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John LAIDMAN, of Killmond Wood- 1703
Name John LAIDMAN Suffix of Killmond Wood Gender Male Died 1703 Barnard Castle, DUR Buried 11 Oct 1703 Bowes, YKS
- of Kilmon-wood. He died at Barnard Castle.
Person ID I10772 Our Family History Last Modified 20 Nov 2013
Father John LAIDMAN, of Killmond Wood, b. ca 1630-1640, d. 1696 (Age ~ 56 years) Mother Christian ALDERSON, d. 1692 Married 26 Apr 1691 Bowes, YKS Family ID F7848 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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Photos Bowes, Yorkshire, St Giles
where John was baptised in 1682 (although the original structure has been much altered since then).
Bowes, Kilmond Wood 2002
Home of John Laidman.
Bowes, Kilmond Wood 2002
- 1693: Gilmonby, Bowes
Durham Record Office, D/Ed 15/3/128
Transcript of Interrogatories to be ministered to witnesses on behalf of
William Courte, plaintiff against John Laydman deft. From Public Record
Office, Durham re land at Barnard Castle, n.d. [20th century]
(paper, 3 folios)
Public Record Office
Dep. Exch. 7 Jas I. Trin. 10. Durham [1 sheet] (1700)
Interrogatories to be ministered to the witnesses on behalfe of Wm.
Courte gent. Compt. Against John Laydman deft.
1) Do you know the parties, complt. & deft. And one parcell of
ground in Barnard Castle, comonly knowne and called by the name of
Thornegate foote? And one house in Barnard Castle, wherein the said
John Laydman now dwelleth, yea or no? And which was the lowest house of
Thornegate on the West side of the Streete before the buylding of the
2) To whose lands or upon what knowne places doth the said
p[ar]cell of ground called Thornegate foot Adjoyne and Abutt upon, the
east, west, south and north sides? And which be the true and known
lymitts of the same on everyside?
3) Do you know or have credably harde that the late Queen Elizabeth
by letters patents 16 July anno 24 grantedˇThornegate foote among other
things to Christopher Rookebye Esq. For 21 years from the feast of the
Annunciation then last past, yearly rent 2/- ?
4) Do you know that Chr. Rookebye gave leave to one Ambrose Sayre
deceased, to build one "Mansion house or dwelling house" on the said
parcell of ground? And whether is the whole house buylded upon the said
ground, or how much of the same is buylded thereon? And upon whose
lands is the Residence of the house seated and builded? And is not the
same house the one where John Laydman the deft. Now dwells and
for which the suite is now commenced by Wm. Court against deft?
5) Do you know that John Clopton esq. Late of Shadwishe (?) in the
Bishoprick of Durham, deceased, bought Rookeby's whole interest in
Thornegate foote (among other things) and afterwards purchased the same
from Queen Elizabeth or her assignes?
6) Do you know two parcells of ground in Barnard Castell called two
gardens lately occupied by Henry Mason and John Arye, where do they lye,
and on whose lands do they abutt on every side? And how far have they
extended every way in your recollection?
Commission, Westminster 23 May Jas I742 to Wm. Wickeliffe esq. John
Wickeliffe esq. Ninian (?) Gylington gen. John Dowthwaite gen. [on back]
Exam. Taken at Whorleton 12 June, annis infra script before Wm.
Wickeliffe esq. John Wickeliffe esq. And John Dowthwait gen. [all sign]
Depositions taken at Whorleton in the Bishopric of Durham, on behalf of
Wm. Courte gent. Complt. against John Laydman deft. Nicholas Eastgate,
of Barnard Castle, cutler, aged three score and eighteen or abt. sworn--
1) Knows deft. Land & house, where deft. now lives. The house
whrein one Powlson [alt. From Pear ----] lately did dwell was the lowest
house on Thornegate, on the west side of the street which afterward came
to one Blenkinsoppe and after him to one Fothergill, after the building
of the house. Cannot depose further.
(? The house)
2) The house adjoyneth to Powleson house on the North and South
ward to the River of Teyse, on the west to a wall which divided the same
from Mason and Arye closes or garthes And in the Myles and the said
house also do stand in the said full of grounde called Thornegate Foote.
3) Has heard by credible reporte that Chr. Rookeby had a lease for
what term or rent he knows not. "And hereunto he is Induced to speake
for that he did knowe the said Christopher Rookebye to take the fifitts
(?) of the mylles and of said parcell of ground called Thornegate
4) Ambrose Sayre had a grante from Rookeby and occupation of the
mills. And at that tyme obteyned licence of the said Christopher
Rookeby to buyld a mansion or dwelling house upon that p[ar]cell of land
called Thornegate foote. And for his more ease pulled downe the gavell
wall of the aforesaid house called Powleson house, and did give to a
poor woman dwelling therein foure shillings for her consent and goodwill
That he might Inlarge his house thereby. And that the said house
wherein the said Laydman now dwelleth standeth all on Thornegate foote
saveing that gavell wall, and is the house now in question.
5) He knoweth the gardens or closes late of John Arye and Henry
Mason, and that they joyne on the east on the garth ends of the Chantery
houses And on the north to Thornegate
weynd And on the west to the Mill warrantt, and on the south to a late
hedge which devided the same gardens from the Iland next the River of
Teyse. And hatto (?) been so reputed dureing all the time of [his]
remembrance. Cannot depose further. "saveing that there is a peare tree
standing at the garth ends of the said Chantrys which was and is the
true bounders between the said Mason and Arye Close or gardens And the
said garth ends of the Chantryes and that the peare tree was called
Woddmasse tree and doth stand in the garth end which late belonged to one
Woddmosse and now is in the occupation of Michaell Applebye, and that
the said peare tree did more Inclyne and stand in the close or gardens
called Arye and Masons Closes then to Woddmosse garth aforesaid."
Wm. Wilson, of Barnard Castell, mercer aged three score & 16 or
thereabouts, sworne and examined.
1) As his precontest [i.e. the previous witness]
2) He knew Powlson house and the parcell of ground called
Thornegate foote before the mylles were buylded. And at that time thre
was a little Cobling walle that led from Powleson house to the Teyse
stones on the south and was the division between the said Thornegate
foote and the close or gardens called Naysion and Arye gardens on the
west side. The said Thornegate foote did abutt on Powlesons house on
the north, this was reputed and taken for the true bounder of Thornegate
foote dureing his remembrance.
3,4,5 & 6. As his precontest "saveing that he was not privye to the
composition between Ambrose Sayre and Powlson, neyther to the pulling
downe of the gavle wall."
John Glover of Barnard Castle, mason, aged three score or thereabouts.
1 & 2. Knows deft. and the boundaries as Nicholas Eastgate and Wm.
3 & 4. As Nicholas Eastgate "saveing that Ambrose Sayre did at the
building of the same house nowin question take from the said house the
quantity of two yardes of grounde or theiraboutes and gave to the poor
woman called Cecill Powlson four shillings for agreement. And he
knoweth better to depose herein for that he was a workman at the same
house and was s'vantt to his father who slated the house on the one
5 & 6 As Eastgate
Margaret Robinson of Barnard Castle aged 3 score and 16 or thereabouts.
1,2,3,4,5 & 6. As her precontests "saveing that she knoweth not
how much in quantity the said Ambrose Sayre did take from Powlson's
house to Inlarge the house "nor how much money he gave to Cecill Powlson
but that there was money given.
[signed] Wm. Wicliffe John Wicliffe John
- 1693: Gilmonby, Bowes