NameAnn BELL, 10734
Birthca 1735, Middleton in Teesdale, DUR
Baptism21 Sep 1735, Middleton in Teesdale, DUR
Burial7 Jun 1813, West Witton, YKS
Burial MemoSt Bartholomew
FatherMatthew BELL , 10965 (bp. 1706-1807)
MotherMary WALTON , 10966 (ca1713-1804)
Baptism10 Aug 1729, Bowes, YKS
Bapt Memoson of Mark Laidman of Bowes
Death22 Mar 1795, West Witton, YKS
Burial25 Mar 1795, West Witton, YKS
Burial MemoSt Bartholomew
Baptisms at Bowes 1729 and 1733:
Thomas, son of Mark Laidman of Bowes bap Aug 10 1729 (L1990)
Mark son of Mark Laidman bap 21 Oct 1733 (L1622)
These Parish Register photocopies were in the Hanby Holmes series of docs i.e. solicitors papers and I would think that Mark and Thomas were mentioned in a Will somewhere and had to prove their entitlement.
The Universal British Directory, London, 1792, gives a list of Bowes householders at that date.
Where the letter "F" appears after a name, it signified that the person is a freeholder.
LAIDMAN, Thomas, Sen. F.
No burials at Bowes for this Thomas or his wife Ann.
The Will of Thomas Laidman of Wanleys, parish of West Witton, probated 1796:
In the Name of god Amen I Thomas Laidman of Wanleys in the Parish of West Witton and County of York Yeoman being but sickly and Weak as to my bodily health but of sound and perfectly [sic] Mind and Memory praised be God but Considering the Uncertainly of this Transitory Life Do make Ordain appoint and Constitute this for and as my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following that is to say I give to my dear and loving Wife Ann Laidman for and during her Natural Life the sum of Seven Pounds of Lawful ^money^ of Great Brittain Yearly to be paid to her at two half Yearly Payments and to be paid to her by my Executor herein after named out of my house and Lands lying at Bowes and in the Parish of Bowes but in Case my said Executor neglect paying the same then it shall be lawfull for my loving wife to enter on my House and Lands aforesaid and to receive the rents and profits thereof till she have received all Arrears due to her also my desire is that my said loving Wife be paid the first half yearly payment at the first half Years end after my Decease likewise the low room in the West end of my House at Bowes to live in for her Life with proper Furniture for the same and to dispose of the same as she thinks proper which said Annuity of seven pounds a year furniture and room shall be deamed Suffitient and in liew of her Thirds out of my Lands at Bowes or elsewhere. I give and devise to my Son Marmaduke Laidman the sum of twenty five pounds of lawfull Money of Great Brittain. likewise to my son Thomas Laidman the sum of twenty five Pounds of like lawfull Money Also to my Son John Laidman the sum of twenty five Pounds of like lawfull Money all of which Legacies to be paid by my Executor hereafter Named in manner following to such as have Attained the Age of twenty one to be paid at one years end after my decease and such as have not Attained the Age of twenty one to Continue in the hand of my Executor he paying them legall Interest for the same. I also give and devise to my Daughter Mary Hooker the sum of twenty pounds of of [sic] lawfull Money of Great Brittain, likewise to my Daughter Martha Laidman the sum of twenty pounds of like lawfull Money of Great Brittain Also to my Daughter Margaret Doddsworth the sum of twenty pounds of like lawfull Money to be paid by my Executor at one years end after my Decease but In Case any of my Children die before these ^legacies^ become due and have no Issue then it is my Will that such Legacy or Legacies shall sink into my Freehold Estate at Bowes it is further my desire that at the end of one Year after my Decease that my Executor give to my Daughter Martha Laidman Furniture Sufficient for a room and I do further Order that if my said Daughter refuse that set apart for her by my Executor he shall give to her ten pound in liew thereof and I hereby Constitute and Appoint my Eldest Son Mark Laidman sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament revoking and making Void all Wills heretofore made I do declare this to be my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have here unto set my Hand and seal this twenty ninth day of January one Thousand seven Hundred and Ninety five.
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by
the said Testator Thomas Laidman as and
for his last Will and Testament In the [signed] Thomas Laidman
Presence of us at his request and in
the Presence of each other have subscribed
our Names as Witnesses hereunto
“She [Tamar Railton] said her husband lived in Longstaffe’s house, where the tolls were taken, for many years. Their son Thomas Laidman also lived in same house afterwards.”
Marriage30 Jan 1763, Bowes, YKS
Parish register shows Thomas LOADMAN and Ann Bell, both of this Parish, by Licence, 30 January 1753. No other information given. This is the only marriage of a Thomas Laidman and Ann at Bowes and fits with the baptisms of the various children, but not with that of their son John N1078 (who was also baptised at Bowes). We have to assume therefore that Thomas and Ann did not marry until after the birth of their first child.
ChildrenMary , 10735, M1983 (1764->1795)
Mark , 10736, M1984 (1765-1838)
Tamar , 12473, M2059 (1767-)
Ann , 10740, N1577 (1775-1794)
Thomas , 10741, N1994 (1777->1795)
John , 9889, N1939 (bp. 1780-1827)