NameChristopher LAIDMAN , 2566, K1009
Baptism10 Nov 1709, Woodhorn, NBL
Deathca 1742, Jamaica, off, at sea
Possibly the apprentice registered at Newcastle (PRO IR/ 1/48):
Tuesday Septr. 1st 1724 Wt:7 Indr. 99
Feb 19. 1723. Davd. Scott of Alnwick Northd. Mercht. / Christr. Lademan [no father mentioned] 6 Feb 1723...
The agreement is for £31.10.0 (stamp duty payable at 6d in the pound = £0.15.9). This is a much larger amount than all the other entries on the page, with the exception of an apprentice to an attorney. This could give some indication of the apprentice’s socio-economic status, which in this case would correspond with the son of a cleric. (Doc. no. 800)
“Christopher Laidman On the thirtieth day Adn. of the Goods Chattels & Credits of Christopher Laidman late belonging to his Majesty’s Ship the Torrington in the Island of Jamaica Batch r. [...] was granted to Francis Laidman the lawfull Attorney of the Revd. John Laidman Clerk the [...] lawfull Father of the said decd for the use & benefit of the said John Laidman now residing in the County of Northumberland being first sworn duly to [...]. Sept r. 1742”