NameJohn LAIDMAN, 10074, P1776
Birth3 Nov 1843, Blackwell, CUL
Birth MemoSt Cuthbert. Source: Allan Laidman (S1386) family Bible (see notes)
Baptism22 Jun 1844, Carlisle, CUL Age: <1
Bapt MemoChrist Church
DeathJ1909, Penrith RD, CUL
Occupation1881, 1891: Agricultural labourer; 1907: Husbandman
FatherJohn LAIDMAN , 10071, O1505 (ca1811-1874)
MotherElizabeth PHILLIPS , 10072 (ca1811-1899)
Misc. Notes
Allan Laidman writes (12 June 2001): I have a family bible with hand written inscriptions on the first blank page. They list:
John Laidman Born at Blackwell November 3rd 1843 (my Great Grandfather)
Sarah Laidman Born at Kirkaswald
Hannah Elliott Born
(no information about date of birth. I was told she was illegitimate)
John E. Laidman son of John Laidman Bord at Kirkaswald 15 February 1866.
Elizabeth Laidman daughter of John Laidman Born at Plumpton May 10th 1868.
William Henry Laidman Son of John Laidman Born at Crabtree, Plumpton May 26th. 1870.
Alfred Laidman (my Grandfather) Son of John Laidman Born at Crabtree, Plumpton. May 29th. 1873.


1851 Census Return: HO107/2429 folio 167 page 2
Harraby, Cumberland
John Laidaman, head, mar. 40, Farm Servant, born Aikton, Cumberland
Elizabeth Laidaman, wife, mar. 43, Farm Servant, born Nichol Forest, Cumberland
William Laidaman, son, unm.11, scholar, born St. Cuthbert Carlisle, Cumberland
John Laidaman, son, unm. 8, scholar, born St. Cuthbert Blackwell, Cumberland
Jane Laidaman, daur. unm. 5, born St. Cuthbert Blackwell, Cumberland

1866: Plumpton, Cumberland

1871 Census Returns: RG10/5202 folio 34 page 21 (Schedule 96)
age 27, agricultural labourer, at Kitchen Hill, Plumpton, Cumberland, England, with wife Sarah (née ELLIOTT) and children John Elliott (5), Elizabeth (2) and William Henry (10 months)
John Laidman Head Mar(ried) 27 Ag(ricultural) Lab(ourer) (born) Cumb(erland) Blackwell
Sarah Laidman Wife Mar(ried) 31 (born) Cumb(erland) Kirkoswald
John Elliot(t) Laidman Son 5 Scholar (born) Cumb(erland) Kirkoswald
Eliz(abeth) Laidman Dau(ghter) 2 (born) Cumb(erland) Plumpton
W(illia)m Henry Laidman Son 10 mo(nths) (born) Cumb(erland) Plumpton

1881 census return: RG11/5142 folio 102 page 23
Crabtree Cottage, Penrith, Cumberland
John Laidman, head, married, 37, Ag. Lab. born Penrith, Cumberland
Sarah Laidman, wife, married, 40, born Kirkoswald, Cumberland
Elizabeth Laidman, daur. 12, scholar, born Plumpton, Cumberland
William Henry Laidman, son, 10, scholar, born Crabtree, Cumberland
Alfred Laidman, son, 7, scholar, born Crabtree, Cumberland
Mary Ann Laidman, daur. 6, scholar, born Crabtree, Cumberland
Note: The discrepancy in the place of birth (1851 Blackwell, 1881 Penrith) is difficult to explain. Perhaps Penrith was given because the family’s current abode was Crabtree Cottage, Penrith.

1891 census return: RG12/4276 folio 41 page 20, schedule 88
age 48, married, farm labourer, at Crabtree (Cottage), Plumpton, Cumberland, with wife Sarah (50), son William Henry (20) and daughter Mary Ann (16). [
John Laidman Head M(arried) 48 Farm Labourer (employed) (born) Cumbd Blackwell
Sarah Laidman Wife M(arried) 50 (born) Cumbd Kirkoswald
William H. Laidman Son S(ingle) 20 Farm Servant (employed) (born) Cumbd Crabtree
Mary A. Laidman Daur S(ingle) 16 Assists at home (born) Cumbd Crabtree
Notes:
(1) Plumpton is specified as a hamlet in the Ecclesiastical Parish/District of Plumpton Wall and in the Civil Parish of Penrith. Only two other households feature at the Crabtree location.
(2) John and Sarah's two older children are not present, being employed at nearby farms: John Elliot at Catterlen and Elizabeth at Lazonby. Son Alfred (now 17) and Hannah ELLIOT are also absent.


1901 census return: RG13/4854 folio 101 page 38 (Schedule 227)
age 58, married, agricultural labourer, at Plumpton Head, Cumberland, with wife Sarah (59) and daughter Mary Ann (25)
John Laidman Head M(arried) 58 Agricultural Labourer Worker (born) Cumberland Blackwell
Sarah Laidman Wife M(arried) 59 (born) Cumberland Kirkoswald
Mary Ann Laidman Daur S(ingle) 25 Nurse Working At Home (born) Cumberland Plumpton
Spouses
Birthca 1841, Kirkoswald, CUL
DeathD1908, Penrith RD, CUL
FatherJohn ELLIOTT , 10465
MotherMary , 16566
Misc. Notes
1861 census return: RG9/3905 folio 85 page 12 (Schedule 81)
age 22, unmarried, at Kirkoswald, Cumberland, with widowed mother Mary ELLIOT and daughter Hannah (age 2 months)
Mary Elliot Head W(idow) 57 Charwoman (born) Cumberland Hesket
Sarah Elliot Dau(ghte)r Un(married) 22 (born) Cumberland Kirkoswald
Hannah Elliot Grand Dau(ghte)r 2 months (born) Cumberland Plumpton
William Pile Boarder 6 Scholar (born) Cumberland Kirkoswald

1881 census return: RG11/5142 folio 102 page 23
Crabtree Cottage, Penrith, Cumberland
John Laidman, head, married, 37, Ag. Lab. born Penrith, Cumberland
Sarah Laidman, wife, married, 40, born Kirkoswald, Cumberland
Elizabeth Laidman, daur. 12, scholar, born Plumpton, Cumberland
William Henry Laidman, son, 10, scholar, born Crabtree, Cumberland
Alfred Laidman, son, 7, scholar, born Crabtree, Cumberland
Mary Ann Laidman, daur. 6, scholar, born Crabtree, Cumberland

1891 census return:
age 50, Crabtree (Cottage), with husband John LAIDMAN (48) and children William Henry and Mary Ann

1901 census return: RG13/4854 folio 101 page 38 (Schedule 227)
age 59, Plumpton Head, with husband John LAIDMAN (58) and daughter Mary Ann
John Laidman Head M(arried) 58 Agricultural Labourer Worker (born) Cumberland Blackwell
Sarah Laidman Wife M(arried) 59 (born) Cumberland Kirkoswald
Mary Ann Laidman Daur S(ingle) 25 Nurse Working At Home (born) Cumberland Plumpton
Marriage14 Jul 1866, Kirkoswald, CUL
Misc. Notes
1866. Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Kirkoswald in the County of Cumberland
No. 102 July 14th 1866
John Laidman, Full age, Bachelor, Servant, Plumpton, [father] John Laidman, Farmer
Sarah Elliott, Full age, Spinster, Servant, Kirkoswald, [father] John Elliott, Labourer
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, by ______________ Licence or after Pubn. of Banns by me John Best
This marriage was solemnized between us,
John Laidman
Sarah Elliott
in the presence of us,
William Laidman
Elizabeth Clamitson
ChildrenJohn Elliott , 10863, Q2053 (1866-1930)
 Elizabeth , 9898, Q1252 (1868-)
 William Henry , 3139, Q1087 (1870-1931)
 Alfred , 9899, Q1275 (1873-1935)
 Mary Ann , 9900, Q1285 (1875-1951)
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