NameLeonard LAIDMAN, 3361, L1906
OccupationWatch and clock maker
“Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World” by G.H. Baillie (N.A.G. Press, Dec 1976, ISBN: 0719800404) lists:
Leonard. London. a[pprenticed] 1726
John. London. an[te]. 1765. Watch.
This could refer to this Leonard Laidman.
The Company of Clockmakers, Register of Apprentices: LAIDMAN, Leonard, 10 Oct 1726 to Marmaduke Etty. 7 years. This may refer to this Leonard Laidman: he would have then have been ca 16 when he began his apprenticeship. Assuming his father, John (K1902) was approx. 25-30 when he was born, that would mean John was born ca 1680 and his father Leonard (J1900) born ca 1665. As Leonard was buried 1741 and his wife Mary 1752 this fits in well. There is a marriage on the IGI of a Leonard Laidman and Mary Alderson at Bowes 29 Nov 1679 which again fits in with the possible dates - making John (K1902) born ca 1680 and his son Leonard, the watch and clockmaker born ca 1705-1710.
Mentioned in his grandfather Leonard Laidman’s (J1900) Will (q.v.).