Burial17 Jun 1724, Bunhill Fields, LND
This Indenture made the fourth day of December in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred and fifty six Between Francis Moss John Stone Nathaniel Manton Methuselah Turner and Thomas Benson Cittizens of the Citty of London on the one parte, and Christopher Hamby of West Yates in the County of Yorke Gent, Leonard Laydman of Bowes in the said Countie of Yorke Yeoman and John Laydman of Kilmond Wood in the said County of York Yeoman and Lionel Mitchell of Boldron in the said County of Yorke Yeoman on the other part.... Possibly referring to this Leonard Laidman (John Laydman’s first cousin), or Leonard Laidman ID G1048 (John Laydman’s uncle).
Durham Record Office ref. D/X 591/60
24 September 1657
(1) Christopher Hanby of Westgates, Yorks, gentleman, Leonard Laydman of Bowes, John Laydman of Kilmondwood and Lyonell Mitchell of Boldron, Yorks, yeomen
(2) James Taylor of Boldron, mason
Bargain and sale by (1) to (2), with livery of seisin endorsed, of 2 customary dwellinghouses, a croft (1 acre), 2 closes called Westland Towne (6 acres), 4 riggs in the Flatt (2 acres), 2 riggs in the East field (1 acre), 5 dales in the Flowers (2 acres), 4 cattlegates in the Inn Moor and 8 cattlegates in Thornbury, all at Boldron, charged with an annual fee farm rent of 6s 2d. Recites previous deeds whereby the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of London conveyed customary property in the parishes of Bowes and Startforth to (1).
(Parchment, 1 membrane).
This could also refer to this Leonard Laidman (John Laydman’s first cousin), or Leonard Laidman ID G1048 (John Laydman’s uncle).
Nonconformist registers: Mr. LAIDMAN buried 17 June 1724 at Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, City Road, London. Parish of Abode: Poultry. Obviously with no Christian name it is impossible to identify this person, tbut the evidence points towards it being this Leonard Laidman. We have no death for him and we know he married in 1651 in the City of London and also his putative son John (I2118) was buried in a Quaker ground and son Leonard (J1900) lived in Poultry and was buried in Smithfield 28 July 1741. It would therefore appear that he was in London from ca 1651 onwards (although he is noted “of Bowes” in 1656, above).
Register of Burials at Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, City Road, London from 1722 to 1728:
Mr Laidman from
the poultry burid in
a Single grave
Marriage16 Sep 1651, London, LND, City of
Marr MemoSt Peter-le-Poer, Old Broad Street
ChildrenJohn , 19798, I2118 (ca1649-1719)
Leonard , 3364, J1900 (ca1660-1741)