NameChristopher LAIDMAN, 3425, P1440
Birth18 Sep 1839, Carlisle, CUL
Baptism4 Oct 1839, Ainstable, CUL Age: <1
Bapt MemoOctr 4 Christopher Son of William & Deborah LAIDMAN Town Gate Ainstable farmer John Jackson Rector of Croglin.
Death11 Oct 1878, Carlisle, CUL Age: 39
Death MemoTown Gate
Burial14 Oct 1878, Carlisle, CUL
Burial MemoWard 3, Row E, grave number 40, unpurchased (unmarked)
Occupation1867 Farm Steward; 1867, 1878 Farm bailiff
FatherWilliam LAIDMAN , 8368, O1992 (ca1801-1862)
MotherDeborah GRAHAM , 8369 (~1801-1863)
Misc. Notes
1841 census for Ainstable HO 107-171, 171/5, p. 20
Ainstable, Cumberland
William Laidman 40 (Male) Farmer y (born in County)
Deborah Do 40 (Female) y (born in County)
Jane Do 15 (Female) y (born in County)
John Do 12 (Male) y (born in County)
Ann Do 10 (Female) y (born in County)
William Do 8 (Male) y (born in County)
Thomas Do 6 (Male) y (born in County)
Deborah Do 4 (Female) y (born in County)
Christopher Do 1 (Male) y (born in County)
Joseph Bell 20 (Male) y(es, born in County)

1851 census return: H.O. 107/2427 566/1 folio 7 page 7 (Schedule 23, continued on folio 8 page 8)
23 Albyfield, Cumrew
William Laidman, Head, Mar., 49, Farmer of 123 acres of arable land and 280 acres of Mountain land (Employing 1 Labourer), born Westmorland Temple Sowerby
Deborah Laidman, Wife, Mar., 50, Farmer’s Wife, born Cumberland Hesket
John Laidman, Son, U, 22, Ag. Lab. Employed on the farm, born Cumberland Hesket
Ann Laidman, Daur, U, 21, Ag. Lab. Employed on the farm, born Cumberland Hutton
William Laidman, Son, U, 18, Ag. Lab. Employed on the farm, born Cumberland Hutton
Thomas Laidman, Son, U, 16, Ag. Lab. Employed on the farm, born Cumberland Ainstable
Deborah Laidman, Daur., 13, Ag. Lab. Employed on the farm, born Cumberland Ainstable
Christopher Laidman, Son, 11, Ag. Lab., born Cumberland Ainstable
Mary Laidman, Daur., 8, born Cumberland, Cumrew
Tamar Hodgson, Serv., U, 19, Farm Servant, born Cumberland Castlecarrock

1861 census return: RG9/3917 folio 41 page 28 (Schedule 152)
age 20, unmarried farm servant, at Farm House, Blackwell Low, Upperby, Cumberland, England, with sister Ann (31), her husband Joseph WESTMORLAND, their son William (4) and a servant.
Joseph Westmorland Head Mar(ried) 34 Farmer (born) Cumberland Causeby
Ann Westmorland Wife Mar(ried) 31 (born) Cumberland Thomas Close
Christopher (sic) Westmorland Son 4 (born) Abey (sic) Field
William (sic) Laidman Brother in Law Un(married) 20 Farm Servant (born) Cumberland Ainstable
Sarah Beatie Servant Un(married) 26 Servant (born) Cumberland Becklees(?)
(Note that the record incorrectly names Christopher as William and Ann's young son as Christopher. Note also that Christopher's future wife, Catherine NOBLE, was living nearby (Schedule 152) in Blackwell Low village).

1863: Minor beneficiary of mother’s will executed 1863.

1871 census return: RG10/5219 folio 86 page 32
Blackwell Low, Upperby Ecclesiastical District, Carlisle Registration District, St Cuthbert Sub-district, Cumberland County.
Ann Westmorland, Head, Wid, 40, Farmer of 100 acres, born Cumberld Hutton
William Westmorland, Son, 14, Scholar, born Cumberld Cumrew
Joseph Westmorland, Son, 9, Scholar, born Cumberld Blackwell
Christopher Laidman, Brother, Mar, 31, Manager of farm, born Cumberld Ainstable
Margaret Linley, Servt, Unma, 21, Farm Servant, born Cumberld Cumrew
Thomas Reay, Servt Unmar, 21, Farm Servant, born Scotland.
Note: In 1871 Christopher was managing his widowed sister Anne’s farm in Blackwell (census return), whilst his family lived in Carlisle, and he was probably still managing this farm when he committed suicide, since the place of death is Blackwell. In fact, since he was not with his parents in 1871, he may have been running Ann’s farm at Blackwell Low from at least 1861 until his death in 1878.

Death: Farm bailiff, age 37[?], of Blackwell St Cuthbert, Carlisle. Cause of death: suicide by hanging, no evidence of state of mind. Inquest held 17 Oct 1878. [GRO D1878 Carlisle 10b 102].
Death notice in the Carlisle Journal, Tue 15 Oct (page 4) and Fri 18 Oct (page 3) 1878:
LAIDMAN at Blackwell on the 12th inst. Christopher Laidman aged 39 years.
Carlisle Cemetery Records:
Christopher Laidman, age 39, place of death Blackwell, buried 14 Oct 1878; grave location: Ward 3, Row E, grave number 40, unpurchased (unmarked)

18 Sep 1839 Ainstable [birth registration]
4 Oct 1839 Town Gate Ainstable [OPR baptism record]
6 Jun 1841 age 1, Ainstable [Census]
28 Apr 1842 Albyfield, Cumrew [baptism of sister Mary]
30 Mar 1851 age 11, agricultural labourer on father's farm, Albyfield, Cumrew [Census]
7 Apr 1861 age 20, unmarried, farm servant on sister Ann's farm, Blackwell Low, Upperby [Census]
7 Mar 1867 age 26, farm bailiff, Blackwell [marriage to Catherine NOBLE]
8 Sep 1867 1 Epsilon Court, William Street, Carlisle (but working on sister's farm at Blackwell?) [birth registration of son William]
2 Apr 1871 age 31, married, farm manager, Blackwell Village, Upperby, but wife and son in Botchergate, Carlisle [Census]
11 Oct 1878 age 37, farm bailiff, Blackwell [death registration]
Birth11 Jan 1843, Carlisle, CUL
Death16 Nov 1913, Springburn, LKS, Scotland Age: 70
Occupation1871: Dressmaker
FatherJames NOBLE , 9997
MotherMary , 3113
Misc. Notes
1851 census return: H.O. 107/2429 folio 381 page 3
age 10, living with parents James and Mary NOBLE and sister Mary at 3 Robert Street, Botchergate, Carlisle, Cumberland
James Noble Head Mar(ried) 28 Calico Printer (born) Bolton Lancashire
Mary Noble Wife Mar(ried) 34 Calico Printer Wife (born) Cumberland Penrith
Catherine Noble Daur U(nmarried) 10 Scholar (born) Cumberland Carlisle
Mary Noble Daur U(nmarried) 2 (born) Cumberland Carlisle
John Kirkpatrick Nurse child U(nmarried) 1 (born) Cumberland Carlisle

1861 census return: RG9/3917 folio 40 page 25 (Schedule 137)
age 20, unmarried dressmaker, living at Blackwell Terrace, Blackwell Low, Cumberland, England, with parents James and Mary Noble, and sister Mary (Note that the nearby Catherine Noble was probably her mother and that future husband, Christopher Laidman, was a farm labourer at the nearby farm of his sister.)
James Noble Head Mar(ried) 40 Calico Printer (born) Lancashire Bolton
Mary Noble Wife Mar(ried) 45 (born) Cumberland Penrith
Catherine Noble Dau(ghter) Un(married) 20 Dressmaker (born) Cumberland Blackwell
Mary Noble Dau(ghter) 12 Scholar (born) Cumberland Carlisle

1867: 7 March: Marriage. Age 25 of Botchergate, Carlisle
1867: 8 September: 1 Epsilon Court, William Street, Carlisle, Cumberland

1871 census return: RG10/5217, folio 111, page 15
2 Delta Court, William Street, Botchergate, Carlisle
Catherine Laidman Wife Mar. 29 Dressmaker (born) Cummersdale Cumberland
William Laidman Son 3 (born) Carlisle Cumberland
James Nichol Lodger Unmar. 18 Brakeman (born) Scotland
William Lews Lodger Unmar. 19 Clerk (born) London

1881 census return: RG11/5155 folio 142 page 35
5 Rome Street, Botchergate, Cumberland
Catherine Laidman, head, widow, 37, Dressmaker, born Carlisle, Cumberland
William Laidman, son, 13, Message Boy (Printers), born Carlisle, Cumberland
James Laidman, son, 9, scholar, born Carlisle, Cumberland
Thomas Laidman, son, 3, born Carlisle, Cumberland
Thomas Hamilton, lodger, unm. 28, Lithographer, born Scotland
Note: At 4 Rome Street - next door or across the road - were James (59) and Mary (64) Noble, Catherine’s parents (same census reference as above).

1883: 22 March. Re-marriage to George Hitchon.

1891 census return: RG12/4287, folio 29, page 18, schedule 101
age 49 (as Catherine HITCHON) visiting her widowed mother, Mary NOBLE, at 4 Rome Street, Botchergate, Carlisle, Cumberland, England
Mary Noble Head Wid 74 (born) Cumberland Carlisle
Catherine Hitchon Visitor Daur M(arried) 49 (born) Cumberland Carlisle
Mary A. Miller Visitor Daur M(arried) 42 (born) Glasgow
Catherine N. Miller Visitor 7 mon (born) Glasgow
Note: At 3 Rome Street, Carlisle, with the family of James and Elizabeth Alderson, were children by George HITCHON:
Fanny J. Hitchon Visitor 3 (born) Cumberland Carlisle
George Hitchon Visitor 6 Scholar (born) Cumberland Carlisle
[RG12/4287, folio 29, page 17, schedule 100]
Marriage7 Mar 1867, Carlisle, CUL
Marr MemoWesleyan Chapel, Fisher Street, Blackwell, St Cuthbert
Misc. Notes
Christopher: Farm Bailiff age 26 and residing in Blackwell, St Cuthbert. Father: William Laidman, farmer, deceased.
Witnesses: William Etchetts[?], Sarah Scott

“Blackwell” was probably Christopher’s sister Ann’s farm at Blackwell Low.
ChildrenWilliam , 3378, Q1251 (1867-1935)
 Mary Hannah , 9448, Q1255 (1869-1869)
 Mary , 9449, Q1262 (1870-1871)
 James , 3427, Q1269 (1872-1960)
 Sarah Alice , 3428, Q1499 (1875-1875)
 Thomas , 9450, Q1300 (1877-1881)
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