NameHerbert Edmund LAIDMAN, 10235
Birth5 Jan 1858, Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica
Death1936, Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica
Kingston City Directory for the year 1878:
Laidman Herbert E., 3d class clerk, Audit Office, h[ouse] 33 Duke [Street]
(Living here with his father Mark Laidman)
Jamaica. 1878 Directory. General Information:
3rd Class Clerks
(Almost certainly in error for H.E. Laidman)
THE TRI-WEEKLY GLEANER [Jamaica]
Tuesday January 2, 1894
Christmas Festival, St. Andrew’s Parish Church
On Wednesday evening last a Christmas Festival took place in the Parish Church at Hal-way Tree. There was a crowded attendance and His Excellency the Governor and Lady Blake and party were present. The choir was reinforced by a few friends from Kingston. Mr. Ernest Sibthorpe, B. Sc. the organist, acquitted himself both in the solos and accompaniments with remarkable ability, and the solos of Mrs. Gammage, Miss Astwood, and Mr. Laidman were much enjoyed.
This could of course refer to a number of Laidmans on the island at this time.
Ellis Island passenger records show a Herbert Laidman arriving on 14 April 1909, aged 51, British, residence Kingston, Jamaica, on board Magdalena, out of Kingston.
Jamaica: 1910 Commercial Directory. Civil Servants: Laidman H.E., Clerk, Audit Office, Kingston.
British Biographical Index, Guildhall, London:
LAIDMAN, Herbert Edmund; Entered the Public Service on the 20th October, 1873; appointed Senior Clerk, Audit Office, 1st November, 1912.
Who's Who in Jamaica. 1916.
Marriage7 Sep 1882, Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica