NameLeonard LAIDMAN, 10964, G1048
Birthca 1550
Death23 Dec 1610, Richmond, YKS
FatherAnthony LAIDMAN , 10975, F (ca1530-)
Misc. Notes
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 uncle), or Leonard Laidman ID I1630 (John Laydman’s first cousin).

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 uncle), or Leonard Laidman ID I1630 (John Laydman’s first cousin).

Translation of the Indented Inquisition Post Mortem of Leonard Lademan of Richmond, 1611

[Latin]

"[Added at head: "It was delivered into the court on the 6th day of June in the year below-written, by the hand of the Escheator"],

An Indented Inquisition taken at Richmond in the County of York ["in Com(itatu) Ebor(ac)u(m)" written for "in Com(itatu) Eboraci"] on the 13th day of April in the 9th year of the reign of the Lord James, by the grace of God King of England, France and Ireland, and in the 44th year of his reign of Scotland [= 1611], before William Belt, esquire, the said lord king's Escheator in the aforesaid county, by virtue of his said office, after the death of Leonard Lademan, late of Richmond aforesaid, [English: "yeoman"], deceased, by the oaths of,

John Hutchinson
[word divided between two lines],
Richard Miles,
Matthew Currell,
George Hutchinson,
Thomas Lee,
Henry
["Heneriei" written for "Henrici"] Brignell,
Christopher Hawe,
Christopher Plewes,
Peter Pybus,
Lawrence Hobson,
William Pearsonne,
Robert Allone,
William Stanye,
[i.e., the jurors],

Who say upon their oaths that the aforesaid Leonard Lademan was, whilst he lived and at the time of his death, seised in his demesne as of fee of and in one messuage, burgage or tenement, with the appurtenances, in Richmond aforesaid, in a certain place there called Hargill, otherwise Hirgill,

And of and in one close of arable land
["t(er)rae"; see note, below] or meadow adjoining the said messuage, called Hargill, otherwise [English: "Hirgill Close"], containing by estimation two acres,

And of and in four acres of arable land or meadow, lying in the fields of Richmond aforesaid,

And also,


[margin: "Copies thereof were sent into the Courts of Wards and of the Exchequer, by Wynn(e)" added]

of and in one other close of arable land or meadow in Richmond aforesaid, called
[English: "Nunnes [altered] Close"], containing by estimation two acres,

And of and in eight acres of arable land, six acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture, two acres of woodland, with the appurtenances, in Richmond aforesaid, in a certain place there called Lownewath,

And also, of and in four acres of arable land or meadow in Richmond aforesaid, in and near a certain place there called Belbanks,

And that the aforesaid Leonard, being so seised of the premises, as was said before, did make his Last Will and Testament in writing at Richmond aforesaid on the 23rd day of December now last past
[= 1610], shown to the aforesaid jurors in evidence,

And by the same he left
["ligavit"; see note, below] and bequeathed, amongst ["other things" omitted], all [altered] and singular the premises, with the appurtenances, to a certain Francis Wicliffe, gentleman, and a certain Cuthbert Cowlinge the younger of Richmond aforesaid, [English: "yeoman"], their heirs and assigns, for ever,

And that afterwards, the aforesaid Leonard died at Richmond aforesaid on the said 23rd day of December abovesaid, seised of the premises, with the appurtenances, as was said before, without issue issuing
[sic] from his body,

And that, after the death of the aforesaid Leonard, the said Francis and Cuthbert entered into the aforesaid premises by virtue of the aforesaid legacies, and they are seised of the same in their demesnes as
[altered from "and", i.e., "ut" from "et"] of fee,

And furthermore, the aforesaid jurors say that the said messuage and the said two closes called
[English: "Nunnes Close"] and [English: "Hirgill Close"], and the said four acres lying in the fields of Richmond aforesaid are held, and at the time of the death of the aforesaid Leonard they were held, of the said lord king as of his Manor of Eastgrenewich [sic, one word] in the County of Kent [sic, "in Com(itatu) Kanc(iae)"] for fealty, but only in free and common socage, and not in chief nor for knight service,

And they are worth yearly from all issues, beyond reprises, 13s 4d,

And that the said lands and tenements at Lownewath, within the boundary?
["pr(e)cinctu(m)" may also mean district] of Richmond aforesaid, are held, and at the time of the death of the aforesaid Leonard they were held, of the said lord king as of his Manor of Eastgrenewich aforesaid, in free and common socage, and not in chief nor for knight service, for fealty and a yearly rent or fee-farm of £5 16s 8d, paid to the said lord king in like manner yearly for every kind of services, exactions and demands,

And they are worth yearly from all issues, beyond reprises, 26s 8d,

And that the said lands and tenements in and near the aforesaid place in Richmond aforesaid called Belbankes
[sic] are held, and at the time of the death of the aforesaid Leonard they were held, of the Alderman ["Aldermano"; see note, below] and burgesses of the said Borough of Richmond ["Burgi de Richmond"] in free burgage-tenure, as of their said Borough of Richmond,

And they are worth yearly from all issues, beyond reprises, 10s,

And furthermore, the aforesaid jurors say that a certain
["John" interlined] Lademan is the kinsman and nearest heir of the aforesaid Leonard, namely, the son of Anthony Lademan, the brother of the aforesaid Leonard,

And at the time of the death of the said Leonard he
[i.e., John] was aged ["and at the time of the death of the aforesaid Leonard he was aged" repeated, with aforesaid for said], 50 years, or thereabouts,

And the aforesaid jurors say, furthermore, that the aforesaid Leonard Lademan did not have nor hold any other or any more messuages, lands or tenements of the said lord king, nor of any other person, in demesne, reversion or for services, in the aforesaid county at the time of his death, as far as they have been able to establish,

In witness of which thing, both the aforesaid Escheator and also the aforesaid jurors have affixed their seals interchangeably
[see note, below] to this Inquisition, the day, year and place abovesaid,


[added on fold at foot of document, signed:

"William Belt, Escheator,
John Hutchinson, for the jurors"]."
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