NameJuliana GUNTHORP, 3255
Birthabt 1776, London, LND
Possibly related to the Gunthorpe family of Antigua, which would explain the dearth of information on Juliana, and may be germane to her marriage to a customs officer and to her son Mark Laidman’s emigration to Jamaica.
Baptism11 Apr 1776, Bowes, YKS
Bapt MemoJonathan Laidman and Elisabeth. Howlowlgill
Occupation1839 Customs House Officer
The marriage of Mary Laidman (N1968) to James Hyslop in Southwark in 1817, which matches perfectly with her dates of birth, leads to the assumption that Jonathan Laidman, son of Jonathan Laidman (M1412) and Elisabeth Bell, is the same person as the John Laidman who married Juliana Gunthorp in Holborn in 1797. John’s declared age at marriage (21 years and upward) also matches the baptism date for Jonathan; moreover, the names John and Jonathan were fully interchangeable at this time. John/Jonathan and Mary were undoubtedly twins, baptised on the same day (11 April 1776), ten months after their parents’ marriage (4 June 1775).
Marriage13 Jul 1797, Holborn, LND
Marr MemoSt Andrew
John Laidman of the Parish of Sainte Andrew Holborn in the County of Middlesex Bachelor, and Juliana Gunthorp of the same Parish Spinster, were married in This Church by Licence on the Thirteenth Day of July in the Year One Thousand seven Hundred and Ninety Seven by me S. [illegible] Curate. This marriage was solemnized between us John Laidman . Juliana Gunthorp In the Presence of Us, John French Elizabeth Laidman.
July 12th 1797
Appeared personally John Laidman and made Oath, that he is of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn in the County of Middlesex Bachelor aged twenty one years and upwards
and intendeth to marry with Juliana Gunthorp of the same Parish Spinster also aged twenty one years and upwards
and that he knoweth of no lawful Impediment, by reason of any Pre-contract, Consanguinity, Affinity, or any other lawful Means whatsoever, to hinder the said intended Marriage, and prayed a Licence to solemnize the same in the Parish Church of Saint Andrew Holborn London
and further made Oath, that the usual Place of Abode of her the said Juliana Gunthorp
hath been in the said Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn
for the Space of four Weeks last past.
[signed] John Laidman
Sworn before me
ChildrenJohn , 3125, N1169 (1798-1879)
James , 3257, O1081 (1802-)
Mark , 3259, O1085 (1811-1884)