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John Laing                                           1755-
John was born on 16 May 1755, the son of James Laing and Sophia Lundy, at Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland. He migrated to Sunderland from the Fifeshire village of Pittenweem, and commenced business with his son David on the north-west corner of the North Sands. His younger brother Philip arrived in 1792, and joined the business in 1793. David died in 1796. John and Philip remained in business together until 1818, the year of the move to the Deptford yard

Isabella ?              
I have no information on this Isabella.
I have identified the following children.
  Philip Kennedy Born 3 May 1797   Sunderland Married Margaret Shaftoe

Birth of Parents
John Laing b: 16 May 1755  c: 18 May 1754             Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland
son of James Laing and Sophia Lundy

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John Laing
Isabella ?

Philip Kennedy Laing b: 3 May 1797  c: 12 May 1797             North Bridge Presbyterian, Sunderland
son of John Laing and Isabella ?

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Isabella (?) Laing No Data

SPECIAL THANKS  to Ruth Ledger, of Gisborne, New Zealand, a descendant of John Laing (1755-), for many of the details provided above.