John Laing

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Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Good Hope in St George Jamaica with Robert Holden (q.v., given as John Holder in the Parliamentary Papers). This might be the same man as the John Laing of Mackie and Laing who acted as trustee for Samuel Francis (q.v.).

  1. Possibly but not certainly the John Laing aged 53 annuitant born Jamaica who in 1851 was living at 56 Montagu Square with his daughter Caroline Isabel aged 22 fundholder born London. In 1861 he was living with three servants at 61 Montpelier Road Brighton, where he died 27/4/1869 leaving under £5000: his executors included his widow Marian Sarah Laing and sister-in-law Mary Elizabeth Laing of Primrose Hill.

  2. John Laing married Lydia Whiteford Bailey 06/01/1827 in Horton, Buckinghamshire. Caroline Isabella Laing, daughter of John Laing and his wife Lydia Whitefoord Laing, abode Baker Street, baptised 17/07/1828 in Marylebone. The John Laing trustee of Samuel Francis was of Portman Square, Baker Street.


T71/869 St George no. 307 Henry Lord Garrigues Attorney of Robert Holder and John Lang [sic]. Regd 1832 by John Fowles atty to Robert Holden & John Laing esq.

  1. 1851 and 1861 censuses online; National Probate Calendar 1869.

  2., England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973 [database online];, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online].

We are grateful to Tim Sargeant for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

(1) Lydia Whiteford or Whitefoord Bailey (2) Mary Ann or Marian Sarah Turrell
Caroline Isabella (1828-)

Associated Claims (1)

£1,164 13s 3d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Possibly co-trustee rather than co-owner

Relationships (2)

Notes →
Online genealogical sources connect John Laing (d. 1869) as the brother of Rev. David Laing. This is supported by the appearance in the probate record for John Laing (d. 1869) of his sister-in-law...
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Addresses (2)

56 Montagu Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
61 Montpelier Road, Brighton, Sussex, South-east England, England