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John LAIDMAN, of Bowes

John LAIDMAN, of Bowes

Male 1610 - 1674  (64 years)

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  • Name John LAIDMAN 
    Suffix of Bowes 
    Born 1610  Yorkshire, YKS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1674 
    Buried 21 Sep 1674  Bowes, YKS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Son of Leonards [sic] Laydman
    Person ID I2683  Our Family History
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2013 

    Father Anthony LAIDMAN,   b. Abt 1580,   d. Aft 1622  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Family ID F8948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret WHYTELL,   d. Aft 1674 
    Married Bef Nov 1648 
    Children 
     1. Margret LAIDMAN,   b. 1648?
     2. Leonard LAIDMAN, of Trowheads,   b. Bef 1648,   d. 1722  (Age > 74 years)
     3. John LAIDMAN, of Gilmonby,   b. Bef 1648
     4. LAIDMAN,   b. Bef 1648
     5. Rev. Christopher LAIDMAN,   b. 1654, Bowes, YKS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1724  (Age 70 years)
     6. LAIDMAN
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2016 
    Family ID F1954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Sep 1674 - Bowes, YKS Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bowes, St Giles
    St Giles, Bowes
    where John was buried in 1674.

  • Notes 
    • John Laidman is mentioned as being the father of [the Revd] Christopher Laidman on the latter's ordination papers. If, as is probable, he was the same John Laidman who was executor of his mother-in-law’s (Gennet Whytell) will, which was proved on 3 August 1652, this proves he was still alive at this time, and probably living in Bowes in 1648 when the will was written. It also situates his marriage to Margaret Whytell before November 1648. He receives 15 shillings under Gennet Whytell’s will.

      Durham Record Office Ref No. D/MOB 7/33
      Inventory of the goods and chattels of John Laydman of Bowes, 10 October 1674
      (1 paper). Durham Record Office informed us in March 2002 that ‘due to its poor condition, I am afraid I am unable to offer you a legible photocopy of document D/MOB 7/33. The document was so badly damaged by water before its deposit in this Office that it is illegible.’ A transcription however was supplied in 2006:

      Words that cannot be read are transcribed as [xx].
      Illegible words that can be surmised are in square brackets.

      October the
      tenth day
      1674
      A true and perfect Inventory of all the goods and chattells moveable and Immoveable
      of John Laidman of Bowes lately [deceased] by us whose names are underwritten.

      In primis his purse and all apparrell 15 00 00
      Item Eight kine 24 00 00
      Item Three steares and one heffer 04 10 00
      Item Five stirkes 06 [x] [x]
      Item Two calves 01 [x] [x]
      Item Two mares and one colt [x] [x] [x]
      Item Nyneteene sheepe 02 10 00
      Item One swine 01 00 00
      Item Five stacks of hay 15 00 00
      Item Three goakeing of corne 05 00 00
      Item All manner of husbandry geare 05 00 00
      Item Househould goodes in [the] hall house
      one table one [xxx] kubbart one long setle
      one glasse case with all the pewther and
      brasse and all other implements of
      househould within the small hall house 12 00 00
      [Item] [xxxx] parlour one bedstead one table
      one chist three chaires and two formes 04 10 00
      Item In the west parlour two bedsteads one
      great chiste 02 10 00
      Item The bedding woollen and lynning 14 00 00

      122 19 04

      Debts owen to the Testator by Thomas
      Smithson [x] [x] [x]

      sum is 128 09 [x]

      Owen by Margaret Laydman £3 10s
      09 00 [x]

      131 19 [x]

      Jo Laidman
      Anthony Whitell
      Lyonell Mitchell
      Charles Baliffe his marke


      Bowes Parish Register (burials) states: Son of Leonards [sic] Laydman. This is the only burial of a John in Bowes in 1674 and the date of the inventory is 10 October 1674 which fits with this particular burial. Ref No. D/MOB 7/33:: Inventory of the goods and chattels of John Laydman of Bowes, 10 October 1674. The only other possibility is that John was buried elsewhere and not at Bowes and the burial found in 1674 at Bowes would therefore have been for someone else - but I can’t see how.


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