      In Memory of
      Jonathan Laidman of Bowes
      who departed this Life Jany
      Ye 13th 1810 Aged 72
      Also Mary his Wife
      who departed this Life April
      Ye 21st 1803 Aged 62
      Also of JOHN LAIDMAN, Son of
      the above, who died March 21st
      1837 Aged 67 Years

      Executor of his father Jonathan’s Will.

      Durham Record Office, Ref No. D/MOB 7/123
      2 April 1829
      (1) John Ward of York, organ builder, and George Hodgson of Staindrop, gent.
      (2) John Bourne and William Walton, Churchwardens of the parish of Bowes, and John Laydman and George Hunter, Overseers of the Poor of the parish of Bowes
      Bond of (1) to (2) in £500 to indemnify the parish of Bowes in respect of the bastard child with which Mary Shaw of York, single woman, is pregnant
      (1 paper)

      Durham Record Office, Ref No. D/HH 3/4/57
      10 April 1837
      Probate of the will of John Laidman of Bowes, (dated 20 March 1837) devising his lands on the north side of the turnpike west of Bowes with the cow house thereupon & the West Field of the East Cow Close on the north side of the turnpike leading to Barnard Castle with the cow house etc. to nephew William Shaw, charged with the payment of various legacies; devises to nephew John Wilson of Thatch Holme, Bowes all his freehold land south of the turnpike and the east field of East Cow Close, charged with legacies; residuary legatee and devisee: great nephew Jonathan Laidman (parchment, 2 membranes, pendant seal).

      Durham Record Office, Ref No. D/HH 3/4/58
      Legacy receipts and statements of residuary account for John Laidman deceased, 31 December 1838 (1 file). Joint executors Jonathan Laidman (M1986), of Penrith, banker and William Shaw of Bowes, Schoolmaster. Beneficiaries were:
      (1) Jonathan Laidman (probably O1985), descendant of a brother of the deceased - bequest of
      Stock of live Cattle and Crops, valued at £93.15s.0d. + Interest £3.2s.11d.
      (2) Elizabeth Laidman, descendant of a brother of the deceased - Legacy £50 + interest £1.13s.10d. This could have been O1765, or P1586 - she would have only been 6 years old at the time but it does state "Or retained in trust".
      (3) Mary Ann Laidman, descendant of a brother of the deceased - Legacy £50 + interest £1.13.10d. This would have been sister of the above Elizabeth O1780.
      (4) Mary Todd, wife of Thomas Todd of Broadwood near Wolsingham, descendant of a sister of the deceased. Legacy £100 + £3.7s.9d. interest. We have no Laidman/Todd marriage - it would obviously have been before 1837 so without knowing which church this marriage occurred there is probably no way of finding it. There were 4 sisters - Bridget (N1922)
      who married William Shaw, Ann (N1912) who married John Wilson and this just leaves Mally (N1933) and Jane (N1890), so either Jane or Mally married -------? Todd.
      (5) Margaret Laidman Descendant of a brother of the Deceased - Legacy £50 + Interest £1.13s.10d. This is O1769.

      Durham Record Office, Ref No. D/HH 3/4/59:
      Legacy receipts for the estate of John Laidman deceased, 31 December 1838 - 26 January 1839 (1 file). This is the 2nd probate for John Laidman. Beneficiaries:
      (1) Elizabeth Laidman, Descendant of a Brother of the Deceased, Legacy £50 +
      Interest £1.13s.10d. This is P1586.
      (2) Mary Laidman, Descendant of a Brother of the Deceased, Legacy £70 +
      Interest £2.7s.5d. This is O1780.


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