NameCharles LAIDMAN , 2702, M1020
Birth16 Apr 1762, Morpeth, NBL
Baptism18 May 1762, Morpeth, NBL Age: <1
Bapt MemoSt Mary the Virgin
Death25 Sep 1838, Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL Age: 76
Occupation1813, 1816: Saddler; 1847: Yeoman
FatherFrancis LAIDMAN , 2544, L1012 (ca1716-1796)
MotherMary FORSTER , 2699 (1731-1788)
Misc. Notes
Northumberland County Council NRO 4258/12: Admittance to Morpeth Smiths’ Guild. Charles Laidman 2 Sept 1785.

Index to the Newcastle Courant 1801-1820, p. 385: 27 Sep 1806. Married. Thurday last, at Morpeth, Mr Charles Laidman of Morpeth, saddler to Miss Bower daughter of Mr Bower, farmer at Benbridge near Morpeth.

1813: Morpeth, Northumberland

Julia (or Juliot) Laidman succeeded to Beal and Low-linn tithes under will of her aunt Frances Thompson and, by settlement dated 16 and 17 Feb., 1796, conveyed them to trustees in trust for herself, her intended husband Francis Johnson of Woodhorn, and their issue; remainder to her brother Charles Laidman. She died childless, Aug., 1815, aged 44 years and is buried at Woodhorn.
...Charles Laidman of Morpeth, saddler, under his sister's
[i.e: Julia] marriage settlement took the Beal and Low- linn tithes at the death of Francis Johnson. In 1825 he is described as only surviving brother and heir at law. On the 22nd November, 1825, he sold the reversion of the Beal tithe to P. J. Selby for £3,800. He died at Villa Place, Newcastle, 25 Sept., 1836, aged 79. His will, dated 5 July, 1827, mentions his two sons John and Francis, then under age, and his daughters Ann and Julia [but see his later Will below].

Hodgson puts Charles’ death on 5 Sep 1836 in Newcastle ‘aged 79’ (which does not agree with the date of birth Hodgson himself attributes to him - 1762)

Charles Laidman’s will of 23 September 1836 reads thus:

I Charles Laidman of Villa place in the Township of Westgate in the County of Northumberland Yeoman do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following / that is to say : ... I give and devise All that my Freehold Messuage or Dwelling house with the appurtenances situate in Villa place aforesaid and now in my occupation unto my Wife Jane Laidman and her assigns for and during the Term of her natural life. I give and bequeath nto my said Wife Jane Laidman All my Household Furniture Books plate Linen and China for her own absolute use and to be disposed of as she shall think proper. I give and devise immediately from and after the decease of my said Wife unto Samuel Stokoe the Younger of Newcastle Upon Tyne Spirit Merchant and George Wilson of the same place Butcher All that my aid Freehold Messuage or dwelling house with the appurtenances situate in Villa place aforesaid To hold the same ...... And as to all the rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and of which I shall be possessed at the time of my death I give and bequeath the same to the said Samuel Stokoe and George Wilson their executors administrators and assigns Upon Trust to place the same out at Interest and to pay the Interest thereof from time to time as the same shall come in and be received unto my said Wife Jane Laidman during such Term of her natural life for the purpose of enabling her to educate and bring up my two daughters Ann Laidman and Julia Laidman during their respective minorities And from and immediately after the decease of my said Wife or so soon after as deemed convenient and necessary then Upon Trust that they my said Trustees ... shall absolutely sell and dispose of the said Freehold Messuage and premises for the best price that can be obtained for the same and I direct that that the Money therefrom arising shall be added to and considered part of the residue of my personal Estate And Upon Trust that they ... shall during the Minority of my said two daughters and until my said daughter Julia shall have attained her age of twenty one years pay and apply the Interest of all such lastmentioned personal Estate towards the maintenance and education of my said two daughters And I direct that as soon as both my said daughters shall have attained the age of twenty one years that my said Trustees ... shall pay unto my said daughters the sum of One hundred and forty pounds each And as to the Ultimate residue or surplus of my said personal estate after making such payments thereout as last aforesaid I declare and direct that that the same shall be In Trust for and be equally divided between and amongst my Sons John Forster Laidman and Francis Laidman and my said daughters Ann Laidman and Julia Laidman ... But in case my said two daughters or either of them shall happen to die before attaining the age of twenty one years and without leaving lawful Issue then I direct that the shares or share of them or her so dying of and in such Ultimate Residue or surplus shall be In Trust for and be paid to the survivors or survivor of them the said Francis Laidman Ann Laidman and Julia Laidman .... I constitute and appoint the said Samuel Stokoe and George Wilson executors of this my Will .... In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty third day of September one thousand eight hundred and thirty six.

Charles Laidman

Witnesses : James Stafford, William Perry, John B. Souter Solicitor Newcastle Tyne

Administration bond in favour of Jane Laidman :
Know all men, by these Presents that We Jane Laidman of
Villa Place Westgate Newcastle upon Tyne Widow James Lumsdon
of Villa Place aforesaid Flour dealer and
John Falconer of Greystreet Newcastle Upon
Tyne Linen draper

are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God, Edward, by Divine Providence, Lord Bishop of Durham, and
the Right Worshipful JAMES BAKER, Clerk, Master of Arts, his Vicar General and Official Principal, lawfully constituted in the
Sum of Two Hundred Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain, to be paid
to the said Reverend Father, his said Official, the lawful Attorney, in this Behalf, or their Executors, Administrators, or
Successors, to which Payment well and truly to be made, we do bind ourselves and each of us by her and him self, jointly and severally
to the whole, our joint and several Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, firmly by these Presents. Sealed with our Seals. Dated
the Seventeenth Day of June in the second Year of the Reign of our
Queen, Defender of the Faith, and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and thirty nine.

THE CONDITION of this Obligation is such, that if the above bounden Jane Laidman the
lawful Relict and the Residuary Legatee for life named
in the last Will and Testament of Charles Laidman
late of Villa Place, in the Township of Westgate in the
County of Northumberland and Diocese of Durham, Yeoman
deceased, and Administratrix with the same Will annexed
of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the
said deceased. / Samuel Stokoe the younger and George
Wilson the Executor in the said Will named, having
severally duly renounced Probate and Execution thereof
do make or cause to be made, a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the
said Deceased … which have or shall have
come to her hands, possession, or knowledge ; And the same so made, do exhibit, or cause to be exhibited into the
Registry of the Consistory Court of Durham, at or before the Seventeenth Day of December
next ensuing ; And the same Goods, Chattels, and Credits, do well
and truly administer ; (that is to say) do pay the Debts of the said Deceased, which he did owe at his Decease, and
then the Legacies contained in the said Will annexed to the said Letters of Administration, so to her committed
as far as his Goods, Goods, Chattels , and Credits
will thereto extende, and the Lew Charge her further do make or cause to be made a true and just Account of her
said Administration, when she shall be thereunto lawfully required. And all the Rest and Residue of the said
Goods, Chattels, and Credits which
shall be found remaining upon his said Account (and not otherwise disposed of in the said Will) the same
being first examined and allowed of by the Judge of the said Court for the Timebeing, shall distribute and dispose in
such a manner and form as shall be limited by the Discretion of the said Judge.—And lastly, do at all Times hereafter
clearly acquit, discharge, and save harmless the within-named LORD BISHOP of DURHAM, the said Judge, and
the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of the said deceased
then this Obligation to be Void and of none Effect, or else to remain in full Force and Virtue.

Signed, sealed, and delivered } her Mark
in the Presence of } Jane X Laidman
and seal
[signed] James Lumsdon
[illegible signature]

Under £100
[signed] John Falconer

1Jane BOWER , 2748
Birthca 1781, Mitford, NBL
Baptism4 Jan 1781, Mitford, NBL
DeathM1847, Newcastle upon Tyne RD, NBL
FatherWilliam BOWER , 2753 (ca1765-)
MotherMargaret , 18452 (ca1785-)
Misc. Notes
IGI has a baptism for a Jane Bower 28 July 1785 Ulgham, NBL which may refer to this person.

1813: Morpeth, Northumberland

1841 census return: HO107/824/8 folio 3 page 1
Newcastle upon Tyne, Westgate, Oyster Shell Lane
Jane Laidman, 60, Y
Julia Laidman, 15, Y
Marriage25 Sep 1806, Morpeth, NBL
Misc. Notes
by Licence by E. Nicholson, curate. Witnesses: William Leighton, Robert Moor

Reported in the Newcastle Courant of 27 Sep 1806.
ChildrenMary , 2533, O1186 (1807-1857)
 William Francis (Died as Child), 2749, O1937 (1809-1818)
 John Forster , 2797, O1002 (ca1811-1875)
 Francis , 2770, O1934 (bp. 1816-1848)
 Julia Margaret (Died as Child), 2848, O1949 (1816-1818)
 Ann Bower , 2849, O1948 (1821-1875)
 Julia , 10931, O1205 (ca1827-1905)
 Louise , 9901, O1407
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