NameJohn LAIDMAN, 3350, P1180
BirthJ1844, London, LND
Birth MemoChancery Lane
DeathS1907, Brighton RD, SSX
Occupation1861 Solicitor’s General Clerk; 1871 Stationer; 1881, 1896, 1901: Solicitor
FatherLeonard LAIDMAN , 3246, O1083 (1806-1872)
MotherPatience FIELD , 3247 (~1800-1872)
Misc. Notes
1861: Surbiton Park, Surbiton, Surrey
1871: 63 Camden Road, St. Pancras, Middx
1881: Abbotsford, Littleham, Devon

THE TIMES 9 JUNE 1851
CIVIL ACTIONS Laidman v Bainbrigge
SITTINGS AT NISI PRIUS
LAIDMAN v. BAINBRIGGE
Mr Crowder and Mr Chitty were counsel for the plaintiff, and Mr Pigott for the defendant. From the statement of the learned counsel for the plaintiff this was an action to recover a sum of 22l.17s.6d. for work and labour done and performed by the plaintiff, a law stationer in Chancery-lane, from the defendant who had been an attorney, but was now a barrister, and was one of the parties in the great cause of "Bainbrigge v Bainbrigge." There was an immense deal of difficulty in proving the plaintiff's case, it being alleged that the business was done for a person of the name of Salt, but who, it was sworn, although an attorney, had acted as the clerk of Bainbrigge.
The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff for the full amount.


THE TIMES 28 FEB 1854
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, GUILDHALL, FEB.27
(Sittings at Nisi Prius, before Lord Chief Justice JERVIS and Common Juries)
LAIDMAN v PLUMBE
Mr Serjeant Byles and Mr Willes were counsel for this plaintiff, and Mr James and Mr Field for the defendant. The plaintiff in this action is a law stationer in Chancery-lane, and the defendant is a solicitor, and passed his final examinations for that profession in the spring of 1852. He called at that time with a Mr Sayer at the plaintiff's shop to order the necessary stamps and documents for admission as a solicitor. Some conversation then took place about the plaintiff obtaining the defendant a partnership, when the plaintiff said that his usual terms were 5l per cent on the sum paid, and the defendant agreed to give that rate of commission in case he obtained a partnership through the plaintiff's introduction. Nearly a year after this conversation Mr Straford wrote a letter, marked "private" to Mr Bolton, his London agent, stating that he wished the following advertisement to be put in the Law Times of the next Saturday:-
"A solicitor, who for the last 35 years has carried on an extensive and highly respectable practice in a large, healthy and important town, about 100 miles from the metropolis, is, from unexpected circumstances, induced to receive a partner. Particulars may be known on application to Messrs. Price and Bolton, Lincoln's Inn." A clerk who was then in the employment of those gentlemen, and has since gone to Australia immediately informed the plaintiff of these circumstances, and told him not to mention his source of information, as Mr Straford had not instructed his master to employ an agent. The plaintiff thereupon wrote the following letter to Mr Straford:—
"Sir, - Having heard from a private source that you are desirous of being relieved in part of your arduous duties of your profession, and inasmuch, as that I am in the constant habit of negotiating these private and confidential matters and, moreover, as I have two gentlemen of family of the highest character, and each of whom have the command of ample funds, I have taken the liberty of informing you, in order that you may consider whether you will open a negotiation with either of them (through me). I may add, that one is the nephew of a Queen's counsel of high standing at the Chancery bar, and is a gentleman whom you can introduce anywhere; the other is the son of a rich retired merchant, and has two brothers in good practice at the bar. I am known to your agents and neighbours as a person in whom you may place confidence in such a matter as this, and I shall be very happy to attend to any directions you may think fit to favour me with."
Mr Straford took no notice of this epistle, but wrote to Mr Bolton, expressing his surprise that the plaintiff knew anything about the affair. The plaintiff met the defendant in Chancery-lane the day previous to the publication of the advertisement, and informed him that it would appear the following day, and the plaintiff added, that he did not wish his name to be mentioned, as he was not known to Mr Bolton, to whom he recommended the defendant to apply. The defendant did so, and a negotiation was entered into which ended in his becoming Mr Straford's partner on paying the sum of 1,500l. They have since continued in partnership, mutually pleased with eath other. The plaintiff afters made an application for 75l as commission on 1,500l, which was met with an offered 5l for his trouble. He then brought this action, and the defendant paid 20l into court.
The jury retired for some time, and returned with a verdict for the plaintiff - Damages 17l.10s.


1851 census return: HO107/1498 folio 378 page 15
10 [?Sorrano] Avenue, St. Pancras
Leonard Laidman, Head, Mar, 44, Law Stationer, born Southwark
Patience, Wife, Mar, 51 born Wilts Trowbridge
Leonard, Son, U, 22, Clerk in Law Society, born Southwark - Dover Rd.
Frederick William, Son, U, 21, Law Stationer, born London - Bishopgate [sic]
Charles, Son, U, 18, Law Stationer app[rentice], born Surrey - Blackfriars Rd.
Henry, Son, U, 16, Solrs. General Clerk, born London 80 Cheapside
Julia, daur, 14, Scholar, born Middx. Pentonville
Mary Ann, daur, 12, Scholar, born Middx. Pentonville
Eliza Martha, daur, 10, Scholar, born Middx. Pentonville
John, Son, 7, Scholar, born London Chancery Lane
Charles Field, Nephew, 17, Law Stationer App[rentice], born Dorsetshire - Poole
Amelia Hutchinson, Servt., 18, General Servant, born London - Farringdon Str.

1861 Census Return: RG9/456 folio 24 page 41
Surbiton Park Terrace, Surbiton, Surrey
Henry Laidman, head, unm. 26, Articled Clerk to Solicitor, born St. Marylebone, Middx
Leonard Laidman, father married, 52, Stationer, born Borough, Surrey
Patience Laidman, mother, married, born Trowbridge, Wilts
Leonard Laidman, brother, unm. 32, Clerk to Incorpd. Law Society Chancery Lane London, born St. George, Middx
Frederick Wm. Laidman, brother, unm. 31, Solicitor's Managing Clerk, born Bishopsgate, Middx
Charles Laidman, brother, unm. 27, Stationer, born Blackfriars, Surrey
Mary A. Laidman, sister, unm. 22, born Clerkenwell, Middx
Eliza M. Laidman, sister, unm. 20, born Clerkenwell, Middx
John Laidman, brother, unm. 16, Solicitor's General Clerk, born St. Dunstan's, Middx

1871 census: RG10/236 folio 14 page 21
63 Camden Road, St. Pancras, Middx
Jno. Laidman, head, married, 26, Stationer, born Chancery Lane, London
Eliza Laidman ,wife, married, 21, born Lewisham, Kent
Edith E. Laidman, daur. unm. 2, born Whetsone, Middx
Henry Jno. Laidman, son, 2 months, born Camden Town, Middx
Sarah Done, vis. unm. 33, born Chester, Cheshire
+ serv
+ nurse

1881 census return: RG11/2138 folio 31 page 35
Abbotsford, Littleham, Devon:
John Laidman, head, married, 30 [probably 36], Solicitor, born London, Middx.
Eliza R. Laidman, wife, married, 36, born Lewisham, Kent
Leonard R. Laidman, son, 8, scholar, born Waltham Cross, Herts.
Blanche R. Laidman, daur. 5, born Ashford, Middx.

1891 census return: RG12/556 folio 90 page 20
Surrey, Pirbright, Coopers Hill
John Laidman, Head, M, 46, Solicitor, Employer, born City of London
Eliza R Laidman, Wife, M, 40, born Lewisham
William F Laidman, Son, S, 17, born Middx Ashford
Blanche E Laidman, Daur, S, 15, born Middx Ashford
Alice M M Laidman, Daur, 9, born Sussex Highhurst Wood Buxtead [sic, for Buxted]
Violet M Laidman, Daur, 4, born Kent Lewisham
Alexander S Holding, Visitor, S, 20, born London
Susannah Rickwood, Servant, S, 22, General Servant (Domestic), born Kent Shoreham
Arthur Hampshire, Servant, S, 18, Servant (Domestic), Employed, born Surrey West Horsley

1901 census return: RG13/939 folio 132 page 11
Sussex, Aldrington, 6 Newchurch Rd
John Laidman, Head, M, 57, Solicitor, born St Dunstans in the West, Lond
Mary Ann Esther Laidman, Wife, M, 52, born Surrey Bermondsey
Violet May Laidman, Daur, S, 14, born Kent Lewisham, Lond
Florence Sarah Groves, Sister in Law, S, 35, born Surrey Bermondsey
Lily Dent, Servant, S, 19, Servant (Domestic), born Sussex Portslade
Spouses
Birthca 1845, Lewisham, LND
DeathJ1891, Lewisham RD, LND
FatherRichard WOOFF , 18527 (ca1817-)
MotherMary , 18528 (ca1821-)
Misc. Notes
1851 census return: HO107/1558 folio 115 page 2
St Saviour, Southwark, 18 N[ew] Park St.
Richard Woof, Head, Mar, 34, Boiler Maker, born Liverpool
Mary Woof, Wife, Mar, 30, born Liverpool
Ellen Woof, Daughter, 9, Scholar, born Southwark St Saviours
Eliza Woof, Daughter, 5, Scholar, born Southwark St Saviours

1861 census return: RG9/315 folio 85 page 58
St Saviour, Southwark, 18 New Park St.
Richard Woof, Head, Mar, 47, Boiler Maker, born Liverpool
Mary Woof, Wife, Mar, 41, born Liverpool
Ellen Woof, Daur, Un, 19, born Surrey Southwark
Eliza Woof, Daur, 14, Scholar, born Surrey Southwark
Alice Woof, Daur, 8, Scholar, born Surrey Soutjwark
Mary Woof, Daur, 6, Scholar, born Surrey Southwark
Richard Woof, Son, 2, born Surrey Southwark

1871 census: RG10/236 folio 14 page 21
63 Camden Road, St. Pancras, Middx
Jno. Laidman, head, married, 26, Stationer, born Chancery Lane, London
Eliza Laidman,wife, married, 21, born Lewisham, Kent
Edith E. Laidman, daur. unm. 2, born Whetsone, Middx
Henry Jno. Laidman, son, 2 months, born Camden Town, Middx
Sarah Done, vis. unm. 33, born Chester, Cheshire
+ serv
+ nurse

1881 census: RG11/2138 folio 31 page 35
Abbotsford, Littleham, Devon:
John Laidman, head, married, 30, Solicitor, born London, Middx.
Eliza R. Laidman, wife, married, 36, born Lewisham, Kent
Leonard R. Laidman, son, 8, scholar, born Waltham Cross, Herts.
Blanche R. Laidman, daur. 5, born Ashford, Middx.

1891 census return: RG12/556 folio 90 page 20
Surrey, Pirbright, Coopers Hill
John Laidman, Head, M, 46, Solicitor, Employer, born City of London
Eliza R Laidman, Wife, M, 40, born Lewisham
William F Laidman, Son, S, 17, born Middx Ashford
Blanche E Laidman, Daur, S, 15, born Middx Ashford
Alice M M Laidman, Daur, 9, born Sussex Highhurst Wood Buxtead [sic, for Buxted]
Violet M Laidman, Daur, 4, born Kent Lewisham
Alexander S Holding, Visitor, S, 20, born London
Susannah Rickwood, Servant, S, 22, General Servant (Domestic), born Kent Shoreham
Arthur Hampshire, Servant, S, 18, Servant (Domestic), Employed, born Surrey West Horsley
MarriageM1868, Barnet, LND
ChildrenEdith E , 10287, Q1452 (1869-1873)
 Annie Patience , 18534, Q1256 (1869-1871)
 Henry John , 11882, Q1265 (1871-)
 Leonard Richard , 3352, Q1182 (1872-1895)
 William Frederick , 3448, Q1284 (1874-)
 Blanche Helen , 3353, Q1183 (1875-)
 Alice Maud Mary , 16982, Q2073 (1881-)
 Violet May , 12357, Q1338 (1887-)
Birth1848, Bermondsey, LND
Misc. Notes
1901 census return: RG13/939 folio 132 page 11
Sussex, Aldrington, 6 Newchurch Rd
John Laidman, Head, M, 57, Solicitor, born St Dunstans in the West, Lond
Mary Ann Esther Laidman, Wife, M, 52, born Surrey Bermondsey
Violet May Laidman, Daur, S, 14, born Kent Lewisham, Lond
Florence Sarah Groves, Sister in Law, S, 35, born Surrey Bermondsey
Lily Dent, Servant, S, 19, Servant (Domestic), born Sussex Portslade

Probable 1911 census return: RG14PN5148 RG78PN227 RD79 SD2 ED28 SN208
Sussex, Brighton, 29 and 30 Blackton St
Mary Ann Laidman, 54 [sic], Widow, Housekeeper (Private Hotel), born Bermondsey London
Marriage2 Dec 1893, Brighton, SSX
Misc. Notes
1893. Marriage solemnized at All Souls in the parish of Brighton in the County of Sussex
No. [blank]
When Married: 2 Dec 1893.
John Laidman, 49, Widower, Solicitor, 3 Charlotte Street,
[father] Leonard Laidman (decd), Law Stationer
Mary Ann Esther Buchan, 42, Widow,
[no profession], 3 Charlotte Street, [father] George Groves (decd), Mercjant
Married in the above church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, byLicence or after ______ by me, [blank]
This marriage was solemnized between us,
John Laidman
Mary Ann Esther Buchan

in the Presence of us,
Leonard Laidman
F W Laidman
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