NameFanny Laura LAIDMAN, 3458, O1920
Birth1829, Exeter, DEV
Baptism9 Aug 1829, Exeter, DEV
Bapt MemoSt Thomas
Death5 Nov 1906, Newton Abbot RD, DEV
FatherJohn LAIDMAN , 3125, N1169 (1798-1879)
MotherFanny MARCHANT , 3126 (1794-1875)
Misc. Notes
1851 census return: HO107/1485 folios 402-403 pages 51-52
253 Regent Street, Westminster
Willm Marchant, head, married, 44, Wax & Tallow Chandler, born Whitsane [Whitestone], Devon
Maria Marchant, wife, married, 37, born Sidmouth, Devon
Chas H. Marchant, son, 9, born Clapham, Surrey
Wm. S. Marchant, son, 8, born Clapham, Surrey
Maria L. Marchant, daur. 5, born Regent Circus, Oxford St[reet]
Jno F. Marchant, son, 3, born Regent Circus, Oxford St
Geo. Albert Marchant, son, 1, born Regent Circus, Oxford St
Fanny L. Laidman, niece, unm. 21, born Exeter, Devon
+ 1 servant
+ 1 nurse

1854: Precinct of Bedford, Exeter.

1861 census return: RG9/1401 folio 7 page 8
Marine Parade, Dawlish, Devon
William J. Richards, Head, Mar, 33, Wine Merchant, born Devonshire, Exeter
Fanny L. Richards, Wife, Mar, 31, Wife of Do., born Devonshire, Exeter
William C. Richards, Son, 5, son, born Devonshire, Exeter
Laura E. Richards, Dau, 4, Dau, born Devonshire, Exeter
Charles J. Laidman, Brother in law, Un, 35, Public Accountant, born Devonshire, Exeter
Julia Laidman, Cousin, Un, 24, Lady, born London
Caroline W. Toby, visitor, Un, 41, Lady, born Devonshire Keaton
Jane Drew, Serv, Un, 25, Cook, born Devonshire Okehampton
Jane Toleman, Serv, Un, 23, House Serv, born Devonshire [?Rockbeare]
Mary E. Hockaday, Serv, Un, 30, Nurse, born Devonshire Silverton

Beneficiary of the 1877 Will of her father John Laidman (N1169) q.v.

From “Devonia” vol. VI no. 1, January 1907:

Mrs, Laura Francis Richards, deceased.

On the 5th November last there died at Riversdale, Torquay, the widow of the
late William Joseph Richards, the founder and for many years Hon. Secretary of
the United Devon Association.

Mrs. Laura Frances Richards was the daughter of the late John Laidman, who
was in past years a well-known solicitor in the City of Exeter. She married her
husband in the year 1854. The day of her death was the anniversary of her husband
and herself taking up their residence at Torquay seventeen years since. Her death
occurred after a comparatively short illness at the age of seventy-seven years, and
she leaves behind her one son and three daughters.

While Mrs. Richards did not take an active part in public affairs, she always
showed deep interest in her husband's work, particularly in the work of the United
Devon Association. This was a work which appealed especially to her, and
interest has been continued since the Association lost his valuable services. To her
private friends Mrs. Richards evinced a charming disposition and a firm friends LID,
which was ever highly valued.

To her large circle of acquaintances her death came unexpectedly; and she passed
amid a tribute of deep and affectionate regard.
Spouses
Birth1827, Exeter, DEV
Deathaft 1880
OccupationWine Merchant
FatherWilliam RICHARDS , 18059
Misc. Notes
1854: St Davids Hill, Exeter
Executor of the 1864 Will of his brother-in-law Henry Lovegrove Laidman (O1919)
Executor of the 1877 Will of his father-in-law John Laidman (N1169) q.v.

1861 census return: RG9/1401 folio 7 page 8
Marine Parade, Dawlish, Devon
William J. Richards, Head, Mar, 33, Wine Merchant, born Devonshire, Exeter
Fanny L. Richards, Wife, Mar, 31, Wife of Do., born Devonshire, Exeter
William C. Richards, Son, 5, son, born Devonshire, Exeter
Laura E. Richards, Dau, 4, Dau, born Devonshire, Exeter
Charles J. Laidman, Brother in law, Un, 35, Public Accountant, born Devonshire, Exeter
Julia Laidman, Cousin, Un, 24, Lady, born London
Caroline W. Toby, visitor, Un, 41, Lady, born Devonshire Keaton
Jane Drew, Serv, Un, 25, Cook, born Devonshire Okehampton
Jane Toleman, Serv, Un, 23, House Serv, born Devonshire [?Rockbeare]
Mary E. Hockaday, Serv, Un, 30, Nurse, born Devonshire Silverton
Marriage8 Jul 1854, Exeter, DEV
Marr MemoSt David
Misc. Notes
1854. Marriage solemnized at the parish church in the Parish of St David in the County of the City of Exeter
No. 68
When married: 8th July 1854
William Joseph Richards, 27, Bachelor, Wine Merchant, St. Davids Hill,
[father] William Richards, Maltster
Fanny Laura Laidman, 24, Spinster,
[no profession], Precinct of Bedford, [father] John Laidman, Solicitor
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, by Licence or after ____ by me, [blank]
This marriage was solemnized between us,
[signed]
[signed]
in the presence of us,
Lily Richards?
Henry ?
?
Charles Laidman?
ChildrenWilliam C. , 2697 (1856-)
 Laura E , 7100 (ca1857-)
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